Concerto for Piano

(1983)

by Peter Sculthorpe

Description
piano and orchestra
Duration
23
Genres
Solo Instruments with Orchestra
Instrumentation
0.2.0.2.cbsn - 2231 - perc(3): tam-t/susp.cym/bongo/3 congas/BD/glsp/crot/3 tom-t - strings
Commission
Commissioned by Australian Broadcasting Commission for its fiftiethanniversary
First Performance
9.3.83, Melbourne: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Anthony Fogg/Myer Fredman
Availability

Study score (fp) 0-571-55736-8, two-piano score (fp) 0-571-55737-6 on sale, full score and parts for hire

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'Concerto for Piano' reviews

'Eloquent and accurate, Sculthorpe’s music presents an image of Puccini wrestling with silence. The Japanese and Indonesian elements in this concertos the hard-edged rippling keyboard, the straight hovering reeds, the mournful repeated fall on to the tonic from a semitone above - are more than geographical accident. Melancholic brutality and opulent bleakness are Sculthorpe essences reflected more in the East than in the West … it is uncompromising, communicative and unfailingly skilful.’ The Read more

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