“Good Listening” is a monthly music program presented by Cyrus Meher-Homji and showcases new classical and jazz recordings, exciting behind-the-scenes vision, and features interviews with artists from Australia and around the world.
6 Nov 2018 - 3:53 PM  UPDATED 6 Nov 2018 - 3:54 PM

HELENE GRIMAUD

Music has been described in many ways, one of them being a means of rescuing that which is lost. It’s a simple yet persuasive idea, and one which informs Hélène Grimaud’s approach to the art of performance. Her latest recording is called “Memory” and it’s about bringing images of the past back to life so as to conjure up time and place.

Helene Grimaud’s latest album is available HERE.

 

OLAFUR ARNALDS

BAFTA award winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, who hails from Iceland, never stops innovating. Together with audio developer Halldór Eldjárn, he’s been experimenting over the last two years with software for two self-playing pianos to create an installation that aims to marry creativity and technology. Here’s how it all came together for his new album, entitled re:member

Olafur Arnalds’ album is available HERE

NADINE SIERRA

It’s such a thrill to discover a new voice that you want to spend time with – especially given the cavalcade of great and unique voices that have been in our midst for over a century. One such is the American soprano Nadine Sierra. It’s a smoky soprano with an emotional core and the title of her debut album takes a line out of Bernstein’s Somewhere “There’s a place for us”…

Nadine Sierra’s latest album is available HERE.

ANDREA BOCELLI

It’s been 14 years since Andrea Bocelli released an album of original songs, and his new album is simply called “Sì” – Italian for “yes”. It’s an album about family, and about the power of love. Those who’ve followed Bocelli’s career will recognize that he is a very private person, so this invitation, as it were, into his personal world, is both unusual, and for his fans, a privilege. There are significant duet partners – Ed Shearan and Josh Groban - and there’s also a surprise: Andrea’s own son, Matteo, who makes his first appearance as a singer. It’s a song about broad shoulders being there when you need them, about the bond between father and son. This is “Fall On Me”.

Bocelli’s new album is available HERE.