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Cover Story: Mission Bartoli
What the devil is Cecilia Bartoli doing in a monk's cassock? The mezzo tells Limelight all about her latest project: a mission to swing the spotlight onto a little-known Italian composer named Agostino Steffani.
What do Australia's arts companies have in store for 2013? Turn to page 38 for our indispensable guide to the best music, theatre and dance over the coming year. Who will win our Best Season 2013?
John Cage in Manhattan
Composer John Cage was far more inspired by the sounds of his beloved New York streets than by Mozart et al. How did his love for noise spark a revolution in music?
Composer of the Month: Gesualdo
Carlo Gesualdo has a bad rep as a husband, but for now let's focus on his amazing music.
Interview: Klaus Heymann
The Naxos founder built an empire on cheap CDs. This year the label celebrates its 25th anniversary, but is his model still sustainable in the download age?
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Musical Journey: Glyndebourne
We pack our picnic basket to discover what's so special about this opera house in the Sussex countryside.
A whopping 32 pages of classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including superb new piano discs from Stephen Hough and Nelson Freire, revelatory Tchaikovsky from Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra, Paul McCreesh's epic vision of Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Emma Matthews in Opera Australia's La Traviata on DVD.
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 – it's not diluted with crossover.
• Backstage: Australian conductor Jennifer Condon on recording Peggy Glanville-Hicks' lost opera
• Guest Column: British violinist Anthony Marwood
• Musical Briefing: Is the age of classical concertgoers increasing?
The only magazine to feature highlights and recommendations for ABC Classic FM, Radio National and ABC TV.