In his new work for the Australian String Quartet, the composer holds a mirror up to the form made famous by Joseph Haydn.
In preparing to stage an operatic version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis for Opera Australia, the director has been pondering what this story of a man who turns into a bug really means.
Festival Director Allanah Dopson and harpsichordist Erin Helyard give us a taste of the upcoming festival, now in its second year.
The renowned choral conductor discusses taking the Sydney Chamber Choir on a sea voyage through maritime disaster to epic adventure.
The New York-based Australian pianist tells us how after the September 11 attacks, Bach's Goldberg Variations were the only thing that made sense.
Louise Farrenc was the first female Professor of Piano at the Paris Conservatoire, so why haven’t we heard more of her music? Omega Ensemble’s Maria Raspopova pans for rediscovered chamber music gold.
With catcalls and pregnancy jokes, Madama Butterfly nearly fluttered by altogether.
Working with the “real” George Gershwin got me thinking about the relationship between conductors and soloists.
Melbourne to host exhibition uncovering the human behind the activist.
Bruce Beresford’s film Ladies in Black is about to grace the screen. Composer Christopher Gordon tells us about his music, which suits the 1950s period but doesn’t sound like the score from a movie of that era.
Inspired by the land around him, Tasmanian-born Peter Sculthorpe was perhaps the first to capture the essence of Australia in Western-style classical music. Graeme Skinner examines the life of a great composer who came to define our sound for the rest of the world.
Warlpiri and Anmatyerr women’s songs are the focus of a research exhibition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The Australian organist and composer talks about his album of art song, Real and Right and True, and the form that is closest to his heart.