New Recording Release
'Such a Fine, Sunny Day'
SUNG BY OPERA STAR PAUL WHELAN,
ACCOMPANIED BY NICHOLAS YOUNG AND ANNA MAKSYMOVA.
Composed in 2021 during Melbourne’s second lock-down, in fear of the impending war with Russia in 2022. Inspired by the German Munich University student group White Rose and Sophie Scholl who was executed by Hitler in 1943. ‘Such A Fine, Sunny Day’ is the last thing Sophie said.
Available for digital download
Composer Alan Griffiths
Australian/New Zealand Composer Of Emotive Classical Art Music, Including The Albums 'Introspection' & 'Rare View'.
Standing Ovation for 'Such A Fine, Sunny Day'anemptytextllineStunning Concert & brilliant Radio New Zealand interview with Alan Griffiths & Paul Whelan Paul performed the World Premiere of my latest song-cycle 'Such A Fine, Sunny Day' with a dramatic piano duet played by Australian virtuoso Nicholas Young and...
Opera Star Paul Whelan to premiere new Song CycleanemptytextllineHello everyone. I have some amazing news. Opera star Paul Whelan is performing the World Premiere of my new song cycle 'Such A Fine, Sunny Day', at The Piano, on Saturday 17th of September at 7:30pm. A dramatic duet will...
Nocturne from 'Rare View' released on DSDanemptytextllineStunningly recorded direct to DSD. Producer Craig Field from Australia’s Underwood Studio in partnership with Sony Japan and the unique craftsmanship of the rare Stuart and Son’s 108 concert grand piano. View the release on www.nativedsd.com
Alan began composing his own art music from the age of 13. After studying under Dr Allan Zavod, he then composed for theatre and film. Alan now composes art-music full-time and his debut albums Introspection and Rare View have been warmly received by audiences and critics alike.
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
ON THE 108-KEY STUART & SONS CONCERT PIANO
Rare View’s 22nd September 2018 World Premiere was proudly sponsored, filmed and recorded by SONY. This concert recording is Alan’s 3rd album and was recorded by Craig Field with SONY’s C100s in front of a live audience. This is also the world’s first live album recorded with the C100s. The performance was also accompanied by a ‘SONY Stories’ video filmed by acclaimed Japanese film director Kenshin Nawa that explains why SONY was involved in this concert. This video received wide coverage at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas.
15 solo piano pieces by Griffiths were chosen in total by ANZCA Music Examinations for their 2018 – 2024 international piano syllabus. 7 pieces from Griffiths’ debut album Introspection, 6 from his second album Rare View and 2 pieces from my 2023 album Land No More? ANZCA graded these pieces as either Grade 8, Associate Diploma or Licentiate Diploma. Piano teachers and students can purchase individual PDFs as sheet music or the complete catalogues. ANZCA conducts instrumental examinations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.