Brown & Breen – Episode 4
Episode #4: Brown & Breen
An Australian piano duo who have shared their passion for Australian music from the Sydney Opera House to the concert halls of Boston, Bonnie Brown and Louisa Breen have toured Australian piano music and worked with some of the most iconic composers of our time. They get together, from Paris and Melbourne respectively, to chat about the challenges of piano performance, their love for Australian music, and their latest projects in this interview with Teddy Darling.
Join Bonnie, Louisa and Teddy live for the musical sequel to this interview with a full-length feature broadcast of piano music by Brown & Breen on Melbourne in Concert at pm on Sunday 6 December only on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.
Coming up next in the Musicmakers series, Teddy Darling meets 15-year old violinist Jamie Miles – the first in a two-part episode special covering Jamie and Charlotte Miles unpacking the challenges and opportunities of being you musicmakers and a performance duo.
Bonnie’s music recommendations:
Heitor Villa Labos – Prolez de Beb, Brazilian Ciclo Ginastera (Argentina) – First Piano Sonata , 3 Argentinian Dances Lorenzo-Fernandez
Louisa’s music recommendations:
Hugo Wolff (song composer) – Merike Lieder, Italian Serenade for String Quartet Walzlav Martinu – Cello Sonatas and Viola Sonata Leos Jancek – Piano Works Loell Lieberman – Duo Sonatas, Gargoyles, Nocturnes
Check out the behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Peter Sculthorpe’s Island Songs for Piano Duo and Didgeridoo, in this short documentary by Ron Brown. Click HERE to view the documentary
Tune into the featured broadcast with Brown & Breen at 103.5FM, on digital or stream it live at 3mbs.org.au.Or listen to it on-demand after it airs at 3mbs.org.au.
Credits: This episode was written, hosted and produced by Teddy Darling with support from Adrian McEniert, Frank Prain, Stewart McMillan and other staff members from 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne.
This episode features the following music with the permission of the artists:
‘Island Songs’ by Peter Sculthorpe, performed by Bonnie Brown, Louisa Breen and Russell Smith (Didgeridoo)
‘Lake Dreaming’ by Ross Edward, performed by Bonnie Brown & Louisa Breen (pianos).