Sitsky, Larry

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Larry Sitsky was born in Tientsin, China in 1934, and came to Australia in 1951. He studied at the N.S.W. State Conservatorium of Music, and after graduating in 1954 continued his piano studies with Winifred Burston and later in the U.S.A. with Egon Petri. On his return to Australia, Sitsky took up positions at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the University of Queensland. From 1966 he has held various posts at the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University, including Head of Keyboard Studies and Head of the Department of Composition. Since 1994 he has held a personal chair.

He was awarded a Myer Foundation Research Grant to write a book on Ferruccio Busoni. A self-taught composer, his major works include: "Fantasia for piano" (1962); opera, "Fall of the House of Usher" (1965); "Apparitions" (1966); "Concerto for Two Pianos" (1967); "String Quartet" (1969); opera, "Lenz" (1970); De profundis Epistola (1982); opera, Golem (1993); 'Violin Concerto No. 4: The Dreaming' (1997); Trio for Two Cellos and Piano: Enochian Sonata (1999); and Symphony in Four Movements (2001).

From the description of Papers of Larry Sitsky. 1912-2003. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221437119

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creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. The jade flute : sonata No. 3 for solo flute [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. In pace requiescat : song cycle for soprano & strings, words after Poe [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Humble, Keith, 1927-1995. Sonata no. 2 / Keith Humble. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Barerq : for horn trio [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Symphonic elegy [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Armenia [music] : a suite for solo alto saxophone / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Sonatina 1910 [music] : freely transcribed for ensemble / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for violin, orchestra & female voices (ad lib) : Mysterium cosmographicum [music] / [music by] Larry Sitsky ; text from the writings of Johannes Kepler. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Gurdjieff concerto No. 2 : for violin with small orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Papers of Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for violin, orchestra & female voices (ad lib) : Mysterium cosmographicum [music] / [music by] Larry Sitsky ; text from the writings of Johannes Kepler. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for piano and orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fantasia no. 10 : for the Moore double keyboard piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Secret gates of the House of Osiris (from the Egyptian book of the dead) : for flute, viola, cello & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Prelude for orchestra : "Homage to Igor Stravinsky" [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Trio no. 4, "Romantica" : for violin, cello & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Santana : concert for clarinet and strings [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Santāna : concerto for clarinet & strings / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Variations on Waltzing Matilda : re-arranged for flute, violin & guitar [music] / L. Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Claviculis salomonis : for guitar quartet [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. The fourteen days of Bardo Thödol (Liberation by hearing on the after-death plane) : sonata for solo flute, no. 2 / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for piano and orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Ten sephiroth of the Kabbalah : for SATB, also playing some percussion instruments, & three percussion players / Larry Sitsky. California State University, Long Beach
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Sonata for solo flute / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Sphinx : concerto for cello and orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Narayana : for violin, cello & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Improvisation for harpsichord : being the harpsichord part of the overture to Fall of the house of Usher [music] / [Larry Sitsky]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Dimensions : for piano & 2 tape recorders [music] / L. Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Concertino for mandolin, with wind quartet [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Sonatina seconda [music] : transcribed for ensemble / [Busoni ; arr. Sitsky]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Eight oriental love songs [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Three songs for Ethel Harris [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. The phantom drummer of Tedworth : for solo percussion [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Suite for concert band : (in 5 movements) [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. De profundis [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Sonata for unaccompanied violin [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Arch (Fantasia no. 4) [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Trio no. 3 for baroque violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord : Agharti [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. The jade flute : sonata No. 3 for solo flute [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Music in the Mirabell garden [music] : song cycle for soprano & 8 players / words by Georg Trakl, translated by James McAuley ; [music by] Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Variations on Waltzing Matilda : for flute, guitar & cello [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Sinfonia for 10 players [music] / by Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fiery tales : a comic opera in one act [music] / libretto by Gwen Harwood ; [music by] Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fantasia no. 12 : "Pashupati Nath", for solo guitar [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. A Whitman cycle : six songs for low voice & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Sinfonia for 10 players [music] / by Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Sharagan : fantasia no. 5 for piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Violin concerto no. 3 : I ching. The eight trigrams [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fall of the House of Usher : one-act opera after Edgar Allan Poe [music] / Larry Sitsky ; libretto by Gwen Harwood. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry,. Two folk-settings for piano ensemble [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. String quartet No. 3 [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Trio no. 4, "Romantica" : for violin, cello & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fall of the House of Usher : one-act opera after Edgar Allan Poe [music] / music by Larry Sitsky ; libretto by Gwen Harwood. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry,. Atman, a song of serenity : for cello, violin & piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. A Whitman cycle : III. Look down fair moon [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Sonatina seconda [music] / Busoni, Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Three songs for Ethel Harris [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. A running-game song for children : to words by Michael Dugan's "Nonsense numbers" [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fantasia No. 3 : in memory of Don Banks [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Australian Musical Association. Records [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Sonata for unaccompanied violin : opus one [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Violin concerto no. 3 : I ching. The eight trigrams [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Seven meditations on symbolist art [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Gurdjieff concerto No. 2 : for violin with small orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry,. Symphonic elegy [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Sharagan : fantasia no. 5 for piano [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brumby, Colin, 1933-,. Three pastorales for medium voice, flute [music] / recorder, piano/harp / music by Colin Brumby ; words by Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for piano and orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Seven meditations on symbolist art [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Trio no. 3 for baroque violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord : Agharti [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Lenz : opera in one act, after Buchner's story [music] / libretto by Gwen Harwood ; music by Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. Concerto for piano and orchestra [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Improvisation and cadenza for solo viola [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. A song of love [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-. Music in the Mirabell Garden [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry, 1934-,. A Whitman cycle : III. Look down fair moon [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. De Profundis : piano reduction [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Seven statements for piano [music] / L. Sitsky. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Sitsky, Larry. Fantasia No. 2, in memory of Winifred Burston [music] / Larry Sitsky. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Australian Musical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Brumby, Colin, 1933-, person
correspondedWith Burston, Winifred, 1889-1976 person
associatedWith Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. person
associatedWith Dugan, Michael, person
associatedWith Harwood, Gwen, person
associatedWith Humble, Keith, 1927-1995. person
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith McAuley, James, 1917-1976. person
associatedWith National Flute Convention (1979 : Canberra, A.C.T.) corporateBody
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, person
associatedWith Sitsky, Larry. person
associatedWith Trakl, Georg, 1887-1914 person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Australia
Subject
Choruses, Sacred
Sonatas (Flute)
Songs (high voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble--Parts
Song cycles
Jews--Music
Violin music
Sonatas (Violin)
Concertos (Clarinet with string orchestra)--Scores
Composers--Archives
Piano music
Suites (Saxophone)
Occupation
Composers
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Birth 1934-09-10

Male

Australians

English

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