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News from Melba Recordings

Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

10/01/2007
Melba Recordings CEO, Maria Vandamme took the label into the huge, discerning American market when she flew to New York for the company’s North American launch in January. Mr Anthony Pratt and Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC hosted the launch party where the...
10/12/2006
Reviews have been staggering for Melba Recordings’ SACD release of State Opera of South Australia’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, recently launched in the UK, USA and Europe. The level of international acclaim for the release of the first...
26/10/2006
Das Rheingold was launched at a private function at the Australian Club on October 26th by the Federal Minister for the Arts, Senator The Hon. Rod Kemp, in the presence of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, and Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC, Melba Foundation...
1/10/2006
David Tong, a twenty two year old piano virtuoso, is already considered to be one of the best pianists of his generation. He has performed not only in Australia, but also in Asia, the USA and Canada. ... on the occasion of his debut recording...
1/10/2006
  Walküre producer and Melba CEO Maria Vandamme accepting the award The voting has ended and the listeners have spoken: Melba Recordings has won the 2006 ABC Classic FM's Listeners' Choice Award for its first instalment of the...
1/09/2006
To celebrate the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth, Melba Recordings is proud to present a stunning live recording of his Tenth Symphony by the Australian Youth Orchestra conducted by Alexander Anissimov. "These days there is always debate...
1/08/2006
Doubt that the dancing stars shine doubt even that the sun is bright, and that on the damp earth flowers grow; doubt tears, doubt smiling, and doubt that there are angels in paradise, but believe in love. Franco Faccio (Amleto, 1865) What is...
1/08/2006
The groundbreaking Australian label Melba Recordings is making international waves. Its founder Maria Vandamme explains where it’s heading… When we decided to record the State Opera of South Australia’s Ring cycle on SACD we did it for the...
25/07/2006
"For every hundred begging letters you write, maybe you get one response,'' sighs Maria Vandamme, founder and artistic director of the Australian classical label Melba Recordings.   While she looks exhausted just talking about it, it seems to...
22/07/2006
A small Australian record label is daring to take an untrodden path with SACD, Michael Quinn reports Is the recording industry dying? If the fate of the so-called major labels is any indication, then yes it is. With Warner Classics the latest high...