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03rd June, 2019

Opportunity knocks in many ways

At yesterday’s sell-out concert I had to ask myself several times whether it was really 13 years since Melbourne was introduced to its new choir. I ...

14th June, 2019

VIEWPOINT Eumeralla: A War Requiem for Peace

This Viewpoint concentrates on a landmark work in Australian music:  the EUMERALLA requiem, by opera singer turned composer Deborah Cheetham AO. It was given a major performance ...

13th June, 2019

Interview from Europe with Russell Harcourt

Classic Melbourne loves to report on success of Australian artists overseas, and so we welcome this interview of Russell Harcourt by our regular reporter Vanessa Taylor. ...

Reviews

Why so many of us love Australian Chamber Choir concerts can be accurately described by Rob Stove, author of the choir’s scholarly and detailed program notes …

Doric String Quartet honoured us with their presence in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall for the first in their two-program tour of Australia. Program 1 comprised Haydn’s …

Since finding out at the start of the year that the Melbourne Youth Orchestra was tackling something as monumental as a Mahler symphony, I had known …

Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Mahler 1 concert began on a sad note with CEO Dorian Jones dedicating the performance to the memory of MYO’s inaugural conductor, Eric …

Forming and maintaining a string quartet is a really big challenge. I have watched from the sidelines as two or three have evolved over the past …

Making his Melbourne Recital Centre debut on a cold Monday night, Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein was in no need of a warm-up. Liszt’s heroic Transcendental Etude …

When celebrated pedagogue Mauricio Fuks took three gifted violinists through their paces in an inspiring, master class at the Australian National Academy of Music last week, …

Louis Nowra wrote Così after a real life experience close to the one depicted in this play. Throughout, it reeks of truth – pithy observations, chills of …

Composed in 1825 for the coronation of King Charles X of France, it has taken nearly two centuries for Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims (The Journey …