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The Landscape of a New Zealand Composer

  • Title: The Landscape of a New Zealand Composer
  • Artist: Douglas Lilburn
  • Label: Sounz
  • Format: 10×CD BOX
  • Price: €99,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€86,12non-EU

“SOUNZ in collaboration with Radio NZ Concert and the producers Roger Smith and Gareth Watkins have produced a limited edition 10 CD boxed set of this remarkable documentary tracing the life and music of Douglas Lilburn.
The CDs are accompanied by a comprehensive booklet, which includes details of every source utilised, making it ideal as a resource for in-depth as well as ‘interest’s sake’ study.”

Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001) has been described as the"grandfather of New Zealand music," having worked in both conventional classical styles as well as pioneering electro-acoustic music in New Zealand. He was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, in 1915, and began studying music in 1937 at the Royal College of Music, London, where he was tutored in composition by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Returning to New Zealand in 1940, he was guest conductor in Wellington for three months with the NBS String Orchestra before moving to Christchurch in 1941, where he worked as a freelance composer and teacher until 1947. Between 1946 and 1949, and again in 1951, Lilburn was Composer-in-Residence at the Cambridge Summer Music Schools.