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Orchestral works

CD

Orchestral works / Andrew Schultz ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra ; Richard Mills, conductor.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2011 [4764519] — 1 CD (68 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2211 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Endling, op. 72 (2007) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on Dec 08.
Andrew Schultz Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 14 mins, 58 sec.
Once upon a time, op. 70 (2008) for reduced orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, on Dec 08.
Andrew Schultz Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 18 mins, 55 sec.
Violin concerto, op. 55 (1996) — violin with full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on Dec 08.
First performance of the revised work.
Andrew Schultz Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Pike, Richard Mills 33 mins, 58 sec.

Product details

Opening a door on an orchestra playing is, to composer Andrew Schultz, a step into a magical realm. A world in which fantastic and endless possibilities are at work just as much as in the enchanted forests of fairy tales. This landmark Australian recording, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Richard Mills, captures such a world.

Beginning with a commissioned work by Symphony Australia for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Endling describes the 'last surviving individual of a species or plant' and the feeling of immense regret and sorrow about all that has been lost from the face of the earth. The theme of nature and the spirit of imagination continues in Violin Concerto, featuring internationally-renowned English violinist Jennifer Pike, as Schultz dreams of superb natural settings and the sounds of echoed music and voices across lakes, forests and mountains. Stories - abstract or simple, familiar or unknown - are told in Once Upon A Time. Dreams unfold and are crushed, characters ridiculous and sublime strut the stage, the tragic and the bizarre are juxtaposed, and the heroic and the desolate stand together. And all of this in a language that is ineffable and mysterious yet absolutely powerful and direct. The story is different for every pair of ears that hears this album.

Duration: 68 min.

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


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