Music Review: Musica Viva: Sitkovetsky Trio

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Presented by Musica Viva and Adelaide International Cello Festival Posted by Gordon Forester on Apr 5th, 2014 and filed under Arts Festivals, Breaking News, Music, What’s On. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed. A Russian, a Chinese, and a ... Read More »

Debunking the Anzac myth starts with the stories we tell our children


An illustrated book about the battlefield’s real legacy encourages young Australians to contemplate the futility of war John Schumann has turned his anti-war anthem I Was Only Nineteen into an illustrated children’s book. Video: Allen & Unwin As the centenary of the first world war approaches, our children will hear an awful lot of stories about glorious Australian battlefield victories, ... Read More »

Η Στέλλα Αξαρλή σκηνοθετεί όπερα

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Η Διεθνούς φήμης ομογενής σοπράνο Στέλλα Αξαρλή, επιστρέφει στην όπερα, από μια άλλη θέση. Σκηνοθετεί αυτή την φορά τον «Οθέλο» του Σαίξπηρ, σε μουσική του Βέρντι, για τέσσερις μόνο παραστάσεις στην Μελβούρνη. Η Στέλλα Αξαρλή μίλησε στο Ελληνικό πρόγραμμά της ραδιοφωνίας SBS και την Εμμα Παπαεμμανουήλ για την νέα της δραστηριότητα αλλά και την τελειομανία που οδηγεί την φύση της. ... Read More »

CitiOpera celebrates with ‘Otello’

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CitiOpera, Melbourne’s premier performance company for new and emerging talent, is celebrating its rebranding with four performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece Otello beginning March 28. Based on Shakespeare’s play Othello, the Verdi operatic version will showcase upcoming opera talent in Victoria. The CitiOpera performance of Otello is set to wow audiences as it opens with the scene of a dramatic ... Read More »

The Life & Love of the Woman

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Christiana Aloneftis & Konrad Olszewski Young Greek-Cypriot Australian soprano, Christiana Aloneftis, debuts for the first time at fortyfivedownstairs with concert pianist Konrad Olszewski. Featuring music by Bellini, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky and Gerswin with the centrepieces of the evening including Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben and the Australian premiere of Manos Hatzidakis song cycle, Magnus Eroticus Op. 30 (1972). The dynamic duo will ... Read More »

Maria von Trapp, of ‘Sound of Music’ fame, dead at 99

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The Trapp Family Singers, pictured in 1948, rehearse. From left they are Baroness Maria von Trapp and her daughters, Johanna, Eleanore, Agathe, Hedwig, Rosmary, Martina, and Maria. Daughter Maria Von Trapp died this week at age 99. (Baltimore Sun) STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis ... Read More »

Christiana Aloneftis – The Life and Love of a Woman

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Emerging artist Greek-Cypriot Australian, soprano Christiana Aloneftis, a graduate from the Faculty of Music and VCA at The University of Melbourne will participate in a month-long program intensive in June 2014 studying at La Scala (Milan) a dream of many opera hopefuls. Christiana will then remain a further six months in Europe studying the Bel-Canto vocal style and technique supported, ... Read More »

‘Tainted Love’ Played By Floppy Disk Drives Is Possibly The Best Use Of Technology Ever

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Stop everything. Eating, driving, sleeping, whatever you’re up to. Floppy Music | Soft Cell – tainted love (13 fdd + 1 hdd) You’re about to witness one of the greatest practical applications of memory-based technology ever created. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a choir of floppy disk drives covering Soft Cell’s 1981 cover of the 1964 Gloria Jones song, ... Read More »

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr celebrate 50 years since historic Ed Sullivan Show appearance


The two remaining Beatles are joined by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and other stars for anniversary. Paul McCartney (L) and Ringo Starr perform during the taping of “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” Photo: REUTERS Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song Hey Jude in Los Angeles on Monday ... Read More »