The Guru: At Home With PGH
Reminiscences in words and music about Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 - 1990)
All dimensions of this week’s concerts inhabit the life, music and legends surrounding Peggy Glanville-Hicks (‘PGH” she styled herself to avoid being pigeon-holed as ‘a female composer’).
Born in Melbourne in 1912, her life encompasses London, New York, Greece and, finally, Sydney. The first of her four operas, THE TRANSPOSED HEADS, is her response to Indian solutions for ‘solving the crisis in Western music’. Music by her American friends, Lou Harrison and Paul Bowles, accompany PGH on her panoramic life-journey.
In her centenary year, her close friends Ross Edwards and Vincent Plush recall that life, as rich in legend and anecdote as the sources it drew from across the cultures of the world.
Ross Edwards & Vincent Plush recall PGH with slides, films and recordings
Featured non-Australian music: Lou Harrison, Paul Bowles
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- Performer Conservatorium New Music Ensemble
- Performer Vanessa Tomlinson
- Performer Greta Bradman
- Music of Peggy Glanville-Hicks
- Performer Gregory Massingham
- Performer Alex Ranieri
- Performer Stephen Emmerson
- Performer Patricia Rozario
- Performer Sebastien Lipman
- Performer Hannah Reardon-Smith
- Performer Angus Wilson
- Performer Michele Walsh
- Performer Chris Bradley Singers
- Performer Fay Lin
- Conductor Chris Bradley
- Performer Ramli Ibrahim
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