Notes for February 2016

Number of items in this month's catalogue: 0

OK, I'm finally admitting that unusual repertoire recordings are decreasing in quantity as more and more of the independent labels we rely on for that music shift to more artist-driven business plans. So the days of 90-100 title monthly catalogues are probably gone. But, even though the number of titles may be smaller, as you can see this month, the quality is still good (e.g. the first 5 releases). Also not helping this month was that winter storm which helped to delay the arrival at their distributors of a dozen more titles I would have offered.

February 2016 Catalogue

02R042
Format: CD
PETER SCULTHORPE (1929-2014): The ABC Recordings - Disc 1: Sun Music I, Sun Music II, Sun Music III, Sun Music IV, Irkanda IV (w/Leonard Dommett [violin]), Small Town (Melbourne Symphony rchestra; John Hopkins. rec. 1976-77), Piano Concerto (Anthony Fogg [piano], Melbourne SO; Myer Fredman. rec. 1983), Disc 2: Earth Cry, Irkanda IV (w/Donald Hazelwood [violin]), Small Town, Kakadu, Mangrove (Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Stuart Challender. rec. 1989-90), CD 3: Port Essington, First Sonata for Strings, Lament, Second Sonata for Strings, Third Sonata for Strings (Jabiru Dreaming), Irkanda IV (w/Richard Tognetti [violin]) (Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti. rec. 1995-96]), Disc 4: Memento mori, Sun Song, Sun Music I, Sun Music II, Sun Music III, Sun Music IV, From Uluru (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; David Porcelijn. rec. 1995-96), CD 5: Little Nourlangie (w/David Drury [organ]), Music for Japan (w/Mark Atkins [didjeridu]), Piano Concerto (Tamara-Anna Cislowska [piano]), The Song of Tailitnama (Kirsti Harms [mezzo]) (Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart. rec. 1996), Disc 6: Port Arthur: In memoriam (2 versions), Djilile, The Fifth Continent (Peter Sculthorpe [speaker], Barbara Jane Gilby [violin], David Pereira [cello], Vanessa Souter [harp], Bruce Lamont [trumpet], Joseph Ortuso [oboe], Mark Atkins [didjeridu]), Lament (w/Sue-Ellen Paulsen [cello]), Little Suite, Night-Song. (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; David Porcelijn. rec. 1996-97), CD 7: My Country Childhood, Earth Cry (abridged version), Great Sandy Island, New Norcia, Quamby (chamber orchestra version) (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; James Judd. rec. 2000), CD 8: Cello Dreaming (Sue-Ellen Paulsen [cello]), Quamby (large orchestra version), Nourlangie (w/Karin Schaupp [guitar]), From Tabuh Tabuhan (Music for Bali) (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Richard Mills. rec. 2002-03), CD 9: Earth Cry, Mangrove, Songs of Sea and Sky, Kakadu, From Ubirr (William Barton [didgeridu], Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Michael Christie. rec. 2003), Disc 10:  Requiem (Adelaide Chamber Singers, William Barton [didgeridu], Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Arvo Volmer. rec. 2005), DVD (PAL): The composer surveys his life and career as seen through the prism of his string quartets. Goldner String Quartet. 16:9 widescreen. Dolby Digital Stereo. PAL (will play in most computers). 76 min.
Price: $75.98
02R050
Format: CD
Price: $35.98

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