2008 CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Double CD + DVD)
This double CD set of contemporary music for solo piano, which features the work of leading New Zealand composers, comes with a DVD of video material by filmmaker Keith Hill.
"I have very few musical prejudices, but I made a philosophical decision some years ago to stay in New Zealand and to seek out composers here, preferably men and women I know. This music would be local, it would be mine, and it would be Kiwi. The composers on this album still believe in harmony and rhythm, and they like themes. From the very first bar I can actually develop something. As a musician, these are the things I enjoy."
Michael Houstoun, 2007
Featuring compositions by Douglas Lilburn, Kenneth Young, John Psathas, Victoria Kelly, Gao Ping, and Mike Nock
Produced by Kenneth Young
Engineered by Steve Garden
Design by UnkleFranc
Released: 13 December 2007