While Elliott Gyger was in Sydney for the premiere of his opera Fly Away Peter by Sydney Chamber Opera this month he visited Nigel Butterley at his home to present him with a copy of his book, The Music of Nigel Butterley.
The Music of Nigel Butterley is the third volume in Wildbird’s Australian Composers series. After an extensive period of research, Gyger has written a book which examines all Butterley’s principal compositions, looking at his technique, style and musical language.
Written for music students, teachers and the interested public, this book has been released to coincide with Nigel Butterley’s 80th birthday.
We wish Nigel a very happy birthday… and we hope he enjoys reading his birthday book!!