Concert review: Beethoven's Fifth (Tasmanian SO)

Equal respect given to composers old and new, from a variety of genres and nations, in a remarkable orchestral performance.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra to tour China

Chief Conductor David Robertson will head a seven-city Chinese musical odyssey in June.

Concert review: Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Ji Won Kim in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto headlines orchestra's season opening concert.

Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (Isserlis, Levin)

Isserlis takes an exhaustive tour through Beethoven’s work for cello

Sitkovetsky Trio: The view from the Tweet Seats

Musica Viva's twitterati tell all on the Sitkovetsky Trio's Australian tour.

Concert review: Matheuz conducts Beethoven 5 (MSO)

Ray Chen wins hearts and minds with Shostakovich while Matheuz has a few idiosyncratic ideas on offer.

Beethoven: String Quartets arranged for String Orchestra (Camerata Nordica

If you're comfortable with the concept there's much to enjoy

Concert review: Jayson Gillham (Medici Concerts, Brisbane)

A program of warhorses that comes off thanks to a thoroughly thoroughbred performance.

Beethoven, Mozart: Piano concertos (Sudbin, Minnesota Orchestra/Vänskä)

Sudbin and Vänskä a fine match for Wolfgang and Ludwig

Bach, Beethoven, Brahms: Richard Tognetti (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Nice playing, if only we got to hear the full monty

Beethoven: The Piano Concertos (Buchbinder)

Serious pianistic talent alert: Beethoven master at work

Concert review: Absolutely Beethoven (Sydney Symphony Orchestra)

A cracking inaugural concert gives the Robertson era the look of a potential age of gold.

Music teacher admits writing music for Japan's Beethoven

Takashi Niigaki composed his music for 20 years and says Mamoru Samuragochi isn't even deaf.

Deaf composer admits hiring help to write his hits

Mamoru Samuragochi, dubbed the Japanese Beethoven, admits paying another composer.

How to star in your very own Beethoven symphony

World online orchestra offers its audiences the chance to put themselves in the musical spotlight.

Claudio Abbado has died

Eminent conductor and one of the leading lights of his generation passes at 80.

Classical Music Mythbusters

Classical music abounds with juicy anecdotes – but how many of them are actually true?

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Australian World Orchestra)

Australian musicians abroad make Beethoven's world their oyster.

Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas (Levit)

Bright young pianist opts for an early take on late Beethoven.

Beethoven: Sonatas, Concertos, The Diabelli Variations (Willems)

Rolls-Royce Beethoven with plenty of bells and whistles.

Australian String Quartet announces new line up

Two fresh faces join the Australian String Quartet ahead of its national tour.

Live review: Murray Perahia in Recital (Sydney Opera House)

Perahia makes his long-awaited Australian debut with grace, style and aplomb.

Murray Perahia: the marriage of expressivity and coherence

Ahead of his long awaited Australian debut, the American legend talks Bach, Beethoven and being a friend of Horrowitz,

Pope Francis's musical tastes revealed

A wide-ranging interview sheds light on the musical predilections of His Holiness.

Live review: Angela Hewitt plays Bach and Beethoven (Musica Viva)

An aristocrat of the piano turns Bachian teaser with part one of a two-part fugue-fest.

Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 2 (Belcea Quartet)

Voice of God comes down to earth but still rings out loud and clear.

Asher Fisch promises WASO a 2014 season to remember

Charismatic conductor of Wagner and the Romantics sets the bar high for his first year in Perth.

Beethoven: Pathétique, Moonlight & Appassionata Sonatas (Yundi)

A case of an old pianistic head on a young musician's body.

Live review: Elias String Quartet (Musica Viva)

From Haydn's rheumatics to Hindson's supernova, this young quartet is an object lesson in ensemble.

Jonathan Biss: Pianist, author and prospective online Beethoven guru

In Sydney for three concerts and a recital, we caught up with one smart, literate and very, very musical Beethoven scholar and pedagogue.

Bach: D-Minor Partita, Beethoven: Kreutzer sonata (Vengerov, Golan)

The injured virtuoso’s solo makes a comeback with two classical pillars.

Live review: Adelaide Festival Centre Gala (ASO, Volmer)

Adelaide Festival Theatre, June 1
Beethoven's epic ode to humanity recognises forty years of music making in Adelaide.

Exploring Beethoven's Ninth: on your iPad

Martin Cullingford asks whether a new app from DG and Touch Press offers an insight into the future?

Live review: Northern Lights (SSO, Adès)

Sydney SO/Thomas Adès, Pieter Wispelwey
SOH Concert Hall, May 1

Live review: Andrew Davis Gala (Melbourne Symphony & Bryn Terfel)

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, April 26.

Live review: Morgenstern Trio and Christopher Moore (Musica Viva)

City Recital Hall, Sydney, April 22.

Totally Terfel

On the eve of his Australian tour, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel chats intimately about Wagner, Verdi, viticulture and the NSW Golf Club.

Live Review: Musica Viva Festival (Beilman, Bezaly, Pacifica Quartet)

Benjamin Beilman dazzles in Brahms and Sharon Bezaly sparkles in Prokofiev while the Pacifica Quartet shine their light on Shostakovich.

Skin-deep classical music: tattoos of composers & singers

Classical music made flesh, from classically-trained Kat Von D's Beethoven portrait to Zombie Mozart.

Claudio Arrau: Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Schumann, Chopin and Brahms

Old-school pianism that doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (Bruggen)

In this outstanding Dutch cycle, Beethoven is the star.

Joyce Yang: A virtuoso pianist inspired by colour

Catching up with the youngest ever winner of the Van Cliburn Competition as she heads to Australia.

Amour: The Film Soundtrack (Alexandre Tharaud)

Dishy French pianist Alexandre Tharaud makes his acting debut in Amour.

March issue of Limelight: Beethoven - Beyond the Symphonies

The new issue reveals how Beethoven poured his most intense emotions into music for his favourite instrument – the piano.

Death of an Orchestra: Orchestra Romantique's swan song

Thoughts on the premature demise of an ensemble whose grand dreams were dashed against the rocks of financial reality.

Stop, Repair, Prepare... State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Pianists pop out of a Bechstein hidey-hole to play Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

"There's a hole in my piano... Oh, bother"

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy like you’ve never seen or heard it!

Valentina Lisitsa: Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Pixelated pianist no more; a YouTube star in the real world.

Lang Lang: Complete Recordings 2000-2009

Long live Lang Lang – Almost a decade of pianistic flair all boxed up.

Lost Beethoven hymn receives its world premiere today

1820 work discovered alongside original sketches for Missa Solemnis.
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