Sculthorpe: Complete String Quartets with Didjeridu [2 CDs + Blu-ray Audio]

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The two-time winner of the top Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Del Sol String Quartet team up with didjeridu virtuoso Stephen Kent to bring to life the unique Complete String Quartets with Didjeridu by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. Elected an Australia National Trust Living Treasure in 2002, Sculthorpe’s output relates closely to Australia‘s social and physical climate and the Pacific Basin cultures. Since the mid 1980s, Kent pioneered the contemporary use of didjeridu in myriad associations and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Sculthorpe passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the age of 85. He was arguably Australia’s most famous composer. “His charm mixed with an instinct for austerity, spareness and an imagination for the sounds of a lonely Australian place created a uniquely distinctive musical voice,” said Peter McCallum of the Sydney Morning Herald. “Sculthorpe was the first Australian composer to create a distinctly Australian sound and style that communicated to a wide local and international audience [...] His genial influence on students and composers encouraged generations of composers to look inward rather than abroad to discover their own voice.”

Product Description:

  • Release Date: September 30, 2014

  • Catalog Number: DSL-92181

  • UPC: 053479218124

  • Label: Sono Luminus

  • Number of Discs: 3

  • Composer: Peter Sculthorpe

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Del Sol String Quartet

  • Performer: Stephen Kent