Category Archives: Goldner String Quartet

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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Safely Graze. Huntington Estate Music Festival 2012

It is not clear when the last locust plague hit Mudgee, site for the recently concluded Huntington Music Festival. But there is an unnerving similarity between festivalgoers and locusts as they mill around the platters of excellent pre-concert nibblies and … Continue reading

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@MusicaVivaAU 2012 Season: What should we make of it?

What should potential subscribers make of the 2012 Musica Viva programs? Has Artistic Director Carl Vine and his team got it right? Does anyone care? (That latter possibility would be terrible; if nobody cares, then it most certainly is all … Continue reading

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Australian String Quartet Disbands: Who will replace them?

News that the Australian String Quartet will be breaking up at the end of 2011 is sad, but unfortunately underlines the complexity of quartet life. First violinist Sophie Rowell and violist Sally Boud will leave, Ms Rowell to pursue a … Continue reading

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Ross Edwards String Quartet No. 2

World Premiere: Ross Edwards String Quartet No 2 Musica Viva’s Coffee Concerts are generally pleasant social occasions. Good coffee and cake, good company and good music. Often, however, the concerts lack the atmosphere and mood of an evening out at … Continue reading

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