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One of our special guests for the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 2023 Open Day is renowned Australian pianist and music educator Gerard Willems AM, a musician who has made significant contributions to the classical music scene in Australia and beyond.
Born On This Day Classical
Jean-Joseph Mouret was a renowned French Baroque composer who had a great singing voice and charming personality. He is famous for his contribution to the world of opera and for introducing comedy in his work. His notable work, Les fêtes, ou Le triomphe de Thalie, was the first opera to use comedy, which was quite controversial at that time.
Born On This Day
While Alfred Lion is often credited as the face of Blue Note, perhaps the most widely recognised jazz label of all time, Francis Wolff was equally important to the label's success, both as a business partner and as a talented photographer who captured some of the most iconic images in jazz history.
Classical Program Highlights
Oratorio: The Resurrection composed by Georg Friedrich Händel in 1708, depicts the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament. The story unfolds through a series of arias, recitatives, and choruses, each capturing different aspects of the story. The instrumental overture sets the tone for the opera, followed by a series of recitatives and arias that introduce the characters and themes.
Classical Interviews Jazz
Polish born Hania Rani is a composer and musician who trained as a classical pianist before incorporating jazz into her work whilst studying at Music School Feliks Nowowiejski in Gdańsk. Her debut album Esja, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on UK label Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim on 5 April 2019 and gathered nominations in five categories in the Polish music industry’s own Grammys, the Fryderyki.
CD Reviews Classical Paul Cooke
Rumon Gamba is a champion of new and out-of-the-way music and with the release of Icelandic Works for the Stage he has brought to our attention a couple of composers well worth becoming acquainted with. Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974) studied in Leipzig with Max Reger before returning to Reykjavik, where he became the first director of its Music School and served as the organist at its cathedral.
Classical Open Day
One of our special guests for the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 2023 Open Day is renowned soprano singer Amelia Farrugia who has captivated audiences with her stunning vocal range and emotive performances in some of the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert halls.