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Senator Brandis confirms that neither the Australia Council or the arts community were warned of changes to funding.
Sopranos Lauren Fagan and Kiandra Howarth are among 40 singers competing in the international opera competition.
The famed conductor and pianist will perform his upcoming Schubert recital series on his "radically different" instrument.
Despite reporting huge profits in its 2014 Annual Report, Senator Brandis awards $150k additional funds.
Businessman and ardent supporter of the arts Peter Weiss will create new venue at composer's former studio.
The Australia Council have suspended its six-year funding programme in response to the Federal Budget.

Editor’s Choice

The fight for classical music in a place where both government funding and freedom of expression are under threat.
Improvisational talent and a taste for experimentation coming to Hobart in June.
The British tenor is the quintessential lieder singer. He shares his cerebral approach to song with Maxim Boon.
This month's list of Australia's top 20 classical music albums.
The Canberra Choral Society's AD gets a handle on music, coffee and more coffee!
The chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra reflects on coming together in harmony.

Live Reviews

A fine Sydney day out for Melbourne’s liveliest string quartet.
Haunting cinematic wildernesses at New Music Festival conclusion.
Innovation, intimacy and insight: this is what opera should be about.
Ecstatic audiences hungry for a juxtaposition of music cultures.
Trippy chill-out on bean-bags provides classical food for thought.
Eclectic mix with Latin spice manages to overshadow Philip Glass premiere.

CD/DVD Reviews

Lucia di Lammermoor as seen through a glass harmonica darkly.
Lorin Maazel makes Cleveland’s orchestra as sleek as its cars.
Japanese maestro is recommendable across wide-ranging repertoire.

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