Limelight Playlists

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Rogues' Gallery

A candid assessment of those who went down and those who got off scot free.

THE TEN GREATEST SELF-ISOLATING COMPOSERS

From eccentrics to recluses, these musicians positively thrived on social distancing.

Simone Young

In January 2019, Simone Young talked to Limelight about her artistic principles, the luxury of choice and taking on America in the seasons to come.

Beethoven

Considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time, Limelight looks at the life, times and music of the trail-blazing Ludwig van Beethoven.

Five Great Recordings to Revisit in Self-Isolation

Limelight critic Phillip Scott looks at recordings that were the talk of the town on their first appearance, and that have continued to impress pundits and public ever since.

THE 10 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR EASTER

OK, so we know Bach’s Passions deserve to be here, but if you’ve had your fill of Messiahs, try these Easter alternatives.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BACH!

JS Bach regularly tops polls as the greatest composer of all time. We celebrate his 335th birthday by asking some of our top Bach performers why he’s so extraordinary.

Vale KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI

Musicians from Anne-Sophie Mutter to Jonny Greenwood are paying tribute to the iconic Polish composer, who has died at the age of 86.

SAMUEL DALE JOHNSON: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO THIS MONTH

Albums by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Bryn Terfel are on the cards for the Australian baritone.