Trumpet Concerto – Australian Premier
A Somerset Rhapsody
Waltz from ‘Symphonic Dances’
Piazzolla’s oeuvre revolutionised the traditional and conservative tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. In Tangazo, Piazzolla’s trademark string scrapes and glissandi gives the dance an air of erotic menace.
Liebermann’s Trumpet Concerto (an Australian premiere), is a masterful work of neo-romanticism that balances bravura and gorgeous musical ideas. Hummel, a student of Mozart, takes the modified trumpet on a journey of idiomatic figuration and harmonic adventure.
A Somerset Rhapsody conjures up images of a pastoral country becoming filled with human activities and Rachmaninov’s Waltz, from his Symphonic Dances sets a decidedly nocturnal scene, but with a sense of fantasy.