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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

17th November

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  • L2A - Peninsula
  • Interview - Ben Opie, peninsula
  • Dohnanyi: Sextet for piano, clarinet, horn, violin, viola & cello in C, Op.37. Spectrum Concerts Berlin/Frank S. Dodge.
  • Speak Percussion - Polar Force
  • Arctic recording
  • Justin Beere - Melbourne Chamber Players
  • Jenkins: Adiemus. London Philharmonic Choir, Adiemus Symphomy Orch of Europe/Karl Jenkins.

  • 10th November

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  • Puccini: La Boheme: Mi chiamano Mimi. Antoinette Halloran, sop., Queensland Orch/Stephen Mould.
  • INTERVIEW: Evan Lawson (Forest Collective)
  • Eotvos: Natascha Trio. Soundstream Collective.
  • Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor. Duo Chamber Melange.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.
  • INTERVIEW: Rosei Riebl (Antigone)
  • Locatelli: Violin Concerto No.12 in D, Op.3/12. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Raglan Baroque Players/Nicholas Kraemer.
  • Bach: Allabreve in D, BWV589. Calvin Bowman, org.

  • 3rd November

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  • ANAM L2A - David Moran
  • Interview with David Moran
  • Interview with AAO
  • Interview with Flinders Quartet
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13. Flinders Quartet.
  • Griswold: Water pushes sand. The Australian Art Orchestra.
  • Rachmaninoff: Polka de W.R. Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev, piano.
  • Neal: Song for Comb Man. Muses Piano Trio.

  • 27th October

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  • ANAM L2A - Andrew Fong, Liam Wooding.
  • Interview - Andrew Fong, Liam Wooding.
  • Interview with Helen Ayres, Seraphim Trio with Andrew Haveron and Jecqueline Cronin at MRC Thursday 1 November 6:30pm
  • Interview - Chris Ludowyk (The Syncopators band leader) and Yvette Johansson
  • Music from Chris (to bring in)

  • 20th October

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  • Rossini: Otello, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • INTERVIEW: Y Squared
  • Martinu: Variations on a Theme of Rossini. Janos Starker, vlc., Gyorgy Sebok, pno.
  • Traditional: La biondini in gondoleta. Juan Diego Florez, ten., Avi Avital, mndln., Ivano Zanenghi, lute, Daniele Bovo, vlc., Lorenzo Feder, hpschd., Fabio Tricomi, gtr.
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70/1, 'Ghost'. Benaud Trio.
  • Chopin: Polish Songs, Op.74/2 : Springtime. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: My Life With Chopin
  • Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55/1. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Luebbers: Just Ripe. Johannes Luebbers Dectet.

  • 13th October

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  • Handel: Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Bach: Partita in D minor, BWV1004: Allemande and Courente. Gordan Nikolitch, vln.
  • Brett Kelly interview - Music director of MYO about 125BPM. 0417 538 128.
  • Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Op.29/2. English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Jean-Phil Courtis, bass-baritone, Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Francois Le Roux, bar., Maria Ewing, sop., Patrizia Pace, sop., Rudolf Mazzola, bass, Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Dench: The Blinding Access of the Grace of Flesh. Deborah Kayser, sop., Elision/Franck Ollu.
  • Play On interview - Lydia Dobbin and Ruby Willis.
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13. Flinders Quartet.
  • Kats-Chernin: Butterflying. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.

  • 6th October

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  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370. Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Brett Dean, vla., Miki Tsunoda, vln., Nicholas Bochner, vlc.
  • LIVE TO AIR: ANAM Dale Vail (trombone): Psyche Concerto for Trombone & Brass Band Sophie Spencer/Chris Grace (trumpets/flugel)
  • INTERVIEW: Dale Vail (ANAM)
  • Debussy: Preludes - Book 1, The Sunken Cathedral. Yiyun Gu, pno.
  • PHONER: Lerida Delbridge 0417 531 290
  • Mendelssohn (arr. Emmerson): String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13. Tinalley String Quartet.
  • Kats-Chernin: Velvet Revolution. Tall Poppies Ensemble.

  • 29th September

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  • Dun: The Banquet. Lang Lang, pno., Shanghai SO/ Tan Dun.
  • PRE-RECROD: Julian Thompson Australian Chamber Orchestra Tim Hannah interviewing Madi Chwasta producing
  • Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.6. Hilary Hahn, vln., Swedish RSO/Eiji Oue.
  • PRE-RECORD (including music): Paul Lewis Loreto Perkins interviewing
  • Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor. Christian Ferras, vln., Pierre Barbizet, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Allison Wright Dots + Loops / Liminality Festival
  • Dots + Loops track TBC
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109. Aura Go, pno.
  • Gorecki: The Five Marian Songs, Op.54. Los Angeles Master Chorale/Grant Gershon.

  • 22nd September

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  • Khachaturian: Spartacus. RIAS Chamber Choir, German SO Berlin/Michail Jurowski.
  • PHONER: Thea Rossen 0438 983 579 2018 Freedman Classical Fellowship
  • Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 Voices No. 1. Allemande Roomful of Teeth
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op.110. Borodin String Quartet.
  • Brahms: Sonata movement in C minor, Scherzo (FAE Sonata). Robin Wilson, vln., Kemp English, pno.
  • PRE-RECORD: Sunny Kim Madi Chwasta interviewing Australian Art Orchestra
  • Sunny Kim: Tears of Gaia Sunny Kim (soprano) & Ben Monder (guitar) From 2016 album "Dream of the Earth"
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10/1. Paul Lewis, pno.
  • Vine: Toccatissimo. Stefan Cassomenos, pno.