Which works of today will be the classics of tomorrow? Available to buy now online and in shops.

The September issue of Limelight hits the newsstands today, available at retailers across Australia, through our online store and digitally through Zinio.

Cover Feature: 21st Century Masterpieces

Roll over Beethoven! The first 14 years of the century have yielded some musical treasures. Limelight takes a look at what we think classical fans will be listening to in 100 years time.

Also in this issue…

Mozart Goes Bush

From civic centres to pigsheds there’s no stopping Opera Australia in their mission to take The Magic Flute to the outback. Clive Paget was an embedded music journo.


The Maestro’s Maestro

His unorthodox methods and tiny recorded output left so many conundrums. We look at the man behind the myth of Carlos Kleiber.


Composer of the Month: Scriabin

Was he mad, or simply a misunderstood visionary? Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin looks at a brilliant but extraordinary character whose music is a truly sensual experience.

Travel: San Francisco

The Golden Gate, America’s oldest Chinatown, and a gay men’s chorus – Sarah Noble left her heart in the city by the bay.


Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including a disc of Walton’s underrated Violin Concerto brought to life by the extraordinary talent of Tasmin Little; Piano legend Martha Argerich shines despite some questionable repertoire choices; Lawrence Power celebrates a lesser known Australian classic; the phenomenally talented Stephen Hough masterfully tackles Schumann, Beethoven and Chopin and McVicar’s Bel Canto blockbuster, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda doesn’t disappoint.

The Limelight Classical Chart

Exclusive to Limelight, this chart ranks the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to monthly sales figures drawn from Australia’s leading classical specialist stores. Unlike other charts, Limelight’s specially assembled list admits only pure classical releases