David Pereira: Cello Works

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David Pereira: Cello Works

First recordings of David Pereira’s compositions for cello.

David Pereira - cello
Lianah Jaensch - cello
Edward Neeman - piano

    • Tall Poppies CD
    • TP269


    David Pereira:

    Lullaby for Yvana for cello and piano
    Black Mountain Views for solo cello
    The Very Sad Fish Lady Suite for cello and piano
    J.S. Bach: Preludes BWV 1009, 1008, 1012 arr. for two cellos by D.C.Pereira
    Wildfire for cello and piano
    Sonata for cello and piano


    Tall Poppies is proud to present the first recording of David Pereira’s compositions for cello. Written over 20 years, these works show a clear understanding of the instrument (unsurprisingly) and often show a mischievous side that is rare in classical music these days. Responding to his surroundings in Canberra, his children and grand-children, and to the art of fellow Canberra painter Micky Allen, David’s music takes us on surprising journeys.

    It is marvellous that a sought-after teacher is promoting a gifted protégé (Lianah is extraordinary!) and Canberra pianist Teddy Neeman has been advising with the piano writing as well as performing these works.

    The Bach suite arrangements are unusual, but make a terrific set of pieces for cello teachers to play with their students.

    Many thanks to ANU for providing the Larry Sitsky Recital Room in which to record this music.

    And many thanks to Kangaroo Valley-based artist Githe Pilbrow for her interpretation of Klimt’s Pear Tree for our cover.