It didn’t take much to persuade legendary pianist Emanuel Ax to come and play Mozart with the SSO. But the fact that his preparatory period would coincide with the Australian Open didn’t hurt.
A fine string quartet stretches to 70 CDs while Furtwängler makes a vinyl comeback and Kats-Chernin celebrates her 60th.
Australian compositions may not immediately spring to mind when you consider the great 20th-century symphonies but, argues Rhoderick McNeill, there is a significant body of work worth celebrating.
Heated arguments and a case of musical rivalry lurk behind the four composers featured on the star violinist’s latest recording project.
Philippe Sands, author of East West Street, talks about turning his book on crimes against humanity into a performance that explores the solace music provides.
Limelight caught up with John Adams and Peter Sellars to find out what an opera set in the Californian Gold Rush has to say about Donald Trump’s America.
A close friend of Piers Lane, the British pianist admits he will be a hard act to follow. We talk to the AFCM's new AD about old ideas and new brooms.
Jake Heggie’s close to the bone new opera ticks all the right bel canto boxes.
Opera Queensland draws out the music in Gerhard Richter’s work at Brisbane’s QAGOMA.
Buoyed by a residency with the legendary Takács Quartet and now boasting a major record deal, the Orava Quartet is taking the chamber music world by storm.
The mezzo-soprano talks about her daring new project, which takes audiences deep into the inner workings of the human voice.
Mark Haddon was approached umpteen times for permission to adapt his best-selling novel for the stage. We find out why Simon Stephens’ "heart of flint" made him the perfect fit for the job.
We spoke to the Canberra International Music Festival's Artistic Director about his plans for this year's festival.