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Siva : Australian virtuoso piano music / Michael Kieran Harvey, Raymond Hanson, Gordon Kerry, Brendan Colbert.

  • Published by Move Records — August, 2015 [MD3397] — 1 CD (66 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 2699 — Reference (not for loan) copy only


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Quicksand (2005) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Iwaki Auditorium, VIC, on 21 Aug 09.
Brendan Colbert Michael Kieran Harvey 9 mins, 35 sec.
Shiva, the auspicious one (2012) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studios, Melbourne, on Dec 14.
Helen Gifford Michael Kieran Harvey 7 mins, 1 sec.
Piano sonata, op. 12 (1963) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studios, Melbourne, on Dec 14.
Raymond Hanson Michael Kieran Harvey 17 mins, 51 sec.
Untitled (moths) (2014) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on Dec 14.
Neil Kelly Michael Kieran Harvey 13 mins, 12 sec.
Piano sonata (1997) — solo piano
Gordon Kerry Michael Kieran Harvey 16 mins, 52 sec.

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Michael Kieran Harvey plays Australian masterworks for piano of the last fifty years. The composers represented on this great recording include Raymond Hanson, Gordon Kerry, Brendan Colbert, Helen Gifford and Neil Kelly.

This CD juxtaposes numerous currents and shockwaves emanating from Europe that have played out in Australian composition over the last sixty years or so. The search for a grand unifying structure seems to link all of these works, which are nevertheless diverse in compositional approach. All the works refer to a specific device or code that is reinterpreted and developed from an Australian perspective.

Duration: 66 min.

Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes on the composers and performer.

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