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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | From Argentina with Love

Posted by Elsabeth Parkinson
Saturday 21st January, 2017
GINASTERA Estancia: Four Dances, Op.8a | As if being principal percussionist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra weren’t enough, Gary Wain is also a conductor and a composer — and this year, he’s one of National Music Camp’s tutors as well. He’s played Ginastera’s Estancia dances himself a number of times, and understands the challenges and delights of the work.

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | Jörg Widmann Reinterprets Beethoven

Posted by Anneliese McGee-Collett
Saturday 21st January, 2017
WIDMANN Con brio | ‘To make an air sound with a wind instrument is the most natural thing in the world,’ said composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann. ‘I go on a journey into the most remote places in terms of sound. But I don’t use electronics. So the aura of the sound is always going to be there, even with the most experimental playing techniques.’

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | British Nostalgia

Posted by Anneliese McGee-Collett
Saturday 21st January, 2017
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis | ‘People just love this work,’ says violist Patricia Pollett, ‘with its combination of the beautiful Tallis theme, the influence of Ravel and use of modal language, all tinged with a strong sense of nostalgia.’ She is discussing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis.

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AYO National Music Camp 2017 | In Conversation with Dietrich Paredes

Posted by Elsabeth Parkinson
Wednesday 18th January, 2017
Venezuelan conductor Dietrich Paredes grew up as part of a musical revolution in his homeland. One of an estimated 700,000 young musicians to join a state-subsidised music education program, he experienced orchestral music as a social development strategy. Its effectiveness has been documented in numerous international studies. The Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, nicknamed ‘El Sistema,’ is a radical approach that includes an early introduction to Russian repertoire. It was here that Dietrich first encountered Shostakovich and his remarkable Symphony No.5 in D minor.

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