Howard Shelley's sympathetic advocacy is conveyed through a string of quiet pleasures.
Phillip Sametz has worked as an arts administrator, broadcaster, writer, mentor, pre-concert speaker, MC, tour leader, and crooner. He is currently Alumni Co-ordinator at ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music), and Director and vocalist of the swing band The Mell-O-Tones.
Articles by Phillip Sametz
Known and unknown amidst the collisions of musical history.
Phillip Sametz calls for more welcoming program notes.
Hope looks to the past: Pre-War salons yield some riches.
Masterworks receive masterful performances care of Osborne.
Conservative’s music emerges as shapely and consistently engaging.
Fischer completes his symphonic survey with a touch of carnival.
Andris Nelsons’ new Viennese Beethoven box blows hot and cold.
Performances with a deep sense of purpose, if light on the humour.
For opera lovers the world over, Giacomo Puccini epitomises Italian opera. Phillip Sametz examines the life and career of one of opera’s most successful musical dramatists.
Cooper, France and Spain make stimulating bedfellows.
Further signs Frau Schumann is getting her due at last.
Review: Bruckner • Wagner: Symphonies Nos 6 & 9, Siegfried Idyll, Parsifal Prelude (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Nelsons)
Nelsons delivers coherent and glowingly recorded Bruckner.