Roger Woodward

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Roger Woodward AC OBE (born 20 December 1942) is an Australian classical concert pianist.

Roger Woodward performing at the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, Sydney.

Biography[edit]

Roger Woodward was born in 1942 in Chatswood, a suburb of Sydney, the youngest of four children to Gladys and Frank Woodward. He studied church music with Kenneth Long in Sydney, and, at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music, conducting with Sir Eugene Goossens, piano with Alexander Sverjensky and composition with Raymond Hanson. He won the piano section of the 1964 ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, beating David Helfgott in the final.[1]

In 1965 he continued his studies in Poland with Zbigniew Drzewiecki. He made his debut with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and later with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He rose to international prominence in a series of collaborations with Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Jean Barraqué, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Toru Takemitsu, Franco Donatoni, Luciano Berio, Leo Brouwer, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt, James Dillon and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Sviatoslav Richter invited him to appear at many European festivals; he has performed at over 100 festivals around the world, including nine appearances at the London Proms.

In late 1974-early 1975 Woodward rallied colleagues, within a 14 day period, to present a benefit concert at the Sydney Opera House for people made homeless by Cyclone Tracy in Darwin.

He became strongly associated with the Solidarność movement in Poland.

He was the Music Patron of the inaugural Sydney International Piano Competition in 1977, and a member of the jury for the 1981 competition.

In 1983 he performed the complete works of Frédéric Chopin for the Sydney Festival.

In 1990 he founded the Sydney Spring International Festival of New Music and Visual Arts. He artistically directed the festival, held annually for twelve years, involving many world premiere performances. ABC Classic FM Radio recorded and broadcast all concerts. A number of these were released as CD recordings by Etcetera, Holland, winning international awards.

In 2002 he was appointed founding directorof the School of Music and Dance at San Francisco State University. He is a Professor of Keyboard Performance Practice at the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, California State University in San Francisco. [2]

Recordings[edit]

Woodward's recording of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier was Editor's Choice for The Gramophone's February 2010 publication, with German and UK critics describing this recording release as "setting a new standard after Gould and Barenboim". He was awarded the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for his Celestial Harmonies recording of Bach C minor and E minor Partitas and is a recipient of the Goethe Prize and Diapasion d'or by the German and French critics for recordings of works dedicated to him by Morton Feldman. Current recordings for Celestial Harmonies of the Debussy Préludes and Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues were released to exceptionally high praise from critics worldwide (The Independent (UK).

Woodward has made close to 100 recordings and currently records for the American label, Celestial Harmonies (www.harmonies.com) where details of his latest CDs may be found and are listed below. At the end of the entry for each CD are references for reviews.

As a chamber musician he worked with Ivry Gitlis, Philippe Hirschhorn, the Tokyo and Arditti String Quartets and is the frequent partner of the Alexander String Quartet in the U.S. Their recording of the Shostakovich Piano Quintet received high praise from European and American critics as did their recording for Celestial Harmonies of the Chopin F minor Concerto and the Beethoven C major Piano Quartet, WoO 36. At the invitation of Sviatoslav Richter, Roger Woodward performed with the Arditti String Quartet at La Grange de Meslay, Tours, and he frequently performed at Le festival d'automne à Paris and BBC Promenade Concerts. His live recording with Claudio Abbado for DGG, from the Wienerkonzerthaus, received very high praise.

Family and personal life[edit]

Roger Woodward has three children, one of whom is adopted.

His daughter Asmira Woodward-Page (born 1973) is a notable concert violinist, whose mother was Prudence Page.

His son Ben, born in 1986, is his and Trish Ludgate's biological child.[1]

Honours and awards[edit]

Roger Woodward has been awarded:

  • Award from the City of Darwin (1975)
  • Cz.K.(TiFC)(Warsaw) Fellow of the Chopin Institute (Warsaw) (1976)
  • Order of the British Empire, OBE (1980)
  • Citation City of London (for bravery and community work during 1981 Brixton riots) (1981)
  • Companion Order of Australia, AC (1992)[3]
  • Polish Order of Merit (Commander) OM (1993)
  • Australian National Living Treasure (National Trust) (1997)[4]
  • Centenary (of Federation) Medal, Australia (2003)
  • Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French Government) (2004)
  • Order of Solidarność (Polish Government) (2008)
  • Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture[5]
Academic (earned)
  • Doctor of Music, University of Sydney (1999)
Academic (honorary)
  • Doctor of Creative Arts, Wollongong University (1992)
  • Doctor of Music, University of Sydney (1998)
  • Doctor of Letters, University of New England (1998)
  • Doctor of Laws, University of Alberta, Canada (1998)
Early academic achievements
  • Associate Diploma of Music (1960) A.Mus.A.
  • Licentiate Diploma of Music, Australia (1961)
  • Specialist Teacher's Certificate (1963)
  • Graduate Sydney Teachers' College, University of Sydney
  • Diplomas of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Performers DSCM (1963, awarded 1981); Teachers DSCM (1963, awarded 1981)
  • Staz.Ch.Nat.Ak.Mus (Warsaw) Chopin National Academy of Music (1965–76)
Critiques and Testimonials[6]
  • Roger Woodward par Jean Barraqué: Une belle histoire, en somme. Car cela en est toujours une pour un compositeur…...
  • par Iannis Xenakis: Mi homme, mi dragon….. (letter from Iannis Xenakis to Roger Woodward on preparation of Keqrops)
  • Pianist Possessed – by Wilfred Mellers, New Statesman London 1971
  • Sviatoslav Richter reflections: La soiree americaine me sera aussi l'occasion d'entendre enfin en concert le pianiste Roger Woodward, que je ne connais que par les disques…..
  • Feldman on Woodward ....
  • Les Carnets de Roger Woodward…...

Woodward also became: Founder and Artistic Director Joie et Lumière Chateau de Bagnols, Burgundy (1997–2002); Founder and Artistic Director Kőtschack-Maunthen Musiktag, Austria (1993–97); Founder and Artistic Director Alpha Centauri Ensemble (1989–93); Founder and Patron United Music Teachers' Association NSW (1975–present); Founder and Artistic Director of Music Rostrum Australia (1975/6); Co-Founder and Artistic Director London Music Digest (Roundhouse, London, 1971–88); Patron 2MBS-FM, 4MBS-FM Australia.

Roger Woodward has had many music compositions dedicated to him, including the following world premiere performances:

  • Alison Bauld: Concert (Liverpool);
  • Anne Boyd:As it Leaves the Bell (Sydney 1973; Angklung (Edinburgh Festival 1974); Meditations on a Chinese Character (Sydney Spring Festival 1996; Last Songs of the Kamikaze (Sydney Spring Festival 1997); Dreams for the Earth (Sydney Spring Festival 1998; Book of the Bells III (Sydney Spring Festival 1998); Piano Concerto (2004)
  • Nigel Butterley: Piano Concerto (incomplete)
  • John Cage: HPSCD (Round House, London)
  • Barry Conyngham: Snowflake (London 1974); Southern Cross (Melbourne 1982); Double Concerto (Sydney 1982)
  • James Dillon: The Book of Elements Vol I (Sydney 1997); Piano Concerto (2004)
  • Franco Donatoni: Sincronie I (Huddersfield 1992; Sincronie II (Lisbon 1994)
  • Ross Edwards: Monos II (orchestral version) (QEH London 1971); Piano Concerto (unperformed)
  • Morton Feldman: Piano (Frankfurt 1977): Piano and Orchestra (Metz 1975); Triadic Memories (ICA, London, 1981)
  • Rolf Gehlhaar: Strangeness, Charm and Colour (52nd ISCM Athens 1978); Diagonal Flying (Sydney Spring Festival 1995); Piano Piece (1996 completed, awaiting premiere)
  • Peter Michael Hamel: Of the Sound of Life (2009 Gasteig Germany)
  • Askell Masson: Piano Concerto (Reykjavik 1991);
  • Richard Meale: Coruscations (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 1971);
  • Luis de Pablo: Eros (Lisbon 1994)
  • Horatiu Radulescu: Third Piano Sonata
  • Bernard Rands: Mesalliance (Round House, London 1972, Boulez/BBCSO)
  • Peter Sculthorpe: Landscape (London 1969);
  • Larry Sitsky: lst Piano Concerto (Sydney Spring Festival 1994); 2nd Piano Concerto;
  • Alessandro Solbiati: By My Window (Lisbon 1994)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Interval (RFH London 1973)
  • Toru Takemitsu: For Away (Edinburgh Festival 1972; Corona with Crossing (London Version 1972; Piano piece (left in sketch form – incomplete)
  • Felix Werder: 3rd Sonata (Sydney 1969); Piano Trio (for Vienna Trio 1970)
  • Roger Woodward: Improvisation 1–3 (Sydney); Improvisation 4–5 (Warsaw); Improvisaton 6–7 (London); Improvisation 8 (Los Angeles); Improvisation 9 (Tokyo); Sound by Sound (Paris 1989); Five Songs in Memoriam Toru Takemitsu for unaccompanied cello (1996);
  • Iannis Xenakis: Mists (Edinburgh 1980); Paille in the Wind (La Scala Milano 1992); Keqrops (New York 1986).

Selected discography[edit]

Celestial Harmonies[7]

  • 14302-2, Dmitri Shostakovich Cycle, 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op.87 September 2010
    re-released on CD by Celestial Harmonies [1]
  • 13256-2 Vom Klang Des Lebens / Of the sound of life – Composed by Peter Michael Hamel / Roger Woodward, Paino (.pdf) welt online, 27 July 2007 / musicweb-international.com
  • 13259-2 Stundenbuch / Book of Hours – Composed by Hans Otte / Roger Woodward, piano classicalsource.com / musicweb-international.com
  • 14260-2 F Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes (2 CD) – Roger Woodward (.pdf) Classic FM Magazine, November 2006 / BBC Review Roger Woodward, July 2007
  • 13277-2 F. Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, op. 21 / Ludwig van Beethoven : Piano Quartet No. 3 C MAJOR WoO 36 – Roger Woodward, piano / Alexander String Quartet
  • 13279-2 C. Debussy : Preludes, Books 1 & 2 – Roger Woodward, piano, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 13280-2 Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV 903, Partita No. 2 BWV 826, Partita No 6 BWV 830 – Roger Woodward, piano (.pdf English) (.pdf German) / classicalsource.com, February 2008 / [2]
  • 19922-5 Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier, Books I & II BWV 846–893 (5 CDs & 2 pocket scores, complete edition) – Roger Woodward, piano. Gramophone, Feb. 2010 / The Age, Feb. 2010 / www.musikanish.de
  • 19920-2 Hamel/Hiller/Otte Edition of Contemporary German Piano Music (4 CD boxed set including pocket scores) – Roger Woodward, Piano; Silke Avenhau, piano, July August 2007 / ABC Radio National Limelight, December 2007 / Fono Forum, January 2008
  • Frédéric Chopin – The Complete Nocturnes (2006, Celestial Harmonies 14260-2)

Complete discography[edit]

ABC Classics
  • Werder: 3rd Sonata (1969, format: LP;
  • Meale: Coruscations live from Sydney Opera House (1973, format: LP;
  • Concert for Darwin: live at the Sydney Opera House (1970, Format: LP
    item number: SMX44977-44980, Contents: Chopin Polonaise, Op. 44, No. 5 in F-sharp minor;
  • Takemitsu Piano Works: (1991) format:CD Item number: ABC446 739-2
    contents:Rain Tree Sketch, Les Yeux Clos, For Away, Litany, Piano Distance, Uninterrupted Rests, Corona, Crossing (live from Sydney Spring 1990);
  • Roger Woodward Plays Prokofiev: (1991) Format: CD, item number: ABC426 806-2
    contents: Sarcasms op.17, Prelude op.12 No.7, Suggestion Diabolique op.4 No.4, Visions Fugitives op.22, Four Etudes op.2, Visions Fugitives op.22, Children's Suite op.65, Pensees op.62, Visions Fugitives op.22, Nocturne op.43 bis No.2, Gavotta op.32 No.3, Paysage op.59 No.2, March from L'amour des trois oranges op.33a
  • Skryabin: late piano works (1991–92) Format: CD, item number: ABC446 741-2
    contents: 2 Danses op.73, 5 Preludes op.74, Vers la flamme op.72, Sonata No.10 op.70, 2 Poemes op.71, 2 Poemes op.69, 2 Preludes op.67, 2 Poemes op.63, Poeme-nocturne op.61, Sonata No.6 op.62 and 3 Etudes op.65;
  • Skryabin : Piano Concerto Works for Solo Piano (1999), format: CD(2CDs, item number: ABC465 671-2
    contents: 3 Pieces op.2, 2 Nocturnes op.5, 5 Preludes op.16, Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor op.20, 2 Poemes op.32, Waltz in A-flat major op.38, 8 Etudes op.42, 3 Morceaux op.52, 2 Pieces op.57, Feuillet d'Album op.58, 2 Pieces op.59, 2 Danses op.73, Vers la flamme op.72, Sonata No.10 op.70, 2 Poemes op.71, 2 Poemes op.69, 2 Preludes op.67, 2 Poemes op.63, Poeme-nocturne op.61, Sonata No.6 op.62 and 3 Etudes op.65;
  • Images of Debussy: (1997) format: CD, item number: ABC446 740-2
    contents: L'Isle Joyeuse, Estampes, D'un cahier d'esquisses, Images I, Hommage a Haydn, Images II, La plus que lente, Page d'album and Children's Corner;
  • Debussy : (1995) format: CD, item number: ABC454 512-2
    contents: Suite Bergamasque, Etudes Book I, Images (oubliees) and Etudes Book II
  • Debussy Piano Works: (2002 re-release)format: CD(2CDs, item number: ABC472 170-2
    contents: L'Isle Joyeuse, Estampes, D'un cahier d'esquisses, Images I, Hommage a Haydn, Images II, La plus que lente, Page d'album, Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Etudes Book I, Images (oubliees) and Etudes Book II;
  • Ann Boyd: (1997) Meditations on a Chinese Character format: CD. item number: ABC462 007-2
    contents: Angklung
  • Sitsky : (1999) Piano Concerto – The Twenty-Two Paths of the Tarot (1999. format: CD, item number: ABC456 688-2
    contents: Concert for Piano and Orchestra(1991, revised 1994) The Twenty-Two Paths of the Tarot;
Artworks
  • Little Masterpieces : (1996) format: CD, item number: AW001
    contents: The Heather(Debussy), Song without Words(Mendelssohn), On wings of Song (Mendelssohn), Sonatina in G(Mozart), Waltz(Brahms), Intermezzo(Brahms),The Girl with Flaxen Hair(Debussy), The Swan(Saint-Saëns), Rondo in C(Mozart), Minuet in C(Mozart), Minuet in D(Mozart), Minuet in G(Mozart), Arietta(Mozart), Arietta(Grieg), Woodland Peace(Grieg), Funeral March for a Marionette(Gounod), Scottish Dance(Beethoven), Minuet in G(Mozart), Minuet in F(Mozart), German Dance(Schubert), Waltz(Schubert), Sentimental Waltz(Schubert), Salut d'amour(Elgar), Song without Words(Tchaikovsky), Sad Song(Tchaikovsky), Allegretto(Schubert), Notturno(Grieg) and Little Piece(Liszt);
  • Moving Pictures: (1995) solo piano music from the movies, format: CD, item number: AW002
    contents: The Man from Snowy River(Jessica's Theme), Howard's End(Bridal Lullaby), Dr Zhivago(Lara's Theme), Dr Zhivago(Main Theme), Limelight(The Terry Theme), A Town Like Alice(Main Theme), The Goldwin Follies(Love Walked In), Diva(Sentimental Walk), Love Story(Main Theme), The Piano(Big My Secret),The Godfather(Love Theme), Missing(Main Theme), Romeo And Juliet(Love Theme), Picnic At Hanging Rock(Ascent Music), The Man form Snowy River II(Main Theme), The Man form Snowy River II(Now Do We Fight Them), The Man from Snowy River II(Jessica's Sonata II), The Man form Snowy River II(By The Fire Side), Heavenly Creatures(Pauline And Juliet), The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith(Main Theme) and Exodus(Main Theme);
  • Lullaby: (1997)format: CD item number: AW004
    contents: Lullaby(Brahms),Lullaby(Sibelius), Lullaby(Ilynsky), Lullaby(Grieg), Waltz(Brahms), The Dream Catsle(Hutchens), Evening(Hutchens),Lullaby(Hill), Lullaby(Faure), Lullaby(Cui), Daydreams(Borodin), Nocturne(Borodin), Daydreams(MacDowell), Lullaby(Fuchs), lullaby(Suk), Lullaby for sleeping children(Suk), Finnish lullaby(Palmgren), Lullaby(Agnew), Morning Prayer (Tchaikovsky), Lullaby(Tchaikovsky), Waltz(Tchaikovsky), Melody(Schumann), Evening(Schumann), Little Lullaby(Schumann), Lullaby(Hutchens), Forest Echoes(Hyde), Lonely Trees(Hyde), The Quiet Meadow(Hyde)and Lullaby(Gehlhaar)
  • Cinema Paradiso: (1996) format: CD and tape. item number: AW008(AW4008(TAPE))
    contents: Phar Lap(Main Theme), Cinema Paradiso(Main theme), Reilly, Ace of Spies (Main Theme), Casablanca(As Time Goes By), Schindler's list(Main Theme), East of Eden(Main Theme), The Man from Snowy River(Jessica's Sonata)The Man from Snowy River(Rosemary Recalls), The Man from Snowy River(Tom fool's Knot), A King in New York(Mandolin serenade), A King in New York(The Spring Song), A King in New York(Now That It's Ended), The great Dictator(Falling Star), The Untouchable(Al Capone), The Untouchable(Ness And His Family), The Untouchable(Death Theme), The Pink Panther Strikes Again(The Inspector Clouseau Theme), The Thorn Birds(Main Theme), The Third Man(The Harry Lime Theme), The Third Man(The Cafe Mozart Waltz), Dr Zhivago(Tonya), The Winds of War(Love Theme), The Chronicles of Narnia(Aslan's Theme), The Godfather 2(Main Theme), The Godfather (The Godfather Waltz) and Pinocchio (When You Wish Upon A Star) {Bonus Tracks only on TAPE: Schindler's List(Stolen memories), The Man from Snowy River 2 (Back to The Mountains)
  • Cinema: (1998) Classics from the Silver Screen (1998), Format: CD
    solo piano music from the movies – Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Debussy Suk.
  • Roger Woodward Plays Chopin: (1998) live performance Sydney Opera House 1997, format: CD Item number: AW012, contents: Nocturnes op.9 No.1 No.2 and No.3, Waltz op.64 No.2, Waltz op.32 No.2, Mazurka op.17 No.4, Mazurka op.63 No.3, Mazurka op.30 No. 4, Mazurka op.56 No.2 and No.3, Mazurka op.68 No.4, Mazurka op.24 no.4, Etude op.25 No.1 No.2 No.6 and No.7, Polonaise op.40 No.1;
  • The Essential Album: (1998) format: CD(2CDs) item number: AW015
    contents: 18th Variation(Rachmaninov), Dr Zhivago(Lara's Theme), Dr Zhivago(Tonya's Theme) Dr Zhivago(Main Theme), Diva(Sentimental Walk), Romeo And Juliet (Love Theme), The Man from Snowy River (Jessica's Theme), The Man from Snowy River(Jessica's Sonata), Schindler's List (Main Theme), Exodus(Main Theme), The Godfather (Love Theme), The Godfather(The Godfather Waltz), The Godfather 2(Main theme), Phar Lap(Main Theme), A Town Like Alice(Main Theme), The Thorn Birds (main theme), Howard's End (Bridal Lullaby), The Piano (Big my secret), Love Story(Main Theme), East of Eden(Main theme), Cinema Paradiso(Main theme); Reilly, Ace of Spies(Main Theme), Casablanca(As Time Goes By), A King in New York( Mandolin Serenade), Pinocchio (When You Wish Upon A Star), Shepherd's Hey(Grainger), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring(Bach), Evening (Prokofiev), The Quiet garden(Benjamin), The Entertainer (Joplin), Fur Elise(Beethoven), "Raindrop" Prelude(Chopin), From Foreign Lands And People (Schumann), Dreaming Schumann), "Minute" Waltz (Chopin), Waltz op.70 No.2(Chopin), Prelude op.28 No.7 No.20(Chopin), "Moonlight" Sonata 1st movement (Beethoven), Prelude in C major(Bach), The Swan (Saint-Saëns), On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn), Salut d'amour(Elgar), Sonata in A major 1st movement (Mozart), Lullaby (Bercuse) (Chopin), Prelude op.28 No.4 No.6 (Chopin), The Girl With Flaxen Hair (Debussy), Sounds and Perfumes Swirl In The Evening Air( Debussy), General Lavine-Eccentric (Debussy), The Terrace For Moonlight Audiences (Debussy), Evening In Transylvania (Bartók), Arietta (Grieg) and Lullaby (Schubert);
  • Rondo Alla Turca: format: CD, item number: AW021
    contents: Impromptu No.1 (Chopin), Waltz op.69 No.1(Chopin), Fantasie Impromptu (Chopin), Waltz op.69 No.2(Chopin), Nocturn op.15 No.1 (Chopin), Rondo Alla Turca(Mozart), Liebestraum No.3 (Liszt), Consolation No.1(Liszt), Reverie (Debussy), Song Without Words(Mendelssohn), Idyl (Suk) and Impromptu No.3 No.4(Schubert);
BMG
  • Clair de Lune: (1989) Format: CD, item number: SPCD1198
    contents: Clair de Lune(Debussy), The Girl with the Flaxen Hair(Debussy), Golliwog's Cakewalk (Debussy); Romance, Op. 28, No 2 (Schumann); The Prophet Bird, Op. 82, No.7 (Schumann); Arabesque, Op. 18 (Schumann); Devotion (Schumann-Liszt); Berceuse, Op. 4, No. 5 (Sibelius), Romance, Op. 24, No. 9 (Sibelius), To the Spring (Grieg), Blithe Bells (Bach-Grainger), The Lover and the Nightingale (Granados), Mazurka in B-flat, Op. 7, No.1 (Chopin), Mazurka in A minor, Op. 7, No. 2 (Chopin), Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin), Waltz in A-flat, Op. 69, No.1 (Chopin), The Old Minuet(Paderewski), Troika Ride (November), Op. 37a (Tchaikowsky), Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No.2 (Rachmaninov).

Celestial Harmonies(see Selected Discography for listing)

Col Legno
  • 20 Ans de musique contemporaine a Metz: format: CD(5CDs, item number: AU31 8 30CD
    contents: Feldman Piano Concerto (live with Hans Zender and Saarbruken Rundfunksorchester)
  • Feldman Orchestral Works and Chamber Music: item number: WWE 1CD 20506(re-release as AU31 8 30CD)
    contents: Feldman Piano Concerto (live with Hans Zender and Saarbruken Rundfunksorchester)
Decca
  • Takemitsu Piano Works: 1974) format: LP, item number: HEAD4
    contents: Corona (London version), For Away, Piano Distance, Uninterrupted Rests
Deutsche Grammophon
  • Wien Modern III : (1995) format: CD, item number: 447 115-2
    contents: Xenakis Keqrops (Wien Modern with Claudio Abbado recorded live at Wiener Konzerthaus 1995)
Deutsche Grammophon Australia
  • The Colour of Australian Classics, Format: CD(2CDS), item number: 441 969-2
    contents: Xenakis Keqrops (Wien Modern with Claudio Abbado recorded live at Wiener Konzerthaus 1995)
EMI
  • Chopin Piano Works:(1970)format: LP, item number: OASD7560
    contents: Etudes op.10(complete), Nocturne op.27 No.2, Polonaise Fantasie op.61;
  • Rachmaninov Preludes: (1970) Format: LP item number: OASD7561 (re-release on CD 1974)
    contents: Prelude G-sharp minor, Op. 32, No.12, Prelude C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 1, Prelude B-flat minor, Op. 32, No. 2, Prelude B minor, Op. 32, No. 10, Prelude F minor, Op. 32, No. 6, Prelude D major, Op. 23, No. 4, Prelude A major, Op. 32, No.9, Prelude F-sharp minor, Op. 23, No. 1, Prelude G minor, Op. 23, No. 5, Prelude C minor, Op. 23, No. 7;
  • Skryabin Prokofiev Shostakovich: (1970) : format LP, item number: OASD7562
    contents: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1 (Scriabin), Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8, No. 11 (Scriabin), Piano Sonata No. 10 (Scriabin), Prelude and Fugue in D-flat No. 15 (Schostakovich), Piano Sonata No. 7(Prokofiev);
  • Roger Woodward Plays Chopin: (1972): format: LP, item number: HQS1303
    contents: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op. 44; Allegro de Concert, Op.46; Barcarolle, Op. 60; Mazurkas, Op. 68, No.1–3; Mazurkas, Op. posth.
  • Australian Contemporary Music: (1970), Meale/Sculthorpe/Edwards : format: LP, item number: OASD7567
    contents: Coruscations(Meale), Sonatina(Sculthorpe), Monos II(Edwards), Snow, Moon and Flowers(Sculthorpe), Night(Sculthorpe), Landscape(Sculthorpe);
  • The London Music Digest from the Round House : (1972) format: LP(2LPs) item number: EMSP551
    contents: Sonate(Barraque), Pour Clavier(apres 'Pieces de Chair II')(Busotti), Per Tre sul Piano(Bussotti), Sonata Pian'e Forte, For Tape, Piano and Percussion(Brouwer);
  • Conyngham: (1982)format: LP, Item number: OASD 27 0403
    contents: Southern Cross, Double Concerto for Violin and Piano (with Wanda Wilkomirska and Sydney Symphony Orchestra live from Sydney Opera House);
Etcetera
  • Xenakis : (1998) (re-release 1999) format: CD, item number: KTC1075
    contents: Kraanerg (Roger Woodward conducting Alpha Centauri Ensemble live from Sydney Opera House;
  • Takemitsu Piano Works: (1990) format:CD, item number: KTC1103
    contents: Rain Tree Sketch, Les Yeux Clos, For Away, Litany, Piano Distance, Uninterrupted Rests and Corona & Crossing (live from Sydney Spring 1990);
  • Feldman: (1990) format:CD, item number: KTC2015
    contents: Triadic Memories, Piano, Two Pianos, Piano Four Hands and Piano Three Hands (with Ralph Lane;
  • Gehlhaar Diagonal Flying:(1990–91)with Rolf Gehlhaar – Sound Space format: CD item number: KTC1127
    contents: Diagonal Flying (with Rolf Gehlhaar – Sound Space) (Recorded live at Sydney Spring International Festival of New Music)
  • Skryabin Late Piano Works : (1991) format: CD, Item number: KTC1126
    contents: 2 Danses op.73, 5 Preludes op.74, Vers la flamme op.72, Sonata No.10 op.70, 2 Poemes op.71, 2 Poemes op.69, 2 Preludes op.67, 2 Poemes op.63, Poeme-nocturne op.61, Sonata No.6 op.62 and 3 Etudes op.65;
Foghorn Classics
  • fragments, vol.1: 2005 : Shostakovich String Quartets; Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57, 3-CD set, total playing time 74:58; 74:01; 73:42; Producer and Engineer Judith Sherman, recorded at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, 2005
J&B
  • Solo: (1988), favourites by Bach/Beethoven /Chopin/Grieg /Liszt /Mozart /Tchaikovsky /etc, format: CD and LP item number: unknown(CD), JB260(LP);
  • Music of the Night: (1990, popular themes from films and musicals, format: CD and LP item number: unknown(CD), JB425(LP);
London (Japan)
  • Takemitsu Piano Works: format: CD, item number: POCL-2347(Re-release CD: POCL-3998 and UCCD-3131)
    contents: Corona (London version), For Away, Piano Distance, Uninterrupted Rests;
Polskie Nagrania
  • Serocki: (1976),Fantasmagoria(One of the series of the LP 20th International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, format: LP, item number: SX1444. contents: Serocki Fantasmagoria (1976)
RCA
  • Beethoven Sonatas: (1973) format: LP, item number: LRL1 5016
    contents: Beethoven Sonatas op.57, op.111;
  • Beethoven Sonatas: (1976) format: LP, item number: LRL1 5097
    contents: Beethoven Sonatas op.2 no.3; op.49 no.2; op.27 no.2;
  • Australian Contemporary Music: (1974) Meale/Boyd/Sculthorpe/Bauld/Conyngham, format: LP, item number: VRL1-008
    contents: Orenda(Meale), Coruscations(Meale), Angklung(Boyd), Koto Music(Sculthorpe), Snowflake(Conyngham), Concert(Bauld)
  • Shostakovich Preludes & Fugues: (1976): format: LP(2LPs), item number: LRL2 5100
    contents: 24 Preludes and Fugues(complete);
  • Beethoven/Liszt Eroica Symphony: (1973) format: LP, item number: RL25090
    contents: Beethoven/Liszt Eroica Symphony
  • Hoddinot 3rd Concerto: (1976): with hans-Hubert Schonzeler & Philharmonia Orchestra), format: LP item number: RL25082
    contents: Hoddinot 3rd Concerto
  • Brahms 1st Piano Concerto : (1976)(with Kurt Masur & Philharmonia Orchestra)(1976), format: LP, item number: RL25031, contents: Brahms 1st Piano Concerto
  • Shostakovich Piano Trio and Piano Quintet: (1978)(with Edinburgh String Quartet), format: LP, item number: RL25224, Contents: Piano Quintet in G Minor op.57, Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor op.67;
Sipario Dischi
  • Nuove Sincronie 92 : format: CD, item number: sin1012, contents: Donatoni Sincronie (with J. Scalfi(vc))
Unicorn
  • Barraque Sonate : (re-release) (1978, format: LP, item number: UNS263, contents: Sonate(Barraque)
Warner
  • Rustle of Spring : (1992) format: CD, Item number: 90311774722
    contents: I Got Rhythm(Gershwin), Fascinating Rhythm(Gershwin), Oh, Lady be Good (Gershwin), Do it again(Gershwin), The man I love(Gershwin), Danny Boy (Grainger), Country Gardens(Grainger), Handel in the Strand(Grainger), Maple Leaf Rag(Joplin), Rustle of Spring(Sinding), Cradle Song(Grieg), Once upon a time(Grieg), little Troll(Grieg), Moment Musical(Schubert), Standchen(R. Strauss), Spring song(Mendelssohn), Novelette(Schumann), Scottish dances(Chopin), Intermezzo(Brahms), Waltz(Brahms), Polichinelle(Rachmaninov), Eighteen Variation from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini(Rachmaninov), tango(Albeniz), Evening in Grenada(Debussy), Arabesque(Debussy), Minstrels(Debussy), I want you-waltz(Satie), John Hector McFarlane and his mother(Gowers) and Forgotten Waltz(Liszt);
  • The Music of Frédéric Chopin : (1992)(re-released 1997) format: CD, item number: 4509903182
    contents: Valse brillante in A-flat, Op. 34, No. 1; Waltz in F minor, Op. 70, No. 2; Waltz in A-flat, Op. 42; Berceuse in D-flat, Op. 57; Etude in A-flat. Op. 25, No. 1; Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3; Prelude in A, Op. 28, No. 7; Prelude in D-flat, Op. 28, No. 15; "Raindrop", Prelude in C minor, Op. 28, No. 20; Mazurka in A minor, Op. 59, No. 1; Mazurka in A-flat, Op. 59, No. 2; Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 59, No. 3; Polonaise in A-flat, Op. 53; Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4; Prelude in B minor, Op. 28, No.6; Waltz in D-flat, Op. 64, No. 1; "Minute" Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2; Nocturne in F-sharp, Op. 15, No.2; Waltz in E minor (No.14), Op. posth.; Waltz in G-flat, Op. 70, No.1; and Ballade in F minor, Op.52.
  • Over the Hills and Far Away: (1994) format: CD, item number: 4509971602
    contents: Pleasant Landscape(Smetana), Scotch Strathspey and reel(Grainger), Children's March"Over the hills and far away"(Grainger), May-Night(Palmgren), Rumanian Folkdances(Bartók), Morning Mood(Peer Gynt)(Grieg), Norwegian Dance op.35 No.2(Grieg), gavvote(Holberg Suite)(Grieg), Homeland(Grieg), Solveig's Song (Greig), Nocturne no.5(Field), The Music box(Liadov), Russian Dance op.40 No.10 (Tchaikovsky), Malaguena(Albeniz), The banana Tree(Gottschlk), The Heart Asks Pleasure First(from the film The Piano)(Nyman), Gnossienne No.1(Satie), Nene (Nazareth), Kismet Rag(Joplin), Three Rose Bay Quadrilles(Stanley), Three German Dances D.975 & D.974(Schubert), roses in the Midday Sun(Koechlin), fur alina(Part) and Waltz D.844(Schubert);
  • My Favourite Classics: (1995) Format: CD, item number: 0630113862
    contents: Fur Elise(Beethoven), Consolation No.3(Liszt), From Foreign Lands and people (Schumann), Dreaming(Schumann), To A Wild Rose(MacDowell), Elves Dance (Grieg), "Moonlight" Sonata(1st. mvt.)(Beethoven), 18th Variation(Rachmaninov), Danny Boy(Grainger), The Man I Love(Gershwin), Moment Musical No.3(Schubert), "Raindrop" Prelude(Chopin), "Minute" Waltz(Chopin), Venetian Gondola Song(Mendelssohn), Clair de Lune(Debussy), Schindler's List – theme(Williams), Anna Magdalene Notebook(excerpts)(Bach), Gavotte(Bach), The Little Negro(Debussy), Reverie(Tchaikovsky), Gymnopedie No.1(Satie), Scottish Dances(Chopin), Spring Song (Mendelssohn), Handel in the Strand(Grainger), Country Gardens(Grainger) and Cradle Song (Grieg);
Kurtur (VTR)
  • The Tchaikovsky 150th Anniversary Concert From China, (with Tan Lihua and Symphony Orchestra of the Central Philharmonic, Beijing), Format: DVD, Item number: D4000
    Contents: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 (Tchaikovsky)

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