Vale Peter Sculthorpe

 The death was announced earlier this evening of Peter Sculthorpe AO, OBE, arguably the best known Australian composer of the day. He was aged 85.

His output included works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and choral works. He is possibly best known for his integration of Aboriginal and South East Asian idioms into his writing creating a distinct portrait of the Australian Landscape.

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Posted on August 8, 2014 @ 20.41
 

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