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Paradise, op. 95 : five songs for soprano, cello and piano

by Andrew Schultz (2013)

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Performance by Félicitas Fuchs, Li-Wei Qin, Bernard Lanskey from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 59

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Paradise, op. 95 : five songs for soprano, cello and piano / Andrew Schultz.

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Work Overview

Paradise, Opus 95 (2013) is a cycle of five songs for soprano, cello and piano written for Felicitas Fuchs, Li-Wei Qin and Bernard Lanskey. The work is a setting of the composer's own texts in which a physician observer wrestles with the small scale detail and the large scale effect of a violent event.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Soprano, cello, piano.

Duration: 17 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Suspended earth -- II. Safety glass -- III. Child, who are you? -- IV. Jigsaw -- V. Almost flight.

Dedication note: For Felicitas Fuchs, Li-Wei Qin and Bernard Lanskey

Written for: Félicitas Fuchs

First performance: 23 Jun 15. La Loingtaine, Paris

The composer notes:
Has similarities with To the evening star (for soprano and piano) and is written for Felicitas Fuchs who commissioned Stille Sprache (for soprano, violin and kano).

Revised 2015

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2016 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Highly Commended Andrew Schultz
2016 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral Finalist Andrew Schultz


Resonate article: 2016 Art Music Awards finalists - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre


Paradise Op. 95 (1st Mvt Suspended earth) by Andrew Schultz

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Performances of this work

25 Mar 23: John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA

10 Sep 2016: at Halcyon: The Poet's Voice (St Bede's Anglican Church, Drummoyne). Featuring Halcyon.

18 Aug 16: Yong Sie Teow Concert Hall, National University of Singapore

17 Sep 2015: at Paradise (Io Myers Studio UNSW). Featuring Halcyon.

23 Jun 15: La Loingtaine, Paris

Dec 13.

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