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30/06/2012
Timothy Young’s debut solo recording for Melba Recordings confirms the exceptional promise he showed as an accompanist on marvellous discs of Stravinsky and Koechlin previously featured in these pages. Recording quality is predictably fine,...
7/05/2012
Appeals have fallen on deaf ears, but the federal government's tightened purse strings must not reduce a classical music institution to silence. WAGNER'S Ride of the Valkyries plays with clairvoyantly crystal-clear sound and this archetypal German...
5/05/2012
Let's start with a disclaimer: I am not writing as a disinterested observer. I am on the board of the Melba Foundation and have supported and encouraged Maria Vandamme from the time she first proposed the Melba project. So, I am biased. But here are...
13/04/2012
Sir, Matthew Westwood’s story on the “storm” breaking over the future of Melba Recordings (April 3) made for interesting reading on several accounts. Looking in on the Australian classical scene from the distant perspective of a European journalist...
13/04/2012
The claim that Melba Recordings is "more of a hobby than a serious producer of good musical product" (The Australian 3 April) cannot be left unchallenged. Melba is an internationally recognised and acclaimed quality recording brand and has put...
24/02/2012
The Melba Foundation Raffle was drawn at 7pm on Thursday 23rd February 2012 at Stonington by Jeanne Pratt AC at a cocktail party hosted by Rod Menzies, with wines supplied by De Bortoli. The Melba Foundation is immensely grateful for the generosity...
9/02/2012
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Cheryl Barker talks about and sings from PURE DIVA and PUCCINI PASSION, with Barry Tuckwell, Nance Grant, Orchestra Victoria and Richard Bonynge. PUCCINI PASSION was included in the recent Limelight review of "The Greatest 100 Classical Recordings".
2/02/2012
In half a century the Ensemble vocal de Lausanne has conquered five continents. And Michel Corboz, worried that his “enfant terrible – well, not so terrible actually – that I cherish” should survive him, has chosen his successor: Guillaume...
2/02/2012
Several months after its release, Ray Chen’s already acclaimed debut recording on Melba, Stravinsky-Diversions, is continuing to attract glowing reviews from international critics. Leading American review magazine Fanfare recently published two...
27/01/2012
Melba congratulates Maestro Richard Bonynge, founding patron of the Melba Foundation and esteemed Melba Recordings artist, on his appointment Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Australia Day honours....