Australian & Contemporary

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‘Music from now’ featuring many recent releases and occasional interviews with composers and performers. The fare consists of local and overseas compositions of the past sixty years or so, including the innovative and the avant-garde.

 


17th October

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  • Adams: The Chairman Dances. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Hindson: Technologic 135. Elektra String Quartet.
  • Lord: Concerto for group and orchestra. Jon Lord, voc., Darin Vasilev, gtr., Joe Bonamassa, gtr., Steve Morse, gtr., Steve Balsamo, vocals, Kasia Laska, vocals, Bruce Dickinson, vocals, Brett Morgan, drums, Guy Pratt, bass, Royal Liverpool PO/Paul Mann.
  • Ades: Asyla, Op.17. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Kats-Chernin: After Dinner Rag, Get Well Rag & Cocktail Rag. Ian Munro, pno.
  • Gould: Boogie-Woogie Etude. Benjamin Grosvenor, pno.

  • 10th October

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  • Kats-Chernin: Torque. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., James Crabb, accordion, Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Gubaidulina: Seven Words. Elsbeth Moser, bayan, Maria Kliegel, vlc., Camerata Transsylvanica/Gyorgy Selmeczi.
  • Messiaen: Apparition de l'Eglise eternelle. Thomas Trotter, org.
  • Padding: First Harmonium Concerto. Dirk Luijmes, harmonium, orkest de ereprijs/Wim Boerman.
  • Hosokawa: Cloud and Light. Mayumi Miyata, sho., Munich CO/ Alexander Liebriech.
  • Piazzolla: Escualo. Benjamin Martin, pno., Richard Tognetti, vln., James Crabb, accordion, George Vassilev, gtr., Maxime Bibeau, db.

  • 3rd October

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  • Higdon: Splendid Wood. New England Conservatory Percussion/Frank Epstein.
  • Cage: Second & Third Construction. New Music Consort.
  • Abe: Michi. Steve Falk, perc., Michael Barker, perc., John Arcaro, perc.
  • Schuller: Grand Concerto for Percussion and Keyboards. New England Conservatory Percussion/Frank Epstein.
  • Sollberger: The Two and The One. New Music Consort.
  • Saariaho: Six Japanese Gardens. Leah Scholes, perc.
  • Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood.

  • 26th September

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  • Cage: Double Music. Amadinda Percussion Group.
  • Higdon: Percussion Concerto. Ben Steirs (perc.), Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Daniel A. Belongia (cond.).
  • Adams, John Luther: The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies: VI. Wail. Steve Schick (perc.).
  • Harrison: Concerto for Organ. Pierpaolo Turetta (organ), with the Tammittam Percussion Ensemble, Guido Facchin (cond.).

  • 19th September

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  • Ligeti: Ten Pieces for wind quintet. Wolfgang Schulz (fl), Gerhard Turetschek (ob), Peter Schmidl (cl), Volker Altmann (hrn), Fritz Faltl (bsn).
  • Romitelli: Seascape. Anna Petrini (rec)
  • Zubel: Wounded Angels. Marco Blaaw (tpt).
  • Dean: Ariel's Music. Paul Dean (cl), Queensland SO, cond. Richard Mills.
  • Saariaho: Laconisme de l'aile. Camilla Hoitenga (fl).
  • Lim: Gyfu. Peter Veale (ob).
  • Fujikura: Bassoon Concerto. Pascal Gillois (bsn), Tokyo Metropolitan SO, cond. Tatsuya Shimon

  • 12th September

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  • Reich: City Life. Ensemble Modern/Peter Rundel.
  • Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing. Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Dean: Game Over. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Quislant: Sobre la Expresion del Movimiento. Joshua Hyde, sop. sax.
  • Zubel: String Quartet No. 1. Warsaw Cellonet Group.
  • Oliveros: Water Above Sky Below Now, Part III. Pauline Oliveros & Ione.
  • Monk: Do You Be? & Change. Meredith Monk.
  • Dalmais: The Monk. Camille.

  • 5th September

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  • Harberg, Amanda: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra. Brett Deubner vla, Southern Arizona SO / Linus Lerner.
  • Nyman: Symphony No 2. The World Orchestra / Josep Vicent.
  • Lucier, Alvin: Opera with Objects. Matthias Kaul perc.
  • O'Brien: PIT_T. Three.
  • Westlake: Invocations: Concerto for Bass Clarinet & Strings. Nigel Westlake, cl., Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Dennehy, Donnacha: The weather of it. Doric String Quartet.

  • 29th August

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  • Papineau-Couture: Slano, String Trio, Molinari Qt
  • Nyman: Symphony No 5. The World Orchestra / Josep Vicent.
  • Wolpert: Viola Concerto No 1, 'Giants'. Brett Deubner vla, Southern Arizona SO / Linus Lerner.
  • Gilbert: Haven of Mysteries. Carducci Stg Qt, Guy Johnston vlc.
  • O'Regan: Fragments from Heart of Darkness. Halle / Jamie Phillips.

  • 22nd August

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  • Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces, Op.16. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Webern: Symphony, Op.21. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Boulez: Notations. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Webern: Variations, Op.27. Daniel Herscovitch, pno.
  • Lachenmann Ausklang. Ueli Wiget (pno), Ensemble Modern/Markus Stenz.