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

Presenter: Tim Hannah

Producer: Grace Ip

17th July

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: String Quartet in B flat, Hob.III:78, Op.76/4, Sunrise. Australian String Quartet .
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • INTERVIEW: Fintan Murphy Melbourne String Ensembles
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043. Helena Rathbone, vln., Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO .
  • Isaacs, Mark: Elementals. Mark Isaacs, pno.
  • Ginastera, Alberto: Danzas Argentinas, Op.2. Mark Kruger, pno.
  • Maier, Amanda: Nine Pieces for Violin & Piano. Bengt Forsberg, pno., Cecilia Zilliacus, vln.

  • 10th July

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  • INTERVIEW: Coady Green
  • Saint-Saens, Camille (arr. Liszt, Franz): Danse Macabre, Op.40. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Georgia Wilkinson (soprano) ACOCo The Enchanted Pig production
  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le reve. Georgia Wilkinson, sop. Melbourne Opera Orch/Greg Hocking.
  • Wells, Jessica: Copenhagen Christmas. Alicia Crossley, rec. Acacia Quartet .
  • INTERVIEW: Mark Sheill Orchestra Geelong
  • Dvorak, Antonin: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Bartok, Bela: String Quartet No.3, Sz.85. Emerson String Quartet .

  • 3rd July

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  • Holst, Gustav: The Planets, Op.32. Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • INTERVIEW: Leigh Harrold BIG Series at Tempo Rubato
  • Debussy, Claude: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor. Blair Harris, vlc., Leigh Harrold, pno.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • INTERVIEW (Phone): Marshall Mcguire New album: Bower (touring with MVA in July)
  • Erkki Veltheim: Nocturne Over Blue Ruin Marshall McGuire, Gen Lacey
  • Maconchy, Elizabeth: String Quartet No.12. Mistry Quartet .

  • 26th June

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  • Bolling, Claude: Suite for cello and jazz piano trio, excerpts. Jiri Barta, vlc., Kathryn Stott, pno., Kirsty McCahon, db., Timothy Constable, perc.
  • INTERVIEW: Jacqueline Ogeil Woodend Winter Arts Festival (10-11 July & 7-8 August) woodendwinterartsfestival.org.au
  • Josquin Desprez: Benedicta es, caelorum Regina. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Kodaly, Zoltan: Hary Janos Suite, Op.15a. Budapest Festival Orch/Ivan Fischer.
  • BOULANGER Nocturne Emily Sun (violin), Andrea Lam (piano)
  • PHONE: Emily Sun New album "Nocturnes" on ABC Classic
  • FAURE Violin Sonata No 1 in A major Op 13 - I. Allegro molto Emily Sun (violin), Andrea Lam (piano)
  • Higdon, Jennifer: Song. Laurel Zucker, fte.

  • 19th June

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  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Phantasy Quintet. Music Group of London .
  • INTERVIEW: Madeline Jevons & Daniel Smith Penny String Quartet & Partridge String Quartet
  • Brahms, Johannes: String Quintet No.1 in F, Op.88. Australian Octet .
  • Baker, Amanda: Phoenix Songs. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Robert Chamberlain, pno.
  • Zbinden, Julien-Francois: Homage to Johann Sebastian Bach., Op.44. Mark Cauvin, db.
  • Ravel, Maurice: La Valse. Martha Argerich, pno., Nelson Freire, pno.