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Mountains: The 'lost' Australian Recording



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John McCabe (1939-2015) was renowned as both a pianist (a Haydn specialist and supporter of many contemporary composers) and as a composer of very fine music in several genres. In 1985 he visited EMI Studios in Sydney Australia to make this album of music by Australian and American composers. However for several reasons it was put to one side and when the studio closed it was believed that all copies were lost. Last year a cassette copy was found, transferred and remastered. It is a wonderful collection of works, performed with McCabe’s usual dazzling virtuosity and deep musicality. The album comprises works of differing styles best summarized as ‘post-modernist’ – individual, inspired, contemporary but not unfriendly to audiences; some are impressionist such as the title track by Peter Sculthorpe; jazz-inspired (Rochberg’s Carnival Music) and all are fine additions to McCabe’s recorded legacy.
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Item number MSV28585
Barcode 809730858529
Release date 01/01/2019
Category Piano
Label Divine Art
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists McCabe, John
Composers Sculthorpe, Peter
Rochberg, George
Maslanka, David
Koehne, Graeme
Hiscocks, Wendy
Banks, Don
Childs, Barney
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