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A fun introduction to the classics for younger listeners, using musical illustration and story.

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20th April

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  • Beath: Dreams and Visions. Queensland SO/Mark Summerbell. 2nd Movement: Birds the Colour of the Moon
  • Sebastian The Fox: The Jinker Ride._[Wind Quartet (1988) Diane Ridell - Flute. Geoffrey Dodd - Oboe. Maria Swift - Clarinet. George Dreyfus - Bassoon. Jochen Schubert - Guitar. Bruce Knappett - Narrator.] (1:18)
  • Sebastian The Fox: The Jinker Ride. Bassoon Quartet (1991) The Melbourne Bassoon Quartet: Max Neil, Heather Steel, Joanne Russell-Clarke, George Dreyfus. Narrated by Adrian Rawlins. Recorded live in concert at Montsalvat. (1:15)
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young. TheJinker Ride
  • Sebastian The Fox: TheLullaby. [Wind Quartet(1988) (1:02)
  • Sebastian The Fox: TheLullaby. Bassoon Quartet (1991) (0:54)
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young. The Lullaby
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Traditional (arr. McAlley): Calvary. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Amar (arr. Coupat): I Am Dying in the Wind of my Plains. Levon Minassian, duduk and vocal, Bulgarian SO/Deyan Pavlov.
  • Parry (arr. Elgar): Jerusalem. London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Beath: Dreams and Visions. Queensland SO/Mark Summerbell. 5th Movement
  • Beath: Dreams and Visions. Queensland SO/Mark Summerbell. 6th Movement

  • 13th April

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  • Beath: Night Song No.2. Barnaby Ralph, rec.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. George Dreyfus, bsn., Marla Swift, cl., Diane Riddell, fte., Geoffrey Dodd, oboe, Bruce Knappett, spkr.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. The Potters Wheel Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Melbourne Bassoon Quartet.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. George Dreyfus, bsn., Marla Swift, cl., Diane Riddell, fte., Geoffrey Dodd, oboe, Bruce Knappett, spkr.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. The Pieman Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young.
  • Britten: Stuffy! Albert Herring. Owen Brannigan, bass, April Cantelo, sop., Peter Pears, ten., John Noble, bar., Sheila Rex, m-sop., Sylvia Fisher, sop., English CO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Britten: Albert Herring. The First Suggestion On My List
  • Britten: Albert Herring. Good Morning Young Man
  • Britten: Albert Herring. Albert The Good
  • Britten: Albert Herring. In The Midst Of Death
  • Britten: Albert Herring. Albert!
  • Britten: Albert Herring. Albert's Come Back To Stay

  • 6th April

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  • Beath: Night Song No.1. Barnaby Ralph, rec.
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Sebastian's Theme Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young.
  • Sebsatians Theme_Bassoon Quartet
  • Sebsatians Theme_Wind and Guitar Quartet
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. The Dollshouse Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young.
  • Sebsatians The Dolls House_Bassoon Quartet
  • Sebsatians The Dolls House_Wind and Guitar Quartet
  • Dreyfus: Adventures of Sebastian Fox. Playtime Justine Clarke, spkr., Tasmanian SO, The Birralee Blokes/Kenneth Young.
  • Sebsatians Paytime_Bassoon Quartet
  • Sebsatians Playtime_Wind and Guitar Quartet
  • Nicholas Hooper: Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Nicholas Hooper: Fireworks from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Nicholas Hooper: Opening and In Noctem from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2:48 + 2:03
  • Nicholas Hooper: Dumbledore’s Farewell

  • 30th March

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    23rd March

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  • Schumann C: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.7. Angela Cheng, pno., Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (Jazz Version). Simon Tedeschi, pno., Kevin Hunt, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Schumann C: Die gute Nacht. Isabel Lippitz, sop., Deborah Richards, pno.

  • 16th March

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Michel Beroff, pno. Laideronnette, Impératrice Des Pagodes
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Michel Beroff, pno. Le Jardin Féérique
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 9th March

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  • Schumann C: Scherzo in C minor, Op.14. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Michel Beroff, pno. Les Entretiens De La Belle Et La Bête Beauty and the beats
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez. Conversations of Beauty and The Beast
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Michel Beroff, pno. Tom Thumb
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez. Tom Thumb
  • Amelia Jones singing the theme for Hollow Knight - the city of tears
  • Amelia Jones singing the theme from Raphtalia
  • “Mother Sea” from “Ponyo”, composer Joe Hisaishi, 2008
  • “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Movie Version)” from “Ponyo”, composer Joe Hisaishi, 2008,
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.

  • 2nd March

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  • Schumann C: Walzer. Isabel Lippitz, sop., Deborah Richards, pno.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Schumann C: Four fugitive pieces, Op.15. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.

  • 23rd February

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  • Dvorak: Two Waltzes, Op.54,B.105 - Waltz No. 1 in A. Prague SO/Vaclav Smetacek.
  • Saint-Saens: Pianists Carnival of the Animals. Janis Laurs, vlc., Anna Goldsworthy, pno., Mark Kruger, pno., Justine Clarke, spkr., Jay Laga'aia, spkr., Georgie Parker, spkr., Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Saint-Saens: Pianists Carnival of the Animals. Fossils
  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals.The Swan
  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals. Finale
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, B178 - From the New World. Cambridge Buskers.