Charles Burney dismissed them as vile, but William Lawes’ Royal extravagances are most definitely viol.
The critics have spoken and the results are in. Here are Limelight’s five top recordings of 2015.
★★★★★ Vengerov justifies the hype that sees him placed as the finest before the public today.
★★★★★ ACO plays host as Swiss band makes most impressive debut.
★★★★★ Thoughtfully conceived programme exquisitely performed.
The Russian violinist is one of classical music’s megastars but this is one celebrity who hasn’t let fame go to his head.
★★★★½ Festivalgoers are in for quite a treat if its prelude is anything to go by.
An exclusive behind the scenes look at Australia’s first ever TV ‘Soap’ Opera, The Divorce.
It’s the time of year when many of us in the media enjoy letting our heads swivel back and forth, Janus-like, over the old year and the new.
★★★★½ Plenty of highpoints as AWO heads south for chamber festival.
★★½☆☆ High calibre but workmanlike playing makes for a threadbare experience.
Inspirational thinkers like Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, and even Professor Stephen Hawking, get the Twist treatment.
Newly appointed artistic director of the Four Winds Festival, Paul Dean, shares his key curatorial ingredients.