"I n this first of 4 volumes that include more than 800 composers and over 30,000 compositions Stephen Pleskun traces the history and development of Classical music in Australia.
From obscure and forgotten composers to those who attained an international reputation this volume reveals their output, unique experiences and travails. The formation and demise of music ensembles, institutions, venues and festivals is part of the story and included in the narrative are performers, conductors, entrepreneurs, educators, administrators, instrument makers, musicologists, music critics and philanthropists. A concise yet comprehensive picture of Australian music making can be found in any given year.
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Published January 17, 2012
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