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Sculthorpe receives Spanish Honour

Peter Sculthorpe has received the rare and prestigious honour of being made Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica by H.M. the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I. Read more

Sculthorpe at City of London Festival 2011

The Times’ 31 December issue identified important arts events for 2011. Richard Morrison flagged up the City of London Festival’s Australian focus and suggested the highlight to be the London premiere of Peter Sculthorpe’s Requiem, with didgeridoo, in Southwark Cathedral on 4 July. Read more

Sculthorpe on Naxos

Naxos Records have released a new disc of music by Peter Sculthorpe. Featuring many of his finest orchestral works, the recording was Disc of the Week in London’s Evening Standard in December 2004, and Disc of the Month in Naxos UK’s December newsletter. It is already attracting glowing praise elsewhere: Read more

An Australian Requiem is Born

In this, his 75th birthday year, Peter Sculthorpe has recently completed a major new Requiem for SATB chorus, orchestra and solo didjeridu. It has been jointly commissioned by the Adelaide and Lichfield Festivals, and following its recent Adelaide Festival premiere on 3 March it will soon be given its European premiere at the Lichfield Festival on 12 July in the presence of the composer. Read more

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