We’re excited to announce the ABC’s Feb 6th release of our DVD documentary: ‘The Quartets’ – Peter Sculthorpe with the Goldner String Quartet.
Recorded April 2012, released February 2015
Peter Sculthorpe, whose death in August 2014 was mourned throughout the musical world, was the leading Australian composer of his generation.
In this DVD, filmed on the occasion of the composer’s 83rd birthday in 2012, Sculthorpe tells the story of his life and career, relating it to his ground-breaking string quartets – live performances of which intersperse the film.
This is a vital document of one of Australia’s most significant cultural figures, as well as featuring brilliant performances from the Goldner String Quartet, who enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration with Sculthorpe.
The Goldner String Quartet has widespread and long-standing recognition for excellence, not only as Australia’s preeminent string quartet, but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world. Launched for the 1995 season, it has since performed throughout the globe in the world’s most prestigious concert venues and made numerous acclaimed recordings.
DVD available 6 February 2015
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PETER SCULTHORPE 1929–2014
To Meadows (1949, from String Quartet No. 3)
String Quartet No. 6 (1964–65): II. Briskly – Rather slowly – Briskly
String Quartet No. 7 ‘Red Landscape’ (1966)
String Quartet No. 8 (1968): II. Risoluto
String Quartet No. 11 ‘Jabiru Dreaming’ (1990): II. Estatico
String Quartet No. 12 ‘From Ubirr’ (1994)
String Quartet No. 14 ‘Quamby’ (1998): IV. At Quamby Bluff
String Quartet No. 15 (1999): IV. A Love Song
String Quartet No. 18 (2010): V. Postlude
Little Song (1944)
Hill-Song No. 1 (1992–93)
String Quartet No. 10 (1983): V. Sun Song
String Quartet No. 17 (2007): IV. A Love Song
Interview — Goldner String Quartet
All pieces introduced by Peter Sculthorpe
and performed by the
Goldner String Quartet:
Dene Olding and Dimity Hall violins
Irina Morozova viola
Julian Smiles cello
For further information, please contact:
Toby Chadd | ABC Classics & Jazz | (02) 8333 2853 | firstname.lastname@example.org