Into the Dreaming - originally titled Cello Dreaming, and subsequently For Cello Alone


solo cello
Written especially for the Tall Poppies Uluru Project and dedicated to the memory of Lilian Peart
First Performance
17.10.1993, Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia: David Pereira

B3 score (fp) 0-571-55296-X on sale

Programme Notes
Peter Sculthorpe Into the Dreaming for solo cello (1993) This short work was written upon a request from Belinda Webster of Tall Poppies Records. It was part of her Uluru recording project, a gathering together of ‘cello pieces by ten Australian composers. In the International Year of Indigenous Peoples, the project marked the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the returning of Uluru, or Ayers Rock, to its aboriginal owners. The basic material of Into the Dreaming was inspired by a quiet, solitary walk in the Valley of the Winds at Katajuta, in the Uluru National Park. I began writing the music on the day of the tragic death of a very dear friend, Lillian Peart. The music, then, sings for her. Peter Sculthorpe

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'Into the Dreaming' reviews

‘Brief though it is, it has a moving intensity that recalls some of Sculthorpe’s earliest music; in recent years he has rarely let us hear the impulse of heartbreak so directly.’ The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) (Roger Covell), 19 October 1993 Read more

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