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Peter Sculthorpe: Piano Music

30 years of piano music by Peter Sculthorpe, one of Australia's finest composers. With exemplary performances by The Team of Pianists, Michael Hannan and Sculthorpe himself.

Contains 30 years of Sculthorpe's compositions for piano, from the versatile miniature duets through to the charming 'Rose Bay Quadrilles' and the eclectic scraping sounds of 'Koto I and II'. Also includes 'Sonatina (1954)',' Night Pieces', 'Callabonna', 'Mountains', 'Dijilile', 'Nocturnal', 'Sea Chant', 'Left Bank Waltz' and 'Landscape'.


Peter Sculthorpe

Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1929 and passing away in 2014, Peter Sculthorpe was one of Australia's best-known composers and a fine pianist. Recordings of Sculthorpe's orchestral works and music for strings have won a number of Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA).

Team of Pianists

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.

Press quotes

“"Team of Pianists" provides a deep insight into Sculthorpe's work. All of the compositions give stimulus to the imagination, and the last three give incentive for compositional experiment. The performance by Max and Darryl Cooke highlights the melodious and rhythmic charm of these pieces...The excellent standard of performance penetrates varied facets of contemporary piano music.”

— Dulcie Robertson, Australian Music Teacher

“Here we have what must be considered the definitive recording of Sculthorpe's piano music ... It belongs on the shelves of all those who have an interest in Australian music and what this country has done culturally.”

The Age - Green Guide

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Four little pieces for piano duet Peter Sculthorpe

  1. Morning song 2:10
  2. Sea chant 1:58
  3. Little serenade 2:30
  4. Left Bank waltz 2:08
  5. Callabonna Peter Sculthorpe 3:51
  6. Night pieces Peter Sculthorpe

  7. Snow :48
  8. Moon :55
  9. Flowers 1:28
  10. Night (from 'Sun Music 1') 1:35
  11. Stars 1:38
  12. Mountains Peter Sculthorpe 4:10
  13. Djilille Peter Sculthorpe 4:41
  14. Rose Bay Quadrilles Peter Sculthorpe William Stanley 4:36
  15. Nocturnal Peter Sculthorpe 6:53
  16. Sonatina Peter Sculthorpe 6:58
  17. Koto I Peter Sculthorpe 6:30
  18. Koto II Peter Sculthorpe 5:02
  19. Landscape Peter Sculthorpe 12:40
  20. Two easy pieces Peter Sculthorpe

  21. Sea chant 1:48
  22. Left Bank waltz 1:28


Where to buy

Peter Sculthorpe: Piano Music is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Spotify and Apple Music.

Peter Sculthorpe: Piano Music 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

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
73 minutes 47 seconds
Martin Wright
Release date
June 1990
© 1990 Move Records
℗ 1990 Move Records
Australian, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3031
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574303124