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Peter Sculthorpe : The Making of an Australian Composer (Updated) (Paperback) (Graeme Skinner)

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Peter Sculthorpe, who died in 2014, remains Australia’s best-known composer and is widely held to be the most important creative musical spirit the country has produced. Beautifully written and fastidiously researched, this authorized biography provides an insight into Sculthorpe’s formation years: his quest for personal voice, and his arrival – through many creative friendships and collaborations – at a place in the collective heart of the nation. It charts the realization of a youthful vocation to become not merely a composer, but an Australian composer. Graeme Skinner’s biography is also a social history, examining Sculthorpe’s unique role in the creation of Australian musical modernism in the 1960s – an important era in Australia’s cultural evolution.
Edition: Updated
Number of Pages: 693.0
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New South Wales
Author: Graeme Skinner
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51411479
UPC: 9781742234618
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-5230

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