ABC Classics Commemorates International Women’s Day With A New Release
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ABC Classics Commemorates International Women’s Day With A New Release

Commemorating International Women’s Day today, ABC Classic is releasing Women of Note: A Century of Australian Composers. This double CD is the first in a new series of recordings, celebrating Australian female composers. Australia has a celebrated history of women in music – Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland, Yvonne Kenny and Eileen Joyce in particular, loom large…

CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music
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CD Review: The Greats – Masters Of European Music

Last weekend I had the exceptional pleasure of strolling through the Art Gallery of New South Wales, viewing its spring/summer exhibition of over 70 paintings – The Greats: masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The collection spans more than four centuries of art with works from the Renaissance (Botticelli’s The Virgin adoring the sleeping…

Jessica Pratt Debuts As Semiramide
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Jessica Pratt Debuts As Semiramide

This month Australian soprano Jessica Pratt will make her debut in one of Gioacchino Rossini’s most challenging soprano parts in the title role of Semiramide in concert performances at the Marseille Opera House conducted by Italian Maestro Giuliano Carella from 18-27 October 2015. She will reprise the role of the Babylonian queen next month in another concert performance at…