Ronald Sharp and others worked painstakingly for 10 years to build the Grand Organ for the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
This short Network Ten Eyewitness News story circa 1973 shows the Grand Organ for the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House in its infancy.
Peter Sculthorpe (1929–2014) was born in Launceston, Tasmania.
Shine (Scott Hicks, 1996) profiles the formative years of the acclaimed pianist David Helfgott – a child musical prodigy who struggled with mental health.
'The Lark Ascending’ functions as the main musical theme in the coming-of-age film, The Year My Voice Broke (John Duigan, 1987), and features in this trailer for the film.
Eileen Joyce (1908–1991) was an Australian piano prodigy whose international career spanned more than 30 years.
It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.
Recording of Joan Sutherland performing ‘Dich teure Halle’ (Dear hall of song) from Act II of Wagner’s 1845 opera, Tannhäuser as the winner of the 1950 Mobil Quest.
Joan Sutherland performing ‘Devotion (Widmung)', composed in 1840 by Robert Schumann, at the 1950 Mobil Quest singing contest.
This ballet, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, was commissioned by the Australian Ballet and the Sydney Opera House and composed by Elena Kats-Chernin.