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Wednesday 26 July 2023 at 11.30am
Melbourne Recital Centre

Throughout history composers have drawn on the past to find a new way forward. In this concert Nicholas Bochner will explore the parallel worlds and works of early 20th C English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and Melbourne’s own Mary Finsterer.

Both composers have drawn on the aesthetics and the sonorities of the music of the Renaissance to craft a unique voice in a time of great social and artistic upheaval.

Students will gain insights that lead to an understanding of two important works, as well as tools to interpret composition more generally.


Christopher Moore conductor
Nicholas Bochner


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mary Finsterer Lumen

Duration: approx. 50 minutes

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2023 Victoria Government Education 600

The creation of this concert’s digital learning resources is supported by the Department of Education, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

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