This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming.
Steve Moffatt’s earliest musical memories are of his father’s dubious tenor accompanying 78s of Gigli and Björling. As a local newspaper reporter in London, he covered Jimi Hendrix’s inquest. Now retired, he reviews concerts for Limelight and NewsLocal newspapers, where he worked as production editor.
Articles by Steve Moffatt
Rachmaninov with two Kirills – Gerstein and Petrenko – makes a perfect package.
Dead wasps, electric insects and the music of bones as Ensemble Apex lets Bach take his last bow.
Benjamin Skepper rounded off his Bach mini-festival with an electrified performance that had some heading for the doors, others enraptured.
Bach’s life and times beautifully played out by an ACO foursome, complete with bullet points.
Madeleine Easton’s Akademie band gives this Bach mini-festival an intimate and fitting lift-off.
Neil Gaiman and FourPlay String Quartet take us to a place where imagination and music collide in an oddly satisfying way.
Riffs and ragas and memories of Ravi as Anoushka Shankar makes a joyous return, backed by a scintillating quartet of superb musicians.
Clarity, intelligence and artistry to spare in top Brit’s new Debussy collection.
Brett Weymark and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs triumph in a high-altitude assault on Bach’s magic mountain.
Australian Haydn Ensemble shows how the young Haydn set out to impress the boss – morning, noon and night.
Paul Dyer and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra find the right mix for some fine but frugal Christmas fare.
Old friends Anthony Marwood and James Crabb get up close and personal with the ACO.