Bax: Symphony in F (BBC Scottish National Orchestra, Yates)

In need of a trim, but Yates comes up with more than just faux-Bax

Mozart: 45 Symphonies (Danish National Chamber Orchestra/Fischer)

Period literalism risks throwing baby out with the bathwater

Australia's lost symphonic treasures revealed

New book finds that Federation to 1960 was a veritable age of gold for the Aussie symphony.

Muti and Chicago: tutti till 2020

Riccardo Muti to stay on with Chicago Symphony Orchestra through to 2020

Concert review: Philip Glass's Visitors (Sydney Festival)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra accompany Godfrey Reggio's reflective follow-up to his Qatsi Trilogy.

Mahler: Symphony No 8 (Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Choir)

The Universe begins to ring and resound... eventually.

Mendelssohn: Symphony Nos 3 and 4 (Orchestra of the 18th Century)

Rain, mist and sunny breaks in Brüggen's Mendelssohn.

Sculthorpe, Edwards, Koehne, Westlake: The Magic Island (TSO)

An Australian isle full of noises, sounds and sweet airs indeed.

Live review: Britten, Brahms & Haydn (Vilde Frang, SSO)

Vilde Frang conquers Britten's concerto while James Gaffigan showcases the SSO for young and old alike.

Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (LSO)

Gergiev revels in Szymanowski’s headiest mature masterpieces.

Live review: Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the SSO

Thibaudet plays Gershwin like a bat out of hell in a program that's not so much jazz as Russian retro.

Stravinsky: Piano Concerto, Capriccio, Concerto in D (BBC SSO)

Stravinsky's pianistic flights get an orchestral workout.

Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Australian World Orchestra)

Australian musicians abroad make Beethoven's world their oyster.

Asher Fisch: Breaking the Wagner ban in Israel

How the Principal Conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra hopes to perform 'forbidden' Wagner operas.

Chilling audio reveals audience's reaction to Kennedy's assassination

Historical recording found of Erich Leinsdorf's announcement of the death of a President.

Live review: Pinchas Zuckerman, Ashkenazy and the SSO

Ashkenazy relives his former Mahlerian glories while Sydney is treated to a class act on the fiddle.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 (Royal Concertgebouw)

Dutch Shostakovich weighed down by lead in its boots.

McLean, Schumann, Shostakovich: Fantasy and Farewell (LSO)

Local viola boy makes good in an imaginative program.

Live review: The Darwin Symphony at Uluru

Emma Matthews and James Egglestone help the DSO sparkle in front of Ayers Rock.

Goldmark: Symphones No 1 & 2 (Singapore Symphony)

Asian ensemble gets them dancing at a very German rustic wedding.

Żeleński, Zarzycki: Piano Concertos (Plowright)

Plowright brings two more Poles in from the cold.

Lutosławski: Symphony No 1, Dance Preludes (BBCSO)

Lutosławski lightens up at the end of Gardner’s masterful traversal.

Berlioz: Grandes Messe des Morts (LSO)

A magnificent valediction from the master Berlioz conductor.

Widor: Organ Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (Nolan)

Perth's Joseph Nolan reaps Widor's wild oats in style.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 (LPO)

Rozhdestvensky guides the LPO over a dark, frozen landscape.

A bold new artistic adventure for Adelaide Symphony in 2014

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra announces its 2014 season, unveiling a program of diverse repertoire and international soloists.

Wagner's Ring explained (in two-and-a-half minutes)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra's potted Ring cycle is essential viewing for newbies and veterans alike.

Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (BBC Scottish Symphony)

Lean and hungry Bruckner – but easy on the gravitas.

Live Review: Nigel Westlake & Lior (SSO)

A middle-eastern celebration bounds to life in this cross-cultural collaboration between composer and songwriter.

Szymanowski: Concert Overture, Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 (Lortie, BBCSO)

Polish composer gets appropriately polished English performances.

My music: John Gaden

On sleeping out all night for SSO tickets and what hearing the Eroica on period instruments taught me about acting.

Melbourne Symphony lowers ticket prices for 2014 Season

MSO announces 2014 season, cheaper adult tickets, and a new artistic adventure.

Live Review: Adams conducts Adams (SSO)

American composer-conductor John Adams leads the SSO in a concert of virtuosity, euphoria and good old fashioned fun.

Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Burešova, Juhás)

No real "folk" used in the making of this "folk opera".

Raff: Symphony No 2, Shakespeare Preludes (Suisse Romande Orchestra)

Järvi revives a delightful, if derivative, Romantic.

David Robertson: Putting the 'O' back in SSO

New Chief Conductor's inaugural season goes back to basis with Beethoven, Brahms and a handful of big guns.

Live review: Wagner Madness (Sydney Symphony, Nicholas Carter)

Simone Young’s Hamburg assistant goes nuts for Wagner

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 1-4, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Lisitsa)

Run-of-the-mill Rachmaninov from a self-invented superstar.

Weber: Der Freischütz (LSO)

Sir Colin’s last recording makes a spooky old-school testament.

Live review: The Flying Dutchman (Sydney Symphony)

David Robertson and a world-class crew bring the Dutchman triumphantly into port.

Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 (Mariinsky Orchestra)

Gergiev’s siege mentality flexes some orchestral muscle.

Jamie Barton named ‘Singer of the World’

The BBC’s prestigious competition has crowned a new champion.

Dame Edna with the Sydney Symphony (SOH)

Dame Edna getting ready for her show at the Sydney Opera House accompanied by members of the Sydney Symphony.

Obscure brass instrument gets its second wind

Australian ophicleide virtuoso Nick Byrne inspires US composer William Perry’s newest major concerto.

Live review: Dame Edna with the Sydney Symphony (SOH)

Age cannot wither this old possum in an evening of razor sharp wit plus some classical music on the side.

Elgar: Symphony No 2, Sospiri, Elegy (Oramo)

Fine, well-recorded British fare from Scandinavian forces.

Grainger: Works for large chorus (MSO, Davis)

Grainger’s hometown band whips up a treat with his most colourful music.

Chicago Symphony's principal horn retires

The legendary Dale Clevenger steps down after 47 years at the top of his game.

Mahler: Symphony No 1 (Alsop)

Marin’s Mahler a fine offering amid a steady stream of releases.

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.
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