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Program note: Peter Sculthorpe's "Mangrove"

  • by Gordon Kerry
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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Peter Sculthorpe
(born 1929)

Strolling with his mother in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens at the age of nine, Peter Sculthorpe met the composer Percy Grainger, and told Grainger that he intended to be a composer too. 'My boy', Grainger exclaimed, 'you must look north, to the islands!'

Grainger's advice was sound, Sculthorpe clearly took it to heart. Much of his music has resulted from an interest in the music of Australia's neighbours, as well as from the impulse ...


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