Category Archives: Chamber Music

Beethoven by Ballot: @selbyandfriends at the City Recital Hall

Selby and Friends’ current concert tour carries the headline “Beethoven by Ballot”. Apparently subscribers were invited to suggest the Beethoven works they would most like to hear. It comee as no surprise, therefore, that the program was something of a … Continue reading

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The Case of the Disappearing String Quartet: 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (@MICMCompetition)

It seems your correspondent hasn’t been paying attention. Blame it on the recently passed silly season. But a recently arrived invitation to the launch of the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition prompted a recheck of the participating ensembles. What … Continue reading

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Whither The Australia Ensemble? (@AusEnsemble)

A couple of years ago your correspondent noticed something strange about photos of the Australia Ensemble. It looked like a clever marketing ploy to obfuscate the fact there was less product in the box. But was there? Well, yes and … Continue reading

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.@MusicaVivaAU releases its 2017 programs

It is the time of year when all and sundry make their bids for your subscription dollars. Today it is Musica Viva’s turn. Your correspondent will leave it to others to have their say on the detail of the 2017 … Continue reading

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The @ASQuartet Announces a 2015 Program. Of a sort.

Today another chamber ensemble 2015 brochure hit your correspondent’s mailbox. Late, you say? Yes. But with reason. The letter and brochure came from the Australian String Quartet. Please ignore the sad past year and “irreconcilable artistic differences”. The ASQ board … Continue reading

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Musica Viva Launches: 2015 Program

Musica Viva has launched its 70th Anniversary Season. Unlike some larger organisations who have to consider attracting a conservative audience base Musica Viva has eschewed, in the main, the bland populist approach and brought together an eclectic selection of ensembles … Continue reading

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It’s confirmed: The Ngeringa Farm Arts Foundation now controls the South Australian Guadagnini

Alert followers of this blog will remember a post in January 2012 suggesting that something was afoot with the, then, S A Guadagnini Trust and its management of the violin originally purchased, in a piece of inspired generosity, by the … Continue reading

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