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Paul Watt

Paul Watt

Paul Watt is a senior lecturer in musicology at Monash University. His research interests including musical biography, criticism and nineteenth-century music and intellectual culture. His is the author of The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth Century England (2018) and Ernest Newman: A critical biography (2017).

Paul Watt reviews 'Destiny: The extraordinary career of pianist Eileen Joyce' by David Tunley, Victoria Rogers, and Cyrus Meher-Homji

May 2018, no. 401 26 April 2018
Eileen Joyce’s name is not to be found in books about the great pianists, but a great pianist she was nonetheless. Born and raised in rural Tasmania and Western Australia, she studied in Leipzig and London and eventually found fame as a versatile pianist with an unusually robust technique and a wide repertory (including ninety concertos). The new reissue of her studio recordings (Decca/Eloquence ... (read more)

Australian Youth Orchestra with Hélène Grimaud (AYO)

ABR Arts 08 August 2016
Everyone loves a youth orchestra. All that young talent and enthusiasm oozing from the stage energises and captivates. An audience comprising a good number of proud parents and friends lends a sense of heightened anticipation. Saturday night's concert marked the homecoming of the Australian Youth Orchestra from its recent tour to Europe and China. Conducted by Manfred Honeck, the program comprise ... (read more)