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Australian soprano Alexandra Flood is based in Vienna. Every time she returns, young singers seek her advice about art song. So, she’s established a festival in Brisbane.
by Shamistha de Soysa
On the Record
Osmo Vänskä’s Mahler cycle continues with a sublime Ninth, there are quirky programs from Zubin Kanga and Anna Prohaska, and a Rota rarity gets the recording it deserves.
by Clive Paget
Nicholas Buc has composed the music for a new oratorio called Origins, which draws on science to tell the creation story.
by Jo Litson
Cheryl Barker and Peter Coleman-Wright are upping the ante at Pacific Opera, using pocket operas and oratorios to prepare the Young Artists for the profession.
by Jo Litson
Why violist Tahlia Petrosian, who founded KLASSIK underground, advocates taking a broader approach to classical music.
by Maddy Briggs
This handsome new biography sets the record straight.
by Diana Simmonds
This award-winning Spanish film is not at all romantic or sentimental, but still beautiful.
by Jason Blake
In the Limelight
Guy Noble's Soapbox
While appreciating the convenience of digital music, Guy Noble has begun embracing LPs again and loves the sound, even though classical music is disc-heavy.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau explains how he came to play the 1585 Da Salò bass, loaned to the ACO in 2013.
Anne Cawrse explains why three Australian women – poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal, visual artist Clarice Beckett and composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks – inspired her new concerto for marimba and orchestra.
5 Questions For
The Australian concert pianist and chamber musician discusses competing in this year’s Sydney International Piano Competition, often dubbed The Sydney.
The much-loved actor has just written a captivating memoir. She reveals that she mostly listens to music with her younger son and when she is preparing a stage role. Silence is also essential.
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