The Team of Pianists present a programme of excellent piano works for solo, duo and two pianos.
Popular classics, including Liszt's 'Liebestraum', Debussy's 'Clair de Lune', Fauré's 'Nocturne', Granados' 'The Lover and the Nightingale', Mozart's 'Rondo Alla Turca 'and Handel's 'Harmonious Blacksmith', as well as works by Australian composers Broadstock's 'In the Silence of the Night', Gifford's 'Sonata,' Grainger's 'Country Gardens', Sitsky's 'Arch','Worrall's 'Scorpion Under Glass' and Chua's 'Dance, Dance, Dance'.
Acclaimed both for its high standards of artistry and professionalism, the Melbourne-based Team of Pianists has captivated audiences in Australia and overseas for nearly twenty years.
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- Harmonius Blacksmith Variations George Frideric Handel
- Clair de lune Claude Debussy
- Sonata Helen Gifford
- Rondo Alla Turca Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Nocturne Op. 36 in E♭ Gabriel Fauré
- Country Gardens Percy Grainger
- The Lover and the Nightingale Enrique Granados
- Danza (Spanish Dance No. 5) Enrique Granados
- In the Silence of the Night Brenton Broadstock
- Liebestraum No. 3 in A♭ Franz Liszt
- Arch (Fantasia No. 4) Larry Sitsky
- Scorpion Under Glass David Worrall
- Sketch Portrait David Worrall
- Dance, Dance, Dance (Episode No. 2) Sonny Chua
- Darryl Coote · tracks 1—3
- Alex Furman · tracks 4—6
- Linda Kouvaras · tracks 7—9
- Robert Chamberlain · tracks 10—13
- Sonny Chua · track 14
Sonny Chua's music reveals an accumulation and assimilation of seemingly incongruous ideas, displying the use of a broad palette, with myriad influences from classical, pop, jazz, rock, folk to "techno" music.
Brenton Broadstock is now one of Australia's most well established, respected and successful mid-generation composers.
Like Sculthorpe and Grainger before her, Australian composer Helen Gifford has found inspiration in the gamelan and Balinese music.
George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions.
Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) is one of Australia's best known composers. A brilliant arranger of folk music but also a pioneer in percussion and electronic music, Grainger's Warriors was recently heard in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, pianist, organist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his era, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.
Born in Lerida in 1867, Enrique Granados studied the piano and composition in Barcelona and then in Paris, returning to Barcelona in 1889. He won distinction as a pianist and popularity in Spain with his contributions to the form of zarzuela.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School").
Larry Sitsky's activities as a composer, pianist, writer, broadcaster and teacher place him inevitably to the fore among today's ambassadors of contemporary Australian piano music. Through his work to date he has made a significant contribution to the Australian music tradition.