We gathered a panel of Limelight reviewers, ABC Classic FM producers and industry experts to choose the finest recordings of the 21st century so far. Listen to them here!
Classical music album covers can often be overlooked – but not these! In an attempt to stand out on the CD racks, labels sometimes stray far beyond the boundaries of good taste, or even reason. Here are what we consider to be the strangest CD covers of the 21st century so far.
The historic Decca label has been restructured, heralding a return to its UK roots and a confirmed commitment to classical music.
London-based music company EMI has been taken over by American financial services company Citigroup.
American composer and pioneer of electronic music passes away at the age of 94.
British film composer John Barry has died at the age of 77.
The Welsh soprano Dame Margaret Price, specialist in Mozart and Richard Strauss, has died aged 69.
According to research published in Medical Humanities, it is likely that Frédéric Chopin suffered from epilepsy.
Two-year release schedule to begin with Flying Dutchman.
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious conservatories, has been added to the NSW heritage register.
Four CD sets and four DVDs of Met productions to be released in February.
Local and international stars of Opera Australia’s current season will take to the stage on February 6 to raise funds for Queensland flood victims.
Bradley Kunda and Matt Withers from Brew Guitar Duo on their stunning new album of Australian guitar music Landscape.