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De profundis


De profundis / Larry Sitsky.

  • Published by Move Records — 1989 [MD3084] — 1 CD (63 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 29 — Available for loan


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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
De Profundis (1982) a monodrama
Recorded/performed at: Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music, on Oct 82.
Gwen Harwood and Larry Sitsky Lyall Bevan, Petra String Quartet, Graeme Leak 23 mins, 5 sec. Buy as MP3
Fantasia No. 2, in memory of Winifred Burston (1980) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Canberra School of Music
Larry Sitsky Larry Sitsky 9 mins, 51 sec. Buy as MP3
Gurdjieff (1983) concerto no. 2 for violin with small orchestra
Recorded/performed at: ABC Hobart Studio, on Dec 84.
Larry Sitsky Jan Sedivka, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Omri Hadari 22 mins, 55 sec.
Petra (1971) for solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Canberra School of Music
Larry Sitsky Larry Sitsky 4 mins, 51 sec. Buy as MP3

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Oscar Wilde's text for 'De Profundis' written in the dark days following his trial inspired Sitsky's illuminating and intense musical interpretation. Baritone Lyall Bevan, percussionist Graeme Leak, the Petra and Canberra School of Music String Quartets give superb performances of this intense work.

In addition this disc features the 'Violin Concerto No.2' which was inspired by the writings of the influential philosopher Gurdjieff and juxtaposes the musical languages of the East and West.

It also includes two compositions for piano performed by the composer: 'Fantasia No.2' and 'Petra'.

Duration: 63 min.

Contents note: De Profundis -- Gurdjieff: Violin concerto No. 2 -- Fantasia No. 2 -- Petra.

Performers: Lyall Bevan (baritone: De Profundis) ; Petra String Quartet (De Profundis) ; Graeme Leak (percussion: De Profundis) ; Canberra School of Music Quartet (De Profundis) ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Gurdjieff) ; Omri Hadari (conductor: Gurdjieff) ; Jan Sedivka (violin: Gurdjieff) ; Larry Sitsky (piano: Fantasia No. 2, Petra).

Libretto for De Profundis by Oscar Wilde, arranged by Gwen Harwood.

Booklet includes libretto for De Profundis and program notes.

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