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12/10/2012
 Lucas Irom’s detailed review in Classique News was filled with extravagant praise. Now Classique News have listed this in their top five CDs of the year. Click here to read the entire review, or see some excerpts below:   “Listeners...
21/08/2012
Ian Perry speaks with Benaud Trio members, Lachlan and Ewen Bramble following the release of their debut recording. Ian Perry:         The two of you, Lachlan and Ewen, are brothers, your father was a highly...
17/08/2012
**** 4 stars performance/**** 4½ stars sound this remarkable Australian achievement.  .... this compelling Australian Ring.... SA-CD.NET (UK), Graham Williams The Melba recordings of the State Opera of South Australia's performances of the four...
16/08/2012
…Never has the inspiration of the great Liszt, that demon of stentorian keyboard recitals, been more imaginative and immediately subservient to Wagner’s intentions. …It is a miracle which issues forth through the nuanced and spiritual pianism of...
10/08/2012
From Australia comes a new double CD release on Melba Recordings dedicated to one of the great soprano voices from the antipodes: Nance Grant. Gifted with a beautiful and powerful voice, superlative technique and perfect phrasing, Nance Grant was...
1/07/2012
Asher Fisch's debut solo piano recording with Melba Recordings. Meistersinger, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde Fisch displays a depth of scholarship and understanding of historical context in his performance,...
30/06/2012
Timothy Young’s debut solo recording for Melba Recordings confirms the exceptional promise he showed as an accompanist on marvellous discs of Stravinsky and Koechlin previously featured in these pages. Recording quality is predictably fine,...
7/05/2012
Appeals have fallen on deaf ears, but the federal government's tightened purse strings must not reduce a classical music institution to silence. WAGNER'S Ride of the Valkyries plays with clairvoyantly crystal-clear sound and this archetypal German...
5/05/2012
Let's start with a disclaimer: I am not writing as a disinterested observer. I am on the board of the Melba Foundation and have supported and encouraged Maria Vandamme from the time she first proposed the Melba project. So, I am biased. But here are...
13/04/2012
The claim that Melba Recordings is "more of a hobby than a serious producer of good musical product" (The Australian 3 April) cannot be left unchallenged. Melba is an internationally recognised and acclaimed quality recording brand and has put...