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…

How It All Began: Nicholas Routley On The Sydney Chamber Choir
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How It All Began: Nicholas Routley On The Sydney Chamber Choir

A decade after Nicholas Routley, the founding director of the Sydney Chamber Choir has left the ensemble he created, there is still a powerful nexus between them. Talking about the choir’s upcoming 40th anniversary concert this weekend, which he will conduct, Nicholas Routley muses “I don’t know whether to say ‘we’  or ‘they’ since I…

Pinchgut Presents Iphigénie En Tauride In December
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Pinchgut Presents Iphigénie En Tauride In December

For its December 2014 production, Pinchgut Opera will perform Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. Considered to be Gluck’s best work, it is the sixth of seven operas he wrote in Paris. It is a rarely performed masterwork  and with it, Pinchgut Opera also marks the 300 anniversary of Gluck’s birth. Iphigénie en Tauride is an intensely dramatic…