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Tognetti's Beethoven: Four notes to maybe reconsider

Tognetti's Beethoven: Four notes to maybe reconsider

The opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's epic 5th Symphony is familiar even to those who are least engaged by classical music.

  • by Nick Galvin

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Music reviews: Liela Moss, Kodie Shane, Ivona Rose, Jeff Siegel Quartet and more

Music reviews: Liela Moss, Kodie Shane, Ivona Rose, Jeff Siegel Quartet and more

Ivona Rose's So Modern, various artists' Take Me to Town, Kodie Shane's Young Heartthrob, Bernard Chamayou's Saint-Saens, Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet's London Live, Liela Moss's My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth

  • by Barry Divola, Bruce Elder, Kish Lal, John Shand and Barney Zwartz
Sydney Symphony Orchestra review: Frenetic, buoyant and softly caressing

Sydney Symphony Orchestra review: Frenetic, buoyant and softly caressing

Scottish composer James MacMillan rose to prominence in the 1990s with music that combined phlegmatic spiritual intensity and a dark brooding imagination.

  • by Peter McCallum
Hysteria, hits and no misses as Def Leppard hit high notes
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Hysteria, hits and no misses as Def Leppard hit high notes

A little less precision and a little more grit, and this concert would be perfect.

  • by Rod Yates
Top 10 tips from Melbourne's musos on how to make it in the music scene

Top 10 tips from Melbourne's musos on how to make it in the music scene

Melbourne musos provide 10 top tips for making it in the music scene.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Darren Middleton on solo struggles and life after Powderfinger

Darren Middleton on solo struggles and life after Powderfinger

At one point during the making of his new album, Tides, Darren Middleton was struck by a realisation: it wasn't any good.

  • by Rod Yates
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Live music review: Def Leppard
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Live music review: Def Leppard

It was just like the Hysteria days of old as Def Leppard rocked their Melbourne fans.

  • by Eve Fisher
Australian songwriters settle copyright suit with Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Australian songwriters settle copyright suit with Ed Sheeran

Two Australian songwriters have settled a copyright lawsuit against singers Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Paul Simon's songs like a bridge back to my father in 1960s Vietnam
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Paul Simon's songs like a bridge back to my father in 1960s Vietnam

At a New York concert the writer imagines her dad by her side, listening to the music that sustained him before war changed his life forever.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
The party solution

The party solution

Everybody dance. The rise of Haiku Hands.

  • by Neha Kale
'You can't help but be funny sometimes,' Bill Murray says
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'You can't help but be funny sometimes,' Bill Murray says

The star of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day is in Australia to perform in an unexpected show.

  • by Garry Maddox