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Issue: April, 2011

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Since 2009, Vladimir Ashkenazy has been principal conductor of the Sydney Symphony, an orchestra which many feel has been reborn under his baton. But, unlike many intense relationships, the love affair between the Russian-born musician and his 96 players shows no signs of fizzling out.


Erdmann’s Maiden Voyage
German soprano Mojca Erdmann makes her Met debut this October, counts Daniel Barenboim amoing her fans and has just released her first disc for Deutsche Grammophon. So what’s she doing on a cruise ship in Sydney?

Waves of Sound
ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and renowned photographer Jon Frank are collaborating once more in an exhilarating celebration of sound and surf…introducing The Glide.

Loving Liszt
Liszt’s virtuosity, charisma and devastating good looks always counted against him. In his bicentenary year, we should look beyond the surface to understand the man and his music.


Over 85 reviews, including Mojca Erdmann’s first solo release, the Australian Art Orchestra, Lisa Batiashivili’s mesmerising Shostakovich concerto, Ray Chen plays Stravinsky and a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest on celluloid..

The world according to Pekka
Finnish musician Pekka Kuusisto thinks music should ignite revolution, not sound ‘nice’. He brings his dangerous ideas, and his fiddle, to the Musica Viva.

• In the Spotlight: Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits, Castlemaine State Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival and the Eggner Trio.
• Please welcome: Pianist Jacob Abela

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Lisztomania: an Aussie virtuoso tackles the complete piano music

On Liszt's 200th birthday, Leslie Howard proves the composer-pianist was no empty showman.
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