Remember As It Is in Heaven and Les Choristes? Two popular movies that told the tales of life as a choral singer. There is a new movie about choral singers to be released nationally on April 23rd. Boychoir is about a troubled eleven-year-old boy at a prestigious American East Coast music school who clashes with the school’s demanding choir master played by Dustin Hoffman….
This video will surely give you goosebumps – Mahler’s Symphony No 8 , which premiered in Munich on September 12th in 1910. The BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek in collaboration with hundred of voices performs at the Royal Albert Hall on the opening night of The Proms in July 2010.
A week into December and there is an abundance of music that we hear but once a year. Mercifully in some cases, but in others, an all too infrequent excuse to indulge in some of the most beautiful works ever composed. Over the next few weeks we’ll bring you some of the rarely heard classics of…
Check out this video clip from the BBC of the recent world premiere of the newly discovered piano work by Johannes Brahms and given the name ‘Albumbatt’ by Christopher Hogwood, who discovered it in the Princeton University library. Pianist Andras Schiff performed the work on radio last weekend.
A new work has entered the canon of chamber opera and it was unveiled to Sydney audiences at the City Recital Hall last night. A co-production between Musica Viva and Victorian Opera, Voyage to the Moon is a Baroque pastiche with libretto by Michael Gow and score constructed by Alan Curtis. There is another performance…
Towering performances by German Heldentenor Stefan Vinke, and soprano Cheryl Barker in Opera Australia’s production of Korngold’s opera ‘Die Tote Stadt’. Director Bruce Beresford brings the multi-layered story to life with cinematic flair. Here’s Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Marietta’s Leid” from Act 1.