Melba Recordings

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Reviews

Melba’s reviews tell a story – the delight with which our artists and repertoire have been embraced internationally.

Reviews

A Lotus Blossoming
15/10/2011 Otago Daily Times (NZ) “...meticulously performed.” More...
ELAN
15/10/2011 Otago Daily Times "This is the essence of Renaissance elegance...Scintillating." More...
Pure Diva
10/10/2011 Fanfare "...Barker...sings very well" More...
Rakhmaninov
10/10/2011 Fanfare "In a very crowded field, this is standout Rachmaninoff playing, and an easy entry on my 2011 Want List." More...
Rakhmaninov
09/10/2011 Fanfare "...the best-recorded and played performance yet. (Howard) brings such richness…that I would find it hard to live without." More...
ELAN
04/10/2011 Paul Turok's Website "The performances are excellent, and sound magnificent." More...
Pure Diva
04/10/2011 Paul Turok's Website "The Tchaikovsky and particularly the Dvořák, are very beautiful music...The disc sounds wonderful." More...
Rakhmaninov
01/10/2011 Gramophone (UK) “Leslie Howard espouses the first version of 1913 on this disc and he does so with terrific panache.” More...
Rakhmaninov
01/10/2011 Fine Music (Australia) "... a master of a tradition of pianism in serious danger of dying out ..." More...
Pure Diva
23/09/2011 New Classics (UK) "...Cheryl Barker's visceral portrayals of these operatic heroines convey the full emotional depth of multi-dimensional characters." More...
Pure Diva
22/09/2011 Fanfare "Cheryl Barker has put together a wonderful tribute to her teacher, Joan Hammond...a true pleasure to experience...Melba’s sound is superb." More...
ELAN
21/09/2011 www.classicalsource.com "From boisterous revelry to sheer charm, Saint-Saëns's delicate writing is always a joy." More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) " ... apparaissent avec le temps comme un modèle d’élégance.” More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) “this unfailingly melodious music seems to be a model of elegance today.” More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) ..."this unfailingly melodious music seems to be a model of elegance today." More...
ELAN
11/09/2011 Forum Opéra (France) "…ces pages oubliées…apparaissent avec le temps comme un modèle d’élégance. " More...
Pure Diva
04/09/2011 Parutions.com (France) "a beautiful recital ... dramatic engagement at every turn, distilling passion or melancholy according to the arias’ requirements." More...
Stravinsky: Diversions
01/09/2011 Fanfare (US) “...his success in this repertoire demonstrates the range of his musical expressivity...Strongly recommended.” More...
Stravinsky: Diversions
01/09/2011 Fanfare (US) “Chen’s kinder, gentler Stravinsky has much to recommend it.” More...
Pure Diva
25/08/2011 SA-CD.NET (UK) "This fine tribute to Joan Hammond will further enhance Barker’s reputation as a soprano of great versatility." More...