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Joy and creativity can’t be held down forever, especially when we can draw from music, art and each other to overcome hardship and start again.
Estonian Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed and influential living composers and his music serves as an antidote to modern times. Written while Estonia was under Soviet-control, his ‘Tabula Rasa’ strives to break free and start afresh from a clean slate, achieving spirituality and independence.
Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor is a lament for victims of fascism and war, but also an act of self-reflection. Moving through elegy and brutal force into acceptance and farewell, it reminds us once more that creativity, art and music do prevail.
ARVO PÄRT ‘Tabula Rasa’
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Barshai) Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a
Richard Tognetti – Director & Violin
Satu Vänskä – Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra