Melba Recordings

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17/12/2000
The elegant ballads and marching songs of Peter Dawson recall another time when England was an empire and family musical evenings were held in Camberwell homes. The charm of his music is not only nostalgic, though that is its most obvious delight....
1/06/2000
Melba Recordings is a Melbourne-based classical CD and video production company founded and directed by Maria Vandamme. Her extensive experience as a CD producer and international broadcaster have given her important contacts with the world's...
31/03/2000
An illustrious name from the past gives today's outstanding Australian musicians a chance for international recording fame. A new recording label in these days of niche marketing exercises is usually about as thrilling as the next red spot special...
1/01/2000
The story of sound recording and reproduction is marked with periodic breakthroughs when new technology renders the old obsolete. The cylinder gave way to the disc; acoustic recording was supplanted by electrical; the 78rpm record yielded to the...
1/01/2000
Peter Dawson, the Australian baritone who at his peak was as well known as Nellie Melba, made the first of his 2000 records in 1903 or 1904. He said that at the time the gramophone was "an instrument of torture", excruciating for the recording...