Karin Schaupp & Pavel Steidl – 28 Feb

Music Viva’s 2013 concert program includes two of the world’s greatest guitarists perform together for the first time, in this striking concert experience. Australian Karin Schaupp and Czech Pavel Steidl, both equally acclaimed for their technical brilliance, bring their renowned onstage warmth and emotional expressiveness to a program of the utmost intimacy and beauty.

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Inspired by great guitar duos of the past, the music traverses a history of the guitar itself: from the delicacy of the tiny ‘Terz’ guitar, through the elegant 19th century model beloved of Paganini, and on to the modern instrument found in so many homes today.

‘Pavel has incredible technique and sophistication, but much more than that, he plays from his soul…To be really moved by someone is a whole other level,’ says Karin. The connection between the artists’ musical imaginations was obvious from the first day of rehearsals, some months before the tour. ‘It is like she is my sister,’ Pavel says happily. ‘We already thought the same way.’

Throughout the concert, Karin and Pavel share the stories and context of the music to create an entertaining, engaging and unforgettable experience.

Program

Johann Kaspar MERTZ
Am Grabe der Geliebten
Unruhe
Mazurka

Fernando SOR
L’Encouragement, op 34

Niccolò PAGANINI
Minuetto che va chiamando Dida, MS104
Valtz, MS84

Franz SCHUBERT
Selections from from String Quartet no 9 in G minor, D173
(arranged by Julian Bream for two guitars, c 1983)

Enrique GRANADOS
Selections from Spanish Dances, op 37

Isaac ALBÉNIZ
Torre Bermeja from 12 Piezas Caractéristicas, op 92

Ross EDWARDS
Djanaba (1997)

Leoš JANÁCEK
The barn owl has not flown away from On an Overgrown Path (1901)

Phillip HOUGHTON
Brolga (1994)

Radamés GNATTALI
Chiquinha Gonzaga (Corta Jaca) from Suite Retratos (1956, arranged for two guitars 1981)

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