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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.

1/08/2004
Sectorial Power 2004: ARTS For the third year running, businessman David Gronski remains the outstanding influence on the arts in Australia. Generous with his time and input, and with a top-drawer business network at his disposal, Gronski's...
14/01/2004
"It's impossible to be too romantic' Barker said ... '[Puccini's] music is romantic, dramatic and as a performer it's fantastic music to sing ... I love all of that passion and drama.' Barker ... has come to be known as an expert in the Puccini...
10/01/2004
Cheryl Barker has sung Cio-Cio-San in so many productions, it is virtually the strikingly beautiful Australian soprano's calling card. Puccini is the core of her repertoire, which will be extended when she sings her first Tosca for English National...
12/12/2003
It's an ill wind that blows no one some good. Or in this case, an ill blizzard. An early snow storm in New York and an airport shuttle mix-up meant that Cheryl Barker got to tackle The Weekend Australian Financial Review's questions before her...
22/06/2003
"It was during her forays overseas that [Maria Vandamme] came to the conclusion that there was little international recognition of Australian musicians and singers. As a result, she dreamed of recording Australian performers for the world... [...
3/03/2003
Today one of the projects closest to Tourniaire's heart is that of resuscitating neglected and sometimes forgotten pieces of music. He has conducted the world-premiere recordings of Saint-Saëns' Hélène and Nuit Persane with the Australian company...
1/08/2002
JF: Richard Bonynge , our first guest. World class conductor, worked with some of the finest musicians, singers, orchestras and operas around the world. Visiting Melbourne to promote a new CD that's just been produced - I'll give you the details...
2/01/2001
MARIA VANDAMME'S launch of a new classical music label, Melba Recordings, in Australia in early 2000 was, to say the least, counter cyclical. Classical music recordings are doing it tough worldwide. They've slipped to less than 3 per cent of the...
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...