News

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.

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.
 
Features

Miloš: the new face of classical guitar

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

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.

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 10 Greatest Pieces of Music for Easter

Ten of the most inspiring works for Eastertide. Or what would Jesus have had on shuffle for Holy Week?

Jordi Savall: Sounding the Ram's Horn

How did viol guru Jordi Savall find himself attempting to reproduce the 3,000-year old musical history of Jerusalem?

Stephen Sondheim can help you find the perfect date

Or how online arts reviews have the potential to become the hot new place for musical lonely hearts.
Live Event Reviews

Opera review: Madama Butterfly (Handa Opera/Opera Australia)

This model of a modern Butterfly soars as art and spectacle combine on Sydney Harbour.
 

Concert review: Joanna MacGregor (Utzon Music Series)

Star pianist pairs Shostakovich and Bach in an intimate start to Sydney Opera House music series.
 

Concert review: Julia Lezhneva & the TSO (Hobart Baroque)

Vivaldi, Handel and Mozart give Lezhneva a chance to play a dazzling game of Russian roulades.
CD, DVD, Film & Audio Visual Reviews
Review of the Week

Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary (Master Choral, Los Angeles Philharmonic/Dudamel)

Dudamel and Co illuminate a passionate choral cry for peace
 

Gounod: Complete works for pedal piano (Prosseda)

Utterly obscure works for an utterly obscure instrument? Yes please...
 

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto et al (Fröst, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)

Delightful Mozart from the Fred Astaire of the clarinet
 

Edwards, Einaudi, Bart et al: Such A Sky (Manis, Gould)

Improvisatory imaginations roam from Ross Edwards to Lionel Bart
 

Johnson, Dowland et al: Jacobean Lute Music (Lindberg)

King of the lute explores the music of a King of England
 

Che Puro Ciel (Mehta, Akademie für Alto Musik Berlin/Jacobs)

Mehta and Jacobs prove that it's not just all about Gluck
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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