These works for piano by Linda Kouvaras were written in response to specific locations - as a reflection on the lived experience of three distinctly different sites.
The first is a residential college at Melbourne University, the second is the inner Melbourne bayside suburb of St. Kilda, and the third is a working farm and historic homestead situated on the Shoalhaven River in NSW.
Recorded on the Steinway piano in the new Iwaki Auditorium, all of the music on this CD are premiere recordings featuring the composer at the keyboard.
Linda Kouvaras is a pianist, composer and musicologist, with particular interests in contemporary music. She has recorded, commissioned, and premiered numerous contemporary Australian works for piano, performing extensively in city and regional centres.
“a collection of pieces that tantalises by its secrets ... thoroughly delights ... in hearing it one is almost bewitched by its wistful turns of melody, subtle chord-building and apparently improvisatory forms.”
— Graham Strahle, MCA Music Forum
“Linda Kouvaras has established a unique language of keyboard music in the tradition of the great composer/pianists ... remarkable”
— Margaret Throsby, ABC Classic FM
“PianoWorks shows the composer's intellectual grip and interpretative freedom ... the playing is articulate and expressive”
— Barbara Hebden, Sunday Mail
“The music and the performance are inspiring, enthusiastically tackling life in a spiritual sense while providing a spontaneity in a physical manner with the music itself.”
— Chris Copas, The Star
“the piano is the sole story-teller of many different scenes and personal thoughts. Kouvaras gives a faultless performance”
— Elizabeth Scarlett, ArtStream
- City Views from the Sixth Floor, McCaughey Court
- The Yearning
- Secrets of the Amphitheatre
- Shimmering Haze on the Shoalhaven
- Lament for Helen
- Haunted Point
- Bundanon Rhapsody
- Old Forest Growth
The Ormond Collection Linda Kouvaras
Three St. Kilda Sketches Linda Kouvaras
Bandanon Suite for Piano Linda Kouvaras
- Linda Kouvaras · piano · all except tracks 15, 16 and 17