The late maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts his ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien, led by concertmaster Alice Harnoncourt.
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, performed by the Thomanerchor of Leipzig. Composer Franz Xaver Gruber set the lyrics of Joseph Mohr to music in 1818, in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg in Austria. UNESCO declared this carol an intangible cultural heritage in March 2011.
Sydney’s art-lovers have been captivated by The Lady and the Unicorn – the series of six intricate wool and silk tapestries (c1500) from Flanders which depict the six senses – sight, touch, taste, hearing, smell and desire. Featured prominently in the tapestry which depicts ‘hearing’ is a positive organ. The scene is an intriguing one…
Check out this video clip from the BBC of the recent world premiere of the newly discovered piano work by Johannes Brahms and given the name ‘Albumbatt’ by Christopher Hogwood, who discovered it in the Princeton University library. Pianist Andras Schiff performed the work on radio last weekend.
Soprano Greta Bradman’s new CD Grace on the Sony label, is for her, “a desire to take us on a journey to a place of innocent hope in life” she said to SoundsLikeSydney. Superficially, this may seems at odds with some of the selections on this, her second CD. (Her first CD Forest of Dreams was…
Check out this time-lapse video which shows the construction of the stage for Opera Australia and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s 2016 production of Turandot. Opening on March 24.