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.
Below is a clip of Charles conducting Taras Bulba with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003.
Shostakovich 9th Symphony, Scriabin Piano Concerto, Dvorak Symphonic Variations.
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“NIGEL SIMEONE ON CHARLES MACKERRAS”
Interview with biographer Nigel Simeone – Nov 2015
(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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.