Julian Cochran

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Julian Cochran in 1998

Julian Cochran (born 14 June 1974) is an English-born Australian composer.

Cochran's earlier works show stylistic influences from Impressionist music and his later works are more noticeably influenced by Classical music and folk music of Eastern Europe.[1] Cochran's piano compositions, such as the Piano Sonatas, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer.[2] The piano works include Russian Toccata, eight Preludes for Piano Forte, four Scherzi, five Romanian Dances, Animation Suite composed of Tin Sentinel, Fire Dance, Clockwork Doll, Wooden Dolls (Matreshki) and Flydian Galop, five Mazurkas, the two-part impressionistic work Maelstrom, two Waltzes and three Piano Sonatas.[3] Cochran also wrote orchestral and chamber music including the trio for violin and oboe trio, sextet for string quartet, oboe and bassoon Zorya Vechernyaya, the orchestral work "Symphonic Tale" and choral works.[4]

Cochran repudiated the pairing of artistic identity and assumed heritage for artists working in the 21st Century thus rejecting notions of an Australian Musical Style[5] and Cochran developed an individual tonal approach incorporating classical structures. This tonality commonly made effective use unusual scales; for example the scale consisting of alternating tones and semitones[6] as used in Tin Sentinel thought to have first been used in Persian music of the 7th century AD;[7] and the scale of alternating semi-tones and tone-and-a-halves used for Scherzo No. 3.[6]

Cochran's public success began with the reaction to a performance of his music at Carnegie Hall [8] and followed by radio broadcasts on ABC Classic FM [9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] catalyzing further interest in the study of Cochran's works.[17]

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  1. ^ Australian Music Centre. "Julian Cochran". 
  2. ^ Graham Spicer. "Composer Julian Cochran on music, maths and method". Gramilano.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Stephen Pleskun (2012). A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 3. Xlibris Corporation.  Stephen Pleskun (2012). A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 4. Xlibris Corporation. 
  4. ^ "Complete Published Works by Cochran". Cochran Archives. 2011-07-19. 
  5. ^ Julian Cochran (2011-07-18). "Music Compositions – Defining a National Style « Composing Notes". Composingnotes.wordpress.com. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Scales and Musical Language « Composing Notes". Composingnotes.wordpress.com. 2011-09-03. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Schillinger, Joseph (1946). Schillinger System of Musical Composition. C. Fischer, Inc. (New York). 
  8. ^ Sauter Pianomanufaktur. "Sauter Pianos (Noticias y eventos :: News :: Sauter Concert 275 In Carnegie Hall)". Sauter-pianos.de. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Friday 8 April 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Saturday 30 July 2011". Abc.net.au. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Wednesday 4 May 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Wednesday 16 March 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Friday 11 March 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Saturday 27 August 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Playlist for Classic Breakfast with Emma Ayres, 6:05AM - 9:05AM, Friday 11 March on ABC Classic FM". Limelight Magazine. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "Playlist for Classic Drive with Julia Lester, 4:05PM - 7:00PM, Monday 14 March on ABC Classic FM". Limelight Magazine. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  17. ^ Campbell, Lance (2012-10-03). "Art in Many Forms". SA Life: 96.