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

Wagner: Siegfried
01/04/2007 MusicWeb International (UK) "...the presentation is first class ... Those who have already acquired the first two instalments should not hesitate." More...
Wagner: Siegfried
01/04/2007 Acoustic Sounds (US) "This critically acclaimed, beautifully recorded and produced series continues from Melba... magnificent..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/04/2007 Anaclase (France) "We can hear fire, heroism, danger love, rebellion and urgency right from the 1st act prelude... " More...
J.S. Bach
01/04/2007 Gramophone (UK) "His playing is precise and clean... many will find the textural precision and clarity... to their taste... the recording... exemplary." More...
Wagner: Siegfried
30/03/2007 Canberra Times (Australia) "Siegfried maintains [a] very high level... magnificent in the power of its dramatic projection and the sheer beauty of the singing..." More...
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27/03/2007 SA-CD.net (Australia) "this is a delightful collection of soprano arias, rendered with considerable style and flair... a very worthwhile addition... More...
Amoureuse
26/03/2007 ResMusica (France) "Bonynge's love of Massenet is a well known fact. He has carefully chosen a program of rarely performed arias which is very pleasing.." More...
Wagner: Das Rheingold
26/03/2007 The Opera Critic (New Zealand) "there is much to enjoy in this recording ... uses the Super Audio format to stunning effect ..." More...
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24/03/2007 SA-CD.net (Australia) "... and it's not only the recording. The cast and orchestra ... a truly superb performance ... this is a "must own" recording.." More...
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23/03/2007 Classics Today (US) "the ensemble makes a pretty impressive show of his Symphony No. 10...well played, and exceptionally well-recorded" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
16/03/2007 La France Catholique (France) "This recording is a major achievement of this work which still thrills us today." More...
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11/03/2007 The Sunday Age (Australia) "Melba's triumph continues... thrillingly sung... conductor Asher Fisch is masterful..." More...
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10/03/2007 The Australian (Australia) "it's hard to fault the Australian Youth Orchestra's playing ... the winds sound characterful ... the brass plays with resplendent polish " More...
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07/03/2007 ABC (Spain) "The combination of orchestral opulence ... together with the delicate melodies of the Australian soprano are particularly enchanting" More...
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04/03/2007 Audiophile Audition (US) "Whatever the moral implications of this massive music, the Australian Youth Orchestra give it full realization, ..." More...
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01/03/2007 Opéra Magazine (France) "... soprano Elizabeth Whitehouse ... displays real charm ... beauty of tone … listen to the recording again and again" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/03/2007 Elusive Disc "With this strikingly recorded disc, the Australian Youth Orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary …" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/03/2007 4MBS FM Program Guide (Australia) "this moving new recording by Alexander Anissimov strikes me as one of the most convincing I have heard ...an important addition" More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
01/03/2007 Acoustic Sounds (US) "...this remarkable work is only a little over 50 years old. ... And now this exceptional youth orchestra does it full justice." More...
Wagner: Siegfried
01/03/2007 Positive Feedback Online (US) "It is not just the singing that is sublime; Asher Fisch and the Adelaide Symphony forces play with serious fire and passion..." More...