Piano music from " down under "

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Rach3
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Piano music from " down under "

Post by Rach3 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:16 pm

Had not head these in my collection for awhile, glad I listened today. Pianist Boren has recorded the 2 Vine works on an Enharmonic cd I have, here he and another pianist both live; my Lilburn the YT Poynton recording on a download I purchased ; my Williamson on a complete Hyperion cd set of his piano concerti played by Piers Lane, here a broadcast (?) recording with the composer as soloist.

Carl Vine (Australia):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFqJKPg2yaE ( “Anne Landa “ Preludes )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADx3tZ0yxr0 (Piano Sonata No.3 )

Douglas Lilburn (New Zealand ) :

Piano Sonata No.1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQth3dru_I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSnwn1LUpnE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMmsWgG8S8Y

Malcolm Williamson (Australia):

Piano Concerto No. 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0owk-BgiA8 ( “ Surprising “ slow mov. given rest of work )

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Re: Piano music from " down under "

Post by barney » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:35 pm

I've always found Carl Vine's music interesting and accessible. Perhaps my favourite Australian composer right now is Brett Dean, who's had quite a success in the past couple of years with his opera Hamlet. He's also a violist who used to play in the Berlin Phil before deciding to concentrate on composing. Not much piano though. Michael Keiran Harvey is an Australian pianist who composes, and there's a bit on YouTube. Elena Kats-Chernin is a very popular Australian composer of a lot of piano music; she doesn't stir me so much. But I appreciate what she is doing for classical music, bringing it to a younger audience.

barney
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Re: Piano music from " down under "

Post by barney » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:59 pm

This is a sweet clip in which Michael Keiran Harvey explains how he composed a bravura piece for a student with small hands, then plays it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMv1JbYjJpw

Belle
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Re: Piano music from " down under "

Post by Belle » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:14 pm

barney wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:59 pm
This is a sweet clip in which Michael Keiran Harvey explains how he composed a bravura piece for a student with small hands, then plays it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMv1JbYjJpw
That's a different pianist to Michael Kieran Harvey. Here is the latter on keyboard in his own composition: it takes them ages to get started.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BXoNx3kMZY

Sorry, but that 'dancer' reminded me of the 'what have you' from "The Big Lebowski"!!!

MKH is obviously into new music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4RWAKLoO3Y

barney
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Re: Piano music from " down under "

Post by barney » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:40 am

Thanks Sue. I wondered about that because of the accent. I've never met Michael, but I have spoken to him on the phone more than once.
Many thanks for posting more appropriate links.

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