Douglas Weiland

~ Composer ~

Rapturous reception in Melbourne

The world première of Douglas Weiland’s Fifth Quartet (Op.51, 2012) took place at an invitation-only recital in Kew, Melbourne last week. Coupled with Weiland’s Fourth Quartet (Op.50, 2011), the performances, given by newly-named Melbourne Quartet – William Hennessy & Markiyan Melnychenko, vns, Keith Crellin, va, Michael Dahlenburg, vc – were met with an extraordinary response. Melbourne Quartet’s historic recording of these two works will be issued on CD next year, for world-wide release on the Naxos label, when it is anticipated Weiland will be accorded in England especially the widest and deepest critical scrutiny.