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Composer: Meale, Richard (1932-2009)

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Year of birth1932
Year of death2009
NationalityAustralia
Period20th century
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Passion and transfiguration from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra  ©  Jon Frank
Previously, for me, the term “Chamber Orchestra” has meant an ordinary orchestra, only smaller: apart from the sound being somewhat thinned out and consequently cleaner, I don't expect a fundamentally different experience. Or, didn't, that is, until last night at Cadogan Hall, where I saw the Australian Chamber Orchestra for the first time.
*****
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Danielle De Niese and Australian Chamber Orchestra unite in Sydney

Danielle de Niese  ©  Decca / Chris Dunlop
The Australian Chamber Orchestra, known both for its innovative programming and for the tightness of the ensemble playing, displayed both qualities on Saturday night, the second stop in a five-city, nine-concert tour.
****1
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