August 15, 2019
features

The Thrill of the Hunt

Stanton Welch’s new version of Sylvia puts a welcome spotlight on composer Léo Delibes. As The Australian Ballet prepares to perform it for the first time, we explore the history of the work and its score.

August 15, 2019
features

A Fourth to be Reckoned With

With Stalin bearing down on him, Shostakovich withdrew his monumental Fourth Symphony at the very last minute, consigning it to a drawer for the next 25 years. Mark Wigglesworth tells us why the score was so dangerous, and how the composer’s music changed forever.

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