Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance

"ANZAC," Concerto for Nine Soloists and Orchestra by Barry Conyngham

Y WONG, W Thompson, I Holtham, J Brennan, D Immel, D Jones, R Schubert, K Murray, P Neville

Published : 2014

Abstract

The world premiere of Barry Conygnham's latest orchestral work "ANZAC" was given on 30 and 31 August, 2014 in Iwaki Auditorium. "ANZAC" is the creative result of the composer’s personal reflection on the ANZAC phenomenon. Written for the performance academic staff at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the work features nine soloists on flute, clarinet, flugelhorn, trombone, violin, cello, guitar, piano and percussion that may be seen as suggesting characters, moods, images, or memories, in dream-like references to confusion, nostalgia, ceremony and contradiction. One of the largest productions by collective effort from staff and students of the MCM, the premiere performances were enthusi..

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