My song “Moonflower”, which was written in 2011 for the “Concert for Queensland” has recently received it’s UK premiere at a recital given by Michael Lampard for the Ivor Gurney society at the Gloucester Cathedral. Michael, together with UK pianist Christopher Boodle, gave the performance in a program that included works by Ivor Gurney and Ian Venables.
A huge thanks to Michael for taking my music with him on this exciting trip to the UK!
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Excerpt from review, courtesy of Michael Lampard.
“Following this century-old masterpiece, Lampard turned to the songs of three contemporary composers: Matthew Dewey, Christopher Boodle and Ian Venables. Matthew Dewey (b.1984), not yet well known in the UK, is an Australian whose works include a Symphony for string orchestra and four one-act operas; Michael Lampard featured in the premiers of two of these, 15 Years on Hold (2007) and The Buzz of the Sea (2008). For his Gloucester recital Michael had chosen to sing Dewey’s powerful setting of Lala Fisher’s evocative poem ‘The Moonflower’, and following this with Christopher Boodle’s Three Shakespeare Songs, accompanied by the composer, Michael brought us back, seamlessly, from an exotic moonlit valley in Australia, to Elizabethan England and the most English of hills and dales.”
Review © Anthony Boden – May 2012