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Nonchalance : for cello and piano

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2004, this version: 2006)

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Performance by Trish O'Brien, Scott Davie from the CD Short cuts

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Short cuts : 14.

Library shelf no. CD 1476 [On loan, due 11/11/16]



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Nonchalance : for cello and piano / Elena Kats-Chernin.

Library shelf no. 787.4/KAT 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece was originally written for cello and piano. It started off as a laid back piece, with slight reminiscence of the suave characters in black and white movies. However, it ended up a little bit more intense with the harmonies sometimes resembling a lush romanticism of the past era.

Work Details

Year: 2004, this version: 2006

Instrumentation: Cello, piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Dedication note: Dedicated to parents of people with schizophrenia

Commission note: Commissioned for the exhibition opening For Matthew and Others, 22nd - 23rd September 2006 by Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW

Performances of this work

8 Aug 2014: at Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 5 (Townsville Civic Theatre). Featuring Bram van Sambeek, Elena Kats-Chernin.

15 May 10: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Canberra International Music Festival, Canberra ACT. Featuring Matthew Ockenden, Elena Kats-Chernin.

12 Sep 04: Conservatorium Performance Hall, Newcastle NSW. Featuring Trish O'Brien, Scott Davie.

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