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Though Malcolm Williamson lived in London for fifty years, many of the titles and first performance venues of his works confirm that he was at heart an Australian: as well as his pieces for Australian Bicentennial Year, 1988, his last two symphonies are both rooted in Australian culture. In 1965, he spoke about his nationality at the Conference on Music and Education in the Commonwealth held at the University of Liverpool, "... when I think about it I am certain that my music is characteristically Australian although I have never tried to make it so. We Australians have to offer the world a persona compounded of forcefulness, brashness, a direct warmth of approach, sincerity which is not ashamed, and more of what the Americans call 'get-up-and-go' than the Americans themselves possess." Indeed, the vigorous ebullience and emotional candour of his writing sets him apart from most other composers active in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century.
“Four early works by Malcolm Williamson show him bursting with talent in he 1950s. He himself plays the surprisingly austere Piano Sonata No. but it's the exaltation of the Elevamini Symphony that continues to impress.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****
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Williamson - Epitaphs
Born in Sydney, and a past “Master of the Queen’s Music”, many of Williamson’s works have been somewhat neglected. This is only the second recording of Sinfonia Concertante.
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Williamson - Orchestral Works Volume 1
‘The music here is really quite wonderful and is played with palpable affection and devotion and is recordied with
clarity and dynamism…. This release confirms him as a rather special composer' International Record Review
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Celebrating 50 Years Devoted To British Music - Set 2
Symphony No. 1 (1st Movement)
Symphony No. 1, Op. 20 (1st Movement)
Music for Orchestra
Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
Symphony No. 4 "Arctic"
Music for Strings
Rhapsody No. 2 (1924 rev.1941)
Symphonic Variations (1897)
Symphony No. 1 in C minor (4th Movement)
Symphony No. 4, Op. 53 (1st Movement)
Early One Morning
Irish Rhapsody No. 4 in A minor Op. 141 'The Fisherman of Loch Neagh and what he saw'
Symphony No. 3 (2nd Movement)
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Music for Children
An Old Song for small orchestra
Santiago de Espada Overture
Symphony No. 3 in C (2nd Movement)
“The consistently high quality of the performances is striking.” The Guardian, 31st December 2009 ***
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