The Lake and the Hinterland
for cello and piano (1999)
duration: 5’
GRT • 063


CD available
800 Million Heartbeats
Ashley Brown, Sarah Watkins

ABC Classics

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
Stay close now as winter's
White fuse burns across
The lake and the hinterland

(excerpt from
Late Autumn Lullaby by Ross Baglin)

A hinterland is a district behind a coast, or river's banks with the suggestion of sparse population. The full text to Baglin's poem is one I had already set for voice, and the resonance of that setting continues in this piece for cello and piano.

“Stuart Greenbaum’s
The Lake and the Hinterland for piano and cello saw the cello at its most eloquent, with expansive melodies and rich harmonies reminiscent of the late romantic composers.”
The Border Mail, September, 2002