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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.
December 2015

The December 2015 issue of Limelight is available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio.

The Divorce
It's a new format meant to invigorate an old art form. Limelight was invited to take an exclusive look behind the scenes, so join us as we meet the writer, composer and stars of Australia's first ever TV 'Soap' Opera.


Arvo Pärt at 80
As he celebrates his birthday, we celebrate the life of the Estonian composer whose music has had an extraordinary impact on so many.


Christmas Gift Guide
Desperately seeking Festive Season ideas for the arts lover in your life? Here are plenty of suggestions for Xmas gifts both great and small.


Maxim Vengerov
Arguably the most fêted violinist of his generation, the remarkable Maxim Vengerov talks to Limelight ahead of his upcoming tour.

Tales from the Symphony
Every orchestra has its stories, long short and tall. Six tale tellers from our leading bands share some rippers from their dim and distant pasts.

Menahem Pressler
The Beaux Arts Trio pianist turns 92 this December and is still playing. In the first of a two-part interview he tells Clive Paget tales of Fauré, Ravel, Nazi Germany and feeling the hand of God.

Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including San Francisco Symphony's new John Adams disc which raises a pair of smiles for the price of one; Nelsons' first-hand Soviet experience pays off in spades when it comes to Shostakovich; the Beaux Arts boys get sixty celebratory discs for sixty fabulous years of trios; mussorgsky's show-and-tell gallery gets the human touch from Simon Tedeschi; there's nothing rotten in Markus Stenz's Danish-tinged state of Gurre-Lieder; and Pappano's Pharonic baton leads a top-notch ensemble to drink at a VVerdian operatic oasis..

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.