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COVER STORY: 2010 LIMELIGHT AWARDS
What a year! The ACO has cemented its position as Australia's most popular orchestra; concertgoers have been dazzled by some top-notch touring musicians; a local band has brought the fun back to Baroque; and a 100% Australian opera has conquered the world... Limelight is proud to present the winners of the 2010 Awards, as voted the readers.
Interview: Ray Chen
Australia’s violin wunderkind talks about his new album Virtuoso and life as an international soloist.
The Giacomo Variations
Casanova, Mozart and actor John Malkovich are the key figures in one of the Sydney Festival’s highlights.
Our Met Season
Messiah is not only Handel’s most famous work, it’s also one of his kookiest. ABC Classic FM’s Graham Abbott explores the genesis and history of this evergreen oratorio.
ALSO IN THE MAGAZINE
Over 85 reviews, including an extraordinary box set devoted to James Levine’s 40 years at the Met, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte re-invented and a live recording of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas Volume 1 by Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien.
Iconic conductor and composer Pierre Boulez is now 85 years of age, but shows no sign of mellowing.
• In the Spotlight: Sydney Festival, The Boy from Oz, Sting on tour and the Mona Foma festival in Sydney.
• Please welcome: Soprano Rachel Bate
The only magazine to feature highlights and recommendations for ABC Classic FM, Radio National and ABC TV.