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What’s on, what’s new and what’s worthwhile on the fine music scene in Melbourne. Local musicians and performances plus interviews and information.

Sascha Kelly


21st July

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  • Brahms: String Quintet No.2 in G, Op.111. Brett Dean, vla., Australian String Quartet.
  • LIVE TO AIR Philippe Geiss: 'Trilog' Joseph Lallo (alto sax) Everett Gates: 'Incantation and Ritual' Clifford Leaman (alto sax)
  • INTERVIEW Joseph Lallo & Clifford Leaman
  • PRE-RECORD Calvin Bowman Julie Houghton
  • Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67. Benaud Trio.
  • PRE-RECORD Ensemble Peregrine Peter Bandy

  • 14th July

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  • Calvin Bowman: Three Sea Songs Christopher Richardson (bar) Ian Munro & Calvin Bowman (piano)
  • LIVE TO AIR: Riley Skivington Bach: Largo from C major Sonata for solo violin Engineer: Ana Gargantini (THANK)
  • INTERVIEW: Riley Skivington & David Fox -- Geelong Advertiser Music Scholarship Trust / Australia Youth Classical Music Competition in Geelong
  • Brahms: Intermezzi, Op.117. Tristan Lee, pno.
  • PRE-RECORD: Benaud Trio Lachlan Bramble with Julie Houghton Music: Nicholas Buc arr. Video Killed the Radio Star, Benaud Trio
  • INTERVIEW: Melbourne Musicians Rada Tochalna (soprano)
  • Manuel de Falla: Seven Popular Spanish Songs. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Lucy Page, sop.
  • Calvin Bowman: Tune for Swans Christopher Richardson (bar)

  • 7th July

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  • Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor. Streeton Trio. Movemet 2:
  • LIVE TO AIR: ANAM Maggie Pang (piano) Debussy: Pour le piano, movement 1 & 2
  • INTERVIEW: ANAM - Maggie Pang
  • PRE-RECORD: Liane Keegan for... Victorian Opera's William Tell Juilie Houghton (interviewer)
  • PRE-RECORD: Liane Keegan/VO Rossini: Sombre foret from William Tell Monserrat Caballe
  • INTERVIEW: Peter Sheridan & Lisa-Maree Amos / Flutes Australia for... "Dark Star" - The Married Flutes at Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Morris: Forest Over the Sea. Carolyn Morris, pno., Peter Sheridan, fte., Jessica Hateley, fte. TRACK 6: "Awakening"
  • Abbott: Sunburnt Aftertones. Syzygy Ensemble.

  • 30th June

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  • Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, clarinet, horn, violin, viola & cello in C, Op.37. Spectrum Concerts Berlin/Frank S. Dodge.
  • Helen Gifford: Piano Sonata Danae Killian (piano)
  • INTERVIEW: Forest Collective Evan Lawson (artistic director) Danae Killian (piano)
  • INTERVIEW: Melbourne Intnl. Festival of Lieder and Art Song Patricia Price (artistic director)
  • Grainger: Shallow Brown. Stephen Varcoe, bar., Penelope Thwaites, pno.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc. (Prelude in D Minor)
  • INTERVIEW: Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition Doug Beecroft (ensemble host etc.)
  • External CD (Doug Beecroft) Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Op. 10 2. assez vif et bien rythme Noga Quartet

  • 23rd June

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  • Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21. Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.
  • INTERVIEW: Bernadette Baker & Peter de Jager / Melbourne Opera Chamber Musicians
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.11. Seraphim Trio.
  • PRE RECORD: Steven Isserlis Sarah Barzel (interviewer) Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor Steven Isserlis (cello), Denes Varjon (piano)
  • INTERVIEW: Andrea Katz / Songmakers Australia
  • Berlioz: Les Nuits d'ete, Op.7: Villanelle. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • PRE RECORD: Simon Thew / Orchestra Vic Julie Houghton (interviewer)
  • Bach: Flute sonata in C, BWV1033. Roger Heagney, hpschd., Jacqueline Johnson, vlc., Frederick Shade, fte.

  • 16th June

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  • Williams: Ave verum corpus. ORA/Suzi Digby.
  • PHONER: KATHY SELBY Selby & Friends tour 02 9958 4466
  • Mendelssohn (arr. Menuhin): Violin Sonata in F. Alexander Markovich, pno., Maxim Vengerov, vln.
  • INTERVIEW: RODERICK WILLIAMS Hamer Hall pre-record Kristian Pithie / Tim Hannah
  • Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911 "Der Leiermann"/"The Hurdy Gurdy Man"
  • Gershwin (arr. Grainger): The Man I Love. Ensemble Liaison.
  • INTERVIEW: KYLE STEGALL (tenor) June 17 recital with Lieder Society of Victoria
  • Brahms: Sonntag, Op.47/3. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.
  • Brahms: A Message, Op.47/1. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Sir Thomas Allen, bar.

  • 9th June

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  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel. Suzanne Johnston, m-sop., Christine Douglas, sop., Margaret Haggart, m-sop., Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Opera Australia Children's Chorus/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • PHONER: KRISTIAN CHONG Re: "Bach & Busoni" Melbourne Recital Centre 16 June, 4:30pm
  • Bach (arr. Busoni): Toccata, adagio and fugue in C, BWV564. Vladimir Horowitz, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: THEA ROSSEN Re: "Postlude" - Ad Lib Collective Melbourne Recital Centre 13 June, 6pm
  • Elliot Cole: Postlude No. 8 Alex Petcu (percussion)
  • Berlioz (arr. Hazell): Childhood of Christ, Op.25: The Farewell of the Shepherds. Renee Fleming, sop., Royal PO, London Voices/Andreas Delfs.
  • PHONER: ANNA GOLDSWORTHY Re: "Mozart & The Classical Age" - MCO 13-24 June - mco.org.au
  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No.13 in B flat, K.333: Allegro. Anna Goldsworthy, pno.
  • Andy Akiho: Karakurenai, "Rochester Song" Andy Akiho (percussion)

  • 2nd June

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  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • LIVE TO AIR Reuben Jellyman: Soliloquy for solo violin, trans. for viola Alex MacDonald, viola
  • INTERVIEW: Alex MacDonald (viola)
  • INTERVIEW: Australian Children's Choir (TBC guests)
  • Ravel: Three songs. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Albeniz: Iberia, Book 2. Jean-Francois Heisser, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Kelsey Cotton (Beneath the Surface)
  • Stanhope: Sea Chronicles. Alana Scott, sop., Brendan Joyce, vln., Anna Colville, vla., Collusion.

  • 26th May

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  • Munro: Blue Rags. Ian Munro, pno.
  • L2A: Tim Mckew (voice) & Peter De Ryk (piano) London Pride [4.45] Uncle Harry [3.50] or alternatively due to a sore throat the repertoire may be: Mad About The Boy [4. 50] Uncle Harry [3.50]
  • INTERVIEW: Tim Mckew & Peter De Ryk
  • Sculthorpe: Port Essington. Richard Tognetti, vln., Helena Rathbone, vln., Cameron Retchford, vlc., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • INTERVIEW: Wilma Smith
  • L2A: Nimbus Trio 'Emai' by Kitty Xiao Kitty Xiao (piano), Jessica Laird (flutes), Chloe Sanger (violin)
  • INTERVIEW: Kitty Xiao - Nimbus Trio