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Music of Don Kay

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Music of Don Kay : works for piano(s), flute, cello.

  • Published by Move Records — 2010 [MD 3345] — 1 CD (77 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-4 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 2210 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Hastings triptych (1986) three pieces for flute and piano
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay Fiona Perrin, David Bollard 15 mins, 37 sec.
Sonata for 'cello and piano (1999) for cello with piano
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay Christian Wojtowicz, David Bollard 21 mins, 24 sec.
Scherzando (1979) for piano duo
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay David Bollard, Michael Kieran Harvey 4 mins, 46 sec.
Sonata 2 for piano (2007) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay David Bollard 15 mins, 42 sec.
Sonata 3 for piano (2007) capsules
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay Michael Kieran Harvey 12 mins, 45 sec.
Sonata 4 for piano (2007) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania, on 19 Oct 07.
Don Kay Michael Kieran Harvey 6 mins, 9 sec.

Product details

For too long Kay has been under-rated and rather marginalised as 'a Tasmanian composer', as if being associated with the island state somehow automatically conveys a sense of second-class citizenship.

To be sure, he was born there and has spent all but 15 of his 77 years living and working there; yet not only has he produced an enviable output of works encompassing all the principal media - three symphonies, four concertos, two one-act operas, six string quartets, choral works, song cycles, chamber music, solo piano works, music for theatre and film - but also it is precisely because of his constant exposure and profound response to the Tasmanian environment that he has been able to achieve a sonic and emotional distinctiveness in his music.

Of the six works, four have been composed for the performers on this CD, including the three piano sonatas, which receive their premiere performances.

Duration: 77 min.

Liner notes include programme notes, and biographical notes on the composer and performers.


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