Peter Sculthorpe

(1929 - 2014)

Australian

 ‘… he derives much of his inspiration from nature… Indigenous musics from the Pacific Rim (Aboriginal, Japanese, Balinese and the sounds of the wild birds, wind, thunder) are evocative sources. But his skill lies in the ability to synthesise these elements into music all his own, melancholic and desolate, but wonderfully coloured and rhythmically vital.’
The Independent

 

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