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MELBA Recordings has already established itself as one of the world's premier classical music labels. Its focus is on the highest possible quality, both in artistry and in audio, which is why most of this Melbourne label's releases come...
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Our highlights video from the Gala Dinner at the Myer Mural Hall to celebrate Dame Nellie Melba, born 150 years ago and still a shining light.
Daniel Barenboim (left) and Pierre Boulez (middle) with Henry Fogel (right), who was CSO Association President, 1985-2003
Incandescent French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire returned to Australia to continue a collaboration with Orchestra Victoria which is propelling it into the international scene. What began with the recording in 2008 of the opera Hélène written for...
Founder and CEO of Melba Recordings , Maria Vandamme, spoke at Knowledge Cities World Summit 2010. Here is a transcript: Imagine having a father who built you a city church – Scots Church in Collins Street - in which you could pray, a college – PLC...
Interview with Maria Vandamme, Founder of Melba Recordings In just about a decade, Melba has established itself as a label of consistent high quality. It has brought to the attention of the world some superb Australian artists, it has discovered...
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Melba Foundation supporters were treated to a lively and candid conversation between conductor Richard Bonynge and Michael Shmith, opera critic and senior writer with The Age, at The Opera Centre in Melbourne. Maestro Bonynge spills the beans on his...
HF: Melba began in 2001 - just about at a time when people were predicting the death of the recording industry? What possessed you and your colleagues to start a new recording company at that time?  Reports of the death of the recording...
THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra's first Maestro Series concert for 2010 featured a masterly program of Mozart and Mahler pieces. Mozart's celebrated Clarinet Concerto is a technically astonishing piece to test the greatest of clarinettists....