Osborne: Late Harvest / Letters Home[CD]
~ The Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra(Australia - Import)
The eight original compositions that make up Late Harvest: Imagined Music of a Forgotten Australia were inspired by an exhibition of Australian Impressionist paintings held at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. These monumental paintings (by artists such as Charles Conder, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Jane Sutherland) redefined Australian art in the closing decades of the nineteenth century and have left an indelible mark on the national psyche. But where is the Australian music from the same era? This was the inspiration, and the point of departure, for Late Harvest. The pieces are in essence a musical diary, created in the spirit of the Impressionists, in and around the city of Melbourne.
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