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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 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

Sunday 17 March – Dr Hugh Mackay AO – social researcher, author and commentator

Sunday 10 March – David Barnard – opera repetiteur, collaborative pianist and educator

Sunday 3 March – Derek Welton – Australian bass-baritione

Sunday 24 March – no Reflections – Dvorak Marathon

Sunday 17 February – Dr Calvin Bowman – Australian composer and organist

Sunday 10 February – Dr Robin Wilson – distinguished violinist, chamber musician and teacher

Sunday 3 February – Dr Dianne Reilly AM – former La Trobe Librarian at State Library of Victoria


The Reflections Summer Series:

Sunday 27 January – Robin de Crespigny – film-maker, director and author (first broadcast 5/8/18)

Sunday 20 January  – Carl Vine AO – Australian composer and Artistic Director of Music Viva Australia (first broadcast 25/3/18)


To listen to past guests not on the list above, please click on the link below:

Past Guests


17th March

Show Playlist
  • Reflections with Hugh Mackay
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97, 'Archduke'. Macquarie Trio. (Kathryn Selby. pno., Charmain Gadd, vln., Michael Goldschlager, vlc.)
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob.VIIe:1. 2nd Movement, Andante, Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Bononcini: Per la gloria di adorarvi (For the glory of adoring you...). Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Bologna Theatre Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Stanford: Beati quorum via, Op.38/3. City of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D, BWV1054, 3rd Movt. Andrei Gavrilov, pno., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
  • Walton: Henry V: Touch her soft lips and part. Bournemouth SO/Andrew Litton.

  • 10th March

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with David Barnard
  • Miller, G. Moonlight Serenade. The Glen Miller Orchestra
  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Joan Rodgers, sop., Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass, Lella Cuberli, sop., Kurt Streit, ten., Berlin PO, RIAS Chamber Choir/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Traditional (arr. Carter) 'The lark in the clear air.' Duke Dobing, fte., City of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Janacek: Jenufa. Elisabeth Soderstrom, ; Eva Randova. Vienna Ph. O. /Sir Charles McKerras.
  • Poulenc: Dalton Baldwin, pno. William Parker, bar.
  • Suk: Piano Trio, Op.23 'Elegie'. Smetana Trio.
  • Traditional. March, Strathspey and Reel. Auckland & District Pipes and Drums.

  • 3rd March

    Show Playlist
  • Reflections with bass-barirone Derek Welton
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988. Aria and variations 1, 2, 3. Andrew Rengell
  • Mahler: Ruckert Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Berlin PO/Karl Bohm.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109. Daniel Barenboim, pno.
  • Wagner R: Siegfried.Act III, beginning. Hans Hotter, bar., Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244. Collegium Vocale Ghent, Chapel Royal Choir, La Chapelle Royale Orch, Children's Choir of St Nicolas/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 17th February

    Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach JS: Praeludium in E major. Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
  • Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Muhseligen (Wherefore is the Light Given to Him), Op.74/1. RIAS Kammerchor/Creed.
  • Barber: Sure on this Shining Night, Op.13. Jennie Tourel/CBS SO. Barber
  • Edwards: Piano Concerto. 2nd mvt. Dennis Hennig, pno., Queensland SO/Myer Fredman.
  • Bowman: Now Touch the Air Softly. Emma Matthews, sop., Monte Carlo PO/Brad Cohen.
  • Bowman: Noel. Christopher Richardson/Calvin Bowman

  • 10th February

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Robin Wilson
  • Brahms: 4th mvt from Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25. 'Rondo alla Zingarese' .Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Robin Wilson, vln., Neal Peres da Costa, fortepiano, Nicole Forsyth, vla.
  • J.S, Bach arr. Sitkovitsky Goldberg Vars. Aria and Var. 1. New European Strings/Dmitri Sitkovitsky
  • Chopin, arr. Milstein: Nocturne in C Sharp min. Robin Wilson, vln; Kemp English, po.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet op. 132, 3 mvt. Takacs Quartet.
  • J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbame dich. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Strauss R: Beim Schlafengehen from Four Last Songs. Jessye Norman, sop., Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.

  • 3rd February

    Show Playlist
  • Reflections - Doug Beecroft with guest Dianne Reilly
  • Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Sidney Bechet: Si tu vois ma mère
  • Donizetti: The Elixir of Love: Una furtiva lagrima. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Jenkins: The Armed Man: Benedictus. London PO, National Youth Choir of Great Britain/Karl Jenkins.
  • Bach: We hasten with faint but eager steps, from Cantata 78. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Alain Romans: How's the weather in Paris?" from Jacques Tati’s 1953 film Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday.

  • 27th January

    No available playlist

    20th January

    No available playlist