Hamelin colours Fauré’s night music with both light and shade.
Paul Ballam-Cross is a writer and classical guitarist. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Doctor of Philosophy, majoring in Musicology. He loves collecting records and will happily spend hours researching everything from the Baroque to noise rock.
Articles by Paul Ballam-Cross
Conservative programming yields some mixed results in the Joshua Bell-led Academy's Brisbane concert.
By turns muscular and tender, Umberto Clerici and the QSO deliver a triumphant Mahler 6.
Les Siècles impress with fiendishly tricky Ligeti chamber works.
Opera Queensland's Cosi is a lot funnier, fancier and fizzier than its advertising poster suggests.
An intimate subterranean recital by Ensemble Q makes a persuasive case for a string trio take on Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations.
A frustrating chimera of a lecture-performance hybrid buoyed by Aura Go’s Chopin.
More than a surfeit of drifty, dreamy guitar music from Slava.
As he prepares to deliver talks at the Australian Festival Chamber of Music, musical polymath Stephen Johnson discusses the music of Shostakovich.
This stunning, vital performance is a thrilling start to the London Symphony Orchestra's Australian tour conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Review: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 21 & 24 (Robert Levin, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr)
Back to the future for Levin’s Mozart concerto survey.
As the Australian Chamber Orchestra prepares to explore it, we examine the groundbreaking music of Wendy Carlos and her trailblazing career.
Chopin and Latin music combined in pianist Sergio Tiempo’s reflective and impressive recital.