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Dvořák & Bartók

23 September, 2021

Colourful and surprising. This music by Dvořák and Bartók showcases the immense diversity of sound and expression that the instruments of the orchestra have to offer.

Premieres on this page: 23 September 2021, 7:30pm AEST
On Demand from: 23 September 2021

Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds creates a rich and full sound with only a small ensemble of musicians. This loving tribute to the Czech tradition of woodwind playing is warm-hearted, cheerful music.

Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is one of his greatest creations. Its eerie, otherworldly aspects were used to great effect in the films The Shining and Being John Malkovich. Its central movement is a marvellously spooky nocturne, with the calls of strange night-birds; but its finale brings us into the sun with guitar-like strings and irrepressible timpani.


DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds in D Minor
BARTÓK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta



A Sneak Peek of Dvořák & Bartók with Matthew Coorey

Our final digital concert in this mini-series lands on your screens Thursday evening! Conductor Matthew Coorey shares his insights on the colourful and surprising program.

Presenting Partner

Credit Suisse