As the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, SoundsLikeSydney remembers the legendary cellist Msitislav Rostropovich who arrived at the crumbling landmark and performed the cello suites of J S Bach through the night in an expression of spontaneous joy and freedom.
Watch violinist Nicola Benedetti perform and talk during recording sessions for The Silver Violin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Fc3WKHnuU
Check out the seductive and entertaining finale from the Tango Concerto for Two Violas da Gamba by René Schiffer which you can hear performed by dazzling Cuban gambist Lixsania Fernandez and Anthea Cottee in the upcoming tour by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Celebrating the rich legacy of Johannes Brahms, born May 7, 1833. This is his Double Concerto for Violin and Cello opus 102 with David Oistrakh (violin) and Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), directed by Kyril Kondrashin
Towering performances by German Heldentenor Stefan Vinke, and soprano Cheryl Barker in Opera Australia’s production of Korngold’s opera ‘Die Tote Stadt’. Director Bruce Beresford brings the multi-layered story to life with cinematic flair. Here’s Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Marietta’s Leid” from Act 1.
Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi is soon to appear in Sydney at the GRAPHIC festival at the Sydney Opera House. Check out his music from this video of a sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
It’s no easy task to select music for a compilation CD. The list needs to include signature works or styles of the performer, listener favourites, a smattering of less popular but respected works or composers, and finally, works that take the performer into the future. With her new CD “Seraphim”, soprano Sara Macliver achieves this easily and the release…