Many influences combined to make Grieg’s music so instantly memorable but, says Jessica Duchen, it took his immaculate sense of balance to make them all work together.
Love, torture and death are all vividly painted in Janáček’s rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba. Australian World Orchestra Artistic Director and Janáček specialist Alexander Briger tells us about the Czech composer’s Russian obsession and why his retelling of Gogol’s bloody tale is one of his greatest masterpieces.
The German violist talks about Bartók’s Viola Concerto, written in the final weeks of the composer’s life, inspired by the destruction of Hungary during WWII, and a fearsome challenge for musicians.
Daniel Rojas delivers a riveting re-imagination of Piazzolla’s tangos.
Violinist Vadim Gluzman and conductor Xian Zhang deliver high drama with the SSO.
The Australian Youth Orchestra's CEO and Concertmaster speaks to Limelight about the orchestra's upcoming international tour.
Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan's encore proves the highlight in this concert by the TSO.
WASO and Asher Fisch illuminate the Classical symphony.
A reflective Lang Lang marks his return to Australia with Mozart.
In the 2019-2020 seasons of 15 of the world’s top orchestras, only 3.6 percent of music was written by women, according to soprano Gabriella Di Laccio's DONNE, Women in Music project.
Nicholas Carter couldn’t be happier with the way the ASO has nurtured and developed his career. But as he tells Jo Litson, with a new position in Austria, and other exciting international offers in his calendar, it’s time to put down the baton as Adelaide’s Principal Conductor.
Collected symphonies, a Spanish “pianist’s pianist”, and another win for Respighi.
Diana Doherty shines in this program of early (and one not so early) concerti.