The Kronos Quartet will perform a “live documentary” at next month’s Melbourne International Arts Festival. But what is it? A concert, a film or a lecture? Ben Wilkie explores the project, which defies easy categorisation.
As sales of CDs and downloads continue to decline, and online streaming becomes the most popular way of listening to music, we investigate how these changes are affecting the classical music industry – from the ramifications for labels, artists and listeners, to the innovators making streaming more classical-friendly.
Clive Paget looks at what we can learn about Tchaikovsky the man by listening to the music with the help of Maestro Semyon Bychkov, who has just released new recordings of the complete symphonies and piano concertos.
Conjuring Italo Calvino’s 1972 novel Invisible Cities on stage seemed an impossible but irresistible challenge. Leo Warner and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui tell Olivia Stewart how they and their creative team have used every possible tool to (loosely) bring the book to life.