Opera Review: Salome/Opera Australia
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Opera Review: Salome/Opera Australia

Salome – Richard Strauss Opera Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 6 March 2019 If Richard Strauss’ Salome were a movie, it may well display an X rating. Incest, necrophilia, lust, decapitation and suicide are all notorious elements in this, the third of Strauss’ operas and the one which made his name. Opera Australia’s…

New Release on ABC Classics: Into Silence/ Cislowska/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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New Release on ABC Classics: Into Silence/ Cislowska/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Into Silence, the new album from ABC Classics released today, features pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska performing the music of an extraordinary generation of composers from the Baltic states: Henryk Górecki (born Poland, 1933), Arvo Pärt (Estonia, 1935), Pēteris Vasks (Latvia, 1946) and Georgs Pelēcis (Latvia, 1947). The album features works for solo piano along with concertos…

Young Performers Award Winner Lloyd Van’t Hoff: “It Was A  Shock To Win”
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Young Performers Award Winner Lloyd Van’t Hoff: “It Was A Shock To Win”

Earlier this month, clarinet player Lloyd Van’t Hoff from Brisbane, won the prestigious 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, playing Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Fritzsch at Federation Concert Hall in Hobart. As the dust settles from his career-making win, Lloyd admitted to SoundsLikeSydney what he thought…