Peter Sculthorpe: The Making of an Australian Composer

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UNSW Press, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 693 pages
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Peter Sculthorpe, who died in 2014, remains Australia's best-known composer and is widely held to be the most important creative musical spirit the country has produced. Beautifully written and fastidiously researched, this authorized biography provides an insight into Sculthorpe's formation years: his quest for personal voice, and his arrival - through many creative friendships and collaborations - at a place in the collective heart of the nation.

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Graeme Skinner lives in Sydney. An independent scholar, musicologist, writer, and researcher, he has specialist interests in the history of Australian music and early Spanish chant and polyphony.

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