Musical Families

Exploring the Bach family

Written by Nicky Gluch

Photo: Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

In the 16th century, a man by the name of Veit Bach fled the Kingdom of Hungary to evade religious persecution. He settled in the German region of Wechmar, a Lutheran heartland, and so Continue reading “Musical Families”

In Conversation with Cameron Lam

Catching up with composer and 2018 Fine Music Kruger Scholar Cameron Lam

Photo by Hayden Shepherd Photography

What have you been up to since we caught up with you in 2018? 

It’s amazing how long ago 2018 feels! The biggest things were completing The Art of Disappearing, Continue reading “In Conversation with Cameron Lam”

Live Music Review

Van Morrison’s Masterpieces
Vince Jones and The Astral Orchestra
Blue Mountains Theatre
Friday, 14 February 2020

Written by Barry O’Sullivan
Illustrations by Lyndon Pike

Australia’s foremost jazz vocalist Vince Jones is currently interpreting the classic albums Astral Weeks and Moondance on stage in a series of concerts throughout Australia. Accompanied Continue reading “Live Music Review”

Between Two Worlds

Tchaikovsky’s orchestral works

Written by David Ogilvie

Photo: AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo


Despite being one of the most well-documented composers in history, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is arguably one of the most misunderstood. Invariably popular with the general public, largely because of his more emotional works, the almost hypnotic Continue reading “Between Two Worlds”

CD Review – Astrolabe

Astrolabe
Chris Cody
Independent
*****
Composed as a tribute to the French explorer La Perouse, Chris Cody’s ninepiece Astrolabe suite draws upon the musical influences of the jazz, classical, and world music genres. The suite transports listeners on a vibrant and exciting musical odyssey, conveying the feelings and emotions experienced Continue reading “CD Review – Astrolabe”