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Larry Sitsky: De Profundis

Features 'De Profundis' based on texts by Oscar Wilde, in addition to 'Violin Concerto No.2', 'Fantasia No.2' and 'Petra'.

Oscar Wilde's text for 'De Profundis' written in the dark days following his trial inspired Sitsky's illuminating and intense musical interpretation. Baritone Lyall Bevan, percussionist Graeme Leak, the Petra and Canberra School of Music String Quartets give superb performances of this intense work.

In addition this disc features the 'Violin Concerto No.2' which was inspired by the writings of the influential philosopher Gurdjieff and juxtaposes the musical languages of the East and West.

It also includes two compositions for piano performed by the composer: 'Fantasia No.2' and 'Petra'.


Larry Sitsky

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.

Press quote

“As is the case with the other pieces on this disc, 'De Profundis' receives an exemplary performance.”

Opera Australia

Audio preview

Track Listing

    De Profundis Larry Sitsky

  1. The bitterness of disgrace 3:33
  2. The letter 3:14
  3. Oscar reflects on his former greatness 2:09
  4. The rebuke (Melodrama) 2:26
  5. New understanding 2:23
  6. Suffering: The other half of life 2:38
  7. Resolution 6:05
  8. Gurdjieff: Violin Concerto No. 2 Larry Sitsky

  9. Dolce, rubato 4:33
  10. Allegro 1:34
  11. Allegretto 4:17
  12. Andantino-allegro 3:14
  13. Andante con moto 3:58
  14. Allegretto-allegro 1:41
  15. Larghetto 3:15
  16. Fantasia No. 2 Larry Sitsky 9:38
  17. Petra Larry Sitsky 4:48


Where to buy

Larry Sitsky: De Profundis is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Larry Sitsky: De Profundis is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including 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
59 minutes 26 seconds
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1989 Move Records
℗ 1989 Move Records
Australian, Classical, Orchestral, Vocal
Catalogue number
MD 3084
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574308426