Peter Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe

by Deborah Hayes
     
 

Sculthorpe is one of Australia's most prominent composers and is among the most important composers on the international scene. Although he is a distinguished academic and popular lecturer, Sculthorpe does not fit any ready-made category of composer or teacher. In a body of work that so far includes orchestral and chamber music in many genres and mediums, opera and

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Sculthorpe is one of Australia's most prominent composers and is among the most important composers on the international scene. Although he is a distinguished academic and popular lecturer, Sculthorpe does not fit any ready-made category of composer or teacher. In a body of work that so far includes orchestral and chamber music in many genres and mediums, opera and other theater music, songs and choral music, and music for documentary and commercial films, radio, and television, he has established a personal musical style and public presence that have shaped the history of 20th-century music in Australia and the world. Owing to circumstances of place and time—Australia in the 20th century—he has been defining, or redefining, the role of composer for himself and his audiences. This book is a record of Sculthorpe's work and of its reception by composer colleagues, performers, critics, and audiences.

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Sculthorpe (b.1929) is Australia's most prominent composer and one of the most important contemporary composers internationally, with a body of work that includes orchestral and chamber music in many genres and mediums, opera and other theater music, songs and choral music, and music for documentary and commercial films, radio, and television. This volume presents a record of Sculthorpe's work and of its reception by composer colleagues, performers, critics, and audiences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313277429
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1993
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series , #50
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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DEBORAH HAYES is Associate Professor, Musicology, at the University of Colorado. She is the author of Peggy Glanville-Hicks: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 1990) and editor of Keyboard Sonatas by Bayon (1769) and Lebrun (1780). She has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes.

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