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Our weekly two-hour program that takes an in-depth look at various aspects of music and performance.

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Born in England, Rodney emigrated to New Zealand in 1950 with his family. A very musical family he, at the age of 9, joined a children's choir. The choir conductor suggested he take singing lessons when his voice broke. Joining the local Operatic Society in the chorus he was soon singing leading tenor roles. With little professional work available Rodney returned to England in 1970 to work with The Black and White Minstrel Show. Arriving in Australia in 1974 Rodney joined the Victoria State Op...learn more

8pm, 21st March 2019

 

                                                                                               

                                                                   DVORAK, GREAT CZECH MASTER

                                                                                                               

Dvorak’s musical achievements seem to grow with time as the qualities he held dearest become more central to the musical aesthetics of today.

A humble man but a staunch believer in the worth of folk and national music, and a composer blessed with a limitless supply of beautiful melody,

he brought dignity and eloquence to every musical form he touched.

Join Frank Pam as he explores the life and music of this great man.

    

 

 

8-10pm  21st March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


14th March

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  • Hasse: Chori angelici laetantes." Alleluija" Bernarda Fink, m-sop., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Hasse: Trio Sonata in E minor. Artificii Musicali
  • Hasse: Cantata: 'Come l'ape di fiore in fiore". Lia Serafina, sop. Accademia Ricercare/ Gabriella Martellacci, cond.
  • Hasse: Aria from Antony e Cleopatra. Joyce Didonato, sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, dir.
  • Hasse: From Artaserse, aria 'Va tra le salve Ircane'. Vivica Genaux, m/sop. Cappella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Hasse: Excerpts from Cleofide. Emma Kirkby, sop. Dominique Visse,c/ten. Rheinischekantorei, Capella Coloniensis/ William Christie, dir.
  • Hasse: Salve Regina in A. Bernarda Fink, m-sop., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Hasse: Flute Sonatina in B minor, Op.2/6. Nancy Hadden, fte., Erin Headley, viola da gamba, Malcolm Proud, hpschd.
  • Hasse: Duet from Piramo e Tisbe. Barbara Achlick, sop. Ann Monoyios, m/sop. La Stagione/ Michael Schneider, dir.
  • Hasse: Requiem in E flat. Dresden Baroque Orch, Dresden Chamber Choir/ Hans- Christoph Rademann, dir.
  • Hasse: Gloria from Mass in G. Thuringen Academy Singers. Virtuosi Saxoniae/ Ludwig Guttler, cond.

  • 7th March

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  • Caccini, Francesca: Chacconne, Cappella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/Gian Luca Lastraioli.
  • Kassia: O Vasilevs tis doxis Christos, VocaMe
  • Kassia: Hymn of Kassia (Troparian for Holy Wednesday), Capella Romana/Alexander Lingas
  • Kassia Hymn of Kassia (Troparian for Holy Wednesday) University of Kin's College Chapel Choir, Paul Halley, conductor
  • Francesca Caccini: Chacconne Cappella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini, Gian Luca Lastraioli, conductor
  • Francesca Caccini La Liberazione di Ruggerio Elena Sartori, harpsichord, direction
  • Barbara Strozzi Che si puo fare, Raquel Anueza, soprano Jesus Fernandex Baena, Theorbo
  • Barbara Strozzi L'Eraclito amoroso Ruby Hughes, soprano Jonas Nordberg, Theorbo

  • 28th February

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  • Ciurlionis: Theme and Variations in B minor. Vilnius String Quartet, Audrone Vainiunaite, vln, Arturas Silale, vln, Girdutis Jakaitis, vla, Augustinas Vasilauskas, cello
  • Ciurlionis: De Profundis, Cantata. Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir, Juozas Domarkas
  • Cirulionis: Miske (In the Forest), Symphonic Poem. Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir, Juozas Domarkas
  • Ciurlionis: String Quartet in C minor. Vilnius String Quartet, Audrone Vainiunaite, vln, Arturas Silale, vln, Girdutis Jakaitis, vla, Augustinas Vasilauskas, cello
  • Ciurlionis: Jura (The Sea), Symphonic Poem. Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas State Choir, Juozas Domarkas
  • Traditional (arr. Ciurlionis): Across the Neman. Langas Chorale/Rita Kraucaite.
  • Ciurlionis: Fugue in B flat minor VL 345. Muza Rubackyte, pno
  • Ciurlionis: Fugue in F sharp minor. Vilnius String Quartet, Audrone Vainiunaite, vln, Arturas Silale, vln, Girdutis Jakaitis, vla, Augustinas Vasilauskas, cello

  • 21st February

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  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Traditional: Danny Boy Tony Gould: piano
  • Interview Segment 1 Music: "At the end of the day": A ramble on Irish melodies"
  • Tony Gould : Annie Bridget Nolan (Mum) Tony Gould: piano
  • Tony Gould: Tune for My Father Tony Gould: piano
  • Interview Segment 2 Music: Chamber Ensembles
  • Tony Gould: Duet (for Horn & Piano) Richard Runnels, horn, Brachi Tilles, pno.
  • John Sangster: "Mary Squeen of Cots" from 'Uttered Nonsense (The Owl and the Pussycat)' Poem: Edward Lear; Narrator: Ivan Smith. Tony Gould, piano, John Sangster, perc, Instrumental Ensemble
  • Tony Gould: He Comes from Chile. Tony Gould, pno., Brian brown, flute, Stephen Hadley, bass, Alex Pertout, perc.
  • Tony Gould (arr. Gould): When you Wake you can see the Trees. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Interview Segment 3 Works with Orchestra
  • Tony Gould: Chronicle-Section 3 (Moderately) Violin: Matthew Tomkins; Viola: Marco van Pagee; Piano: Tony Gould; Gemiani Orch/ Tony Gould
  • Tony Gould: 'Improvisation for Piano and String Orchestra'. Tony Gould, pno., Pro Musica Strings/John Sangster.
  • Tony Gould: The Subtlety of Time - Mvt 2 Sax: Graeme Lyall; Piano: Tony Gould; Bass: Ben Robertson; Perc: Steve Heather; Gemiani Orchestra/Tony Gould
  • Tony Gould: The Poetry Of Music (Suite from music for "Hey Blue") Tony Gould, pno & cel; Thomsas Pinschof, Diana Doherty, Lachlan Easton, Grania Burke, Sue Haylock - Winds and Perc Ens
  • Tony Gould: Under Milk Wood Excerpt from the Overture. 1997 Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra/Stephen Barlow (Joanna Lumley's husband)
  • Interview Segment 4 Music: Solo piano & duets
  • Igor Stravinsky: 'The Rite of Spring' Two Piano Version Part 2: The Sacrifice - "Glorification of the Chosen One" Piano 1: Rosa Scaffidi Piano 2: Tony Gould
  • Tony Gould: Quiet. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Tony Gould: The Crossing - Movement 3 Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Tony Gould: The Garden. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Interview Segment 5 Music: Solo piano and duets
  • Tony Gould (arr. Gould): Goodbye Michel. Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Tony Gould: The Isle. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Keith Jarrett: Coral. (arr. Gould) Tony Gould, pno., Peter Petrucci, gtr.
  • Interview Segment 6 Music: Solo piano & duet
  • Tony Gould: The Lucky Ones. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Tony Gould & Mike Nock: Duality
  • Conclusion and "Cheerio"

  • 14th February

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  • WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
  • Beach, Amy Four Sketches, Op.15. Dreaming, Donna Coleman, pno.
  • Billings, William Lamentation Over Boston from The Singing Master's Assistant, Cantus, CD "The Eternal Day"
  • Paine, John Knowles, Romance, opus 39 (1883); Donna Coleman, piano
  • Foote, Arthur Silhouettes Op 73, I Prelude, II Dusk, IV Flying Donna Coleman, pno
  • Chadwick, George Whiitefield Five Pieces F43, Dans Le Canot (Barcarolle) Donna Coleman, pno
  • Chadwick, George Whitefield Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.21. Ukraine State RSO/Theodore Kuchar. (2005)
  • Parker, Horatio William Hora Novissima, Op 30 Intro and Chorus; Abendmusik Chorus, Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, Nebraska CO, John Levick
  • McDowell, Edward Dakota Song "Nachtgesang"; New England Idyls Op 62, VI Indian Idyl Donna Coleman, pno
  • Traditional & Beach, Amy Song of the Tornit; Eskimos Op 64 No 3 Exiles; The Returning Hunter (Innuit Song); Eskimos Op 64 No 2, Donna Coleman, pno
  • Parker, Horatio William 3 Morceaux Caractéristiques, opus 49 (1899) Conte Sérieux, Donna Coleman, pno
  • Joplin, Scott Maple Leaf Rag. Donna Coleman, pno.
  • Ives, Charles Piano Sonata No.1, IVb Allegro. Third verse chorus Donna Coleman, pno.
  • Ives: Symphony No. 3 - The camp meeting. Eastman - Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Beach, Amy Lento Espressivo, Op 125 Romance Op 23 for violin & piano (1893) Donna Coleman, pno; Lizzy Welsh, vln

  • 7th February

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  • Chopin: Waltz in A flat, Op.34/1 "Valse Brillante". Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Scott: String Quartet No.1, Archaeus Quartet
  • Howell: Five Studies, Sophia Rahman
  • Gibbs: Crossings Op.20, BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronald Corp
  • Strauss R: Die Frau ohne Schatten, Hans Hopf, Leonie Rysanek, Elisabeth Hongen, Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm
  • Berlin: I've got my captain working for me now, Orginal Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Kendis: I'm forever blowing bubbles, Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Milhaud: The ox on the roof, Op.58. French NO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Ireland: Summer evening. Eric Parkin, pno.
  • : Love nest. John Steel, voc.
  • : Dardanella.
  • Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Moeran: Three Piano Pieces, Una Hunt
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Beatrice Harrison, vlc., New SO/Sir Edward Elgar.
  • Villa-Lobos: Symphony No.4 "To Victoria". Simon Bolivar Symphony Orch of Venezuela/Enrique Arturo Diemecke.
  • Nielsen: Aladdin Suite, FS89. Mette Ejsing, alto, Guido Paevatalu, bar., Danish RSO, Danish National Radio Choir/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

  • 31st January

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    24th January

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