March 25, 2009 "Australian Composers"
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This week's program features music by Australian composers: Philip Houghton, Nigel Westlake, Richard Lenz, and
The program begins with the three movement work "Opals" for four guitars by Phillip Houghton. Originally trained as an
artist, Houghton began formal music studies at age 20, but was self-taught on guitar beginning at age 9.
Nigel Westlake is one of Australia's leading film composers. His award-winning score to a film on Antarctica has been
adapted into a suite from music from the film.
Richard Lenz is a guitarist-composer who performs in Duo Lenz with Ruth Lenz. Three movements from his Summer Solstice
are heard here.
Best known as one of the world's leading classical guitarists, John Williams had an unexpected "hit" with his
Aeolian Suite for guitar and orchestra in 1998. The work is based on several Medieval Italian tunes and original music.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2008 at 1300 ET
Program ID# 09-D65-00012
Title: Australian Composers
Total length: 58:57
In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)
Phillip Houghton: Opals:
San Francisco Guitar Quartet
Nigel Westlake: Antarctica Suite John Williams, guitar
London Symphony Orchestra
Paul Daniel, conductor
Richard Lenz: Summer
Solstice Duo Lenz
John Williams: Aeolian Suite
John Williams, guitar
William Goodchild, conductor
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