Who are the greatest conductors of all time and what makes them great?
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
By Royal Command
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.