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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.
May 2015
Limelight May 2015

The May 2015 issue of Limelight hits the newsstands today, available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio.

Cover Feature: Beethoven's Big Bang



In 1808, Beethoven packed a Viennese audience into a freezing cold hall and subjected them to over four hours of 'new' music. Was he mad? Or was this the greatest conert ever? And how did it change the way we listen to music today?.


Following the Lieder

A profile of Ian Bostridge, the tenor, historian, author and lieder specialist about to regale Australian audiences with his talent for song.

The Escape Artists

On Musica Viva's 70th birthday, we look at how a handful of exiles from the Nazi terror became an Australian musical phenomenon.

Opera's Other Don


A look at Verdi's Don Carlos, the five-act French Grand Opera that, according to many, turned into the greatest Italian opera ever written.

The Iceman Cometh


In Jean Sibelius' 150th year we explore the life and work of the great Finnish composer through four key works and a visit to his homeland.

Reviews 

Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including new, attracitive works from Graeme Koehne offering plenty of reasons to be cheerful, 


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.