Peter Tahourdin

Tahourdin's compositional output covers a wide variety of genres, from orchestral music (including five symphonies) to chamber music and music for the theatre (mixed media, ballet and opera), choral, electronic and educational music.

Peter Tahourdin (27 August 1928 - 28 July 2009) was an English-born Australian composer. He studied composition with Richard Arnell at Trinity College of Music in London, and in the years that followed various concert and broadcast performances of his music were given in England, Holland and Canada.

Tahourdin came to Australia in 1964 and was appointed visiting composer to the University of Adelaide. Later he spent a year in Canada before returning to Adelaide, where he worked as a composer, teacher and broadcaster. He established the first practical course in electronic music in Australia at the University of Adelaide in 1969. He left in 1973 to take up the post of lecturer (later senior lecturer) in composition and 20th century music at the University of Melbourne, where he has lived ever since. From 1978 - 79 he was chairman of the Composer's Guild of Australia. After he retired Peter devoted himself entirely to composition.

Tahourdin's compositional output covers a wide variety of genres, from orchestral music (including five symphonies) to chamber music and music for the theatre (mixed media, ballet and opera), choral, electronic and educational music.

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This album spans nearly a quarter of a century of composition in the field of chamber music by Peter Tahourdin. The pieces reflect Peter's compositional metamorphosis and encompass a myriad of influences and themes, from Indian ragas to the Carmina Burana.