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Nocturnes : full orchestra

by Graeme Koehne (1987)

Audio Sample

Performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Janos Furst from the CD Powerhouse


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Powerhouse / Graeme Koehne.

Library shelf no. CD 250 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Drawing inspiration from the evocative and directly beautiful works of the American 'vernacular' artist Mafield Parrish, the Nocturnes are a sensual indulgence, expressed in a language this is richly poetic.

In their impressionistic quality, the Nocturns are clearly discernible as proceeding from earlier works like Rainforest, which had established the composer's reputation as a creator of rich orchestral sonorities and gestures.

— James Koehne

Work Details

Year: 1987

Duration: 18 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Ballet.. Commissioned as part of the program of commemorations of the Australian Bicentennial.

Nocturnes was choreographed by Graeme Murphy in the ballet Gallery (1987).

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