“Beautifully lyrical music….” MONA FOMA Michael Lampard, baritone Karen Smithies, piano Jo St. Leon, viola Baha’i Centre, Hobart The great Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was also a poet of note. His poetry, highly personal and biographical, was the inspiration for the three composers represented in this recital. Dmitri Shostakovich composed “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1975)” in the last year of his life. This is tough but ultimately rewarding music, full of anger and foreboding. Michael Lampard exhibited a
Check out Matthew Dewey’s new album Echoes featuring the The Russian Philharmonic conducted by Alexey Osetrov perform two orchestral works by Matthew Dewey: The dramatic Orchestral Suite No.1 is a three movement work for full orchestral that evokes both the various moods of the southern ocean and a sense of isolation; and Dewey’s Symphony No.1 (Port Arthur, 1996) for orchestral strings, which was written in response to the Port Arthur massacre of 1996, inspired by Tom Holloway’s haunting play “Beyond
Follow the link below to check out an ABC online video about Michael Lampard’s performance at MONA FOMA featuring the premiere of “Il Tempo Passa” by Matthew Dewey: “Mona Foma likes to be a festival of firsts and this year it’s featuring a world first with Michael Lampard’s performance of a special Tasmanian composition using the poetry of Renaissance artists Michelangelo.” —> Michelangelo’s poetry makes a world first at Mona Foma – ABC Hobart – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.