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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.


13th October

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  • John Carmichael
  • Carmichael: Fetes Champetres. Ian Scott, cl., Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Carmichael: Piano Quartet, Sea Changes. Antony Gray, pno., Belinda MacFarlane, vln., Morgan Goff, vla., Matthew Lee, vlc.
  • Carmichael: Concierto Folklorico. John Carmichael, pno., West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Carmichael: Fantasy Sonata for Flute and Piano. John Carmichael, pno., Roger Armstrong, fte.
  • Carmichael: Trumpet Concerto. Kevin Johnston, tpt., West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Carmichael: Puppet Show. Carlos Lama, pno., Sofia Cabruja, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 6th October

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  • Li Wei Qin
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69. Kathryn Selby, pno., Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33. Li-Wei Qin, vlc., Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Schumann: Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70. Kathryn Selby, pno., Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B191. Li-Wei Qin, vlc., Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Paganini: Caprices, Op.1. Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 29th September

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  • Kathleen Battle
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV232: Laudamus Te. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Nelson.
  • Bach: The Majesty of God is Revered, BWV36/7. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Nelson.
  • Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - Sweet Bird. Kathleen Battle, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Kathleen Battle, sop., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Bellini: La sonnambula: Ah! Non credea mirarti. Kathleen Battle, sop., Richard Croft, ten., Randi Stene, m-sop., Mark S Doss, bass, London PO/Bruno Campanella.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Verdi: La traviata: Parigi o cara. Placido Domingo, ten., Kathleen Battle, sop., Metropolitan Opera Orch/James Levine.
  • Verdi: Un ballo in maschera: La rivedra nell'estasi. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Robert Lloyd, bar., Kathleen Battle, sop., Renato Bruson, bar., Malcolm King, bass, National PO, London Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Vangelis: Mythodea, music for the Nasa mission: 2001 Mars odyssey. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop., Vangelis, electronic keyboards, London Metropolitan Orch, National Opera of Greece Choir/Blake Neely.
  • Gershwin: I Loves You, Porgy from Porgy and Bess. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 22nd September

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  • Cesar Franck
  • Franck: Piece Heroique. Sergio de Pieri, org.
  • Franck: Redemption. Noel Lee, pno., Christian Ivaldi, pno.
  • Franck: Psyche. BBC Welsh Chorus, BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Leigh Harrold, pno., Kylie Liang, vln.
  • Franck: Cantabile. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 15th September

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  • Carl Vine
  • Vine: Piano Concerto. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno., Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Vine: Sonata for flute & piano. Geoffrey Collins, fte., David Miller, pno.
  • Vine: Symphony No.5 "Percussion". Sydney SO, Synergy/Edo de Waart.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Vine: Suite from The Tempest. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Vine: Piano Sonata No.1. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Vine (arr. O'Leary): Love me Sweet. Sally Whitwell, pno., Gondwana Voices, Ensemble/Mark O'Leary.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 8th September

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  • Polyphony
  • Rutter: A Choral Fanfare. Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Part: Annum per Annum. Andrew Lucas, org., /Stephen Layton.
  • Tavener: Butterfly Dreams. Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Grainger: Jungle Book Cycle. David Wilson-Johnson, bar., John Mark Ainsley, ten., Libby Crabtree, sop., James Gilchrist, ten., Polyphony, Polyphony Orch/Stephen Layton.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Grieg: Four Psalms Op.74. David Wilson-Johnson, bar., Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light. Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Rutter: Draw on, Sweet Night. Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Part: Seven Magnificat-Antiphonen. Andrew Lucas, org., Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Grainger (arr. Tall): Lord Maxwell's Goodnight. John Mark Ainsley, ten., Polyphony, Polyphony Orch/Stephen Layton.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 1st September

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  • The Timpani
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man. West Australian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Strauss R: Burleske in D minor. Jeffrey Kahane, pno., Eugene Espino, timp., Cincinnati SO/Jesus Lopez-Cobos.
  • Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E Flat, K.543. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Schuman: New England Triptych. Eastman - Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Barber: Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance, Op.23a. Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.
  • Vine: Percussion Concerto. David Hewitt, perc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 25th August

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  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Bernstein: Overture, On the Town. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: Serenade for Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion, after Plato's Symposium. Hilary Hahn, vln., Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms. Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, sop., Thomas Kelly, treb., Victoria Nayler, m-sop., Jeremy Budd, ten., Paul Charrier, bass, Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bernstein: Sonata. Stanley Drucker, cl., Kazuko Hayami, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 18th August

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  • Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93. La Scala PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Per me giunto e il di supremo. Placido Domingo, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar., ROHO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Di quella pira. Placido Domingo, ten., Rosalind Plowright, sop., Walter Gullino, ten., St Cecilia Academy Orch, St Cecilia Academy Chorus/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Brahms: Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit from a German Requiem. Barbara Bonney, sop., Vienna PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Franck: Psyche and Eros, from Symphonic Poem "Psyche". Berlin PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka. Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..