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The focus each week is on a single musician (composer, conductor or performer) or ensemble (orchestra, chamber group or choir), giving a broad overview of the oeuvre or repertoire of this Great Maker of Fine Music.


17th February

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  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Westlake: Antarctica Suite. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Melbourne SO/Nigel Westlake.
  • Poulenc: Babar, the Little Elephant. Barry Humphries, spkr., Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Grainger: The Warriors. Glenn Riddle, pno., Benjamin Martin, pno., Denise Harvey, pno., Melbourne SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Tansman: Four Movements for Orchestra. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 10th February

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  • Antony Walker
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37. Gerard Willems, pno., Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Nos. 8 & 17. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Orch, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Glanville-Hicks: Letters from Morocco. Gerald English, ten., Tasmanian SO/Antony Walker.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Butterley: True Samaritan. The Contemporary Singers/Antony Walker.
  • Llewellyn: Milerum's Basket. Alison Stewart-Klein, oboe, Adelaide CO/Antony Walker.
  • Ford: Wassails and Lullabies. Ian Cleworth, perc., Brian Nixon, perc., Anne Cooke, sop., Rebecca Lagos, perc., Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 3rd February

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  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Hummel: Te Deum. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Hummel: Piano and violin concerto in G, Op.17. Alexander Trostiansky, vln., Polina Osetinskaya, pno., Russian PO/Gregory Rose.
  • Hummel: Grand rondeau brillant in G major, Op.126. Lise Daoust, fte., Carmen Picard, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Hummel: Bassoon Concerto in F. Klaus Thunemann, bsn., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Hummel: Ballet Suite 'The Magic Castle'. London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.

  • 27th January

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    20th January

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    13th January

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    6th January

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    30th December

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  • Leroy Anderson
  • Anderson: A Christmas Festival. BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: Piano Concerto in C. Simon Tedeschi, pno., Melbourne SO/Paul Mann.
  • Anderson: Irish Suite. Eastman - Rochester POPS Orch/Frederick Fennell.
  • Anderson: Harvard Sketches. BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: Scottish Suite. BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: Goldilocks (excerpts). Kim Criswell, sop., William Dazeley, bar., BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: A Trumpeter's Lullaby. Catherine Moore, tpt., BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: The Typewriter. Alasdair Malloy, typewriter, BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Anderson: The Syncopated Clock. BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.

  • 23rd December

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  • The Essence of Christmas
  • Finzi: In terra pax, Op.39. Jane Manning, sop., John Noble, bar., John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Howells: Here is the Little Door. Australian Brandenburg Orch, Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • Edwards: Five Carols from Quem Quaeritis. Anne Cooke, sop., Kerith Fowles, alto, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Britten: Christ's Nativity. BBC Chorus/Steuart Bedford.
  • Howells: Long, Long Ago.. Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • James: Golden Day. David Miller, pno., Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • James: Country Carol. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • James: Merry Christmas. David Miller, pno., Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Palmer: The Canticles of Advent. Alison Morgan, sop., Nicole Thomson, sop., Raff Wilson, ten., Cantillation/Philip Chu.
  • Ford: Wassails and Lullabies. Ian Cleworth, perc., Brian Nixon, perc., Anne Cooke, sop., Rebecca Lagos, perc., Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Poulenc: Four Motets for Christmas. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.