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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 5pm and repeated at midday the following Thursday on 3MBS Digital.



Sunday 26 August 4pm – Michael Leunig – cartoonist, poet and cultural commentator

Sunday 19 August 4pmTim Costello AO – Baptist minister and Chief Advocate for World Vision Australia

Sunday 12 August 4pmAnna O’Byrne – actor, opera and musical theatre singer

Sunday 5 August 4pmRobin de Crespigny – film-maker, director and author

Sunday 29 July 5pmTony Fenelon – theatre organist and pianist

Sunday 22 July 5pmThomas Hampson – renowned American baritone

Sunday 15 July 5pmMaria Myers AC – Australian philanthropist

Sunday 8 July 5pmNick Deutsch – Artistic Director of ANAM and oboist

Sunday 1 July – Bob Brown – environmentalist and former politician

Sunday 24 June – Caroline Baum – author, journalist, radio and TV presenter

Sunday 17 June – Roderick Williams OBE – British baritone and composer

Sunday 10 June – Professor Alan Harvey – neuroscientist and musician

Sunday 3 June – James Ehnes – international violinist

Sunday 27 May – Gail Southwell – General Manager of 3MBS

Sunday 20 May – Chris Howlett – cellist, festival director and producer, and Chairman of 3MBS





























































15th July

Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Chabrier: Espana. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956, Op.163. Miklos Perenyi, vlc., Takacs Quartet.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans, RV644: Veni, me sequere fida. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F, Op.59/1, 'Razumovsky'. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F, Op.59/1, 'Razumovsky'. Australian String Quartet.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. Paul Dean, cl., Seraphim Trio.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., Nicolai Gedda, ten., Ileana Cotrubas, sop., Monserrat Caballe, sop., Wladimiro Ganzarolli, bass, Richard Van Allan, bass, ROHO, Royal Opera House Chorus/Sir Colin Davis.

  • 8th July

    Show Playlist
  • Interview: Nick Deutsch
  • Bach: Missa brevis in F, BWV233: Qui tollis peccata mundi. Monteverdi Singers, Engish Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
  • Interviiew
  • Wagner R: Wagner Tristan and Isolde. Ëinsem wachend in der nacht", "Lausch Geliebter". Rene Kollo, ten. Margaret Price, sop.
  • Interview
  • Mozart: Serenade No.10 in B flat K361, 'Gran Partita': Adagio. Diethelm Jonas, oboe, Sabine Meyer Wind Quintet
  • Interview
  • Blacher Konzerstuck Blaserquintett, Molto Allegro Hindemith Quintet, Munich CO/Alexander Liebriech
  • Interview
  • Korngold: Erich Korngold Die tote Stadt. "Das bist du ja Marie" Klaus Florian Vogt, ten., Tatiana Paulouskaya, sop.,.,Frankfurt Opera Orch /Sebastian Weigler
  • Interview

  • 1st July

    Show Playlist
  • Reflections with Bob Browne
  • Traditional: Early one Morning. Greta Bradman, sop., Adelaide Symphony Orch/Luke Dollman
  • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71 - Pas de Deux. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Kay: Legend of Moinee, The - Interlude: Land of Moinee. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Beethoven: 3rd Movement, Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57, 'Appassionata'. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Westlake: Sunday Afternoon - Penguin Ballet from Antartica. Timothy Kain, gtr., Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.

  • 24th June

    Show Playlist
  • Wagner Die Walkuried: Ride of the Valkyries. Berlin PO, Klaus Tennstedt
  • Interview
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs. Jessye Norman, sop., Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Interview
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Interview
  • Mitchell Court and Spark, , People's Parties Joni Mitchell
  • Interview
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667, Op. 114 'Trout'. Emanuel Ax, pno., Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Pamela Frank, vln., Rebecca Young, vla., Edgar Meyer, db.
  • interview
  • Brubeck Take Five. The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Final Interview

  • 17th June

    Show Playlist
  • Ireland: Sea Fever. Iain Burnside, pno., Roderick Williams, bar.
  • Britten: Billy Budd. Act 2, Scene 3 Interlude. London SO, Ambrosian Opera Chorus/Benjamin Britten.
  • Williams: Ave verum corpus. ORA/Suzi Digby.
  • Vaughan Williams: The Vagabond, from Songs of Travel. Roderick Williams, bar, Susie Allen, pno.
  • Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1), 2nd Movt. On the beach alone at night Roderick Williams, bar., Halle Orch/Sir Mark Elder.
  • Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10. English CO/Benjamin Britten.
  • JS Bach: St John Passion, BWV 245: XXIV. Aria with Chorus: Eilt, ihr angefochtnen Seelen. Roderick Williams, bar., Polyphony, OAE/Stephen Layton

  • 10th June

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Professor Emeritus Alan Harvey, neuroscientist
  • Trad: Ca 'the Yowes. Kathleen Ferrier, contr.
  • Interviiew
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro. Overture. London PO, London Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Interview
  • Mitchell, Jni: River: (album titled Blue). Joni Mitchell, voc.
  • Interview
  • Schubert: Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3. Alfred Brendel, pno.
  • Interview
  • Berlioz: Requiem, Op.5. Excerpt from Lacrymosa. Ronald Dowd, ten., London SO, London Symphony Chorus, Wandsworth Boys' Choir/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Interview
  • Denny, Sandy: Who knows where the time goes. Fairport Convention.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 3. VPO/ Myung-Whun Chung
  • Interview

  • 3rd June

    No available playlist

    27th May

    Show Playlist
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. Vienna PO/Willi Boskovsky.
  • Des'ree: I'm Kissing You
  • Ottmar Liebert: Whispering Hills
  • Vince Jones: But beautiful
  • Nat Basch
  • Bob Marley: Waiting in vain. Annie Lennox

  • 20th May

    Show Playlist
  • Interview with Chris Howlett - Cellist, artistic Director, Curator of all 3mbs marathons and Chairman of the Board of 3mbs
  • Boccherini: Stabat Mater. Cecilia Gasdia, sop., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach W.F.: Sinfonia in F. 1st movt. Salzburg Chamber PO/Yoon K Lee.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Suk: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.1.1st movt. Domus.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 3 in B minor, Op.3. 4th movt. Domus.
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Onslow, George: Quintet in G minor, Op. 51
  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No.1 in B, Op.8. 2nd movt.Melbourne Piano Trio.
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1 in E flat, Op.1/1. Melbourne Piano Trio.