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In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.

 

Autumn Rhapsody

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Margaret Brandman: Autumn Rhapsody


PERFORMANCE NOTES

Sensations CDThe latest recording of this work, performed by the composer, is available on SENSATIONS CD.

 

 

Autumn Rhapsody was composed during the Autumn months in Sydney, Australia, for inclusion in a programme of original works performed by the composer, at the World Forum concert, held at Oxford University (UK) in August 2012.

The work is both impressionistic and lyrical, featuring rich contemporary harmonies. The free rhapsodic sections are counter-balanced by rhythmic sections. The writing incorporates the wide compass of the piano while the dynamic range and sonorities help to create a meditative mood.

Dr Adrienne Wiley, Professor of Piano and performer from Central Michigan University USA commented after hearing a recording of the work:

"It is awesome! Such beautiful, pianistic, sensitive writing! I am so very, very grateful to hear such quality music!"

Autumn Rhapsody Margaret Brandman 2013Quote from the review of Rhapsodies to Rhumbas by Artie J. Brown:

"The highlight of the night was Margaret Brandman herself performing several of her works for piano. Of particular note was her performance of her newly-composed solo work, Autumn Rhapsody.This work demonstrated Brandman's affinity with jazz and solo piano writing, as well as her skills in performing classical piano. This piece was infused with virtuosic writing, as well as syncopated rhythms which had the audience tapping their feet."

Autumn Rhapsody is published by Furore Music and was listed as Product of the Week in November 2013.

Contact Furore to purchase this work.