THE GREAT ORGAN - METHUEN MEMORIAL MUSIC HALL METHUEN, MASSACHUSETTS
E. F. WALCKER AND COMPANY, OPUS 200, 1863
AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN COMPANY, INC., OPUS 1103, 1947
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.
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.”
released August 18, 2019
Recorded 3rd September 1990
Recording Engineer - Scott Kent
Transfer engineer - Wheldon Thornley
Mastering engineer - Johnathan Fitzgerald
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