Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014)

Peter Sculthorpe (Bridget Elliot)

Alternative last name spellings: –
Alternative first name spellings: Peter Joshua

“I love Australia passionately. I love our landscape. It’s influenced most of my work, really. Almost everything I´ve written is about the landscape. Trying to find, the sacred, the spiritual in it.”



Description: Peter Sculthorpe was an Australian music composer interested in the aspects of native Australian music. In his works he occasionally introduced a series of sounds and noises that guide the spectator on a journey into the depths of the Australian jungle.
Sex: Male Occupation: Composer, Conductor
Place of birth / death: Launceston, Tasmania / Sydney, Australia. Country tags: Australia
Periods: 20th century (first half), 20th century (second half), 21th century Genres: Chamber music, Native australian music, Opera, Choral music, Soundtrack.
Styles: Classical music, Nationalist music, Contemporary music. School / Group: –
Instruments: Orchestra Relatives: – 
Patrons: Sir Bernard Heinze, Australian Music Centre (AMC).  Master: Egon Wellesz, Wilfrid Mellers.



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Fictional stories (MC Universe): No
Music Composers vs. Chess Players: No


External links


  • Dunbar-Hall, Peter. Gibson, Chris (2004). Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places: Contemporary Aboriginal Music in Australia. Paperback, UNSW Press.
  • Graeme Skinner (2007). Peter Sculthorpe: the making of an Australian composer. UNSW Press.
  • Love, J. W. Kaeppler, Adrienne (2013). Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands. New York and London: Routledge.
  • Michels, Ulrich. (1992) Atlas de música, vol. 1 y 2. Madrid: Alianza Editorial
  • Morgan, Robert P. (1999). La música del siglo XX. Madrid: Akal.
  • Ross, Alex. (Julio 2013). El ruido eterno. Escuchar al siglo XX a través de su música. Barcelona: Seix Barral.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter (2009) “Rites of Passage”, Limelight, May 2009.