The Great War: Helen Gifford’s Choral Scenes…for the fallen
Essays / Heads Up / Music

The Great War: Helen Gifford’s Choral Scenes…for the fallen

By Nicholas M Tolhurst As Australia celebrates the mythos of Gallipoli, Astra Chamber Music presents a concert on 19 April at the Church of All Nations (CAN) in Carlton, featuring a major work by Melbourne composer, Helen Gifford. Gifford’s Choral Scenes, The Western Front, World War 1 was commissioned by the Astra Chamber Music Society … Continue reading

Music Review: Indistinguishable from magic: why does music work?
Music / Notes & Observations

Music Review: Indistinguishable from magic: why does music work?

By Nicholas M Tolhurst In the past two weeks Melbourne has been treated to three concerts featuring that beast of the concert hall, the piano. Pianists ancient and modern came out in droves for Murray Perahia’s recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) on 4 October. Perahia is justly acclaimed as a great performer. He is … Continue reading