A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.
Featured are several of Sculthorpe's best known works including 'Songs of sea and sky', 'Kakadu' and the String Quartet No. 9. The music is performed here by a variety of wonderful Australian players including Jonathan Paget (guitar), the Team of Pianists, Trio Melbourne, Floyd Williams (clarinet), Melbourne String Quartet, Derek Jones (flute), Dean Frenkel and Michelle Nelson's arrangement of 'Little Suite', done with his blessing and approval, are also heard here.
Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1929 and passing away in 2014, Peter Sculthorpe was one of Australia's best-known composers and a fine pianist. Recordings of Sculthorpe's orchestral works and music for strings have won a number of Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA).
Songs of Sea and Sky (Peter Sculthorpe)
From Kakadu (Peter Sculthorpe)
Wagogo Plains (originally Morning Song) (Peter Sculthorpe, arr: Dean Frenkel)
Dream Tracks (1992) (Peter Sculthorpe)
Night Song (1995) (Peter Sculthorpe)
Little Suite for Strings (Peter Sculthorpe arr: Michelle Nelson)
String Quartet No. 9 (1975) (Peter Sculthorpe)
11.59 PM (originally Nocturnal) (Peter Sculthorpe arr: Dean Frenkel)
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