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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

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15th December

Show Playlist
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the mirlitons. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • INTERVIEW: Marshal McGuire MRC Music Play 2019
  • Kramer (arr. Morrison): Candy. James Morrison, brass, Harry Morrison, db., William Morrison, gtr., Patrick Danao, drums.
  • Delibes: Coppelia Ballet Suite. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • INTERVIEW PHONE: Julie Edwardson 0408 687 305
  • Verdi: Rigoletto: La donna e mobile. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar., London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Schulz-Evler: Concert Arabesques on Johann Strauss the Younger's 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'. Hoang Pham, pno.
  • Mozart: Serenade No.10 in B flat K.361, theme & variations. Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Traditional: Good King Wenceslas. National Boys' Choir of Australia/Peter Casey.

  • 8th December

    Show Playlist
  • Handel: Messiah: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion. Sara Macliver, sop., Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Gombert: Regina coeli laetare. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano. Jeanne Baxtresser, fte., Israela Margalit, pno.
  • Broschi: Idaspe: Qual guerriero in campo armato. Vivica Genaux, m-sop., Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the mirlitons. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Adam: O Holy Night. Aled Jones, treb., Aled Jones, ten., New Zealand Sinfionetta/Ian Tilley.

  • 1st December

    Show Playlist
  • Traditional (arr. Coelho): Coventry Carol. Louise Prickett, sop., Samantha Ellis, sop., Meinir Ann Thomas, sop., Australian Brandenburg Orch, Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • ANAM L2A Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 'Metamorphoses nocturnes' Partridge Quartet
  • ANAM L2A - INTERVIEW
  • Vine: Knips Suite: excerpts. Goldner String Quartet.
  • PHONER: Erin Helyard Pinchgut Opera interview 0478 010 836
  • Hasse: Cleofide - Overture: Sinfonia in D, Op. 3/3. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • PHONER: Stefan Cassomenos (piano) Plexus interview 0413 141 425
  • Faure: Clair de Lune, Op.46/2. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Malcolm Martineau, pno.

  • 24th November

    Show Playlist
  • Fagan: The Fox. Matthew Fagan, gtr.
  • LIVE TO AIR: Tristan Lee (piano) Franz Liszt: Sposalizio (6 mins) and Sonnetto 104 del Petrarca (5 mins)
  • INTERVIEW: Tristan Lee (piano)
  • Whiticker: Kiah. Laura Chislett, fte.
  • Puccini: Tosca: Vissi d'arte. Renata Tebaldi, sop., St Cecilia Academy Orch/Jose Antonio Molina.
  • INTERVIEW: Megan Reeve (harp) Montsalvat Christmas Concert PHONER: 0434 993 139
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Op.71: Arabian Dance. Megan Reeve, harp, Kathryn Moorhead, fte.
  • MacMillan: A child's prayer. Jane Sheldon, sop., Belinda Montgomery, sop., Cantillation/Brett Weymark.
  • PRE-RECORD: Luke Speedy-Hutton Loretto Perkins (interviewer)
  • Hutton: Catching Trains of Thought. Zelman SO/Ingrid Martin.