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Reflections is a weekly interview program that explores the life and achievements of an eminent local, national or international personality and includes fine music from our guest’s personal selection of favourites.

The program is broadcast each Sunday at 4pm and repeated at 3pm the following Friday.




Sunday 9 December 4pmJane Harper – crime writer

Sunday 2 December 4pmTaryn Fiebig – Australian soprano

Sunday 25 November 4pm – Paul Lewis CBE – world renowned pianist

Sunday 18 November 4pm – Anne Buist – author and practising psychiatrist

Sunday 11 November 4pm – Bruce Beresford – film director

Sunday 4 November 4pm – Richard Bonynge AC, CBE – conductor and pianist (part 2 of 2-part program)

Sunday 28 October 4pm – Richard Bonynge AC, CBE – conductor and pianist (part 1 of 2-part program)

Sunday 21 October 4pm – Johannes Klabbers – pastoral care worker and author

Sunday 14 October 4pm – Geoffrey Saba – acclaimed pianist

Sunday 7 October 4pm – Siobhan Stagg – Australian and international soprano

Sunday 30 September 4pm – Michael Atherton AM – musician, composer and Emeritus Professor

Sunday 23 September 4pm – Rodula Gaitanou – international opera director

Sunday 16 September 4pmGraham Johnson OBE – renowned pianist and Lieder accompanist


Past Guests


11th November

Show Playlist
  • Interview with Film Director - Bruce Beresford
  • Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34. (Variations on a Theme of Purcell) Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: Zaide: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben. Renee Fleming, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Joel And So It Goes. Billy Joel.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory, Op.62b. Charles Butler, tpt., Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dukas: Piano sonata in E flat minor. Mark Andre Hamelin, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Barber: Violin Concerto in G, Op.14. Joshua Bell, vln., Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 4th November

    Show Playlist
  • Arditi: Il bacio. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Verdi: Attila: Santo di patria..Allor che i forti corono. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Adam: Finale to Pas de Deux. Giselle, Act 2. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Verdi: Follie! Foliie! From La traviata. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., National PO, London Opera Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Balfe: "There's a Power Whose Sway" from Satanella. Deborah Riedel, sop., Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Offenbach: Elle a fui, la tourterelle. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Richard Bonynge.

  • 28th October

    Show Playlist
  • Lecocq: Overture to La Fille de Madame Angot. New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Wagner R: Tristan and Isolde: Isolde's Liebestod. Kirsten Flagstad, sop., Unnamed Orch/Hans Lange.
  • Delibes: Le Rossignol.. Joan Sutherland, sop., Richard Bonynge, pno.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Du Bist der Lenz. Dame Joan Sutherland,sop., National Philharmonic Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mad Scene. Joan Sutherland, sop., Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal opera House, covent Garden/Tullio Serafin
  • Handel: Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Harry Dilley, tpt., ROHO/Franc. Molinari-Pradelli.
  • Handel (arr. Bonynge): Overture Welsh National Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 21st October

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Johannes Klabbers
  • Morricone: The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe. Diana Doherty, oboe, Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition. Vienna PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Durufle: Requiem, Op.9. Olaf Baer, bar., Peter Barley, org., Ann Murray, m-sop., English CO, King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Bach: Easter Oratorio, BWV249. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., August Messthaler, bass, Friederike Sailer, sop., Margarete Bence, alto, Stuttgart Bach Choir, Stuttgart Bach Orch/Marcel Couraud.
  • Schubert: Mass No.2 in G, D167: Benedictus. Dawn Upshaw, sop., David Gordon, ten., William Stone, bar., Atlanta SO, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Shaw.
  • Faure: Apres un reve, Op.7/1. Pumeza Matshikiza, sop., Aarhus SO/Tobias Ringborg.
  • Richter: Autumn Music 2. Louisa Fuller, vln., John Metcalfe, vla., Natalia Bonner, vln., Ian Burdge, vlc., Chris Worsey, vlc., Max Richter, pno., Max Richter, electronics.

  • 14th October

    Show Playlist
  • Reflections with Geoffrey Saba
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Berlin PO/Karl Bohm.
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3. William Kapell, pno., Victorian Symphony Orchestra/Sir Bernard Heinze
  • Godowsky: The Gardens of Buitenzorg. Geoffrey Saba, pno.
  • Tatum: Boogie. Art Tatum, pno., Tiny Grimes, gtr., Slam Stewart, db.
  • Chopin: Nocturne Op. 55, No. 2 in E flat. Ignaz Friedman, pno.
  • Lara: Granada. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Rudolf Lamy Chorus, Kurt Graunke SO/Hans Carste.

  • 7th October

    Show Playlist
  • Tina Arena - Sorrento Moon (I Remember) - Spanish Version
  • Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Sibelius: 3rd Movement: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Nigel Kennedy, vln., City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Brahms: A German Requiem, Op.45: 'Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit". Siobhan Stagg, sop., Berlin Philharmonic Orch/ Christian Thielemann
  • Debussy: Tower Scene from Pelleas et Melisande. François Le Roux (bar) Pelléas Maria Ewing (sop) Mélisande José Van Dam (bar) Golaud, Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Claudio Abbado.

  • 30th September

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Michael Atherton
  • Atherton: Song for Imberombera. Gondwana Voices.
  • 'Erbarme Dich' from from St. Mathew's Passion. Andreas Scholl, counter-tenor; Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe
  • Glass: Glassworks: Opening. Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Di Lasso: Chi Chilichi a 6. Song Company/Roland Peelman
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev. Dance of the Knigjhts
  • Grainger: The Warriors. Glenn Riddle, pno., Benjamin Martin, pno., Denise Harvey, pno., Melbourne SO/Geoffrey Simon.

  • 23rd September

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Rodula Gaitanou, London based, internationally acclaimed opera director. In Melbourne to direct Vic Opera's "William Tell."
  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte - Soave sia il vento. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Christine Rice, m-sop., Miah Persson, sop., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: The Easter Hymn. Elina Garanca, m-sop., Saarbrucken RSO, Saarbrucken Opera Chorus/Karel Mark Chichon.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Barber: Vanessa. Ellen Chickering, sop., Andrea Matthews, sop., Marion Dry, contr., Ray Bauwens, ten., Richard Conrad, ten., Philip Lima, bar., Ukraine National SO, Ukrainian National Choir, 'Dumka'/Gil Rose.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Schumann: Piano quartet in E flat, Op.47.3rd movt. Andante Cantabile. Samuel Rhodes, vla., Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Saint-Saens: Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix. Maria Callas, sop., French Radio NO/Georges Pretre.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Rossini: William Tell. Finale Act IV, Antonio Pappano
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 16th September

    Show Playlist
  • Reflections with Graham Johnson
  • Schubert (arr. Moore): An die Musik, D.547 Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Bridge: Go not, happy day. Benjamin Britten, pno., Peter Pears, ten.
  • Schubert: So lasst mich scheinen. Christine Schaefer, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Schubert: Erlkonig, D.328. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Geoffrey Parsons, pno.
  • Schubert: Meeres Stille, D.216. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Schubert: An die Musik, D.547, Dame Feklicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.