Selected works. Volume 1 / David Joseph.
Featured Australian works
||Concerto for clarinet solo and chamber orchestra (1987) — clarinet with chamber orchestra
Recorded/performed at: ABC Odeon Theatre, Hobart, on 13 Oct 90.
|David Joseph||Nigel Sabin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Dobbs Franks||12 mins, 58 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||The Dream (1986) choreographic episodes for small orchestra
||David Joseph||Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Brenton Langbein||15 mins, 3 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Images (1983) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 520, Adelaide, on 10 Oct 86.
|David Joseph||Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Dobbs Franks||12 mins, 33 sec.||Buy as MP3|
||Symphony (1989) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Adelaide Town Hall, on 23 May 90.
|David Joseph||Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, Graham Abbott||20 mins, 15 sec.||Buy as MP3|
The Selected works of David Joseph Vol. 1 features performances
by the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the
Adelaide Chamber Orchestra. This disc includes the Clarinet
concerto commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and
written for Clarinettist Nigel Sabin and the Symphony for organ
and strings. IMAGES for Orchestra (1984) written after returning
from a year living in Spain, was recorded by the Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra, under Dobbs Franks, before a live audience at
the ABC's Studio 520 at Adelaide. THE DREAM for Small Orchestra
(1985) Commissioned by the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra as part of
its 10th anniversary concert programme, was recorded before a
live audience. CLARINET CONCERTO (1989) Commissioned by the
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and written for clarinettist Nigel
Sabin, was recorded before a live audience at the ABC's Odeon
Theatre, Hobart. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is conducted by
Dobbs Franks. SYMPHONY for Organ and Strings (1990) Commissioned
by the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra for the new Organ at the
Adelaide Town Hall in 1989 and was recorded before a live
audience at the Adelaide Town Hall. The Adelaide Chamber
Orchestra is conducted by Graham Abbott, with soloist Melville
The Following is a partial transcript from the ABC program "The Music Show" which was broadcast in October 2006:
Andrew Ford: David Joseph is not a household name. Move has put out two CDs of this Australian Composer, and what fine music this is.
Martin Buzacott: Why in this age of widespread arts funding a composer this good has to make his living as a lawyer?
But these are two marvellous discs. They mainly consist of live recordings and they cover his career from when he emerged as an interesting young composer in the early 1980s, and to now when he's writing what I think is some of the best music in Australia at the moment.
Andrew Ford: This piano concerto is astonishing. Absolutely extraordinary. Is there a better Australian piano concerto? Played by Michael Kieran Harvey and what a performance!
Andrew Ford: this is mostly orchestral music including a clarinet concerto and an organ symphony and for me they're the most impressive of works.
Martin Buzacott: I'm a big fan of study for strings "Scherezade" as well. What he's got is this amazing ear for orchestration. You can see that developing from the early works like 'Images' right through to the later pieces where the orchestration becomes not just an experiment in itself but it becomes integral to the musical statement. What I like is the sense of . . .
Martin Buzacott: Sense of drama within his music. It's always really exciting but naturally so - it's not forced. Extraordinary
Andrew Ford: let's hope these discs are snapped up, but also fall in the hands of those who program for our orchestras around the country.
Duration: 61 min.
Liner notes include biographical notes on composer and programme notes.
Performers: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Images) ; Dobbs Franks (conductor: Images, Clarinet concerto) ; Adelaide Chamber Orchestra (The dream, Symphony for organ and strings) ; Brenton Langbein (conductor: The dream) ; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Clarinet concerto), Nigel Sabin (clarinet: Clarinet concerto) ; Graeme Abbott (conductor: Symphony for organ and strings) ; Melville Waters (organ: Symphony for organ and strings).
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