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Mao's last dancer : chamber ensemble with orchestra

by Christopher Gordon (2008)

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Performance by Royal Australian Navy Band, Sydney, Steven Stanke from the CD Spirit of Place

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Mao's last dancer : film score / Christopher Gordon

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/GOR 6 [Not for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: Chinese ensemble and orchestra, with solos for piano, violin and cello.

Duration: 65 min.

Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance

Commission note: Commissioned by Last Dancer Pty Ltd for the motion picture 'Mao's Last Dancer'.

First performance: 13 Sep 09. World premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival

Awarded Australian Film Institute: AFI Award for Best Original Music 2009

This is a copy of the score that was taken into the recording sessions. Every cue is here. However minor changes continued to be made during post-production.


Performances of this work

1 May 09: City Hall, Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Orchestra, Marc Taddei.

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