CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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One of the most celebrated operatic sopranos of her time was Joan Hammond, a New Zealander who lived from 24 May 1912 until 26 November 1996. Her musical training was as a violinist in Sydney, yet she turned to singing and amassed an international reputation, mostly in Europe.
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