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Media Watch report of "big cuts" in classical radio broadcasting to be confirmed on Monday.
University of Sydney professor finds no argument to prove Anna Magdelena's compositional authorship.
Guest Editor Richard Gill chooses his favourite pieces of music for the 12 days of Christmas.
Company comes under fire after seeking unpaid supernumeraries for Aida.
Jonathan Meese brands Wagner festival organisers “cynical liars.”
Acclaimed imports and co-productions make up the backbone of WAO's next season.

Editor’s Choice

Nothing makes a bad opera like a bad libretto. And when it came to sorting out the textural wheat from the chaff, Gluck knew a thing or two, writes Erin Helyard.
We ask the winner of this year’s ABC Young Performers Award about her musical start in life and how she secured a prized place at the Curtis Institute.
We all know Australia loves opera. But is the future of the art form under threat?
Australia's favourite conductor shares his seasons greetings.
The French pianist talks about life, music and why Debussy used to make him cry.
One half of super-duo 2Cellos reveals the story behind the rise and rise of the rock star cellists.

Live Reviews

Period Schubert's the next step in Richard Gill's new musical revolution.
A slow start with Brahms gives way to Elgar's emotional riches.
Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova gives an astounding performance of Sibelius.
A gripping interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale.
Damien Ricketson's immersive exploration of secret music is a trail-blazing triumph.
A marathon effort of Mahler’s challenging Resurrection Symphony.

CD/DVD Reviews

Australia’s elite musical diaspora cover themselves in plenty of glory.
Brawn’s thoughtful and vital pianism brings Beethoven to life.
New arrangements of familiar music from MGQ.


Reflections on Moorambilla

by Alice Chance on November 13, 2014
Alice Chance gives insights about her time as composer in residence for Moorambilla Voices in 2014
Composer and guitarist Bruce Mathiske reveals the story behind his cycle of guitar concerti.
Why Bellingen is probably the perfect place in the world to have a classical music festival.