Cover Story: 20 Piano Recordings That Shook the World
Limelight's critics choose the discs every self-respecting pianophile simply must own.
James Rhodes on Sokolov
The rockstar of the piano world reveals his passion for the music of the eccentric Grigory Sokolov, a man he says is the greatest pianist on earth.
The Story of the Piano
The "king of instruments" has come a very long way in 500 years... We give a timeline of the fascinating evolution of the piano.
Unjustly scrapped? Uncovering the real Rach 4
Why did Sergei Rachmaninov spend decades revising his Piano Concerto No 4 when there was nothing wrong with the original?
Interview: Benjamin Grosvenor
Bright, young, toweringly virtuosic, Benjamin Grosvenor is the most remarkable pianist to emerge from Britain in years. On his new disc, he looks back to the age of Gershwin.
Composer of the Month: John Field
The inventor of the nocturne had a huge influence on Chopin and the Romantic movement.
Musical Journey: Amsterdam
ABC Classic FM presenter Christopher Lawrence explores a picturesque, tranquil city bursting with history, art and music.
A whopping 32 pages of classical CD, DVD, book and live concert reviews, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra's new recording with "the girl with the golden flute" Sharon Bezaly, Nicola Benedetti's new film music record The Silver Violin, the complete Lang Lang on Deutsche Grammophon and more.
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 – it's not diluted with crossover.
• Backstage: YouTube pianist Valentina Lisitsa on her sensational Royal Albert Hall debut.
• Guest Column: Sally Whitwell on late bloomers in music
• Musical Briefing: A must-read for pianists in particular: the career-ending potential of RSI
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