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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

19th May

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  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048. OAE.
  • NOVATION INTERVIEW: Kathryn Stott Artistic Director, Australian Festival of Chamber Music
  • Chausson: Concerto for piano, violin and string quartet in D, Op.21. Joshua Bell, vln., Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Takacs Quartet.
  • Gyger: Inferno. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Faure: Les berceaux. Leigh Harrold, pno., Greta Bradman, sop.
  • Mozart: Serenade in G, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K525 - excerpts. Tasmanian SO/Geoffrey Lancaster.
  • INTERVIEW: Diane Froomes Associate Principal Cello, Orchestra Victoria
  • 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.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95, 'Serioso'. Goldner String Quartet.

  • 12th May

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  • Mozart: Mass No.18 in C minor, 'Great', K427. Kim Wheeler, sop., Emily Whelan, sop., Charles Neave, ten., Tim Daly, bass, Melbourne University Choral Society, Stonnington SO/Andrew Wailes.
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc., London SO/Maxim Shostakovich.
  • Ravel: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet. Christian Larde, fte., Guy Deplus, cl., Nicanor Zabaleta, harp, Paul Kuentz CO/Paul Kuentz.
  • Muffat: Sonata 5 Fuga. Juvavum Brass.
  • Allegro Moderato Dvorakpiano quartet op87 e flat major pno Howard Penny

  • 5th May

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  • Gloria in D Major Track 1 and 7
  • LIVE TO AIR DEUX DANSES Trombone Dale Vail Pno Aiden Boase
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3, Op.69. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Zoe Knighton INTERVIEW Track Field of Snow by Emily Hall
  • Dean: Sextet: Old Kings in Exile. Syzygy Ensemble.

  • 28th April

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  • Handel: Dixit Dominus. Taverner Consort, Taverner Choir, Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott.
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.2 in D, K.211. Richard Tognetti, vln., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarch, S161/6. Gyorgy Cziffra, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann: C'est une chanson d'amour. Placido Domingo, ten., Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 21st April

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  • Schubert: Octet in F, D.803. Berlin Philharmonic Octet.
  • LIVE: Australian World Orchestra Interview David Berlin
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Australian World Orch/Zubin Mehta. TRACK 4: Rondes printanieres (Spring Rounds)
  • Puccini: Tosca. Katia Ricciarelli, sop.,/Herbert von Karajan. CD 2 TRACK 6: Vissi d'artet (Tosca, Scarpia)
  • PRE RECORD: Avi Avital Interview Susan Porter (Reflections exerpt)
  • LIVE: Melbourne Musicians Interview Frank Pam
  • Hyde: Dancing Shadows. Andrew West, pno., Bridget Bolliger, fte.
  • Rodgers: The Grey Thrush. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Computer/Electronics.

  • 14th April

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  • Verdi: La Traviata: Sempre libera. Anna Netrebko, sop., Saimir Pirgu, ten., Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • INTERVIEW: Jonathan Grieves-Smith Hamer Singers (Sunday 15 April)
  • Rachmaninov: Bogoroditsye Dyevo Hamer Singers, Jonathan Grieves-Smith
  • Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Hob.III:76, Op.76/2, Fifths. Jerusalem Quartet.
  • Bach (arr. Avital): Flute sonata in E minor, BWV1034 arr. Mandolin. Avi Avital, mndln., Ira Givol, vlc., Ophira Zakai, theorbo.
  • Medaglia: Choro em Berlin Arcadia Winds
  • INTERVIEW: Arcadia Winds David & Lloyd & Matt???
  • Ravel (arr. Jones): Le Tombeau de Couperin. Gale Force Winds.
  • Barbeler: Confession 3. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Computer/Electronics.
  • Ortiz: Ricercada Ottava Sobre La Folia. Adelaide Baroque.

  • 7th April

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  • Handel: Overture - Alcina. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Hindemith: Sonata for solo cello op. 25, no. 3 Liam Meany (cello)
  • ANAM Live-to-Air interview Liam Meany (cello)
  • Dixon: Two Songs for the Anzac Centenary, Op.33. Ayse Goeknur Shanal, sop., Patrick Keith, pno.
  • Australian Composers' Concert interview Robert Dora (conductor/composer), Ben Bates (composer/curator)
  • Ben Bates: Symphony No. 3 Australasian Orchestra, Robert Dora (conductor)
  • Poulenc: Les Mamelles de Tiresias. Robert Jeantet, bar., Denise Duval, sop., Jean Giraudeau, ten., Frederic Leprin, ten., Paris Opera-Comique Orch, Paris Opera-Comique Chorus/Andre Cluytens.
  • Paganini: Caprice in B minor, Op.1/2. James Ehnes, vln.
  • Chopin: Waltz in D flat, Op.64/1, 'Minute'. Hoang Pham, pno.

  • 31st March

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  • Debussy: Nocturnes. New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Sean Ross interview
  • Sean Ross: Tchaikovsky Angel of Music: Act 1 prologue for bassoon and piano
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70/1, 'Ghost'. Seraphim Trio.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008, excerpts. Josephine Vains, vlc.
  • Code: Southern Cross. Kew Band/Mark Ford.
  • Dvorak: Driving Miss Daisy: Song to the Moon. Nicole Car, sop., Opera Australia Orch/Andrea Molino.