Manuel de Falla: Canciones Populares Espanolas
Philip Houghton: From the Dreaming
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Maurice Ravel: Habanera
Heitor Villa Lobos: Two pieces
Toru Takemitsu: Towards the Sea, for alto flute and guitar
Robert Beaser: Mountain Songs
Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango
Flautist Bronte Hudnott and classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev present a programme of original and transcribed music from around the globe. Born in Moscow and raised in Australia, Andrey is one of the most successful upcoming guitarists of his generation, while Bronte performs regularly as guest principal flute with the Philharmonia and Halle orchestras.
Falla’s Canciones Populares Espanolas are regarded as gems of the Spanish repertoire, infusing traditional song with the composer’s own pallet of colour drawn from flamenco and European impressionism. In From the Dreaming, Philip Houghton evokes his impression of the Australian outback, written while laying a gas pipeline in the desert.
By contrast, The Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos spent over twenty years of his life studying and working in Paris, blending music of his home with inspiration from the French impressionists and European traditions.Takemitsu’s Towards the Sea is a towering work in the Japanese composer’s output: mystical and evocative, while Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs is the composer’s nod to the native music of the Appalachians.
To finish this eclectic and engaging programme Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango charts the development of tango from the bordelos of Buenos Aires to the concert hall.
With kind support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust