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 February

Show Playlist
  • Glass: Etude No 11. Sally Whitwell pno.
  • Interview with Ben Anderson and Hamish Upoton re Ossicle Duo concert, Sth Melb, 2pm Sundayt 18 Feb.
  • Barrett: Earth, Brett Kelly tbn, Peter neville perc.
  • Pickard: Insomnia. Rupert Marshall-Luck vln, Mathew Rickard pnpo.
  • Kats-Chernin: Big Rhap. Melbourne SO/Bramwell Tovey.
  • Nowakowski: String Quartet No 1. Voxare Stg Qt.
  • Ford: The Owl and the Pussy-cat. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Ford: The Quangle Wangle's Hat. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Eliasson: Trio. Norbotten Neo mbrs.
  • Bach, J S: Fugue No 18 in E minor. Yo-Yo Ma vlc, Chris Thile mandolin, Edgar meyer bass.

  • 6th February

    Show Playlist
  • Glass: Etude Book 1 No 1 in G minor. Jeroen Van Veen pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Zoom and Zip. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit. Arditti Stg Qt.
  • Panufnik: Cello Concerto. Mstislav Rostropovich vlc, London SO / Hugh Wolff.
  • Eagle: Intonare 2. Ami Longhi pno, Jeremy Brown alto sax, Rod Squance perc.
  • Henderickx: Empty Mind 1. Piet Van Bockstal oboe, Jorit Tamminga electronics.
  • Jonsdottir: Flow and Fusion. Iceland SO / Daniel Bjarnason.
  • Glass: Etude Book 1 No 6 in F minor. Jeroen Van Veen pno.

  • 30th January

    Show Playlist
  • Keeble: Pi Qt. Andrea Keeble & Kylie Morrigan vlns, Jason Bunn vla, Helen Mountfort vlc.
  • Kats-Chernin: Displaced Dances. Stephanie McCallum, pno., Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Quinta: Themistocles Is Captured. Quinta.
  • Dusapin: String Quartet No 3. Arditti Qt.
  • Kats-Chernin: Faded Curtains. Elena Kats-Chernin, pno., Lorelei Dowling, bsn.
  • Sigfusdottir: Aequora. Iceland SO / Daniel Bjarnason.
  • Eotvos: Seven. Akiko Suwanai vln, Gothenburg SO / Peter Eotvos.
  • Keeble: Reggie's Qt. Andrea Keeble & Kylie Morrigan vlns, Jason Bunn vla, Helen Mountfort vlc.

  • 23rd January

    Show Playlist
  • Higgins, Gavin: Atomic Café. Rambert Orch / Paul Hoskins.
  • Kats-Chernin: Heaven Is Closed. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Eotvos: Levitation. Richard Hosford, John Bradbury cls, BBC SO / Peter Eotvos.
  • McCabe: Horn Quntet. David Pyatt hn, Sacconi Qt.
  • Kagel: Phantasiestuck. Govert Jurriaanse fte, Marja Bon pno, Schoenberg Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw.
  • Pickard: Sonata for Violin and Piano. Rupert Marshall-Luck vln, Matthew Rickard pno.

  • 16th January

    Show Playlist
  • Turnage: Texan Tenebrae. London PO / Marin Alsop.
  • Eotvos: CAP-KO, Concerto for Acoustic Piano, Keyboard and Orch. Pierre-Laurent Aimard pno/kybd, Gothenburg SO / Peter Eotvos.
  • Graham, Peter: Moments pour piano. Angela Hewitt pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Golden Kitsch - Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra. Claire Edwardes, perc., Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Srnka: Tree of Heaven. Members of Quatuor Diotima.
  • Saariaho: Laterna Magica. Finnish RSO / Sakari Oramo.
  • Pickard: Snowbound. Ian Mitchell bass cl, Sophie Harris vlc, Matthew Rickard pno.

  • 9th January

    Show Playlist
  • Kats-Chernin: Sunshine Journal. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., Kirsty McCahon, db., Christina Leonard, sax., Catherine Hewgill, vlc., Frank Celata, cl.
  • Vasks: String Quartet No 4, Spikeru Qt.
  • Higdon: Viola Concerto. Roberto Diaz vla, Nashville Symphony / Giancarlo Guerrero.
  • Grandage: Black Dogs. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Australian String Quartet.
  • Fuchs: Out of the Dark. Timothy Jones hn, London SO / JoAnn Falletta.

  • 2nd January

    Show Playlist
  • Kats-Chernin: Re-invention No.6 (based on Invention No.10 in G by J.S.Bach). Genevieve Lacey, rec., Flinders Quartet.
  • Schiff: Stomp. Baltimore SO / David Zinman.
  • Spohr: Nonet - last mvt Finale. Czech Nonet.
  • Porter: What Is This Thing Called Love? Ella Fitzgerald voc, orch / Buddy Bregman.
  • Martinu: Jazz Suite. Ebony Band / Werner Herbers.
  • Bo Diddley: Don't Know Where I've Been.
  • Sculthorpe: Sonata for Strings No.3. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Dorati: Duo Concertante - mvt 2 Molto Vivace. Diana Doherty oboe, David Korevaar pno.
  • Weill/Perelman/Nash: Speak Low. Ute Lemper voc, Rias Berlin Kammerensemble / John Mauceri.
  • Yu: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - selected variations. Michael Kieran Harvey pno.
  • Gershwin: I Got Rhythm. Art Tatum pno.
  • Milhaud: Sonatine for Oboe and Piano. Peter de Jager, pno., Ben Opie, oboe.
  • : Angel Eyes. Debra Blaquiere, voc.
  • Holbrook: Pep Formula. Pep.
  • Hallam: Dance Suite. Galliard Ensemble.
  • Page: Shine Shine Shine. Gregory Page and His Big Band orch.
  • Porter: You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to. Helen Merrill voc. Clifford Brown tpt, Ens.

  • 26th December

    Show Playlist
  • Kats-Chernin: Re-invention No.3 (based on Invention No.13 in A minor by J.S.Bach). Genevieve Lacey, rec., Flinders Quartet.
  • Edwards: Clarinet Concerto - 3rd mvt. David Thomas, cl., Melbourne SO/Arvo Volmer.
  • Porter: You're the Top. Ella Fitzgerald voc, orch / Buddy Bergman.
  • Debussy: Stg Qt - mvt 1. Buda[est Qt.
  • Memphis Slim: Lonesome, Memphis Slim voc.
  • Adams: The Chairman Dances. Baltimore SO / David Zinman.
  • Weill: I'm a Stranger Here Myself. Ute Lemper voc.
  • Shostakovich: Sonata for Violin and Piano, mvt 2. Shlomo Mintz vln, Viktoria Postnikova pnp.
  • Piazzolla: Oblivion. Diana Doherty, oboe, Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.
  • Yu: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - selected variations.
  • Walker: King Ludwig's Swans - last 3 mvts. Halcyon, Genevieve Lang harp.
  • de Costa: Tiger Rag. Art Tatum pno.
  • Francaix: Quintet. Pro Arte Wind Quintet, Zurich.
  • Ruby/Spencer/Hagan: Angel Bells. Debra Blaquiere, voc.
  • Bartok: Transylvanian Dances Sz.96. Budapest Festival Orch/Ivan Fischer.
  • Glass: Glassworks Opening. Valentina Lisitsa pno.
  • Holiday/Herzog: Don't Explain. Helen Merrill voc. Clifford Brown tpt.
  • Stoneking: We Gon Boogaloo. C W Stoneking & ens.

  • 19th December

    Show Playlist
  • Thorvaldsdottir: Dreaming. Iceland SO / Daniel Bjarnason.
  • Kats-Chernin: The Witching Hour - Concerto for Eight Double Basses and Orchestra. Kees Boersma, db., Kirsty McCahon, db., Alex Henery, db., Timothy Dunin, db., Max McBride, db., Matthew McDonald, db., Robert Nairn, db., Caro Vigilante, db., Australian World Orch/Alexander Briger.
  • Wolfe: Compassion. Lisa Moore pno.
  • Saariaho: Clarinet Concerto. Kari Kriikku cl, Finnish RSO / Sakari Oramo.
  • Finsterer: Silva. Ensemble Offspring.
  • Frances-Hoad: The Madness Industry. Onyx Brass.