The Limelight Chart – our exclusive chart ranking the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to the monthly sales figures drawn from Australia’s classical specialist stores. Limelight’sspecially assembled list is the only chart of its kind in Australia admitting only pure classical releases. We aim to reflect the listening and buying habits of our readers, who are serious about their classical music.

1. Orava Quartet

Deutsche Grammophon 4816874 – New to the limelight chart

Rising star Australian ensemble the Orava Quartet has released their debut album on Deutsche Grammophon in Australia, featuring Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet, Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet and the two movements of Rachmaninov’s String Quartet – and, as a bonus, Rachmaninov’s  Vocalise with special guest Greta Bradman.


Buoyed by a residency with the legendary Takács Quartet and now boasting a major record deal, the Orava Quartet is taking the chamber music world by storm.