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Recent Releases
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TP259 - Australian Fantasia
Orchestral Works by David Stanhope
David Stanhope
This CD presents orchestral works by David Stanhope and four of his transcriptions for orchestra. Except for Olympic Fireworks, which was part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games opening ceremony, all these works are hitherto unperformed in public.
TP256 - Transformation
Music by Roger Smalley
Adam Pinto (piano)
Chris Tonkin (electronics)
Paul Tanner (percussion)
Roger Smalley was one of Australia's most respected composers. He eschewed popular styles and wrote an oeuvre of works that are both thrilling and challenging, and always of the highest musical level. This project is a loving tribute from three musicians from Perth, Western Australia who have recorded three previously unrecorded works by Smalley.
TP255 - Australian Premières David Stanhope
None of these symphonies has ever been performed in public. Once you've heard this music you will wonder why. All three works are definitely worth hearing. By making use of his digital orchestra, David Stanhope has breathed life into these neglected works, making them available to be heard for the first time.
TP254 - In Other Words Anna McMichael (violin), Daniel de Borah (piano)
Transcriptions have long been a popular genre. Composers rework their own compositions and often those of others, whether as tribute or appropriation. The recreated pieces selected for violin and piano for this CD were both written and arranged for this combination by Brahms, Schumann, Liszt and Stravinsky. This lovely program was devised by violinist Anna McMichael with pianist Daniel de Borah, two of Australia's most accomplished musicians.
TP253 - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Christ Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)
This is one of the most extraordinary of Haydn's late works. Five versions exist, including the original orchestral work. This keyboard version was made by his publisher, Artaria, and was thoroughly approved by the composer. It is a work full of passion and contemplation and given a superlative performance. It is the first Australian recording of this piece, and it shines in comparison to the six other performances currently available on CD.
TP252 - Diamond Morning
Music for Two Pianos
Viney-Grinberg Duo
As the Duo says: "This recording celebrates musical minimalism and its ability to move in time, space and memory in a maximal way. Through vivid evocations of diverse geographies, a groove-inflected narrative wends through locales such as Bali, Persia, New York City, the Northern California/Nevada border, and Australia's Wollombin/Mount Warning, in northern New South Wales."
TP251 - The Sonata Project Bernadette Harvey (piano)
This project, the inspiration of pianist Bernadette Harvey, is an ongoing commissioning program for the creation of new large-scale compositions for solo piano. Through her performances and recordings of these works, Bernadette's mission is being realized - to provide a platform on which to amplify the work of 21st century composers, to enlarge the number of large-scale sonatas written by women composers, and to ensure the future of the solo acoustic piano recital.
TP248 - Music for Percussion and Electronics Louise Devenish (percussion)
Louise Devenish is based in Western Australia and is an active performer, including with such ensembles as Decibel, Speak Percussion and The Sound Collectors. This recording was made as a result of a series of recitals (Music for One Percussionist 2012-14). The composers presented are all award-winning middle-generation Australians whose music is reaching audiences nation-wide.
TP247 - Mozart Keyboard Sonatas KV330-332 Geoffrey Lancaster (fortepiano)
Geoffrey Lancaster is still wowing audiences in the fifth decade of his performing career. Tall Poppies first recorded Geoffrey playing Mozart way back in 1991 when he accompanied the Song Company in their Unexpurgated Mozart recording. Here we are 26 years later still recording and releasing the music of this ever-fascinating composer.
TP246 - Immersion (various artists)
Six musicians journey into an exploration of darkness and light, immersing themselves into an unknown landscape; wholly open to acts of transformation upon their psyches, they sink into an abyss of dreams.
TP245 - Home by Eleven Mix't Trio
This debut album features all-Australian cross-genre works that bring together classical, Latin, African and jazz in a unique way, and performed by Paul Tanner (percussion), Adam Pinto (Piano) and Matt Styles (saxophones).
TP242 - Yakiya Tripataka
Yakiya is the debut release by Melbourne band Tripataka. This album presents a blend of original compositions that capture the endless inspiration the band members derive from the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other styles of music from around the world. Trained in these intercultural forms of music as well as jazz and European classical music, the breadth of the band members' combined experience and instrumental resources far surpass that of a typical contemporary jazz trio.


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