The December 2017 issue of Limelight Magazine is now available to read online. A limited stock of hard copies are available from our online store. Cover Story… RECORDING OF THE YEAR Over the last 12 months, Limelight’s panel of critics has listened to nearly 300 recordings across a wide range of local and international labels, big and small. They have sifted intense orchestral blockbusters and weighed the merits of intimate piano recitals and epic operas. Finally, after hours of advocacy and much scrutiny, we can at last reveal the 15 discs that took reviewers by storm in 2017. But which will be awarded the coveted title of Limelight Recording of the Year 2017? Features… CHRISTMAS ORATORIO English tenor and Evangelist par excellence Nicholas Mulroy explains the addiction of Bach’s six-cantata seasonal music-fest. DANGER MUSIC When former Classic FM presenter Emma Ayres flew to Afghanistan to teach music to street kids she discovered more than just a war zone. NORTHERN LIGHTS A century ago, Finland gained independence from Russia after a political struggle fuelled by art and music. But can its success continue? WARRIOR QUEEN A musical discovery, plastered over for centuries, is making us rethink Katherine Parr as the comfy-lapped
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