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Peter Sculthorpe: Earth Cry; Piano Concerto ()

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composed by Peter Sculthorpe

A sense of adventure pervades the music of Peter Sculthorpe, an eclectic composer who has mingled sounds of the Pacific islands and Australia with the timbres of the western symphony orchestra to dramatic effect. However, this mingling of cultures sometimes sounds forced and too obvious, and Sculthorpe's music occasionally takes on the artificiality of a Hollywood soundtrack. This 2004 release from Naxos requires a suspension of disbelief, and listeners should hear the whole disc before passing judgment. Best of the ...

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