Cooper, France and Spain make stimulating bedfellows.
Phillip Sametz has worked as an arts administrator, broadcaster, writer, mentor, pre-concert speaker, MC, tour leader, and crooner. He is currently Alumni Co-ordinator at ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music), and Director and vocalist of the swing band The Mell-O-Tones.
Articles by Phillip Sametz
Further signs Frau Schumann is getting her due at last.
Review: Bruckner • Wagner: Symphonies Nos 6 & 9, Siegfried Idyll, Parsifal Prelude (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Nelsons)
Nelsons delivers coherent and glowingly recorded Bruckner.
Surprises are in store with Saint-Saëns’ lesser-known symphonies.
Hothouse music could benefit from a little more heat.
From Russia with despair: Isserlis and Mustonen’s passions run the Soviet gamut.
Politics and music can and do mix in poles apart symphonic takes.
Trifonov hops the A Train and not a brief encounter in sight.
Weilerstein’s Pentatone debut mixes both head and heart.
With Moye Chen’s ‘worlds’, it’s a case of three out of four ain’t bad.
Melnikov’s Érard makes for impressive Debussy, period.
Argerich and friend join hands to explore a Russian master.
Review: Paganini/Wolf-Ferrari: Violin Concertos Francesca Dego, City of Birmingham SO/Daniele Rustioni
Italian violinist grills a pair of concerti, one well-done, one rare.