While live performance is returning, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean virtually no international artists will tour here. Will we seize the chance to create a greater space for Indigenous, female and ethnically diverse voices to speak to us about Australia today?
Sir Andrew Davis, Alondra de la Parra and David Robertson are about to conduct their final concerts as artistic chiefs of the Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras respectively. Here’s a look back on their time Down Under.
Percy Grainger's wildly colourful The Warriors is the only long-form work by a composer best known for his miniatures. Conductor David Robertson and musicologist Malcolm Gillies help us get to the bottom of the Australian composer's attempt to 'do a Stravinsky'.
Korngold may have been the greatest prodigy that ever lived, but people could be sniffy. Renaud Capuçon and David Robertson discuss his late Violin Concerto to help us understand the Viennese wunderkind and why he had little choice about going to the movies.
We asked seven of our leading maestros which underrated composer they would like to be conducting, given half a chance. 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 or log in to continue reading.
Back in 2015, this extended musical family told Clive Paget how the ‘food of love’ can also be the language of love. 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 or log in to continue reading.