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Fourteen of the world’s best young chamber ensembles will battle it out at this year’s Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
by Jo Litson
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by Jansson J. Antmann
On the Record
This month, Tim Mead’s Beauteous Softness does what it says on the can, there’s new music from First Nations composers, and classics from Benjamin Grosvenor and the Brodskys.
by Clive Paget
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by Maddy Briggs
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by Caitlin Vincent
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by Diana Simmonds
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Guy Noble's Soapbox
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by Guy Noble
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by Matthew Manchester
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by Shamistha de Soysa
5 Questions For
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by Gary Thorpe
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by Kate Ceberano
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This month’s cover image is a Minimoog Model D synthesizer by Moog Music Inc, New York, USA, 1970–1972, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 87/1415. Gift of Michael Crighton, 1987.