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

Turbulent Heart
01/04/2010 2MBS Fine Music (Australia) "... there is mainly sadness expressed in these works but oh! so exquisitely!" More...
Beloved of the Gods
01/04/2010 Fine Music (2MBS) (Australia) "This work is a delight!...Melba Records...is to be commended for showcasing these excellent Australian musicians." More...
Turbulent Heart
27/03/2010 Télérama (France) (English Translation) "...implacable dramatic thrust" More...
The Galant Bassoon
01/03/2010 Turok's Choice (US) “...beautifully-recorded” More...
Sublime Mozart
01/03/2010 Fanfare (US) "This new release deserves to be placed among the best" More...
Beloved of the Gods
01/03/2010 Turok's Choice (US) "...superbly played." More...
Beloved of the Gods
25/02/2010 New Classics (UK) "Beloved of the Gods is an elegantly presented and enjoyable selection of marvelous music ... Highly recommended." More...
The Galant Bassoon
17/02/2010 Classique News (France) "Matthew Wilkie...brings out completely the rich palette of expressive effects of which his surpassing instrument is capable..." More...
The Galant Bassoon
14/02/2010 Scotland on Sunday (UK) "...the quality of Wilkie's playing never falters." More...
Schubert: Winterreise
13/02/2010 Listener (NZ) "...a crown jewel of Australia's artistic maturity and its splendid new Melba label." More...
Turbulent Heart
12/02/2010 Musicweb International (UK) " ... The Queensland Orchestra plays with real devotion; perhaps as well as I have ever heard them. More...
Turbulent Heart
07/02/2010 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "Davislim's singing—impassioned and technically flawless—is complemented by French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire..." More...
J.S. Bach Organ Sonatas
01/02/2010 Classic FM Magazine (UK) "Beautifully crafted, and intelligently played by Bach specialist Wrench, this is music of sheer beauty." More...
J.S. Bach Organ Sonatas
01/02/2010 Fanfare (US) "Australian-born organist Christopher Wrench has scored ... sheer joy in music-making--an unequivocal triumph" More...
Turbulent Heart
01/02/2010 Fanfare (US) "Melba's production values are luxurious--a palpable harbinger of the sumptuousness on disc. Splendid!" More...
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01/02/2010 Classica (France) "The tenor evinces great bravura...The Queensland Orchestra, conducted by the young Guillaume Tourniaire, is remarkable." More...
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01/02/2010 Classic FM Magazine (UK) "Davislim sings with power, nobility and heart-rending emotion ... Well worth seeking out" More...
Turbulent Heart
01/02/2010 Opéra (France) "This is a revelation and one of the highlights of the start of 2010... " More...
Beloved of the Gods
01/02/2010 Fanfare (US) "Melba's production values are splendid as usual... add to it the angelic playing of these performers, you have an hour in heaven for sure." More...
Turbulent Heart
15/01/2010 BBC Music.co.uk (UK) "... this could well be the discovery of 2009, featuring thrilling performances of orchestral songs that churn and boil ..." More...