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Irkanda IV : for solo violin, strings & percussion

by Peter Sculthorpe (1961)

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Performance by Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Irkanda IV : for solo violin, strings and percussion / Peter Sculthorpe

Library shelf no. 784.7/SCU 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1961

Instrumentation: Solo violin, string orchestra, percussion (1 player).

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Wilfred Lehmann, Astra Chamber Orchestra, George Logie-Smith — 5 Oct 61. Nicholas Hall, Melbourne

Irkanda is an Australian native word meaning 'a remote and lonely place'.

Written upon the death of the composer's father.

Performances of this work

7 Mar 2021: at Adelaide Festival 2021 - The Return (UKARIA Cultural Centre).

15 Aug 2020: at Cristantemi (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Australia Ensemble.

21 Aug 2015: at Ulster Orchestra & BBC Radio 3 (Ulster Hall (Belfast, UK)). Featuring Nicholas Braithwaite, Ulster Orchestra, Tamás Kocsis .

18 Apr 2015: at My Twentieth Century (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Australia Ensemble.

6 Apr 14: Biskopshavn Church, Bergen, Norway. Featuring Bergen Unge kammer Orkester.

27 Mar 2013: at Conductors' Series (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

27 Mar 13: Verbrugghen Hall, NSW. Featuring Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra.

15 Dec 11: Finland. Featuring Vytautas Lukocius, St Michel Strings.

7 May 2009: at Sun in Me - a portrait concert for Peter Sculthorpe's 80th birthday (National Portrait Gallery).

5 May 2009: at Tinalley String Quartet (Tuggeranong Arts Centre). Featuring Tinalley String Quartet.

5 Oct 61: Nicholas Hall, Melbourne. Featuring George Logie-Smith, Wilfred Lehmann, Astra Chamber Orchestra.

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