This compelling, thought-provoking program was given a truly engaging concert by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under conductor Fabian Russell.
Phillip Scott is a long-time reviewer for Limelight and US music journal Fanfare. He has written four novels and the scores of several children’s shows for Monkey Baa Theatre Company. He is best known for his work as performer, writer and Musical Director for The Wharf Revue.
Articles by Phillip Scott
Phillip Scott responds to our article Do Our Arts Reflect Us? and argues against looking at classical music programming through the prism of 21st-century ideas of diversity and gender equality.
Danny Driver finesses the Hungarian that came in from the cold.
Kalnits and Csányi-Wills deliver a fitting conclusion to an excellent series.
The music of Poul Ruders at its most accessible.
Review: Robert Simpson: Symphonies Nos 5 & 6 (London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra)
First hearings of two powerful symphonic statements.
Mosolov’s music of "the people" revisited.
A sound world that draws you into its shimmering heart.
Weinberg’s string quartets get the Arcadian treatment.
The great Dane gets a new outing.
Georgian composer Giya Kancheli, Polish-born violinist Ida Haendel, Spanish conductor Ataúlfo Argenta and historical opera highlights (including Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson and Joan Sutherland) are among the treasures.
Malcolm Arnold's frothy operatic trifle rediscovered – and about time.
Kalnits delivers powerful Prokofiev in a new guise.