Musica Viva recitals in Australia
In the second half of February, Garrick Ohlsson collaborates with Musica Viva, the largest presenter of chamber music in the world, playing recitals all over Australia.
Program One, which Mr. Ohlsson presents in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Weekday, Perth, and Sydney, opens with the engaging work Beethoven regarded as the best of his own early sonatas, followed by Prokofiev’s gripping first ‘War’ Sonata. Program Two, which will be performed in Canberra, Melbourne Weekend, Newcastle, and Sydney, highlights Brahms. Clara Schumann, the finest pianist of her age, called his late pieces ‘a true source of enjoyment, everything, poetry, passion, rapture, intimacy, full of the most marvellous effects’, and she wasn’t over-stating it. The second half of each program is all Chopin, a composer dear to Ohlsson’s heart. He remains the only American to have won the Chopin Competition.
The dates and locations for all recitals are listed below.