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Local Heroes: Let Me Die Before I Wake

Monday 16 April, 2018
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

We are all by nature fascinated by mortality—composers are no exception.

In their ruminations on life and death, many have turned to the very thing that keeps us alive: our breath. Join Arcadia Winds as they breathe life into Janáček’s fond reflections on his youth and Ravel’s poignant tribute to his friends killed in war. Breathe with them as they sing Vask’s heartbreaking homage to a colleague taken too soon, and as Sciarrino turns the clarinet into a living, breathing creature of its own.

Pēteris Vasks | Music for a Deceased Friend
Maurice Ravel | Le Tombeau de Couperin
Salvatore Sciarrino | Let Me Die Before I Wake
Leoš Janáček | Mládí