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Faramondo, the headline act of the inaugural year of Leo Schofield's Queensland festival wins five bobbys.
New Chief Conductor's impressive Beethoven and stellar Elgar hits the Digital Concert Hall.
The new game-based educational app helps develop the rhythmic skills of users using Reich's minimalist masterpiece.
New technology gives audience members a musicians-eye view during Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performances.
Future Makers claims to be "Australia’s most holistic artist development initiative for professional musicians today."
Australia's principal arts funding body has revised its grants programmes in response to major budget cuts.

Editor’s Choice

The rehearsal diary of the Sydney-born mezzo, currently singing with the UK's Grange Park Opera.
Kathryn Selby has a few tips to help the individual resonate amidst the background noise of corporate music making.
Australian World Orchestra's Guest Conductor helps shed light on the Eighth Symphony of the Austrian behemoth.
Meet Opera Australia's new Figaro, the Italian bass baritone who's turning 'buffo' into a total art form.
Limelight speaks to Jazz trumpet icon and Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival, James Morrison
Mark Isaacs reveals how, in his imaginative new chamber symphony, it will be the voice that rocks the cradle.

Live Reviews

★★★★★ In Claire Edwardes' hands, Iain Grandage’s eclectic, new percussion concerto is spectacular.
★★★★★ Intimate recital by Siobhan Stagg and Eidit Golder a real treat.
★★★★☆ A beautiful collection of works, performed with virtuosity, style and grace.
★★★☆☆ A mixed bag of chamber treats, indigenous songs and Alpine lullabies.
★★★★★ Impeccable artistry from Italy’s oldest chamber ensemble.
★★★★★ Lully joins the circus to make a divertissement fit for a king

CD/DVD Reviews

A Donizetti discovery more surprising than hearing “Christian bites lion”.
Behind the pianistic mask is an impressive new kid on the block.
Jumppanen’s early essays prove lighter footed than his later.

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A Symphony Made Anew

by David Briggs on July 17, 2015
David Briggs on transcribing Mahler 2 for the organ.