South Australian pianist Gabriella Smart is internationally renowned for her innovative programming, brilliant interpretive technique and relentless advocacy for new music, particularly that involving the piano. Her recent PhD (University of Adelaide, 2018) focussed on the rich but neglected history of the colonial piano in Australia. As part of this project, Smart commissioned twelve composers to write works that took inspiration from this legacy, two of which are presented here on Works for Travelled Pianos.

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Finnish-born Australian composer Erkki Veltheim (b. 1976) took inspiration from the first piano in...