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David Stanhope: CDs launch


David Stanhope: CDs launch

  • Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium (Parkville) — Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

Launch of two Tall Poppies CDs featuring David Stanhope & His Orchestra: "Australian Premières" and "Australian Fantasia".

Please join us at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, as we launch two ground-breaking Tall Poppies CDs of world premiere recordings by David Stanhope & His Orchestra. David and his extraordinary ensemble bring unknown and neglected music to life - including George Marshall-Hall’s emotionally powerful Symphony in C minor.

The financial burden most symphony orchestras bear makes it near impossible for them to perform or record the works of many composers – alive or dead – even though such works deserve to be heard. It is also prohibitive for composers to hire such orchestras.

But there now exists an excellent alternative for bringing neglected works to public attention.

There is no technical difference in making a digital recording of a full orchestra and making one that separates the ensemble into its component parts - single instruments, unison instruments or string sections.

Described by the late Sir Charles Mackerras as ‘An absolutely outstanding musician’, David creates these exceptional performances by drawing on orchestral samples from the Vienna Symphonic Library and East West Quantum Leap, skilfully using powerful computer hardware and sophisticated software and his own exceptional musical, performance and conducting capabilities. Few ears are likely to notice the difference between an actual orchestra and David’s digital orchestra.

As David says, this work does not intend replacing orchestras or their players; it records music that cannot presently be heard because existing orchestras do not play it.

Image: George Marshall-Hall (left), whose work features on the Australian Premieres CD and David Stanhope (right), image by Belinda Webster.

Featured non-Australian music: Rachmaninoff, Fauré, Godowsky

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0432 951 733 or by email to dstanhope@bigpond.com

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