Australian & Contemporary

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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


15th September

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8th September

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1st September

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25th August

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  • Bernstein: America from West Side Story. Bill Charlap, pno., Bill Charlap Trio.
  • INTERVIEW: Curt Thompson Mimir Chamber Music Festival 2018
  • Beach: Piano Quintet In F sharp, Op.67. Martin Roscoe, pno., Endellion String Quartet.
  • Wieniawski: Legende in G minor, Op.17. Ray Chen, vln., Noreen Polera, pno.
  • PRE-RECORD: Siobhan Stagg (at AFCM) Doug Beecroft interviewing
  • Schubert: Du bist die Ruh', D776. Amir Farid, pno., Siobhan Stagg, sop.
  • INTERVIEW: Greg Carroll & Dimity Sepherd Gertrude Opera: To Hell and Back
  • Heggie: Of Gods and Cats. Darryl Coote, pno., Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop.
  • Poulenc: Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon. Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Ian Munro, pno., Matthew Wilkie, bsn.

  • 18th August

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  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • INTERVIEW: Geoffrey Saba Live in studio
  • Chopin: Preludes, Op.28. Geoffrey Saba, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: ANAM Edward Wang (oboe), Laura Barton (violin) Live in studio
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. West Australian SO/Asher Fisch.
  • INTERVIEW: Australian National Piano Award - Gerard Willems 0404612491
  • Grieg: Wedding day at Troldhaugen, Op.65/6. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Mozart: Misera, dove son, K369, concert aria. Sylvia McNair, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op. 40: I. Prelude. Allegro Janos Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

  • 11th August

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  • Vivaldi: Concerto in E minor for 4 violins, RV550, Op.3/4. Catherine Mackintosh, vln., Monica Huggett, vln., John Holloway, vln., Elizabeth Wilcock, vln., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • #1 INTERVIEW: Andrew Wailes
  • Haydn: The wanderer. Maximilian Riebl, countertenor, Rosalie Riebl, pno.
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Caroline Almonte, pno., Kana Ohashi, vln.
  • #2 INTERVIEW: Bonnie Brown
  • Ross Edwards: A Flight of Sunbirds Movements 1 & 9
  • #3 INTERVIEW: Rachel Beesley
  • Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E major, Op. 22, III. Scherzo. Vivace Janos Rolla, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

  • 4th August

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  • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Ballet music. Hans-Dieter Michatz, fte., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • ANAM LIVE TO AIR Brahms: Intermezzo from Op. 118 Jack Body: The Street where I Live Liam Wooding, piano
  • INTERVIEW: ANAM LIVE TO AIR Liam Wooding, piano
  • Strauss R: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Marie Theres'!…. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Kirsti Harms, m-sop., Lorina Gore, sop., Queensland SO/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • INTERVIEW: Stuart Skelton (Tim Hannah)
  • Wagner: "Nur eine Waffe taugt" (Parsifal) Stuart Skelton, Asher Fisch, West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • INTERVIEW: Kathryn Stott (Doug Beecroft)
  • Faure: Nine preludes, Op.103. Kathryn Stott, pno.

  • 28th July

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  • Mozart: Divertimento in D, K.251. Lothar Koch, oboe, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • INTERVIEW: Merewyn Bramble & Zoe Wallace (Quartz Quartet)
  • Prokofiev: String Quartet No.1 in B minor, Op.50. Emerson String Quartet.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat. Joyce Yang, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Merlyn Quaife Monash Chamber Music Festival
  • Heagney: Fortune My Foe. Merlyn Quaife, sop., Andrea Katz, pno.
  • Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet. Alban Berg Quartet.
  • Victoria: O Vos Omnes. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.

  • 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