Melba Recordings

Melba eNews | 27 October 2014

World Premieres

Mahler Symphony No.2
Mahler Symphony No.2 An epic journey re-imagined. Stripped of its massive orchestral forces, this “unplugged” arrangement for 8 hands, 2 pianos reveals facets of Mahler’s beloved masterpiece anew. Its lyrical voices and gripping dramas – as you’ve never heard them – remain uniquely overpowering.

a must-have for every Mahler-buff…required listening for any maestro-wannabe who dares pick up a baton.” The Australian Weekend Review

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Voices in the Wilderness
 Voices in the Wilderness Three world-premiere recordings by two composers born in the right place at the wrong time. Just as Hans Gál and Ernst Krenek were reaching creative maturity both were forced into exile from their native Austria by the Nazis.

Musicians at the very top of their game responding…with extraordinary skill and insight” Ozartsreview

Something of a miracle” Barry Humphries

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In the Wake of the Great War
 In the Wake of the Great War
Piano virtuoso Benjamin Martin’s remarkable solo debut on Melba features rare works by British composers better known for their orchestral compositions: Delius, Bax, Vaughan Williams and Bridge. And, by way of encore, Benjamin Martin’s affectionate arrangement of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’ from Modern Times, a world premiere.

One of the finest musical talents of his generation” David Dubal

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