I have a touch of flu (or something) at present, so this month's news will be brief. I have completed a realization of Peter Tahourdin's 5th Symphony, which has never been performed. It is a powerful depiction of war and peace, conflict and reconciliation. Although there are some beautiful moments in the quieter sections, I feel the composer's personal despair at the kind of world we inhabit is a dominant factor throughout.
I have now turned to the forgotten C minor Symphony of G.W. Marshall-Hall (1892). Marshall-Hall was the founding director of the Melbourne Conservatorium. I should finish it this month, all being well.
I am expecting these two works to make up most of the second CD of my PhD project.
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