Australian Chamber Orchestra releases Indies & Idols
Indies and Idols is a mind-bending, ear-twisting, richly rewarding musical experience like few others.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra is, by any standards, one of the wonders of the musical world, famous for its dynamic, wide-reaching programs that explore the links between old and new worlds. With Indies & Idols, the ACO takes us on a rapturous ride through the music of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, performed alongside the sources of their inspiration: the 20th-century Polish musical geniuses Witold Lutosławski and Krzysztof Penderecki.
Responding to a century of turmoil and innovation, some of it incredible, much of it terrible beyond words, these composers came to question the very nature of music itself, moving beyond the accepted limits of harmony and sonority yet also drawing on the melodic clarity and beauty of folk music.
Indies & Idols is a program about musical inheritance, inheritance over time and across boundaries that may be more porous than they first appear.
WITOLD LUTOSŁAWSKI Overture for Strings
BRYCE DESSNER Réponse Lutosławski
III. Des Traces
IV. Warsaw Canon
SUFJAN STEVENS arr. MICHAEL ATKINSON Suite from Run Rabbit Run
I. Year of the Ox
II. Enjoy Your Rabbit
III. Year of Our Lord
IV. Year of the Boar
KRYZSTOF PENDERECKI Three Pieces in Baroque Style: I. Aria
KRYZSTOF PENDERECKI String Quartet No. 1
JONNY GREENWOOD Suite from There Will Be Blood
I. Open Spaces
II. Future Markets
III. HW / Hope of New Fields
IV. Proven Lands
V. Prospector's Quartet
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director & Lead Violin
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