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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.


19th May

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  • A Salute to the 3MBS Sound Engineers
  • Vanhal: Concerto in F for two bassoons -mvt 1. Yoshi Ishikawa, bsn., Terry Ewell, bsn., IDRS Festival CO/Nicholas Daniel.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op.18/4: 1st movement. Ironwood Chamber Ensemble.
  • Poulenc: Flute Sonata. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Megan Stirling, fte.
  • Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor - 1st mvt Streeton Trio.
  • Schubert (arr. Unknown): String Quartet No.10 in E Flat, D87, Op.125/1 (arr. Strings)- 1st mvt. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat, Op.83 - 1st mvt. Daniel de Borah, pno.
  • Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60. Victor Hu, pno.

  • 12th May

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  • Nicholas Braithwaite
  • Rawsthorne: Overture - Street Corner. London SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor. Simon Preston, org., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Qin Li-Wei, vlc., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No.2 in E flat, Op.4. Malcolm Binns, pno., Philharmonia Orch/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Jacob: Trombone Concerto. Warwick Tyrrell, tbn., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Vinter: Hunter's Moon. David Pyatt, horn, London PO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 5th May

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  • Frederica von Stade
  • Purcell: The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Martin Katz, pno.
  • Mozart: Mass No.18 in C minor, 'Great', K427. Arleen Auger, sop., Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Cornelius Hauptmann, bass, Frank Lopardo, ten., Bavarian RSO, Bavarian Radio Chorus/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Vaughan Williams: A Song of Thanksgiving. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO, Salt Lake City Children's Chorus/Joseph Silverstein.
  • Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Atlanta SO/Yoel Levi.
  • Traditional (arr. Sadin): American Songs Medley. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Kathleen Battle, sop., Nancy Allen, harp, Orch of St Luke's, American Boychoir, Christmas Concert Chorus, Wynton Marsalis Septet/Andre Previn.
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Evening Prayer. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 28th April

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  • Gidon Kremer
  • Liszt (arr. Dreznin): Apres une lecture du Dante, S161/7. Gidon Kremer, vln., Marta Sudraba, vlc., Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer.
  • Piazzolla: Autumn in Buenos Aires. Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer.
  • Vivaldi: Four seasons, Concerto in F, RV293, Autumn. Gidon Kremer, vln., Kremerata Baltica/Gidon Kremer.
  • Chausson: Poeme, Op.25. Gidon Kremer, vln., London SO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G, Op.96. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Piazzolla (arr. Gupta): Concierto del Angel. Gidon Kremer, vln., Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon, Alois Posch, db., Vadim Sakharov, pno., Kremerata Baltica/Rolf Gupta.
  • Milhaud: Le Printemps. Gidon Kremer, vln., Elena Bashkirova, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 21st April

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  • The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Offenbach (arr. Rosenthal): Gaite Parisienne. ROHO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Rouget De Lisle (arr. Berlioz): La Marseillaise. Roberto Alagna, ten., ROHO, Children's Choir of Maitrise of Paris, Les Elements Chamber Choir, Choir of the French Army/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Bellini: Norma: Casta Diva. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., ROHO/Ion Marin.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Sullivan: Trial by Jury. Kenneth Sandford, bar., John Reed, bar., Thomas Round, ten., Ann Hood, voc., ROHO, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Chopin: Les Sylphides: excerpts. ROHO/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Lanchbery: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. ROHO/John Lanchbery.
  • Lanchbery: The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. ROHO/John Lanchbery.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 14th April

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  • The Orchestra of St Luke's
  • Scarlatti A: On the Tiber's banks. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Nelson.
  • Haydn: Symphony No.100 in G, Hob.I:100 - Military. Orch of St Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Stravinsky: Cantata on Old English Texts. Mary Ann Hart, m-sop., Thomas Bogdan, ten., Orch of St Luke's, The Gregg Smith Singers/Robert Craft.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia, Rondo finale, Act III. Renee Fleming, sop., Orch of St Luke's, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Patrick Summers.
  • Stravinsky: Concerto for two pianos. Mark Wait, pno., Tom Schultz, pno., Orch of St Luke's/Robert Craft.
  • Copland: Music for the Movies. Orch of St Luke's/Dennis Russell Davies.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 7th April

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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Strauss Jnr: Overture: Die Fledermaus. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Goldmark: Violin concerto in A minor, Op.28. Joshua Bell, vln., Los Angeles PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op.78. Christine Cairns, m-sop., Los Angeles PO, Los Angeles Master Chorale/Andre Previn.
  • Lutoslawski: Songflowers and Songfables. Dawn Upshaw, sop., Los Angeles PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Williams: Star Wars, Main Title. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 31st March

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  • The City of Cologne
  • Brahms: From Seven Folk Songs (Three excerpts). Thomas Palm, pno., Cologne Chamber Choir/Peter Neumann.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 55, A feeble soul, a slave of sin.. Markus Schafer, ten., Cologne CO, Cologne Bach Choir/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 76 in E Flat, Hob.I:76. Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta, Op.23. Cologne Philharmonic, Gurzenich-Orchester/James Conlon.
  • Strauss R: Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat. Andrew Joy, horn, Cologne RSO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Kalman: The Gypsy Princess, highlights. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Renata Holm, sop., Benno Kusche, bar., Herta Talmar, sop., Willy Hofmann, ten., Cologne RSO, Chorus/Franz Marszalek.
  • Brahms: Three quartets, Op.92. Thomas Palm, pno., Cologne Chamber Choir/Peter Neumann.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 24th March

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  • Edouard Lalo - 19th century French composer
  • Lalo: Scherzo in D minor. Royal PO/Yondani Butt.
  • Lalo: Le Roi D'Ys - arias. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Dolores Ziegler, m-sop., Radio France Chorus, French Radio NO/Armin Jordan.
  • Lalo: Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21. Joshua Bell, vln., Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Lalo: Concerto Russe, Op.29. Jean-Jacques Kantorow, vln., Tapiola Sinfonietta/Kees Bakels.
  • Lalo: Piano Trio No.2 in B minor. Trio Henry.
  • Lalo: Fantaisie-Ballet. Jean-Jacques Kantorow, vln., Tapiola Sinfonietta/Kees Bakels.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..