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The Cover: Eric Whitacre – The King of Choral Cool
Eric Whitacre's imaginative works and inspired use of YouTube have attracted thousands of new listeners to choral music. We find out why singers, listeners and critics are hooked.
Mozart's Requiem: Unmasking the Mystery
The story of the Requiem has been made legend by the film Amadeus. But how did it really come about? And was Salieri actually involved at all?
Performance anxiety and stage fright can be a nightmare for musicians. And many are relying on medication to control their symptoms.
Conquering the piano world in a very short skirt: how the Chinese virtuoso has morphed from meek child star to extravagant piano diva.
Music & Dreams
Composers from Schumann to Stravinsky have been visited by the muse in their sleeping hours.
Opera on Sydney Harbour
Photo special: Opera Australia's La Traviata will be one of 2012's most talked about events.
Limelight discovers that this fun-loving trio take their music very seriously.
Interview: Alan John
After 30 years working in theatre, Alan John has become Australia's most prolific composer for the stage.
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Summer Festivals 2012
Your guide to the very best music festivals across Europe and North America. Start dreaming... Or start packing!
Looking to the Future
What trends are emerging in the exciting sphere of new music?
Musical Journeys: Salzburg
A pilgrimage to the composer's Austrian birthplace should be on the travel wish-list of any lover of Mozart (or, ahem, The Sound of Music).
Over 85 classical, jazz, world and film reviews, including Natalie Dessay's centenary tribute to Debussy, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's scintillating Rachmaninov, Opera Australia's La Bohème, and Lang Lang's Liszt.
• Diary: Kristian Winther overcomes first-night jitters and giant insects on his first tour as part of the Australian String Quartet.
• On the road: Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, composer in residence at the Canberra International Music Festival.
• In the Spotlight: Victorian Opera premiere the controversial new opera Midnight Son, based on a true story; The Australian Ballet revives John Cranko's Onegin; The International Music Festival takes over our capital, and the Aurora Festival lights up Western Sydney.
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