PETER DART (b.1953): Triptych for 2 Pianos, Traceries for Cello and Piano, BirdTalk for 2 Marimbas and Pre-recorded Sounds, 4 Short Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, of heaven and earth for Mezzo-Soprano, Flute, Percussion and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 08X057
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0592
Description: Painters sometimes talk about the intensity of the light they encounter in Australia. Peter Dart brings something of that brightness to his compositions, which are further animated by buoyant rhythms and a lively sense of humor, even mischief. They are, at the same time, anchored in a secure command of counterpoint, and given a timeless quality by his fondness for modal harmony. Most important of all, the technical mastery that gives these works their surefooted appeal is suffused with straightforward human warmth. Daniel Herscovitch (piano), Clemens Leske (second piano), Jenny Duck-Chong (mezzo), Sally Walker (flute), Geoffrey Gartner (cello), Brad Gill (percussion), Alison Pratt (marimbas).