Classical Music Articles

The rise and rise of Iestyn Davies

Catching up with the globetrotting countertenor whose chart topping recordings are going off down under.

Three's a charm for Slava Grigoryan

The Adelaide Guitar Festival Tsar talks about the challenges, reveals his guitar heroes and gives us his top picks.

Erin Helyard to join ANU

School of Music appoints leading early music specialist as its latest lecturer.

Kobborg and Cojocaru: The 'other' Royals are coming

Australian Ballet's Manon proves there's more than just Wills and Kate for Sydney to look forward to.

The 10 Greatest Losses to Classical Music

They died (relatively) young and stayed (relatively) pretty. So who were classical music's biggest losers?

May Issue of Limelight: Seven Wonders of Shostakovich

The secrets of Shostakovich, Elgar's Asylum music, Dame Kiri's farewell plus Emma Ayres on a bike...

Concert review: Little Match Girl Passion (Song Company)

Powerful passions run deep in Roland Peelman’s Eastertide offerings.

Jenny Liu makes Opera Australia debut

The talented 24-year-old was picked for The King and I while still at Sydney Con. So is she ready for the spotlight?

Concert review: Beethoven's Fifth (Tasmanian SO)

Equal respect given to composers old and new, from a variety of genres and nations, in a remarkable orchestral performance.

John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

Seattle Symphony commission leads to Pulitzer win for Alaskan composer.

Hobart Baroque doubles takings

Audiences and takings show extraordinary rise on last year for Australia's newest festival.

Miloš: the new face of classical guitar

The Montenegrin musician who is conquering the world (and the charts) with an Aussie instrument.

Fascist dictator's violin comes under the hammer

Benito Mussolini's violin will be auctioned by Bonhams London next month.

No Frills Philanthropy

A new Silo built to be filled with the rudiments of composition in Australia.

Concert review: Haydn & Italian Cello (ACO, Tognetti, Sollima)

Italian cellist plays, dances and sings while taking us (and his instrument) on a whistle-stop tour.

Opera review: Rigoletto (Opera Australia, Melbourne)

Warwick Fyfe's hunch-backed sociopathic jester heads a fine cast in this new production of Verdi's classic.

Musical review: Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, Global Creatures)

It may only take two to tango, but it takes more than that to make a great musical.

Yuja Wang: Managing the piano, conductors and the laundry

The 27-year-old Chinese piano star talks about her influences, standing in for Argerich and doing her own laundry.

Beyond the manuscript: the secret life of composers

"Composers Doing Normal Shit" on Tumblr has caused an Internet frenzy, highlighting the normality (and craziness) of musical lives.

The Little Match Girl Passion (or when is opera not opera?)

David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning Little Match Girl Passion is Australia bound, but is it opera?
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