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Musica Viva 60th anniversary


Musica Viva 60th anniversary : selected commissions 1975-2004.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2005 [TP176] — 1 CD (75 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $23.00 (Usually ships in 1-10 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 1442 — Available for loan


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Laikan (1979) instrumental sextet
Recorded/performed at: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney, on Dec 95.
Ross Edwards Australia Ensemble, Rebecca Lagos 13 mins, 27 sec. Buy as MP3
So it does (1985) for 6 players
Recorded/performed at: Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, on Sep 89.
Mark Isaacs Australia Ensemble 13 mins, 1 sec. Buy as MP3
Sonata da camera (1991) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello
Recorded/performed at: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, on 1993.
Gordon Kerry Australia Ensemble 16 mins, 57 sec. Buy as MP3
String quartet No. 9 (1975) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: The Band Room, Victoria Barracks, Sydney
Peter Sculthorpe Goldner String Quartet 13 mins, 23 sec. Buy as MP3
String quartet no. 4 (2004) for string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Musica Viva concert at Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on 1 Dec 04.
Carl Vine Takács String Quartet 16 mins, 51 sec. Buy as MP3

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Australia Ensemble
Goldner String Quartet
Takács Quartet

This CD celebrates the achievements of Musica Viva Australia in fostering new Australian chamber music over the last 60 years. Since 1945, Music Viva has been involved in the creation of nearly 100 new works from a wide range of Australian composers in a programme that continues to develop an original body of Australian chamber music. The complete list of these works is included with the CD.

The music presented here spans a period of nearly 30 years, including the most recent - Carl Vine's String Quartet no 4. The world premiere of this exciting new work was given by the renowned Takács Quartet during their 2004 Musica Viva concert tour of Australia, with the performance on this disc being recorded by ABC Classic-FM Radio during their Hobart performance.

The other four works are performed by the Australia Ensemble and the Goldner String Quartet, and written by Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Gordon Kerry, and jazz pianist and composer Mark Isaacs. The music is wonderful and the performances are superlative.

This CD was funded by the Australia Council.

Duration: 75 min.

Liner notes include notes on Musica Viva, programme notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.

Recording level: DDD.

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