Melba Recordings

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It's got to be Perfection

Wednesday, 12 July 2006 - 12:00am

Melba Recordings takes more than just its name from Australia’s first operatic superstar. It also shares a birthplace and an attitude that has become its guiding ambition. Launched in Melbourne in February 2000 to champion the cause of Australia’s finest classical music performers, conductors and orchestras at home and abroad, the label might just as well have adopted Dame Nellie Melba’s oft-quoted motto, “It’s got to be perfection”, as its own, given founder and managing director Maria Vandamme’s determination from the very beginning to create “a Rolls-Royce label that was unstinting in its quality.”

Read the full article by Michael Quinn