David Joseph Selected Works, Volume 1

David Joseph Selected Works Vol. is now available. It features performances by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra

The Selected works of David Joseph Vol. 1 features performances by the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra. This disc includes the Clarinet concerto commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and written for Clarinettist Nigel Sabin and the Symphony for organ and strings. IMAGES for Orchestra (1984) written after returning from a year living in Spain, was recorded by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, under Dobbs Franks, before a live audience at the ABC's Studio 520 at Adelaide. THE DREAM for Small Orchestra (1985) Commissioned by the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra as part of its 10th anniversary concert programme, was recorded before a live audience. CLARINET CONCERTO (1989) Commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and written for clarinettist Nigel Sabin, was recorded before a live audience at the ABC's Odeon Theatre, Hobart. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Dobbs Franks. SYMPHONY for Organ and Strings (1990) Commissioned by the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra for the new Organ at the Adelaide Town Hall in 1989 and was recorded before a live audience at the Adelaide Town Hall. The Adelaide Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Graham Abbott, with soloist Melville Waters.

The Following is a partial transcript from the ABC program "The Music Show" which was broadcast in October 2006:

Andrew Ford: David Joseph is not a household name. Move has put out two CDs of this Australian Composer, and what fine music this is.

Martin Buzacott: Why in this age of widespread arts funding a composer this good has to make his living as a lawyer?

But these are two marvellous discs. They mainly consist of live recordings and they cover his career from when he emerged as an interesting young composer in the early 1980s, and to now when he's writing what I think is some of the best music in Australia at the moment.

Andrew Ford: This piano concerto is astonishing. Absolutely extraordinary. Is there a better Australian piano concerto? Played by Michael Kieran Harvey and what a performance!

Andrew Ford: this is mostly orchestral music including a clarinet concerto and an organ symphony and for me they're the most impressive of works.

Martin Buzacott: I'm a big fan of study for strings "Scherezade" as well. What he's got is this amazing ear for orchestration. You can see that developing from the early works like 'Images' right through to the later pieces where the orchestration becomes not just an experiment in itself but it becomes integral to the musical statement. What I like is the sense of . . .

Martin Buzacott: Sense of drama within his music. It's always really exciting but naturally so - it's not forced. Extraordinary

Andrew Ford: let's hope these discs are snapped up, but also fall in the hands of those who program for our orchestras around the country.

Artists

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was founded as a 17 player radio ensemble in 1936 and performed its first series of public concerts in 1937. Mr William Cade, an Adelaide born musician who had worked in London with Sir Thomas Beecham, was the orchestra's first conductor.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has an enviable reputation as one of the world's great small orchestras. It has a full-time playing strength of 47 musicians, which can be augmented for specific programming purposes.

Graham Abbott

One of Australia's best-known orchestral and opera conductors, Graham Abbott is also a respected teacher and is often involved in educational projects such as music camps and residencies across Australia.


Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Images for Orchestra (1984) David Joseph 12:33
  2. The Dream for Small Orchestra (1986) David Joseph 15:03
  3. Clarinet Concerto (1989) David Joseph

  4. First movement 4:24
  5. Second movement 8:34
  6. Symphony for Organ and Strings (1990) David Joseph 20:15

Performers

Composer

David Joseph

Born in Melbourne in 1954, David Joseph showed no early musical aptitude. Early childhood musical influences, however, came from Russian music - Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev, the Red Army choir, Russian folk music and art. These influences remained all through life, and engendered a great love of Russian schools, especially Stravinsky, Borodin, Rachmaninov and the like.


Where to buy

David Joseph Selected Works, Volume 1 can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
60 minutes 49 seconds
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
2005
Copyright
© 2005 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 2005 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical, Orchestral, Organ
Catalogue number
MD 3301
Alternate catalogue number
MD3301
Barcode
EAN 9314574330120