AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SERIES: VOL. THREE 5CD SET
Label: ABC Classics
Classical Periods: 20th Century
Composers: Brett Dean, Gerard Brophy, Malcolm Williamson, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Richard Meale
AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SERIES: VOL. 3, 5CD SET
It's taken four years to complete; demanded the highest technical standards; and refused to compromise on its vision of artistic excellence.
Now, in a ground-breaking new 5CD release from ABC Classics, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's APRA-Award-winning Australian Composer Series simultaneously presents five of the greatest names of Australian music in defining moments of our musical history.
The five composers represented in this much-anticipated all-new third volume in the series transcended their Australian origins to reach the pinnacle of international acclaim, and none more so than Brett Dean, who recently won classical music's equivalent of the Nobel Prize: the Grawemeyer Award.
In the 1950s, trailblazer Peggy Glanville-Hicks was called 'the exception to the rule that women composers do not measure up to the standards set in the field by men.' Malcolm Williamson was the first Australian to be honoured as Master of the Queen's Music. Richard Meale almost single-handedly shifted Australian music towards a modern national idiom, while Gerard Brophy's acclaimed music reflects the many international colours of Australia today.
BROPHY: The Republic of Dreams, Mantras, Maracatú, Forbidden Colours
DEAN: Testament, Etüdenfest, Shadow Music, Between Moments, Game Over
GLANVILLE-HICKS: Etruscan Concerto, Sappho - Final Scene Tragic Celebration, Letters from Morocco
MEALE: Concert Monologue (Mer de Glace),Cantilena Pacifica, Variations, Lumen, Clouds now and then, Homage to García Lorca
WILLIAMSON: Our Man in Havana (Suite), Sinfonia Concertante, Santiago de Espada, Sinfonietta, Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell