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Brett Dean: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)

Sydney Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra (viola section), Gondwana Voices & BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Jonathan Nott, Martyn Brabbins, David Robertson

Dean creates a Berg-like soundscape in which fragments of that Symphony [Brahms 4] fleetingly or sometimes not so fleetingly swim into focus...A similarly effective tension between classic fragments... More…



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Dean, B: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Work length34:00
  • Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Jonathan Nott
  • Recorded: November, December 2011
  • Recording Venue: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Australia

I. Hamburg, 1854

Track length12:11

II. The Hague, 1882

Track length9:59

III. Vienna, 1886

Track length4:08

IV. Jerilderie, 1879

Track length7:42

Dean, B: Testament

Work length14:55
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra, members
  • Martyn Brabbins
  • Recorded: November 2012
  • Recording Venue: Studio 1, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, England

Dean, B: Vexations and Devotions

Work length37:23
  • Gondwana Voices, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • David Robertson
  • Recorded: 22 July 2007
  • Recording Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London, England

I. Watching Others

Track length9:04

II. Bell and Anti-Bell

Track length15:38

III. The Path to Your Door

Track length12:41