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Songmakers Australia: The Beautiful Miller’s Daughter

July 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrating 200 years of Die Schöne Müllerin.

Unique in the musical landscape of Australia, Songmakers Australia brings together some of the country’s leading singers and instrumentalists in a diverse repertoire comprising some of the pinnacles of all chamber music.

Under the artistic patronage of Graham Johnson, pianist Andrea Katz teams with soprano Merlyn Quaife, mezzosoprano Christina Wilson, tenor Brenton Spiteri and bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos in inspired programs that feature a dynamic interplay of song and chamber music.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates 200 years of Die schöne Müllerin (The Fair Maid of the Mill), a song cycle based on 20 poems written by Wilhem Müller.

‘I feel myself to be the most unhappy and wretched creature in the world. Imagine a man whose health will never be right again, and who in sheer despair over this ever makes things worse and worse, instead of better; imagine a man, I say, whose most brilliant hopes have perished, to whom the happiness of love and friendship have nothing to offer but pain… My peace is gone, my heart is sore, I shall find it never and nevermore… I may well sing now, for each night, on retiring to bed, I hope I may not wake again…’ With these poignant words Schubert described his state of mind after writing Die schöne Müllerin.

Wednesday 19 July 2023 6pm; MRC, Primrose Potter Salon;  Duration: 1 hour (no interval)

Tickets: Standard $37 ($30 Concession)


July 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Melbourne Recital Centre Primrose Potter Salon Salon
31 Sturt St
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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