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TURBULENT HEART — Gramophone Editor's Choice, December 2009

MELBA'S 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.”  More

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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  with horn soloist Ben Jacks. [Barry Tuckwell talks with Richard Fidler on ABC Brisbane 612 MP3 or transcript]


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 Suite [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 November 2009]




SPECIAL OFFER: Hear STEVE DAVISLIM with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform Haydn's The Creation.

Tenor STEVE 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 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





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. More



A Symphony of Kilikanoon


Frequent Melba 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.  Order here

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