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Composer: Sculthorpe, Peter (b. 1929)

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Year of birth1929
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Period20th century
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MelbourneSonata for Strings

Sculthorpe, Debussy, Ravel, Elgar, Walton
Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
Four years ago, the ACO mounted The Reef. Mountain is clearly its successor: another film project involving scenes of nature peopled by extreme-sports enthusiasts, screened while an eclectic soundtrack is played live by the orchestra.
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“White light containing all colours”

Polina Leschenko © Marco Borggreve
Richard Tognetti (violin) and Polina Leschenko (piano) display an intensely concentrated, yet good-humoured rapport in Sydney. 
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King's College Choir triumphs at Sydney Opera House

How would the Choir of King's College, Cambridge cope in the difficult acoustic of Sydney Opera House? Under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, they delivered a polished programme.
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Five majestic apocalypses in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Many a dark tone roamed inside the Muziekgebouw as lovers of daring, opinionated orchestral music gathered there one day after the Mayan calendar ended. Diverse interpretations of apocalyptic fantasies and prophecies unfolded during this night. Apocalyptic, in its literal Greek meaning: revealing, disclosing.
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Through the Eyes of the Cello: Music Revisited

©  Marco Borggreve
Each piece in Nicolas Alstaedt and José Gallardo's programme was re-imagined for the cello as a direct response to existing musical material. The original music either came from a different genre, or was composed for a different instrument. Four significant works in the cello repertoire emerged.
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