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AGONY & ECSTASY - AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF ARTHUR BOYD
AGONY & ECSTASY - AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF ARTHUR BOYD

AGONY & ECSTASY - AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FROM THE TIME OF ARTHUR BOYD

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The album showcases the work of iconic Australian composers such as Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards and Carl Vine, as well as important figures from Australia’s early musical history, including Percy Grainger, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, John Antill and Miriam Hyde. With music spanning eight decades of Australia’s cultural history, the album offers a fascinating journey through the changing musical landscape, exploring the different ways in which our composers have searched for and created a uniquely Australian musical language.



PERCY GRAINGER 1882–1961

1. Spoon River

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins conductor

MIRIAM HYDE 1913–2005

2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat minor: II. Lento

Miriam Hyde piano, West Australian Symphony Orchestra,

Geoffrey Simon conductor

ALFRED HILL 1869–1960

3. Symphony No. 2 ‘Joy of Life’: I. Allegro

South Australian Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas conductor

JOHN ANTILL 1904–1986

4. Corroboree – Suite from the ballet: III. Rain Dance

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Goossens conductor

PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS 1912–1990

5. Gymnopédie No. 1 from Three Gymnopédies

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Myer Fredman conductor

PETER SCULTHORPE b.1929

6. Irkanda IV

Donald Hazelwood violin, Sydney Symphony Orchestra,

Stuart Challender conductor

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON 1931–2003

7. Sinfonietta: II. Elegy

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills conductor

DAVID LUMSDAINE b.1931

8. Shoalhaven

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Albert Rosen conductor

ROSS EDWARDS b.1943

9. Guitar Concerto: III. Second Maninya

Karin Schaupp guitar, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra,

Richard Mills conductor

CARL VINE b.1954

10. Celebrare celeberrime

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conductor

RICHARD MEALE 1932–2009

11. Lumen

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills conductor