Notes on a concert with the Brodsky Quartet at the
Sydney City Recital Hall, May 2016.
first half of the concert were classical pieces set to
poems by Judith Wright which had been commissioned by
the group and written by Australian composers. They were
remarkable. (Noonen's mother is soprano Maggie Noonen
and they sometimes perform together.)
loved the classical songs but I suspect many of the audience
were like my neighbours who enjoyed the post interval
Elvis Costello jazz songs better. The audience obviously
knew and loved these songs and sang along with Fragile,
the very last song of a generous two and a half hour performance.
the Judith Wright poetry compositions will be played often
and in a few years audiences will be able to sing along
to those as well.
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