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The 10 Greatest Pianists
Who are the piano legends who have inspired the pianists of today? We asked more than 100 masters of the instrument to cast their vote...
James Rhodes: Sex, drugs and Rachmaninov
Is this hip, unconventional young British pianist the ambassador classical music has been waiting for?
Inside the Vienna Phil
Times really are a-changin' at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - now they even accept women! Maestro Christoph Eschenbach is certain the new line-up will wow Australia this month.
Interview: Angela Hewitt
The Canadian pianist shares her wisdom on playing Bach, a hectic schedule and connecting with her fans.
Piano Competitions: For & Against
Do piano competitions help young performers share their talent with the world? Or do contests destroy musical expression and creativity? A piano expert in each camp argues the case.
Brave New World
Preparing to conduct Dvorák's Ninth Symphony with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has been a real voyage of discovery for Mark Wigglesworth.
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Travel: Santa Fe
Opera lovers: if the stunning oasis of Santa Fe, New Mexico isn't on your musical travel wishlist, it should be. Limelight opera critic Sarah Noble experiences the sights and sounds of the United States' breathtaking open-air opera festival in the middle of the desert.
Over 85 classical, jazz, world and film reviews, including Stephen Hough's sparkling Chopin Waltzes, the verdict on James Rhodes' Bullets & Lullabies piano double-album, soprano Greta Bradman's sensational crossover album Grace, and Woody Allen's francophile caper Midnight in Paris.
• In the Spotlight: Emma Matthews reprises her award-winning role in Richard Mills's The Love of the Nightingale for Opera Australia, Peter Sculthorpe celebrates the art of Fred Williams at the National Gallery of Australia, the Port Fairy Spring Festival and the Melbourne Festival get underway.
• Please welcome: Saxophonist Nicholas Russoniello, winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Award.
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