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James Penberthy interviewed by Laine Langridge in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2681296
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Penberthy, James, 1917-1999, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1988 Dec. 29 - Dec. 30 
6 tape reels (ca. 243 min) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, Full track, mono ; 7 in. 
Series

Esso Performing Arts collection.

Summary

Penberthy speaks of his family background, education, early interests in music and experiences studying at the Melbourne conservatorium. He talks about his early work with the National Theatre, founding the National Theatre Ballet Company, experiences composing and conducting ballets and travelling and studying in Europe under a scholarship. He discusses Australian music, composers and performances, operas and ballets with Aboriginal themes, ABC productions, the history of government assistance to composers and the Australian Music Centre. He speaks about his compositions, teaching and the founding of the Northern Rivers College conservatorium, his involvement in meditation and relaxation and his aspirations for the future.

Notes

Part of a collection of oral history interviews produced by the Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project.

Recorded at Lismore, New South Wales on December 29 and 30.

Also available online via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.oh-vn2681296

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (7 p.) and transcript available (112 p.) 
Subjects Penberthy, James, - 1917-1999 - Interviews.  |  Composers - Australia - Biography.  |  Music - Australia - Performance - History.  |  Composers - Australia - Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Potter, Michelle, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Langridge, Laine, Interviewer  |  National Library of Australia  |  Esso Australia  |  Esso Performing Arts and Oral History Archive Project

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