TURBULENT HEART — Gramophone Editor's Choice, December 2009
latest release, TURBULENT HEART, featuring The Queensland
Orchestra, conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire, accompanying
Steve Davislim, has been selected as an Editor's Choice by
Gramophone editor, James Inverne. He writes: “This
was a complete surprise and left me fairly stunned. Who knew that Louis
Vierne, thought of (by me, at any rate) as an elegant rather than
sensationalist composer, could deliver such high drama as features here?
Guillaume Tourniaire, his Queensland forces and Steve Davislim – and not
least fabulous sound from Melba Records – turn this into a sonic
blockbuster in every way.”
RHAPSODIE: FANTASIE: POÈME
Renowned lover of French music, Barry Humphries, is in town promoting his new book Handling Edna and touring with the Australian
Chamber Orchestra. He joined with fellow Melba Ambassadors, Barry Tuckwell
and Barry Jones and Melba Managing Director, Maria Vandamme to
celebrate Barry Tuckwell's recording Rhapsodie: Fantasie: Poème
horn soloist Ben Jacks. [Barry Tuckwell talks with Richard Fidler on ABC Brisbane
612 MP3 or transcript]
BELOVED OF THE GODS
Exquisite and imaginative performances of Mozart and Mendelssohn by the Dean
Emmerson Dean trio and Tinalley String Quartet. The disc includes Mozart's
Kegelstatt trio, Stephen Emmerson's Papamina
[from The Magic Flute] and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No.2.
"It's a recorded performance of great distinction. It's a finely managed
oscillation between good humour and deep emotion, a model of its kind that
deserves to be heard by many. Bravo!" OzArtsReview [Australia 1
SPECIAL OFFER: Hear STEVE DAVISLIM with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform
DAVISLIM, featured in five Melba CDs, including Turbulent Heart, will
be heard in the SSO's performance of The Creation at the Sydney Opera
House, 9–12 December. Thanks to the SSO the first two recipients of this
newsletter who send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the name of Steve Davislim's latest
recording will receive a double pass to a performance on either 11th or 12th of December.
Don't miss this chance to hear one of our greatest voices in one of the most
popular choral masterpieces. More
AND IN MELBOURNE...
STEVE DAVISLIM and SARAH MACLIVER will be performing the music of Haydn at the Australian National
Academy of Music, South Melbourne Town Hall, on Thursday 3 December at 8pm.
A Symphony of Kilikanoon
collaborator and dynamic musical force, NATHAN WAKS, is now producing
some of Australia's finest wines at Kilikanoon.
What could be more
civilised than listening to a favourite recording with a glass of wine?
Kilikanoon offers Melba supporters a Symphony of Kilikanoon, a
selection of a dozen bottles from the company's premium wines.
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