Spring: Lu Siqing in Recital

Details

Join Lu Siqing and students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for an intimate masterclass on Thursday 17 October, 2019.


Featuring

Lu Siqing violin
Angela Li piano

Program

Debussy Violin Sonata
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 Spring
Lei Zhenbang Why Are the Flowers So Red
Han Kun Sha Pastoral
Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
Svendsen Romance, Op.26
de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op.20

About the performance

Adored by tens of millions of fans, Chinese superstar violinist Lu Siqing returns to Melbourne for a special one-night-only recital celebrating the musical magic of spring.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Soloist in Residence, Lu famously plays the ‘Miss Crespi’ 1699 Stradivarius violin and has been performing with the MSO since 2014.

The Beijing-based Lu has appeared in multiple Chinese New Year concerts in Melbourne and a sold out six-city tour of China with Sir Andrew Davis. His recent The Beauty of the Violin recording for ABC Classics with the MSO and conductor Benjamin Northey was critically acclaimed nationwide. In 2019 Lu was the soloist in MSO’s Season Opening Gala with Sir Andrew Davis and also performed at the Last Night of the Proms.

Having completed the incredible feat of a 40-city tour of China, Lu now performs a recital in the sublime acoustics of the Melbourne Recital Centre, with a program centred on the charm of spring.

For this special spring event, Lu will be joined by accomplished Melbourne-based Chinese-Australian pianist Angela Li. The program features Debussy’s joyous Sonata for Violin and Piano, the final piece the composer completed before his death in 1918. An intimately expressive work, the piece is energetic and complex – indicative of where Debussy’s compositional style was headed before his life was cut short at the age of 56.

The pair also performs Beethoven’s adored Frühlingssonate (Spring) Violin Sonata No.5 in F Major, a lyrical and peaceful work containing one of the composer’s most recognisable melodies.

Showcasing the music of his home nation, in the second half of the program Lu performs pieces by Chinese composers Lei Zhengbang and Sha Hankun. The evening also includes works by legendary 20th century violinist Fritz Kreisler, Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen and violin virtuoso favourite, the Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) by Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate.

Recognised as one of the most outstanding Chinese violinists on the global stage today, Lu has performed to great acclaim in more than 40 countries and territories with many of the world’s finest orchestras.

He has also appeared at Lincoln Centre, New York, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of incoming MSO Principal Guest Conductor for 2020, Xian Zhang.

He is currently Artistic Director of China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) May Music Festival, and the Siqing Lu Shenzhen Futian International String Festival which he founded in 2016.

Lu Siqing’s ‘Miss Crespi’ is generously loaned to him by Chinese-Australian arts philanthropist Mr David Li AM.


墨尔本交响乐团倾情呈现《春天》—— 吕思清演奏会

小提琴:吕思清
钢琴:Angela Li

演出曲目

德彪西 小提琴奏鸣曲
贝多芬 小提琴奏鸣曲 《春天》
雷振邦《花儿为什么这样红》
沙汉昆《牧歌》
克莱斯勒 《前奏与快板》
斯凡森《浪漫曲》
沙拉萨蒂《流浪者之歌》

深受万千乐迷喜爱的著名中国小提琴家吕思清将再度造访墨尔本,为大家带来一场别开生面的独奏会,庆祝春天的音乐魔力。

吕思清从2014年开始与墨尔本交响乐团一起演奏。作为墨尔本交响乐团2019年的客座小提琴独奏家,吕思清将使用世界名琴“克莉斯比小姐(Miss Crespi)”。该小提琴由制琴名匠斯特拉迪瓦里(Stradivarius)于1699年制作。

现居北京的吕思清曾在墨尔本多个春节音乐会上演奏,并与安德鲁·戴维斯爵士(Sir Andrew Davis)一起在中国六个城市开展了巡回演出,场场座无虚席。吕思清近期与墨尔本交响乐团以及指挥家本杰明·诺斯(Benjamin Northey)为澳大利亚广播公司经典作品节目录制的《小提琴之美》在澳大利亚国内广受好评。在2019年,吕思清作为小提琴独奏家携手安德鲁·戴维斯爵士在墨尔本交响乐团的开年音乐会上奉上了精彩演出。同年,吕思清还在逍遥音乐节终场之夜里大放异彩。

完成了中国40城巡回演奏的非凡之行后,吕思清将在音响效果超群的墨尔本演奏中心献上独奏,曲目将以春天的魅力为中心。

吕思清将与现居墨尔本的优秀华裔澳大利亚钢琴家Angela Li 一同献演这一场独特的春季演奏会。德彪西创作的节奏欢快的《小提琴与钢琴奏鸣曲》是此次演奏会的特色曲目,也是该作曲家在1918年逝世前完成的最后一首曲子。这是一部极富艺术表现力的作品,活力四射、层次分明并且情感细腻,反映了德彪西56岁逝世之前的创作风格。

两人还将演奏广受喜爱的贝多芬F大调第五小提琴奏鸣曲(《春天》),这是一部抒情、平和的作品,并且该曲所含的旋律是贝多芬创作的最著名的旋律之一。

吕思清在演奏会的后半部分将展示他的祖国的音乐,演奏中国作曲家雷振邦和沙汉昆的作品。除此以外,吕思清当晚还将呈现20世纪传奇小提琴家弗里茨·克莱斯勒和挪威作曲家约翰·斯凡森的作品,并演奏小提琴大师至爱的作品——《流浪者之歌》。该曲由西班牙作曲家巴布罗·沙拉萨蒂创作。

吕思清是公认的当今全球舞台上最杰出的中国小提琴家之一,在40多个国家和地区与众多世界顶尖交响乐团一起演奏,赢得了广泛赞誉。
吕思清曾和新泽西交响乐团一起在纽约林肯中心演出,该场演出的指挥是将于2020年担任墨尔本交响乐团首席客座指挥的张弦。

吕思清目前是中国国家大剧院五月音乐节以及吕思清深圳福田国际弦乐艺术周的艺术总监,后者由他于2016年创办。

吕思清届时将使用的“克莉斯比小姐”小提琴由澳大利亚华裔慈善家兼澳大利亚勋章获得者David Li先生慷慨借出。

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