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CD LAUNCH - Arabella Teniswood-Harvey


CD Launch: CARPE DIEM - piano music from Italy

Start Date

5th Aug 2016 1:00pm

End Date

5th Aug 2016 2:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall; 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

CD Launch


piano music from Italy

Arabella Teniswood-Harvey

Join us for the launch of Arabella Teniswood-Harvey's latest recording, Carpe Diem. During the launch, Arabella will perform selected works from Carpe Diem.

This recording celebrates the ongoing attraction of Italy and especially Rome as a place of artistic pilgrimage and inspiration. It premieres Australian composer Michael Kieran Harvey’s Carpe Diem (2015) in context with Italian-inspired solo piano works by significant composers of the past, including the Italian composers Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), the Hungarian Franz Liszt (1811-1886), the American Charles Griffes (1885-1920) and the Frenchman Pierre Petit (1922-2000).

1.00pm | Friday 5 August 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart


Concert only: $10
Concert and CD: $30 (door sales only for this option)

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ArabellaTeniswood-Harvey is an Australian pianist and art historian, interested in the interrelationships between music and visual art. Born in Hobart, Arabella studied piano in Melbourne where, in 1999, she was one of the few elite young musicians awarded full scholarship for the Australian National Academy of Music's inaugural Advanced Performance Program. Her solo piano recording The Ring of Bone: The Piano Music of Elisabeth Lutyens (MD 3354); and her duo recordings with British violinist Edwin Paling - Lennox Berkeley: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, and Solo Violin (MD 3361); and Kenneth Leighton: Music for Violin and Piano (MD 3358) - have been critically acclaimed in forums including Gramophone magazine.

Arabella holds degrees in music performance, art history and education. Her PhD research considered the impact of music on James McNeill Whistler's art. She has presented lecture-recitals on this topic in the USA and UK, using solo performance to illuminate her discussion and analysis of visual art, and her articles have been published in Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography, The British Art Journal, the Burlington Magazine and Psychology of Music. Arabella lectures at the University of Tasmania, and continues to perform chamber music and new music in national festivals.