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17th March

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  • From Venice to Madrid with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra/William Hennessy and guest artist Christoph Denoth (gtr); Daylesford Town Hall; 15/9/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Steve Bullock)
  • Turina: La oracion del torero, Op.34
  • Boccherini: Quintet in G major for guitar and string orchestra (mvts 3 and 4)
  • Vivaldi: Guitar Concerto in D, RV93
  • Albeniz: Leyenda
  • Malats: Serenata (arr. Denoth for guitar and string orchestra)
  • Albeniz: Espana (arr. Buc for string orchestra)
  • Granados: Danzas Espanolas, Op.37 (arr. Buc for string orchestra)
  • Albeniz: Espana: Tango in D, Op.165/2

  • 10th March

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  • Mozart and Donizetti with Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam and guest artists Elena Xanthoudakis (sop), Anne Gilby (cor ang); St Johns Southgate; 19/8/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Steve Bullock)
  • Donizetti: Introduction for Strings
  • Brumby: Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings (Anne Gilby/cor ang)
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Deh vieni non Tardar (Elena Xanthoudakis/sop)
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - Ach, ich fuhl's
  • Mozart: March in C, K214
  • Mozart: Misera dove son, K369
  • Donizetti: Cor anglais Concertino in G (Anne Gilby/cor ang)
  • Donizetti: Allegro in C major for Strings
  • Schubert: Ave Maria, D839, Op.52/6 (Elena Xanthoudakis/sop)
  • Donizetti: The Elixir of Love: Prendi, per me sei libero (Elena Xanthoudakis/sop)
  • Donizetti: The Elixir of Love: Adina credimi

  • 3rd March

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  • Live to Air Recital featuring Inventi Ensemble Chamber Orchestra - Melissa Doecke (fte), Ben Opie (oboe), Lucy Warren, Natasha Conrau (vlns), Henry Justo (vla), Paul Zabrowarny (vlc)
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture (arr. Glynn Davies)
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite (arr. Glynn Davies)
  • Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Cygnets (arr. Inventi Ensemble)
  • Vivaldi: Winter (Largo)
  • Salieri: Concerto for flute & oboe
  • Interview: Ben Opie & Melissa Doecke (Inventi Ensemble)

  • 17th February

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  • Spirit of the Wild - Diana Doherty (oboe), Andrew Haveron (vln), Lerida Delbridge (vln), Justin Williams (vla), Catherine Hewgill (vlc), David Campbell (d-bass), Bernadette Harvey (pno); Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker; 5/8/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Kym Wilson)
  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - arr. Flute
  • Faure: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.15
  • Britten: Phantasy Quartet in F minor, Op.2
  • Westlake: Spirit of the Wild

  • 10th February

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  • Dumky - Lyrebird Trio: Glenn Christensen (vln), Simon Cobcroft (vlc), Angela Turner (pno); Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker; 8/7/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Kym Wilson)
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in G, Hob.XV:25, Gypsy
  • Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7
  • Sculthorpe: Night Song
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B.166 'Dumky'
  • Grainger: My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone

  • 3rd February

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  • Australian Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award 2018 National Final; 4MBS Performance Studio, Cooparoo, Qld; 25/11/2018. (Recorded for 4MBS-FM by Richard Grayden)
  • Mia Huang (pianist - ArtSound) Beethoven: mvt. 1 Sonata in C major "Waldstein" Chopin: Mazurka in b-flat minor Ravel: Jeux d’eau
  • Anna Stephens (soprano - Fine Music 102.5) accompanied by Philip Mayers Poulenc: C from Deux Poémes de Louis Aragon Donizetti: Prendi, per mei sei libero from L’elisir D’amour Mozart: Ruhe Sanft, mein holdes leben from Zaide Offenbach: Les Oiseaux dans La Charmille from Les Contes de Hoffman
  • William Hardy (recorders - 3MBS) accompanied by Carolyn Morris Vivaldi: mvts 1 & 2 Concerto in C minor for Flauto Rose: I’d rather be in Philadelphia Optometrist Katz-Chernin: Reinvention 3
  • Nina Fan (pianist - 4MBS) Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op. 23 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14 (Allegro ma non troppo)
  • Victoria Coxhill (soprano - 5MBS) accompanied by Alex Raineri Haydn: With Verdure Clad from The Creation Britten: Now the Leaves are Falling Fast Granados: El Majo Discreto Wolf: Mausefallensprùchlein Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen

  • 27th January

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  • Farewell Concert - 2018 Sanguine Estate Music Festival Heathcote Weekend; 29/4/2018. (Recorded for 3MBS by Michael Conolan/Hofland Music)
  • Boccherini: Horn Sextet in E-flat major G. 471, Op. 35/5 (Stephen Stirling/horn, Sophie Rowell, Andrew Haveron/vlns, Tobias Breider, Stefanie Farrands/vlas, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett/vlcs)
  • Beethoven: Three Marches, Op.45 Four Hands (Yu Kosuge, Ian Munro/pno)
  • Dotzauer: Quintet for 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos in D minor, Op.134 Andrew Haveron, Sophie Rowell/vlns, Tobias Breider/vla, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett/vlcs)

  • 20th January

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  • Music by the Springs - Saturday Evening Concert; Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, Hepburn Springs; 10/2/2018. (Recorded for Music by the Springs by Alan Hutchison)
  • Vine: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands (Timothy Young, Stewart Kelly/pno)
  • Respighi: Il Tramonto (Greta Bradman/sop, Orava Quartet - Daniel Kowalik, David Dalseno/vlns, Thomas Chawner/vla, Karol Kowalik/vlc)
  • Rachmaninov: Vocalise (Greta Bradman/sop, Orava Quartet)
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (Elizabeth Layton/vln, Caroline Henbest/vla, Trish O'Brien/vlc, Timothy Young/pno)