String Lines (Elektra String Quartet)

ABC Classics 476 5039 Rhythmically charged and sporting titles which avoid the “string quartet” tag, these pieces use the abundant forces at the disposal of the string quartet, but allow for greater impact by means of seeking new expressive ideas, whether they be rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, or colouristic. Recorded in 2003 but only released a … Read more

Carl Vine: String Quartets (Goldner String Quartet)

ABC Classics 476 5168 The composing of string quartets always seems to suggest a maturity for a composer. In the last decade or so, a greater focus has been dedicated to writing in this genre by some of Australia’s finest. Notwithstanding the already large output by Peter Sculthorpe, other composers are currently making significant contributions, … Read more

Benaud Trio: Music by Ross Edwards, Paul Stanhope, Matthew Hindson, Nicholas Buc

MR301139 Australian chamber music is healthy when you come across a disc with contents such as these new piano trios (all written in the last decade or so). Each composer included here has his own distinctive voice in this genre, and has made significant contributions that should endure in history. Written for the Melbourne International … Read more

Corralling the Masses: A Mammoth Musical Journey

After 10 years at the helm of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Artistic Director Brett Weymark is looking forward to another full year of exciting and challenging choral music for Sydney audiences. With fifteen concerts scheduled for 2013, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will take audiences on a mammoth journey of musical styles, ranging from the late … Read more