*LATEST TOM CULLIVAN CD RELEASED*
Piano Clasaicí Gaelacha
Irish Piano Classics
Tom Cullivan (Piano)
Twenty pieces comprising arrangements (some with variation) of airs by the great Gaelic composers of the past - known and anonymous- together with original pieces.
Among the arrangements are Rory Dall O’Cahan’s Donall Bacach’s Lament, Thomas O’Connellon’s Little Celia Connellon, Jerome Duignan’s The Restless Child, Turlough O’Carolan’s Lady Maxwel I & II, as well as his Princess Royal, and James McGarvey’s Slieve Gallon’s Brae.
CD available from Mulligan Records, 5 Middle Street, Galway
FIRST TOM CULLIVAN CD - RELEASED 1997
Sonatas for Violin and Piano (No. 1 in A and No. 2 in D)
Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor
Issued on the artist's
own label - Farwestern - in 1997.
Violin Sonatas are performed by the brilliant young Italian violinist
Carmelo Andriani, recorded during a visit to Ireland for a concert of
Cullivan's music in Cork. (It is interesting to note that Andriani is
the son of the composer Antonio Andriani, pupil and later, collegue, at
the Bari Conservatory, of the composer Nino Rota, whose music Tom Cullivan
has long admired). Andriani is accompanied by the Irish pianist Padraic
The disc also includes a performance of the First Piano Quintet by the
Cork School of Music Quintet (Sarah Sexton vln, Michelle Fleming
vln, John McCarthy va, Grace McCarthy vc and
Rhoda Dullea piano), who, while touring as members of the National
Youth Orchestra of Ireland, gave the work its American premiere in Old
St. Patrick's Church, Chicago on Monday, 3rd August 1998 in the presence
of the composer.