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Greatest Music in War Films (ANZAC Day Special)

In an ANZAC Day special, we salute the 10 greatest war films of all time and the music that defined them.

Concert review: Xenakis vs Pateras (Synergy, Carriageworks)

Synergy's committed, energised performances result in a 1-0 win for Xenakis.

Is sex appeal the key to a classical comeback?

Will a video clip of Asian hotties twerking re-imagine classical music for a contemporary audience?

Mariss Jansons to exit Concertgebouw

Chief conductor of one the world's finest orchestras will lay down the baton after ten glorious years.

Campaign targets how music is taught in schools

Richard Tognetti, Peter Sculthorpe and Richard Gill head petition to ensure every child receives a musical education.

Concert review: Music to warm the heart (Streeton Trio)

Elegance and eloquence, but the Streeton Trio sometimes dish up a curate's egg.
 
Features

Dame Kiri's final bow?

The opera star writes exclusively for Limelight about ending her stage career and the good times ahead.

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.

The rise and rise of Iestyn Davies

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

Myra Hess' blitz spirit

The concerts that helped win the Battle of Britain are the basis of Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane's hit show.

Miloš: the new face of classical guitar

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

The 10 Greatest Losses to Classical Music

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

Concert review: Xenakis vs Pateras (Synergy, Carriageworks)

Synergy's committed, energised performances result in a 1-0 win for Xenakis.
 

Concert review: Jordi Savall's Jerusalem Project (Sydney)

Standing ovation greets 3000 years of musical history and a moving plea for peace.
 

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.
CD, DVD, Film & Audio Visual Reviews
Review of the Week

Moeran, Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto, Lark Ascending (Little, BBC Phil/Davis)

Little launches the loveliest of Larks ever to take flight
 

Barber, Britten, Berg, et al: 1930s Violin Concertos (Shaham)

Five concertos that capture the Zeitgeist of a troubled decade
 

Mozart Arranged (Australia Ensemble, Adam, Herscovitch)

Fascinating arrangements! It's Mozart, but not as we know him
 

Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók: Piano works (Chen)

A Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner's sparkling debut
 

Rejoice, the Lord is king! (Westminster Abbey Choir/O'Donnell)

A right royal selection of great English hymns from the Abbey
 

L'Amour (Flórez, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Communale di Bologna/Abbado)

A soupçon of French 'can belt' from the Peruvian tenor
Blogs
Music matters more than many think

Music matters more than many think

Australian schools are foundering for want of music budgets. What's to be done?
 
It's All About The Audience

It's All About The Audience

A good house can turn a damp picnic into a musical BBQ, but a really good one can trigger a raging bushfire
 
To Musical Infinity and Beyond

To Musical Infinity and Beyond

Or how enlightened sponsorship in regional Queensland can transport a bus driver to a distant world
 
The Empress of Pleasure

The Empress of Pleasure

How Mrs Cornelys started the 'Swinging 1760s' and the 18th century London Underground
 
Bach beats Big Brother... Anytime

Bach beats Big Brother... Anytime

What the world needs now is a second Enlightenment, not more inane reality TV or empty political soundbites.
 
Perth Festival 2014 looks like a hit in the making

Perth Festival 2014 looks like a hit in the making

Getting bearings, keeping cool and talking classical music chalk and cheese.
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