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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.
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.
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.