New PDF release: Before and After Corroboree: The Music of John Antill

By David Symons

John Antill (1904-1986) used to be one of many prime composers of Australia's post-colonial interval. even supposing a comparatively prolific and lots more and plenty esteemed composer in Australia, Antill's wider recognition is continued mainly via his recognized ballet Corroboree - a piece which was once appeared to carry an genuine Australian musical variety earlier than either a countrywide and overseas viewers for the 1st time. via Sir Eugene Goossens' championship, the paintings was once heard by means of enthusiastic audiences in Australia, Britain, Europe and the united states, and used to be, for a few years, the best-known paintings of any Australian-born and resident composer. certainly it has remained, for either Australian and in a foreign country audiences, an Australian musical icon. David Symons lines Antill's improvement as a composer from his early, pre-Corroboree works, which reveal a overdue Romantic to post-impressionist type, via an research of the virile, dissonant, primitivist idiom of his magnum opus, to an exam of his later output of theatrical, orchestral and vocal/choral works. The booklet presents finished and helpful perception into Antill's musical output, even as focussing on extra special analyses of his significant works that have reached public performances and/or recordings. during this approach the booklet not just provides a developmental photo of Antill's works, but additionally demonstrates why they've got made him certainly one of Australia's so much popular musical creators of the post-colonial period.

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