Listen to Emma Matthews sing the Nightingale Aria from For the Love of the Nightingale by Richard Mills, presented by Opera Australia and premiering in Sydney right now.
This excellent mini-documentary talks about the pacifist principles which propelled Britten’s War Requiem. at 5’30” you can see Britten conducting Peter Pears in the tenor solo Futility (‘Move him, move him’). And….. you can read our story about the electrifying 20th century master piece that is Britten’s War Requiem.
SoundsLikeSydney has a special offer for its readers! If you’d like to enter the draw for you own copy of this brilliant recording, email firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 pm on Friday May 17th with the subject heading ‘Elgar’ . We have 5 copies to give away – good luck!! American cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of the cello…
Celebrating the birth anniversary of Franz Liszt, born October 22nd, 1811. Pianist Valentina Lisitsa plays the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2.
The late maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts his ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien, led by concertmaster Alice Harnoncourt.
October 22nd marked the 200th birth anniversary of Franz Liszt. Here’s one of his masterpieces played by Vladimir horowitz – the Consolation no 3 in D minor.
“Baroque Duets” a new CD release, has a lot to say for itself. First and foremost, it is a superb compilation of Baroque vocal music, eminently listenable but away from the beaten track; it is also a historically informed and technically well executed performance by singers and instrumentalists on period instruments; it even contains a…