Legendary sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died aged 92

He brought Indian classical music to the world, collaborating with Yehudi Menuhin and The Beatles.

Milos strums up a storm exclusively for Limelight

The guitar sensation filmed a special performance & message ahead of his tour.

Anthony Marwood & Aleksandar Mazdar: musical soul mates

The virtuosos reveal the recipe to their 20-year chemistry, and details of their latest collaboration.

The Top Twelve Trills in Classical Piano

Stunning videos of the most epic, thrilling trills in piano music from Beethoven to Debussy.

Liszt: My Piano Hero (Lang Lang, Vienna Phil/Gergiev)

Liszt not to be missed: Lang Lang more than lives up to the hype.

RUSSIAN FANTASY (Vladimir & Vovka Ashkenazy)

It’s a family affair: Ashkenazy and son are a fine duo.

GRIEG, LISZT: Piano Concertos (Stephen Hough, Bergen PO/Litton)

Hough shows how: there’s life in the old warhorses yet.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Sydney Symphony

The SSO and Ashkenazy rehearse the Beethoven Violin Concerto with virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter for the first time.

On the road with Stephen Kovacevich

The American pianist on rage, bizarreness and "good cop/bad cop" in Beethoven.

Homage To Paderewski (piano: Jonathan Plowright)

An eclectic compendium of virtuoso pieces written as tributes to the great Polish pianist Paderewski.

Stephen Hough signs a Steinway in Sydney

Friday, October 21, 2011: a quaint moment in Steinway history as Stephen Hough signed and fingerprinted a key of one of the pianos at the Theme and Variations studio in Willoughby. The British virtuoso was in Australia finishing up his Musica Viva national tour, and joins Lang Lang and other illustrious musicians in Sydney's very own Steinway fingerprint bank!

Lisztomania: an Aussie virtuoso tackles the complete piano music

On Liszt's 200th birthday, Leslie Howard proves the composer-pianist was no empty showman.

CHOPIN: Complete Waltzes (piano: Stephen Hough)

The British virtuoso breezes through these pieces with his characteristic charm.

Bullets and Lullabies (piano: James Rhodes)

Manic masterpieces: an eclectic piano recital for the masses.

Paganini's Daemon: the devil's in the musical detail

Music filmmaker Christopher Nupen was "haunted" by Paganini as he delved into the life of classical music's first rock god.

Sergei Rachmaninov voted greatest pianist of all time

A panel of more than 100 of today’s leading concert pianists chooses the Russian virtuoso.

VIRTUOSO: Music by Tartini, JS Bach, Wieniawski, Franck (violin: Ray Chen; piano: Noreen Polera)

A fine debut from Australian-Chinese violinist Ray Chen.

S'IL VOUS PLAIT: Music for Accordion (Mie Miki)

Even accordion-ophobes will not be able to resist the virtuosity, diversity and charm of these arrangements for the instrument.

Pianomania (featuring Lang Lang, Pierre Laurent-Aimard)

Musical obsessive Stefan Knupfer is a virtuoso among piano tuners.

THE VIRTUOSO CLARINET (clarinet: Michael Collins; piano: Piers Lane)

Virtuosic victory: Collins and Lane are a delight in this recital.
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