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Best of Peter Sculthorpe.

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The Best of Peter Sculthorpe.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2019 [4818197] — 2 CDs (150 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 3043 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Djilile (1991) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jun 14.
Peter Sculthorpe Tamara Anna Cislowska 5 mins, 5 sec.
Earth cry (1986) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 11 mins, 15 sec.
Evocation (1946) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jun 14.
Peter Sculthorpe Tamara Anna Cislowska 2 mins, 27 sec.
Irkanda IV (1961) for solo violin, strings & percussion
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney, on Jan 96.
Peter Sculthorpe Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra 10 mins, 41 sec.
Island songs (2012) for saxophone, strings and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Nov 13.
Peter Sculthorpe Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey 17 mins, 36 sec.
Kakadu (1988) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Town Hall, on Jul 89.
Peter Sculthorpe Sydney Symphony, Stuart Challender 14 mins, 57 sec.
Left Bank waltz (1970) for piano
Recorded/performed at: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney, on Jun 14.
Peter Sculthorpe Tamara Anna Cislowska 1 mins, 44 sec.
Music for Bali (1968) for strings and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on 3 Dec 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 3 mins, 56 sec.
New Norcia (2000) for brass and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Adelaide Town Hall, on Jun 00.
Peter Sculthorpe Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, James Judd 5 mins, 8 sec.
Nourlangie (1989) for solo guitar strings and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on Dec 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Karin Schaupp, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 21 mins, 19 sec.
Small town (1976) for chamber orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Town Hall, on Feb 89.
Peter Sculthorpe Sydney Symphony, Guy Henderson, Stuart Challender 6 mins, 11 sec.
From Ubirr (2003) for string orchestra with optional didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 420, Ferry Road, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 12 mins, 10 sec.
Quamby (2000) for orchestra — On High Hills
Recorded/performed at: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, on Dec 02.
Peter Sculthorpe Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 5 mins, 1 sec.
String quartet No. 18 (2010) for string quartet Peter Sculthorpe Flinders Quartet 23 mins, 3 sec.
Sun music IV (1967) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Adelaide Town Hall, on 1995.
Peter Sculthorpe Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn 8 mins, 46 sec.

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Peter Sculthorpe created an Australian classical music that for the first time spoke directly of the land, the people and the spirit of this country.

Released to coincide with what would have been his 90th birthday, The Best of Peter Sculthorpe brings together more than two hours of his best-loved and most iconic works, from solo piano works played by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, to orchestral works and concertos performed by great soloists William Barton, Karin Schaupp and Amy Dickson, and his 18th and final string quartet.

Born in Launceston on 29 April 1929, Sculthorpe rose to international recognition by creating a uniquely Australian style of music. From the wet season of the Northern Territory in Kakadu to the brutality of the southern summer in Sun Music IV, from the seaside war memorial that inspired Small Town to the timeless connection between Indigenous people and their land represented in Earth Cry, Sculthorpe captured the extremes of the country's natural landscape, and stirred the imagination of its people.

Sculthorpe was made an officer of the Order of Australia in 1990, and an Australian National Living Treasure in 1998. He died in 2014, at the age of 85.

Duration: 150 min.

Liner notes include program notes.


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