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Michael Elphinstone

Michael Elphinstone portrait

JOSEPH BODIN de BOISMORTIER
Six trio sonatas, volume 1 (Op. 18/1-3) (Two violins · organ continuo)
Six trio sonatas, volume 2 (Op. 18/4-6) (Two violins · organ continuo)
Six trio sonatas, volume 1 (Op. 41/1-3) (Flute · violin · organ continuo)
Six trio sonatas, volume 2 (Op. 41/4-6) (Flute · violin · organ continuo)
Six trio sonatas, volume 1 (Op. 28/1-3) (Two oboes · organ continuo)
Six trio sonatas, volume 2 (Op. 28/4-6) (Two oboes · organ continuo)
Quinque sur l’octave (Four violins · basso continuo)
Six Quartet Sonatas,Op. 34 Vol. 1 (Three violins · organ continuo)
Six Quartet Sonatas,Op. 34 Vol. 2 (Three violins · organ continuo)

GIUSEPPE CAMBINI
Six trio concertans, volume 1 (Trios 1-3) (Flute · oboe · bassoon)
Six trio concertans, volume 2 (Trios 4-6) (Flute · oboe · bassoon)

ALESSANDRO ROLLA
Quartet No. 1 & 2 (Flute · violin · viola · violoncello)
Quartet No. 3 & 4 (Flute · violin · viola · violoncello)
Quartet No. 5 & 6 (Flute · violin · viola · violoncello)
Six duets (Flute · violin)
Oboe quartet in C major (Oboe · violin · viola · violoncello)
Two flute quartets, Op. 2 (Flute · violin · viola · violoncello)
Concertino a tre (Viola · violoncello · bassoon)


Australian musician and musicologist Michael Elphinstone studied modern flute with Zdenek Bruderhans at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (University of Adelaide) and early flute with Lisa Beznosiuk and Neil McLaren at the Royal College of Music (London). He taught flute at the Department of Music of the University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales) before going to Italy as the recipient of an Italian Government Scholarship to undertake research into the early works of Giacomo Puccini.

He has performed both as a soloist and as a member of various chamber orchestras and ensembles in Australia, Italy and England. As a musicologist, he was formerly secretary of the Istituto di Studi Pucciniani (Milan) for which institution he wrote prolifically-his output includes various essays published in the Institute's house journal, Quaderni Pucciniani, and contributions to The Puccini Companion (ed. William Weaver and Simonetta Puccini), W. W. Norton and Company (New York), 1994.

He has moreover carried out extensive biographical research into early twentieth-century Australian musicians; his biography of soprano Florence Austral, When Austral Sang (written together with Wayne Hancock) was released in May 2005 to great critical acclaim. His writings have been published in Italy, Australia and the United States. He is currently undertaking research into the chamber music of Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841). He lives in Pavia, Italy, with his wife Daniela and son Adam.

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