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Author McCallum, Peter, author.

Title The centenary of the Con : a history of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1915 - 2015 / Peter McCallum ; consulting editor, Julie Simonds.

Published Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.7119441 MCCA    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 264 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 249 - 255) and index.
Contents Preface - 1 Carmichael's folly - 2 'Amazing revelations' - 3 The regular dynamo - 4 Cross rhythms - 5 Thinking of England - 6 The advent of aunty - 7 Conductor and director - 8 Apogee and apocalypse - 9 Local talent - 10 The Age of Aquarius - 11 All that jazz - 12 Distant spires and antique towers - 13 The last night of the Con - 14 From the New World - Notes - Index.
Summary "It's been at the heart of Sydney's cultural life, home to leading musicians and the first full-time orchestra in the country. Perched on the shore above the harbour, its distinctive turrets have welcomed generations of music lovers arriving at dusk for a concert...The Sydney Conservatorium of Music celebrates its centenary in 2015. This lavishly illustrated history records its story, from its humble beginnings in the old Government House stables, to its current accommodation in facilities that are, by any measure, outstanding...Peter McCallum recounts the stories of renowned performances as well as the many colourful characters who have worked at the Con: Henri Verbrugghen, Eugene Goossens and Rex Hobcroft, innovative directors who shaped the institution; great musicians Florence Austral, Roger Woodward, Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Charles Mackerras, Malcolm Williamson, Peter Sculthorpe and Don Burrows; the teachers and the students. Behind the scenes, there was always the need to accommodate changes in musical style, secure funding and navigate relationships with government, the University of Sydney and the other musical institutions."--Bookjacket.
Other author Simonds, Julie, editor.
Subject University of Sydney. Sydney Conservatorium of Music -- Centennial celebrations.
University of Sydney. Sydney Conservatorium of Music -- History.
Music -- New South Wales -- Sydney.
Conservatories of music -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History.
Variant Title A history of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1915 - 2015
ISBN 9781743318973