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Conductor, educator and Limelight guest editor Richard Gill chooses his favourite pieces of music for the 12 days of Christmas.
We take a look at the rulers who have brought a little bit of musical talent into the palace – from Henry VIII to Ivan the Terrible.
Our exclusive pre-Christmas guide to the smartest and savviest presents for the fellow music lovers in your life.
Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir's operatic take of The Vanishing Bridegroom; Sir Andrew Davis puts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through its paces with some Richard Struass; Saxophonist Nick Russoniello and friends make waves with an appealling debut disc; Igor Levit has something fresh to say with his new survey of Bach's famous Partitas; Sydney's Song Company trawls the musical courts of the Renaissance in their new album; and Joyce DiDonato takes a bel canto break in Italy with her new album Stella di Napoli.
Exclusive to Limelight, this chart ranks the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to monthly sales figures drawn from Australia's leading classical specialist stores. Unlike other charts, Limelight's specially assembled list admits only pure classical releases.