August 17, 2012
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Musical Journey: Santiago

A visit to the thriving Chilean capital of Santiago may shed some light on Australian attitudes to music. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 17, 2012
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Soapbox: The Holy Song of The Busy

Will relentless multitasking be the death of us? Just look at Mozart… This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 17, 2012
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Keys to Music: Messiaen and The End of Time

Olivier Messiaen’s most famous work had sombre beginnings: it was written and first performed in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 17, 2012
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Musical Briefing: 12-Tone Music

Many classical audiences cringe at the thought of 12-tone music, yet it’s one of the most influential system of the 20th century. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 17, 2012
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Musical Journey: Manchester

Once a town known primarily for bedsheets, Manchester is now vying with the world capitals as a centre for creativity, as Julian Day discovers. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 17, 2012
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Was Wagner Jewish?

Wagner is almost as famous for being an anti-semite as for writing operas. We discover there may have been a more complex cause behind his prejudice.

August 16, 2012
features

Soapbox: They’ll always be…

Is the listener bias towards English music, as demonstrated in the results of the recent Classic 100 20th Century, a symptom of a wider problem? This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 16, 2012
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Keys to Music: Mahler 2

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is a metaphysical journey from the depths of human suffering to the heights of celestial ecstasy – with everything in between. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 16, 2012
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Musical Briefing: The Stradivarius

What makes the world’s most expensive instruments so special? Why are they synonymous with beautiful sound? This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 16, 2012
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Editor’s Choices September 2012: listen to the best new CDs

Dudamel’s energetic Eroica, Angela Hewitt’s poetic Schumann, the Grigoryan bros and more. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now

August 15, 2012
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Belohlavek withdraws from Melbourne’s Czech Phil concerts

Young Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa to take his place at the podium. This article is available to Limelight subscribers. Log in to continue reading. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now