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Reflections is a weekly interview program that explores the life and achievements of an eminent local, national or international personality and includes fine music from our guest’s personal selection of favourites.

The program is broadcast each Sunday at 4pm and repeated at 3pm the following Friday.



Sunday 30 June – Dr Julie Cotter – art historian and author

Sunday 23 June – Nancye Hayes AM – actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director

Sunday 16 June – Stewart Kelly – pianist, 3MBS broadcaster, teacher producer and artistic director

Sunday 9 June – Nicholas Carter – Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 2 June – Michael Collins – British virtuoso clarinettist and conductor

Sunday 26 May – Jordi Savall – early music specialist, viola da gambist and conductor

Sunday 19 May – Hugh Halliday – eminent theatre and opera director

Sunday 12 May – Alan Richmond – Champion Patron of 3MBS and community advocate

Sunday 5 May – Adele Schonhardt – 3MBS Vice-Chair and Musica Viva Media Manager

Sunday 28 April – Dr Katherine Firth – poet and librettist

Sunday 21 April – Professor Catherine Crock AM – physician and founder of the Hush Collection

Sunday 14 April – Kathryn Stott – English pianist and Artistic Director

Sunday 7 April – Miriam Margolyes OBE – acclaimed international actress

Sunday 31 March – Michael Veitch – author, actor, comedian and broadcaster

Sunday 24 March – Dr Paul Mason – cultural and medical anthropologist


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Past Guests


19th May

Show Playlist
  • Interview with Hugh Halliday, Performer and Director.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • On the crest of the wave; From the Ganshow. Ralph Reader
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Tommy Moeller & Brian Parker: Concrete and Clay. Unit 4 + 2
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Spector / Barry / Greenwich: River Deep - Mountain High. Ike & Tina Turner
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro - Overture. Berlin Philharmonic / claudio Abbado
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro. Dovo Dono. Lucia Popp, sop. …/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Rossini: The Barber of Seville - Overture. Londo Symphony Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 12th May

    Show Playlist
  • INTERVIEW LIVE TO AIR: 3MBS Champion Patron, Alan Richmond
  • Chess, "Chess", Ulvaes,Anderson,Rice LSO , Anders Eljas
  • Monk's Gate: "Who would true valour see", Maddy Prior, Carnival Band
  • Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, Kiri Te Kanawa, LSO, Sir Colin Davis
  • Mozart, K 622, arr Tom Parker "Stay with me till the morning". Vicki Brown, The New London Chorale
  • Loewe Paint Your wagon, "I stilll see Elisa", James Barton,voc., Original Broadway cast
  • Gunter, Thoner, Lego "Regenbogen", Gitte voc.
  • Solovyov-Sedoy (arr. Stiletto Sisters): Midnight in Moscow. Stiletto Sisters.
  • Final Comments

  • 5th May

    Show Playlist
  • Gershwin: Summertime
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988. Variation 13. Glenn Gould, pno.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58.1st mvt. Alfred Brendel, pno., Vienna PO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D minor. Maureen Forrester, contr., RCO, Netherlands Radio Choir, St Willibroduskerk Boys' Chorus/Bernard Haitink.
  • Wagner R: Siegfried. Heil dir Sonne. Albert Dohmen, bar., Anna Larsson, alto, Tomasz Konieczny, bass-baritone, Wolfgang Schmidt, ten., Ain Anger, bass, Stephen Gould, ten., Linda Watson, sop., Chen Reiss, sop., Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna State Opera Orch/Christian Thielemann.
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E Flat, Op.20. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Haydn: Piano Rio No 41, Mvt 3. Beaux Arts Trio
  • Vine: String quartet No.3. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244: Purify yourself, my heart. Howard Crook, ten., La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 28th April

    Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Peter Campbell, lyrics K Firth: In Advent Heatr. Choir of Trinity College/ Christopher Watson
  • Michael Leighton Jones, kyrics K Firth Anthem for the Feast of Any Healer. Choir of Trinity College/Michael Leighton Jones
  • Schultz: Southern Cantata, Op.102. Mvt 3 The Moon drowned. Graham Lieschke, org., Christopher Roache, ten., Kate Macfarlane, sop., St Johns Bach Orch, St Johns Bach choir/Graham Lieschke.
  • Tori Amos: The beekeeper sleeps with Butterflies
  • Britten: Peter Grimes.Sea interdes 3, Moonlight, 2, Storm Lauris Elms, contr., Owen Brannigan, bass, Peter Pears, ten., Geraint Evans, bass, John Lanigan, ten., Claire Watson, sop., James Pease, bass-baritone, ROHO, Royal Opera House Chorus/Benjamin Britten.
  • Bach: St. John Passion, BWV245 .Ich folge dir gleichfalls. James Gilchrist, ten., Richard Egarr, hpschd., Christopher Purves, bass, Sarah Connolly, m-sop., Elizabeth Watts, sop., Matthew Rose, bass, Ashley Riches, bass, Andrew Kennedy, ten., AAM, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus/Richard Egarr.

  • 21st April

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Dr Catherine Crock
  • Grabowsky: March. Gary Costello, acoustic bass, Paul Grabowsky, pno., Andrew Gander, drums.
  • Hindson: Nothing is forever. ACO Collective/Helena Rathbone.
  • Kats-Chernin: Dance of the Paper Umbrellas. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Bruerville: Dancing on tiptoes. ACO Collective/Helena Rathbone.
  • Grigoryan: Distance. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Ben Robertson, db., Irina Grigoryan, vla., Doug De Vries, gtr., Edward Grigoryan, vln., Slava Lourgaev, vlc.
  • Crellin: Sticks and Stones. Brett Hirst, db., George Butrumlas, accordion, Lior, voc., Goldner String Quartet, The Idea of North.

  • 14th April

    Show Playlist
  • Relections with guest Kathryn Stott
  • Puccini: La Boheme - Che, gelida manina. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Faure: NocturnesNo 11 Kathryn Stott, pno.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011:Sarabande. Yo Yo Ma from Six Evolutions
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe - Lever du Jour. London Symphony Orch/Valery Gergiev
  • Ahbez: Nature Boy. Nat 'King' Cole, voc., King Cole Trio, Frank DeVol's Orch.

  • 7th April

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Miriam Margolyes
  • Vivaldi: Griselda: After a fearful storm. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Interview
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667, Op. 114 'Trout', theme & variations. Jacqueline Cronin, vla., David Campbell, db., Seraphim Trio.
  • Interview
  • Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op.47. Alisa Weilerstein, vlc., Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Interview
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Interview
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - Der holle Rache. Christina Deutekom, sop., Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Interview
  • Bizet: Carmen: Habanera. Maria Callas, sop., French Radio NO/Georges Pretre.
  • Interview

  • 31st March

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Michael Veitch - comedian, actor, broadcaster, author
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. 1st Movt. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Ted Weems: Heartbeats
  • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.297b. 2nd movt. Adagio. Stephen Taylor, oboe, David Singer, cl., William Purvis, horn, Steven Dibner, bsn., Orpheus CO.
  • Traditional: The Boatman. Thomas Veitch, cello
  • Veitch, Thomas: Lowlands Away. Thomas Veitch

  • 24th March

    Show Playlist
  • INTERVIEW WITH Dr PAUL MASON, anthropologist, working with people with tuberculosis
  • Weber: Clarinet concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73. Sabine Meyer, cl., Dresden State Orch/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Kalinnikov: Intermezzo No.1 in F sharp minor. London SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Boulanger: Nocturne. Duo Sol.
  • Chopin: Waltz in A flat, Op.69/1. Dubravka Tomsic,.pno.
  • Verdi La Traviata, Brindisi. Cheryl Studer, sop. Luciano Pavorotti, ten., Juan Pons,... James Levine
  • Kapralova Ritornel, Op 25