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They burned brightly, argued passionately and died mad, disillusioned or worse. But who were the Romantics? Beethoven was their God, but did they have a revolutionary plan? And what is it about their music that makes it more popular than ever today?
Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen's anything goes approach to Bach's B Minor Mass; Chailly's startling Mahler interpretation breathes new life into an open and shut case; first-rate American performances from Del Sol Quartet of some very Australian music; Maurizio Pollini completes a Beethoven cycle that's been 40 years in the making; Grétry's livelyEgyptian romp offers listeners an exotic night at the Classical opera; and Roger Woodward presents much more than a dot-to-dot musical (auto)biography.
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.