Vänskä's revelatory account lends unique conviction to Mahler’s final thoughts.
Clive was Editor of Limelight magazine from 2015 to 2017, when he moved to New York and became Editor at Large. Clive writes features and reviews on a wide range of musical topics, but is especially enthusiastic about all things to do with opera, early music and British classical music. From his New York base he is able to interview artists scheduled to tour in Australia and keep abreast of the latest developments internationally.
Articles by Clive Paget
With Richard Tognetti and his players embracing change, Bach and the Beyond certainly feels like a taste of things to come.
Contemporary dance illuminates Classical opera in Cherkaoui’s fluid staging.
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs celebrates the long road back to live performance.
Stellar singing and dynamic pit-work rescue muddled futurist staging.
Christian Thielemann offers pace and detail despite mixed bag of soloists.
Based in London, Brisbane-born conductor Dane Lam had a diary full of international concerts, then COVID struck. He and his fiancée decided to return home – and it’s turned out better than he ever dared hope.
The pianist tells Clive Paget about his new Liszt album, Limelight's Recording of the Month in April.
Sex-crazed nuns and a Swedish trombonist’s tribute to Wollongong headline a month of new takes with plenty of surprises.
As one of the busiest maestros on the planet, Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko lost umpteen engagements because of COVID. He talks to Clive Paget about how he has used the unexpected hiatus – from recording video interviews to growing tomatoes and a beard.
The recording is both vivid and natural, with the whole judiciously planned recital throwing new light on Stanford as song composer.
Ahead of Pinchgut’s performances, Erin Helyard discusses tackling Monteverdi's masterpiece.
Review: Martinů: Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2 – Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin (Frank Peter Zimmermann)
Zimmermann and Hrůša are unbeatable in concertos everyone should know.