The Lark Ascending with Anthony Marwood
One of the planet’s greatest violinists, Anthony Marwood, returns to ANAM to lead an exceptional program for strings.
The concert includes one of the world’s favourite pieces of classical music, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
Soviet composer Raskatov’s bitter-sweet homage to Mozart is a spellbinding delight, and a complement to Stravinsky’s tribute to Tchaikovsky – the divertimento drawn from his ballet score The Fairy’s Kiss.
If you are not familiar with the Two pieces for string octet by the young Shostakovich – he wrote them in his teens – they are an amazing discovery in their dramatic contrast of wistfulness and manic energy.