Some of Glenn’s recordings…
Review from The Brisbane Courier Mail, November 30, 2013:
...Glenn Amer almost steals the show. The sensitive phrasing in his piano accompaniment makes Somewhere Over the Rainbow a joy, as it does in La Vie en Rose...Amer’s setting of the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria is a gift for the girls. So is Danny Boy and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Ballerina / Wonderful Wonderful / Because of You / Love Everlasting / Sincerely Yours / A Time For Love / Three o’clock in the Morning / Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) / Two Different Worlds / Clancy of the Overflow / Glenn’s tribute to Liberace: Flamingo / Baubles, Bangles and Beads / Near You / As Time Goes By / The Nearness of You / The More I See You / Glenn’s Showstoppers Medley: There I’ve Said it Again / The Breeze and I / Fools Rush In / And I Love Her / Walking My Baby Back Home / I’ll Be Seeing You
Where does one begin to comment on your CD?
Let's start with the basic fact that your voice is EXQUISITE! It is like the richest dessert, layered in light whipped cream but with a substantive cake, and loads of filling of every imagination stuffed in its layers. And how you convey those lyrics. I happen to LOVE "Wonderful, Wonderful". It's just such a great tune and lyric and you convey it so masterfully. But it's the little details, too. It's Liberace's "I'll Be Seeing You", in D flat, just as if he were doing it himself (his favourite key) except that you sing so much better than he ever did.
It's a delightful romp through some amazing tunes. I shall enjoy this CD for quite some time to come.
Review by Pierre Fracalanza [USA] - The Musical World of Pierre
Vov Dylan, violin with Glenn Amer at the piano
Incidental - great romantic Violin and Piano favourites from the 19th and 20th centuries.
AUSTRALIAN artists, soprano Tarita Botsman and pianist Glenn Amer, bring a wealth of performance experience in opera and popular modes to this debut CD featuring Edwardian parlour songs of love, loss and heartache, mainly from England and Italy. Botsman’s career began in opera and she has also found fame as founder-director of the Seven Sopranos. Amer, a conductor, accompanist, operatic vocal coach and solo performer, is a dream partner, creating firm, balanced instrumental support in sync with the voice in these gems of yesteryear, neglected perhaps but not forgot. With impeccable diction, Botsman captures the individual emotion and charm of each song, from Four Indian Love Lyrics by Amy Woodforde-Finden, Pleading (Elgar), golden oldies such as Dvorak’s Songs My Mother Taught Me, Three Arias of Bellini and the jolly swagger of Donizetti’s Me Voglio fa’na Casa, among many. They top their eclectic array with Nellie Melba’s star turn, Paolo Tosti’s Goodbye. - Patricia Kelly [Brisbane Courier Mail]
The third album collaboration of Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer sees these two artists enjoy a journey around the world with songs from cocktail bars, musicals, and movies that are woven into the fabric of life.
Tracks include: ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, ‘What A Wonderful World’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘My City Of Sydney’, ‘Berkley Square’, ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ amongst many others.
★I Got Rhythm
★Keep Young and Beautiful
★Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
★Dream a Little Dream of Me
★When I Fall in Love
★All the Things You Are
★Wishin’ and Hopin’
★I Enjoy Being a Girl
★Around the World
★Hello Young Lovers
★Musetta’s Waltz Song
★Strangers in the Night
★Fly Me to the Moon
Latest Recordings from Vov Dylan
and Glenn Amer:
Cole Porter Without Words
A new compilation from Vov Dylan, Violin and Glenn Amer, Piano.
Glenn was one of the youngest pianists to ever cut Player Piano [Pianola] Rolls. He made his first recordings for the Mastertouch Piano Roll Company (Sydney) when he was a teenager.
Glenn has also recorded cylinders for the Vulcan Cylinder Phonograph Company (England)