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Opera Review: Cavalleria Rusticana And Pagliacci / Opera Australia

Diego Torre as Turridu and Sian Pendry as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana.Photo credit: Keith Saunders. Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni; Pagliacci – Ruggero Leoncavallo  Opera Australia, Joan Sutherland Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera...more...

Posted on January 14, 2017 @ 11.15
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Album Review: Brahms – Tones of Romantic Extravagance/ Ironwood

Ironwood, the Australian period instrument specialist ensemble has released a sumptuous new double album Brahms – Tones of Romantic Extravagance (ABC Classics), featuring two of Brahms’ major chamber works, the...more...

Posted on December 9, 2016 @ 16.47
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Album Review: The Christmas Album/ Berlin Philharmonic

Christmas in Germany – Stollen, drifts of snow, centuries old Christmas markets, gluhwein, children busking singing ancient carols in glorious descants and the ubiquitous brass bands in the town squares....more...

Posted on December 8, 2016 @ 14.52
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Album Review: Wonderland/Alice Sara Ott

Grieg’s virtuosic Piano Concerto in A minor has languished in recent years and its inclusion on the new album release Wonderland from Deutsche Grammophon, by the 28-year-old German pianist Alice...more...

Posted on December 7, 2016 @ 16.37
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Album Review: Omega Ensemble: Mozart/ Munro/ Palmer

The Sydney based Omega Ensemble has come of age with its debut album Mozart-Munro-Palmer (ABC Classics 481 4667) that gathers a triptych of works for clarinet and chamber ensemble. The...more...

Posted on November 29, 2016 @ 17.09
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Album Review: Nemanja Radulović BACH

It’s hugely gratifying to be able to spend the best part of an hour immersed in the music of a single composer performed expertly with a fresh and considered twist. Serbian...more...

Posted on November 24, 2016 @ 14.47
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Concert Review: Tristan and Isolde/ Stemme/ Skelton/ Bohinec/ Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/ Letonja

Stuart Skelton. Photo credit Sim Canetty-Clark Tristan and Isolde – Nina Stemme soprano, Stuart Skelton tenor, Monica Bohinec mezzo-soprano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Letonja Federation Hall, Hobart November 19, 2016 Written by Deborah...more...

Posted on November 22, 2016 @ 1.19
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Ballet Review: Nijinsky

Nijinsky  The Australian Ballet Sydney Opera House 12 November 2016 Written by Deen Hamaker In 1919, a broken Vaslav Nijinsky gave his final performance in the lobby of a Swiss hotel. American ballet dancer, choreographer, and...more...

Posted on November 16, 2016 @ 15.28
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Concert Review: Deborah Humble In Recital

Deborah Humble in Recital, Glebe Town Hall, Glebe, Sydney November 11, 2016 Written by Deen Hamaker On a very warm spring evening in Glebe we were given an absolute treat of a recital. It...more...

Posted on November 15, 2016 @ 12.41