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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.


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..

  • 11th August

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  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Weber: Der Freischutz. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Kalkbrenner: Piano Concerto No. 3 in A minor, Op.107. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Koehne: Between Two Worlds. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Edwards: Chorale and Ecstatic Dance (Enyato 1). Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Liadov: Eight Russian folk songs, Op.58. Tasmanian SO/Shalom Ronly-Riklis.
  • Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan concerto. Caroline Almonte, pno., Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 4th August

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  • Leopold Stokowski
  • Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, fantasy in E minor, Op.32. Stadium SO of New York/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Bach (arr. Stokowski): Geistliches Lied - Mein Jesu. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92. BBC SO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72/2, B147. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Strauss R: Death & Transfiguration, Op.24. Philadelphia Orch/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Villa-Lobos: Uirapuru. Stadium SO of New York/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 28th July

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  • Mariss Jansons
  • Dvorak: Othello, Overture, Op.93, B174. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln., Philharmonia Orch/Mariss Jansons.
  • Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op.43. Mikhail Rudy, pno., St Petersburg PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76, B54. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Strauss Jnr: Pleasure Train polka, Op.281. Vienna PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 21st July

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  • Marin Alsop
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from the film "On the Waterfront". Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Busoni (arr. Adams): Berceuse Elegiaque, Op.42. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. London PO/Marin Alsop.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Takemitsu: Dreamtime. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Brahms (arr. Brahms): Three Hungarian Dances London PO/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Johnson: Victory Stride. The Concordia Orch/Marin Alsop.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 14th July

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  • Jane Glover
  • Haydn M (arr. Mozart): Symphony No.37 in G. London Mozart Players/Jane Glover.
  • Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K.314. Celia Nicklin, oboe, London Mozart Players/Jane Glover.
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Suite-concertino in F, Op.16. Kim Walker, bsn., London Mozart Players/Jane Glover.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Christopher Headington: Violin Concerto. Xue Wei, vln., London PO/Jane Glover.
  • Schubert: Lutzow's Wild Hunting Party, D.205. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.
  • Schubert: Song of the Spirits above the Waters, D.714. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 7th July

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  • The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Kats-Chernin: Heaven Is Closed. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Sculthorpe: My Country Childhood. Adelaide SO/James Judd.
  • Koehne: Nocturne No.1, Twilight. Adelaide SO/Janos Furst.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): The Merry Widow: Can Can, Cakewalk, Melos and Finale. Adelaide SO, Adelaide Singers/John Lanchbery.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112. Xiao-Dong Wang, vln., Adelaide SO/Omri Hadari.
  • Wagner R: Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla. Christopher Doig, ten., Tim DuFore, bar., John Brocheler, bass-baritone, Natalie Jones, sop., Donna-Maree Dunlop, sop., Z. MacKendree-Wright, m-sop, Adelaide SO/Asher Fisch.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 30th June

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  • David Stanhope
  • Boyd: My Name is Tian. Kathy Marsh, sop., Tall Poppies Ensemble/David Stanhope.
  • Vine: The Battlers. Tall Poppies Ensemble/David Stanhope.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves. Tasmanian SO/David Stanhope.
  • Tavener: Song of the Angel. Jane Sheldon, sop., Sinfonia Australis/David Stanhope.
  • Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess. Tasmanian SO/David Stanhope.
  • Raffaele Marcellino: Heart of Fire. Sydney Alpha Ensemble, The Contemporary Singers/David Stanhope.
  • Grainger: Dreamery. Tasmanian SO/David Stanhope.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 23rd June

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  • Robert Shaw
  • Borodin: Overture from Prince Igor. Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw.
  • Rachmaninov: The Bells, Op.35. Renee Fleming, sop., Karl Dent, ten., Victor Ledbetter, bar., Atlanta SO, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Shaw.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Verdi: Nabucco: Va pensiero. Atlanta SO, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Shaw.
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite. Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw.
  • Glass: The Canyon. Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw.
  • Schubert: Longing, D.656. Robert Shaw Chamber Singers/Robert Shaw.
  • Schubert: Love, D983a. Robert Shaw Chamber Singers/Robert Shaw.
  • Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op.58, B.71: Tui Nati Vulnerati. Atlanta SO, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus/Robert Shaw.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..