"... it was the shared emotional coherence and sensitively balanced tone of their performance that really took these works to the next level."
Sydney Morning Herald
Sabin, Holst & Rimsky-Korsakov
Melbourne Chamber Players explores contemporary and 20th-century composers whose daring music is praised for capturing a national identity. A premiere of Nigel Sabin dazzles with distinctive Australianness, reflecting the idea his daring works ‘convert the enemies of contemporary music’. Phantasy by Imogen Holst swirls with lyricism amid its treasured English pastoral aesthetic, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Quintet reveals all the brilliance and playfulness of his colourful style.
Miniatures No. 8
Clarinetist Justin Beere & pianist Aidan Boase give the world premiere of Lockdown Miniatures No. 8 for clarinet & piano by acclaimed Australian composer and clarinetist, Paul Dean. Inspired by the news and events of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dean’s evocative miniatures journal his daily reflections, shining a light on the roller-coaster of emotions induced by isolation, devastation and the somewhat humorous happenings of lockdown. This album features 7 miniatures from an extraordinary body of work, comprising of 70 miniatures that were composed in 70 days for friends and family.
"...a wonderful visual and aural masterclass on musical communication."