The ghost of Grainger floats up from West Terrace (via mechanical piano) to set the scene for this delightful morning: twenty living fingers will tickle the goanna with some of his best-known tunes and folk-song arrangements; Berio turns folksy, too, in his most delicious and hummable score; and, to begin, the gracious, rarely heard progeny of friends Judith Wright and Margaret Sutherland.
Jack Symonds, conductor Jessica Aszodi, soprano Geoffrey Collins, flute John Gaden, poetry Jason Noble, clarinet Claire Edwardes, percussion Amanda Grigg, percussion Suzanne Handel, harp Stephanie McCallum, piano Jacob Abela, piano James Wannan, viola Blair Harris, cello Flinders Quartet
Judith Wright (1915-2000): Birds (1953)
Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984): The World and the Child (1959)
Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984): Six Songs (1950/1962)
Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Country Gardens (1908-1936)
Grainger: Harvest hymn (1932)
Grainger: The Lonely Desert-man sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes (1911-1954)
Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey (1913)
Grainger: Molly on the shore (1907)
Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Folk Songs (1964)
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.