Guest Editor Richard Gill chooses his favourite pieces of music for the 12 days of Christmas.

Cover Feature: The 12 Days Of Christmas

Conductor, educator and Limelight guest editor Richard Gill chooses his favourite pieces of music for the 12 days of Christmas.

The Greatest Gift of All

If festive music isn’t enough, Richard reflects on the special gifts that everyone of us deserves to recieve this Christmas.

The Future of Music

What does the future hold for classical music in this country? Richard chairs a roundtable of some of Australia’s brightest musical minds.

Musical Monarchs

We take a look at the rulers who have brought a little bit of musical talent into the palace – from Henry VIII to Ivan the Terrible.

Christmas Gift Guide

Our exclusive pre-Christmas guide to the smartest and savviest presents for the fellow music lovers in your life.


Classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir’s operatic take of The Vanishing Bridegroom; Sir Andrew Davis puts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra through its paces with some Richard Struass; Saxophonist Nick Russoniello and friends make waves with an appealling debut disc; Igor Levit has something fresh to say with his new survey of Bach’s famous Partitas; Sydney’s Song Company trawls the musical courts of the Renaissance in their new album; and Joyce DiDonato takes a bel canto break in Italy with her new album Stella di Napoli.

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.