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Andrew Schultz
Andrew Schultz (ABC Classics 476 4519)
SKU: 15653
AU $25.40

Label: ABC Classics Cat. No.: 476 4519 Medium: CD No. Discs: 1
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Opening a door on an orchestra playing is, to composer Andrew Schultz, a step into a magical realm. A world in which fantastic and endless possibilities are at work just as much as in the enchanted forests of fairy tales. This landmark Australian recording, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Richard Mills, captures such a world.

Beginning with a commissioned work by Symphony Australia for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Endling describes the 'last surviving individual of a species or plant' and the feeling of immense regret and sorrow about all that has been lost from the face of the earth. The theme of nature and the spirit of imagination continues in Violin Concerto, featuring internationally-renowned English violinist Jennifer Pike, as Schultz dreams of superb natural settings and the sounds of echoed music and voices across lakes, forests and mountains. Stories - abstract or simple, familiar or unknown - are told in Once Upon A Time. Dreams unfold and are crushed, characters ridiculous and sublime strut the stage, the tragic and the bizarre are juxtaposed, and the heroic and the desolate stand together. And all of this in a language that is ineffable and mysterious yet absolutely powerful and direct. The story is different for every pair of ears that hears this album.

About Andrew Schultz...
Andrew Schultz was born in Adelaide in 1960 and grew up in regional NSW and Victoria before his family moved to Brisbane, where he completed his secondary schooling. He has been the recipient of various awards in Australia and overseas, including Australia Council Fellowships, Fulbright Award, Commonwealth Scholarship, Paul Lowin Prize, Schueler Composition Award, Maggs Award and the APRA Music Award for Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year. Schultz has held posts and residencies including Head of Composition and Music Studies at the Guildhall School of Music London) and Professor of Composition and Dean of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong (Australia). He is currently Professor of Music at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has also served as Chair of the Arts NSW Music Committee, Chair of the Australian Music Centre Board and Editor of the Biographical Directory of Australian Composers. Other significant works include those such as cantata Journey to Horseshoe Bend (2002-03, libretto by Gordon Kalton Williams), Wild Flower (2006) written for The Song Company and Beach Burial for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (2009).

Other titles in this series

Artists: Jennifer Pike (violin).
Composers: Andrew Schultz.
Conductors: Richard Mills.
Orchestras: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Tracks: ANDREW SCHULTZ (b. 1960)
Endling, Op. 72 (2007)
Violin Concerto, Op. 55 (1996)
2 I. Chorale: Expansive
3 II. Dances: Fast and vibrant
Once upon a time..., Op. 70 (2006)
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 1
SKU #: 15653
Label: ABC Classics
Catalog #: 476 4519
Price: AU $25.40   
See also:
    Brenton Broadstock: Timeless
    Don Kay: There is an Island
    Elena Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans
    Gordon Kerry: Harvesting the solstice thunder
    Larry Sitsky: Violin Concertos
    Nigel Westlake: Out of the Blue
    Peter Sculthorpe: Fifth Continent
    Peter Sculthorpe: Quamby
    Richard Mills: Concertos for Strings

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