Marshall-Hall's symphony in E flat and its symphonic context

McNeill, Rhoderick (2012) Marshall-Hall's symphony in E flat and its symphonic context. In: Marshall-Hall's Melbourne: music, art and controversy 1891-1915. Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 150-163. ISBN 978-1-921875-50-2


Marshall-Hall's Symphony in E flat of 1903 is probably the first important symphony composed in Australia during the early post-Federation period. Its idiom is similar to that of Parry and Stanford and reflects the influence of both Brahms and Wagner. Despite its clear classical structure the composer supplied two different programmatic interpretations of the 'meaning' of the music. Unlike his Australian contemporaries Joshua Ives and Alfred Hill, Marshall-Hall's symphony demonstrates a progressive 1890s symphonic style and is worthy of both preservation and performance.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: A earlier form of this chapter was presented at G. W. L. Marshall-Hall: A Symposium, 11-12 Nov 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Creative Arts
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2013 02:52
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 00:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marshall-Hall Symphony Australian concert music Melbourne orchestras
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190406 Music Composition
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music

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