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Alex Raineri Curates a Fellowship Concert at ANAM

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pianist Alex Raineri, who formed part of the winning pair of the 2014 Mietta Song Competition, is curating a concert program as part of a fellowship at ANAM. His upcoming recital, to take place on Friday the 6th of May, will feature a collection of works for piano, string quartet and soprano.

This concert features a broad range of repertoire ranging from the sweeping romanticism of Mahler’s early one movement Piano Quartet (1876), to Charles Ives’ absurd miniature, Aeschylus and Sophocles (1922) and concluding with the ever-popular Piano Quintet (1842) by Robert Schumann.

Five songs comprise Richard Strauss’ Lieder op. 48 (1900) with texts by Bierbaum and Henckell. These are fascinating and wondrous pieces that explore a quasi-chromatic harmonic world akin to the operas Salome and Elektra, composed only a few years later. This arrangement by John Rotar for soprano and piano quintet was commissioned by the Southern Cross Soloists for the 2015 Bangalow Music Festival.

Alex will be joined by a host of talented musicians including soprano Tabatha McFadyen, winner of the 2014 Mietta Song Competition.

For more information and to book please click here.