A new recording on the independent Australian label, Tall Poppies, showcasing transcriptions for violin and piano, is cleverly and most appropriately named “In Other Words“. Both violinist
How better to spend a rather chilly, drizzly, overcast Saturday afternoon in Sydney than to attend a concert given by the Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE), a group specialising in historically-informed
A delightful program based on Paris in the late eighteenth century sufficiently warmed one’s soul on a cold winter’s night. In the presence of their esteemed Patron, former NSW Governor, D
On a somewhat dull winter afternoon in Sydney, I attended a ThoroughBass concert named “Overture and Concerto” at the Mosman Art Gallery. The Grand Hall, previously a Methodist church feat
After a prolonged run of wet weather in Sydney, the sun shone brightly for the first concert of the Australian Haydn Ensemble’s 2017 season. It featured the works of WA Mozart, Luigi Boccherini,
I first heard the newly-formed Muffat Collective play in the Live Broadcast Studio of radio station Fine Music FM 102.5 late last year and was most impressed. They announced themselves as the latest g
The famous and much-loved Clarinet Quintet of Mozart, and two contemporary pieces composed by fellow Australians, Ian Munro and George Palmer.
A fairly young but accomplished string quartet named The Enigma Quartet presented the monthly Prelude in Tea concert at The Independent Theatre in North Sydney on a warm spring afternoon.
Sparkling Sydney Harbour on a beautiful Spring afternoon was a most appropriate backdrop. My first Omega Ensemble concert, made a most favourable impression.
An enjoyable and satisfying afternoon – the music and baking delights, and the drinks generously available to all post-concert while mingling with the musicians themselves.
The highly-anticipated night of firsts for AHE and they did not disappoint. First performance at the City Recital Hall and launch of their first CD.
Historical performance practice is to be encouraged and HIP concerts provided by Ironwood can be a revelation for those seeking a more authentic sound.
A historically-informed performance of two Septets pitted Lachner against Beethoven in a sumptuous performance by Orchestra seventeen88 and the incredible Jakob Lehmann.
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) Early Music Ensemble played a splendid program of Baroque music.
I had often heard and read about AHE’s expertise in historically-informed performance since its formation in 2011. Well, they certainly didn’t disappoint.
I would recommend this CD for somebody with an eclectic musical taste looking for variety and something different.
Ensemble Vinifera is violist Ella Brinch, cellist/founder/artistic director Andrew Wilson, & clarinettist John Martin. Joined by violinists Catalin Ungureanu & Airena Nakamura.
This beautifully compiled CD with extensive booklet notes certainly comes highly recommended for the uninitiated who wish to learn about Swedish culture, history, & music.
What a brilliant way to finish the year! The last of five Selby & Friends chamber music concert Tours for 2014 was certainly a treat for the senses. Kathy introduced the program as belonging to y
This does Richard Strauss justice. Detailed sleeve notes add to the value of this highly recommended CD.
On a pleasant spring afternoon in the upper North Shore of Sydney, the latest concert of the Selby & Friends Tour 4 (out of 5 for 2014) showcased renowned Swedish cellist Torleif Thedeen with pia
The audience had certainly received their money’s worth at a concert where interesting concepts and unique programming were evident.
This debut album of the up-and-coming saxophonist, Nick Russoniello, accompanied by the Acacia Quartet, has something for everyone, especially classical, jazz and ragtime music.
Based on Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta, Pacific Opera’s presentation of ‘The Gondoliers Dream Getaway’ at Riverside, Parramatta, is just that…a dream getaway!
Thirty year old oud virtuoso and two-time ARIA award winner Joseph Tawadros’ eleventh and latest CD release, Permission to Evaporate, is a credit to him, both as a performer and as a composer. T
A celebration of The Marais Project and Rameau with works spanning centuries. A full crowd, buzzing and learning. A pleasant relaxing afternoon.
On a pleasant evening on the lower North Shore of Sydney in Mosman Art Gallery, I attended a piano recital given by Ukrainian-born Alexey Yemtsov. The set-up was a little unusual in that the piano was
I had the privilege of attending the first of a series of concerts entitled “Collision Course” Tour 1 of Selby & Friends’ 2014 Subscription Series, chamber music provided by Kat