September 20, 2019

Tristan und Mike

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.

September 19, 2019

Opinion: Much Prized

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.

September 19, 2019

Two to Tango

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’.

September 18, 2019

A New Spin on Digital Music

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.

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