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

Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poème
01/05/2009 All Music Guide (US) "Ben Jacks, ... plays with seamless tone...He plays with absolute security, robust tone, and expressive warmth." More...
Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poème
01/05/2009 The Horn Call (US) "...beauty, ease and flawless technique" More...
Encore My Good Sir
01/05/2009 AllMusic Guide (US) "[Lin] plays with the virtuosity, confidence, and nuanced musicality of a seasoned pro." More...
Phoenix Story
01/05/2009 AllMusic Guide (US) "...stunning packaging...Pei-Jee's performance of Chopin is technically solid." More...
Gothic Toccata
01/05/2009 American Record Guide (US) "Bowman displays a fine command of these thorny scores...[listeners] experience the full range of sonorities possible with this instrument." More...
Cherry Ripe
29/04/2009 On Stage and Walls Melbourne (Australia) ‘Riedel’s voice is elegantly controlled with some really nice, fine detail.’ More...
Cherry Ripe
29/04/2009 The Classical Beat (US) "...strikingly well curated and conducted by no less a luminary than Richard Bonynge, in world-premiere recordings..." More...
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25/04/2009 New Zealand Herald 'Weekend' (NZ) "The credit here must go to Davislim's unerringly warm tenor" More...
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25/04/2009 New Zealand Herald 'Weekend' (NZ) "Delightful and rewarding stroll down memory lane." More...
Cherry Ripe
22/04/2009 New Classics (UK) "This enchanting journey into neglected musical byways makes a fitting tribute to Deborah Riedel ..." More...
Benjamin Britten
21/04/2009 The Courier Mail (Australia) "Accompanied with total empathy by pianist Simone Young, Davislim shapes songs ...with sensitive awareness" More...
Benjamin Britten
21/04/2009 Musical Criticism (UK) "Davislim's bold approach and full tones match the extrovert spirit of the youthful Britten" More...
Benjamin Britten
19/04/2009 Music and Vision Daily (UK) "I would simply add that Davislim, Young and Melba Recordings have (remarkably) excelled themselves" More...
Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poème
17/04/2009 Audiophile Audition (US) "This enjoyable and edifying program of works for horn and orchestra, enhanced by excellent hi-res surround sonics." More...
Benjamin Britten
15/04/2009 Culture Kiosque (US) "Davislim and Young make a convincing case for listening to these not so simple songs with the same attention given to a lied or mélodie." More...
Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poème
15/04/2009 Opus HD (France) "The young horn player Ben Jacks succeeds in inhabiting each score with passion, intelligence and poetry." More...
Schubert: Winterreise
09/04/2009 The Courier Mail (Australia) "Pianist Anthony Romaniuk partners Davislim in the Schubert to create a skilfully nuanced, masterly performance" More...
Schubert: Winterreise
09/04/2009 The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia) "Steve Davislim has the rare good fortune to be able to get to the heart of this music and reveal the raw emotions within..." More...
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05/04/2009 The Courier Mail (Australia) "Jacks makes the whole project shine." More...
Schubert: Winterreise
04/04/2009 The Weekend Australian Review (Australia) "Davislim ...brings a welcome touch of brightness to a sombre piece...Davislim's compelling interpretation. More...