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

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16th March

Show Playlist
  • Interview with Jennifer Timmins, flute, about 3MBS' The Talent Winneres Recital - Pencilled Wings. Sunday 24th March 6pm, Kew Court House.
  • Flute work
  • Interview with Chris Pickering from New Stage. Wednesday 20th March 8pm, Some Velvet Morning in Clifton Hill.
  • Pickering: 'Ceiling of Clouds' for Saxophone, Guitar and Harmonium.
  • Ravel: Chants populaire: Chanson hebraique. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Myung-Whun Chung, pno.
  • Cage: In a Landscape. Marshall McGuire, harp.
  • Mozart: Quintet in E flat for Piano and Winds, K.452. Anna Goldsworthy, pno., Arcadia Wind Quintet.
  • Bang (arr. Lacey): Lichen. Genevieve Lacey, rec.

  • 9th March

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  • L2A - Elyane Laussade, piano. Performing '"Ah, vous dirai-je maman" K. K265 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No.19 in C, K465 - Dissonance. Australian String Quartet.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Interview: Elizabeth Comeadow from the Camberwell Music Society about Glen Riddle's piano recital on the 12th of March 10:30am at Camberwell Uniting Church.
  • Ginastera: Piano Concerto No.1: Toccata. Glenn Riddle, pno., Peter Neville, perc., Guy de Blet, perc., Lionel Towers, pno.
  • Lim: Ming Qi. Peter Neville, perc., Stephen Robinson, oboe.
  • Kats-Chernin: Slicked Back Tango. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., Elena Kats-Chernin, pno.

  • 2nd March

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  • L2A: Josh Hooke performs excerpts Mussorgsky 'Pictures at an Exhibition'
  • Caroline Neeling, Founder, and Monica Curro, Artistic Director, of the inaugural Women in Music Festival, 9-10 March 2019, RMIT Storey Hall.
  • Nicolle: Drop the Smile. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Nick Deutsch, Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music about 'Opening Concert' Sat 2 March 7:30pm South Melbourne Town Hall.
  • Glinka: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. London SO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Josh Dema and Belinda Liew about 'The Six Suites' Sun March 17 3pm Carlton Church of All Nations.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.2 in D minor, BWV1008. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc.

  • 23rd February

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  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.6 in F minor, Op.80. Orava Quartet.
  • Interview: Guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski about Puesta Del Sol on 28/2 at Montsalvat.
  • Ponce: Sonata IV Clasica. Aleksander Tsiboulski, gtr.
  • Chopin: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op.65. Charles Owen, pno., Natalie Clein, vlc.
  • Interview: Sarah Barzel speaks to Juliana Kay about 'Play me a Poem'.
  • Interview: Violinist Andrew Haveron, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra - Jovian Worlds on 28/2 and 3/3 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.3 in E Flat minor, Op.30. Brodsky Quartet.

  • 16th February

    Show Playlist
  • Barton/Hindson: Kalkadungu. William Barton, didjeridu, Sydney SO/Richard Gill.
  • Haydn: Spirit Song. Maximilian Riebl, countertenor, Rosalie Riebl, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Elizabeth Sellars, Sutherland Trio
  • Dvorak: Piano Quartet No.1 in D, Op.23, B53. Rudolf Firkusny, pno., Juilliard String Quartet.
  • PRE-RECORD: Doug Beecroft with Derek Welton
  • Hauser: Ocean Three. Fritz Hauser, perc.
  • Prokofiev: Sonata for two Violins in C, Op.56, excerpts. Richard Tognetti, vln., Satu Vanska, vln.
  • Dvorak (arr. Kreisler): Songs My Mother Taught Me. Rachel Valler, pno., Thomas Jones, vln.

  • 9th February

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  • Part: Da pacem Domine. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier.
  • PHONE: Chris Howlett Artistic Director/3MBS Chair, Dvorak Marathon M: 0408 339 145
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90, B166 - Dumky. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Johnson: Samurai Hee-Haw. Wolfgang Muthspiel, gtr., Marc Johnson's Right Brain Patrol.
  • STUDIO: Mark Higginbotham Festival president, Brunswick Beethoven Festival
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97, 'Archduke'. Macquarie Trio.
  • Tan Dun: Symphony 1997: Heaven Earth Mankind. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Hong Kong PO, Imperial Bells Ensemble of China, Yip's Children's Choir/Tan Dun.
  • Grainger: Walking Tune. Arcadia Winds.

  • 2nd February

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  • Wagner R: The Flying Dutchman: Johohoe! Traft Ihr das Schiff. Jessye Norman, sop., London PO, Ambrosian Opera Chorus/Klaus Tennstedt.
  • INTERVIEW: Evan Lawson Forest Collective - Orpheus"
  • Lawson, Evan: Sikinnis III for piano
  • Rossini: Barber of Seville - Una voce poco fa. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Milton.
  • Muhly: Two Voices. Hilary Hahn, vln., Cory Smythe, pno.
  • INTERVIEW: Stefan Cassomenos, Monica Curro, Hugh Crosthwaite Plexus - "Cassandra"
  • Crosthwaite, Hugh:
  • Eric Griswald: Changing Faces Australian Art Orchestra