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The focus each week is on a single musician (composer, conductor or performer) or ensemble (orchestra, chamber group or choir), giving a broad overview of the oeuvre or repertoire of this Great Maker of Fine Music.


15th September

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8th September

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1st September

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  • The Timpani
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man. West Australian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Strauss R: Burleske in D minor. Jeffrey Kahane, pno., Eugene Espino, timp., Cincinnati SO/Jesus Lopez-Cobos.
  • Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: Symphony No.39 in E Flat, K.543. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Schuman: New England Triptych. Eastman - Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Barber: Medea's Meditation & Dance of Vengeance, Op.23a. Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.
  • Vine: Percussion Concerto. David Hewitt, perc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 25th August

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  • Leonard Bernstein
  • Bernstein: Overture, On the Town. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: Serenade for Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion, after Plato's Symposium. Hilary Hahn, vln., Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms. Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, sop., Thomas Kelly, treb., Victoria Nayler, m-sop., Jeremy Budd, ten., Paul Charrier, bass, Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Bernstein: Sonata. Stanley Drucker, cl., Kazuko Hayami, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 18th August

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  • Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93. La Scala PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Per me giunto e il di supremo. Placido Domingo, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar., ROHO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Di quella pira. Placido Domingo, ten., Rosalind Plowright, sop., Walter Gullino, ten., St Cecilia Academy Orch, St Cecilia Academy Chorus/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Brahms: Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit from a German Requiem. Barbara Bonney, sop., Vienna PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Franck: Psyche and Eros, from Symphonic Poem "Psyche". Berlin PO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka. Chicago SO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 11th August

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  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Weber: Der Freischutz. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Kalkbrenner: Piano Concerto No. 3 in A minor, Op.107. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Koehne: Between Two Worlds. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Edwards: Chorale and Ecstatic Dance (Enyato 1). Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Liadov: Eight Russian folk songs, Op.58. Tasmanian SO/Shalom Ronly-Riklis.
  • Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan concerto. Caroline Almonte, pno., Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 4th August

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  • Leopold Stokowski
  • Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, fantasy in E minor, Op.32. Stadium SO of New York/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Bach (arr. Stokowski): Geistliches Lied - Mein Jesu. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92. BBC SO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72/2, B147. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Strauss R: Death & Transfiguration, Op.24. Philadelphia Orch/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Villa-Lobos: Uirapuru. Stadium SO of New York/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 28th July

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  • Mariss Jansons
  • Dvorak: Othello, Overture, Op.93, B174. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln., Philharmonia Orch/Mariss Jansons.
  • Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op.43. Mikhail Rudy, pno., St Petersburg PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.5 in F, Op.76, B54. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Strauss Jnr: Pleasure Train polka, Op.281. Vienna PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 21st July

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  • Marin Alsop
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from the film "On the Waterfront". Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Busoni (arr. Adams): Berceuse Elegiaque, Op.42. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. London PO/Marin Alsop.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Takemitsu: Dreamtime. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Brahms (arr. Brahms): Three Hungarian Dances London PO/Marin Alsop.
  • Bernstein: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Johnson: Victory Stride. The Concordia Orch/Marin Alsop.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..