V: An Orchestral Fanfare
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16
Symphony No. 9, Op 95 - From the New World
One of Australia’s most celebrated composers, Carl Vine’s V (vee) refers to the Roman numeral, hence the five-minute duration of this short orchestral fanfare.
Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor is one of the most frequently performed and loved piano concertos, combining both classical and folk music traditions. Only aged 25 at the time of composition, Grieg exhibited a degree of maturity in his handling of the concerto form.
Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony evokes imagery of his journey to the United States, a period where he fast became one of the superstars of Romantic music. The expansive masterpiece is inflected with African-American spirituals, beautiful melodies illustrating both his longing for home and experience of the new.