Australian & Contemporary

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‘Music from now’ featuring many recent releases and occasional interviews with composers and performers. The fare consists of local and overseas compositions of the past sixty years or so, including the innovative and the avant-garde.


15th January

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  • Xiao: Solstice I. Nimbus Trio, Luke Carbon bs cl.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic, part 3. Oppenheimer: Gerald Finley, Kitty: Julia Bullock, Groves: Aubrey Allicock, Hubbard: Marcus Farnsworth, BBC Singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Johannsson, Johann: Hz. Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Lehmann-Horn, Markus: Rot (Red), Concerto for percussion & large orch. Alexej Gerassimez perc, NDR Radiophilharmonie / Eivind Gullberg Jensen.
  • Dessner: Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 (withheld). Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Bryars: Cello Concerto (Farewell to Philosophy). Julian Lloyd Webber vlc, English CO / James Judd.

  • 8th January

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  • Wallin: Under City Skin. Peter Herresthal vln, Arctic Phil CO /Oyvind Bjora.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic, part 2. Gerald Finley, Brindley Sherratt, Andrew Staples, Julia Bullock singers, BBC singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Riley: As the Tender Twilight Covers. Matthew Schellhorn pno.
  • Mellits: String Quartet No 5: Waniyetu. Debussy Stg Qt.
  • Crossman, Bruce: Spirit. Lotte Latukefu sop, James Cuddeford vln, Claire Edwardes perc, Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Aho: Concerto for Soprano Sax & CO. Anders Paulsson sop sax, Lapland CO / John Storgards.

  • 1st January

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  • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet. Christian Blackshaw pno, Brodsky Qt.
  • Bryars: The Green Ray. John Harle sax, Bournemouth Sinfonietta / Ivor Bolton.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic, part 1.Oppenheimer Gerald Finley, Teller: Brindley Sherratt, Wilson: Andrew Staples, BBC Singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. David Krakauer cls, Kronos Qt.

  • 25th December

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  • Bernstein: Mambo. Baltimore SO / David Zinman.
  • Ford: The Owl and the Pussy-cat. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Porter: Too Darn Hot. Ann Miller vc.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 15. Pacifica Qt.
  • Edwards: The Tranquil Mind. Halcyon, Jason Noble cl, Geoffrey Gartner vlc.
  • Ford: The Quangle Wangle's Hat. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Porter: We Open in Venice. Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller Tommy Rall voc.
  • Greenaway: The Seven Great Inventions of the Industrial Age. Syzygy Ensemble, Dan Richardson perc.
  • Porter: Always True to You. Ann Miller Tommy Rall voc.
  • Torke: Charcoal. Baltimore SO / David Zinman.
  • Traditional (arr. Ford): Have You Seen the Muffin Man?. Nigel Crocker, tbn., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Andrew Barnes, bsn., Phillip Green, cl.
  • Traditional (arr. Ford): Higglety Pigglety, My Black Hen. Jane Sheldon, sop., Andrew Barnes, bsn., Alexandre Oguey, oboe.
  • Porter: Brush Up Your Shakespeare. James Whitmore, Keenan Wynn voc. From This Moment On. Ann Miller Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse voc.

  • 18th December

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  • Greenbaum: Opalescence. Halcyon.
  • Interview with Andrian pertout re CD Luz Meridional and o/seas premieres.
  • Pertout: Entropia.. Tatarstan NSO / Guerassim Voronkov.
  • Pertout: Luz meridional - selections. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Pertout: Luz meridional - selections. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Muhly/Teitor: from Confessions: Sick of Fish, Dog and Frog. Holland Baroque / Nico Muhly.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 14. Pacifica Qt.
  • Gyger: The Pleiades at Midnight. Halcyon.
  • Rota: Sonata in D. Rocco Parisi cl, Gabriele Rota pno.
  • Marcellino: Turbulent Passions Calm. Halcyon.
  • Martinsson: Open Mind. Royal Stockholm PO / Andrew Manze.

  • 11th December

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  • Cutler, Joe: Elsewhereness. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire SO / Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 13 in B flat minor, op 138. Pacifica Qt.
  • Lim: Invisibility. Severine Ballon (Elision) vlc.
  • Segal: BethKlang. Quatuor Voce.
  • Saariaho: Nymphea Reflection. Finnish RSO / Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
  • Bach, J S: Kommst du nun, Jesu... BWV 650. Yo-Yo Ma vlc, Chris Thile Guit/mandolin, Edgar Meyer bass.
  • Coates, Gloria: Piano Quintet. Roderick Chadwick pno, Kreutzer Qt.

  • 4th December

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  • Edwards: Voice of the Rain. Riley Lee shakuhachi, Enigma Qt.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 12. Pacifica Qt.
  • Watkins: Flute Concerto. Adam Walker fte, Halle / Ryan Wigglesworth.
  • Saariaho: Mirage. Karita Mattila sop, Anssi Karttunen vlc, Orchestre de Paris / Christoph Eschenbach.
  • Glass: Dead Things. Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Vasks: Distant Light. Alina Pogostkina vln, Sinfonietta Riga / Juha Kangas.

  • 27th November

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  • Edwards: Animisms. Australia Ensemble.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 11 in F minor. Pacifica Qt.
  • Saariaho: Graal theatre. John Storgards vln, Avanti! CO / Hannu Lintu.
  • Holley: Piano Sonata. Michele Bolla pno.
  • Virtaperko, Olli: Ambrosian Delights. Jonte Knif knifonium, Jyvaskyla Sinfona / Ville Matvejeff.

  • 20th November

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