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Australian Composers Series Volume 3

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Five of the great names of Australian music are featured in this new release from ABC Classics. Richard Meale's music traces a path from avant-garde pioneer to poet of lyrical melody; Brett Dean explores notions of loss, struggle, creativity and contemporary culture in his superbly crafted orchestral scores. The Latin rhythms of Malcolm Williamson's Our Man in Havana sparkle with irrepressible energy; the finely etched and richly coloured images of Peggy Glanville-Hicks' Etruscan Concerto evoke the mystery and grandeur of an ancient world, while Gerard Brophy's sensual creations travel from Brazil to the Middle East and beyond.

Recorded as part of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's APRA Award-winning Australian music program, this 5CD box set, the eagerly-awaited third volume in the TSO's Australian Composers series, presents some of the defining moments in Australian composition.

Track Listing:

Malcolm Williamson – Epitaphs:
Our Man in Havana – Orchestral Suite
Sinfonia Concertante
Santiago de Espada – Overture for Orchestra
Sinfonietta
Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell

Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica:
Concert Monologue from Mer de Glace
Cantilena pacifica
Variations
Lumen
Clouds now and then
Homage to García Lorca

Brett Dean – Testament:
Testament
Etüdenfest
Shadow Music
Between Moments
Game Over

Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Etruscan Concerto:
Etruscan Concerto
Sappho – Final Scene
Tragic Celebration
Letters from Morocco

Gerard Brophy - Forbidden Colours:
The Republic of Dreams
Mantras
Maracatú
Forbidden Colours
Le Réveil de l'ange

Released: 2009

10 January 2009