CD of the Week Giveaways
Composer Margaret Brandman’s works are celebrated for their melodic sensitivity and inventiveness. Her Binna Burra Dreaming album released on the Ambition label, presents finely-crafted gems for ‘cello with piano, superbly recorded in high definition...
Classical Program Highlights
Here is just a sample of this week’s Classical Fine Music: From Silvestre Revueltas's colour and romanticism of Mexico to posthumously discovered works of Florence Price, plus a celebration of Australian performers.
Born On This Day Classical
Christian August Sinding studied music in addition to his academic studies throughout his school years, taking violin with Gudbrand Bøhn and music theory with L.M. Lindeman, one of the most important musicians in Christiana (later renamed Oslo). In 1874 he followed the path of his famous countryman Edvard Grieg by going to Leipzig to study.
Classical Jazz Programs
In the midst of seasonal activities, did you catch Class Act: Encore! on new years eve? This broadcast featured a broad selection of previously unaired performances from the students at Fort Street High School; Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney; St Joseph’s College; and Winmalee High School.
CD of the Week
In 1685, De Machy published his Pièces de Violle, the first and only one of its kind for unaccompanied viol in France. De Machy’s contribution may have been a modest start, a book of suites of dances, but his publication went on to spark a ‘quarrel’ between the other violists of the time about musical style, technique and composition for the instrument.
CD Reviews Classical Fine Music Magazine
Lost Landscapes is the title of one of the last pieces composed by the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. It’s a violin concerto based upon reminiscences of places that were of great importance to Rautavaara’s creative journey in the mid-1950s.