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

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrees I and II, and Gigue.
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David Pereira, Unity is Strength (2008)

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays a personal composition on the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Dedicated to Gabrielle Hyslop and the National Museum.
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Carl Vine, Inner World for Solo Cello and Electronics (1994)

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was dedicated to David Pereira.
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Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1942)

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments, the AE Smith cello, accompanied by harpist Alice Giles.
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Presenters: Alice Giles and David Pereira
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Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was originally for violin and piano.
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Bach, Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 1010 (c. 1720)

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavottes I and II, and Gigue.
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Peter Sculthorpe, Threnody (1991)

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

The AE Smith string quartet, held by the 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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Presenters: Robin Tait, National Museum of Australia
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