New & noteworthy
The first review of the new double CD Gardener of Time written by Graham Strahle has appeared in The Australian on 20 March 2021. The full text follows: "A collection of orchestral works by Barry Conyngham recorded to mark his 75th birthday allows us to understand and explore this well-established Australian composer in unprecedented detail.
Moonlight Reflections is a recital album full to the brim with exquisite art song, this recording is a compilation of hidden treasures and classic favourites performed by Opera Australia star, Stacey Alleaume. An Australian-Mauritian soprano of increasing acclaim, Alleaume, who has been praised for her “voice of bell-like purity” (Limelight Magazine) is accompanied by exceptional pianist Amir Farid.
The following is one of the best reviews we have seen at Move. Alan Holley wrote this rave for "Luz Meridional" in the online site classikON, and it is worth a read:
Barney Zwartz has written an article in The Age and SMH about horn player Mark Papworth's Wagner project. Siegfried’s Story, a CD of 12 scenes from the Ring adapted for the highly unusual combination of horn, tuba and piano, recording under the name Bonza Brass.
To present the music of Schubert’s Winterreise to a visual arts audience in particular and to a wider musical audience than is usually attracted to German lieder, pianist Brian Chapman judged that it would be wise to perform the work in English – something that is almost never done these days. This new 2-CD set includes two complete performances of the music performed by Nathan Lay (baritone) and Brian Chapman (pianist).
The Marais Project release, The Garden Party, celebrates 20 years for the early music ensemble. It has a festive anniversary flavour and includes several world premieres, not the least of which is the Eriksson-penned title track. “Perhaps their best recording yet. Ravishing!” says one reviewer.
Move Records was established on 24 December 1968. We have now passed our golden anniversary of 50 years. During 2018 we recorded tracks for a special CD to mark the 50 years. We invited Australian composers to write a short piece for the CD, and now have a disc with new works by 24 Australian composers. Here's a year by year history:
A re-release of two performances from 1981 and 1983 respectively. These great recordings are now once again available, this time on CD.