March 18, 2020
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Pearls of Wisdom

Pianist Stephen Hough spends hours in airports, planes and hotels so uses the “dead time”, to scribble notes about music, performing, religion and life. These musings have been gathered into a book called Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More. Here are three excerpts.

March 11, 2020
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Natalie Aroyan: X Factor

Growing up, the Armenian-Australian soprano wanted to be the next Celine Dion. But as Justine Nguyen discovers, life had other plans for Natalie Aroyan, who is claiming her mantle as Australia’s next great Verdi soprano.

March 11, 2020
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The other kind of browser

With classical record stores around the country closing their doors as streaming becomes the new way to listen to music, Phillip Scott shares his life-long passion for collecting classical music on vinyl and CD.

March 10, 2020
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Art in the age of climate change

From flygskam to hazardous air quality, the changing climate is increasingly having an impact on classical music and the arts. Angus McPherson considers how artists and organisations are rising to meet these challenges, and asks what role the arts can play in the face of a climate crisis.