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

Power of Love
01/01/2008 American Record Guide (US) "Riedel exudes grace and charm; she's just the right interpreter for these simple pieces." More...
Back from Oblivion
31/12/2007 Historic Brass Society (US) "a first-class production, with gorgeous recording acoustics, and stylish and masterful playing... to own and enjoy repeatedly." More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
15/12/2007 The Australian - Best Classical CDs of 2007 (Australia) "A triumph... the complete audio set is a formidable artistic document..." More...
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09/12/2007 The Sunday Age (Australia) (9 December 2007) "The magnificent Brünnhilde of Lisa Gasteen, displaying superb vocal control, effortless power and, at times, ravishing beauty... More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
04/12/2007 The Canberra Times (Australia) "One is struck by the quality of the engineering ... a gripping conclusion of what has been a notable series of recordings ..." More...
Back from Oblivion
01/12/2007 Turok's Choice (US) "a disc of pleasantly varied repertory...Byrne plays very musically... David Miller is the accomplished piano accompanist." More...
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01/12/2007 Opus (Canada) "Byrne ... plays his instrument with all the expressive beauty, eloquence and sincerity one expects from any other instrumentalist..." More...
Amoureuse
01/12/2007 Fanfare (US) "What a pleasure this disc is... exquisitely beautiful..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/12/2007 HDTV Etc. (US) "an audiophile's dream... The performances are breathtaking... Truly exquisite!..." More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
01/12/2007 New Classics (UK) "... captures all the excitement and energy of the acclaimed State Opera of South Australia production in studio-perfect sound" More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
01/12/2007 MusicWeb International (UK) "This reading is a tour de force...Asher Fisch and his Adelaide forces definitely carry off the palm. Adelaide can be proud!" More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
01/12/2007 Musical Criticism (UK) "... a very fine achievement... an enjoyable performance that is recommendable for more than its exemplary sound quality." More...
Wagner: Götterdämmerung
01/12/2007 Positive Feedback Online (USA) "Götterdämmerung finished the Cycle in style ... Here's looking forward to more opera from a company who created history!" More...
Gothic Toccata
01/12/2007 Organ Australia (Australia) “Bowman’s playing is lively, at times brilliant... an important cultural statement... congratulations are due to Melba Recordings..." More...
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25/11/2007 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "Triumphant finale to a monumental undertaking... the sheer aural thrill of the SACD sound makes this outstanding." More...
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03/11/2007 SA-CD.NET (UK) "The sound stage is perfect, and the multi-channel mix delivers an enveloping sonic spectacle that has lots of depth and substance... " More...
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03/11/2007 The Weekend Australian (Australia) "All up, it is a shining Ring...[Asher Fisch's] pacing and dramatic insights are masterful... " More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/11/2007 Gramophone (UK) "Sensationally recorded... the best-sounding Cycle on the market to date, bar none" More...
Amoureuse
01/11/2007 American Record Guide (US) "Rosamund Illing, a most accomplished young soprano... The sound is superb, and so is the text booklet ..." More...
Believe In Love
01/11/2007 3MBS FM Libretto (Australia) "Hats off to Richard Bonynge, soprano Elizabeth Whitehouse and Melba Recordings for offering such a rare treat... this CD is a must." More...