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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.
January 2015

Cover Feature: Recording of the Year

Who has won the coveted Limelight award for 2014? Plus the essential discs of thepast year as recommended byour critics.

Four Seasons in One Day

Vivaldi's masterwork can sometimes feel done to death. So how are today's top musicians revitalising it for the world in 2015.

Making Waves

How did a Japanese woodprint, a slighted woman with a revolver and a hotel in Eastbourne change the course of music? Dip a toe in Debussy's La Mer.

Being Roger Woodward

Here's your chance to read an exclusive extract from the long-awaited memoir of the legendary pianist.


Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including The Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars serve up a St John to remember; Naxos complete their Liverpool Shostakovich cycle in style with Vasily Petrenko; Queyras and Melnikov shine in early and late Beethoven; a performance of Handel's Jeptha that really will waft you through the skies; Seattle's environmental Ring Cycle with Asher Fisch gets a recording for posterity; and the Australian Ballet's La Bayadère is reviewed.

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.