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.


12th March

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  • Kats-Chernin: Schubert Blues. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Turnage: Three Screaming Popes. Atlanta SO/Donald Runnicles.
  • Davidson: Here's to Good Health. Andrew MacGregor, shakuhachi, Tony Hicks, sax., Lachlan Davidson, sax., Eugene Ughetti, perc.
  • Norgard: Seadrift. Bente Vist, sop., Unnamed Ensemble/Thomas Sondergard.
  • Boulez: Third Piano Sonata. Paavali Jumppanen, pno.
  • Dean: Viola Concerto. Brett Dean, vla., Sydney SO/Simone Young.

  • 5th March

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  • Andrei Petrov: Waltz from 'Beware of the Car'. Russian Philharmonic Orchestra & Sergei Skripka.
  • Schnittke: Symphony No.4. Yaroslav Zdorov, alto., Dmitri Pianov, ten., Russian State Symphonic Cappella, Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky.

  • 26th February

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  • Arnalds: Undir. Olafur Arnalds pno/electronics, London Recording Orch.
  • Westlake, N: Spirit of the Wild - Concerto for Oboe. Diana Doherty ob, Sydney SO / Nigel Westlake.
  • Floex: John Doe Arise.Tomas Dvorak etc, Prague RSO / Marco Ivanovic.
  • MacMillan: Visions of a November Spring. Royal Stg Qt.
  • Lang, D: Cheating, Lying, Stealing. Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Rouse: Supplica. Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar.
  • Glass: (arr Michael Riesman) The Hours. Cello Octet Amsterdam, Maki Namekawa, pno.

  • 19th February

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  • Tippett: Little Music for String Orchestra. ASMF / Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic part 8. soloists, BBC Singers & SO / John Adams.
  • Kapustin: A Little Duo. Immanuel Davis fte, Kathe Jarka vlc.
  • Walton: Sonata for String Orchestra arr Simon Cox for brass septet. Septura.
  • Currier: Microsymph. Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar.
  • Grandage: Black Dogs. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Australian String Quartet.
  • Williams, Chris: Pass to us the cups with which sorrow is forgotten. Alicia Crossley bass rec, Acacia Qt.

  • 12th February

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  • Johannsson: Englaborn Variations: "es heyrth..." A Winged Victory for the Sullen rework. Johann Johannsson elects, Ethos Stg Qt.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic part 7. Oppenheimer: Gerald Finley; Groves: Aubrey Allicock, & others, BBC Singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Johannsson: Englaborn Variations: Englaborn, piano version. Vikingur Olafsson pno.
  • Tippett: Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli. ASMF / Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Johannsson: Englaborn Variations: "Salfrethingur deyr". Hilda Guthnadottir vlc & voc.
  • Kapustin: Flute Sonata. Immanuel Davis fte, Timothy Lovelace pno.
  • Johannsson: Englaborn Variations: "eins og venjulegt folk" Paul Corley rework. Johann Johannsson glockenspiel, Ethos Stg Qt.
  • Bowler, Laura: Salutem. Marsyas Trio.
  • Johannsson: Englaborn Variations: Odi et Amo. Theatre of Voices.

  • 5th February

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  • Part: Fratres. Ian Munro, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic Part 6. from Act 2, sc 2. Oppenheimer: Gerald Finley, Groves Aubrey Allicock, others, BBCSingers & SO / John Adams.
  • Bjarnason: Emergence. Iceland SO / Daniel Bjarnason.
  • Tann, Hilary: In the Theater of Air. Marsyas Trio.
  • Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra / Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Edwards: Incantations. New Sydney Wind Quintet.

  • 29th January

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  • Turnage: Slide Stride. Nash Ensemble.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic part 5. Kitty: Julia Bullock, Pasqualita: Jennifer Johnston, BBC Singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Escaich: Baroque Song. Orchesta de l'Opera National de Lyon / Alexandre Bloch.
  • Weir: Several Concertos. Marsyas Trio.
  • Beal: Flute Concerto. Sharon Bezaly fte, Norrkoping SO / Jeff Beal.
  • Connesson: Techno-Parade. Mathieu Dufour fte, Paul Meyer cl, Eric le Sage pno.
  • Antheil: Sonatina for Violin and Piano. Duo Odeon.

  • 22nd January

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  • Beal: Six Sixteen. Jason Vieaux gtr, Norrkoping SO / Jeff Beal.
  • Adams: Dr Atomic, part 4. Oppenheimer: Gerald Finley, General Groves: Aubrey Allicock, Captain Nolan: Samuel Sakker, BBC Singers, BBC SO / John Adams.
  • Legrand: Piano Concerto. Michel Legrand pno, Radio France PO / Mikko Franck.
  • Gyger: Petit Testament. Halcyon.
  • McCabe: The Woman by the Sea. Sacconi Qt, John McCabe pno.
  • Turnage: Cantilena. Nash Ensemble.