CD Review – Siegfried’s Story

Siegfried’s Story
Bonza Brass
Move Records MCD 597
****

Siegfried’s Story is an album of selections from Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, as arranged by horn player Mark Papworth. Papworth is a member of Bonza Brass, and is joined on this album by Per Forsberg, tuba, and Rosa Scaffidi, Continue reading “CD Review – Siegfried’s Story”

Australian Artist – Katie Noonan

We take look at one of our most versatile artists

Written by Barry O’Sullivan

Five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself to be one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile, and prolific artists. Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music, with her mother Maggie being a Continue reading “Australian Artist – Katie Noonan”

Wagner – Sesquicentenary of Premiere

Written by Paul Cooke
Painting by Hermann Hendrich

Die Walkure by Hermann Hendrich German composer & author, 1813-1883. Ring Cycle / Nibelungen.
Contributor: Lebrecht Music & Arts / Alamy Stock Photo

Richard Wagner would probably rather we didn’t celebrate the sesquicentenary of the premiere of Die Walküre this month. In Continue reading “Wagner – Sesquicentenary of Premiere”

CD Review – Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone
Crossroads Quintet
Midwest Crush Music
*****

Torrid Zone was released early last year and is a box set encompassing nine albums recorded by Nucleus and/or Ian Carr in the early to mid-1970s. Their first album, Elastic Rock, the focus of this review, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary, Continue reading “CD Review – Torrid Zone”

CD Review – The Sweetest Taboo

The Sweetest Taboo
Katie Noonan
ABC Music
*****

Crowded House, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston — these are the singers (and their songs) that inspired Katie Noonan to pursue a musical career. On this eclectic compilation, Noonan is joined by four of Australia’s finest jazz musicians, Zac Continue reading “CD Review – The Sweetest Taboo”