Sunday, September 7, 2014

Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartets - Brodsky Quartet & Anne Sofie von Otter

Continuing on with Sculthorpe's String Quartets, this time with the Brodsky Quartet on Challenge Classics. Sculthorpe's quartets are some of my favorites, in the whole repertoire (along with yes, Shostakovich of course, Bartok, Rosner, Schubert, Vagn Holmboe, Beethoven etc.) Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic discs, the Sculthorpe thanks much!!!

Tzadik said...

You are very welcome!

bruce said...

This is great. One small thing which is not your fault, it should say 'Jabiru Dreaming' which means the traditional 'stories' told by generations of aboriginal occupants of the place called Jabiru:

'Dreaming' actually means: product of the mind, memory and intuition. So these 'stories' are passed down from one generation to the next as sacred lore. It is great that Sculthorpe's music is popular.

Tzadik said...

Hi bruce

Yes that is correct, they screwed up the spelling on this disc. I have several different recordings of Jabiru Dreaming (for Quartet and also String Orchestra) but I have to admit I never noticed the typo on the back here! Sculthorpe's music is somewhat popular, but nothing close to what it deserves, such is life for most late 20th-early 21st century composers sadly.