QSO’s sumptuous orchestral celebration brings 2021 to a thundering close.
Paul Ballam-Cross is a writer and classical guitarist. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Doctor of Philosophy, majoring in Musicology. He loves collecting records and will happily spend hours researching everything from Baroque to noise rock.
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Three performers delve into two eras in one superb concert.
La Rêveuse reveals an underrated composer in French viol showcase.
After a hiatus in 2020, we once again asked our reviewers and readers to vote for the Australian and International Artists of the Year. We are thrilled to announce our 2021 winners.
Review: JS Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (Isabelle Faust, Antoine Tamestit , Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin)
Meet the new Brandenburgs, same as the old Brandenburgs (almost).
This spectacular re-opening heralds great things for Brisbane’s music scene.
There were no surprises in this concert featuring two excellent, well-known pieces but there was satisfying playing all round.
Trailblazing Farrenc symphonies impress in scintillating new recording.
Ensemble Q and Piers Lane triumph in an astonishing evening of chamber music.
No generational divide in rarely-heard French Baroque violin works.
A breezy, fun morning of sparkling orchestral favourites, which didn't always gel as a cohesive whole but which offered smooth sailing from QSO (and no jetlag).
Petri dishes up an evocative survey of Rasmussen recorder music
This concert was a fabulous survey of the classical guitar in ensemble, with superb, effortless playing by Karin Schaupp.