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”