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Julian Day will present Classic Breakfast, one of the station's most popular shows.
Limelight's top gong goes to the Canadian Baritone's Vocal Category winning album.
Proceeds from the sale of a new album will be donated to help fund research into a cure.
Following Netrebko’s donation, the conductor has received an invitation to the Ukrainian opera house.
ABC Television will broadcast the acclaimed, sell-out production on Christmas Eve.
The Northern Territory’s principal orchestra will present six world premieres in next year’s season.

Editor’s Choice

We talk to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's Bassoonist to find out where did it all begin?
Limelight Magazine editor Francis Merton shares his thoughts on the devastating cuts to the ABC.
Are Australians in danger of overlooking some of the best music-making in our own backyard?
We reveal who took the coveted title of this year’s finest classical recording.
Should Australian arts leaders do away with their board of directors?
The coloratura discusses mental instability, her new Lucia and where next for those famous top notes.

Live Reviews

Aussie's abroad like Kelly Lovelady and Jayson Gillham entertain London crowds.
A Shakespearean celebration that delivered spectacular success with some inconsistencies.
Donald Runnicles and Frank Peter Zimmermann offer a touch of class in Sibelius and Elgar.
A quirky, but ultimately uplifting evening of unexpected festive delights.
Two hours of unrelieved Franco-Germanic suffering proves surprisingly sublime.
The audience's excitement might be contagious, but the production is far from perfect.

CD/DVD Reviews

Contemporary Australian compositions to sooth and relax.
Glittering gems and sultry zarzuelas, souvenirs of a Spanish sojourn.
Aussie pianist handpicks a winning collection of homegrown music


Live broadcasts are due to be cut by 50% next year, but at what cost?
Philip Jameson's new string quartet commission from the Silo Collective.
Cajic, Im and Raineri announced winners of the 2014 Theme and Variations Foundation Awards