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Musica Viva Australia

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Musica Viva Australia held in our catalogue.

Articles by and about Musica Viva Australia

26 Jul 2011 Interview with Ian Munro by Musica Viva Australia

'Once, I used to think in terms of absolute music, and notes came from the ether, and other ethereal notes would gather around them, as it were. Too hard for me now! I like to start these days by thinking of an artistic concept, often related to a literary piece or a work of art in another form', admits composer and pianist Ian Munro. This interview with Munro was first published in Musica Viva's Strung Out newsletter and is reproduced on Resonate with permission.

25 Jan 2012 More than Music - extracts from the new Kenneth Tribe biography by Gwen Bennett

Ken Tribe (1914-2010) spent 40 years at the artistic helm of Musica Viva, had a pivotal role in the formation of policies for the first Australia Council, and was unfailing in his support of living composers and performers. Gwen Bennett's new biography More than Music gives a full account of Tribe's life, his many professional roles, his personal passion for the arts and his important legacy for music in Australia.

The following two extracts from More than Music come from the 2nd and the 16th chapters of the book: Tribe's early years in Hobart and Sydney, and his time with Musica Viva.

14 Apr 2015 Musica Viva's Hildegard Project: more exposure and commissions to female composers by Australian Music Centre

Musica Viva's new initiative, the Hildegard Project will see one of the world's leading chamber music presenters commission more women to write chamber music. Participants of the project will receive the support Musica Viva offers to its composers, including publicity around performances, and opportunities to connect with the organisation’s network of performers, patrons and other composers. 

Works commissioned by Musica Viva Australia

Landscape II by Peter Sculthorpe

Port Essington by Peter Sculthorpe

An Australian entertainment by Don Banks

Joybox by Harry Sdraulig

String quartet No. 9 by Peter Sculthorpe

How the stars were made by Peter Sculthorpe

Requiem : for cello alone by Peter Sculthorpe

Phoenix and the turtle by Colin Brumby

String quartet by Don Banks

Bencharong by Anne Boyd

Chrome by Gerard Brophy

Orfeo by Gerard Brophy

Scintille by Gerard Brophy

The dreaming by Moya Henderson

String quartet No. 3 by Nigel Butterley

Cello concerto by Barry Conyngham

Incantations by Ross Edwards

For desire of the sky by Gordon Kerry

Catch 75 by Ann Carr-Boyd

Folk songs '76 by Ann Carr-Boyd

A fringe of leaves by Brian Howard

Veni creator spiritus by Ross Edwards

Above Ground by Robert Davidson

So it does by Mark Isaacs

Durchfuhrung by Riccardo Formosa

Vertigo by Riccardo Formosa

String quartet no. 6 : Child's play by Carl Vine

String quartet no. 11 : (Jabiru dreaming) by Peter Sculthorpe

Hemispheres by Elena Kats-Chernin

Rush by Matthew Hindson

Gospel bestiary by Christopher Willcock

Counterpoint by Melody Eötvös

Little Chrissietina's magic fantasy by Matthew Hindson

My song is love unknown by Paul Stanhope

Tallawarra by John Peterson

Vision fugitif by Gerard Brophy

Anregung by Christine McCombe

Always on time by Matthew Hindson

Jovian moons by Nigel Westlake

Baroquerie by Matthew Hindson

For Rosa by Elena Kats-Chernin

Industrial night music by Matthew Hindson

Min Min light by Moya Henderson

Waking up the flies by Moya Henderson

Doublets III by Martin Wesley-Smith

Soli by Elliott Gyger

Variations for string quartet by Gordon Kerry

String quartet no. 3 by Graeme Koehne

Piano trio: Dolcissimo Uscignolo by Paul Stanhope

String quartet No. 1 : Elegies and dances by Paul Stanhope

Nous sommes embarqués by Rosà Lind Page

Viola song by Peter Sculthorpe

String quartet No.3 : From the Kimberley by Paul Stanhope

Cerulean Orbits by Jane Stanley

Pulses by Paul Stanhope

Strutt Sonata by Carl Vine

Wood Wide Web by Miriama Young

Bitter Tears by Maria Grenfell

Minga Ngumbudhaa by Brenda Gifford

Analysis & Media

Book: Beethoven and the zipper : the astonishing story of Musica Viva / Suzanne Baker.

- Article: Notable Success

- Video: Rush, for oboe and string quartet

- Video: Gordon Kerry Insights: Variations for String Quartet