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Tradies and Artists

Conductor Dane Lam
Host Guy Noble

Lortzing Overture from Zar und Zimmermann (Tsar and Carpenter)
Weber Overture from Der Freischütz Op.77, J277
Wagner Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg WWV96
Mussorgsky The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition

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It turns out great music can be inspired by all sorts of things – including tradesmen and trade guilds.

For example Zar und Zimmermann, Tsar and Carpenter, is a comic opera set in shipyards. Max, the hero of Weber’s Der Freischütz is a forester and marksmen.

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger features the 16th century Meistersinger (Master Singers) guild, an association of amateur artists who are master craftsmen.

By contrast, The Great Gate of Kiev was written about looking at a painting by Hartmann. So who knows where inspiration can strike!

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Dane Lam

Dane Lam is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China's Xi'an Symphony Orchestra. Acclaimed by Limelight Magazine as “one of the most talented young conductors Australia has produced” and Manchester Evening News as “a master...
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Guy Noble

Guy Noble has had a long association with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, having first worked with the Orchestra in 1994. He has been host of the Music on Sundays series since 2005 and conducted the orchestra...
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