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Blue Silence - Australian music for cello & piano by Kats-Chernin; Grainger; Banks; Grant; Wesley-Smith; Farr; Munro / David Pereira, cello; Timothy Young, piano

Album Summary

>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Blue Silence, for cello & piano
>Grainger, Percy : La Scandinavie (Scandinavian Suite), for cello & piano
>Banks, Don : Studies (3), for cello & piano
>Grant, Alicia : Night Spell, for cello & piano
>Wesley-Smith, Martin : Morning Star Lament, for cello & piano
>Farr, Ian : Sonata for cello & piano
>Munro, Ian : Lucy Sleeps, for cello & piano
>Hindson, Matthew : Jungle Fever, for cello & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

This disc of Australian music for cello and piano is performed by Australian cellist David Pereira and his colleague, pianist Timothy Young. Pereira has established himself as an outstandingly versatile cellist with appointments to top professional positions, including principal cellist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and cellist with the Australia Ensemble.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
A full disc of Australian cello music is not to be sneezed at. Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957) wrote the title track as a possible relief from schizophrenia by way of calmness and meditation. It just might cure someone; it's a very lovely and comforting romantic piece. It is followed by the folklike, virtuosic Grainger suite. There is a one-movement sonata by Ian Farr (1941-2006) it is quite entertaining. Suddenly Lucy falls asleep in the arms of her father, Ian Munro (b. 1963) in a lovely, light atmosphere. At four minutes, this is the shortest piece on the program. Finally, we reawaken to Matthew Hindson (b. 1968) with a case of Jungle Fever. There's a good deal of life and vigor in this work. Pereira and Young play this varied program with feeling and musicality.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Llewellyn Hall, School of Music, Australian National Un (02/2011).



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Works Details

>Kats-Chernin, Elena : Blue Silence, for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Grainger, Percy : La Scandinavie (Scandinavian Suite), for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Banks, Don : Studies (3), for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Grant, Alicia : Night Spell, for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2006

>Wesley-Smith, Martin : Morning Star Lament, for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Farr, Ian : Sonata for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Munro, Ian : Lucy Sleeps, for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1992

>Hindson, Matthew : Jungle Fever, for cello & piano
  • Performers: David Pereira (Cello); Timothy Young (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998