The Hungarian pianist and composer – who once held the Guinness World Record for most piano key hits in one minute – explains the importance of keeping music's genetics fresh.
Kirsten Flagstad revisited, Marriner’s pre-HIP Bach and DG’s Ozawa box.
Sam Allchurch reports on the restoration of one of Sydney’s most historic and musical churches, Christ Church St Laurence.
The beloved broadcaster tells us about her favourite Requiems, and why Berlioz didn't make the cut, ahead of her new series on ABC Classic.
Recording WASO’s concert performance of Tristan und Isolde with Asher Fisch and Stuart Skelton was a huge challenge, says producer Virginia Read, but also a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Irishman who came to define English music is undergoing something of a pre-Brexit reassessment. RJ Stove investigates a rich musical life and legacy.
Detractors cite Béla Bartók’s famous quote: “Competitions are for horses, not artists”, yet music competitions are proliferating. Xenia Hanusiak, who has first-hand experience as a competitor, journalist and administrator, considers why so many musicians are happy to be judged, and the raft of possible benefits.
Guitarist Sako Dermenjian and violinist Anna Da Silva Chen tell us about the pleasures of Piazzolla and how they're challenging the idea that the composer is ‘not serious enough’.
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.
Philippe Jaroussky was one of the first countertenors to meet with international stardom. He tells Mélissa Lesnie about his new album, conducting his first opera, and passing on what he’s learned.
Nia Pericles' moving documentary, screening on ABC TV tonight, and then on ABC iView, charts her artist father's major retrospective and her mother's dementia.
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.
The Perth concert series’ new Artistic Director discusses what audiences can expect from the rest of the season.