British violinist Anthony Marwood is known worldwide as an artist of exceptional expressive force. His energetic and collaborative nature places him in great demand as soloist/director with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras and ensemble. Anthony eagerly anticipates each visit he makes to ANAM (this is his fifth) and has become a dear member of the ANAM family. His love of chamber music is equal to his prowess as a concert soloist, and as we mark the half way point of Anthony’s 2017 ANAM residency, we look forward to his second concert with us – and the final concert in ANAM’s 2017 Season.
Marwood’s Beethoven, to be held at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, will see Anthony take the reigns of the ANAM Orchestra to play and lead three works inspired by the 18th century first Viennese school. Having previously led the ANAM Orchestra in performances of four of the Beethoven Symphonies, this year Anthony will showcase Beethoven’s lyrical Violin concerto in D major. Written in Vienna in 1806 for the Violinist Clement, it sunk into oblivion after its premiere and began to attract notice only a generation after his death. The first half of the concert will feature the father of the symphony and Beethoven’s teacher, Joseph Haydn with his Symphony No. 44 in E minor, the Trauer (mourning). This was also the inspiration behind Prokofiev’s first symphony, known as the Classical.
During his visit so far, Anthony has infused ANAM’s musicians with his musical intelligence and unparalleled technical mastery, providing wonderful insights in to the repertoire to be performed:
“Great composers and artists are not afraid at all of bringing wildly different elements together in art… Beethoven can be majestic and strong and powerful and radiant on the one hand and intimate and vulnerable and human and breaking a part on the other. He can be the heaven and the stars and he can be the man and the earth and he brings these elements together and as musicians performing and interpreting we have to kind of be able to embrace these different elements within ourselves and be comfortable doing that”.
ANAM Artistic Director, Nick Deutsch concludes, “2017 has been a year of exceptional music making and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate Finale! I’m looking forward to seeing you all there”.
Fri 1 December 7.30pm
PROKOFIEV Symphony no. 1 Classical
HAYDN Symphony no. 44 Trauer
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
Anthony Marwood violin/director
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Melbourne Recital Centre
Tickets Full $65 Sen $57 Conc $48
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SPECIAL REHEARSAL LIVESTREAM:
Tune in to the ANAM Facebook page on Thursday 30 November 2018 at 1pm for a sneak peek into rehearsals
And for our South Australia audience:
Anthony and our ANAM Musicians tour to UKARIA Cultural Centre with “Marwood Plays Chamber Music” on Sunday 3 December at 2.30pm. Find out more at anam.com.au