Turns out cooking a really good French meal is akin to performing classical music; you can’t fake either of them.
Vote for your favourite three in our inaugural Australian and International Artists of the Year Awards.
Two young quartets tackle a pair of opposing works from Haydn and Shostakovich.
Here are our shortlists of the 25 albums of 2015 rated most highly by our critics. But which will come out on top?
Rush, Russell Beale, Salminen & Skovhus: four Lears on tackling Shakespeare’s tortured monarch.
★★★★½ A very French finish to Musica Viva’s 70th-birthday year.
We ask Ensemble Offspring’s co-AD about past bizarre experiences and what we should expect in the future.
★★★★☆ Virtuosic and versatile, an evening showing off the neglected riches of the recorder and the harp.
The eminent violinist cut his first disc in the USSR aged ten, but now he believes the labels are letting artists down.
With LP nostalgia now playing a major role in classical music purchases, we open our ears to a blast from the past.
★★★★★ British quartet displays all the characters of a fine vintage wine.
Ahead of their Melbourne Festival performances, The London Haydn Quartet’s Michael Gurevich shares his Haydn obsession.
★★★★½ A highly varied programme showcases the Omega Ensemble’s versatility and musicianship.