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Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was originally for violin and piano.

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David Pereira, Unity is Strength (2008)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays a personal composition on the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Dedicated to Gabrielle Hyslop and the National Museum.

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Peter Sculthorpe, Threnody (1991)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Dedicated to Stuart Challender.

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Introduction to the AE Smith collection

Robin Tait, National Museum of Australia

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

The AE Smith string quartet held by the National Museum is outlined by conservator Robin Tait. She also discusses the conservation strategy of display and occasional use for functional museum objects.

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collection, conservation, music

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Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009 (c. 1720)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrees I and II, and Gigue.

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Carl Vine, Inner World for Solo Cello and Electronics (1994)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was dedicated to David Pereira.

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Bach, Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 1010 (c. 1720)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavottes I and II, and Gigue.

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Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1942)

David Pereira and Alice Giles

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments, the AE Smith cello, accompanied by harpist Alice Giles.

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Environmental history beyond the ivory tower

Dr Libby Robin, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 29 October 2008

Environmental historian Libby Robin talks about the uses of environmental history in museums in Australia and New Zealand as a bridge between the traditions of natural and social history.

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environment, museums, science

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The Port of Aran

Michael Gibbons

Historical Interpretation series, 8 October 2008

Irish archaeologist Michael Gibbons talks about the history and archaeology of Killeany Harbour, Inis Mor on Aran Island off the coast of Ireland, as part of a broader survey of Irish antiquities.

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archaeology, migration

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