Tall Poppies Records is proud to release this important recording of the Complete Works for Solo Piano by Australian composer David Lumsdaine. The music, spanning nearly 30 years of Lumsdaine’s compositional life, contains important markers of his compositional concerns and how they have changed through the years. It reveals David Lumsdaine as one of our most important compositional voices, and how important Australia is to him, especially during his residence in the UK. He is clearly fascinated with Australian birdsong, and has a profound relationship with the music of Bach.
In this recording he has the perfect advocate in Australian pianist Mark Knoop. Knoop’s performances are astonishing in their virtuosity and their respect for the music. It is hard to imagine a more perfect rendition of this tough but immensely rewarding music.
This recording has been funded by the Australia Council.
Ruhe sanfte, sanfte ruh’
Six Postcard Pieces