Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Features in Bond Movie
News

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Features in Bond Movie

Premiering in Sydney tonight is the eagerly anticipated new James Bond film Spectre – and the soundtrack has a very special Sydney connection.  The film uses a track from a recording of Vivaldi’s music, made in Sydney in 2000 by German countertenor Andreas Scholl and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, conducted by its Artistic Director Paul Dyer. The track…

2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced
News

2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced

Judging by the nominations for the 2014 Helpmann Awards, the art of opera in Australia is alive and well with Opera Australia, Hobart Baroque and Victorian Opera in the running for at least three awards each. Since their inauguration in 2001, the Helpmann Awards have recognised distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance…

Scholl records Bach cantatas
Reviews

Scholl records Bach cantatas

  Counter-tenor Andres Scholl has released a recording of cantatas by JS Bach, revisiting repertoire that he first sang as a young treble. The Decca recording (CD 478 2733) was made with the kammerorchesterbasel and was released internationally in January 2012. It is also available for download. Scholl’s recent performances at Symphony Hall, Birmingham; the Barbican, London;…