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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.

Principal Tony Kelly brings a body of wisdom gained from over forty years experience as a lawyer.
Tony’s approach to practice has been to develop sound solutions for clients based on a strong sense of mutual trust.
Since establishing his first firm in 1973.


18th May

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  • Sir Thomas Allen
  • Quilter: Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op.12. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Schubert: Laura at the Piano, D.388. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Schubert: Longing, D.52. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Beethoven: Drinking Song, Op.108/13. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Janice Watson, sop., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Timothy Robinson, ten., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Music, Love and Wine, Op.108/1. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., John Mark Ainsley, ten., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Catrin Wyn Davies, sop., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Faithful Johnie, Op.108/20. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Timothy Robinson, ten., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Brahms: An die Nachtigall, Op.46/4. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Brahms: Nostalgia II, Op.63/8. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Brahms: Love Song, Op.71/5. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville - Largo al factotum. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Delius: Prelude and Idyll. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Thomas Allen, bar., Royal PO/Eric Fenby.
  • Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., English CO, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Quilter: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal, Op.3/2. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 11th May

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  • A Salute to the 3MBS Sound Engneers

  • 4th May

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  • The Beauty of Ballet
  • Hummel: Twelve waltzes and coda. London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Mozart: Les Petits Riens, ballet K299b. Concerto Cologne/Anton Steck.
  • Boismortier: Ballet de Village - Premier Ballet, Op.52. Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Verdi (arr. Mackerras): The Lady and the Fool. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): The Merry Widow: Can Can, Cakewalk, Melos and Finale. Adelaide SO, Adelaide Singers/John Lanchbery.
  • Marquez: Conga del fuego nuevo. Simon Bolivar Symphony Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel.
  • Copland: Billy the Kid, a selection. Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Auber (arr. Lambert): Les Rendez-vous. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Koehne: Tivoli Dances: Galop. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 27th April

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  • The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op.64. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Vadim Gluzman, vln., Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Delius: Paa Vidderne (On the Heights). Bergen PO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Stravinsky: Four Norwegian Moods for orchestra. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 20th April

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  • The Berlin Radio Chorus
  • Tallis: Spem in alium. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Beethoven: Leonore Prohaska, Incidental music, WoO 96. Bodil Arnesen, sop., Renate Erxleben, harp, Konstantin Restle, glassharmonica, Berlin RSO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
  • Brahms: Song of the Fates, Op.89. Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Wolf: Goethe-Lieder. Juliane Banse, sop., Dietrich Henschel, bar., Berlin Radio Chorus, German SO Berlin/Kent Nagano.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Weill (arr. Drew): Berlin Requiem. Jan Remmers, ten., Christian Immler, bar., Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Cathedral Boys Choir, Lucerne SO/John Axelrod.
  • Jenkins: The Armed Man: Benedictus. Daniel Hope, vln., Jacques Ammon, pno., Berlin CO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Op.13. Berlin Radio Chorus/Kent Nagano.
  • Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Anonymous: Veni creator spiritus. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 13th April

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  • Artur Rubinstein
  • Chopin: Nocturne in G minor, Op.37/1. Artur Rubinstein, pno.
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21. Artur Rubinstein, pno., Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Brahms: Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79/1. Artur Rubinstein, pno.
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Artur Rubinstein, pno., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Debussy: Goldfish. Artur Rubinstein, pno.
  • Debussy: La Cathedrale Engloutie - The Submerged Cathedral. Artur Rubinstein, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 6th April

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  • Antonio de Almeida
  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Donizetti: Les Martyrs, Air de danse Nos.1-3. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Ballet music. Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Glazunov: Oriental Rhapsody, Op.29. Hong Kong PO/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Villa-Lobos: Harp Concerto. Catherine Michel, harp, Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Ballet Pastorale. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 30th March

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  • Voices of Sydney
  • Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs. Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Vox Ensemble, Synergy Percussion, Acacia Quartet/Eric Whitacre.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat, 'Symphony of a Thousand'. Dagmar Peckova, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Markus Eiche, bar., Twyla Robinson, sop., Marina Shaguch, sop., Simon O'Neill, ten., Martin Snell, bass, Sydney SO, Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children's Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Adelaide Symphony Chorus/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Lloyd Webber: All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera). Michael Rigby, pno., Sydney Male Choir/Alan Thrift.
  • Lloyd Webber: Aspects of Love: Love Changes Everything. Sydney Male Choir/Alan Thrift.
  • Whitacre: Sleep. Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Vox Ensemble/Eric Whitacre.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..