Nan Schwartz and Brenton Broadstock : orchestral music.
Featured Australian works
||Made in Heaven (2013) concerto for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Slovenský Rozhlas, Slovakia, on 3 Jul 16.
|Brenton Broadstock||Bratislava Studio Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Purcell||25 mins, 17 sec.|
As a woman composer who has carved an enviable reputation inside the crucible of the Hollywood Film Music business, Nan Schwartz nonetheless remains an enigma to orchestras and concert music audiences around the world. This apparent anomaly can, in part, be ascribed to the imbalance in respect to opportunities for women composers generally, but given that Nan is a Grammy winner, 5-time Grammy nominee and seven-time Emmy nominee, it remains perplexing that the classical music world has taken so long to recognize her indisputable genius.
This album beautifully directed by the eminent Australian conductor, Kevin Purcell, brings to light through these premiere recordings the extraordinary music of this iconic, contemporary, American composer.
The album further includes the premiere recording of a new Concerto for orchestra composed as a paean to Miles Davis's 1959 iconic Jazz album, 'Kind of Blue', by leading Australian composer, Brenton Broadstock.
Duration: 68 min.
Contents note: Aspirations ; Perspectives ; Romanza ; Angels Among Us / Nan Swartz.
I. So What -- II. Flamenco Sketches -- III. Blue in Green -- IV. All Blues.
Liner booklet includes programme notes and biographical information of composers, conductor, and soloists in English, Japanese, and traditional Chinese.
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