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

Massenet DVD
01/11/2007 Opera Now (UK) "a cogent argument for Massenet's enduring popularity." More...
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18/10/2007 Classics Today (US) "Vividly detailed surround sound and sumptuous orchestral playing... More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/10/2007 Fanfare (US) "The Australian Youth Orchestra does a marvellous job ... playing with passion and precision". More...
Back from Oblivion
01/10/2007 The Ophicleide Directory (US) "A MUST HAVE CD for any enthusiast, with playing of the highest quality." More...
Back from Oblivion
01/10/2007 MusicWeb International (UK) "Byrne provides a tour-de-force... [together] with accompanist, David Miller, they wear their learning and virtuosity lightly" More...
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01/10/2007 AllMusic Guide (US) "Byrne plays with such fluency and security that he makes it hard to believe that the ophicleide is really a difficult instrument." More...
Back from Oblivion
01/10/2007 3MBS FM Libretto (Australia) " Melba is to be congratulated on resurrecting this unjustly neglected instrument in a beautifully engineered recording." More...
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01/10/2007 Opus (Canada) "The orchestra, ... turned in performances that can match virtually any on record..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre star onstar onstar onstar onstar on
01/10/2007 The Birmingham Post (UK) ... Beautifully presented, with a usefully informative insert-book, this is a Walküre to cherish... More...
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01/10/2007 Diapason (France) Riedel, supported by Bonynge's sparkling accompaniment, embarks on the journey with conviction... her voice weaves a beautiful fabric... More...
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16/09/2007 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "when an obscure past becomes a vibrant present... This is a revelatory recording... " More...
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16/09/2007 Scotland on Sunday (UK) "Well conducted, beautifully packaged and well worth hearing." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
16/09/2007 Opera Today (US) "an exciting performance of Die Walküre with a young cast,whose enthusiasm is one of its assets... More...
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02/09/2007 The Sunday Age (Australia) "this beautifully presented CD is much more than a curiosity: Nick Byrne... is truly adept and gives a delightful program... " More...
Amoureuse
01/09/2007 Orpheus (Germany) "Richard Bonynge takes us through a journey of melodies with style and great skill... More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/09/2007 Fanfare (US) "The AYO does a marvellous job ..., playing with passion and precision... Musically, this is well worth hearing." More...
Wagner: Siegfried
01/09/2007 MusicWeb International (UK) "the comparison which kept coming to mind was with the work of Sir Reginald Goodall... I welcome the issue..." More...
Wagner: Siegfried
01/09/2007 American Record Guide (US) "I put on the first disc and sighed with pleasure..." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
01/09/2007 Opus (Canada) "This production features above all the conducting of Asher Fisch, whose command of the musical architecture is truly impressive ..." More...
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01/09/2007 2MBS Fine Music Magazine (Australia) "for this wonderfully presented recital of rarities, the presentation and notes are quite outstanding... " More...