The best of Peter Sculthorpe / Stuart Challender, David Porcelijn, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Synergy.
Featured Australian works
This is the first ever collection of 'greatest hits' from Australia's most famous composer. Peter Sculthorpe's Small Town, Sun Music and Earth Cry have become modern icons of Australian music.
The unmistakable voice of Peter Sculthorpe draws on the history, music, folklore and most importantly landscape of Australia and the Asia Pacific for its uniqueness and beauty.
This CD contains eleven Sculthorpe works including the touching Port Arthur: In Memoriam (1996). This generous CD which retails at a super-budget price is released to coincide with the 70th birthday celebrations of Peter Sculthorpe. Artists include The Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Tasmanian, Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Synergy, Stuart Challender, and Peter Sculthorpe himself narrating Small Town.
Duration: 70 min.
Contents note: The fifth continent : Small town -- Little serenade -- Sun music III -- 'Calmo', from Piano concerto -- Earth cry -- Djilile (for percussion ensemble) -- Awake, glad heart -- Sonata for strings No. 3 -- Child of Australia -- Advance Australia fair -- Port Arthur: in memoriam.
This product forms part of the following series: Eloquence.
Liner notes include biographical notes on composer and programme notes.
Performers: Peter Sculthorpe (speaker: Small town) ; Joseph Ortuso (oboe: Small town) ; Bruce Lamont (trumpet: Small town) ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Small town, Little serenade, Port Arthur: in memoriam) ; David Porcelijn (conductor: Small town, Little serenade, Sun music III, Port Arthur: in memoriam) ; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Sun music III) ; Anthony Fogg (piano: Calmo) ; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Calmo) ; Myer Fredman (conductor: Calmo) ; Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Earth cry, Advance Australia fair) ; Stuart Challender (conductor: Earth cry) ; Synergy (Djilile) ; Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir (Awake glad heart), Antony Walker (conductor: Awake glad heart) ; Australian Chamber Orchestra (Sonata for strings No. 3) ; Richard Tognetti (director: Sonata for strings No. 3) ; Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble (Child of Australia) ; David Stanhope (conductor: Advance Australia fair) ; Mark Skillington (trumpet: Port Arthur: in memoriam) ; Barbara Jane Gilby (violin: Port Arthur: in memoriam).
Recording level: DDD.
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