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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

July 26th 2018

                 

                                                                         Franz Liszt

 

 

   

Who was Franz Liszt? A super-star lothario or a reclusive priest? A pianist and conductor or a composer? A dedicated father, a bon viveur or a lone wolf? Let Karen Van Spall, along with The Parlour and the Liszt Society, take you behind the velvet curtains of the Parisian Salons to explore Liszt’s world, the people therein and his music.

 

                                                   

                           

                                       

                               

 

                     

    

        

 

 

                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

26th July 2018 at 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


19th July

No available playlist

12th July

No available playlist

5th July

Show Playlist
  • Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne: Bailero. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Utah SO/Joseph Silverstein.
  • Dowland: Come again! Sweet love doth now invite. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Martin Katz, pno.
  • Mahler: When my sweethert is married first of Songs of a Wayfarer. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Atlanta SO/Yoel Levi.
  • Leiber/Spector Spanish Harlem Rebecca Pidgeon
  • Parsons/Woolfson The raven Rebecca Pidgeon
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Voi che Sapete. Lucia Popp, sop., Munich Radio Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Suppe From Boccaccio Hab'ich nur deine liebe Lucia Popp sop ASMF/ Marriner
  • Dvorak: Rusalka: Song to the Moon. Lucia Popp, sop., Munich Radio Orch/Stefan Soltesz.
  • Sting Fields of Gold Eva Cassidy
  • Kosma /Prevert Autumn Leaves Eva Cassidy
  • Various: Tennessee Waltz. Eva Cassidy, voc., Eva Cassidy, gtr.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Porgi amor. Gundula Janowitz, sop., Orch of German Opera, Berlin/Karl Bohm.
  • Strauss R: Morgen, Op.27/4. Peter Manning, vln., Gundula Janowitz, sop., Academy of London/Richard Stamp.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Dove sono i bei momenti. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Sir John Pritchard.
  • Zeller: Der Vogelhandler: Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Otto Ackermann.
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Otto Ackermann.
  • Wagner R: Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde. Kirsten Flagstad, sop., Blanche Thebom, m-sop., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Rudolf Schock, ten., Josef Greindl, bass, Ludwig Suthaus, ten., Edgar Evans, ten., Roderick Dawies, bar., Philharmonia Orch, Royal Opera House Chorus/Wilhelm Furtwangler.
  • Strauss R: First of Four Last Songs. Kirsten Flagstad, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Wilhelm Furtwangler.
  • Korngold: Die Kathrin: Letter scene. Renee Fleming, sop., Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Herrmann: Wuthering Heights: I have dreamt. Renee Fleming, sop., Metropolitan Opera Orch/James Levine.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Du Bist der Lenz. Kirsten Flagstad, sop., Vienna PO/Hans Knappertsbusch.
  • Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro. Renata Tebaldi, sop., Florence May Festival Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Giordano: Andrea Chenier - La Mamma Morta. Renata Tebaldi, sop., St Cecilia Academy Orch/Gianandrea Gavazzeni.
  • Puccini: La Rondine - Sogno di Doretta. Renata Tebaldi, sop., New Philharmonia Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis.
  • Arne The soldier tir'd from Ataxerxes Joan Sutherland sop ROHO Orchestra and Chorus Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Handel Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson Joan Sutherland sop ROHO Orchestra and Chorus Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

  • 28th June

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  • Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., Osian Ellis, harp.
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C, Hob.VIIb:1. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., English CO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Brahms: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99. Daniel Barenboim, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Monn: Cello Concerto in G minor. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D, Op.109. Gerald Moore, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op.73. Gerald Moore, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Chopin: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op.65. Daniel Barenboim, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Faure: Elegie in C minor, Op.24. Gerald Moore, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op.47. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., Israel PO/Daniel Barenboim.

  • 21st June

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    14th June

    Show Playlist
  • Sousa (arr. Hewitt): Semper Fidelis. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa: The Bride Elect: waltzes, tarantella. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • (12.06.76) 00m - 15.27m
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 7, Christ our Lord came to Jordan. Paul Agnew, ten., Joanne Lunn, sop., Dietrich Henschel, bar., Wilke te Brummelstroete, alto, Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • 23.11.73 21.59m -28.25m
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G minor, Hob.I:83, 'The Hen'. OAE/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Crusader. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa: Ballet: People Who Live in Glass Houses, excerpts. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Sousa: March. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • 02.11.73 0.23m -9.50m
  • Sousa: El Capitan: March. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Invincible Eagle. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa: El Capitan: excerpts. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E, Op.22, B.52. London CO/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • 09.11.73 35.26m-44.28m
  • Sousa: King Cotton. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa: Our Flirtations: excerpts. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op.18/2. Quatuor Mosaiques.
  • 16.11.73 022m - 9.53
  • Coltrane: Countdown. Joe Lovano, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • (16) Track4
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): Hands Across The Sea. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • 16.11.73 23.12M - 3.20M
  • Sousa (arr. Hewitt): Manhattan Beach. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • 1611.73 34.46m - 42.53m
  • Sousa (arr. Howe): Our Flirtations. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Picadore. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • 23.11.73 9.46m - 19.19m
  • Sousa: March: The Gladiator. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • 07.12.73 11.36 - 18.28
  • 07.12.73 18.55 - 27.58
  • Sousa (arr. Richardson): The Free Lance. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Hewitt): The Washington Post. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Beau Ideal. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Hartmann): The High School Cadets. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Richardson): The Fairest of the Fair. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Mortimer): The Thunderer. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Occidental. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Hume): The Liberty Bell. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The Corcoran Cadets. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Richardson): National Fencibles March. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Parkes): The black horse troop. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Howe): The Gridiron club. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Richardson): The Directorate. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa (arr. Hewitt): The Belle of Chicago. Williams Fairey Engineering Band/Major Peter Parkes.
  • Sousa: Overture: The Irish Dragoon. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: March: Bullets and Bayonets. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: Reverie: Nymphalin. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: March: Jack Tar from Chris & the Wonderful Lamp. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: Sacred Selection: Songs from Grace & Songs from Glory. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: March: The Power and Glory. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: Dwellers of the Western World. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.

  • 7th June

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  • 12.06.76 00 - 15.27m
  • (5)Track 1
  • (12) Track 5
  • (8) Track 1
  • (13) Track 1
  • (14) Track 2
  • (16) Track 4
  • 2.11.73 0.34 - 9.50
  • 2.11.73 31.28m -- 42.19m
  • 26.12.73 (23.30M - 30.08M)
  • 12.06.76 00m-15.27m

  • 31st May

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  • 12.06.76 00-1527M (Use3-4 min)
  • Donaldson: My Mammy. Al Jolson, voc., Morris Stoloff's Orch.
  • (2) Track 2
  • Shaw: Clarinet Concerto. Artie Shaw, cl., Artie Shaw and His Orch.
  • Sullivan: The Mikado Overture. D'Oyly Carte Opera Orch/John Pryce-Jones.
  • (6) Track6
  • 09.11.73 22.5 - 31.23
  • (11) Track 4
  • (4) Track 4
  • (7) Track 3
  • (9) Track 2
  • 12.06.76 00m-15.27m

  • 24th May

    Show Playlist
  • Telemann: Concerto in D for four violins. Charivari Agreable.
  • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits. James Galway, fte., National PO/Charles Gerhardt.
  • Humperdinck: Moorish Rhapsody. Slovak RSO/Martin Fischer-Dieskau.
  • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G. Martha Argerich, pno., Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia: Tranquillo ei posa .. Com'e bello ! Quale incanto. Monserrat Caballe, sop., Unnamed Orch/Carlo Felice Cillario.
  • Joplin: Bethena: A Concert Waltz. John Martin, pno.
  • In The depths Of The Temple
  • Gershwin: I Got Rhythm, variations for piano & orchestra. Freddy Kempf, pno., Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.