Ian Munro’s clarinet quintet ‘Songs from the Bush’ – a performer’s insight

One of the talking points of Sabine Meyer’s tour with the Modigliani String Quartet has been Ian Munro’s clarinet quintet Songs of the Bush. Inspired by Australian folk music and Australian indigenous music, Ian weaves in tunes of his own devising, while also highlighting “a link and a sympathy between the two cultures in ways that words can struggle to, and history might tend to deny.”

Although written with Sabine and the Modigliani’s tour in mind, the quintet was in fact premiered at the Huntington Estate Music Festival in 2010 by Cathy McCorkill and the Goldner String Quartet. Here Cathy shares her insights from performing music by her friend and colleague Ian Munro.


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