Howdy folks! I want to take the opportunity today to share with you the music of the wonderful Australian composer Shaun Rigney. I’ve been listening quite a bit recently to Slava Grigoryan’s 2004 recording AfterImage – Slave Grigoryan plays the music of Shaun Rigney.
My particular favourite of mine from that recording is Guitar Concerto Lapis Lazuli. It’s really quite hauntingly beautiful music, with a highly guitaristic quality to it. Once I get into listening to this I have to keep putting it on repeat as one listen is never enough! Shaun is a super-talented composer (and a lovely chap to boot – he’s a fellow member of the CGSV Guitar Orchestra) and his music (particularly his guitar works, from a purely selfish point of view!) really should be heard by a greater audience!
Have a listen to the following clip to understand why and then head out and pick up a copy of Afterimage – Slava Grigoryan plays the music of Shaun Rigney (ABC Classics). A recording that should be in the collection of all classical guitar fans!