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Legendary conductor’s complete recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, on 356 discs.
The five young singers are in the running for the scholarship, worth $43,000, and will compete in the finals at the Sydney Con.
Artists across a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply for nine lucrative scholarships.
Help Musicians UK has released the final findings and recommendations of its research into mental health in the industry.
The Opera Queensland co-production with Seattle Opera and New Zealand Opera has delighted critics in America.
WASO's Louise McKay has devised a digital platform that allows you to book and enjoy music in the comfort of your home.

Editor’s Choice

Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Rachelle Durkin hope Virginia might enjoy a slice of Rameau with a little hip hop on the side.
The Danish director talks to Limelight about staging Carmen on the lake-stage at Bregenz ahead of its cinema transmission.
The British composer has a choral work at Melbourne Festival, while the Australian Ballet is dancing to his music in Alice.
The pianist will explore this question and more through the premieres of four new works in a setting of Lisztian opulence.
Prolific composer and Baroque star Anton Fils had a surprising appetite for arachnids.
The cutting-edge US artist will discuss composing in a post-truth world and perform her work inspired by a military "blood chit".

Live Reviews

★★★★½ A stunning, dreamlike exploration of gender combining dance, music and pasta.
★★★★☆ A heavenly accounting of Elgar's oratorio.
★★★★★ Brett Dean and Piers Lane set the concert hall ablaze.
★★★½☆ A thought-provoking exploration of the politics of pleasure.
★★★☆☆ Brendan Hanson gives a tour de force performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
★★★½☆ Fabulous dancing and stunning staging and yet...

CD/DVD Reviews

★★★★★ Aussie pianist Jayson Gillham takes on two fairly fearsome musical beasts and wins.
★ ★ ★ ★☆ Stalwart environmental crusader gets a musical tribute.
★ ★ ★ ★☆ Gringolts nails Stravinsky’s sometimes knotty violin output.


Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour.
Newly formed, the Pacific Pride Choir recently undertook their first international tour.
Anthony Albrecht reports from the bush on his regional recital tour.