12 June - 20 August 2017
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: II – Larghetto
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5: II – Adagio un poco mosso
CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27, No.2
GRIEG Holberg Suite: I – Präludium
ARVO PÄRT Für Alina
SCULTHORPE String Sonata No.1: IV – Chorale
RICHARD TOGNETTI Original Composition
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor, RV580
VIVALDI Winter, RV297: I - Allegro non molto
VIVALDI Summer, RV315: III – Presto
Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Jennifer Peedom Director
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Tamara-Anne Cislowska Piano
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Produced by Stranger Than Fiction Films, in association with Camp 4 Collective and Sherpas Cinema.
Introducing Mountain – an epic cinematic and musical collaboration
between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom.
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?
Shot by the world’s leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. At these events the ACO will perform live with the film.
Throughout production, Richard Tognetti worked with Jennifer Peedom to assemble a stunning soundscape to mirror the serenity, magnitude and terror of the landscapes filmed, with works by Chopin, Grieg, Vivaldi, Corelli, Beethoven and new works by Richard himself.
Mountain is a unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited and none have seen in quite this way.
Presented in partnership with Sydney Film Festival.