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Classical Music

Ten years after his award-winning Beethoven sonatas, Gerard Willems braves the composer’s pianistic Everest, the Diabelli Variations.
Reportedly the world’s best-selling classical artist, Italian opera star Cecilia Bartoli is set to tour Australia in 2011.
The Australian pianist/comedian talks to Limelight about his upcoming national tour.
Orchestra Victoria will be forced to shrink their core ensemble in 2011 in order to avoid bankruptcy.
Swiss tenor Hugues Cuénod has died at the extraordinarily advanced age of 108.
A professional Palestinian orchestra has performed in Israel for the first time in the history of the Jewish state – a landmark cultural event for residents of a region wracked by conflict for generations.
A Rossini overture, a Mozart piano concerto, then a Mahler Symphony after interval… Sounds like a typical night in just about any Australian concert hall. But how is it that the overture-concerto-symphony combo came to dominate concert programs? Tom Ford leafs through the history books to find out.
Interview with 21-year-old Australian violinist Ray Chen who, this week, plays the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony.
It’s January, and for Sydney that means festival time!
The Israeli mezzo-soprano speaks to Limelight about her upcoming stint as Carmen.