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Romance and Revolution

Conductor Alondra de la Parra
Soloist Paul Lewis, Piano

Vine V – An Orchestral Fanfare
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G
Prokofiev Symphony No.5 in B flat

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What do you call a piece that only runs five minutes? Australian composer Carl Vine decided a short work deserved a short title and called it simply V (for the Roman numeral!).

‘I wanted to sing of the free, happy man, his mighty power, his chivalry and purity of spirit,’ said Prokofiev about his searching Fifth Symphony which overflows with persuasive charm. Yet it’s also witty, edgy and contrarian, with exquisite melodies. Melting emotion lies at the heart of Beethoven’s Concerto. Far from the feisty keyboard style for which the composer was famed, this subdued work requires finesse and grace. Its gentle triumph broke new ground, which could explain its cool reception. Performed twice in the composer’s lifetime, it garnered extensive acclaim when championed by Mendelssohn in 1836. 


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Biographies

Music Director

Alondra de la Parra: Music Director

Alondra de la Parra has gained widespread attention for her spellbinding and vibrant performances, and her commitment to Latin American composers. She frequently works with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras including Orchestre de...
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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 2019

Paul Lewis: Artist-in-Residence

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his...
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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Music Director is proudly supported by Tim Fairfax AC

The Artist-in-Residence program is supported by The University of Queensland

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Festival