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.


13th November

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  • Vasks: Lonely Angel. Alina Pogostkina vln, Sinfonietta Riga / Juha Kangas.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 9, op 117. Pacifica Qt.
  • Matthews, David: Aubade. Orchesta Nova / George Bass.
  • Hindson: Rush. Benaud Trio.
  • Watkins, Huw: Violin Concerto. Alina Ibragimova vln, BBC SO / Edward Gardner.
  • Weill: Under the oak trees on the road to Potsdam. Ute Lemper voc.
  • Ades: Arcadiana. Calder Qt.

  • 6th November

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  • Pertout: The Elements. Carmine Marcello Rizzi vln.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 8. Pacifica Qt.
  • Vine: Piano Trio 'The Village'. Benaud Trio.
  • Wenchen Qin: Cello Concerto 'Dawn'. Li-Wei Qin vlc, ORF Vienna RSO / Gottfried Rabl.
  • Bach, J S: Trio Sonata No 6 in G major BWV 530. Yo-Yo Ma vlc, Chris Thile mandolin, Edgar Meyer db.
  • Mellits: String Quartet No 4 'Prometheus'. Debussy Stg Qt.

  • 30th October

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  • Boulez: Figures, Doubles, Prismes for Orchestra. BBC SO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Stockhausen: Gruppen for three orchestras. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Xenakis: Dikthas. Carolin Widmann, vln., Simon Lepper, pno.
  • Higdon: Impressions. Cypress String Quartet.
  • Saariaho: Six Japanese Gardens. Leah Scholes, perc.
  • Lim: Xi (Double Happiness). The Song Company.

  • 23rd October

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  • Takemitsu: Spirit Garden. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Glass: Symphony No.3. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Boulanger: Three pieces for Violincello and Piano. Muses Piano Trio.
  • Neal: No.5 Trio. Golden Fur.
  • Endean: cinder : ember : ashes
  • Wolf: Want not. Rubiks Collective.
  • Walshe: This is why people O.D on pills.
  • Ustvolskaya: Concerto for Piano, String Orchestra & Timpani. Alexei Lubimov, pno., German Chamber Philharmonic/Heinrich Schiff.

  • 16th October

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  • Peacocke: Death Wish. Third Coast Percussion.
  • Endean: Apparition.
  • Eastwood: Clink. Rubiks Collective.
  • Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for wind quintet. Arcadia Winds.
  • Part: Tabula rasa. Eleonora Turovsky, vln., Natalya Turovsky, vln., Catherine Perrin, prepared piano, I Musici de Montreal/Yuli Turovsky.
  • Lim: Veil for 7 instruments. Ensemble Fur Neue Musik Zurich.
  • Stockhausen: Klavierstucke lX. Margaret Legge-Wilkinson, pno.
  • Saariaho: Nuits, adieux. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
  • Takemitsu: All in Twilight. Franz Halasz, guiltar.

  • 9th October

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  • Holley: Chamber Symphony. The Gallery Players / Alan Holley.
  • Holt, Simon: St Vitus in the Kettle. Halle / Nicholas Collon.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 7. Pacifica Qt.
  • Wenchen Qin: Suona Concerto 'Calling for Phoenix'. Qianyuan Zhang suona, ORF Venna RSO / Gofffried Rabl.
  • Colbert: Repose. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Mellits, Marc: String Quartet No 3 'Tapas'. Debussy Stg Qt.
  • O'Regan, Tarik: Chaabi. Halle / Jamie Phillips.

  • 2nd October

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  • Tenace, Antonio: Opposites Attract. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 6 in G. Pacifica Qt.
  • Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary. Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Saariaho: Caliban's Dream. Petteri Salomaa bar, Avanti! CO / Hannu Lintu.
  • Holley: Doppler's Web. Paul Goodchild tpt, Sydney SO / Simone Young.
  • Saariaho: Miranda's lament. Anu Komsi sop, Avanti! CO / Hannu Lintu.
  • Bloch: Suite Hebraique. Barbara Hornung vla, Danae Killian pno.
  • Ades: Piano Quintet. Calder Qt, Thomas Ades pno.

  • 25th September

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  • Simons, Silvia: Chiaroscuro. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Interview with Andrian Pertout and Eve Duncan re Pathways Concerts 13 & 15 April, and recordings of these with Michael Kieran Harvey.
  • Koyabashi, Akira: Glass Swan. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Duncan, Eve: Wave to the Depths. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Harvey, Michael Kieran: Module Fugue. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Pertout, Andrian: Debajo de la bruma. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 5 in B flat minor, op 92. Pacifica Qt.
  • Hamilton, Andrew: Music for People Who Like Art. Michelle O'Rourke voice, Crash Ensemble / Alan Pierson.