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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 chidren'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 Ope...learn more

21st December

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Gilbert                                                                                                                 GILBERT AND SULLIVAN 

A very short insight into the collaboration of Gilbert & Sullivan, their operas, their relationship with each other & the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

Jane Mitchell delves briefly into this formidable pair, their differences & foibles. Tune in to hear Nigel Simpson as Sir Arthur Sullivan & Adrian McEniery as Sir William Gilbert [who was knighted prior to his death.] & many excerpts from their operas.

 


14th December

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  • William Schmidt - Six Musical Moments - Nos. 3, 5 and 6 William Schmidt, piano Recorded 23 Oct 2017 by Jairo Gomez
  • William Schmidt - Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (commissioned by Jack Schmidt) (2017) Mana Ohashi, vln, Luke Severn, cello, Elyane Laussade, piano Recorded 26 Oct 2017 by Ana Gargantini
  • William Schmidt - The Priestess and the Moon gods (2017) William Schmidt, pno Recorded 6 Nov 2017 by Greg Matheson
  • Elyane Laussade - Trio for tenor, violin, piano (2012) Setting of Chanson d’automne by Paul Verlaine, "Les Sanglots longs des violons de l’automne" Michael Petrucelli, ten., Mana Ohashi, vln, Elyane Laussade, piano Recorded 26 Oct 2017 by Ana Gargantini
  • William Schmidt - Romance in C (2009 rev 2017) for cello and piano Luke Severn, cello, Elyane Laussade, piano Recorded 23 Oct 2017 by Jairo Gomez
  • Luke Severn - Nocturne (2017) Elyane Laussade, pno Recorded 23 Oct 2017 by Jairo Gomez
  • William Schmidt - We too are Star Dust (from novel Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder) (2011) William Schmidt, pno Recorded 6 Nov 2017 by Greg Matheson
  • William Schmidt - Witches’ Dance on a Prelude of Chopin William Schmidt, piano Recorded 6 Nov 2017 by Greg Matheson
  • Schmidt: Argentinian Etching. Glenn Riddle, pno., Marianne Rothschild, vln.

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    30th November

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    23rd November

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