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Peggy's Hothouse
A fascinating insight into Australia's only dedicated composers' house, which has become a hothouse of musical creativity, celebrating the generous vision of one of Australia's first international composers, Peggy Glanville-Hicks.
Her former home, a bohemian terrace house with a chandelier and Grecian mural in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, has become a unique and inspirational musical environment where 18 of our finest composers have lived and worked since 1990, in a series of composer residencies.
The program also explores the challenges for women composers through the experiences of five former residents: Elena Kats-Chernin, Liza Lim, Mary Ann Kiriakou, Ros Bandt, and Mary Finsterer, who have followed in the giant footsteps of Peggy Glanville-Hicks.
Producer Thomas Fitzgerald, a former resident and now a trustee of Peggy's house, also spoke with fellow composers Peter Sculthorpe, Anne Boyd, Matthew Hindson, Ross Edwards and Andrew Ford, as well as lawyer Shane Simpson, who is chair of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Trust.
In 2005, a financial crisis threatened the future of Australia's only composers' house but, fortunately, the sale was averted and the house is now in an expansion phase, being repaired and extended, and the music continues to blossom.
Narrated and produced by: Thomas Fitzgerald
Sound engineer: Andrei Shabunov
Executive Producer: Robyn Ravlich
Music details
Track Gymnopedie III from Three Gymnopedies
Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Performers The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
C Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Label and number ABC Classics 476 160-7
CD title: (Various Artists) Eternity - The Timeless Music of Australia's Composers
Duration: 1.15
Track Piano Improvisation
Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Publisher N/A
Performer Peggy Glanville-Hicks
CD Title N/A
Label and number - N/A Private recording.
Duration: 0'15
Track Etruscan Concerto
Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Publisher Riccordi
Performer Sydney Symphony Orchestra
CD Title Glanville-Hicks - Etruscan Concerto
Label and number ABC 476 3222
Duration: 3'09
Track Shower Songs
Composer Thomas Fitzgerald
Publisher N/A
Performer Thomas Fitzgerald
CD Title N/A
Label and number - no label
ABC archives recording
Duration: 1'42"
Track Russian Rag
Composer Elena Kats-Chernin
Publisher Boosey and Hawkes
Performer Lisa Moore (piano), Karen Sweeney (Violin)
CD Title Purple Black and Blues
Label and number Tall Poppies 147
Duration: 1'42
Track Peggy's Rag
Composer Elena Kats-Chernin
Publisher Boosey and Hawkes
Performer Lisa Moore (piano)
CD Title Purple Black and Blues
Label and number Tall Poppies 147
Duration: 1'05
Track Charleston Noir
Composer Elena Kats-Chernin
Publisher Boosey and Hawkes
Performer Lisa Moore (piano)
CD Title Purple Black and Blues
Label and number Tall Poppies 147
Duration: 0'42
Track Doo
Composer Elena Kats-Chernin
Publisher Boosey and Hawkes
Performer Sydney Philharmonia Choir
CD Title Unceremonius Processions
Label and number Wergo WER 20572
Duration: 1'07
Track Violin Concerto
Composer Mathew Hindson
Publisher Faber Music
Performer Lara St. John (vln), London Philharmonic Orchestra
CD Title Lara St. John
Label and number Ancalagon ANC -133
Duration: 3'39
Track Burning House
Composer Liza Lim
Publisher Riccordi
Performer Satsuki Odamura
CD Title Burning House
Label and number Vox Australis VAST 022-2
Duration: 3'11
Track Shower Songs
Composer Thomas Fitzgerald
Publisher N/A
Performer Thomas Fitzgerald
CD Title N/A
Label and number - no label
ABC archives recording
Duration: 1'14
Track Letters from Morroco
Composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Publisher Riccordi
Performer Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Patrick Thomas
CD Title Glanville Hicks - Etruscan Concerto
Label and number ABC 476 3222
Duration: 2'43
Track Shower Songs - Three Days
Composer Thomas Fitzgerald
Publisher N/A
Performer Thomas Fitzgerald
CD Title N/A
Label and number - no label
ABC archives recording
Duration: 2'47
Track Flight to Light
Composer Mary-Anne Kyriakou
Publisher N/A
Performer Mary-Anne Kyriakou
CD Title N/A
Label and number N/A private recording
Duration: 3'47
Track Shower Songs - Three Days
Composer Thomas Fitzgerald
Publisher N/A
Performer Thomas Fitzgerald
CD Title N/A
Label and number - no label
ABC archives recording
Duration: 0'48
Track Letters from Peggy
Composer Ros Bandt
Publisher N/A
Performer Ros Bandt
CD Title N/A private recording
Label and number N/A private recording
Duration: 4'21
Track Sleep
Composer Mary Finsterer
Publisher Boosey and Hawkes
Performer Mary Finsterer
CD Title Catch
Label and number ABC Classics 476 176 - O
Duration: 4'43
Track Piano Suite for PGH
Composer Thomas Fitzgerald
Publisher N/A
Performer Thomas Fitzgerald
CD Title N/A
Label and number N/A private recording
Duration: 7'39

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