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Thursday March 1, 2012

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  EDITOR'S NOTE

Oscar fever may have died down, but everyone's still talking about the surprise hit The Artist, which picked up five awards with hardly a word of dialogue. Even though it took out Best Picture, its greatest triumph is arguably in the category of Best Original Score. Limelight caught up with French composer Ludovic Bource about the challenges and risks involved in writing music for a silent film, letting the characters speak through lush orchestral atmosphere, and penning a "love letter" to the classic film scores of Hollywood's golden age. We also find out why one siren of the silver screen compared the music of The Artist to "rape".

In other film-related news, Li Cunxin, the inspiring subject of Bruce Beresford's biopic Mao's Last Dancer and author of the best-selling book of the same name, has been lured out of retirement from the world of dance to become Queensland Ballet's new artistic director.

Meanwhile, Finland's "extreme" accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen tells us how he likes to dive into ice-holes, wear skirts on stage, and cover up the sound of flatulence with his squeeze-box… Though he won't be doing all that during his Australian tour!

This week, we couldn't stop whistling Pachelbel's Canon in the Limelight office, so we've put together a list of The Top 10 One-Hit Wonders in Classical Music to give us a few more tunes to choose from. Whistle away!

Francis Merson
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  EVENTS

Mar
03

Tafelmusik - The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Mar 3 - 6, 2012

If you've ever wanted to know what the universe sounds like, here is your chance.

 
Mar
04

Love In Venice: The Song Company

Mar 4 - 14, 2012

A hilarious comedy set in the waters of Venice which tells the story of an unlikely encounter — complemented by nine mind blowing madrigals. ...

 
Mar
09

Bernstein Mass: Adelaide Festival

Mar 9 - 10, 2012

The spectacle of Mass is underpinned by a profound statement of human faith that is explosive, cathartic and ultimately uplifting.


Classic FM Highlights

In Performance

Friday Mar 02 7:30PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2012 Season Opener with Richard Tognetti

 

In Performance

Saturday Mar 03 7:30PM

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2012 Season Opener

View the ABC Classic FM Listings here

  ARTICLES

The Top 10 One-Hit Wonders in classical music

The Top 10 One-Hit Wonders in classical music

Know the tune, but can't think who composed it? Meet 10 members of classical music's one-hit club.

 
The Artist wins Oscar for Best Film Score

The Artist wins Oscar for Best Film Score

Silent film finds its voice in the modern age. Plus, see the complete list of Academy Award winners.

 
Awesome foursome: Hilliard Ensemble meets the ACO

Awesome foursome: Hilliard Ensemble meets the ACO

These intrepid early music singers compare their sound to a string quartet's - a match made in heaven for the ACO.

 
Playing accordion a risky business: Kimmo Pohjonen

Playing accordion a risky business: Kimmo Pohjonen

Sparks fly when Finland's "extreme" accordionist steps onstage with his squeeze-box.

  REVIEWS

A Separation (Leila Hatami, Asghar Farhadi)

A Separation (Leila Hatami, Asghar Farhadi)

Universal themes: the pain of divorce transcends boundaries.

 
LOS PARAJOS PERDIDOS (L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar)

LOS PARAJOS PERDIDOS (L'Arpeggiata/Christina Pluhar)

Pluhar goes troppo! L'Arpeggiata's South American holiday.

 
ARCADIA LOST: Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Flos Campi;  On Wenlock Edge;  Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem  Michael Dauth v; Roger Benedict va; Steve Davislim t; Benjamin Martin p; Hamer Quartet;

ARCADIA LOST: Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Flos Campi; On Wenlock Edge; Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem Michael Dauth v; Roger Benedict va; Steve Davislim t; Benjamin Martin p; Hamer Quartet;

Four British rhapsodies for lost worlds.

 
BERLIOZ: Grande Messe des Morts (Gabrieli Consort and Players; Wrocław PO and Choir/McCreesh)

BERLIOZ: Grande Messe des Morts (Gabrieli Consort and Players; Wrocław PO and Choir/McCreesh)

Big-time Berlioz: an audiophile Grande Messe for the ages.

 

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