Which composers and works come to mind when you think of the great symphonies of the 20th century? Shostakovich’s Fifth? Sibelius’s Seventh? Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie  perhaps? Are Australian symphonies and their composers on your list? Unbeknownst to many, there is a considerable body of Australian symphonies from the 1890s to the present. However, our lack of awareness of this music has prevented its dissemination at home or to the major music centres of the world.

1890s – 1930s: THE PIONEERS

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