Larry Sitsky: A Bio-Bibliography

Hardcover | April 1, 1997

byRobyn Holmes

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Exploring the personal and cultural experiences that have shaped the creative output of one of Australia's foremost composers, this fascinating study begins in a Russian enclave in northern China, progresses through student days in Sydney and San Francisco, and culminates with Sitsky's present position as Professor of Composition at The Australian National University in Canberra. The many influences on his work, including important professional and personal relationships with such eminent persons as the poet Gwen Harwood and the violinist Jan Sedivka, are discussed in detail as are the sources of much of the inspiration for Sitsky's compositions, now numbering close to 200. Of interest to scholars, students, and anyone interested in 20th-century music. In addition to presenting Sitsky's fascinating life story and expounding on the central position he has occupied for the past 40 years in Australia's musical culture, this important work provides for the first time comprehensive bibliographic references to all of Sitsky's compositions, his writing, his recordings, and his appearances as a pianist and lecturer on music. The book is a most valuable addition to any collection, for it is both a work of reference and a compelling story of the development of one of the most eclectic, visionary, and confronting artists of his generation.

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Exploring the personal and cultural experiences that have shaped the creative output of one of Australia's foremost composers, this fascinating study begins in a Russian enclave in northern China, progresses through student days in Sydney and San Francisco, and culminates with Sitsky's present position as Professor of Composition at Th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313290202

ISBN - 13:9780313290206

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"This much-needed book a comprehensive guide to the work of the Australian pianist, composer, and scholar Larry Sitsky....[H]er splendid biography of Sitsky occupies forty-nine pages or almost one quarter of the volume....Sitsky's life makes a fascinating story and Holmes tells it well."-A Journal of Music Research