Breaking the Silence : chamber music of George Palmer.
Featured Australian works
||Breaking the Silence (2015) Concerto for violoncello and chamber orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Studios, Sydney, on 18 Sep 15.
Broadcast in Nagoya Japan, 6 November 2015
|George Palmer||Catherine Hewgill, Verbrugghen Ensemble, John Lynch||23 mins, 24 sec.|
||Ithaca (2016) Quartet for Clarinet and Strings
Recorded/performed at: Studios 301, Sydney, on 23 Nov 16.
|George Palmer||Francesco Celata, Andrew Haveron, Sandro Costantino, Tim Nankervis||10 mins, 11 sec.|
||Not going quietly (2007) for quintet
Recorded/performed at: Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney NSW, on 16 Sep 07.
|George Palmer||Katie Chilmaid , Emma Long, Jacqueline Cronin, Rowena Crouch, David Campbell||15 mins, 10 sec.|
||Time Out (2020) for oboe and piano
Recorded/performed at: Electric Avenue, Sydney, NSW, on 6 Jul 20.
|George Palmer||Shefali Pryor, Jeanell Carrigan||11 mins, 17 sec.|
Navona Records proudly presents Breaking the Silence from legendary Australian composer George Palmer. The works featured on this new album draw inspiration from centuries-old poetry as well as the composer's own life experience; Breaking the Silence unpacks a 17th-century pastoral haiku depicting a lone frog's leap into a still pond, while Not Going Quietly is a touching tribute to a concert pianist whose life was cut short by a brain tumor.
Palmer's versatility is on full display in this latest collection, with pieces arranged for chamber orchestra, clarinet and string quartet, and oboe and piano. A triumph of contemporary composition and modern recording, Breaking the silence is at once approachable and universally captivating.
Score: Ithaca / George Palmer.
Parts: Ithaca / George Palmer.
Score & Part: Time Out : for oboe and piano / George Palmer.
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