PianoWorks

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.

Artist

Linda Kouvaras

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.


Press quotes

“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

Audio preview

Track Listing

    The Ormond Collection Linda Kouvaras

  1. City Views from the Sixth Floor, McCaughey Court
  2. postlude
  3. Tower
  4. postlude
  5. Chapel
  6. postlude
  7. The Yearning
  8. postlude
  9. Three St. Kilda Sketches Linda Kouvaras

  10. I
  11. II
  12. III
  13. Bandanon Suite for Piano Linda Kouvaras

  14. Secrets of the Amphitheatre
  15. Shimmering Haze on the Shoalhaven
  16. Lament for Helen
  17. Haunted Point
  18. Bundanon Rhapsody
  19. Old Forest Growth

Performers

Where to buy

PianoWorks 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

List price
$25.00 AUD
Thanks to
Ian Potter Foundation
Release date
2000
Copyright
© 2000 Linda Kouvaras
Phonogram
℗ 2000 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3233
Alternate catalogue number
MD3233
Barcode
EAN 9314574323320