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Greenaway: 'Aubade & Nocturne'

Magazine article Gramophone

Greenaway: 'Aubade & Nocturne'

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'Aubade & Nocturne'

Aurora Musis Arnica. The Blue Mountains.

Poems I-III. Elk Branches. Stay Awhile. Dawn of Evening. Etude in F minor.

Liena. Skylark.

Fantasia--exc. The Feud Suite. Flywheel.

At the Start of Day. Encore de lirico

Various artists

SG [F] S003G (61' * DDD)


The Australian composer, arranger and pianist Sally Greenaway works in a multiplicity of styles and genres, from orchestral film and concert works to jazz, neo-Baroque and Latin-inflected big band, chamber and solo music, as well as vocal music. Some works are 'functional' in the best sense of the word; others are the result of Greenaway's own irrepressible creative urges. But, as can be heard on this generous selection of music from across her entire career (even her 'Op 1', written at the age of 14, is included), the unifying factor is a direct and highly attractive musical language that at times recalls that of other Australian composers, such as Sean O'Boyle or Graeme Koehne, for whom communication is not a dirty word. …

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