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Through a Glass Darkly - Coming soon

Thursday, 1 March 2007 - 10:42am

The recent chamber works of Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley are the feature of a disc recorded with the former Australian String Quartet (now known as the Grainger Quartet); horn player Darryl Poulsen, violinist Paul Wright and the composer himself at the piano. 

Smalley notes the works are

Based on deconstructed fragments of music by Chopin and Brahms, (which) means that they all, in their different ways, grapple with the problem of the reintegration of tonality, a problem which I found creatively very stimulating.

Entitled Through a Glass Darkly, and recorded in both Perth and Adelaide, the CD includes Smalley’s Piano Quintet, the Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano and String Quartet No. 2 (Melba MR 301112).