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April 2014

Purchase your copy now – only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here Cover Feature Miloš Karadaglić has conquered hearts, charts and halls with his Australian-made instrument, but he’s more than just a poster boy for the guitar. Melissa ...

March 2014

Purchase your copy now – only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here Cover Feature Emma Matthews has had a string of triumphs singing the great operas of the bel canto tradition but  she has recently made the switch to Mozart with a new CD recorded ...

February 2014

Purchase your copy now – only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here Cover Feature Nearly 25 years after his passing, Vladimir Horowitz is acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists the world has ever seen. His success came at a heavy price however, ...

Jan 2014

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Cover Feature: Recording of the Year 2013 Despite the usual doom and gloom about the future of the compact disc, as far as quality goes, 2013 turns out to have been a bumper year for the recording industry. Our reviewers have been ...

December 2013

Cover Feature: Richard Tognetti on Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Guest editor Richard Tognetti has his doubts about Christmas, but that won’t stop him from revelling in the genius of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – a work that has often played second ...

Nov 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Cover Feature: Wagner: Lord of the Ring Wagner’s Ring Cycle is not only a staggering work of imagination, it also charts the extraordinary life of its composer. An undertaking that grew out of a ...

October 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Cover Feature: Jacqueline du Pré - Inside the Triumph and Tragedy The Trouble with Jackie takes an indepth look at the brilliant but complex genius whose shyness and vulnerability often left ...

September 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Cover Feature: Ten Maestros on Ten Masterworks They may conduct countless works each season, but what music is closest to the heart of today's top conductors? We asked ten of the very best to ...

August 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Cover Feature: Deconstructing the Genius of Bach To deconstruct the genius of Bach, to fathom how the cold math of line plotted against line, note riding against note, voices knitted into voices, can ...

July 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Cover Feature: Maria Callas – The Ultimate Diva Maria Callas's status as cultural icon endures 90 years after her birth. But how was the legend of La Divina born? The artist and woman ...

June 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Best of British: Your Essential Guide to a Glorious Musical Tradition The Land Without Music. The German critic Oskar Schmitz voiced a commonly-held view of Britain when he published a treatise with ...

May 2013

Purchase your copy now - only $8.50 including postage Purchase your digital copy here. Stravinsky's Rite of Spring turns 100 The new issue reveals how Stravinsky’s controversial, yet hugely influential, masterpiece changed the world. ALSO IN THE MAGAZINE 38 Days of ...

April 2013

  • The first ever ranking of Australia's major orchestras in a blind-listening test: results revealed!
  • Bryn Terfel bears all in Milan: an exclusive interview.
  • Sayonara Tokyo String Quartet: farewell to four legends.

March 2013

  • 32 Visions of Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Britten in Moscow: his interpreter remembers.
  • The many incarnations of Carmen: from Broadway to ballet to hip-hop.

February 2013

  • The Young Joan Sutherland: from secretary to superstar.
  • Schubert's Last Year: a time of miracles and wonders
  • Scheherazade: the story behind Rimsky-Korsakov's fragrant oriental fantasy

January 2013

  • The 100 classical masterworks you can't live without, and their definitive recordings.
  • Lang Lang opens up about his idol Chopin
  • Winners of the 2012 Limelight Awards revealed!

November 2012

  • The annual Season Preview: we reveal the exciting tours and concerts coming to Australia next year.
  • Mezzo superstar Cecilia Bartoli discovers a forgotten genius
  • John Cage in the Big Apple
  • Opera singer Antoinette Halloran cracks down on crossover

October, 2012

Purchase your digital edition here.   Cover Story: 20 Piano Recordings That Shook the World Limelight's critics choose the discs every self-respecting pianophile simply must own.   ...

September, 2012

  • The world's hottest conductor on how classical music can change the world
  • Hamer Hall reborn: after its $135.8 million facelift, could Melbourne's new hall be the country's best?
  • Cracking the Elgar enigma
  • "How I won SIPCA 2012": Avan Yu's piano competition diary

August, 2012

  • The late, legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in one of his last interviews
  • Simone Young guides us through the world of Wagner
  • How Monteverdi invented opera
  • Sixteen opera superstars pick their own finest recordings
 
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