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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.


17th November

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  • Selby & Friends
  • Beethoven: Theme and Variations in E flat , Op.44. Selby & Friends.
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90, B166 - Dumky. Selby & Friends.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No.1 in F, Op.18. Selby & Friends.
  • Bridge: Miniatures for Piano Trio, H.87-89, Set 2, Nos.4-6. Selby & Friends.
  • Yu: Prelude and Not-a-Fugue, for Piano Trio. Selby & Friends.
  • Schoenfield: Café Music. Selby & Friends.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 10th November

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  • Arthur Benjamin
  • Benjamin: Overture to an Italian Comedy. Sydney SO/Joseph Post.
  • Benjamin: Romantic Fantasy. Lorraine McAslan, vln., Sarah-Jane Bradley, vla., Royal Scottish NO/John Gibbons.
  • Benjamin: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Benjamin: Symphony No.1. Queensland SO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Benjamin: Oboe Concerto in C minor on Themes of Domenico Cimarosa. Heinz Holliger, oboe, I Musici.
  • Benjamin: Sonatina. John Harding, vln., Ian Munro, pno.
  • Benjamin: Fantasies I. Ian Munro, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 3rd November

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  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Ansell: Nautical Overture. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Dvorak: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98. West Australian SO/Asher Fisch.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Scriabin (arr. Smalley): Ten Poems for Chamber Orchestra. West Australian SO/Roger Smalley.
  • Waldteufel: The Skaters Waltz, Op.183. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Carmichael: A Country Fair. Jack Harrison, cl., West Australian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Osborne: Summer Medley. Jack Harrison, harmonica, West Australian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 27th October

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  • Roger Woodward
  • Bach: Anna Magdalena Notebook, excerpts. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat, Op.81a, 'Les Adieux'. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9/1. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in E flat, Op.9/2. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26. Roger Woodward, pno., Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Scriabin: Prometheus, Le Poeme du feu, Op.60. Roger Woodward, pno., Sydney SO, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs/Diego Masson.
  • Rowland (arr. Woodward): Four excerpts from The man from Snowy River. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 20th October

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  • The Spirit of Hungary
  • Goldmark: Overture - Sakuntala , Op.13. Sydney SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Kalman: The Gypsy Princess, excerpts. Lotte Rysanek, sop., Else Liebesberg, sop., Rudolf Christ, ten., Herbert Prikopa, bar., Vienna Folk Opera Orch, Vienna Folk Opera Choir/Franz Bauer-Theussl.
  • Lehar: Concertino for violin and orchestra in B flat minor. Latica Honda-Rosenberg, vln., Hanover Radio PO/Klauspeter Seibel.
  • Liszt: Etudes de Concert, G144-5. Earl Wild, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bartok: Dance Suite, Sz.77. Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati.
  • Kodaly: Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock). Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 13th October

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  • John Carmichael
  • Carmichael: Fetes Champetres. Ian Scott, cl., Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Carmichael: Piano Quartet, Sea Changes. Antony Gray, pno., Belinda MacFarlane, vln., Morgan Goff, vla., Matthew Lee, vlc.
  • Carmichael: Concierto Folklorico. John Carmichael, pno., West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Carmichael: Fantasy Sonata for Flute and Piano. John Carmichael, pno., Roger Armstrong, fte.
  • Carmichael: Trumpet Concerto. Kevin Johnston, tpt., West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Carmichael: Puppet Show. Carlos Lama, pno., Sofia Cabruja, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 6th October

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  • Li Wei Qin
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69. Kathryn Selby, pno., Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33. Li-Wei Qin, vlc., Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Schumann: Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op.70. Kathryn Selby, pno., Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B191. Li-Wei Qin, vlc., Melbourne SO/David Stanhope.
  • Paganini: Caprices, Op.1. Li-Wei Qin, vlc.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 29th September

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  • Kathleen Battle
  • Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV232: Laudamus Te. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Nelson.
  • Bach: The Majesty of God is Revered, BWV36/7. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Nelson.
  • Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - Sweet Bird. Kathleen Battle, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Kathleen Battle, sop., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Bellini: La sonnambula: Ah! Non credea mirarti. Kathleen Battle, sop., Richard Croft, ten., Randi Stene, m-sop., Mark S Doss, bass, London PO/Bruno Campanella.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Verdi: La traviata: Parigi o cara. Placido Domingo, ten., Kathleen Battle, sop., Metropolitan Opera Orch/James Levine.
  • Verdi: Un ballo in maschera: La rivedra nell'estasi. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Robert Lloyd, bar., Kathleen Battle, sop., Renato Bruson, bar., Malcolm King, bass, National PO, London Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Vangelis: Mythodea, music for the Nasa mission: 2001 Mars odyssey. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop., Vangelis, electronic keyboards, London Metropolitan Orch, National Opera of Greece Choir/Blake Neely.
  • Gershwin: I Loves You, Porgy from Porgy and Bess. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 22nd September

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  • Cesar Franck
  • Franck: Piece Heroique. Sergio de Pieri, org.
  • Franck: Redemption. Noel Lee, pno., Christian Ivaldi, pno.
  • Franck: Psyche. BBC Welsh Chorus, BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Leigh Harrold, pno., Kylie Liang, vln.
  • Franck: Cantabile. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..