Artists: David Pereira (cello), Ian Munro (piano).
Composers: Peter Sculthorpe.(b. 1929)
Sonata for Cello Alone (1959)
Requiem, for 'cello alone (1979)
Djilile, for cello and piano (1986)
Tailitnama Song, for cello and piano (1989)
Threnody, for solo cello (1991)
Into the Dreaming, for cello alone (1993)
Parting, for cello and piano (1995)
Tailitnama Song, for cello solo (1997)
From Saibai, for cello and piano (1997)
Label: Tall Poppies
Catalog #: TP136
The cello has been a major expressive tool for Sculthorpe throughout his career. Parting was originally conceived in 1947 and waited 48 years for its emergence in this form. The 1959 Sonata has lain dormant since its premiere, but the music became the Sonata for Viola and Percussion. From Saibai was premiered by Pereira and Munro in Wales, and Pereira has championed the famous Requiem, originally written for Nathan Waks.
David Pereira has given a gutsy passionate performance in all these works, and Ian Munro shows the many musicianly qualities that he will bring to his forthcoming recording of the complete piano works of Sculthorpe