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Sally Walker in Recital

Sunday 7 November, 2021
Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia, 2pm

Sally Walker Flute
CSO Chamber Players

Johann Joachim QUANTZ Quartet in E minor QV4:0, no. 2
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Quartet in G, K. 285
Luigi BOCCHERINI Quintet in E, op. 17, no. 6, G. 424
Elena KATS-CHERNIN AO Moondust*
Franz DANZI Quintet in B minor, op. 50, no. 2

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances in the ACT, the CSO has made the difficult decision to cancel this concert.

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This recital was programmed amidst COVID-19 isolation, where the elegance, poise and clear architectural shapes of classical works offered reassurance in the dance with uncertainty.

“The conversational nature of this exquisite chamber music represents what was so desperately lacking in solitary months as well as the joyous anticipation of the reclaiming of the live audience–performer synthesis.

“We explore the transformation of composition for flute and strings over a four-hundred-year period by five composers: Quantz, Boccherini, Mozart, Danzi and Kats-Chernin, with beloved and rediscovered works dating from the 1600s to the present day.

“The exciting unearthing of six quartets by renowned flute pedagogue Johann Joachim Quantz, abducted from the Sing Akademie in Berlin and discovered in Kiev after a long migration, reminds us that music history is somehow alive; new discoveries bring the musical sleuth closer to the musical scribe.

“More than two centuries later, the premiere of an especially arranged version of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Moondust brings Canberra into the program. I commissioned this reverie to be dedicated to the memory of the late Dr Phillip Spradbery. A renowned entomologist, CSIRO scientist and passionate concert attendee, he was often seen in the front row of Llewellyn Hall.”

Sally Walker

* Commissioned by Sally Walker in 2019 in memory of the late Dr Phillip Spradbery

Image: Keith Saunders