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Tender earth

CD

Tender earth : Australian music for piano / Simon Tedeschi.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2014 [4810960] — 1 CD (65 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2537 — 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
Preludes for piano, Book II (2005) piano solo — Barcarolle
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mark Isaacs Simon Tedeschi 4 mins, 32 sec.
Preludes for piano, Book II (2005) piano solo — Nocturne
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mark Isaacs Simon Tedeschi 3 mins, 26 sec.
Preludes for piano, Book II (2005) piano solo — Waltz
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mark Isaacs Simon Tedeschi 3 mins, 1 sec.
Preludes for piano, Book I (1986) — solo piano — Have one more
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mark Isaacs Simon Tedeschi 4 mins, 49 sec.
Preludes for piano, Book I (1986) — solo piano — Tender Earth
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mark Isaacs Simon Tedeschi 4 mins, 6 sec.
Closet in the skeleton — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mike Nock Simon Tedeschi 2 mins, 47 sec.
Morning reverie — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mike Nock Simon Tedeschi 3 mins, 18 sec.
Wanaka dreaming — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jul 09.
Mike Nock Simon Tedeschi 4 mins, 42 sec.

Also includes: Evanshually / Evan Lohning -- Prepare to be / Bill Risby -- A natural sequence / Kevin Hunt.

Product details

Following his acclaimed recordings of George Gershwin for ABC Classics, the brilliant pianist Simon Tedeschi returns with an inspiring disc of music by contemporary Australian composers.

Renowned as a pianist of rare insight and virtuosity, Tedeschi is at home in all kinds of repertoire - from the great Romantic masterpieces to jazz improvisation. His versatility is well suited to the music on this recording, which defies definition and is by turns intricate and grand, thrillingly disorienting and gloriously melodic.

The recording opens with Mark Isaacs' seductive and sumptuous Barcarolle, recalling the beauty and elegance of Chopin; it closes with Kevin Hunt's A Natural Sequence, a rich blend of musical influences ranging from Keith Jarrett to Ravel, Messiaen and the blues. Between, four Australian composers showcase a vibrant palette of musical colours and styles.

"The composers that are featured on this album have been hand picked by me for a reason," say Tedeschi. "In my mind, they are at the zenith of composition in Australia. You'll notice that they're all jazzers - this is no accident. Maybe at one point, classical music was ahead of the curve conceptually - Prokofiev thought up chords that Herbie Hancock would rediscover 50 years later. But here, in Australia, it can also be argued that the opposite is true. Jazz, an art music for many decades, has produced some of our country's finest musical auteurs".

Duration: 65 min.

Liner notes include program notes.


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