Nicolas Altstaedt & Aleksandar Madzar

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Nicolas Altstaedt & Aleksandar Madzar

Two brilliant adventurers set out across an enthralling musical landscape when Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar step onto the stage. This is how great artists play: with imagination, with attention to style, with flexibility of technique, and above all a great sense of being in love with the music.

The tour repertoire chosen by this intrepid duo offers a delicious survey of cello sonatas including Brahms’s second sonata, the earliest music on the program and Debussy’s Cello Sonata; its satisfied composer mused on the ‘power of the right chord in the right place’. Nadia Boulanger’s Three Pieces give a tantalising, attractive glimpse of a composer more renowned for teaching. Possibly the only well-known American not to study with her was Samuel Barber, whose Sonata cellists love to play because ‘it lets the cello sing.’ Shostakovich’s Sonata was composed after he had broken up with his wife but before he married her again, which perhaps explains its extraordinary emotional journey. And a little homage to Shostakovich sneaks its way into the Sonata by Britten. Taking us up to the present day is a new work from a young Australian composer, who happens to be a cellist as well: Adelaide’s Jakub Jankowski.

PROGRAM ONE (MONDAY)

Debussy Cello Sonata
Boulanger Three Pieces for cello and piano
Barber Cello Sonata, Op.6
Jankowski New Work (World Premiere)*
Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op.40

PROGRAM TWO (SATURDAY)

Debussy Cello Sonata
Boulanger Three Pieces for cello and piano
Britten Cello Sonata, Op.65
Jankowski New Work (World Premiere)*
Brahms Cello Sonata No.2, Op.99

*This commission is supported by the Australian Executor Trustees Community Program and Adelaide Commissioning Circle

ARTISTS

Nicolas Altstaedt cello
Aleksandar Madžar piano

Ticket Info

A RESERVE

Standard $111
Concession $97
City Recital Hall Member $99.90
Group (10+) $99.90
Under 30 $30

B RESERVE

Standard $78
Concession $68
City Recital Hall Member $70.20
Group (10+) $70.20
Under 30 $30

C RESERVE

Standard $52
Concession $45
City Recital Hall Member $46.80
Group (10+) $46.80
Under 30 $30

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There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

Details are accurate at time of publication

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Performance Dates & Times

Monday 11 September, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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Saturday 16 September, 2017
2:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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