Lost without words: the singing's great, the instrumentals are not.
This dark score is Swan Lake seen through a glass darkly.
Australian jazz singer and
trumpeter Vince Jones has
one of those perplexing
voices whose weaknesses are also
Aston are a group of Sydney Con
kids who, when teetering on the
abyss of penury that faces many
music graduates, decided to take
matters into their own hands.
Classical crossover must have the
smallest canon of any musical genre.
More than thirty years after his death, conductor Annunzio Paulo Mantovani makes a return to the Australian charts with this 40-track retrospective.
The popera albums of teen tenor Mark Vincent have been topping the ARIA charts for about a year, without getting much serious attention from anyone but his fans.
The most interesting thing about this disc may be the backstory: how a secluded order of Benedictine nuns from Avignon won a worldwide search (a sort of Nun Idol) to find the finest female singers of Gregorian Chant.
There is a brand of late 1950s music that doesn’t have quite enough charm for anyone to get nostalgic about.
Garbarek and the Hilliard repeat their hit formula.
Anikiko is the moniker of Ani
Neradilkova, a Sydney songwriter
who can fuse words and melody
with that magical ease desired
by many, but given to few.
The Donau Philharmonie Wien
is a new orchestra committed
to propagating operetta, a
genre subjected to “decades of
misinterpretation and contempt
from critics”, says the liner note.
Christopher Gunning is a British
composer whose music is perhaps
best known in Australia through the
ABC TV show Poirot.
When he’s not churning out hits for Madonna, producer William Orbit creates these amuse-bouches of electronically remixed classical.
I've always thought the legend
of the Flying Dutchman might
have been dreamed up to
describe violinist André Rieu (a
macabre stranger who travels the
world bringing doom wherever he