Classical allusion / selected works by Julian Yu.
Featured Australian works
||Concerto for marimba and small orchestra (1996) — marimba with chamber orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Hawthorn Town Hall, Melbourne, on 23 Jun 96.
|Julian Yu||Robert Clarke, John Arcaro, Academy of Melbourne, Brett Kelly||18 mins, 31 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Scintillation III (1987) for flute and piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, on Sep 93.
|Julian Yu||Laura Chislett, Stephanie McCallum||4 mins, 1 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Scintillation II (1987) for piano, two vibraphones and glockenspiel
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo, Sydney, on Apr 93.
|Julian Yu||Synergy Percussion||7 mins, 42 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Trio for piano, violin and cello, Op. 26a (1994) for piano trio
Recorded/performed at: Move Records studio, Melbourne, on 1997.
|Julian Yu||19 mins, 48 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 37 (1995) for flute, clarinet and string quartet
Recorded/performed at: Townsville Civic Theatre, Queensland, on Jul 97.
|Julian Yu||Australia Ensemble||13 mins, 45 sec.||Buy as MP3|
The award-winning composer Julian Yu grew up in China, and has
been resident in Australia since 1985. In traditional Chinese
music a pre-existing piece is ornamented and embellished until it
becomes something quite new. In the same way, Julian Yu takes
famous pieces from the Western musical tradition and ornaments
them in the Chinese manner.
The music, just like the composer himself, are a unique blend of East and West. This CD features the dazzling sticks of the percussionist Robert Clarke, the Academy of Melbourne, the Australia Ensemble and Trio Melbourne.
Duration: 64 min.
Performers: Robert Clarke (marimba: Concerto for marimba and small orchestra) ; John Arcaro (timpani: Concerto for marimba and small orchestra) ; The Academy of Melbourne (Concerto for marimba and small orchestra) ; Brett Kelly (conductor: Concerto for marimba and small orchestra) ; Australia Ensemble (Variations on a theme of Paganini) ; Synergy (Scintillation II) ; Colin Piper (piano: Scintillation II) ; Laura Chislett (flute: Scintillation III) ; Stephanie McCallum (piano: Scintillation III) ; Trio Melbourne (Trio) ; Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin: Trio) ; Rachel Atkinson (violoncello: Trio) ; Roger Heagney (piano: Trio).
Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on composer.
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