Fine Music Magazine
First there was Domenico Dragonetti. Though the double bass had been developed before 1600, it took a couple of centuries for a virtuoso on the instrument to make his mark. One observer remarked that “Dragonetti remains supreme and uses his instrument as Jupiter his bolts – now hurling the thunder, and now glancing the innocuous lightnings of heaven – for thus only can we describe the alternate succession of his powerful and delicate execution.”
Congratulations to our Chairman Michael Morton-Evans OAM for his recent North Sydney Community Award for 2021! Michael was nominated for the award by Station Manager Ray Kington.
Breakfast Interviews Simon Moore
This morning on Thursday Breakfast Simon Moore was joined in the studio by Opera Australia principal singer, Julie Lea Goodwin, who was in to discuss the final season of Gale Edwards’ much-loved production of Puccini’s La Bohème, and reprising the role of Musetta for at least the sixth time!
CD of the Week Friends Offers Giveaways
Be transported to a new medieval world! Composer, countertenor, medieval harpist (and Australian diplomat) David Yardley’s second album of unique medieval-inspired compositions, The Lost Codex of Avalon, features some of Australia's finest, including The Song Company. Historically-informed, contemporary sound, with medieval and modern texts, it's "Tolkien's approach, in music".
On Tuesday Breakfast this week, Julie interviewed critically-acclaimed medieval harpist, composer, countertenor and music director, David Yardley, who brought in his 12th century inspired English harp (Cithara anglica) to serenade her!
Digital Arts Calendar Upcoming concerts
A Christmas offering to warm the heart, this concert from world-renowned Australian harpist Alice Giles features carol arrangements and original festive music by Carlos Salzedo, and four of W.G. James’ beloved Australian carols arranged by Alice herself.