Who are the greatest conductors of all time and what makes them great?

The March 2015 issue of Limelight hits the newsstands today, available at retailers across Australia and digitally through Zinio.

Cover Feature: The 10 Greatest Maestros

Who are the greatest conductors of all time and what makes them great? With the help of ten of today’s leading maestros, we take a look at what makes a conductor truly special.

Wrestling With Beckett

Hugo Weaving discusses the work of the great Irish dramatist and explains why it’s such a privelege to grapple with the work of a master.

By Royal Command

What’s it like to share the stage with Domingo or be catapulted into a lead at Covent Garden? Samuel Sakker and Kiandra Howarth tell all.

Gallipoli’s Musical Hero

Australian composer Frederick Septimus Kelly was one of the millions killed in World War One. Martin Buzzacot considers the price music paid.


Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including a meaty traversal of repertoire that finds Roger Woodward in fealess form; the Grigoryan brothers’ latest album sees them looking both backwards and forwards; Piotr Anderszewski proves an original, once again, with a disc of Bach’s English Suites; Stephen Rice’s Brumel is a ‘beau’ addition to the discography of this early master; Philippe Jaroussky and Karina Gauvin lose the kids in Niobe; and Mahan Esfahani’s urbanity, theatricality and wit carries all throughout his complete Rameau.

The Limelight Classical Chart

Exclusive to Limelight, this chart ranks the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to monthly sales figures drawn from Australia’s leading classical specialist stores. Unlike other charts, Limelight’s specially assembled list admits only pure classical releases.

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