Australian music stars deceased in Disease

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Peter Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe (April 29, 1929 Launceston-August 8, 2014 Sydney) a.k.a. P. Sculthorpe, Sculthorpe, Peter, Peter Joshua Sculthorpe or Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO OBE was an Australian composer and film score composer.

His albums: Earth Cry, Kakadu, Mangrove, Island Dreamings / String Quartets, Second Sonata / Irkanda I / Irkanda IV / Cello Dreaming / Lament / Djilile, Music for Cello, The Complete String Quartets with Didjeridu and The Best of Peter Sculthorpe. Genres he performed include Classical music.

Sculthorpe is widely regarded as one of the most important composers in Australian history. He was strongly influenced by the music of the indigenous peoples of Australia, as well as the landscapes and sounds of the Australian bush. He created a unique style of music that combined elements of classical Western music with the rhythms, instruments and melodies of the music of Indigenous Australians.

Sculthorpe was born in Tasmania in 1929, and studied music at the University of Melbourne and Wadham College, Oxford. He taught at the University of Sydney for many years, and also held positions at universities in the United States and England.

In addition to his work as a composer, Sculthorpe was also a tireless advocate for the arts in Australia. He served as the Chair of the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, and was a member of many other arts organizations. In recognition of his contributions to Australian culture, he was awarded many honors, including the Order of Australia and the Order of the British Empire.

Sculthorpe continued to compose music almost up until his death in 2014, and his work continues to be performed and celebrated around the world.

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