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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: Die Walküre
06/06/2006 Classics Today (US) "A technically superb recording… some of the most remarkable playing I’ve ever heard… More...
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02/06/2006 SA-CD.net (Australia) "Quite simply, this has to be the clearest and most well-balanced operatic recording I have heard… " More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/06/2006 International Record Review (UK) "This Walküre has some remarkable moments, not least the marvellous playing of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra..." More...
Wagner: Die Walküre
01/05/2006 Albany Distribution (US) “this is as magnificent a SACD production as you could have". More...
La somnambule
01/04/2006 ClassicsToday.com (USA) (Internet) "The performance here has plenty of life ... The sonics ... are very good ... presentation is first class' More...
David Tong
20/08/2005 The Australian (Australia) "The clarity and acuity of his musical perception, … bespeak a musical maturity in volcanically hot property ... More...
David Tong
01/08/2005 OZartsreview "The sheer brilliance with which this young pianist surmounts the technical hazards the music poses is without peer in my experience." More...
David Tong
03/07/2005 Sunday Herald Sun (Australia) "In Short: astonishing virtuosity from a young Melbourne pianist." More...
La somnambule
01/07/2005 ClassicsToday.com (USA) (Internet) "Bonynge’s deft handling of the score reveals a work which is both charming and sweetly lyrical … and the recording quality is super-audio" More...
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23/06/2005 The Age (Australia) "Tong … is ready to take his place with the best pianism that this country has to offer ... " More...
La somnambule
01/06/2005 Reference AudioVisual (Australia) “Beautifully recorded and mastered.” More...
David Tong
27/05/2005 ABC Classic FM (Australia) "… if we had a CD of the Year, he'd be it." More...
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10
13/05/2005 Sydney Morning Herald (Aust) "Outstanding playing came from horn player Lin Jiang ....” More...
La somnambule
12/05/2005 The Age 'Green Guide' (Australia) "La somnambule has tremendous depth and presence ... Listening with eyes shut is uncannily like being in a concert hall....." More...
David Tong
01/05/2005 Limelight (Australia) " ... the remarkable album provides a snapshot of a brilliant young artist clearly destined for greater things ..." More...
GRAND
01/01/2005 The Sunday Age (Australia "a marvelously effective mosaic of movement and lyricism that is perfect to listen to on long journeys or on a cold night." More...
Puccini=Passion SACD
01/03/2004 MusicWeb International (UK) "[Barker] ...a highly skilled and committed singer who gives her all... as satisfying a disc of this demanding repertoire as I have heard..” More...
Puccini=Passion CD
01/03/2004 MusicWeb International (UK) "[Barker] ...a highly skilled and committed singer who gives her all... as satisfying a disc of this demanding repertoire as I have heard..” More...
Puccini=Passion SACD
01/02/2004 Music Forum "... this recording is a welcome collation of Puccini arias and songs ... There are considerable pleasures to be had from this disc " More...
Puccini=Passion CD
01/02/2004 Music Forum "... this recording is a welcome collation of Puccini arias and songs ... There are considerable pleasures to be had from this disc " More...