Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Return Journey


Return Journey / Ensemble Three play sonatas by Stuart Greenbaum.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Sonata for guitar (2013) for guitar solo
Recorded/performed at: Melba Hall, VIC, on 6 Nov 16.
Stuart Greenbaum Three (Musical group) 21 mins, 12 sec.
Sonata for trombone and piano (2015) for trombone with piano
Recorded/performed at: Melba Hall, VIC, on 6 Nov 16.
Stuart Greenbaum Three (Musical group) 21 mins, 32 sec.
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2015) for trumpet with piano
Recorded/performed at: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, VIC, on 12 Nov 17.
Stuart Greenbaum Three (Musical group) 20 mins, 48 sec.

Product details

The music of Australian composer Stuart Greenbaum offers a breathing space amidst the relentless pressure of the modern world. Grounded in the Western art music tradition but also reaching out to the sound worlds of jazz, pop and mimimalism, it aims to evoke a sense of wonderment, taking the listener beyond the imperatives of everyday living.

"I often conceive of music in terms of journeys. And this often involves
viewing our home planet Earth from a distance and
considering our place in the universe."

This digital album presents three works from a projected cycle of some 20 sonatas, one for each of the main instruments of the orchestra. Some, like the Sonata for Trombone and Piano and the Sonata for Guitar, are 'pure' music, but all are inspired by a sense of connection with, and concern for, the planet Earth, our Solar System and the Universe. Taking scientific discovery as a starting point, the works imagine journeys in time and space: in the case of the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, a journey to Mars.

Performing these sonatas are the musicians of Ensemble Three, the award-winning Melbourne-based trio lauded as "an inspiring example of forward-thinking classical music culture in Australia".

Duration: 64 min.

Liner booklet includes programme notes and biographical information about composer and performers.

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login