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Etruscan concerto : piano and chamber orchestra

by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1954)

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Performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon, Penelope Thwaites, Karl Akers from the CD Etruscan concerto

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Etruscan concerto : piano and chamber orchestra / Peggy Glanville-Hicks

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Work Details

Year: 1954

Instrumentation: Piano solo, flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn in F, trumpet in C, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 16 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Promenade -- II. Meditation -- III. Scherzo.

Commission note: Written for Carlo Bussoti

First performance: by Carlo Bussotti — 1956. New York

Includes quotes from 'Etruscan places' by D.H. Lawrence. Each movement is an evocation of these quotes.


Interview [Audio]: Peggy Glanville-Hicks and her Odyssey
Interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian
First broadcast 3/10/1989
After undergoing brain surgery, Glanville-Hicks retired to her home in Sydney where Charles Amirkhanian recorded a rare interview with the composer, in May of 1986. During their conversation, of which extensive segments are included in this program, they touched upon a wide range of topics, including her stint as a New York City music critic, her travels, and her music.


Performances of this work

Unknown date: Perth Concert Hall. Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Penelope Thwaites, Geoffrey Simon.

18 May 2012: at Credo, Credo (Albert Hall, Canberra). Featuring Canberra Festival Camerata, Daniel de Borah.

11 May 12: Various venues in Canberra, ACT

11 May 12: Various venues in Canberra, ACT

25 Jan 93: Maida Vale Studios, London UK. Featuring Penelope Thwaites, Barry Wordsworth, BBC Concert Orchestra.

5 Nov 88: Palace Theatre Albany, USA. Featuring Albany Symphony Orchestra, Penelope Thwaites, Geoffrey Simon.

4 Nov 88: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Albany, USA. Featuring Penelope Thwaites, Geoffrey Simon, Albany Symphony Orchestra.

6 Aug 80: ABC Odeon, Hobart, Tasmania. Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Mayer, Penelope Thwaites.

1956: New York. Featuring Carlo Bussotti.

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