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Composer: Koehne, Graeme (b. 1956)

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Year of birth1956
Period20th century
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Jazz trumpet meets the orchestra with the Sydney Symphony

Graham Koehne  ©  Sean Skitterall
For a composer who embraces the “popular” in music, using the subtitle High Art for his trumpet concerto is clearly a provocative but bold statement. Australian composer Graham Koehne has quoted Noël Coward’s play Private Lives, commenting: “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is”.
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