Hope looks to the past: Pre-War salons yield some riches.
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
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.
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.
Surprises are in store with Saint-Saëns’ lesser-known symphonies.
Hothouse music could benefit from a little more heat.
From Russia with despair: Isserlis and Mustonen’s passions run the Soviet gamut.
Politics and music can and do mix in poles apart symphonic takes.