The fugue has long obsessed composers and musicians, who have found in it pinnacles of intellectual and spiritual expression. Canberra International Music Festival's Artistic Director unravels the mysteries of the complex form, with which Johann Sebastian Bach praised God and King.
The composer's new multi-choral work for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs is his largest yet. He explains how Bach's Magnificat and the 'bullet time' technique from The Matrix inspired his music.
Hong Kong sees a suitably splendid end of the operatic world.
Vasily Petrenko kills two Russian birds with one Liverpudlian CD.
Review: The Classic André Previn: Complete RCA & Columbia Collection (Various Orchestras & Soloists/André Previn)
Sony’s Previn birthday box becomes a fitting memorial.
Saint-Saëns with American muscle and Gallic lyricism.
A Fledermaus caught on the wing offers many live pleasures.
Husband and wife summon up the necessary Puccinian passion.
From Russia with despair: Isserlis and Mustonen’s passions run the Soviet gamut.
MSO brings life and vigour to Verdi's mass for the dead.
Whether you’re recovering from open heart surgery, getting over an ex, or simply craving some ‘auditory cheesecake’, listening to music has a profound effect on your brain.
A new study by researchers at the University of Utah suggests it might not be long before doctors start prescribing Mozart with your medicine.
Ahead of his tour with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the US-based Australian pianist tells us about ditching medicine for music, fight-or-flight on stage, and why he went skydiving after the Rubinstein Competition finals.