Light Classics Articles

July issue of Limelight: Maria Callas – The Ultimate Diva

A look at opera singers old and new, from Callas to Kaufmann, with more than a side glance at Shostakovich and Salieri.

June issue of Limelight: Your essential guide to British music

The June issue focuses on the glorious musical tradition that is British music.

Opera stars record John Denver

Aussie heldentenor Stuart Skelton joins Plácido Domingo, Danielle de Niese, Thomas Hampson and more.

Review: Barry Humphries Weimar cabaret
(ACO, Meow Meow)

Wunderbar! Feather boas and onstate orgasms in this tribute to the German jazz age.

Win a 10-CD prize pack of British classical music!

Participate in our "Best of British" classical music survey for your chance to win Limelight's crown jewels.

Proms 2013: Wagner shoots but woman scores on Last Night

Marin Alsop will conduct The Last Night of The Proms while Daniel Barenboim presents a complete cycle of Wagner’s epic.

May issue of Limelight: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring turns 100

The new issue reveals how Stravinsky’s controversial yet hugely influential masterpiece changed the world.

Where's the divide between "light" and "serious" music?

Mark Bebbington discusses his new recording of piano music by Reginald King, a forgotten master of light music.

Conductor, pianist and arranger Tommy Tycho has died

Influential and much loved award winning arranger of Advance Australia Fair passes away at the age of 84.

Need the Aeroplane Jelly Song on your iPad? Look no further...

When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, it seems no-one knows the score like the National Library.

One Man, Two Guvnors: The latest “Craze” to hit Australia

On the eve of its Sydney opening, Limelight catches up with the show’s award winning composer, Grant Olding.

Barry Morgan: tickling his own organ

The bouffant-sporting virtuoso reveals the secrets of the one-finger method.

Sarah Brightman to be blasted into space

She lost her heart to a starship trooper back in 1978 – this time it could be for real.

Warner to buy the Parlophone Label Group

EMI Classics and Virgin Classics are part of the package.

John Rutter: An agnostic speaks out on writing sacred music

The best-selling choral composer is now writing for the harp, but it's not all choirs of angels.

Every child needs music: Richard Gill still arguing 50 years on

Music education does not just make children more musical; it unleashes their creative powers.

Limelight Awards: 2012 Winners Announced!

The cream of the classical music crop, as chosen by Limelight readers in 2012.

The role of the ABC in Australian culture

ABC Chairman James Spigelman AC QC addressed the 30th anniversary of Conversazione in Melbourne.

Live review: Pirates of Penzance (Sydney Theatre Co)

Pirates... But not as we know ‘em!

Australian composer Lawrence Whiffin has died aged 82

The composer-pianist was in demand in Europe, working with Ennio Morricone.
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