Slovenian conductor Marko Letonja will take over as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in January 2012.
The prize-winning Austrian pianist is set to release a Chopin recital in April.
There is more to opera than La traviata and Turandot. In fact, some works of genius have escaped the attention of mainstream listeners. Sarah Noble lists opera’s hidden treasures.
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.