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Irkanda IV : for solo violin, strings & percussion

by Peter Sculthorpe (1961)

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Performance by Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Irkanda IV : for solo violin, strings and percussion / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.7/SCU 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1961

Instrumentation: Solo violin, string orchestra, percussion (1 player).

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Wilfred Lehmann, Astra Chamber Orchestra, George Logie-Smith — 5 Oct 61. Nicholas Hall, Melbourne

Written upon the death of the composer's father.

Irkanda is an Australian native word meaning 'a remote and lonely place'.

Performances of this work

21 Aug 2015: at Ulster Orchestra & BBC Radio 3 (Ulster Hall (Belfast, UK)). Featuring Nicholas Braithwaite, Ulster Orchestra, Tamás Kocsis .

18 Apr 2015: at My Twentieth Century (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Australia Ensemble.

6 Apr 14: Biskopshavn Church, Bergen, Norway. Featuring Bergen Unge kammer Orkester.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 2013: at Conductors' Series (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

15 Dec 11: Finland. Featuring Vytautas Lukocius, St Michel Strings.

7 May 2009: at Sun in Me - a portrait concert for Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday (National Portrait Gallery).

5 May 2009: at Tinalley String Quartet (Tuggeranong Arts Centre). Featuring Tinalley String Quartet.

5 Oct 61: Nicholas Hall, Melbourne. Featuring George Logie-Smith, Astra Chamber Orchestra, Wilfred Lehmann.

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