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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.

Tim Hannah

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18th May

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  • Interview with Thea Rossen about 'Nine Fathom Deep' - Enyato Duo at The Mission to Seafarers, Fri 24 May 7pm.
  • L2A: Katie Yap, viola, Paul Stanhope: Dawn Lament J S Bach: Cello Suite no. 1 Sarabande and Minuets
  • Interview with Katie Yap about The Baroque Viola
  • Interview with Sascha Kelly about The Abbotsford Mysteries: A Song Cycle at The Oratory, Fri 24 May 7:30pm.
  • Handel: Rodelinda: Quanto piu fiera tempesta freme. Liane Keegan, contr., Sydney Lyric Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Smith: things are become new (excerpt). Rubiks Collective.

  • 11th May

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  • L2A: Ossicle Duo Benjamin Anderson & Hamish Upton Demonstrating works
  • INTERVIEW: Benjamin Anderson & Hamish Upton
  • Dorman: Memory Games. Hilary Hahn, vln., Cory Smythe, pno.
  • Theodorakis: Canto General. Alexandra Papadjakou, alto, Franciskos Voutsinos, bar., /Lukas Karytinos.
  • INTERVIEW: Bernard de Pasquale CEO, AMEB Online Orchestra & Vietnam expansion
  • Hodgson: Lamentations. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Byrd: Sing joyfully. Consort of Melbourne.
  • Dean: Three Intimate Interludes. Kathryn Selby, pno., Torleif Thedeen, vlc.

  • 4th May

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  • L2A: Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin, Allemande-double, Courante-double. Harry Ward, violin.
  • Interview with Harry Ward, violinist, about recital at ANAM South Melbourne Town Hall on Mon 13 May at 1pm.
  • Interview with Wilma Smith, violin, about Wilma and Friends performance on Thurs 16 May 7:30pm at Scotch College.
  • Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Stephen McIntyre, pno., Trevor Jones, vla., Zoe Black, vln., Phillip Green, vlc.
  • Interview with Carla Blackwood about Music for Winds on Mon 6 May at 1pm, Undercurrents @TheLivingPavillion on Mon 13 May 2:30pm.
  • Edwards: Binyang. Claire Edwardes, perc., Jason Noble, cl.
  • Attar: The Thing About Turtles. Brett Hirst, db., Bill Risby, kybd., Gordon Rytmeister, drums, Lior, voc., Ben Edgar, gtr., The Idea of North.

  • 27th April

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  • Salieri: Falstaff. Salome Haller, sop., Pierre-Yves Pruvot, bar., Simon Edwards, ten., Hjordis Thebault, m-sop., Raimondis Spogis, bar., Nigel Smith, bar., Liliana Faraon, sop., La Grande Ecurie and La Chambre du Roy, Les Chantres de la Chapelle/Jean-Claude Malgoire.
  • Interview with Marianne Rothschild of The Crossing Machine and Doug Kelly about The Juliet Letters by Elvis Costello at The Butterfly Club, Monday 29 April to Sat 4 May at 7pm.
  • Costello: I almost had a weakness from the Juliet Letters.
  • Vine: Red blues. Jeanell Carrigan, pno.
  • Interview with Justine Anderson about 'Generations' at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sunday 4 May 2019 at 3pm.
  • Hseih: Tightrope. Justine Anderson, voice, ANAM Musicians.
  • Koehne: Capriccio. Clemens Leske, pno., Adelaide SO/Janos Furst.
  • Radiohead: Exit Music (For a Film). Adam Katz Piano Trio.

  • 20th April

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  • LIVE: Kaylie Melville (Rubiks) interview re: Glitch
  • Anna Clyne: Fits & Starts Rubiks Collective
  • Debussy: Preludes - Book 1, The Sunken Cathedral. Yiyun Gu, pno.
  • PHONER: Calvin Bowman 0430 905 807 interview re: The Spirit of Easter
  • Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Barbara Bonney, sop., Andreas Scholl, alto., Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • LIVE: Douglas Lawrence & Elizabeth Anderson (Australian Chamber Choir) interview re: St John's Passon
  • Bach: St. John Passion, BWV245. James Gilchrist, ten., Richard Egarr, hpschd., Christopher Purves, bass, Sarah Connolly, m-sop., Elizabeth Watts, sop., Matthew Rose, bass, Ashley Riches, bass, Andrew Kennedy, ten., AAM, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus/Richard Egarr.
  • Salieri: Falstaff. Salome Haller, sop., Pierre-Yves Pruvot, bar., Simon Edwards, ten., Hjordis Thebault, m-sop., Raimondis Spogis, bar., Nigel Smith, bar., Liliana Faraon, sop., La Grande Ecurie and La Chambre du Roy, Les Chantres de la Chapelle/Jean-Claude Malgoire.

  • 13th April

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  • Couperin: Lecons de tenebres. Jane Edwards, sop., Daniel Yeadon, viola da gamba, Louisa Hunter-Bradley, sop., Neal Peres da Costa, org.
  • Interview: Fabian Russell - The Orchestra Project.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor. Melbourne Youth Orch/Fabian Russell.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.5: Adagietto. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Interview: Howard Penny - Sanguine Estate Music Festival.
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E Flat, Op.20. William Hennessy, vln., Howard Penny, vlc., Anthony Marwood, vln., Caroline Henbest, vla., Holly Piccoli, vln., Chris Howlett, vlc., Tobias Breider, vla., Andrew Haveron, vln.
  • Interview: Saul Lewis and Jack Schiller - Melbourne Ensemble.
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20. Berlin Philharmonic Octet.
  • Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Sz.110. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno., Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, pno., Nick Parnell, perc., Jamie Adam, perc.

  • 6th April

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  • L2A Partridge Quartet - Bartok String Quartet no. 4 - I. Allegro
  • Interview with Partridge Quartet about ANAM Soundbite on Wednesday 1 May 1pm South Melbourne Town Hall.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.92. Trio Wanderer.
  • Interview with Sarah Curro and Shaun Keyt about VOLUME 10 on Sunday 28 April 7:30pm The Toff.
  • L2A Sarah Curro
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20. Vienna Octet.
  • Gliere: Harp Concerto in E flat, Op.74. Alice Giles, harp, Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage, Year Three, S163. Leslie Howard, pno.

  • 30th March

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  • L2A - Natasha Lin: Chasm Natasha Lin (piano)
  • INTERVIEW: Natasha Lin
  • L2A - Natasha Lin: Momentus Natasha Lin (piano)
  • Holst: The Planets, Op.32. London SO/Gustav Holst.
  • INTERVIEW: Brett Kelly (MYO)
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, love theme. Tasmanian SO/David Stanhope.
  • Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Shostakovich: Two pieces for string Octet, Op.11. Australian Octet.
  • Boccherini: String Quartet in G minor, Op.32/5, G.205. Quartetto Borciani.

  • 23rd March

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  • Interview with Trio Anima Mundi about their 2019 Series concerts at Montselvat on Saturday the 23rd of March at 2pm.
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90, B166 - Dumky. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Interview with Evripides Evripidou and Michael Johnson about 'Breathe' release.
  • 'Breathe' music
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. Grainger Wind Symphony/Roland Yeung.
  • Interview with Syzygy Ensemble about 'Turning a Phase' at the Melbourne Recital Centre Wednesday 27 March 6pm.
  • Higdon: Dash. Syzygy Ensemble.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Luff): Pictures at an Exhibition. Konstantin Shamray, pno., Arcadia Wind Quintet.