The Celtic Songbook

ABC Classics 481 1981 Music of the Celts has always had a huge following, and this disc of 18 songs will find a large audience. Timeless melodies from Ireland, Scotland and Wales are performed by some of the leading musicians in Australia currently. Singers David Hobson, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Sarah Calderwood, Annalisa Kerrigan, Paul McMahon, … Read more

From Broadway to La Scala

Greta Bradman, David Hobson, Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes ABC 482 3700 Audiences applaud such compilations when four well-known (“popular”) singers are brought together, and a national tour is mounted, making the release of a disc of arias, duets and ensembles, an assured top-seller. Musical theatre selections are from The Sound of Music, The Phantom … Read more

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Teddy Tahu Rhodes & David Hobson, Sinfonia Australis, conducted by Guy Noble ABC 476 3284

From the opening title track, we hear a powerful duo showing the wide vocal differences in colour between these two acclaimed artists. Solo moments from tenor Hobson in The Holy City and O Holy Night are quite splendid, as are the many rich and sonorous sounds from bass Tahu Rhodes. Some of the contrasts in … Read more