Twilight Notes – “Handwork” at QPAC Brisbane

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Handwork by Sonya and Lisa

Sonya Lifschitz and Lisa Moore, pianos


Hallelujah Junction (1996) by John Adams (b.1947)

Handwork (2014) by Martin Bresnick (b.1946)

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (1741) by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)  arr. S. Emmerson

Virtuosi maverick Australian pianists join forces to present Handwork – a powerhouse journey on two grand pianos with masterful music by J.S. Bach, Martin Bresnick and John Adams. Hear the infamous Bach Goldberg Variations afresh, with it’s intricate ingenuity in luminous clarity as this duo team builds a kaleidoscopic tapestry of color, rhythm and touch. Paired with bold, new American music – Martin Bresnick’s mysteriously evocative Handwork and John Adams’ jazz-infused Hallelujah Junction – Sonya and Lisa portray an electrifying and generous musical dialogue with explosive, sonic resonance.

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