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Gabriella Smart (piano)
Move Records cat. no. MD3296

Piano works by some of Australia's and China's most outstanding contemporary composers.

Dance tells an eloquent story: it is the physical, visceral celebration of life, from the frenzy of physical abandonment to the caress of a gentle embrace. Music is the pulse that keeps it alive. Composers over the centuries have taken dance forms and metamorphosed them into absolute music, as the supreme abstract expression of art.

Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7 and 10 comprise the program from Chinese Whispers, a performance of contemporary piano solos from Australia and China, and dance duets which tours Australia and China in 2005.

The remaining works are taken from a solo concert Smart gave for the 2003 Melbourne International Festival, the theme of which was the celebration of music and movement. The works of Ludovico Einaudi, Zhu Jian'er, Tan Dun and Michael Nyman are extensions of their ground breaking music for film.


Canzone popolare (c. 1500)
(from Le Onde)
Italy Ludovico Einaudi (1955-)
An Offering of Intimacy (1955) China Zhu Jian'er (1922-)
Latin Rhythms
(for prepared piano)
USA/Aus. Erik Griswold (1969-)
Suo (2000)China Qin Yi (1981-)
Traces (1992)China/USA Tan Dun (1957-)
'for Cornelius' (1982)USA Alvin Curran (1938-)
Within 'A Prayer at Lamplighting' (2000)
(piano, digital delay & glass rods)
Australia Constantine Koukias (1965-)
Scherzo (1983) China Jia Daqun (1955-)
Tango for Tim (1994) England Michael Nyman (1944-)
Five Bagatelles (1994) Australia Carl Vine (1954-)

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Music details: Five Bagatelles  
See also: Chamber Music   Solos and Duos  

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