Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Contrabassoon Jackie Newcomb talks about the myriad challenges and delights of the imposing instrument, which she describes as a character instrument.
Discover our readers' and critics' favourite artists of 2019, learn about Beethoven's final tempestuous year, and celebrate Musica Viva as it turns 75.
Sam Weller and his Ensemble Apex musicians sure know how to put on a show.
The 27-year-old composer has taken out the US $30,000 award for her piece DOUBLE FACE, which panellist Carl Vine described as “redolent with intriguing musical gestures and textures.”
The German violinist on the rewards of an unusual pairing for his latest release, which is Limelight's Recording of the Month in December.
Tetzlaff’s coupling proves endlessly illuminating.
David Robertson bids a fond farewell to the SSO with gifts from home.
The Northern Territory orchestra’s program spans Shostakovich to ABBA, as well as collaborations with Galpu songman Guwanbal Gurruwiwi and the dancers of NT Dance Company.
Berlin's new broom sweeps all before him.
The orchestra has jumped to the top of Ian Whitney’s annual analysis of Australian music advertised in the season brochures of the Major Performing Arts funded orchestras.
To mark his father’s final season with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ed Frazier Davis is channelling Hildegard of Bingen.
Behzod Abduraimov gives a thrilling, powerhouse performance of a Russian warhorse.
The popular Australian Chamber Orchestra cellist tells us about his double bass envy, his love of cooking, and his most awkward moment on stage.