Saturday Afternoon Concert
Saturday afternoon concert of orchestral music (including choral orchestral items), from Baroque to contemporary, featuring a major work each week.
Doug Beecroft has a huge passion for Classical music that began in childhood. It was the soundtracks of films like Dr Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia that first swept him up. He bought records when he could. His father suggested he might also try listening to Beethoven and introduced Doug to a friend who had a big classical collection. He not only lent the teenage Doug his precious LPs, but guided his tastes, introducing him, for example, to Elgar, the composer to whom Doug is still most devoted....learn more
Two great new releases.
Two spiffing new recordings this week on 3MBS’s Saturday Afternoon Concert on 3MBS. (4 Feb 2017). A new Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 with the Czech Philharmonic that gets excellent reviews, and have you heard of George Frederick Boyle? He’s an Australian composer who taught Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber at the Curtis Institute! His Piano Concerto is a joy.