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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, 22nd November 2018

                                                                   Kathleen Ferrier Down Under                                                                                                                                                            

 

Which Australian mezzo soprano was a contemporary of Dame Joan Sutherland at Covent Garden and performed the roles of Kundry at Bayreuth,

Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana and  Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met?

Join Margot Costanzo and other 3MBS presenters and friends to  celebrate the artistry and career of Yvonne Minton CBE, one of Australia’s foremost international mezzo sopranos in anticipation of her 80th birthday. Happy birthday, Yvonne.

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd November 2018 8pm -10pm


15th November

No available playlist

8th November

Show Playlist
  • Coates: Dambusters March. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Vaughan Williams: 49th Parallel, BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba
  • Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto. Louis Kentner, pno., London SO/Muir Mathieson.
  • Alwyn: desert Victory, BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba
  • Brodszky: The Way to the Stars fr: The Way to the Stars. Two Cities SO/Charles Williams.
  • Gray: A Matter of Life and Death, Unnamed orchestra, W. Lambert Williamson
  • Rawsthorne: The Cruel Sea, BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba
  • Lucas: The Dam Busters, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba
  • Addison: Reach for the Sky. BBC Concert Orch/Rumon Gamba.
  • Arnold: The Bridge on the River Kwai - Suite. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Finck: We Don't want to Lose You, Maggie Smith, unnamed orchestra, Alan Ralston
  • Walton: Suite: Battle of Britain. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Rodney Bennett: The Return of the Soldier, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jac Van Steen
  • Kern-Rourke: And When They Ask Us, The Rita Williams Singers, unnamed orchestra, Alfred Ralston

  • 1st November

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  • Debussy: Les Papillons. Roger Frampton, pno., Pamela Wainwright, sop.
  • Debussy: Ariettes oubliees. Suzanne Danco, sop., Guido Agostini, pno.
  • Debussy: Ariettes oubliees. Suzanne Danco, sop., Guido Agostini, pno.
  • Debussy: Clair de lune. Stephen Hough, pno.
  • Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 - Scherzo. Richard Tognetti, vln., Satu Vanska, vln., Christopher Moore, vla., Timo-Veikko Valve, vlc.
  • Debussy: Prelude a l'Apres-midi d'un Faune. New Philharmonia Orch/Pierre Boulez.
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande: Cést le dernier soir. Suzanne Danco, sop., Pierre Mollet, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande: Nous sommes venus ici il y a bien longtemps. Suzanne Danco, sop., Pierre Mollet, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande: On dirait que ta voix. Suzanne Danco, sop., Pierre Mollet, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande: Quel est ce bruit?. Suzanne Danco, sop., Pierre Mollet, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Debussy: Nocturnes. New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Debussy: La Mer. Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Debussy: Estampes. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.
  • Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse. Kathryn Selby, pno.
  • Debussy: Images, Set 1. Arturo B Michelangeli, pno.
  • Debussy: Images, Set 2. Pascal Rogé, pno.
  • Debussy: Preludes - Book 1. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.
  • Debussy: Preludes - Book 1. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.
  • Debussy: Etude pour les quartes. Mitsuko Uchida, pno.
  • Debussy: Etude pour les degres chromatiques. Mitsuko Uchida, pno.
  • Debussy: En blanc et noir. Stephen Kovacevich, pno., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor. Christian Tetzlaff, vln., Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Debussy: Children's Corner. Jean-Bernard Pommier, pno.

  • 25th October

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    18th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Ball: Star Lake. Black Dyke Band/Dr Nicholas Childs
  • Ball: Songs of the morning. Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band /Ken Waterworth.
  • Ball: The Old Wells. SP&S Band/Eric Ball
  • Ball: The Triumph of Peace. International Staff Band/Dr Stephen Cobb.
  • Ball: Resurgam. Cory Band/Phillip Harper.
  • Ball: Sanctuary. Boscombe Band.
  • Ball: Festival Music - Romance. Black Dyke Band/Dr Nicholas Childs
  • Ball: The Kingdom Triumphant. Sellers Engineering Band/Norman Law
  • Ball: Journey Into Freedom. Eric Ball, introduction. (2.45, not included here) Black Dyke Band/Dr. Nicholas Childs.
  • Ball: Clear Skies. David Daws, cornet. International Staff Band/Robert Redhead
  • Ball: Magnificat. International Staff Songsters.
  • Ball: Songs of the Morning - Begin the Day With God. Household Troops Band

  • 11th October

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  • Beethoven: Consecration of the House, Op.124: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Nikolaj Znaider, vln., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Bloch: Schelomo. Janos Starker, vlc., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, 'Emperor'. Radu Lupu, pno., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.

  • 4th October

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    27th September

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  • Parry: Jerusalem, Amanda Roocroft (Sop), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, Neeme Jarvi
  • Parry: Nonet in B flat. Capricorn.
  • Parry: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. Benjamin Bayl, org., Thomas Bullard, bar., King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Parry: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Paul Watkins (Cello), Huw Watkins (Piano)
  • Parry: Piano Concerto in F Sharp. Piers Lane, pno., BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens. London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Parry: Soul's Ransom - Sinfonia Sacra. David Wilson-Johnson, bar., Della Jones, m-sop., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Matthias Bamert.
  • Parry: Symphony No.3 in C, The English. London PO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Parry: Songs Set 7, Susan Gritton (Sop), Roderick Williams (Bar), Andrew West (Pno)
  • Parry: I was Glad - Psalm 122, The Girls & Men of Canterbury Cathedral Choir, David Newsholme
  • Parry: Lady Radnor's Suite. English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Parry: Ode on the Nativity, Teresa Cahill (Sop), The Bach Choir, Royal College of Music Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks
  • Parry: Songs of Farewell: The Louis Halsey Singers, Louis Halsey

  • 20th September

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  • Franck: Alleluia!. Tom Winpenny, org., King's College Choir Cambridge/Nicholas Cleobury.
  • Trio No. 2, Op. 1 Trio de Salon. Mihail Sirbu, pno., Members of the Academica Quartet
  • Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variations in B minor, Op.18. Jennifer Bate, org.
  • Franck: Panis Angelicus. Tom Winpenny, org., King's College Choir Cambridge/Nicholas Cleobury.
  • Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno., Takacs Quartet.
  • Franck: Symphonic variations. Benjamin Martin, pno., Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Franck: Psyche. BBC Welsh Chorus, BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Franck: Symphony in D minor. Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy.
  • Franck: String Quartet in D. Prague Quartet.
  • Franck: Chorale No.3 in A minor. Jennifer Bate, org.
  • Franck: Ave Verum Corpus. Aivars Kalejs, org., Inessa Galante, sop.