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Concert Review: Dido And Aeneas/ Sydney Chamber Choir/ Muffat collective

The Sydney Chamber Choir’s Dido and Aeneas. Image supplied Sydney Chamber Choir/Muffat Collective Great Hall, University of Sydney 6 October 2017 Written by Wendy McLeod The Great Hall of the University of Sydney was packed...more...

Posted on October 10, 2017 @ 15.31
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Trifonov’s New Release Evokes Chopin And Beyond

Wunderkind pianist Daniil Trifonov’s latest Deutsche Grammophon album, Chopin Evocations, captures the magic of Chopin’s music and traces its influence through the works of five other composers. Released last week and available...more...

Posted on October 9, 2017 @ 13.19  Dot  News
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Arcadia Winds Release Debut Recording

Arcadia Winds have released their debut self-titled EP in partnership with ABC Classics, available now. Formed in 2013 at the National Academy of Music, the ensemble comprises flautist Kiran Phatak, winner...more...

Posted on October 5, 2017 @ 16.39  Dot  News
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ARIA Announces Fine Arts Nominees For 2017

The 2017 ARIA Awards launches at the National Art Gallery in Sydney on October 10, with the announcement of the winners in the Fine Arts category, including Best Classical Album, Best Jazz Album, Best...more...

Posted on October 5, 2017 @ 15.39  Dot  News

Gramophone’s 15 Worst Record Covers

With the demise of the vinyl record, the repository of art work – both good and bad – created for record covers was also lost. These artworks chronicled the styles of the times and showed some of the artists in a rare light. Gramophone presents 15 of the less successful covers from...more...

Posted on October 5, 2017 @ 15.10  Dot  News
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Concert Review: The Musician Project/ Wagner And Bruckner

Max McBride The Musician Project,  Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 30 September 2017 Written by Ria Andriani The Musician Project is one of the newest and most innovative orchestras in town. Its young players...more...

Posted on October 5, 2017 @ 12.25
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Concert Review: Twilight Musical Dialogues – Russia/ Walker/ Cislowska/ Kats-Chernin/ Donaghoe

Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Sally Walker and Elena-Kats Chernin in Twilight Musical Dialogues – Russia Our friends in Newcastle have been busy with a concert series curated by Sally Walker. David Banney tells...more...

Posted on September 28, 2017 @ 14.42
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Concert Review: Winterreise/ Ferruccio Furlanetto/ Opera Australia

Ferruccio Furlanetto – a towering voice within a towering presence. Image courtesy Opera Australia Winterreise, F Schubert Ferrucio Furlanetto/ Opera Australia City Recital Hall, Sydney 27 September 2017 Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto’s performance of Schubert’s...more...

Posted on September 28, 2017 @ 14.27

Australian Tenor Samuel Sakker Succeeds At The Grange Competition

Congratulations to Samuel Sakker with his success in the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition which has just concluded with the Australian tenor gaining the second prize to British soprano Rowan Pierce’s winning performance. British-Serbian bass-baritone Božidar Smiljanić was placed third. Around 150 young singers aged 33 and under from 28...more...

Posted on September 28, 2017 @ 12.09  Dot  News