Classical Fine Music Magazine
The German composer and musician Max Reger was both a conservative and a visionary, looking back to the musical forms of the 18th century and forward to the harmonic adventures of the 20th. Reger inherited the gifts of his musician father, quickly developing an ambition to become a composer. This resulted from hearing Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Parsifal during his first pilgrimage to Bayreuth.
Fine Music Magazine
The March issue of Fine Music Magazine features a celebration of the 150 anniversary, of the under-appreciated, Max Reger. We explore the diverse wealth of talented Australian female musicians and composers, in honour of International Women's Day. There is even a poem exploring Bach's The Art of Fugue...
Blues News and Events program previews
Stormy Monday brings to Monday evenings two hours of the best of blues. Each week from 8:00pm, Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg curate Sydney’s best blues program. Check in for their favourite gigs.
Born On This Day Fine Music Magazine Jazz
Louise Levy looks at Nina Simone, on what would have been her 90th Birthday. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, Nina Simone came from a family filled with music. She was the sixth of eight children, and though her mother rarely showed any affection, she encouraged classical piano. By the time Nina had turned six, she had become the regular church pianist in Tryon.
CD of the Week Giveaways
Love Letters – Compositions for solo piano is an album of solo piano pieces by jazz pianist Tim Bruer. The compositions draw from jazz, classical and folk music, and whilst broadly lyrical, express a wide variety of moods and feelings. The pieces are fully scored, although a couple include some improvisation.
Barry O'Sullivan Jazz Jazz In Conversation
Each Friday, Barry O’Sullivan invites a studio guest onto Friday’s A Jazz Hour at noon, this week American jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone. “Fire in velvet”; “With a firm grasp of the bebop language, Breakstone nevertheless avoids its cliches.”; “Breakstone is, simply, a tasteful and melodic master.”
CD Reviews Classical Fine Music Magazine
Felicity Wilcox’s major composition, the chamber opera Threading the light, was completed and recorded in 2012 as part of her PhD in composition. It has now been released, spurred on by its recent world premiere performance by The Cooperative at Pitt Street Uniting Church.