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Jessica Cottis

Australian conductor Jessica Cottis presents a selection of music from her homeland, including Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Meale, plus the didgeridoo playing of William Barton.

Conductor Jessica Cottis was born in Australia and grew up there. Now based in the UK she regularly returns to conduct in Sydney, Queensland and Adelaide. Ahead of Australia Day later this week she presents a personal selection of contemporary music from her homeland, including orchestral works by Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Meale, and the didgeridoo playing of the virtuosic William Barton.

Image Credit: MJ Cruz.

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23 minutes

Music Played

  • Elena Katsā€Chernin

    Russian Rag

    Performer: Sarah Nicolls. Performer: Nicola Sweeney.
    • Signum.
  • Ross Edwards

    Maninyas - Violin Concerto - 1st mvt

    Performer: Dene Olding. Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stuart Challender.
    • ABC.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Earth Cry

    Orchestra: Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Christie.
    • ABC Classics.
  • Roger Bell

    Was Leiciester Square?

    Ensemble: Graeme Bell and his Australian Jazz Band.
    • Tempo.
  • Nigel Westlake

    Compassion - 1st mvt - Sim Shalom

    Singer: Lior. Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Nigel Westlake.
    • ABC Classics.
  • Malcolm Williamson

    Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Piers Lane. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Hyperion.
  • William Barton

    Dreamtime Duet

    Singer: Delmae Barton.
  • Peter Sculthorpe

    Memento Mori

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Brett Dean

    Three Caprichos after Goya

    Performer: Aleksandr Tsiboulski.
    • Naxos.
  • Andrew Schultz

    Interlude op. 100 no. 2 A gift of paper

    Performer: Antony Gray.
    • Wirripang.
  • Georges Lentz

    Caeli enarrant... Lumen de Lumine, Rho Ophiuchi Ophiuchi

    Ensemble: Ensemble 24. Director: Matthew Coorey.
    • Naxos.
  • Richard Meale

    Viridian

    Orchestra: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Porcelijn.
    • ABC.

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