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The Australian composer Paul Stanhope is the focus of a new recording from the Australian String Quartet. Composed between 2008...
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Adriana Lecouvreur is a four-act opera composed by Francesco Cilea with a libretto by Arturo Colautti. The opera premiered at the Teatro Lirico in Milan, Italy, in 1902 and has since become a staple of the Italian opera repertoire. Adriana Lecouvreur tells the story of the titular character, a famous French actress, and her tragic love affair with Maurizio, the Count of Saxony.
One of America's greatest jazz saxophonists, Wayne Shorter, has died at the age of 89 in a hospital in Los Angeles. Shorter played a central role in three of the most significant jazz groups of the 20th century: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis's quintet, and Weather Report. He also collaborated with musicians such as Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, and Steely Dan. Listen to our FineJazz tribute to Shorter on Friday Jazz Session at 7:00pm.
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Born with an amazing voice, Aretha Franklin grew up surrounded by music, especially by her mother who was an accomplished piano player and vocalist. Franklin began singing when she was nine, and around this time began to learn the piano – by ear! Her life changed when she was 18 and she walked into New York’s Columbia Records to record with the Ray Bryant Combo. Even at 18 her voice was astonishing and powerful, although Columbia did not have any idea of her future. A year later in 1961, Franklin was declared ‘New-Star Female Vocalist’ in the DownBeat Critics Poll, a measure of general agreement for the jazz press.
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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.
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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...
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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.