Sonatas for Strings - Australian Chamber Orchestra

Sonatas for Strings

5 December 2018


SCULTHORPE Sonata for Strings No.1
DEBUSSY (arr. Richard Tognetti) The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and The Interrupted Serenade from Preludes Book I
RAVEL (arr. Richard Tognetti) Two Hebrew Melodies
ELGAR Serenade for Strings
WALTON Sonata for Strings


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin

As Claude Debussy once surmised - "We must agree that the beauty of a work of art will always remain a mystery”. 

This program epitomises exactly that, uniting a collection of pieces that trade an explanatory narrative for a rich vein of timeless beauty.

William Walton’s Sonata for Strings is a seemingly effortless interweaving of parts, while fellow Brit, Sir Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings holds a special place in the heart of the ACO and it remains a favourite for musicians and audiences alike. 

Peter Sculthorpe’s first Sonata for Strings, Ravel’s Two Hebrew Melodies and Debussy’s The Girl with the Flaxen Hair and The Interrupted Serenade complete this musical treat.


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