Melba Recordings

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Reviews

Melba’s reviews tell a story – the delight with which our artists and repertoire have been embraced internationally.

Reviews

ELAN
04/10/2011 Paul Turok's Website "The performances are excellent, and sound magnificent." More...
Pure Diva
04/10/2011 Paul Turok's Website "The Tchaikovsky and particularly the Dvořák, are very beautiful music...The disc sounds wonderful." More...
Rakhmaninov
01/10/2011 Gramophone (UK) “Leslie Howard espouses the first version of 1913 on this disc and he does so with terrific panache.” More...
Rakhmaninov
01/10/2011 Fine Music (Australia) "... a master of a tradition of pianism in serious danger of dying out ..." More...
Pure Diva
23/09/2011 New Classics (UK) "...Cheryl Barker's visceral portrayals of these operatic heroines convey the full emotional depth of multi-dimensional characters." More...
Pure Diva
22/09/2011 Fanfare "Cheryl Barker has put together a wonderful tribute to her teacher, Joan Hammond...a true pleasure to experience...Melba’s sound is superb." More...
ELAN
21/09/2011 www.classicalsource.com "From boisterous revelry to sheer charm, Saint-Saëns's delicate writing is always a joy." More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) " ... apparaissent avec le temps comme un modèle d’élégance.” More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) “this unfailingly melodious music seems to be a model of elegance today.” More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) ..."this unfailingly melodious music seems to be a model of elegance today." More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) "…ces pages oubliées…apparaissent avec le temps comme un modèle d’élégance. " More...
Pure Diva
04/09/2011 Parutions.com (France) "a beautiful recital ... dramatic engagement at every turn, distilling passion or melancholy according to the arias’ requirements." More...
Stravinsky: Diversions
01/09/2011 Fanfare (US) “...his success in this repertoire demonstrates the range of his musical expressivity...Strongly recommended.” More...
Stravinsky: Diversions
01/09/2011 Fanfare (US) “Chen’s kinder, gentler Stravinsky has much to recommend it.” More...
Pure Diva
25/08/2011 SA-CD.NET (UK) "This fine tribute to Joan Hammond will further enhance Barker’s reputation as a soprano of great versatility." More...
Pure Diva
20/08/2011 Otago Daily Times (NZ) "...fine lyric soprano voice..." More...
Pure Diva
11/08/2011 MusicWeb International (UK) ".full of emotion and exquisite pianissimo singing, Barker is at her best...the recording is first class ... so much to admire and savour. " More...
Stravinsky: Diversions
10/08/2011 Classical CD Review "Everything engages me. I think Ray Chen plays better than Perlman here." More...
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10/08/2011 Limelight "Everything about this disc is superior: sound, packaging, and Howard’s sympathetic performances" More...
Pure Diva
04/08/2011 Forum Opéra (France) "A really very beautiful release. Barker has the vocal armoury of a particularly expressive artist..." More...