Musical Theatre

The Flood. Music by Michael Hannan, lyrics by Janis Balodis

Isabella A Cappella, The Flood Band
A cappella, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Popular, Soundscape
Wirripang Wirr 073
www.australiancomposers.com.au
Reviewed by , April 1st, 2016

Soundscapes and song, heartbreak, hope and humour accompany an aural promenade through the streets of Lismore. The town of Lismore lies in a flood-prone area of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Those floods are illustrated here in a recorded version of a large-scale music theatre work which took place in 2004 –… continue reading »


My Hero

Greta Bradman, soprano, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Boynnge
Arias, Classical, Music, Musical Theatre
Decca 481 1894
Reviewed by , September 1st, 2015

Adelaide audiences have been listening to Greta Bradman live for many years. With Christie Anderson and Emma Horwood she formed the enlightening and entertaining trio Eve. She was a surefire drawcard at concerts mounted by The Firm, dedicated to promoting new works by its founders Raymond Chapman Smith and Quentin Grant and other local composers…. continue reading »


The Gershwin Collection

Simon Tedeschi, with James Morrison, Sarah McKenzie, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey
Arrangements, Classical, Film Music, Musical Theatre, Popular
2 CDs - ABC Classics 481 1872
www.abcclassics.com
Reviewed by , September 1st, 2015

Gershwin Take Three? Two previously released CDs of the music of George Gershwin – the top-selling Gershwin and Me (2012) and Gershwin Take Two (2013) are here combined in a double album featuring pianist Simon Tedeschi, who not only seems to have Gershwin’s virtuosic abilities but also a somewhat physical resemblance. Gershwin was very popular… continue reading »


King Of The Air. The Charles Kingsford Smith Musical

Music and lyrics by Gavin Lockley, book and lyrics by Ann Blainey. Cast principals, Daniel Belle, Renae Martin, David Hooley, Meredith O’Reilly, Philip Dodd, Yvonne Kenny AM, Simon Tedeschi, piano. The Metropolitan Orchestra, Sarah-Grace Williams conductor
Musical Theatre
Fish Fine Music
http://www.fishfinemusic.com.au/products/KOTA001.html
Reviewed by , May 1st, 2014

 It is not unusual for a musical to be recorded long before its appearance on a full stage. It’s a great way to test the waters of popular opinion, or to see if there’s anyone out there who is willing to sink money into the production costs. Chess is a case in point, existing as… continue reading »


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