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‘Griffiths can move easily from one mode of expression to another seamlessly’
– Fanfare Magazine, New York
‘… individuality in unexpected and touching ways.’
– factsandarts, Bordeaux
‘Griffiths really has developed his own style… All of his compositions uniquely his own.’
– Canberra Critics Circle
‘… extremely impressive mastery of style and range of emotions…’
– ANZCA Music Examinations
‘… great compositional balance of virtuosity, simplicity, fragility and drama…’
– Cut|Common Magazine
‘The music ebbs and flows, rising to pitches of excitement, then lapsing back into
melancholy. That is scarcely an unusual expressive combination, but it is achieved with great skill.’
– News Weekly, Melbourne
New Recording Release
'Such a Fine, Sunny Day'
SUNG BY OPERA STAR PAUL WHELAN,
ACCOMPANIED BY NICHOLAS YOUNG AND ANNA MAKSYMOVA.
Alan composed this song-cycle in 2021 during Melbourne’s second lock-down in fear of an impending war with Russia. Inspired from the writings by 1940’s Munich University student group White Rose, Alan’s lively song-cycle includes a dramatic piano duet. ‘Such A Fine, Sunny Day’ is dedicated to 21-year old student Sophie Scholl, a member of White Rose. Alan’s libretti follows Sophie’s internal monologue, juxtaposed against her defiance against Hitler. ‘Such A Fine, Sunny Day’ is written for our time. Alan imagines if Sophie was alive today, how she may have reacted to current unfolding events.
Available for digital download
Composer Alan Griffiths
Australian/New Zealand Composer Of Emotive Classical Art Music, Including The Albums 'Introspection' & 'Rare View'.
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.