Posts tagged as "featured-articles"

Anita Cerquetti

April 18, 2019

Anita Cerquetti’s career was regrettably cut short in 1961; she withdrew temporarily, so she thought, for personal reasons but never returned to the scenes of her triumphs because the effort to regain her former eminence proved too great. She abandoned her career just when she had established herself alongside the slightly older Callas (Cerquetti’s idol) […]

Peter Hurford and The Organ at Sydney Opera House

March 8, 2019

On Sunday 3 March 2019, the music world lost the British organist Peter Hurford, who died at the age of 88. Hurford’s death is unfortunately timed with this month’s Eloquence re-issue of his splendid recital at the Sydney Opera House in 1982. Writing the following year, Gramophone wrote “This is the sort of programme with which organs are baptized … There is a springiness in the playing which comes up fresh every time … All very good value.”

In Praise Of Ansermet by François Hudry

January 14, 2019

‘I was lucky enough to live at an extremely active and productive time’ Ernest Ansermet.

Ansermet’s words, spoken during an interview, sums up the great conductor’s historical position, while being highly indicative of his humility at the same time.

Zubin Mehta – The Los Angeles Years

October 29, 2018

From the outset of the formation of Eloquence, the series championed the recordings of Zubin Mehta, many of which had never been released on CD. Several of these were recorded with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the first major orchestra Mehta was to conduct. Cyrus Meher-Homji reflects on Mehta’s seminal LA years.

Yvonne Minton Sings Mahler

September 21, 2018

Yvonne Minton was lucky enough to have the right vocal equipment and musicality at exactly the right time for the singing of Gustav Mahler’s songs and symphonies. Aside from Nellie Melba and Joan Sutherland, no other Australian singer has achieved anything like the international career of mezzo-soprano Minton.

Andor Foldes

August 21, 2018

‘Put a little smile on the face of the music…’ Mark Ainley casts a bird’s eye view over Andor Foldes’s crystalline Mozart.

Edo de Waart

July 6, 2018

Niek Nelissen considers Edo de Waart’s Russian recordings with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

Decca in Belgrade

June 13, 2018

From May through to November 2018, Eloquence will reissue the historic 1950s recordings of Russian operas recorded by the Belgrade National Opera. Peter Quantrill tells the story.

Eileen Joyce

April 20, 2018

From the goldfields in Western Australia, whose capital city is the most remote in the world, Joyce defied incongruous and humble beginnings to forge a career that took her to the international pinnacle of twentieth-century pianism.

Teresa Berganza

March 16, 2018

Acclaimed by Herbert von Karajan, no less, as ‘the Carmen of the century’, Teresa Berganza was a singer who defied easy categorization.