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September 2016

32 The Great Agitator
Richard Gill has founded more ensembles and led more arts organisations than most of us have had hot dinners. In an exclusive 75th-birthday interview, Australia’s tireless educator and its most passionate lobbyist for the musical causes in which he believes, talks to Limelight about his life and explains why he believes his work is far from done.

38 Ralph Vaughan Williams
An in-depth examination of the man whose unique talent and questing soul transformed the 20th-century British symphonic tradition.

44 Australia’s Boy Wonder
As he releases his first ABC Classics solo recital, we profile Jayson Gillham, the Brisbane-born pianist who’s making waves at home and abroad.

50 In Melba’s footsteps
The great Dame wasn’t the only Aussie operatic pioneer to set sail for European fame and fortune. We take a look at those who followed.

56 Dancing With His Demons
A profile of Vaslav Nijinsky, the Russian dancer who battled schizophrenia and alcoholism, yet changed the face of 20th-century ballet.


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Wondering what to listen to this month? Well wonder no more – Limelight's got your back (and ears) with this specially curated Spotify playlist: a selection of twelve tracks reviewed in this issue.

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