First Thursdays Replay – The life, times and music of Roy Agnew
We had a bit of trouble with the extracts which is why Rita has commented about only a few bars being heard, but that has now been rectified and all the extracts are included.
Roy Agnew was a successful Australian musician. As a pianist he was a popular recitalist in Sydney, where he spent much of his life; his original works were well received by audiences and very often published; he was a much-loved teacher of piano (and composition) in schools and privately, joining the staff of the NSW Conservatorium not long before his untimely death, aged 53, in 1944. He was also a broadcaster on the then very young ABC where he introduced contemporary classical music to listeners.
In today’s First Thursday, Rita Crews will be discussing research on the life, times and music uncovered in the new book “Breaking the Drought”, which she wrote in collaboration with Jeanell Carrigan.
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