Melba Recordings

"... a label of fragrant distinction"

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Reviews

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

Reviews

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01/12/2011 Limelight "Tourniaire weaves an orchestral tapestry of the most delicate beauty and fluidity. " More...
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28/11/2011 The Classical Review (US) "...another remarkable find from an increasingly essential label. A strong contender for my disc of the year.” More...
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26/11/2011 New Zealand Herald (NZ) “Melba continues to astonish with the sheer courage of its catalogue.” More...
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25/11/2011 MUNDOCLASICO (Spain) “...excellent technical quality...as is the standard with the Melba label” More...
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15/11/2011 Classique News (France) “Audacieux défrichement et bel accomplissement interprétatif.” More...
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15/11/2011 Classique News (France) “...an audacious program and a beautiful artistic achievement.” More...
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10/11/2011 Audiophile Audition (US) “The performance and surround recording are first-rate...packaging and notes are always of the highest quality.” More...
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08/11/2011 ACGE.NET (Australia) "Technically Howard knows no boundaries and he is up there with the best." More...
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07/11/2011 Opus Haute Définition (France) "... like fireworks of colour and atmosphere; it is joyous, sparkling, dramatic and solemn all at the same time" More...
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07/11/2011 Opus Haute Définition (France) "...pour un feu d’artifices de coloris et d’atmosphères à la fois enjouées, pétillante, dramatique et solennelle" More...
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06/11/2011 International Record Review (UK) "Howard’s performances are the finest yet issued of these major works. The recording quality matches that of the performances. " More...
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05/11/2011 CLASSIQUE NEWS “...an audacious program and a beautiful artistic achievement.” More...
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04/11/2011 SA-CD.NET (UK) " from the moment the first notes emerge from your speakers, you know is going to be a winner" More...
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03/11/2011 Presto Classical (UK) Guillaume Tourniaire...imbuing this lost music with great energy, love and life-force More...
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01/11/2011 Fanfare (USA) Leslie Howard gets his Rachmaninoff to sizzle and smolder More...
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15/10/2011 Otago Daily Times (NZ) “...meticulously performed.” More...
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15/10/2011 Otago Daily Times "This is the essence of Renaissance elegance...Scintillating." More...
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10/10/2011 Fanfare "...Barker...sings very well" More...
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10/10/2011 Fanfare "In a very crowded field, this is standout Rachmaninoff playing, and an easy entry on my 2011 Want List." More...
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09/10/2011 Fanfare "...the best-recorded and played performance yet. (Howard) brings such richness…that I would find it hard to live without." More...