Divall, Richard (1945-)

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Divall, Richard
Divall, Richard (1984-2017)
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Musicologists; Conductors (Music); Composer; Conductor; Musicologist; The Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil)
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Richard Divall OBE is a prominent Australian composer, conductor and musicologist. His repertoire ranges from his interest in early Australian colonial music, which he has championed through his editions, performances and many premieres of Australian music theatre works, to a specialist knowledge of 18th century Maltese music. He is a committed editor of opera from the Baroque to the Romantic periods, has conducted more than 140 operas, held the first full-time musical directorship of the Victorian State Opera and was Principal Resident Conductor of Opera Australia for five years. Born in Sydney on 9 December 1945, Divall studied part-time at the NSW State Conservatorium whilst working as a music producer with the Australian Broadcasting Commission for ten years from 1961. He learned conducting at the Conservatorium under its renowned Australian-born conductor Joseph Post. Subsequently, he studied with Sir Charles Mackerras, Wolfgang Wagner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sir Reginald Goodall. Divall was appointed to the Victorian State Opera in 1972 on the recommendation of Dame Joan Hammond and remained at its helm 'till 1995. Credited with inspiring the growth of the State Opera, he was named Victoria's Conductor Laureate in 1995 on the eve of his appointment to Opera Australia. Richard Divall has conducted operas at four Adelaide Festivals, has performed with all the Australian State Opera Companies and the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly conducts with the Australian Ballet. Internationally, he has worked in the UK for the British Broadcasting Commission and conducted in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, China - on the mainland and in Hong Kong - and New Zealand. Regarded as a specialist in Handel, his eclectic operatic repertoire extends through the operas of Mozart, Monteverdi, Gluck and Rameau. He has conducted Lohengin, Otello, Turandot, Aida and Tannhauser. Ballet's he has conducted range from The Nutcracker and Madame Butterfly to Anna Karenina and The Sentimental Bloke. His pioneering work in Australian music include the orchestrations for more than forty colonial works and the co-editing of the complete musical works of Henry Handel Richardson. He composed the score for the film of Henry Handel Richardson's literary classic, "The Getting of Wisdom". He chairs the Marshall Hall Trust which sponsors and supports the publication of early Australian music. Richard Divall was awarded an OBE in 1981 for Services to Music. He won a Churchill scholarship in 1975 and a Bayreuth scholarship for operatic studies in Germany in 1990. In 1992 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Monash University and in 2003 an Honorary Doctorate from the Australian Catholic University. In 2005 he received the Bernard Heinze Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music in Australia. His prolific interests include a passion for historical research and medical history. Divall was made a Commendatore al Merito by the Order of Malta in 1989 for his historical research, including his work in medieval and crusader hospital history. In 1996 he was the Tracy Maund Medical Research Fellow at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne. He has entered the religious profession as a Knight of Malta, an ancient order devoted to humanitarian and charitable work. Currently, he is Associate Professor and a Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Music and Centre for Studies in Australian Music at the University of Melbourne, and Patron of Melbourne's classical community radio station.

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  1. Richard Divall interviewed by Amy McGrath
    Divall, Richard, 1945-2017
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
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  2. Correspondence and notes relating to a proposed recording of early Australian music
    Divall, Richard, 1945-2017
    [ Unpublished : 1976-1979 ]
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  3. 10 songs, op. 64 and op. 124 / Fritz Bennicke Hart ; on poems by William Sharp and traditional Chinese lyrics ; edited by Peter Tregear
    Hart, Fritz Bennicke, 1874-1949
    [ Printed music : 1927-2005 ]
    At 15 libraries
    10 songs, op. 64 and op. 124 / Fritz Bennicke Hart ; on poems by William Sharp and traditional Chinese lyrics ; edited by Peter Tregear
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  4. Richard Divall collection of music scores
    Divall, Richard, 1945-
    [ Printed music : 1961-2001 ]
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  5. 24 sonatas for 3 transverse flutes without bass. Michel'Angelo Vella ; edited by Richard Divall
    Vella, Michel'Angelo, 1710-1792
    [ Printed music : 2009-2011 ]
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  6. La mort du Capitaine Cook : ballet pantomime en trois actes, Paris 1788 / Jean Baptiste Rochefort ; arranged and edited by Richard Divall
    Rochefort, Jean-Baptiste, 1746-1819
    [ Printed music : 2001 ]
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    At National Library
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  7. The complete sacred music of Nicolò Isouard (1773-1818) and Maltese sacred music for the Order of Malta in the late Eighteenth Century / by Richard Sydney Benedict Divall
    Divall, Richard, 1945-
    [ Thesis : 2013 ]
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  8. Alcina : dramma per musica in tre atti : HWV 34 / Georg Friedrich Händel ; Klavierauszug, Michael Töpel, Olga Kroupova ; Deutsche Übersetzung, Peter Brenner
    Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
    [ Printed music : 1868-2003 ]
    Languages: Italian;German;English;No linguistic content, [4 others]
    At 12 libraries
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  9. Australia unite! the road to federation
    Divall, Richard, 1945-
    [ Sound : 2000-2009 ]
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  10. The Australian Club Quadrilles [ed. by Richard Divall]
    Divall, Richard, 1945-
    [ Printed music : 1900 ]
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    At National Library
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Richard Divall, conductor, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Richard Divall interviewed by Amy McGrath
    Divall, Richard, 1945-2017
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
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  3. Correspondence and notes relating to a proposed recording of early Australian music
    Divall, Richard, 1945-2017
    [ Unpublished : 1976-1979 ]
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  1. Website: Australian Music Centre
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  1. Richard Divall
    Ruskin, Pamela
    Panorama (Fortitude Valley, Qld)
    [ Article : 1988 ]
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  2. Richard Divall.(Supplement)
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    [ Article : 2009 ]
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  3. Charles Edward Horsley 'Piano Trio in B Minor: Opus 13 - 1848'
    Divall, Richard
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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  4. A remarkable saga of service, joy and inspiration in Victoria
    Divall, Richard
    The Opera-Opera Scorebook: an Illustrated Memento of Australasian Opera, 1977-1997.
    [ Article : 1997 ]
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  1. 24 monographs for pianoforte / Frederick Septimus Kelly ; edited by Richard Divall and Bruce Steele
    Kelly, Frederick Septimus
    [ Printed music : 2005 ]
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    24 monographs for pianoforte / Frederick Septimus Kelly ; edited by Richard Divall and Bruce Steele
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  2. String quartet in G major : 1937, opus 119 / Fritz Hart ; edited by Richard Divall
    Hart, Fritz B. (Fritz Bennicke)
    [ Printed music : 2005 ]
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  3. Complete works for organ / Fritz Hart ; edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall
    Hart, Fritz B. (Fritz Bennicke)
    [ Printed music : 2005 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content;English, [1 other]
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    Complete works for organ / Fritz Hart ; edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall
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  4. Complete works for organ / Fritz Hart ; edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall
    Hart, Fritz B. (Fritz Bennicke)
    [ Printed music : 2005 ]
    At Monash Uni Library
    Complete works for organ / Fritz Hart ; edited by Bruce Steele and Richard Divall
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  1. The Complete Sacred Music of Nicolò Isouard (1773 – 1818) and Maltese Sacred Music for The Order of Malta in the Late Eighteenth Century
    Divall, Richard
    [ Article, Thesis : 2014 ]
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  2. Do the media govern? : politicians, voters, and reporters in America / Shanto Iyengar, Richard Reeves, editors
    Iyengar, Shanto
    [ Book : 1997 ]
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    Do the media govern? : politicians, voters, and reporters in America / Shanto Iyengar, Richard Reeves, editors
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  3. From rail to road and back again? : a century of transport competition and interdependency / edited by Colin Divall and Ralf Roth
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    [ Book : 2013-2016 ]
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    From rail to road and back again? : a century of transport competition and interdependency / edited by Colin Divall and Ralf Roth
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  4. Scarlatti's "The Triumph of Honour" : [opera program], The Australian Opera
    Scarlatti, Alessandro, 1660-1725
    [ Book : 1978 ]
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  1. MR. E. DIVALL Forty Years' Service
    Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Tuesday 2 June 1936 p 2 Article
    ... MR. E. DIVALL Forty Years' Service On Thursday last, Mr. Edgar Divall, reached the retiring age as ... of all   associated with him. EARLY DAYS When Mr. Divall started work then, Kenmore consisted of ... 475 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 30 May 1952 p 22 Family Notices
    ... (suddenly), at Rozelle Post-office, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Innes, and dear brother of ... Richard, Betty, John, Margaret, Bill, and George, aged 32 years. Requiescat in pace. JONES, John Edmond. ... 8604 words
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  3. Family Notices
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 28 December 1945 p 10 Family Notices
    ... Uat-1» Interred RICHARDS. - December 27, 1945, at a pri-vate Hospital Manly, Minnie May widow of Arthur William ... Richards in her 73rd year. For funeral see Saturday's Herald. SAYERS- December 27 1945 at his residence 9 ... 8136 words
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  1. The meeting of the east and the west
    Divall, Richard
    [ Unpublished : 2003 ]
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  3. James Furley, organist : miscellaneous research materials in the Musica Australis collection
    McKenzie, Nell
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  1. Examination No. N100. FOR APPOINTMENT AS JUNIOR POSTAL OFFICER IN THE COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC SERVICE, NEW SOUTH WALES. (Commonwealth Gazette, No. 38, dated 6th July, 1950.)
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 22 February 1951 [Issue No.12] p 492

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... , Clement John .. 306 Orange. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hammond, .Robert Henry .. Bruton, Lawrence Able .. Divall ... , Allan Keith Johnson, Richard James .. Duggan, Robert James .. 327 ..315 .. 297 .. 258 ..219 Richmond. 1 ... 117 words
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  2. TICKETS OF LEAVE.
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 8 January 1892 [Issue No.13] p 114

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