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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

20th September 2018 at 8pm         





                                                                                    Sir Hubert Parry


                                                                               (More than Jerusalem)


Sir Hubert Parry was more than just the composer of Jerusalem and the anthems I Was Glad and Blest Pair of Sirens.There were five symphonies, 12 sets of songs, chamber music and large scale choral works.Yet most of these works have become forgotten and on the anniversary of Parry’s death 100 years ago, John Wilkinson will be talking about this prolific composer and playing some of those forgotten works.








20th September 2018 8pm-10pm
















20th September

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13th September

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6th September

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30th August

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  • Verdi: Oberto. Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Verdi: Macbeth. King Duncan's entrance, La Scala Orch, Milan/Claudio Abbado.
  • Verdi: Oberto: Ciel, che feci!. Rolando Villazon, ten., Turin Theatre Orch/Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Verdi: Nabucco. Prelude. Vienna State Opera Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Verdi: Nabucco. Va Pensiero. Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Verdi: Attila: Santo di patria..Allor che i forti corono. Cristina Deutekom, sop., Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orch/Lamberto Gardelli
  • Verdi: The Battle at Legnano. Final Scene. Jose Carreras, ten., Katia Ricciarelli, sop., Ann Murray, m-sop., Hannes Lichtenberger, bass, Austrian RSO, Austrian Radio Choir/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Verdi: A Masked Ball, Finale to Act 3. Leontyne Price, sop., Robert Merrill, bar., RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Erich Leinsdorf
  • Verdi: La traviata. Placido Domingo, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar., Ileana Cotrubas, sop., Giovanni Foiani, bass, Walter Gullino, ten., Stefania Malagu, sop., Helena Jungwirth, sop., Bruno Grella, bar., Alfredo Giacomotti, bass, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Bavarian State Opera Orch/Carlos Kleiber.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos - Prelude.ROH/Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Verdi: Don Carlos. Duet for Phillip and Grand Inquisitor. Ruggiero Raimondi, bass, Giovanni Foiani, bass, ROH Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Verdi: Don Carlo: O Carlo, ascolta. Thomas Hampson, bar., Orchestre de Paris/Antonio Pappano
  • Verdi: Requiem: Libera me (excerpt)Anja harteros, sop., Choryus and Orch of Santa Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano
  • Verdi: Falstaff. Finale. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Luigi Alva, ten., Rolando Panerai, bar., Tito Gobbi, bar., Nicola Zaccaria, bass, Fedora Barbieri, m-sop., Anna Moffo, sop., Nan Merriman, m-sop., Philharmonia Orch, Philharmonia Chorus/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Verdi: Nabucco. Tito Gobbi, bar., Giovanni Foiani, bass, Dora Carral, sop., Bruno Prevedi, ten., Elena Souliotis, sop., Carlo Cava, bass, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.

  • 23rd August

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    16th August

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  • Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 - (1st. disc). Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27 - (2nd. disc). Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64. Vienna PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D, 'Titan'. Australian World Orch/Zubin Mehta.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61. Isaac Stern, vln., New York PO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64a, Suite I. Philadelphia Orch/Riccardo Muti.

  • 9th August

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  • 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.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 83 in G minor, Hob.I:83, 'The Hen'. OAE/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 2 in D, K155. Amadeus Quartet.
  • Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E, Op.22, B.52. London CO/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G, Op.18/2. Vlach Quartet.
  • Beethoven: Quintet in E flat for piano and winds, Op.16. Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Brian Chapman, pno., Graeme Evans, horn, Matthew Wilkie, bsn., David Griffiths, cl.
  • Coltrane (arr. Slagle): After the Rain. Joe Lovano Nonet.
  • Davis: Freddie Freeloader. Miles Davis, tpt., John Coltrane, sax., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Paul Chambers, db., Jimmy Cobb, drums, Winton Kelly, pno.

  • 2nd August

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  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Lorin Maazel.
  • Bach: Partita in B flat, BWV825. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV971. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Chopin: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.45. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Scriabin: Four Pieces, Op.56. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite for piano, Op.75: Romeo and Juliet before parting. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Fitzwilliam Quartet.
  • Rachmaninov: Six Songs, Op.8. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Elisabeth Soderstrom, sop.
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Philharmonia Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Brahms: Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Itzhak Perlman, vln. Barry Tuckwell, horn.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Cleveland Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Mahler: Song of the Earth. Lilli Paasikivi, m-sop., Stuart Skelton, ten., Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op.70. Elisabeth Soderstrom, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.44. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Taneyev: The Composer's Birthday. Joseph Banowetz, pno., Adam Wodnicki, pno., Vladimir Ashkenazy, spkr.

  • 26th July

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