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unnamed (2)The Tragic Hero – Taras Bulba

New article from Australian World Orchestra, delving into the story behind Janáček’s Taras Bulba, which is being conducted by Charles’ nephew Alexander Briger, from Charles’ original scores, in Melbourne and Canberra in July 2019. Click here for the full article.

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE: July 26, 2019

LLEWELLYN HALL CANBERRA: July 27, 2019

http://promo.australianworldorchestra.com.au/

Below is a clip of Charles conducting Taras Bulba with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.


 

pasc487MACKERRAS AT EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 1962 released on PRISTINE CLASSICAL

Shostakovich 9th Symphony, Scriabin Piano Concerto, Dvorak Symphonic Variations.

Available on CD or download (high quality Mp3) from Pristine Classical’s online store.

 

GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY ARTICLES
Two articles on Mackerras: “A Lifetime of Gilbert and Sullivan” from Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 issues of G&S News, written by Nigel Simeone. (Both PDF format)

“NIGEL SIMEONE ON CHARLES MACKERRAS”
Interview with biographer Nigel Simeone – Nov 2015
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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One of the most famous nights in Australian music occurred in September 1973 when Sir Charles Mackerras conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the first concert to be staged in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. In front of a packed, emotion-charged house, the great Australian conductor made a triumphant homecoming in an all-Wagner concert that sent the critics searching for superlatives.

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