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Leigh Harrold

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Leigh Harrold held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: The domestic sublime : song-cycle for soprano and piano by Katy Abbott Kvasnica, from the CD domestic sublime

Articles by and about Leigh Harrold

The legacy of a moonstruck clown by Leigh Harrold

The passing of time has simply refused to blunt the visceral impact of Pierrot Lunaire. Arnold Schoenberg’s not-quite-sane settings of German versions of French poems declaimed by an Italian clown continue to send ripples and shivers through the arteries of contemporary music. The work exerts an influence over new Western art music from which today’s performers and composers are never really free...

Reflections of a trapped, rewired pianist by Leigh Harrold

In May 2008, approximately 1000 Zimbabweans made the pilgrimage to the town of Bulawayo for a rare performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Many had travelled several hundred kilometres for the privilege... This, seemingly, has little to do with a phone call I received two months ago, asking if I would be involved in an Australian staging of Allora and Calzadilla’s Stop, Repair, Prepare…: Variations on Ode to Joy for a prepared piano.

CDs, Books and Kits featuring Leigh Harrold

CD: Flute perspectives / Derek Jones, Leigh Harrold.

World premieres given by Leigh Harrold

3 laments : for solo piano by John Polglase

Song of the goldfields : for soprano, violoncello and piano by Ann Carr-Boyd— 9 Nov 13 (Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC)

Every sunrise (solo piano) by Quentin Grant— 4 Nov 13 (Elder Hall, Adelaide University)

Studies in odd times (solo piano) by Anne Cawrse— 25 Jun 12 (Pilgrim Uniting Church Adelaide)

Scenes drawn from life (solo piano) by Quentin Grant— 6 Sep 11 (Pilgrim Church, Flinders St, Adelaide)

Moto perpetuo : four-hand piano by Anne Cawrse— 5 Sep 11 (Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide)

From the Spirit and the Maiden by Elena Kats-Chernin— 5 Oct 09 (Elder Conservatorium of Music, SA)

This too shall pass : soprano voice with piano by Anne Cawrse— 27 Jul 09 (Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide)

Rilke songs : for high voice and piano by Quentin Grant— 27 Jul 09 (Pilgrim Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide)

The path to the red heart : piano, string quartet and double bass by Quentin Grant— 20 Nov 06 (Pilgrim Church, Adelaide)

Introduction, theme and variations : after Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 by Anne Cawrse— Oct 04 (Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide)

Angels : for solo piano by Quentin Grant— 17 Nov 03 (Pilgrim Church)