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.
The 2012 Sydney Festival surpassed itself judging by the attendances and the breadth of the line- up. One the featured acts, Tubular Bells For Two, received rave reviews. A re-make of Mike Oldfield’s atmospheric classic from the 1970’s, the two musicians who re-created it were probably not even born when it made its debut. Aidan Roberts and…
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.
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…
French counter-tenor is soon to perform in Sydney with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. This excerpt from a French made TV feature (English sub-titles) takes a behind the scenes look at the prodigious singer. See http://soundslikesydney.com.au/shows/the-fascination-of-jaroussky/10867.html for more.
Commissioned by Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven, Beethoven-Opus 2020 was written by Max Richter to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. In this video, Richter explains his thinking behind this brilliant new piece, set for album release and live stream launch by Deutsche Grammophon on 17-18 December, 2020. Read more.