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Harriet Cunningham is a freelance writer and researcher based in Sydney, best known in print as a classical music critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. She was recently awarded a doctorate for her work on a history of Dartington International Summer School. She has been known to play the violin.
Articles by Harriet Cunningham
The restrained but heartfelt emotion of Fauré’s Requiem cut through the downpour outside with reassuring harmony and warmth.
Ensemble Offspring's performance for the SOH digital program, in front of a live audience, is a joyous, mesmerising occasion.
Why the two wildly different productions are both such hits, and asks how the misogynistic opera is received today.
The ACO's first live concert since March drew thunderous applause, and held the audience spellbound.
Eleven-year old violinist Christian Li proves to be something rather extraordinary in this ABO concert.
An extended reflection on a fascinating sound world.
Set to play Beethoven's five piano concertos in June, Gillham talks about how the composer is at the centre of his musical existence.
Carolyn Philpott’s work as a musicologist has taken her from writing a book about Malcolm Williamson to visiting Antarctica. She reveals how she is exploring the ways composers have used music to represent landscape, and how music might advocate for fragile regions.
A magnificent masque, entertaining and amazing in equal parts.
From Dame Emma Kirkby to Elena Kats-Chernin, not to mention a jam with local folk band Malumba, Harriet Cunningham reports on an Easter long weekend at the Four Winds Festival.
Harriet Cunningham celebrates the “madness” that led to the formation and running of the period ensemble as it launches a program celebrating the past and the future.
A sublime concert in which the piano virtuoso told us about silence, and how to listen.