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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.

Principal Tony Kelly brings a body of wisdom gained from over forty years experience as a lawyer.
Tony’s approach to practice has been to develop sound solutions for clients based on a strong sense of mutual trust.
Since establishing his first firm in 1973.


15th June

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  • The Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Smetana: Ma Vlast, excerpts. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Roger Woodward, pno., Queensland SO/Georg Tintner.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Hill: Symphony No. 5 in A minor, "The Carnival". Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Veale: Clarinet Concerto. Paul Dean, cl., Queensland SO/Richard Mills.
  • O'Boyle: Dreams are Forever. Riley Lee, shakuhachi, Queensland SO/Sean O'Boyle.
  • O'Boyle: Sakura. Riley Lee, shakuhachi, Queensland SO/Sean O'Boyle.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.

  • 8th June

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  • Vladimir Verbitsky
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.40. Victor Sangiorgio, pno., West Australian SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Rachmaninov: Capriccio on Gypsy Themes, Op.12. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op.60. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Suite, Op.57. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Liadov: Enchanted Lake, Op.62. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two), Op.16. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.

  • 1st June

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  • Max Reger
  • Reger: An die Hoffnung, Op.124. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Hamburg PO/Gerd Albrecht.
  • Reger: Trio in B minor, Op.2 - violin, viola & piano. Gobel Trio Berlin.
  • Reger: Chorale Prelude, Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her.
  • Reger: Cantata - Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her. Verera Schweizer, sop., Andrea Hellmann, alto, Ruth Hellmann, vln., Hedwig Bilgram, org., Mainz Bach Choir/Diethard Hellmann.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Reger: Humoresques, Op.20. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno.
  • Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, Op.86. London PO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Reger: Der Einsiedler, Op.144a. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Monteverdi Choir, Hamburg PO, St Michael's Choir/Gerd Albrecht.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 25th May

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  • The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Suppe: Overture, The Jolly Robbers. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Brahms: Three Hungarian Dances Nos.1,3 & 5. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette, Op.17: Love Scene. Sydney SO/Robert Pikler.
  • Vine: Choral Symphony. Sydney SO, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Edo de Waart.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Strauss R: Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo, Op.72. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Coates: Dancing Nights. Sydney SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Koehne: Inflight Entertainment. Diana Doherty, oboe, Sydney SO/Takuo Yuasa.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 18th May

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  • Sir Thomas Allen
  • Quilter: Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op.12. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Schubert: Laura at the Piano, D.388. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Schubert: Longing, D.52. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Beethoven: Drinking Song, Op.108/13. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Janice Watson, sop., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Timothy Robinson, ten., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Music, Love and Wine, Op.108/1. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., John Mark Ainsley, ten., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Catrin Wyn Davies, sop., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Faithful Johnie, Op.108/20. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Timothy Robinson, ten., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Brahms: An die Nachtigall, Op.46/4. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Brahms: Nostalgia II, Op.63/8. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Brahms: Love Song, Op.71/5. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Delius: Prelude and Idyll. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Thomas Allen, bar., Royal PO/Eric Fenby.
  • Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., English CO, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Quilter: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Op.3/2. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 11th May

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  • A Salute to the 3MBS Sound Engneers

  • 4th May

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  • The Beauty of Ballet
  • Hummel: Twelve waltzes and coda. London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Mozart: Les Petits Riens, ballet K299b. Concerto Cologne/Anton Steck.
  • Boismortier: Ballet de Village - Premier Ballet, Op.52. Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Verdi (arr. Mackerras): The Lady and the Fool. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): The Merry Widow: Can Can, Cakewalk, Melos and Finale. Adelaide SO, Adelaide Singers/John Lanchbery.
  • Marquez: Conga del fuego nuevo. Simon Bolivar Symphony Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel.
  • Copland: Billy the Kid, a selection. Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Auber (arr. Lambert): Les Rendez-vous. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Koehne: Tivoli Dances: Galop. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 27th April

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  • The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op.64. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Vadim Gluzman, vln., Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Delius: Paa Vidderne (On the Heights). Bergen PO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods for orchestra. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 20th April

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  • The Berlin Radio Chorus
  • Tallis: Spem in alium. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Beethoven: Leonore Prohaska, Incidental music, WoO 96. Bodil Arnesen, sop., Renate Erxleben, harp, Konstantin Restle, glassharmonica, Berlin RSO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
  • Brahms: Song of the Fates, Op.89. Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Wolf: Goethe-Lieder. Juliane Banse, sop., Dietrich Henschel, bar., Berlin Radio Chorus, German SO Berlin/Kent Nagano.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Weill (arr. Drew): Berlin Requiem. Jan Remmers, ten., Christian Immler, bar., Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Cathedral Boys Choir, Lucerne SO/John Axelrod.
  • Jenkins: The Armed Man: Benedictus. Daniel Hope, vln., Jacques Ammon, pno., Berlin CO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Op.13. Berlin Radio Chorus/Kent Nagano.
  • Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Anonymous: Veni creator spiritus. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..