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.

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Loretto Perkins
Susan Porter
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Reflections Guest: Professor Sarah Wilson
Reflections Guest: Professor Sarah Wilson

July 28th, 2019

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Reflections Guest: Michael Mulcahy
Reflections Guest: Michael Mulcahy

July 21st, 2019

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Reflections Guest: Alexander Briger
Reflections Guest: Alexander Briger

July 14th, 2019

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Past Guests on Reflections


14th July

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  • Alexander Briger - International Australian conductor; founder of the AWO (Australian World Orchestra
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. (Part of final movt.)Elizabeth Campbell, m-sop., Steve Davislim, ten., Cheryl Barker, sop., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Australian World Orch/Alexander Briger.
  • Mahler; Symphony No. 1. 4th movt. (part) Japanese Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Briger.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68, 1st mvt..(part) Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras

  • 7th July

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    30th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Chopin: Polonaise in A flat, Op.53, Heroic. Evgeny Kissin, pno.
  • Catalani: La Wally. Ebben? - Ne andro lontana. Wilheminia Ferndez,
  • Elgar: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. 3rd mvt. Adagio Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'. Edith Mathis, sop., Doris Soffel, contr., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Klaus Tennstedt.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro. Hermann Prey, bar., Edith Mathis, sop., Gundula Janowitz, sop., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., German Opera Orch, Berlin, German Opera Chorus, Berlin/Karl Bohm.
  • Wagner R: Tristan and Isolde, Prelude to Act 1. Dresden State Orch/Giuseppe Sinopoli.

  • 23rd June

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  • Reflectiions interview with Nancye Hayes - star of music theatre.
  • Loewe: My Fair Lady. Embassy Waltz. Unnamed Orch/Andre Previn.
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Dance of the sugar plum fairy. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Sondheim: Anyone can whistle. Everybody says don't. Barbra Streisand.

  • 16th June

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  • Reflections with Stewart Kelly
  • Handel: " Per abbattere il rigore" from Aminta e Fillide, HWV83. Sabine Devieilhe, sop., Lea Desandre,m mezzo-sop., Le Concert D'Astree/Emmanuelle Haim
  • Vine: Sonata for Piano Four-Hands. Tomothy Young, pno., , Stewart Kelly, pno.,
  • Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Resurrection': Urlicht (4th mvt.) Magdalena Kozena, mezzo-sop., Berlin Philharmonic/Simon Rattle
  • Schubert: Nacht und Traume, D 827. Matthias Goerne, bar., Alexander Schmalcz, pno.
  • Brahms: "Von ewiger Liebe from Songs Op 43. Algelika Kirschlager, mezzo-sop., Graham Johnson, pno.

  • 9th June

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  • Reflections with Nicholas Carter
  • Dvorak: Rusalka: Libej mne, mir mi prej. Rene Fleming, sop., Ben Heppner, ten., Franz Hawlata, bass, Czech Philharmonic Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Debussy: Opening Scene of Act 2 - 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.
  • MacMillan: Saxophone Concerto. Amy Dickson, sax., Adelaide Symphony Orch/Nicholas Carter
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Fledermaus: Genug damit, genug ! Hemann Prey, bass, Julia Varady, sop.,Rene Kollo, ten., Bernd Weikl, bar., Lucia Popp, sop., Vienna Philharmonic/Carlos Kleiber
  • Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat, Romantic, 4th Movement. Hamburg Philharmonic, Simone Young

  • 2nd June

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  • Interview with renowned British clarinettist and conductor, Michael Collins.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Finzi: Clarinet concerto in C minor, Op.31. 2nd movt. Michael Collins, cl., City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Britten: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto. Michael Collins, cl., Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Adams: Gnarly Buttons. Michael Collins, cl., London Sinfonietta/John Adams.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra. ANAM Orch/Michael Collins.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Messager: Solo de Concours. Michael Collins, cl., Piers Lane, pno.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..

  • 26th May

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  • Interview with Jordi Savall
  • Lully: Marche pour la Ceremonie des Turcs. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall.
  • Mozart: Introitus from Requiem. Monserrat Figueras, sop.; Le Concert des Nations; La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall.
  • Marais: Le Badinage. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba; Rolf Liseland, theorbo.
  • Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus from the Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall
  • Purcell: Fantasy upon One Note. Hesperion XX Consort of Viols/Jordi Savall.
  • Beethoven: Coriolan Overture. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall.