ANAM Alumni Premieres Alan Griffiths’ Music
ANAM Alumni Premieres Music Inspired by Neo-Romantic Piano, Film Score Work, and Friendship.
ANAM Alumni Nicholas Young (piano 2016) and Gemma Kneale (cello 2017) will join the Melbourne Opera Orchestra’s concertmaster, Ben Spiers, in the Victorian premiere of Alan Griffiths’ second album Rare View on Sunday 20 October at Tempo Rubato.Read More
Alan Griffiths, Rare View, Volume Two, Cello, Piano and Violin
I covered the music of Alan Griffiths a while back on these pages (see the entry from February 28 of this year for that review article.) He in the meantime was kind enough to send me another volume of his compositions, which I now talk about a little bit. The album came out a fairly short while ago. It is a recording of some twelve brief chamber works of his for piano, cello and violin, in various combinations.Read More
Giant piano from Australia now accessible online
by Michael Johnson
If you don’t live in southern Australia, you probably will not hear it in all its glory but it’s worth a detour. I have recently had the privilege of listening to a high-definition recording, at 96 KHz, to be exact, of the inaugural concert performed a few months ago. The effect of the expanded keyboard, known as the Big Beleura, is stunning to mind and body. I sat with a friend in his music room in Bordeaux, listening for an hour, flabbergasted.Read More
Rare View Album Release
In 2018, Alan produced his second album ‘Rare View’ performed by Nicholas Young, Polish concert violinist Dominik Przywara and Australian concert cellist George Young. Recorded by Craig Field at Underwood Studios, this is the world’s first album to be recorded with SONY’s High-Res C100 series microphones.