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Limelight Magazine

Limelight is the first source for arts and entertainment information.

Independent, groundbreaking and engaging, Limelight delivers in-depth insight into the arts scene, both locally and overseas.

For features, the latest news and reviews as well as state by state events listings, Limelight is your one-stop cultural guide.
February 2015

Cover Feature: The Birth of The Diva



How did a girl from Melbourne become the most famous woman in the world, and the first superstar recording artist? We examine the cultural phenomenon of Nellie Melba.

The ACO Turns 40

The Australian Chamber Orchestra turns 40 in 2015. But how did it all begin? Archivist John Harper was there at the start, and tells their story in rare photos of the band.
 

The Devil You Didn't Know

How did an alechemist's pact, a fallen maiden and a whiff of brimstone fire up so many composers? We explore how the Faust legend has inspired so much extraordinary music.
 

A Musical Cruise

How did an alechemist's pact, a fallen maiden and a whiff of brimstone fire up so many composers? We explore how the Faust legend has inspired so much extraordinary music.

Reviews 

Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including Bavouzet's breezy Haydn concertos; from the shadows of Du Pré, Li-Wei Qin finds something original to say in Elgar's Concerto; first-rate American performances from Del Sol Quartet of some very Australian music; a performance of Handel's Jeptha that really will waft you through the skies; an authentic Well-Tempered Clavier harks back to an ancient, shady world of tuning; and superstar Bartoli unlocks some Russian treasures while Russian rising stars do Sergei's songs proud.

The Limelight Classical Chart

Exclusive to Limelight, this chart ranks the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to monthly sales figures drawn from Australia's leading classical specialist stores. Unlike other charts, Limelight's specially assembled list admits only pure classical releases.