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Jayson Gillham in Recital

Sunday 19 September, 2021
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, 2pm

Jayson Gillham Piano

Nikolai MEDTNER 8 Stimmungsbilder, op. 1: 1. Prologue: Andante cantabile, ‘The Angel’
Alexander SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, op. 30
Nigel WESTLAKE Piano Sonata No. 2
Frédéric CHOPIN Seven etudes from op. 25: No. 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12

Complimentary afternoon tea following the recital

Adult – $45
Concession – $41
Under 30 – $30

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“The sublime vastness of the heavens stirred a particular awe in the hearts of Romantics, among them Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. His poem, The Angel, is a vision of a celestial being carrying a babe to earth, borne on the wings of a perfect song. Alexander Scriabin was so moved by the night sky that he penned a lengthy poem describing the wondrous allure of a star, “Lost afar and yet distinct.”

In the program note for his second piano sonata, Nigel Westlake describes one of his approaches to composition:

“[I] imagine the performer on the concert platform, poised ready to play, then if I listen really carefully I can actually hear the piece I am about to write, or at least bits of it, in my inner ear.”

Like stargazing, there’s something powerful and effortless in this act of creative listening.”

Jayson Gillham

Image: Gerard Collett

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