After almost 30 years recordings by Australian Concert Organist Michael Dudman at Methuen Memorial Music Hall to be released.
An unexpected discovery has made the possibility of releasing rediscovered work by legendary Australian Concert Organist Michael Dudman. Dudman passed away 25-years ago but this work has been curated and restored, becoming available for CD & download release on August 7th, 2019.
July 11, 2019
It is hard to put into words the positive impact one of Australia's foremost concert organists Michael Dudman (1938-1994) has had both in Australia and abroad as both a performer and a teacher. 2004 saw the discovery of an entire set of unreleased master tapes of work Dudman performed for a Newcastle based radio station. After work was done to restore and remaster the original tapes, “The Great Organ at Methuen - played by Michael Dudman”, a recording of a magnificent performance from Dudman at Methuen Music Hall in Massachusetts, will be available on CD and as a digital download on August 7th, 2019 across all major music platforms, 25-years after Dudman's passing.
“We are very excited about this release and others in the near future,” commented a spokesperson from MichaelDudman.com. “To see this not lost forever is a true blessing.”
“The Great Organ at Methuen - played by Michael Dudman”
features works by Louis Vierne, Alexandre Guilmant, Theodore Dubois, Joseph Bonnet, and Leon Boellmann.
'a master of music with a rare talent'
- Sydney Morning Herald
'a musician of rare skill & grace'
- The Australian
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