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July 2015


SSO hosts superstars

Yuja Wang and Lionel Bringuier

Sydney Eisteddfod Opera program kicks off

‘People’s diva’ returns

Renée Fleming in recital


Omega Ensemble

Live from Town Hall

Full program inside


Winter night escapes

Take a break from winter with your Sydney Symphony Orchestra. WINTER NIGHT ESCAPES



Two masters of melody: a grand symphonic adventure from Tchaikovsky and Barber’s Violin Concerto, a masterpiece of modern Romanticism, performed by the acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham.

Violinists Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony bring their flawless technique and exciting musicianship to an all-Bach special event performing two concertos plus the Bach double concerto.



FRI 26 JUN | 8PM SAT 27 JUN | 2PM MON 29 JUN | 7PM

FRI 3 JUL | 11AM

Complimentary morning tea from 10am



Bramwell Tovey conductor Gil Shaham violin

Gil Shaham violin-director Adele Anthony violin

YUJA WANG PLAYS BRAHMS Chinese superstar Yuja Wang plays Brahms’s mighty Piano Concerto No.2 for her Australian debut! WIDMANN Con brio, on motifs by Beethoven AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2 DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8 APT MASTER SERIES

WED 15 JUL | 8PM FRI 17 JUL | 8PM SAT 18 JUN | 8PM

You can’t get more Russian, or more Romantic, than Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Hear them both in this concert conducted by Vasily Petrenko. SCHULTZ Sound Lur and Serpent Fanfare AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No.1


FRI 24 JUL | 8PM

Vasily Petrenko conductor Simon Trpčeski piano

Lionel Bringuier conductor Yuja Wang piano





ALL CONCERTS AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE *Selected performances. Booking fees of $5.00 – $8.50 may apply.





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2 COVER STORY Yuja Wang and Lionel Bringuier in concert with the SSO 4 Omega Ensemble’s anniversary year 5 Interview with Soprano Renée Fleming 7 Remembering the work of John McCabe 9 Evolution of the Sydney Eisteddfod 10 Insights from conductor Carolyn Watson 11 What it’s like to play the ‘Ashkenazy’ Steinway 12 New series: Practising Composers 13 Young Virtuosi 14 What’s On – Sydney and surrounds 16 CD Reviews 18 Discourse with Kevin Jones 19 Swinging on the Vine 29 FULL PROGRAM FOR FINE MUSIC LIVE FROM TOWN HALL 60 Crossword and Trivia Quiz

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At the risk of appearing biased, I have to admit that this month ‘it’s all about us’. Why? Well, because we are proud to present the most ambitious outside broadcasting event in our 40year history – Fine Music Live from Town Hall. You can find a full program of events for this magnificent anniversary celebration from page 29. In keeping with the community nature of Fine Music we are not only inviting one and all to attend the event, but have asked a number of talented musicians and artists to join us on the day in putting on a great show for Sydney. Some of these musicians are currently artists-inresidence at Fine Music, some have a relationship with the radio station going back many years, and others simply have benefited from the support offered to them by Fine Music 102.5 in developing their careers and making music. The line- up of performers is as spectacular as it is varied and we encourage you to drop in from 3-6pm on 18 July to the lower Sydney Town Hall to take in the atmosphere and be part of this historic event. But if you want a seat make sure you get there early as it is ‘first in best dressed’ with the venue holding a limited number of people. If you are thinking of coming along, we’d love to hear from you – please consider dropping by our Facebook event page and pre-registering – you’ll find a link on our Facebook page. Another event I’d like to bring to your attention is the fantastic Enjoy, Learn & Discuss series. Why not join the growing number of listeners who have enjoyed learning about and discussing topics of wide general musical interest – with our informative and entertaining radio presenters this year? You are invited to join us on the third Sunday of each month at 2.30pm, followed by ‘Q and A’ and refreshments at our studios in St Leonards. For details see page 13. It’s an exciting month at Fine Music 102.5 and we hope to see you at one of our events soon.

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Lionel Bringuier and Yuja Wang at the season opening concert, Tonhalle in Zürich – September 2014. Image - Tages-Anzeiger, Zürich

One wonders whether conductors and musicians of the calibre of Lionel Bringuier and Yuja Wang would have the reserves to get excited about every destination on their globetrotting schedules. However this was answered in the affirmative in the case of Bringuier and Sydney. The European-based conductor enthused down the phone about his upcoming visit to Australia. A native of the south of France, Bringuier described the harbour city as his favourite global destination: “I always like to feel the water and Sydney is surrounded by beautiful islands and sandy beaches and you just feel so relaxed”. No doubt the upcoming dates in Sydney and Melbourne, with their respective state symphony orchestras, will also be anticipated by piano virtuoso Yuja Wang. With something of a superstar status in the world of classical music, she has performed extensively around the world since the age of 14 but has yet to make her adult debut in Australia. She did in fact, at the age of seven, visit Australia and later Paris during her first trip outside of China - playing a repertoire of Haydn sonatas and Chinese music. Wang has chosen one of the biggest and mightiest of piano concertos in the repertoire for her performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The program also includes Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8 and the Australian premiere of Jörg 2

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Widmann’s Con brio, on motifs by Beethoven. “It’s a great joy to be joined by Yuja Wang for this concert,” said Bringuier. “We have been playing for many years together and we feel the music the same way so it’s never a problem to accompany her, it’s always a great joy, she’s absolutely fantastic”. The two first worked together in January 2008, for a performance with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

I have a big love for music in general

Both aged 28 they may be young in years, but are veterans in the classical world, with Bringuier also starting at a young age – he took up cello at five, gave his first recital four years later and at 13 was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire. It is his artistic maturity and interpretative depth that have made him a mainstay with the world’s foremost orchestras and led to his being named Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2012 at age 26. Bringuier has appeared as a guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and BBC Symphony Orchestra. “The Brahms concerti I always find are like symphonies,” Bringuier told Fine Music magazine. “It’s very important to keep the orchestra extremely connected to the soloist.

“It’s a piece where you can go really deep in the music with the soloist you are accompanying and actually you don’t feel you are accompanying, you just feel you are playing together and that’s absolutely wonderful”. Cast in four movements, Brahms’ second piano concerto has a much more symphonic flair than that of a concerto. Brahms originally commenced work on the concerto in 1878, and it was performed in 1881. Brahms said of the work that it has a strong reference to Clara Schumann’s piano concerto, where the third movement commences with an extended cello solo. What is remarkable about this concerto is how Brahms has taken the classical form of the rondo and expanded it beyond its limitations. It is harmonic language and daring writing of melody that make this work a stand-out in the western canon. The integration of the piano and the orchestra challenges both the conductor and the pianist and a very complex balance between the two must be struck. “It is the first time we will play Brahms together,” said Bringuier of his upcoming Sydney performance with Wang, “but we have played many different repertoires… she’s always great, she can feel the music so naturally and so deeply.” When asked whether he draws on previous conductors’ interpretations, such as Hans von Bülow or Klemperer, Bringuier says: “I have a big love for music in general and always love

to listen to music… and of course it means that somewhere in my mind like once I probably heard a recording of Klemperer… but then what is most important to me is always to look at the score first. “And in the case of a concerto to look at the score with a soloist… the soloists are always happy to hear when a conductor has some ideas or some comments and then we talk about it… it’s a wonderful process,” he said. The inclusion of Widmann’s composition in the Sydney program reflects Bringuier’s staunch advocacy of contemporary works. On programming in general he says: “I like to bring something a little bit new to the audience or the orchestra and I think Widmann will probably be new for many people”. Classical collaborators Bringuier and Wang will arrive in Sydney, direct from a performance at the Hollywood Music Bowl in Los Angeles where they will play Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. In fact the first time Wang played there, she hit the headlines for her attire as well as her playing, in 2011. She said in a 2012 interview: “It was my first time in Hollywood Bowl… I was actually playing with one of my friends… Lionel Bringuier he’s my age, so we were just out there ready to club,” as it was Bringuier’s final performance. “People always think it’s such a stuffy, formal thing,” she said referring to classical concerts. “I really didn’t think much about the dress… I went out there and I really don’t know what went on but the review got a lot of attention”. She admits to being amused over the debate

that ensued and insists it was a “fun” night for the down-to-earth star who believes in “being herself”. When it comes to collaborating on the score, Bringuier says there is usually not a lot of time devoted to this process. “We meet before the rehearsal starts with the orchestra… usually at the Hollywood Bowl there is only one rehearsal with the orchestra or two, and maybe with the soloist only 30 minutes before the rehearsal starts so you have to get very quickly the idea.

young at heart I know… but for piano, I’ve been doing this my whole life. I can’t really think of any moment before I had piano,” she said.

It’s a great joy to be joined by Yuja Wang

Describing piano as a hobby that became a profession, Wang says it’s easier for her to play works by Rachmaninoff or Prokofiev due to their physicality.

“But of course when it’s a soloist you know very well it makes things much easier.” He said having started their musical careers at a young age and had the opportunity to work together for the past seven, means that he and Wang will likely enjoy many more years of collaboration. Wang likes performing live because “perfection isn’t the goal” as opposed to recording. “The first recording I did I was 11 and I was pretending to be at a concert… and I really enjoyed it, after a while you really get into the zone,” she said in the PBS interview. Studying music from a young age, Wang formed close relationships with her teachers during her formative years in China before she embarked on the international stage at the age of 14. “People say it could be a lonely life but I was brought up like that… I feel like I’m more alive when I’m on the road… especially when I play a concert. “I don’t feel young at all, people are always

One can understand why. Yuja Wang began playing the piano at the age of six. From a music conservatory in China to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, she never stopped, and now she roams the world, playing a demanding schedule of concerts across Europe, Asia and North America. She’s recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums for Deutsche Grammophon.

“There’s a visceral thing that happens on stage that makes me abandon myself. It’s not as subtle and intellectualising as Beethoven, or even playing Debussy or Chopin. It’s easier to let oneself go on stage with Rach Three and pieces like that,” she said. Bringuier says of her upcoming Australian tour: “I’m sure she will have a great time and the audience will love her and the orchestra as well”. He is very happy to be returning so soon himself, having last conducted at the Sydney Opera House in October 2013, a trip he “remembered for many months afterwards”. Following his appearance in Sydney Bringuier will visit Auckland then head back home for a well-earned Summer holiday. Although Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2 is not a work we often get to see performed in Australia, with the combined powerhouse combination of Yuja Wang and Lionel Bringuier this is sure to be a concert that will not disappoint. - Paula Wallace EVENT: Yuja Wang plays Brahms Conductor: Lionel Bringuier Sydney Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 15 July 8pm Friday 17 July 8pm Saturday 18 July 8pm

Lionel Bringuier. Image – Paolo Dutto July 2015

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OMEGA CONTINUES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS MUSIC THAT APPEALS TO VARIETY OF PALETTES Omega Ensemble’s program for the 20 July performance at City Recital Hall features Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in a unique arrangement by Klaus Simon for chamber ensemble. It retains Mahler’s unmistakable orchestral sound within an intimate and innovative chamber setting. The ensemble is joined by New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon for the symphony’s final movement presenting a child’s view of heaven as a place of serene delight. Accompanying this German epic are two Australian works including the world premiere of a Chamber Symphony for ensemble and soprano commissioned especially for Omega Ensemble. The ensemble’s David Rowden says: “I don’t think Omega Ensemble has a particular ‘sound’ as the duty as performers is to offer our audience the most diverse range of music possible. “I find there are a lot of similarities between music and food: how often do you go to a restaurant a have a three-course meal, and absolutely love everything served to you? Programming music is a similar process, you present your three best dishes, all contrasting, and hope that your audience gets something positive out of each dish,” he tells Fine Music magazine. “Also if our audience is not exposed to new tastes in music, how will they ever develop their musical palettes?” he asks. When asked about the name of the ensemble, Rowden said: “My father gave me an Omega watch for my 17th birthday, so it was as simple as that. It is however the last letter in the Greek alphabet, the Ultimate”. Rowden founded the ensemble in 2005 on returning from studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. “I was always interested and passionate about chamber music, and founded a wind quintet in London called the Omega Wind Quintet. We had some wonderful performance opportunities, and even played in Buckingham Palace, performing a work by the Queen’s composer Peter Maxwell Davies,” he said. After returning to Sydney he thought it would be great to combine a string quintet and piano to have an ensemble that could perform works drawn from the entire chamber music repertoire. Rowden has now been performing music with wife Maria Raspopova for many years and most recently with Omega Ensemble. “We met at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and now have two children. We are lucky to have such amazing support to be able to rehearse and perform together,” said Rowden. 4

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Omega Ensemble performing at City Recital Hall on 11 May.

“It is special to be able to perform together on such incredible repertoire as in the next program; from Mahler, to Stanhope and working with composer Mark Isaacs.” As artists-in-residence at Fine Music 102.5, Omega Ensemble has had a strong relationship with the station since its formation ten years’ ago. “Fine Music has recorded the majority of our performances since,” said Rowden. “It is also wonderful to connect with the wider community and share our music with so many classical music lovers in Sydney”. Following the ensemble’s performance of Maher’s Symphony No. 4, it has another date at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House to present Beethoven’s late String Quartet. “In September we are performing Chamber to Charleston with guest artist Daniel De Borah. I have known Daniel for many years, as we were at the Royal Academy together over 10 years ago now. I have always wanted to work with him, and I am so pleased to be able to make our first collaboration possible in 2015. “In November we are performing The Nutcracker in a special arrangement for Nonet and double bass to conclude the season.” The ensemble will also travel to Melbourne for the first time and perform in the Salon and in July will undertake a regional New South Wales tour in partnership with the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music, Bathurst. When it comes to repertoire they’d like to tackle, Rowden says of Omega Ensemble: “We have always wanted to commission a work by the composer Nico Muhly. I got the opportunity to work with him in a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard

School of Music whilst we were both students, performing his work By All Means”. At the time Muhly was working as Philip Glass’s assistant, and has gone on to have an illustrious career, composing for soloists, ensembles and organisations including pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, Bjork, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra to name only a few. “I recently performed Schubert’s Octet with Omega Ensemble, and listened to a recording many times with Janine Jansen, some of the most incredible playing and beautiful phrasing. I would love to work with her at some stage in the future,” said Rowden, adding that one can always dream. Omega Ensemble and Jane Sheldon will also perform at Fine Music’s own Live from Town Hall on 18 July at Sydney Town Hall – see page 29 for details. - Allan Scott-Rogers EVENT 20 July Omega Ensemble featuring soprano Jane Sheldon “Mahler’s Fourth” City Recital Hall mahlers-fourth

Thursday 16 July, 8–9.30pm LIVE AND LOCAL Omega Ensemble plays Mendelssohn’s Quintet


Soprano Renée Fleming, renowned as the ‘people’s diva’, is a superstar in her own right. In August she is performing at the Sydney Opera House, for one night only, in an intimate recital with pianist Richard Bado. Fine Music caught up with Renee to talk opera, jazz, the Super Bowl on the eve of her return to Australia after almost a decade. Your capacity to sing opera, jazz, music theatre and your popularisation of classical music has allowed you to be coined the ‘people’s diva’. How do you feel about this ‘title’ and do you intend to extend on that in the year ahead? I have followed wherever my musical interests have led me, perhaps in contrast to a previous generation of opera singers, who adhered to a European template of what they should perform and how they should behave. I enjoy and sing all kinds of music, including jazz and the popular music I grew up with. And, though I like the idea of the diva as an onstage presence, I’ve never been able to enact the stereotypical diva role offstage. I also enjoy talking to my audiences from the concert stage, and making sure that they feel informed and engaged by what I’m doing. I expect it is these aspects of my personality that have earned me that moniker. I think it is imperative for classical singers, practising an art form that is centuries old, to be approachable, and make audiences feel welcome, engaged, and unintimidated. You are performing with pianist Richard Bado for your Sydney performance. How important is the role of an accompanist, and feeding off each other, in presenting these recitals with you? The role of the collaborative pianist is crucial to the success of a recital. I’m so happy to work again with Richard. We have performed together since the start of my career. He plays with such sensitivity, and he is multi-gifted as a musician. His accomplished playing is augmented by a real understanding of singers and singing. Singing a recital with piano accompaniment involves a much more intimate connection between only two musicians, who have to read each other’s cues and phrasing without even making eye contact. At the same time, there is more room for spontaneitylike navigating a small craft as opposed to a luxury liner.

Renée Fleming

Does performing a recital, as opposed to an opera, allow you a more creative freedom and how do you approach a recital? I approach recital programming with a great deal of care, and I thoroughly enjoy the creative freedom recitals allow. In an opera performance, there are so many other visions to integrate in service of the work, and rightly so. There’s a conductor, a stage director, designers, and other cast members, all of whom will have their own ideas about how best to convey the intentions of the composer and the librettist. In a recital, though, I can choose and order the music to create my own narrative, a journey that I plan for the audience, a bit like planning a menu. In a place that is new territory, or where I am less familiar, I am especially careful to include a wide variety of music, in the hope that every audience member will find something to love, across a range of tastes, periods, and even languages. What are some of the differences in technique and the way you approach singing jazz as opposed to classical? Singing jazz, as I did in my college years, taught me a lot about musical freedom, personal interpretation and improvisation. Taking a simple melody or vocal line and ornamenting it is something that happens both in the baroque,

bel canto tradition, and in jazz. My years singing in jazz clubs in upstate New York brought me out of my shell as a performer. In terms of the differences in the vocal approach, the chief one is that, in singing jazz, I’m invariably using a microphone. Rather than projecting over a 70-piece orchestra to reach balcony seats, I’m creating a sound that will be picked up inches from my mouth. That entails a much more relaxed production and intimate delivery. You performed the American National Anthem at the Super bowl to millions of viewers. What do you think that this kind of exposure does in promoting opera and classical music? My hope is that performances like the Super Bowl will reach audiences who may not have ever really listened to a classically-trained voice. Opera and classical singers are the last vocalists who regularly perform without amplification. Our singing is a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years. At its best, it can move people to tears or raise goose bumps. If just a tiny fraction of the 111 million people who watched that broadcast say to themselves: “That was nice - I’d like to hear more of that sound,” then I’ll be thrilled. - Samuel Cottell July 2015

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The internationally distinguished English pianist/ composer, John McCabe, died in February this year, after a long career that spanned many decades. In April 1939, he was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, to a physicist father, and a mother who was an excellent amateur violinist. With lots of music in his home, by the time he was five he had made up his mind to be a composer, having had his appetite whetted by the music of such composers as Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Although suffering bad burns in an accident that necessitated home schooling for some years, by the time he was 12 he had written more than ten symphonies. However, as has been the case historically with various other famous composers, he withdrew these from public scrutiny, assessing them as ‘rubbish’ and immature forerunners of his later work. Clearly a true prodigy, it was not surprising that eventually his advanced studies would continue at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, and later in Munich. Composers he came to admire included, among others, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Tippett and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Winning early recognition as a virtuoso pianist, by the 1970s his marathon Decca recordings of the complete Piano Sonatas of Joseph Haydn had brought him international acclaim. His actionpacked professional career really took off from that point, gathering further momentum as increased commissions and compositions began appearing in impressive numbers. A prolific composer, John McCabe developed the widest spectrum of taste, from Baroque through the entire classical and romantic repertoire, serial, post-modernism, jazz and rock. Yet large-scale symphonic forms lie at the heart of his catalogue and reveal his mastery to the fullest extent. His full-length ballets, seven symphonies, numerous solo and chamber works, all place him at a high point of mainstream repertoire. John McCabe’s own keyboard wizardry was remarkable, and the highly regarded Gramophone Magazine paralleled him once, in the composer-pianist tradition of Bartók and Rachmaninov. It was my privilege to partner him in Leeds many years later in Mozart’s “Coronation” Concerto, K537, when his playing was predictably crystalline and flawlessly stylish, complete with his own cadenzas.

John McCabe

Memorable performances The forthcoming tribute program Fine Music listeners will hear begins with McCabe’s early Symphony No.1, subtitled Elegy. Dating from 1965, this was commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society and premiered the following year at the Cheltenham Festival by the Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. In 1978, it also happened to be the work whereby I first met John McCabe in person. He came to hear the performance – a live Midday Prom Concert I was conducting for the BBC, and from that time we became good friends. For decades, John McCabe has been internationally regarded, and his compositions all reveal a fine mind and creative heart that blend excellent technique with innate musicality. His writing fuses classic traditions with a genuinely modern and accessible style. Highly respected by the musicians of many countries - for example the USA, Canada and Australia - John McCabe’s chamber and symphonic works have had numerous performances. I know he enjoyed visiting Australia and that he felt strong connections with this country. His Symphony Of Time and the River (No 4) was written for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and premiered there in 1995, with Vernon Handley conducting. Other works of his were inspired by the Australian landscape, such as Rainforest I, Rainforest II, and Rainforest III (subtitled Dandenongs). Additionally, his Piano Trio, Desert III: Landscape, was premiered at the University of New England, Armidale. It was always rewarding to conduct his scores overseas and here in Australia as, apart from

their deep and diverse content, the composer was always scrupulous with his instrumentation and layout. Among the latter have been first performances here of his Violin Concerto, No.2 with soloist Andrew Lorenz and the Adelaide Symphony; and his Concerto for Orchestra, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (John McCabe subsequently felt this performance was “one of the finest that piece has had”). One of many further strings to John McCabe’s bow was the inspired direction he gave as Principal of the London College of Music during the 1980s. On my visits there to conduct concerts, I witnessed his empathy with the students; and their affection and respect for him were equally palpable. John McCabe’s eminent contribution to music resulted in numerous honours and awards, including one of Britain’s highest, the CBE. Yet this extraordinary polymath was an overly modest man and, as with so many true greats I met in the arts, McCabe was always charming and completely unpretentious. His loss to music in February this year, following a truly valiant fight against an inoperable brain tumour, has deprived the world of an exceptional talent, and countless musicians and I deeply mourn his loss. Vale John……You inspired us all, and your music will live long after we have left this mortal coil. - Patrick Thomas AM MBE ON AIR Friday 10 July 1pm PATRICK THOMAS PRESENTS The music of John McCabe July 2015

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EVOLUTION OF THE SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD DIGITAL OPENS ACCESS TO OPERATIC ARIA As Sydney Eisteddfod’s Operatic Aria enters its 82nd year, this ‘jewel in the crown’ event is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious. The Sydney Eisteddfod performing arts festival is cleverly evolving whilst at the same time retaining its integrity and the history for which it is highly regarded. For the last time it will present as Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria as the 28-year sponsorship by McDonald’s Australia comes to an end, and, for the first time aspiring entrants can gain access to this world-class event by submitting a digital recording of their performance for the preliminary heats. Underpinning Sydney Eisteddfod’s decision to offer digital entries CEO Piroozi Desai-Keane OAM says that: “It gladdens me to see our decision to offer a digital format has opened up the possibility of competing to performers who may not initially have been able to attend in person. Our increased overall entry numbers in

this first round, particularly from New Zealand, support this decision as we consciously seek to refine our festival and maintain relevance in an increasingly challenging world for performing artists”.

pool of more “ Prize than $58,000 ”

With a prize pool of more than $58,000, the 2015 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria will provide finalists the opportunity to perform accompanied by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Steven Hillinger. As one of the most coveted awards for young performers, this event has launched the careers of countless Australian opera singers since its inception in 1933, the most famous being Dame Joan Sutherland in 1949, and, 82 years on, its winners and finalists still continue to enrich the operatic world.

Passing the ‘test’ Competition is fierce and entrants must pass through a series of rounds, performing in front of adjudicators of the highest standing. In keeping with the traditions established over the entirety of the competition, entrants must prepare four different arias. Through careful selection the presentation of the final eight singers will be held at 5pm on 19 July at the The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. Those present shall hear a program of magnificent singing, sure to enthrall this rather discerning audience. Last year’s winner, Lucinda-Mirikata Deacon presented a powerful performance, winning not only the Operatic Aria but also the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera & Arts Group Vocal Scholarship. As testament to the importance of winning the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria, three recent finalists are now Young Artists with The Royal Opera at Covent Garden, while 2011 winner Darren Pene Pati is being likened to the young Pavarotti.

THE LIFE & MUSIC OF SCOTT JOPLIN Starring Craig Mitten and his Ragtime Ensemble with Stephen Grant John Buchanan presents a concert celebrating the life and music of the ‘King of Ragtime’ featuring Stephen Grant (piano) Craig Mitten (trumpet) Phil Harpur (clarinet) Geoff Power (trombone) Marcus Holden (violin) Sandra Mitten (flute, piccolo) Chris King (piano) Ed Bastion (string bass) and Tanya Christensen (vocals). The story of Scott Joplin and his music told by Greg Poppleton as John Stark, Joplin’s publisher and long time friend. Musical Director: Craig Mitten

Friday 24 July 8pm & Saturday 25 July 2pm Glen Street Theatre, Belrose Adults $49, Conc $44, Theatre Subscribers $44, Children $29, Groups (8+) $39. Transaction charges may apply.

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Lucinda-Mirikata Deacon, winner of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria

When asked to offer his thoughts on the value of competing, adjudicator and renowned Opera Australia baritone, John Bolton-Wood AM said: “Young Australian singers are without doubt amongst the finest in the world. We have the energy, the determination and above all the vocal and physical strength to perform well as we have often proven in the past. We can perform with distinction in any of the prestigious opera houses around the world so let us rejoice in what we already have,

encourage and enjoy what we hear from our young Australians. “Let us raise our vocal flag high and say to the world ‘this is us, this is who we are and how we sound’ and let us look forward to the day when people will come from the far corners of the opera world to hear and see what we can do, a true Opera Australia”. Bolton-Wood believes the McDonald’s Operatic Aria provides one of the essential building blocks to achieve these results. “As an adjudicator I always judge in degrees of applause and encourage these young people to help give us the future we deserve. It is an honour and a privilege to listen to these young people.”

Relax and show us “what you can do ”

Fellow adjudicator and distinguished Australian soprano, Rosamund Illing, said the essential elements that, in her opinion, combine for a successful singer and therefore setting them apart from the rest must “include solid musical preparation, good attention to detail with languages and the ‘it’ factor that cannot be defined”.

She also muses that if offering any advice at all to aspiring performers it’s that “the hard work gets done in the six months before a competition” and to “relax and show us what you can do”. When the audience gathers at The Concourse this year celebrated Australian bass and Sydney Eisteddfod gold winning Alumni, Daniel Sumegi, will host the evening’s entertainment giving his own spin from a performers eye when he introduces this year’s finalists in what is sure to be a revealing and thoroughly entertaining concert. - Jennifer Reilly EVENTS Sunday 12 July Sydney Eisteddfod Joan Sutherland Memorial Vocal Scholarship Finals Intermediate 5.30pm, Senior 7.30pm Shore School, North Sydney Sunday 19 July 5pm Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Final The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood

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Some two years ago I had just returned home to Sydney after five months away on an extended Churchill Fellowship. This trip encompassed the 2012 Emmerich Kálmán International Operetta and Musical Conducting Competition in Budapest, a stint in Hannover at the Staatsoper, a period in London, a choral conference and festival in Sweden, language studies in Rome and an inspiring month in New York at The Metropolitan Opera. It was a phenomenal experience, but also a deeply unsettling one in many ways. The sheer volume and variety of musical and artistic offerings afforded by Europe and the US left me wanting. Having straddled life and work in Australia with professional development in Europe over the previous five or so years, I felt somewhat at a crossroads. Hopefully browsing international conducting postings, one name stood out – Interlochen. Interlochen is like no other place on earth. Originally founded as a summer orchestra camp by Joseph Maddy in 1928, Interlochen has been a rite of passage for a generation of American musicians, scholars and teachers. Notable faculty has included Percy Grainger and Aaron Copland, Kabalevsky and Kodály were also guests. The Interlochen Center for the Arts now encompasses the Interlochen Summer Camp ­– an intensive six-week musical experience serving some 2,500 students, Interlochen Arts Academy – a year-round fine arts boarding school, Interlochen College of Creative Arts offering continuing education courses, an annual Arts Festival and Interlochen Public Radio. The institution has been awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honour bestowed by the President of the United States. In the words of Professor Karl Kramer, Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music: “The Interlochen Center for the Arts is Michigan’s largest arts education, presenting, and broadcasting organisation. It is without a doubt the most prestigious and comprehensive pre-tertiary diploma granting arts education institution in the United States and has a long list of distinguished alumni in all art forms”. The Arts Academy is a year-round artistically selective boarding school attracting young artists from all continents. The majority of the school’s five hundred students are music majors, this being the traditional discipline offered. 10

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Carolyn Watson conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty

However there are also students majoring in dance, theatre, musical theatre, creative writers, visual artists and more recently, motion picture artists. The time-honored cohort of classical and jazz musicians has in recent years been augmented by a number of singer-songwriters, this contemporary focus now available for intensive study as a performance major. Indeed, Jewel, Norah Jones and Rufus Wainwright are products of Interlochen. Among the classical discipline feature such high profile alumni as Ida Kavafian, Lorin Maazel and Jessye Norman. Academy Orchestra beckons The job posting which caught my eye was that of the position of conductor of the Arts Academy Orchestra. According to the description: “The 90-member Academy orchestra is considered by many to be the nation’s finest high school orchestra, performing at a level equal to and above many conservatory, university or regional symphonies. A demanding rehearsal and performance cycle prepares students with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature of the highest caliber. The Orchestra has toured nationally to rave reviews and enjoys strong support from Michigan audiences”. Sure, that got my attention but just where exactly is this place called Interlochen, about which I’d heard so much? Google told me the nearest airport was Traverse City. Excellent, never heard of it. A closer inspection of the map revealed it to be further north than Toronto, due to the US/Canada border somehow following the Great Lakes rather than any land-defined lines.

And as I learned over the course of the last two winters, it is cold, very, very cold. Like minus 32 degrees Celsius cold. Still, for the chance to lead an internationally recognised young orchestra at one of the world’s most renowned pre-professional arts institutions it seemed the purchase of a decent winter coat (or two) was a worthwhile investment. The Arts Academy Orchestra presents a full season of some 15 performances including eight major concert appearances and as the orchestra for the ballet production, in 2014, Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Highlights of the last two seasons include Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Stravinsky Pulcinella and Firebird Suites, Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, Elgar Enigma Variations and Ravel La Valse to name a few. Following a successful audition this year, the Academy Orchestra has been invited to perform as part of the 2016 New York Philharmonic biennial in Avery Fisher Hall, arguably the orchestra’s biggest gig yet. A highlight of a very different kind has been living in a log cabin on one of the lakes which frames the Interlochen campus. My waterfront yard has also proved very popular with the locals whose ranks include bears, foxes, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, rabbits, raccoons, porcupines, turtles, wild turkeys and a veritable aviary of birds - quite a change from my former life in suburban Sydney. - Carolyn Watson


SNEAK PEEK AT THE ‘ASHKENAZY’ STEINWAY The upcoming Sydney Symphony Orchestra sale presented by Theme and Variations has a very special item up for sale in July – a concertsize Steinway grand piano played by some of the most famous musicians in the world and selected by Vladimir Ashkenazy for the Sydney Opera House. Audiences and musicians were delighted when pianist Ashkenazy was chosen as the Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) in 2009, a post he held for five years. But audiences had experienced the magic of Ashkenazy years earlier, when he toured in recital as a concert pianist in the 1960s. As an exclusive Steinway artist, Ashkenazy said in 1957 that “Steinway is the only piano on which the pianist can do everything he wants, and everything he dreams. Steinway gives the pianist every opportunity”. It was from these earlier tours, that the Maestro was invited by the Sydney Opera House to select for purchase in 1991 a concertsize Steinway grand piano. Known in the piano world as a Model D Steinway, the piano became known as SD6 in the Opera House as it was the sixth Steinway owned by the House. Following this purchase, it was the star instrument that a galaxy of international artists played, including Lang Lang, Diana Krall, Evgeny Kissin and Ben Folds. Later in its life when Ashkenazy took up his conducting position with the SSO, this magnificent Steinway took up residence in the Maestro’s Opera House suite backstage. Before his departure from his post in 2013, Ashkenazy autographed the frame inside the instrument to remind those who played it of its unique providence.

The famous Ashkenazy piano, signed by the great man himself

So it was with some trepidation, that I agreed to play this most beautiful of pianos. Whilst having graduated in piano performance from the Sydney Conservatorium in the early 1980s, my life had taken a different path in education. Of course, an opportunity like this was too good to pass up. After all, I had followed Ashkenazy as a pianist all those decades earlier, even collecting an autograph from him on one of his Decca recordings of Beethoven Piano Sonatas. As well, there were the countless concerts with the SSO that I had so enthusiastically attended. Waking early one morning, I found myself with a terrifying fear. Here was the day that I was going to encounter this very instrument. It had not only been played (and autographed) by the legendary man himself, but had also been played by so many of the world’s finest pianists. The fear was, of course, based on the knowledge of the extraordinary hands that had caressed the keys of this Steinway. And later that day there I was, staring in absolute awe. I started by playing a Bach Prelude, and then the Chopin D Flat Nocturne. It was just perfect. The tone and touch was simply wondrous. The instrument itself was

The author playing the famed ‘Ashkenazy’ Steinway piano

astonishingly seductive, somehow miraculously enhancing the sound. I could have enjoyed its company all day. But this was just a tantalising taste of perfection in piano technology. In terms of craftsmanship and reputation, Steinway pianos are widely regarded as the benchmark of excellence in piano construction. “Because Steinways are painstakingly and meticulously hand-crafted over a twelve month period, each instrument develops a unique sound and personality over the course of its life,” said Australia’s leading piano technician, Ara Vartoukian. “Like a musician, the instrument matures, so people can develop a real attachment to their pianos over many years,” he said. Whilst owning a Steinway may seem like a luxury for some, of course for others in the piano world, it is an absolute necessity. Lang Lang, another exclusive Steinway artist has said: “If I am to play my best, there is no way but Steinway”. And the list of those cognoscenti who adore these pianos is not limited to the classical music arena. Of course the jazz world’s Harry Connick Jr, Keith Jarratt and Ahmad Jamal are also big fans. It is no wonder that the world’s concert halls, conservatoires, and colleges are equipped with the very best in pianos. Many a family and aficionado also know of the great worth and longterm appreciating investment that is Steinway. With Steinways holding their market value so well, it always will be a remarkable investment and talking piece for any lucky owner. The Ashkenazy piano will be available for sale at the Theme and Variations Showroom, 451 Willoughby Road, Willoughby on July 10-12. For more information visit: - Barry Walmsley July 2015

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Over coming months Fine Music 102.5 will present a series of programs entitled ‘Practising Composers’ in which you can hear works by composers who themselves were virtuosi on one instrument or another. The programs will be complemented by brief highlights from each of the composers’ lives in Fine Music Magazine. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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Bach was better known in his lifetime as a virtuoso organist than as a composer. He was nine years’ old when his father died, leaving him an orphan. Bach was then taken in by his elder brother, Johann Christoph, who had recently married and was an organist at the Michaeliskirche in Ohrdruf. The older taught the younger brother to play keyboard instruments and music-copying. Aged 15, Bach took up a chorister-scholarship in nearby Lüneberg where, in return for a free education, he was required to sing at special occasions. In August 1703, he was appointed organist of the new Church in Arnstadt. In 1707, following a few complaints, Bach moved to the organists job at Blasiuskirche in Mühlhausen where he resided for just over a year. It was there that Bach composed his first cantatas, including his famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV565). He also married his first wife, Maria Barbara Bach, a distant cousin who also came from a musical family. In 1708, Bach took up an appointment at the court of the Duke of Weimar, serving as court organist and eventually becoming the court’s orchestra leader in 1714. There he wrote many organ compositions. In 1717 Bach left Weimar for the post of choirmaster at Cöthen but in 1720 his 12

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wife suddenly died leaving him to tend for their four children (three had already died in infancy). He married soprano Anna Magdalena Wilcke in 1721 and she bore him 13 children although only five survived childhood. In 1723 Bach was appointed Kantor of the Thomas School in Leipzig, where he remained until his death in 1750, and where he wrote most of his secular and religious works. He became music director at the Dresden Court of Frederick Augustus II in 1736 where he was allowed to compose unhindered. Among his last works was his Mass in B minor. George Gershwin (1898-1937) Gershwin was a pianist who arguably was the first American citizen to achieve world fame as a ‘classical’ composer. Having nurtured his skills on modern pop songs in New York it was natural for him to include jazz elements into his compositions. Gershwin was a late bloomer in terms of showing any musical talent. His parents were too busy moving from one Manhattan address to another to show any inclination in educating their children on the artistic side of life. However they did buy George’s brother, Ira, a piano in 1910 but that was soon usurped by George himself who started showing an aptitude for playing. Eventually George found himself demonstrating new songs to music publishers in ‘Tin Pan Alley’. He was soon writing his own songs and in 1919 finished his first musical La, La Lucille which included the song Swanee. Taken up by Al Jolson, who created a whole theatrical experience when he sang it and sold millions of copies of sheet music, it catapulted Gershwin to the top of the light music industry. One of Gershwin’s early successes in the jazz/classical field was his Rhapsody in Blue, commissioned

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by the band leader Paul Whiteman and in which Gershwin played the piano part when it premiered on February 12, 1924. The likes of Stravinsky, Toscanini and Rachmaninov attended the concert which was received rapturously. This was followed in 1925 by a commission from Walter Damrosch, the quasiclassical Piano Concerto in F in which Gershwin mixed Charleston themes with the blues and which Gershwin himself described as “an orgy of rhythms, starting violently and keeping to the same pace throughout.” Meanwhile Gershwin had teamed up with his brother Ira and they collaborated as composer and lyricist in many Broadway shows and popular tunes. The jazz/classical style was continued in An American in Paris which saw the light of day in 1928 but like his folk-opera Porgy and Bess was not received well at first. Premiering in Boston on September 30, 1935 critics felt that the opera fell between two stools – neither an opera nor a musical – but eventually it received the popularity it deserved with its dramatic settings and hit tunes. In 1937, at the height of his popularity Gershwin went to Hollywood and while working on his third film musical The Goldwyn Follies was struck down with a brain tumour. Arnold Schoenberg said of him: “Music was what made him feel and music was the feeling he expressed. Directness of this kind is only given to great men, and there is no doubt that he was a great composer”. - Randolph Magri-Overend ON AIR Tuesday 14 July 2pm PRACTISING COMPOSERS Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend



Artistic Director and Conductor Thomas Tsai and daughter, Hannah with the North Sydney Youth Symphony

In recent months several major performances have taken place with support from Fine Music 102.5, including those of the North Sydney Youth Symphony (NSYS) on 16 May and the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) on 14 June with soloist Ennes Mehmedbasic. The NSYS tackled the beautiful Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler, the entire work performed without intermission in the Sydney Conservatorium Verbrugghen Hall. An exceptional youth orchestra, the NSYS is based in North Sydney and open to talented advanced musicians from secondary school to university level (up to 25 years of age). Young Virtuosi programs on Fine Music in the month of July will feature recordings of both the NSSO (8 July) and NSYS (15 July), followed by Wyvern Music Forestville, Rising Young Pianists William Cesta and Melody Chung over the remaining two weeks. The NSSO’s recent performance, conducted by Steven Hillinger, took the audience on a roller coaster ride through history, from the throne of Queen Elizabeth, to the spires of Stalin’s Kremlin, via Mozart’s Mannheim. First, there were the sparkling melodies of Donizetti’s overture to Roberto Devereux. Then, there were classical fireworks from oboist Ennes Mehmedbasic, winner of the Fine Music 102.5 FM 2014 Young Virtuoso Award. And finally, there was NSSO’s

first performance of Shostakovich’s grim and glittering Symphony No. 5. Currently studying with Diana Doherty, principal oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Mehmedbasic has played with the Australian Youth Orchestra since 2012, including the international tour with Christoph Eschenbach and Joshua Bell, in which he played co-principal oboe. He also performed in the 2013 Musica Viva Festival as part of the AYO Chamber Players program. In his solo performance with NSSO, Mehmedbasic played the Oboe Concerto No.1 by Ludwig August Lebrun. This is part of the award Mehmedbasic received for the Young Virtuoso from Fine Music 102.5 and the NSSO. Younger performers featured on Fine Music The first Young Virtuosi program in July will feature alumni Georgia Lowe (harpist), along with Emerging Young Artists participants Rio Xiang and Akiho Suzuki (piano) and Mitzi Gardner (violin). Each February, Fine Music holds auditions for instrumentalists up to the age of 18 and 23 for singers in their Even Younger Performers series (EYP). This is to receive a unique broadcast opportunity and the whole recording studio process and experience to very young and developing musicians. It is not a competition so it can be a first time foray and for many the start to

their Fine Music journey which progresses to entry in the annual Young Virtuoso Award. The Emerging Young Artists (EYA) are sourced through the Young Virtuoso auditions held every November. They are given the opportunity of a 15-minute broadcast. Wednesdays 1-2 pm 1 July Alumni and Emerging Young Artists Audio Engineers: Julian Lennox and Greg Ghavalas Presenter: Chloe Chung Programmer: Lina Li 8 July North Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Ennes Mehmedbasic Audio Engineer: Greg Ghavalas Presenter: Troy Fil 15 July North Sydney Youth Symphony, Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 Audio for NSYS: Harry Godber Presenter: Alison Zhou 22 & 29 July Wyvern Music Forestville, Rising Young Pianists Audio Engineer: Greg Ghavalas Presenter: Katherine Ly Co ordinator: Judy Deacon


Why not join the growing number of listeners who have enjoyed learning about and discussing topics of wide general musical interest – with our informative and entertaining radio presenters this year? You are invited to join us on the third Sunday of each month at 2.30pm, followed by ‘Q and A’ and refreshments at our studios in St Leonards.

The second series for 2015 comprises: - 19 July: Ron Walledge - The Delight of Piano Trios - 16 August: John Buchanan - The Genius of Bix Beiderbecke - 20 September: Joe Neustatl introduces a DVD presentation on Astor Piazzola

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What’s On

CHAMBER AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA A French celebration with Susan Graham 14 July 8pm; 15 July 7pm; 17 July 1.30pm; 18 July 7 pm Venue: City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $48-$120 Bookings: 1800 444 444 Information: Susan Graham is not just one of the world’s favourite mezzo-sopranos, she has also been awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, Ordre des Artes et Lettres, one of France’s most prestigious awards, an honour she shares with the likes of Rudolf Nureyev, Philip Glass and Cate Blanchett. She earned the Legion d’Honneur for her passionate commitment to the music of France. Now she brings a very personal selection of repertoire from La Belle Epoque. Christopher Moore, Ike See, Timo-Veikko Valve and guest violinist Karen Gomyo join Graham to explore the inscrutable ‘je ne sais quoi’ of music by Ravel and Franck. Lose yourself in Respighi’s evocative depiction of a sunset and enjoy a master musician’s homage to ‘magicien des mots’, Stéphane Mallarmé. The Guardian’s review said: “Egarr’s characteristically vigorous direction brought the spheres into harmony … there was plenty of thump and oomph in the large moments, but it was consistently matched with delicate vocal and instrumental shading and detail elsewhere”. The program includes music by Purcell, W Lawes, JS Bach and Haydn and features Richard Egarr as guest Director and on keyboards; and Satu Vänskä on lead violin. INSTRUMENTAL CHRIS BOTTI LIVE Presented by: Sydney Symphony Orchestra 2-3 July 8pm Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House Tickets: $55-$98 Bookings: Jazz trumpet extraordinaire Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist, selling more than four 14

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CHAMBER OMEGA ENSEMBLE Mahler’s Fourth - Virtuoso Series With special guest Jane Sheldon (Soprano) 20th July 7:30pm Venue: City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $29-$89 Bookings: mahlers-fourth Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is one of the closest to chamber music of all of Mahler’s immense output. This unique arrangement by Klaus Simon from 2007 retains Mahler’s unmistakable orchestral sound within an intimate and innovative chamber setting. This exceptional work draws new life from Mahler’s Symphony. The ensemble is joined by New York-based Australian soprano Jane Sheldon for the symphony’s final movement presenting a child’s view of heaven as a place of serene delight. Accompanying this German epic are two Australian works including a World Premiere of a Chamber Symphony for ensemble and soprano. This symphony is composed by Mark

OPERA EISTEDDFOD Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria Final 19 July 5pm Venue: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood Tickets: $38-$80 Bookings: Commanding a prize pool of over $58,000, McDonald’s Operatic Aria attracts the most million albums. These include multi-Gold, Platinum and Grammy awards (Best Pop Instrumentalist 2013) for his newest album Impressions. Harnessing creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre, Chris Botti has performed with a cavalcade of artists from Sting to Lady Gaga; Andrea Bocelli to Yo-Yo Ma. For two performances only, hear Chris Botti’s uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical

Isaacs and was commissioned especially for Omega Ensemble by Harry and Julie Johnson. The other work is Songs of the Shadowland by Paul Stanhope. Musicians: Lisa Osmialowski (flute), David Papp (oboe), David Rowden (clarinet), Ben Hoadley (bassoon), Michael Dixon (horn), Mark Robinson (percussion), Alison Pratt (percussion), Heidi Jones (harmonium), Maria Raspopova (piano), Huy-Nguyen Bui (violin), Anna McMichael (violin), Neil Thompson (viola), Teije Hylkema (cello), David Campbell (double bass) promising young singers from throughout Australasia and provides finalists the opportunity to perform accompanied by the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Steven Hillinger. As one of the most coveted awards for young performers, this event launched the careers of countless Australian opera singers since its inception in 1933, the most famous being Dame Joan Sutherland in 1949, and, 82 years on, its winners and finalists still continue to enrich the operatic world. For the audience, this is a rare opportunity to hear an eclectic program with Arias from periods of operatic literature including Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Verismo, Modern, Opera Comique and Operetta. At this exciting final, it is the conductor’s choice as to which of the entrant’s four arias will be chosen for the orchestral accompaniment, with all arias required to be sung in their original key and language set by the composer. A truly challenging, exciting and potentially life altering experience for our 8 finalists and a truly mesmerizing concert performance for opera enthusiasts.

imagination live with your Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Botti will be performing hits from his albums plus new orchestral works.

OPERA BAJAZET PINCHGUT OPERA 4 July, 7-8 July 7pm, 5 July 5pm Venue: City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $30-$135 Bookings: bajazet Vivaldi’s passionate, powerful Bajazet is the latest Baroque masterpiece rediscovered by Pinchgut Opera. This rarely-performed gem tells the story of a man caught in a clash of civilisations. A brilliant array of arias, from dazzling vocal fireworks to sublime melodies

CHORAL SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS Faure: Requiem 10-11 July 7.50pm Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney Tickets: $40-$80 Bookings: au/events/faure-requiem/ An evening of exquisite French repertoire in the acoustic for which it was originally intended, alongside the Australian premiere of a new work by Calvin Bowman to mark Australia’s role in France during the First World War. The program includes Pierre Villette (1926-1998) O salutaris Hostia; Louis Vierne (1870-1937) “Prelude” from Organ Symphony No. 1; Maurice Duruflé (19021986) Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens; Jean-Yves Daniel Lesur (19082002) Messe du Jubilé; Calvin Bowman (1972 - ) Nos étoiles (world premiere); and Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Requiem. The conductor is Brett Weymark, who will be joined by Soprano Anna Fraser; Bass Hadleigh Adams and Organist Calvin Bowman along with the Symphony Chorus. Symphony Chorus performs a variety of repertoire ranging from early to contemporary works, in large-scale works as well as more intimate performances in venues such as St Mary’s Cathedral. In 2015, Symphony Chorus will appear in our Bach: St John Passion, Faure: Requiem, and Handel: Messiah programs, as well as programs with the Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

of exquisite beauty and tenderness. Hadleigh Adams (Castor and Pollux) returns to Pinchgut to take up the title role of the defeated emperor alongside brilliant American countertenor Christopher Lowrey

as his captor and victor. Helen Sherman stars as the scheming princess Irene, in her first opera role back in the southern hemisphere since representing Australia in the Cardiff Singer of the World competition, alongside Emily Edmonds, Sara Macliver and Russell Harcourt. Presented by Pinchgut Opera in the intimate surrounds of City Recital Hall, in just four performances, Bajazet will change the way you see opera. Conductor Erin Helyard is joined by Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess and the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

OPERA EISTEDDFOD SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD JOAN SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL SENIOR VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FINALS 12 July Intermediate 5.30pm, Senior 7.30pm Venue: Shore School, North Sydney Information: au/events/classical-singing/ Sydney Eisteddfod honours the memory of its most famous entrant in the two scholarships that carry her name. Combined in a double program, these finals showcase the talents of Australia’s future singers. The Intermediate Scholarship (17-20 years) and the Senior Scholarship (21-25 years) are sure to delight lovers of classical singing and intrigue operatic talent-spotters. These scholarships encourage the best developing voices. Singers must enter and perform in the Operatic Aria (Event 21) and at least two other Events from 22-29. First, Second & Third place-getters from each event will be considered in consultation with the adjudicators, from which SIX singers will be selected to perform in a deciding Final for this

Scholarship. The winner will receive the prize for payment of tuition in singing and languages, payable in two equal amounts, with the first instalment upon winning and the second instalment six months later, subject to proof of continued tuition. This event offers a total prize value of $6,500.

ENSEMBLE LA REVOLUTION 11 July 7.30pm Venue: City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $50-$65 Bookings: la-revolution La musique des rêves… the music of dreams… After a successful debut in 2014, City Recital Hall is pleased to once again present La Rêvolution. Artistic Director and flautist Jane Rutter will be joined by opera stars Taryn Feibig (soprano) and Andrew Jones (bass baritone) when City Recital Hall will be transformed into an elegant Parisian Salon. The stellar lineup will be accompanied by a small Parisian style ensemble including Marcello Maio (accordion),

Owen Torr (Harp), Giuseppi Zangari (Guitar) Vincent Colagiuri (Piano) performing French classical arias, chansons and delicious salon pieces. La Rêvolution will transport audiences to the heart of the French Romantic Operatic era, the passionate world of the Parisian salons and the languid, joyous insouciance of French Impressionism. Be prepared for a seductive, musical program including...Vive la France! Vive La Musique! July 2015

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CD Reviews

Shostakovich - Symphony No 9, Violin Concerto No 1 Leonidas Kavakos Violin, Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev Conductor MAR0524


Valery Gergiev’s internationally acclaimed Shostakovich cycle with the Mariinsky Orchestra continues with Shostakovich’s The Fairy Queen: Purcell Cantillation Chorus, Orchestra of the Antipodes on period instruments, Pinchgut Opera, Antony Walker Conductor ABC Classics


“It was an expensive and glittering production some £3,000 was spent on it. The Drama is originally Shakespears, the Music and Decorations are extraordinary. I have heard the Dances commended and without doubt the whole is very entertaining.” This is how the original performance in 1692 was reported. Antony Walker’s understanding of singing has contributed to a particularly successful interaction with singers. A co-founder of Cantillation, a chorus of professional singers, he has led this ensemble of fine voices in performances and recordings of early works since 2001. As Musical

Symphony No. 9 from 1945. On the surface it might have been considered as Haydn’s Symphony No. 107 with its form & structure but a closer investigation reveals a deep and powerful composition which was politically motivated by the events at the end of World War 2. Despite the wishes of his superiors, Shostakovich took an enormous professional and personal risk by presenting a work which unmasks the truth behind the communist ideology and pomp of officialdom. To this end, this is truly a remarkable symphony which is reflective of a man who, on many occasions throughout his life was threatened and tormented by an oppressive and defeatist system. The Violin Concerto No 1 is a perfect coupling for this symphony with its dark, introspective nature again providing the listener with an insight into the cultural crisis which gripped many Russian composers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It is performed here by the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos who is currently Gramophone’s Artist of the Year from 2014. He is an internationally acclaimed Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from 1993 to 1997, Walker led many large-scale works including Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and he regularly returns to Sydney Philharmonia as guest conductor, where recently he conducted Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass and the world premiere of Nigel Butterley’s Spell of Creation. The performance of the Fairy Queen overall is concisely and musically controlled by Antony Walker, the texture is full-bloodied, the mood always vigorous and reflectively sensitive as needs be. And the excellent orchestra on period instruments responds most dutifully to the overall direction. One of the more familiar delightful songs is the chaconne Music for a while performed reflectively by SallyAnne Russell. The special studio recording of The Fairy Queen was made in December 2003 in Eugene Goossens Hall and produced directly after

It’s hard to believe that one person continues to be involved with so much music making. Chatswood born Woodward studied conducting with Sir Eugene Goossens, piano with Alexander Sverjensky and he won the piano section of the 1964 ABC Instrumental Competition, beating David Helfgott in the final. In 1965, Woodward made his debut with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and later with the Royal Philharmonic in London. He rose to international prominence in a series of collaborations with Messiaen, Boulez, Pärt, Stockhausen and others. He’s performed at over 100 festivals around the world, including nine Debussy - Piano Works Roger Woodward appearances at the London Proms. This Debussy 2CDs ABC 481 1742 double CD is one of many that Woodward has ✶✶✶✶✶ produced and all the popular well-known works 16

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virtuoso, renowned for his technical mastery, superb musicianship and the complete integrity of his playing. The sound engineering on this disc has allowed many of the sonorities of these works which are difficult at times to hear on earlier recordings to blossom and to add to the composer’s intentions of providing a highly organized and intellectual foray into the symphonic and concerto forms. This is particularly noticeable during the Burlesque finale of the Violin Concerto with the clarity of the high woodwinds adding superbly to the runaway violin solo. It is not surprising that the Mariinsky would choose this year, it being the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2 to release this disc which contains the two most significant works Shostakovich wrote during this time. Gergiev has again shone at the highest level with his formidable interpretations of Shostakovich’s works coming to the fore. A superb disc on all levels. - Frank Shostakovich

Pinchgut’s performances at City Recital Hall, Angel Place. What is not quite clear is why this brilliant performance has taken until now to emerge. - Emyr Evans are included – L’Isle Joyeuse written at the same time as La Mer and taking a quantum leap forward redefining piano style just as La Mer redefined orchestral writing. By the time Images 1 with its stunning Reflets dans l’eau and Images 11 as well as (Forgotten) Images had made him famous, Debussy had become ill and dependent on various drugs. His later years were not on the whole happy ones but his greatest source of joy was his daughter to whom Children’s Corner is dedicated. The very attractive 12 Etudes from 1915 are very specifically described as to what technical problems they are intended to remedy. We’re always pleased to listen to anything that is produced by Roger Woodward and we don’t see him often enough in the country of his birth. - EE

CD Reviews REINVENTIONS Elena Kats-Chernin - Re-inventions 1-6 Bach J S - transcriptions for string quartet by Calvin Bowman Mozart - Flute Quartets in D major KV285 and 2V/KV185b Calvin Bowman - Homage to Mozart Flinders Quartet and Genevieve Lacey recorders ABC Classics


The attractive contents of the CD range from works based on Bach inventions, extracts from the Little Organ Book and a cantata, a couple of Mozart flute quartets and some Bach transcriptions by Calvin Bowman who also provides an original work based on a Mozart work. Bach works are delightfully transcribed by Calvin Bowman whilst the Flinders and impressive recorder player Genevieve Lacey produce some

Mozart: Stolen Beauties Ironwood, with Anneke Scott (Horn) ABC Classics 481 1244


excellent performances throughout. Reinventions introduce a range of recorders – sopranino, descant, tenor and bass - but not surprisingly the more usual treble. The Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. Now functioning in the 21st Century, the Quartet continues to display its musical skill and maturity. As a testament to its dependability, Flinders regularly commissions and premieres works by Australian composers including the fine recorder performer Genevieve Lacey for whom Kats-Chernin composed Reinventions. Whilst the appearance in the program of Mozart and the Bach arrangements might not be considered unusual, the idea of Reinventions might need some explanation. Before starting to write the works, Kats-Chernin met up with Lacey so that she could understand what different recorders are able to achieve and decide what kind of piece to

It was common practice in bygone centuries to reuse material from one’s own work, as well as that from others. Autograph manuscripts went missing sometimes, and so the work of musicologists was to put together the pieces of such a puzzle. Here, chamber music by Mozart, Punto and Michael Haydn is heard played with exquisite taste by Australia’s leading early music ensemble, alongside one of the world’s leading exponents of early horn performance practice, Anneke Scott. This disc is an intimate journey into the lives of Mozart and his contemporaries. The selections give us a glimpse into three brilliant horn players of the time, Joseph Leitgeb, Giovanni Punto and Giovanni Puzzi, as well as the latter’s pupil, Barham Livius. The Air varie pour corno is unattributed, but comes from a folio of pieces held by Puzzi. It beautifully

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Recorded this year in Reykjavik, this CD is part new composition, part reinvention, and part original Chopin. It will surely divide listeners as Arnalds theorises in his liner notes about the place of the recording process and what part it plays in providing longevity to music. His philosophy allows him to put together a very personal account of his love of Chopin, complete with piano solos performed by Alice Sara Ott, not all of which are left in their original form (Largo from Sonata No 3, Nocturnes in C sharp minor, C minor and G

minor, as well as the Prelude in D flat major). Originals, beautifully rendered however, sit alongside, and yet juxtaposed with essentially new works for violin, piano, string quartet and synthesizers. The newly invented pieces are based on Chopinesque ideas and decorations, but really resemble ambient music that one might hear for the purposes of meditation. One detractor is that the piano solo tracks all contain distracting pedal dampening sounds, which intrude on the aural space. Even when the violin is heard in solo, the extraneous sounds of fingers hitting the fingerboard give immediacy, but can also irritate. In one track, at a distance, external noises can be heard (people chatting and laughing), as well as

write. Kats-Chernin had been brought up on Bach inventions as a child and so the seeds had already been sowed! Is there any kind of composition which is outside the grasp of composer Elena Kats-Chernin? - EE references the famous Mozart aria (La ci darem la mano) from Don Giovanni. Punto’s Trios Duos in E flat give to the horn passages contained mostly in the middle register, which suggest that Punto was indeed a very fine horn player himself. Michael Haydn’s Romance in A flat also references Mozart’s Horn Concerto (slow movement), pointing to the questionable origins of both works. Mozart’s Concertante comes from another work, the “Kegelstatt” Trio, and was “arranged” by Livius. Finally, Mozart’s E flat Quintet KV 407 seemingly was to have been written for Leitgeb, another fine horn player of the time. Modern-day scholarship, coupled with authentic performance practice, as heard on this revelatory recording, provides the listener with a true insight into the past. - Barry Walmsley

white noise. This maybe is by design, but alas, it is not to my taste. - BW July 2015

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✶✶✶✶✶ “If you want to talk about jazz, the subtleties, intricacies, the storytelling and the harmonies, there isn’t a woman alive who sings better than Mary Stallings!” These are the words of pianist Eric Reed who has accompanied the San Francisco-born singer both live and on disc for many years and with whom she has a special rapport. However, Bruce Barth takes over the piano chair and arranging on her latest album, a quintessential jazz vocal disc from the opening track, a crisply swinging Close Your Eyes with superb brushwork from Kenny Washington, to

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✶✶✶✶✶ It was a pleasant surprise to come across this album which I had many years ago as an LP on a label founded by Hank O’Neal specialising in what was then called mainstream. Joyful and exciting sums up the disc but what else would you expect from two musicians to whom swinging came as easy as breathing. Joe Venuti was the first great jazz violinist, a legendary performer noted for his work with Eddie Lang, Paul Whiteman, Frank Trumbauer, Jean Goldkette and Hoagy Carmichael in the 1920’s but only rarely later did he accomplish anything to rank with his early artistic achievements. But an exception were the three 18

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the last, a contemplative reading of the Jerome Kern evergreen Yesterdays. With Diana Krall a seemingly lost cause as far as jazz is concerned these days, it’s a revelation to receive an album so steeped in the music’s tradition by this singer who, in her 70th decade, has few peers, if any. She is the epitome of a jazz vocalist, a true stylist who knows how to transform lyrics by making them her own. Self-assured and sincere, she makes light of her years with consummate ease and style, her voice still warm and burnished. So many highlights: the way she combines the first verse of Try A Little Tenderness with a bluesy inflection to Neal Hefti’s Girl Talk with help from Barth and Steve Nelson whose vibraphone adds to her warm treatment of the Billy Eckstine ballad I Want To Talk About

You; or Peter Washington’s deep-throated bass work on You Send Me. Yes Mary, you really do, send me that is.

This is a poignant tribute by Lyn Stanley to her mentor, the late pianist Paul Smith, who worked closely with her for three years until his death in 2013 at the age of 91. Smith, who accompanied such stellar performers as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Mel Torme, was a perfectionist who demanded nothing but the best from the former champion ball room dancer. This is why the final track, Gershwin’s classic The Man I Love, an achingly sensitive duet with pianist Kenny Werner, is included on this album, her second, which spotlights some of the popular music of the 1950’s. It was the first song Smith heard her sing. Stanley’s lush, rich voice purrs through jazz-styled versions of some of the best non-rock songs of the era

although she covers Love Potion No.9, Fats Domino’s I’m Walkin’ and In The Still Of The Night, not the Cole Porter standard but a ‘hit’, popularised by B. B. King and the Five Saints. It takes courage to sing songs associated with one particular artist - Misty (Sarah Vaughan), Hey There (Rosemary Clooney) and Cry Me A River (Julie London) for example - but she shines in doing so. Her voice is quietly expressive but full of inner passion on the ballads You Don’t Know Me and an intimate The Thrill is Gone, my favourite track. The backing is impeccable with the tenor of Ricky Woodard a standout. Her assured phrasing leaves the listener wanting more. I, for one, am looking forward to her next album.

albums he recorded with Zoot Sims, one of the two greatest post-World War Two white tenor players who was one of the members of the legendary Four Brothers reed section in Woody Herman’s Second Herd. Although a disciple of the lighter-toned Lester Young, Sims recalls his early influence, Ben Webster, with a thicker darker tone on four tracks from the 1974 session and 10 from the following year. Although from different eras - Venuti was in his seventh decade and Sims only 48 when the first album was recorded - their rapport is amazing, picking up ideas from one another at will with two outstanding rhythm sections, the first including Dick Hyman and the second John Bunch. Although the music is hard swinging on the uptempo numbers, Venuti shows his

sentimental side on Irving Berlin’s Remember, originally written as a waltz. Joe and Zoot - an inspired pairing!

SWINGING ON THE VINE The Swinging Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

All is peaceful in the country, especially in my Hunter Valley hideaway where the softly falling rain is a relaxing backdrop to where Big J lies sleeping beside a half-empty bowl of the pleasurable nectar of the red grape which I am tastefully sipping while flicking through the pages of a magazine - Jazz 1958: The Metronome Yearbook, edited by Bill Coss. I am looking at the figures of a poll by jazz musicians who voted Frank Sinatra as their favourite singer, twice the number given to the rest of the other artists. There is no better example of the high regard jazz musicians have always held for Sinatra. Lester Young, who John Hammond called “the finest tenor player ever to blow” during a reunion with Count Basie at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, once told Stan Getz he was his poet because he told a story when he soloed. But for Young “my man” was Sinatra. He was simply the greatest. Between sets during an engagement at the legendary Birdland jazz club in New York in September, 1956, Young wandered into the Colony Record Shop which was nearby. Heading towards the LP section, he asked the clerk if he could “hear something from my man Frank”. The clerk, Bob Sherrick, a long-time fan of Young’s, showed him a copy of In The Wee Small Hours, then Sinatra’s most recent ballad album, and from it played When Your Lover Has Gone. Sherrick watched how Young reacted to the way Sinatra sung the classic Nelson Riddle arrangement, recalling that he didn’t cry but

his eyes were watery. He didn’t want to hear another track but wandered towards the exit muttering: “Man I gotta make that tune in the next set.” Sadly two years later a lonely and dying Young would spend his final hours listening to recordings by Sinatra. Coss also raised a few eyebrows and no doubt hackles of the critics in Jazz 1958 when he claimed Sinatra was a jazz singer! One can imagine the outrage of some critics, especially in the United Kingdom and Europe. ‘Sinatra a jazz singer, what rubbish!’ But American writer Will Friedwald, whose knowledge of the Great American Songbook is second to none and the author of the book Sinatra: The Song Is You, asked the great arranger Billy May whether he considered Sinatra a jazz singer. It must be remembered that Sinatra never swung more than he did when backed by May especially on the classic Capitol albums Come Fly With Me and Come Swing With Me. May’s answer is very interesting: “If your definition of a jazz singer is someone who can approach a song like an instrumentalist and get (the melody) across but still have a feeling of improvisation, a freshness to it, and do it a little bit differently each time, then I would agree that Frank is (a jazz singer).” Zoot Sims, with Getz, the greatest of Young’s disciples, once introduced Sinatra, who really never needed an introduction, as a “great musician”. Leading contemporary tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, who recorded an album called Celebrating Sinatra on the Blue Note label, said: “When Sinatra sang with

different bands and players, his feelings took shape with the musicians around him. That’s the essence of jazz as far as I am concerned. The way he sang within (arranger) Neal Hefti’s sound, for instance was different than the way he sounded when there were strings accompanying him”. Billie Holiday, a major influence on Sinatra, paid him the ultimate compliment by including many of his signature songs in her final albums. It was their good fortune to come of age in an era of great song writing. We have already celebrated the centenary of Holiday’s birth (April 7) and later it will be Sinatra’s turn (December 12). No singer knew better what to do with a song than Sinatra nor could they fathom either its musical or dramatic possibilities so profoundly. To his sublime legato technique and irrepressible swing rhythm, Sinatra had a keen sense of pitch. Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, whose harmon-muted trumpet added shimmering colour to many of Sinatra’s Capitol recordings beginning with the album In The Wee Small Hours, said: “Sinatra didn’t just sing in tune, he had perfect pitch. He didn’t have to hear the (first) note he would sing. He could start off and hit it, bang, just like that”. Perfect pitch may not be essential to great musicianship as well-developed relative pitch works just fine for many musicians, but Sinatra’s mastery of pitch was the secret which enabled him to achieve exceptional results in the recording studio. No matter how dense or harmonically complex the arrangements might have been, his pitch was unwaveringly accurate, an impressive accomplishment considering he insisted on recording with the band behind him - not in the recording booth with headphones - and loathed multiple takes. It also enabled him to record a definitive version of a song in the first or second take, preserving the freshness and spontaneity on which Sinatra’s art always thrived. And also reinvent himself from the 1940’s crooner into a swinger in the 1950’s with arranger Nelson Riddle as they extended the big band tradition with new rhythms, instrumentations and energy. If I could have only one jazz-inspired Sinatra album it would be Songs For Swinging Lovers with its magnificent version of Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin. Jazz singer or not, Frankly he was the greatest. - Patrick D Maguire July 2015

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Examing the work of Jules Massenet in July Looking at the world’s standard opera repertoire these days, it’s hard to believe that the 19th century French composer Jules Massenet wrote no fewer than 27 completed operas. Nowadays we’re lucky if we hear Manon with any regularity and the occasional performance of Esclarmonde. Add to these four oratorios or sacred dramas, three ballets and incidental music for 14 plays, a huge number of salon songs, seven orchestral suites, a piano concerto, a Requiem and a variety of other smaller choral works and part-songs and you have a lifetime of wonderful music, much of which has been largely forgotten by modern concert producers. What of his lovely song cycle Poème d’Avril? Or for that matter his comedy, The Great Aunt? Both these and more will be revealed beginning in the first week of July, when Fine Music 102.5 presents a new series which will, each month, take a composer and examine his or her life and works. Starting on Wednesday 1 July immediately 20

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and that will be followed in September by Carl-Maria von Weber, in October by Franz Liszt, in November by Piotr Tchaikovsky; and in December by Sergei Rachmaninoff. These programs aim to showcase some of the lesser-known works of these composers which rarely get played, but also to be able to develop over the course of a month, a picture of how each composer developed and reacted to the happenings in their external world. As in the case of Jules Massenet, he produced a large amount of beautiful music which for one reason or another has been largely ignored as tastes change over the years, but which nevertheless deserves to be heard. Join us each Wednesday as we explore the lives of the great composers. - Michael Morton-Evans following the In Conversation program, we will take a look at Massenet’s output, relating it to the world in which he lived and what was happening around him. August will see the life and work of Jean Sibelius examined,

ON AIR July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 3-4pm Massenet Examined

JULY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS SUNDAY SPECIAL CARL NIELSEN – 150TH ANNIVERSARY Sunday 5 July, 2– 4pm Every Sunday afternoon in June Fine Music celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Nielsen in the Sunday Special program. This series comes to a conclusion in the first week of July with a program including Nielsen’s last major works, Symphony, no 6, Sinfonia semplice (1924-25), and the Flute and Clarinet concertos from 1926 and 1928 respectively, rounding off a comprehensive survey of the works of this most Danish of composers. Additionally on Wednesday 1 July at 8pm, the second of Nielsen’s two operas, Masquerade: Comic opera in three acts will be heard in full, in a performance by the Danish National Radio Choir. MASSENET EXPLORED Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July, 3–4pm The works of French composer, Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912), are explored throughout July in a Wednesday afternoon series programmed and presented by Michael Morton-Evans. Massenet was a prolific composer, best known for more than 30 operas in every operatic form from operetta and opera comique to grand opera. While Manon (1884) and Werther (1892), and the lovely overture to Thais, are probably his best known and most frequently performed works, he also composed many other vocal works including oratorios, cantatas, over two hundred songs and many other small scale choral works as well as ballets, incidental music and piano pieces. Massenet (full name Jules Emile Frederic Massenet) was born in the town of Montard, St Etienne in the Loire, the youngest of four children. His father was a prosperous ironmonger, his mother a talented amateur musician. He was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at age 11 and won the most prestigious prize of the day, the Grand Prix du Rome in 1863. The prize enabled him to study at the French Academy in Rome for three years, returning to Paris in 1866. He made a living by teaching piano as well as composing many works in the popular style of the day. Massenet’s first large-scale stage work, Don Cesar de Bazu, was performed at the Opera Comique in 1873 and was followed, with varying success, by many other works. The greatest success was Manon which was performed in

Hall Corporation, a position held until his death. Increasingly a power in musical politics, he was also known for fostering outstanding young talent, including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zucherman, Yo Yo Ma and many others. Among many notable achievements, Isaac Stern was the first American violinist to tour the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War in 1951 and to tour China in 1979. The visit to China was filmed, resulting in the Oscar winning documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Philip Lidbury has chosen this afternoon’s program from the extensive discography of this outstanding musician. - Cynthia Kaye Isaac Stern

major opera houses in the US and Europe and became a cornerstone of the French operatic repertoire. Although he is often damned with faint praise by critics both of his own time and later, Massenet was the leading composer of opera in French in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Following some decades of neglect after his death, interest in his melodious and pleasing music has grown in recent years and he is admired for his stylishness, craftsmanship and understanding of the human voice. The five programs range over Massenet’s short works as well as excerpts from his operas and taken together provide listeners with an unusual opportunity to appreciate in depth the works of the composer. A VIOLINIST OF INFLUENCE Monday 13 July, 2.30–4pm The violinist of influence is renowned violinist Isaac Stern in a program that includes music by J S Bach, Vivaldi, Schubert and Bruch. Isaac Stern (1920–2001), born in the Ukraine but an American since his parents moved to San Francisco when he was very young, was one of the great instrumentalists of the twentieth century. Beyond his career as a violinist and conductor, he played an important role in American musical life. He was renowned for his association with Carnegie Hall in New York City where he gave the first of more than two hundred performances in 1943. When Carnegie Hall was threatened with demolition in the 1960s, he successfully led the opposition preventing its destruction. Subsequently he was appointed the first President of the Carnegie

NOT TO BE MISSED Thursday 9 July, 8–9.30pm LIVE AND LOCAL C P E Bach’s 300th Anniversary: Australian Haydn Ensemble Tuesday 14 July, 9–10.30am DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of Choice: Pablo Casals Thursday 16 July, 8–9.30pm LIVE AND LOCAL Omega Ensemble plays Mendelssohn’s Quintet Thursday 23 July, 1–2pm Forsaken Females in Opera Saturday 25 July, 3–5.30pm Elgar, E: Caractacus Saturday 25 July, 8–10pm A Finnish Concert Sunday 26 July, 2–4pm Entering his Eighth Decade: Charles Dutoit CONTINUING SERIES OPERA – Wednesdays at 8pm 1 July, 8–10.30pm Nielsen, C: Masquerade 8 July, 8–11pm Belline, V: I Puritani 15 July, 8–10.30pm Verdi, G: Il Corsaro 22 July, 8–10.30pm Weinberger, J: Schwanda, the bagpiper 29 July, 8–10.30pm Opera oscura: love and war in Persia and Turkey Bach, J C: Zanaida July 2015

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14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans Each week we meet one of the world’s great musicians, singers, composers or conductors, along with up-and-comers and some of the men and women who influence the arts landscape. The program goes live to air so you never quite know what’s going to happen.

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Rex Burgess Bach, W.F. Concerto for two harpsichords in F, F10. Attilio Cremonesi, hpd; Alessandro de Marchi, hpd. Harmonia Mundi HMC 905235 19 Bach, C.P.E. Flute concerto in A, Wq168 (c1753). Konrad Hünteler, fl; Amsterdam Baroque O/ Ton Koopman. Erato ECD 75536 18 Bach, J.C.F. Sonata in A for two violins and basso continuo. London Baroque. 12 Bach, J. Christian Symphony in G minor, op 6 no 6 (pub. 1770). Akademie für Alte Musik/ Stephan Mai. 14 Harmonia Mundi HMK 2908601-30 (2 above) Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV149: Man signet mit Freuden vom Seig (1728-29). Hana Blažíková, sop; Robin Blaze, ct; Gerd Türk, ten; Peter Kooij, bass; Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki. BIS SACD 1941 19 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Jan Brown Beethoven, L. Overture to The creatures of Prometheus, op 43 (1800-01). Australian CO/ Richard Tognetti. ABC 476 102-6 5 Bartók, B. Violin concerto no 2 (1937-38). Xiao-Dong Wang, vn; Adelaide SO/Omri Hadari. ABC 476 718-2 39 Mussorgsky, M. Pictures at an exhibition (1874; orch. Ravel 1922). Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz. ABC 465 681-2 36 12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale Jazz of many colours, some old, some new and all designed to inform and stimulate the senses 22

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15:00 MASSENET EXPLORED Part 1 Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell The stars of American jazz from bebop on, mainly small group low temperature jazz 20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Elaine Siversen CARL



Massenet, J. Poème d’avril: Voici que les grands lys.


Mélodie: Élégie (1866). Peter Dixon, vc. Chandos CHAN 9765


I shall soon leave, from The great aunt (1867). Rosamund Illing, sop; Australian Opera & Ballet O. Melba 301080 3 Entr’acte Sevillana, from Don César de Bazan (1872). London SO. Decca 440 844-2 2 C’est sa tête que je reclame, from Don César de Bazan (1872). Huguette Tourangeau, mezz; Suisse Romande O. Decca 440 844-2 4 O my sisters, from Marie Magdeleine (1873). Rosamund Illing, sop; Australian Opera & Ballet O. Melba 301080 5 Fantasy for cello and orchestra (1897). Jascha Silberstein, vc; Suisse Romande O. ABC 475 070-2 17

Nielsen, C. Maskarade. Comic opera in three acts. Libretto by Vilhelm Andersen after Ludvig Holberg. First performed Copenhagen 1906. JERONIMUS: Aage Haugland, bass MAGDELONE: Susanne Resmark, cont LEANDER: Gert-Henning Jensen, ten LEONARD: Kurt Ravn, bar LEONORA: Henriette Bonde-Hansen, sop Danish National Radio Choir & SO/Ulf Schirmer. Decca 460 227-2 2:25 Leander and Leonora meet at a masquerade ball, swear their undying love for each other and exchange rings. However, Leander’s parents have betrothed him in marriage to Leonard’s daughter. Leonard arrives complaining to Leander’s father that his daughter is in love with someone she met at the masquerade the previous night. The matter is resolved to everyone’s mutual satisfaction at that night’s masquerade when it is revealed that Leonard’s daughter is Leonora. 22:30 BLACK AND WHITE Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Handel, G. Suite V, HWV430, The harmonious blacksmith (pub. 1720). Robert Aldwinckle, hpd. IMP PCD 850 13

Richard Bonynge, cond (5 above) Pitchounette; Printemps dernier; Rose d’octobre. Huguette Tourangeau, mezz; Richard Bonynge, pf. ABC 475 070-2

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Grande fantaisie sur le pardon de Ploërmel (1861). Stefan Irmer, pf. MDG 618 1729-2 9 Invocation, from Les Érinnyes (1873). Douglas Cummings, vc; London SO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 466 431-2 2

Skryabin, A. Sonata no 7, op 64, White Mass (1892-1913). Bernd Glemser, pf. Naxos 8.553158 10 Debussy, C. In white and black (1915). Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf; Vovka Ashkenazy, pf. Decca 478 1090 15 Elgar, E. The black knight, scenes I to IV, op 25 (1893). Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Royal Liverpool PO/Charles Groves. EMI CDC 7 47511-2 35


12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers Covering the many aspects of jazz from Swing to Mainstream, with the Great American Songbook making regular appearances

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Simon Moore 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Weber, C.M. Overture to Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn (1803). Tapiola Sinfonietta/ Jean-Jacques Kantorow. BIS SACD-1760 8 Six variations on Naga’s aria from Samori, op 6 (1804). Jean Martin, pf. Arion ARN 268240 12 Overture to Silvana (1810). New Zealand SO/ Antoni Witt. Naxos 8.570296 6 Clarinet concerto no 1 in F minor, op 73 (1811). Eduard Brunner, cl; Bamberg SO/Oleg Caetani. Orfeo C 076831 15 Overture to Abu Hassan (1811). Staatskapelle Dresden/Gustav Kuhn. Brilliant 99935 4 Sonata no 1 in C, Rondo, from op 24 (1812). Noel Mewton-Wood, pf. ABC 461 900-2


Leise, leise, from Der Freischütz (1821). Birgit Nilsson, sop; Royal Opera House O/Edward Downes. Decca 480 0901 9 Overture to Euryanthe (1823). Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow. BIS SACD-1760


Overture to Oberon (1826). Israel PO/Zubin Mehta. Decca 475 7470 8 Ocean! thou mighty monster! from Oberon. Joan Sutherland, sop; London SO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 475 6302 8 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Rachmaninov, S. Suite from The commander, op 59 (1905). Bolshoi TO/Mark Ermler. LP Melodiya C10-06745-48 24 Rota, N. Concerto for strings (1964-65). Accademia Bizantina/Carlo Chiarappa. Denon CO-78916


Brahms, J. Serenade no 1 in D, op 11 (1858). Ulster O/Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 8612 47

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Debbie Scholem

13:00 MUSIC AND WAR Prepared by Gerald Holder

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey Contemporary and modern sounds of now in jazz from all corners of the globe

Tchaikovsky, P. Ouverture solennelle: 1812, op 49 (1880). Sydney SO/Stuart Challender. ABC 426 289-2 15

20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Playing for a cure Recorded by Greg Simmons for FINE MUSIC

Farrar, E. Heroic elegy, op 36. Philharmonia O/ Alasdair Mitchell. Chandos CHAN 9586 8

Hyde, M. Marsh birds (1949); Evening under the hill (1986); Nocturne in G minor (1994). Christine Draeger, fl. 11

Villa-Lobos, H. Symphony no 3, War (1919). São Paulo SO/Isaac Karabtchevsky. Naxos 8.573151 32

Mendelssohn, F. Sonata no 2 in D, op 58 (1843). 27 Brahms, J. Sonata in E minor, op 38, mvt 1 (1862-65). 11

14:00 GOETHE IN LIEDER Prepared by Gael Golla Schubert, F. Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118 (1814); Heindenröslein, D257 (1815). Barbara Bonney, sop; Geoffrey Parsons, pf. Teldec 4509-90873-2 6 Schumann, R. Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass, op 98a no 4; Wer sich der Eisensamkeit ergibt, op 98a no 6; An die Türen will ich schleichen, op 98a no 8 (1849). Simon Keenlyside, bar; Graham Johnson, pf. Hyperion CDJ33102 8 Strauss, R. Gefunden, op 56 no 1 (1906). Christa Ludwig, cont; Charles Spencer, pf. RCA 09026-61547-2

Rachmaninov, S. Sonata in G minor, op 19 mvt 3 (1901). 6 Weber, C.M. Trio in G minor, op 63 (1819). Christine Draeger, fl. 19 Gluck, C. Dance of the blessed spirits.


Julian Smiles, vc (5 above) James Muir, pf (all above) 21:30 KEYBOARD RACHMANINOV


Wolf, H. Harfenspieler nos 1, 2 and 3, from Goethe Lieder (1888-89). Dietrich Henschel, bar; German SO/Kent Nagano. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908250.79 8

Rachmaninov, S. Étude-tableau in A minor, op 39 no 2 (1916-17). John Lill, pf. 7 Nimbus NI 5439 Variations on a theme of Corelli, op 42 (1931). Shura Cherkassky, pf. Nimbus NI 7706 18

14:30 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The Ts Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend

22:00 AFTER WORLD WAR II Prepared by Chris Blower

Tallis, T. Gaude gloriosa Dei Mater (ed. Dunkley). The Sixteen/Harry Christophers. Chandos CHAN 0513 17

Bax, A. Incidental music to Golden eagle (1946). Lydia Mordkovitch, vn; Richard Nunn, pf; London PO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 9003 12

Tavener, J. Song for Athene (1993). Cantillation/Antony Walker. ABC 465 824-2


Telemann, G. Cantata: In dulci jubilo (c1717). Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage. Chandos CHAN 0634 14 Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 6 in B minor, op 74, Pathétique (1893). Royal Concertgebouw O/ Antal Doráti. Radio Nederland RCO 08005 46

Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 7 in C sharp minor, op 131 (1951-52). Supraphon SU 4093-2


Crivici, R. Quartet no 1 (1990). Elektra String Quartet. Luminous 97 21 Yoshimatsu, T. Symphony no 3, op 75 (199195). BBC PO/Sachio Fujioka. 45 Chandos CHAN 9737 July 2015

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Friday 3 July 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Wind combinations Prepared by Jennifer Foong Telemann, G. Double concerto in E minor, for recorder, flute and string orchestra. Penelope Evison, fl; Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble. BIS CD-249 13 Devienne, F. Duo for two bassoons, op 3 no 5. Karl Otto Hartmann, bn; Eberhard Buschmann, bn. LP Telefunken 6.42416 7 Janacek, L. Mládi, for wind sextet (1924). Aurèle Nicolet, fl; Heinz Holliger, ob; Eduard Brunner, cl; Elmar Schmid, bass cl; Klaus Thunemann, bn; Radovan Vlatkovic, hn. Denon 33CO-1474 16 Beethoven, L. Octet in E flat, op 103 (1792). European CO Wind Soloists. ASV COE 807 21 Biscogli, F. Concerto in D for trumpet, oboe and bassoon. Maurice Bourge, ob; Maurice Allard, bn; Maurice André, tpt; Württemberg CO/Jörg Faerber. EMI CMS 7 69880-2 23 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Rameau, J-P. Suite from Daphnis et Eglé (1753). Capella Savaria/Mary Térey-Smith. Naxos 8.553746 29 Duport, J-L. Cello concerto no 2 in G (1785). Frédéric Lodéon, vc; Paris Orchestral Ensemble/Jean-Pierre Wallez. LP Erato NUM 75185 19


13:00 OPERA IN CONCERT Prepared by Giovanna Grech Wagner, R. Invocation of Alberich; Entrance of the gods into Valhalla, from Das Rheingold (1853-54). Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy. RCA Victrola VD87819 10 Verdi, G. Gerusalem! from I Lombardi (1843). Welsh National Opera Ch &O/Richard Armstrong. EMI 5 66115 2 6 Puccini, G. Marcello, finalmente!; Mimi ... fiest, from La bohème (1896). Mirella Freni; sop; Nicolai Gedda, ten; Mario Sereni, bar; Rome TO/Thomas Schippers. EMI CDM 7 63932 2 5 Rossini, G. Cessa di più resistere, from The barber of Seville (1816). Juan Diego Flórez, ten; Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Ch & O/ Riccardo Chailly. Decca 470 024-2 8 Donizetti, G. Ballet music from La favorita (1840). London SO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 452 772-2 9 Montemezzi, I. Nessuno, mi signore! ... sono stanco, from L’amore dei tre Re (1913). Adrian Martin, ten; Samuel Ramey, bass; Philharmonia O/Donato Renzetti. Philips 420 184-2 5 Puccini, G. O saro la più bella, from Manon Lescaut (1893). Kiri Te Kanawa, sop; José Carreras, ten; Bologna Comunale TO/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 440 844-2 9 14:00 DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY The teens Prepared by Rex Burgess Delius, F. Concerto for violin and cello (1915). Tasmin Little; vn; Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Royal Liverpool PO/Charles Mackerras. EMI 5 73113 2 21

Berlioz, H. Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, op 15 (1840). John Alldis Choir; Dennis Wick, tb; London SO/Colin Davis. Philips 442 290-2 35

Busoni, F. Improvisations on a chorale by Bach, Wie whol ist mir, o Freund der Seele (1916). Pinuccia Giarmanà, pf; Alessandro Lucchetti, pf. Nuova Era 7161 14

12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell Accessible in-the-hammock jazz to ease you into the weekend

Dohnányi, E. Variations on a nursery theme, op 25 (1915). Howard Shelley, pf; BBC PO/ Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9733 25

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Berg, A. Altenberg-Lieder, op 4 (1912). Margaret Price, sop; London SO/Claudio Abbado. DG 423 238-2 12 Caplet, A. Conte fantastique (1919). Vanessa McKeand, hp; English CO/Edmon Colomer. Virgin VC 7 90721-2 16 Debussy, C. Khamma, dance legend (1916). Lyon National O/Jun Märkl. Naxos 8.572297 22 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Brendan Walsh 19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron Focus on the current Sydney jazz scene mixed with a range of international jazz stars and a weekly a cappella item 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Robert Small Saint-Saëns, C. Cello concerto no 1 in A minor, op 33 (1872). Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Philadelphia O/Daniel Barenboim. Teldec 8573-85340-2


Symphony in F, Urbs Roma (1856). French NRO/Jean Martinon. Brilliant Classics 94360


Dvorák, A. Romantic pieces, op 75 (1887). Salvatore Accardo, vn; Bruno Canino, pf. Dynamic CDS 51 16 Bizet, G. Roma symphony (1860-68). Lille NO/ Jean-Claude Casadesus. Erato 2292-45016-2 30 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Les Paladins Prepared by Robert Small Rameau, J-P. Les Paladins (1760). Audrey Michael, sop; Ghyslaine Raphanel, sop; Bruce Brewer, ten; Douglas Nasrawi, ten; Nicholas Rivenq, bar; Gregory Reinhart, bass; Sagittarius Vocal Ensemble; La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roi O/Jean-Claude Malgoire. Pierre Verany PV 790121 1:55

Saturday 4 July 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Stephen Wilson 9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney 9:30 MINING THE MAJORS Prepared by Elaine Siversen Liszt, F. Symphonic poem no 1: What is heard on the mountain (1848-49/50/54). New Zealand SO/Michael Halász. Naxos 8.557846 29 Bax, A. May night in the Ukraine, from Two Russian tone poems (1912). Ashley Wass, pf. Naxos 8.557769 10 Lehár, F. Tone poem: Fever (1915). Robert Gambill, ten; Volker Worlitzsch, vn; Hanover RPO/Klauspeter Seibel. cpo 999 423-2 13 Ma, S. Tone poem of Tibet (1941). Hsiao-mei Ku, vn; Ning Lu, pf. Naxos 8.570600 23 Strauss, R. Also sprach Zarathustra, op 30 (1896). Sydney SO/Charles Mackerras. Sydney Symphony SSO 200705 34

14:00 VOCAL INTERLUDE Prepared by Maureen Meers

A fistful of dynamite, pt 1 (1971). Recording Arts 5X056


Mahler, G. Songs of a wayfarer (1884). Hermann Prey, bar; Royal Concertgebouw O/ Bernard Haitink. Philips 454 615-2 17

Inglourious basterds. Kind of Blue 10036


Berlioz, H. Les nuits d’été, op 7 (1834). Jessye Norman, sop; London SO/Colin Davis. Philips 412 493-2 32

20:00 THE ROMANTIC PIANO Prepared by Stephen Wilson

15:00 FIVE AMERICAN BALLETS Prepared by Chris Blower Gould, M. Ballet: Fall River legend. Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn. Naxos 8.559242 52 Copland, A. Ballet: Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: one act ballet (1934). London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen. Argo 443 203-2 32 Bernstein, L. Ballet: Fancy free (1944). Paul Searle-Barnes, pf; Paul Turner, perc; Bournemouth SO/Andrew Litton. Virgin VC 7 91433-2


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Grieg, E. Piano sonata in E minor, op 7 (1865). Einar Steen-Noekleberg, pf. Naxos 8.550881 18 Scharwenka, X. Piano concerto no 1 in B flat minor, op 32 (1876). Marc-André Hamelin, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Michael Stern. Hyperion CDA67508 28 Borodin, A. Piano quintet in C minor (1862). Ilona Prunyi, pf; New Budapest String Quartet. Marco Polo 8.223172 23 Brahms, J. Symphony no 4 in E minor, op 98 (1884). Silke-Thora Matthies, pf; Christian Köhn, pf. Naxos 8.557685 41

Piston, W. Ballet: The incredible flutist, (1938). Eastman-Rochester O/Howard Hanson. Mercury 478 5092 16

22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Rex Burgess

Gould, M. American salute. Allentown Band/ Ronald Demkee. AMP 20059 5

Sousa, J.P. Suite from People who live in glass houses, (1909). The Royal Norwegian Navy Band/Keith Brion. Naxos 8.559397 12

Telemann, G. Overture in G minor ‘La chagneante’, for strings and continuo, TWV55:g2. Collegium Instrumentale Brugense/ Patrick Peire. Brilliant Classics 94104 18

Tin Pan alley (arr. Barker). NSW Police Band/L.T. Lambert. ABC 836 643 2 7

17:30 ART SONG Prepared by Jan Brown

Willis, W. Swing low, sweet chariot. WilliamsFairey Engineering Band. Delta 60357 3

Beethoven, L. Six Gellert Lieder, op 48 (1802) Jessye Norman, sop; James Levine, pf. Philips 422 378-2 13

11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher

Bach, J.S. Contrapunctus no 9, from The art of fugue. American Brass Quintet. Delos D-CD 3003 3 Gould, M. Yankee Doodle. Allentown Band/ Ronald Demkee. AMP 20059 2 12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas 13:00 CHINESE MOSAIC + POSTCARDS FROM SHANGHAI Prepared by Paolo Hooke An exploration of the best of Chinese classical, traditional and film music, incorporating material specially provided by Shanghai Radio

Wolf, H. So lasst mich scheinen, Mignon III.: Kenns du das Land? (1885) Arleen Auger, sop; Irwin Gage, pf. Hyperion CDA66590 10 18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Folk Federation of NSW 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN The film music of Ennio Morricone Prepared by Chris Blower Morricone, E. Gabriel’s oboe, from The mission. Hayley Westenra, voice; Rome SO/ Ennio Morricone. Decca 4783087 4

Bach, C.P.E. Flute concerto in D minor, Wq22. Aurèle Nicolet, fl; Stuttgart CO/Karl Münchinger. Decca 460 302-2 26 Respighi, O. Violin concerto in A (1903; compl. di Vittorio). Laura Marzdori, vn; Ottorino Respighi CO, New York/Salvatore di Vittorio. Naxos 8.572332 21 Dohnányi, E. Piano quintet in E flat minor, op 26 (1914). Martin Roscoe, pf; Vanbrugh Quartet. ASV DCA 915 23 Schubert, F. Symphony no 8, D759, Unfinished (1822). Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing. ABC 476 4740 24

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Sunday 5 July 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Terry McMullen 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Barrie Brockwell Grétry, A-E-M. String quartet in F, op 3 no 3 (1761-65). Haydn Quartet. Koch 310 158 H1 6 Graun, C. Trio for horn, oboes and bassoon. Ricercar Consort. Ricercar RIC 049027 7

17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Meg Matthews

Sydney Jazz Club

Byrd, W. Ave verum corpus. Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips. Gimell 454993-2 4

Hymns: In the cross of Christ I glory; Come ye faithful, raise the strain. Grace Cathedral Men & Boys’ Choir, San Francisco; Thomas Joyce, org; Benjamin Bachmann, cond. Pro Organo 7249 6

13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide Showcases diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional and modern, featuring musicians from all corners of the globe, including Australia

Bazzini, A. Three pieces in sonata form, op 44 (1864). Chloe Hanslip, vn; Caspar Frantz, pf. Naxos 8.570800 19


Granados, E. Piano quintet in G minor, op 49 (1894). Manuel Porta Gallego, vn; Joaquin Riquelme Garci, va; Lom Piano Trio. Naxos 8.572262 16

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10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Flute concerto (1926). Gareth Davies, fl; Bournemouth SO/Kees Bakels. Naxos 8.554189

Bach, J. Christoph Ouverture in D, La calamita de’ cuori. Netherlands CO. Philips 442-276 2

Three piano pieces, op 59 (1928). Mina Miller, pf. Hyperion CDA66231 11


Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 12 in A, K414 (1782). Vienna PO/Maurizio Pollini, pf & dir. DG 4790913 25 Giuliani, M. Grand quintet in C, op 65. Richard Savino, gui; Artaria Quartet. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907069


Beethoven, L. Faithful Johnie; Cease your funning; The sweetest lad was Jamie. Janet Baker, mezz; Yehudi Menuhin, vn; Ross Pople, vc; George Malcolm, pf. Testament SBT 1241 8 Moscheles, I. Anticipations of Scotland: a grand fantasy, op 75 (1828). Tasmanian SO; Howard Shelley, pf. Hyperion CDA67276 15 Donizetti, G. Solo for oboe. John Anderson, ob. ASV WHL 2100 4 Spohr, L. Symphony no 6 in G, op 116 (1839). Swiss Italian O/Howard Shelley. Hyperion CDA67788 26


12:00 SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS Speak easy, swing hard with Richard Hughes The Golden Era of jazz, as seen through the knowledge and experience of one of Australia’s leading exponents


Charpentier, M-A. Te Deum, H146 (c1690). Les Arts Florissants/William Christie. Harmonia Mundi HMG 501298 23 Bach, J.S. Excerpts from from Cantata, BWV22: Ertöt uns durch dein’ Güte. Jonathan Plowright, pf. Hyperion CDA67481/2 6


Nielsen Nielsen, C. An imaginary journey to the Faroe Islands (1927). Danish NSO/Thomas Dausgaard. Dacapo 8.206002 10


Psalm 37, Afflictus sum, fromThree motets, op 55 (1929). Camerata Chamber Choir/Per Enevold. BIS CD-131 7 Clarinet concerto, op 57 (1928). Niels Thomsen, cl; Danish NRSO/Michael Schønwandt. Chandos CHAN 8894 26 Preludes, op 51 nos 10, 11 and 12 (1929). Elizabeth Westenholz, org. BIS CD-131 4 Symphony no 6, Sinfonia semplice (1924-25). Royal Scottish O/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 9047 34 16:00 THREE SEPTET SELECTIONS. Prepared by Frank Morrison Witt, F. Septet in F for clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass, op 62. Consortium Classicum. cpo 777 486-2 24

Excerpts from Cantata, BWV26: Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig. Bach Academy/ Helmuth Rilling. Hänssler


18:00 ENSEMBLE Prepared by Stephen Matthews Haydn, J. Armida: Sinfonia in B (1783) Haydn Sinfonietta Wien/Manfred Huss. BIS CD-1818 5 Mozart, W. Piano sonata in C, K545. Mitsuko Uchida, pf. Philips 468 356-2 14 Bach, J.S. Double concerto in D minor, BWV1043. Bach FO/Yehudi Menuhin, vn & dir. EMI CZS 767310-2 17 Scarlatti, A. Concerto grosso no 2 in D. Laurence Boulay, hpd; Collegium Musicum de Paris/Ronald Douatte. Decca 478 4664 9 Saint-Saëns, C. Mon coeur ouvre à ta voix, from Samson et Dalila. Elïna Garança, mezz; Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. DG 0017522-02 6 19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Stephen Matthews

Bax, A. Concerto for flute, oboe,harp and string quartet (1936). Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 9602 19

Haydn, M. Flute concerto in D (1766). IstvánZsolt Nagy, fl; Austro-Hungarian O/Adám Fischer. Nimbus NI 5392 14

Stravinsky, I. Septet (1952-53). Charles Neidich, cl; Frank Morelli, bn; William Purvis, hn; Rolf Schulte, vn; Toby Appel, va; Fred Sherry, vc; Christopher Oldfather, pf; Robert Craft, cond. Music Masters 67158-2 11

Brahms, J. Variations on a theme by J. Haydn, op 56a, St Antoni chorale (1873). Vienna PO/ Leonard Bernstein. DG 410 083-2 20

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Sunday 5 July

Monday 6 July

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 22 in F, op 54 (1804). Gerhard Oppitz, pf. Hänssler 98.207 11 Mozart, W. Symphony no 40 in G minor, K550 (1788). Concertgebouw O/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Radio Nederland RCO11004 35 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Sheila Catzel Tchaikovsky, P. Souvenir de Florence, op 70 (1891). Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 9387 34 Medtner, N. Three nocturnes, op 16 (1909). Laurence Kayaleh, vn; Paul Stewart, pf. Naxos 8.570298 14 Beach, A. Piano quintet in F sharp, op 67 (1907). Endellion Quartet; Martin Roscoe, pf. ASV DCA 932 27

0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC A year in retrospect Prepared by Brian Drummond Handel, G. Sweet bird, from L’Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato, HWV55/11-12 (1740). Emma Kirkby, sop; Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood. L’Oiseau-Lyre 436 132-2 13 Vivaldi, A. Concerto in A for multiple instruments, RV 552, per eco in lontano (1740). Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907230 15 Arne, T. Rule Britannia, from Alfred (1740). Catherine Bott, sop; Joseph Cornwell, ten; Choir: Psalmody; Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA67115 4 Boyce, W. Symphony in B flat, op 2 no 7 (1740). Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood. Decca 473 081-2 9

Carulli, F. Nocturne in A for flute and guitar, op 190. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Alexandre Lagoya, gui. CBS MK 42130 9

Bach, J.S. Seid beglückt, edle beide, from Cantata, BWV210: O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit (1736-41). Christine Schäfer, sop; Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. DG 459 621-2 5

Saint-Saëns, C. String quartet no 2 in G, op 153 (1918). Fine Arts Quartet. Naxo s 8.572454 29

Mondonville, J-J. de Venite, adoremus, from Venite, exsultemus (1740). Carolyn Sampson, sop; Ex Cathedra/Jeffrey Skidmore. Hyperion CDA68035 3

22:30 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Phil Vendy

Telemann, G. Trio in B minor, TWV42:h4 (1740). Genevieve Lacey, rec; Daniel Yeadon, vc; Neal Peres Da Costa, hpd. ABC 476 5105 7

Lindsey-Clark, V. Sonata melodica (2004). Modern Guitar Trio. HomeFront records HF0101 23 Schmidt, Heather. Piano concerto no 2 (2001). Christina Petrowska Quilico, pf; Kitchener-Waterloo SO/Daniel Warren. Centrediscs CMCCD 17011


Gross, E. Sally at the pond (2009). Sally Mays, pf. Jade JADCD 1122 4 Locklair, D. Symphony no 1, Symphony of seasons (2002). Slovak RSO/Kirk Trevor. Naxos 8.559337 31

Bach, J.S. Keyboard concerto in D minor, BWV1052 (1740). Glenn Gould, pf; Royal Concertgebouw O/Dimitri Mitropoulos. Radio Netherlands RCO 05001 20 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Sheila Catzel Coleridge-Taylor, S. Overture: Hiawatha, op 30 (1899). RTE Concert O/Adrian Leaper. Marco Polo 8.223516 11 Goetz, H. Piano concerto in B flat, op 18 (1867). Hamish Milne, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Michal Dworzynski. Hyperion CDA67791 41 Spohr, L. Symphony no 3 in C minor, op 78 (1828). Berlin RSO/Gerd Albrecht. LP Schwann VMS 1620 30 12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan Featuring bands of the 1930s swing era and the dance bands of the 1920s taken from radio broadcasts, transcriptions and recording sessions

13:00 THREE, FOUR AND FIVE Prepared by Frank Morrison Beethoven, L. Variations for piano trio in E flat on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu, op 121a (c1823). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SM2K 64513 18 Shostakovich, D. String quartet no 13 in B flat minor, op 138 (1970). Borodin String Quartet. EMI CDC 7 49269-2 20 Reicha, A. Wind quintet in E flat, op 88 no 2 (1811-17). Academia Wind Quintet of Prague. Hyperion CDD22006 16 14:00 CZECH INTERLUDE Novák, V. Serenades, op 9 (1895-96). Niel Immelman, pf. Meridian CDE 84555 10 Martinu, B. Fantasy and toccata (1940). Eleonora Bekova, pf. Chandos CHAN 9655


14:30 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The U’s Prepared by Chris Blower Der Unverzagte. Der kuninc Rodolp minnet Got. Newberry Consort. 3 Harmonia Mundi HMU 907082 Uttini, F. Overture to Aline (1776). National Museum CO/Claude Génetay. 6 Musica Sveciae MSCD 407 Urreda, J. Pange lingua. Grupo de Música Alfonso X et Sabio/Luis Lonzano Virumbrales. 6 Decca 436 116-2 Ulrich, J. Five ostinato (1981). Hessian Plucked String O/Keith Harris. Hessiches Zupforchester HZO 001 12 Unander, J. O vos omnes (1993). Kristina Larssen, cont; Staffan Edenroth, ten; Lars Johansson, bass; St. Jacob’s Chamber Choir/Gary Graden. 4 BIS CD-789 Usper, F. Canzon. Les traversées Baroques. 4 Le Couvent K617226 Uccellini, M. Excerpts from La bergamasca, bk 4, (pub.1645). Arcadian Academy. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907066 40 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm 19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson July 2015

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Tuesday 7 July

Jirí Bˇelohlávek

Olga Borodina

Ivan Klansky


Suk, J. Symphony no 1, op 14 (1897-99). BBC SO/Jirí Belohlávek. Chandos CHSA 5081 40

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Janet Hilton Prepared by Di Cox Mozart, W. Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, K498, Kegelstatt (1786). Nobuko Imai, va; Roger Vignoles, pf. Chandos CHAN 8776 20 Copland, A. Concerto for clarinet, harp and piano (1947-48). Scottish NO/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 8618 17 Brahms, J. Sonata in E flat for clarinet and piano, op 120 no 2 (1894). Peter Frankl, pf. Chandos CHAN 6522 21 Stanford, C. Villiers Clarinet concerto in A minor, op 80 (1902). Ulster O/Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 8991 19 Janet Hilton, cl (all above) 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Andari Anggamulia Dvorák, A. Czech suite, op 39 (1879). Scottish CO/José Serebrier. ASV DCA 765 23 Krommer, F. Oboe concerto in F, op 52 (1805). Heinz Holliger, ob; English CO/Peter-Lukas Graf. Claves 9-8203/3111-1 20


12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes An eclectic blending of agreeable rhythm and melody from the New Orleans jazz roots through to recent decades, including many Australian bands 13:00 AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Produced by Simon Moore Highlights and previews of the month’s concerts including interviews with the key players 14:00 THE POWER OF FIVE Prepared by Gael Golla Dvorák, A. Piano quintet in A, op 5 (1872). Ivan Klansky, pf; Vlach Quartet Prague. Naxos 8.555377 24 Arnold, M. Quintet for brass, op 73 (1961). Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Elgar Howarth. Decca 468 803-2 12 Mozart, W. Horn quintet in E flat, K407 (1782). Gerd Seifert, hn; members of Amadeus Quartet. DG 437 137-2 16 Boccherini, L. Guitar quintet no 2 in E (1798). Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Philips 438 769-2 15 Beethoven, L. Quintet in E flat (1796). European CO Wind Soloists. ASV COE 807


Brahms, J. String quintet no 1 in F, op 88 (1882). Norbert Brainin, vn; Siegmund Nissel, vn; Peter Schidlof, va; Cecil Aronowitz, va; Martin Lovett, vc. DG 419 875-2 25

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19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps Smooth small group jazz from the 50s on, and with a visit from Miles Davis each week 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Michael Field 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Chris Blower Skryabin, J. Four preludes (1914). Yevgeny Zarafiants, pf. Naxos 8.554145


Rachmaninov, S. Vespers (All-night vigil), op 37 (1915). Olga Borodina, mezz; Vladimir Moztowoy, ten; St Petersburg Chamber Choir/ Nikolai Korniev. Philips 475 227-2 56 Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 1 in D, op 25, Classical (1916-17). New York PO/Leonard Bernstein. CBS MYK 44718


Glazunov, A. Mazurka-oberek in D (1917). Chloë Hanslip, vn; Swiss Italian O/Alexander Vedernikov. Hyperion CDA67940 10 Stravinsky, I. Suite from l’histoire du soldat (1918). William Blunt, cl; Chris Gekker, tpt; Michael Powell, tb; Frank Morelli, bn; Rolf Schulte, vn; John Feeney, db; Gordon Gottlieb, perc, Robert Craft, cond. Naxos 8.557505 25



Fine Music: Celebrating 40 years of FM broadcasting Ask Australians what was the first station to broadcast on FM and most will probably say the ABC. It can come as a big surprise to learn that 2MBS-FM (now Fine Music 102.5) was in fact the first officially licensed FM broadcaster in Australia. Its first broadcast took place on 15 December 1974, and the station was formally opened on 2 February 1975 – before ABC Classic FM; before everybody. 2MBS was first because its founders had vision and they played a crucial role in making the government change its mind and decide that Australia should have FM, as many other countries had been enjoying its benefits for quite a while.

and skills, able to supply everything needed to get a new radio station on air and keep it on air. And some of them are still with us… 40 years since the first broadcast went to air. What nicer way to celebrate their achievement than to remember? To read the stories of the events and personalities that have shaped Fine Music over the last 40 years, ‘tune in’ to our online blog at: finemusicfm. - David Garrett The research and writing for Fine Music: Forty Years of FM Broadcasting are made possible through a generous donation from station volunteer and former Chairman Ron Walledge.

MBS stood for Music Broadcasting Society, which was another thing that often came as a surprise, even to regular listeners of the station – one of the motivations for the name change, just a few years ago, to Fine Music 102.5. As more and more broadcasting moves to the digital medium, ‘FM’ has long been taken for granted, especially for music broadcasting. AM is still there, as a reminder of what music broadcasting sounded like before there was FM. But there’s little ‘fine music’ on AM these days.

Message from the Chair It’s a great pleasure to welcome you, as a lover of fine music, to Fine Music Live from Town Hall which is our most ambitious outside broadcast event in the station’s 40-year history. The Live event marks the pinnacle of our 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2015 and is an important occasion not only for the station but for the people of Sydney. We are a community radio station committed to serving the communities and neighbourhoods of Sydney, and we believe it is fitting to present a free event open to all lovers of fine music. However, Fine Music Live from Town Hall would not be possible without the support of the talented musicians performing. On behalf of Fine Music 102.5, I extend my most sincere thanks to them, to the City of Sydney which has given us generous assistance without which Fine Music Live from Town Hall would not have been possible. And of course I would like to acknowledge the many dedicated volunteers who continue to make it possible for Fine Music 102.5 to be Sydney’s foremost music radio station. Fine Music’s reputation for excellence has grown because of its clarity of purpose – to broadcast fine music of the highest quality. Today Fine Music 102.5 is not only a much-loved destination for music lovers and a strong supporter of musicians, but also a pioneer in broadcasting in Australia.

Maybe these acronyms – FM, AM – don’t mean much to you. Perhaps your link with 102.5 is mainly for the music and you’re not especially technically minded. Perhaps you find the station by tuning to ‘finemus’ on your digital receiver or by streaming it online. But ‘FM’ points to the core of the MBS/Fine Music story and it’s a fascinating one. Before there was FM there were interest groups that wanted better quality music broadcasting in Australia. But it wasn’t until FM became a possibility in this country that there was a realistic chance of there being a dedicated station playing fine music. The founders of the Music Broadcasting Society of New South Wales were people of varying interests


I very much hope you enjoy Fine Music Live from Town Hall, which we believe will be the first of many such occasions, and thank you for your generous support of Fine Music 102.5.

Peter Kurti Chair, Fine Music 102.5 The original mast being erected on the AMP Centre – 1977.


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MADDEN Such a Beautiful Day VELAZQUEZ Besame Mucho MADDEN Walkin’ Away My Blues NEWLEY/BRICUSSE Feeling Good

ABBOTT Egyptian Wish PATON The Quiet River STANHOPE Air

GERSHWIN Lullaby TWIST Dancing with Somebody

“There is so much material I’d love to play for you, but we’re going to select four tunes which are representative of what we do. Our music is jazz influenced, so we’ll include some swing and some ballads, and maybe a hint of the blues. The band will include double bass, guitar, drums and sax as well as me on vocals and piano.” – Frances Madden

“Nexas takes you on an exciting journey around the world with three Australian works inspired by places afar. Exploring the diverse range of saxophones this program brings you all the timbres of our versatile instrument.” – Nexas Quartet

“True to Acacia Quartet’s passion for presenting new Australian works, and beautiful music that’s rarely heard, audiences will be in for a treat when it performs Gershwin alongside Joe Twist’s groovy Dancing With Somebody - a kind of classical tribute to pop queen Whitney Houston.” – Acacia Quartet


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Presenter of Fine Music’s In Conversation every Wednesday, Michael Morton-Evans has worked in almost every branch of media and the arts – newspapers, magazines, television and radio. He is known for his work in theatre and film as an actor, producer, director, and a five year stint as theatre critic for The Australian newspaper.

With a knowledge of music beyond question, Simon Moore’s association with Fine Music goes back more than ten years in a number of roles including programmer, presenter and director. Some will be accustomed to waking up to his breakfast program on Thursday mornings or selected programs on Fine Music 102.5.

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GREENBAUM Cloud 8 PIAZZOLLA Winter, from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires PIAZZOLLA Autumn, from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

ISAACS Berceuse, Chamber Symphony SCHUBERT Shepherd on the Rock

HANDEL Trio Sonata in C minor TELEMANN Trio Sonata in D minor

BEETHOVEN Sonata Pathetique (Sonata No. 8) in C Minor, Op. 13 TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances

“Murilo Tanouye and I formed the duo based on a mutual love of Piazzolla’s music, so for us playing this music will be like going back to our roots.” – Nicholas Russoniello

“Amongst our tour program we will also include an arrangement of Mark Isaacs ‘Berceuse’ from his new Chamber Symphony. This will be a world premiere for clarinet, piano and soprano.” – David Rowden

“We are excited to be presenting a baroque inspired program from the work of Telemann and Handel, two of the giants of baroque music. On recorder I’ll be joined by Julia Russoniello on violin and Laura Moore on cello.” – Alicia Crossley

“Each piece has its own style: Beethoven has a dark and serious style, which is very different, compared to the joyful tune of January [Tchaikovsky]. The Dances feature contrasting emotions in the six short pieces. I will share with the audience my understanding and interpretation of the repertoire.” – Kevin Fan




As a well-known TV news anchor across Australia and Asia, including more than a decade at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), some might be surprised to know that Whitney Fitzsimmons is also a jazz singer, regular reviewer and most recently a presenter at Fine Music 102.5.

UK born and raised, Andrew Bukenya studied piano, flute and double bass before going on to read music at the University of East Anglia, majoring in voice and conducting. On Fine Music 102.5 he has presented jazz, opera and the Young Virtuosi program. He is currently the presenter of Sydney Symphony Hour.

ROGER DOYLE Senior Recording Engineer JAYSON MCBRIDE Recording Engineer PETER BELL Technical Engineer JOANNE WROBLEWSKA Recording Engineer

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“What Fine Music means to me”: performer’s stories An event such as Fine Music Live from Town Hall wouldn’t be possible without the support of fine artists who took up the invitation to help celebrate this special occasion. Here, some of them share their reasons for performing and what a community radio station like Fine Music means to them.

event will not only be a milestone for the radio station, it will also be a milestone for me,” says Fan.

“Of course, it’s an honour to be asked to play and to be part of the event because of Fine Music’s reputation and standing. Who wouldn’t want to do that?” asks Frances Madden.

Acacia Quartet hopes the Town Hall event will attract those who “wouldn’t normally listen to classical music or go to classical concerts”.

“It is also a way of giving something back. Fine Music have provided a wonderful service to the community and supported thousands of musicians over many years,” she said, adding that Fine Music has given her ‘on air’ opportunities and otherwise “supported” her music over the years. Madden’s desire to say “thank you” was mirrored by several performers who were keen to accept the invitation to perform at the iconic Sydney Town Hall and to a large audience. For young pianist Kevin Fan, his appearance at Live from Town Hall will mark the first time he has performed at such an event: “This recital will be the first time I have played for 20 minutes. This exciting

“I am proud to perform at this concert and I wish to promote music and the station throughout the community.”

According to Nexas Quartet’s Michael Duke, Fine Music’s nurturing of local talent has been critical to the overall health of music in Sydney and beyond. “Nexas Quartet has enjoyed a close working relationship with Fine Music FM. We greatly value what it means to have support from such a quality broadcaster of classical music,” he said. Another long-standing relationship is that with Omega Ensemble, this year’s Artists-in-Residence at Fine Music. “We are also celebrating 10 years, so it is certainly a year of milestones,” said Omega’s David Rowden. Calling it a highlight of 2015, former recipient of Fine Music’s Kruger Scholarship, Nick Russoniello

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anticipates his first performance at Sydney Town Hall. One half of Duo Histoire, Russoniello says audiences are in for a treat as this unusual pairing of saxophone and classical guitar played by Murilo Tanouye will perform works from favourite composer Astor Piazzolla. Acacia Quartet says: “With so many of our wonderful colleagues also performing, it’s promising to be a great day. Definitely one for the calendar”.

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Wednesday 8 July 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter 19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell 20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Michael Tesoriero Bellini, V. I Puritani. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Carlo Pepoli. First performed Paris, 1831. René Jacobs

Mirella Freni


10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Anne Irish


Elgar, E. Overture: In the South, Alassio, op 50 (1904). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00029 21

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Frank Morrison

Saint-Saëns, C. Piano concerto no 5 in F, op 103, Egyptian (1896). Pascal Rogé, pf; Royal PO/ Charles Dutoit. Decca 417 351-2 29

Leclair, J-M. Overture no 1 in G, op 13 (pub. 1753). Purcell Quartet. Chandos CHAN 0542 11

Mozart, W. Symphony no 38, K504, Prague (1787). Freiburg Baroque O/René Jacobs. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908250.79 33

Boismortier, J. de Sonata in E minor, op 50 no 1 (pub. 1734). Kim Walker, bn; Clena Stein, db; Darryl Nixon, hpd. Gallo 367 8

12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale

Grétry, A-E-M. Overture to Le magnifique (1773). English CO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 440 844-2 11

14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans

Rebel, J-F. Violin sonata no 4 in E minor (1713). Andrew Manze, vn; Jaap ter Linden, bass viol; Richard Egarr, hpd. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907541.45 10 Jadin, H. String quartet, op 1 no 3 (1797). Rasumovsky Quartet. ASV GAU 151


Marais, M. Suite in D, from Pièces de violes, bk 3 (1711). Spectre de la Rose. Naxos 8.553081 14 Devienne, F. Bassoon sonata in G, op 24 no 5 (c1785). Klaus Thunemann, bn; Klaus Stoll, vle; Jörg Ewald Dähler, fp. Claves 50-9207 8


15:00 MASSENET EXPLORED Part 2 Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Massenet, J. Overture to Phèdre (1900). Detroit SO/Paul Paray. Mercury 432 014-2


Elvira, whose father holds Plymouth for the Puritans, is in love with a Cavalier, Arturo, although her father has promised her to the Puritan Riccardo. Her uncle Giorgio persuades his brother to allow her to marry Arturo. Enrichetta, widow of King Charles II, is threatened with execution. Arturo arranges her escape, hidden under Elvira’s bridal veil. Elvira, believing herself deserted by Arturo, goes mad. Her uncle and Riccardo, who loves her, vow vengeance on Arturo who is captured. About to be executed, he is pardoned when a messenger brings news of a Puritan victory and freedom for all prisoners. The shock restores Elvira’s wits and they are united. 23:00 FOCUS ON WILLIAM LOVELOCK Prepared by Madlilina Tresca


Suite no 4: Scènes pittoresques (1874). Monte Carlo National Opera O/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 2292-45859-2 17 Two impromptus; Two piano pieces. JeanEfflam Bavouzet, pf. Chandos CHSA 5084

ELVIRA: Mirella Freni, sop ARTURO: Luciano Pavarotti, ten RICCARDO: Sesto Bruscantini, bar GIORGIO: Bonaldo Giaiotti, bass ENRICHETTA: Mirella Fiorentini, mezz RAI Ch & O/Riccardo Muti Radio recording RAI


Suite no 3: Scènes dramatiques (1873). Monte Carlo Opera O/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 2292-45858-2 19

Lovelock, W. Sonatina for clarinet and piano. Philippa Robinson, cl; Josephine Allan, pf. 8 Innaminka 720 Hyde Park shuffle. Adelaide SO/Guy Noble. ABC 476 272-2 4 Saxophone sonata (1974). Peter Clinch, sax; Trevor Barnard, pf. diversions 24120 17 Trumpet concerto (1968). Geoffrey Payne, tpt; Melbourne SO/John Hopkins. ABC 982 697-6 17

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12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers


13:00 SCARLATTI AND THE PIANO Prepared by Emyr Evans

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Simon Moore

Scarlatti, D. Piano sonata no 4, Kk518 (transcr. Granados). Douglas Riva, pf. Naxos 8.557939/40 3

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Raj Gopalakrishnan Prokofiev, S. Piano concerto no 1 in D flat, op 10 (1911-12). Andrei Gavrilov, pf; City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle. Philips 456 787-2 14 Symphony no 1 in D, op 25, Classical (1917). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00042 14 Visions fugitives VIII to XIII, op 22 (1915-17). Roger Woodward, pf. ABC 426 806-2


The field of death; Alexander’s entry into Pskov, from Alexander Nevsky, op 78 (1938). Ewa Podlés, mezz; Latvian State Choir; Lille NO/Jean-Claude Casadesus. Naxos 8.557725 11 Excerpts fom Cinderella, op 87 (1945). Cleveland O/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Decca 478 5616


Scherzo; Andante from Sonata for violin and piano in D, op 94a (1944). James Ehnes, vn; Andrew Armstrong, pf. Chandos CHAN 10787(2) 9 Allegro giocoso from Symphony no 5 in B flat, op 100 (1944). Leningrad PO/Mariss Jansons. Chandos CHAN 8576 9 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison Verdi, G. Overture to Aïda (1872). BBC PO/ Edward Downes. Chandos CHAN 9788 12


Chopin, F. Ballade no 1 in G minor, op 23 (183135). Leopold Godowsky, reproducing pf. Fonè 90 F 08 CD 8 Skryabin, A. Piano sonata no 1, op 6 (1892). Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf. Decca 414 353-2 21 Schubert, F. Fantasie in F minor, D940 (1828). Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu, pf. Sony MK 39511 19 14:00 THE BOULANGER LEGACY Prepared by David Ogilvie Schubert, F. Moments musicaux, D780 nos 1 and 2 (1823-27). Jeremy Menuhin, pf. Dinemec DCCD 014 9 Glass, P. Dance IX, from In the upper room (1986). Ensemble/Michael Riesman. Sony SMK87971 8 Violin concerto (1987). Adele Anthony, vn; Ulster O/Takuo Yuasa. Naxos 8.554568 25 Piazzolla, A. Buenos Aires symphony, op 15 (1951). Daniel Binelli, band; Nashville SO/ Giancarlo Guerrero. Naxos 8.572271 26 Le grand tango. Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Kathryn Stott, piano. Sony SK 63122 12 Glass, P. Symphony no 3 (1997). Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop. Naxos 8.559202 24

Wagenseil, G. Cello concerto in C. Györgyi Körösi, vc; Salieri CO/Tamás Pál. Arkadia CDAK 130.1 24

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Marilyn Schock

Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 5 in D minor, op 47 (1937). National SO/Mstislav Rostropovich. DG 439 481-2

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20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL C.P.E.Bach’s 300th Anniversary Recorded by Peter Bell for FINE MUSIC Haydn, J. Symphony in E flat, Hob.I:22, Philosopher (1764). Skye McIntosh, dir. Bach, C.P.E. Double concerto in E flat, Wq.47 (1788) Neal Peres da Costa, fp; Erin Helyard, hpd & dir. 20 Sinfonia in C, Wq174 (1755) Sky McIntosh, dir. 12 Cello concerto in A minor, Wq170 (1750) Daniel Yeadon, vc; Skye McIntosh, dir. 28 Australian Haydn Ensemble (all above) 21:30 VARIATIONS Prepared by Elaine Siversen Beethoven, L. 12 variations on a theme by Handel from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO45 (1796). Anssi Karttunen, vc; Tuija Hakkila, pf. apex 0927-49595-2 11 14 Variations for piano trio in E flat, op 44 (1803). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose,vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SM2K 64510 14 22:00 AFTER WORLD WAR II Down the 1970s Prepared by Phil Vendy Barber, S. Third essay, op 47 (1978). Detroit SO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 9053 12 Banks, D. Trilogy (1977). Melbourne SO/ Richard Mills. ABC 426 807-2


Arnold, M. Clarinet concerto no 2, op 115 (1974). Thea King, cl; English CO/Barry Wordsworth. Hyperion CDA66634


Copland, A. Duo for flute and piano (1971). Jeanne Baxtresser, fl; Israela Margalit, pf. EMI 5 55405 2 14 Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 15 in A, op 141 (1971). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 436 838-2 43


Herz, H. Piano concerto in D minor, op 87 no 3. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Hyperion CDA67537 30

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus

Bizet, G. Scènes bohémiennes, from La jolie fille de Perth (1866). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 452 102-2 13

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Wind combinations Prepared by Jan Brown Barber, S. Summer music, op 31 (1956). Bergen Wind Quintet. BIS CD-291 11

Brahms, J. Three intermezzi, op 117 (1892). Hélène Grimaud, pf. Erato 0630-14350-2 15 Mussorgsky, M. Pictures from an exhibition (1874; orch. Ravel). Royal Liverpool PO/Charles Mackerras. Virgin VC 7 91174-2 32

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Mozart, W. Serenade no 11 in E flat, K375 (1781). Orpheus CO. DG 471 442-2 24

14:00 CLASSICAL WOODWINDS Prepared by Gael Golla

Gounod, C. Petite symphony in B flat for nine wind instruments (1885). Athena Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 6543 20

Krommer, F. Oboe concerto in F, op 52 (1805). Heinz Holliger, ob; English CO/Peter-Lukas Graf. Claves 9-8203/3111-1 20

Mozart, W. Divertimento no 14 in B flat, K270 (1777). Orpheus CO. DG 471442-2 13 Telemann, G. Trio sonata in C minor. Lorenzo Cavasanti, rec; Paolo Faldi, ob; Sergio Ciomei, hpd. Nuova Era 7067 11 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Khachaturian, A. Excerpts from Masquerade (1941). St Petersburg State SO/André Anichanov. Naxos 8.554054 17 Hummel, J. Piano concerto no 2 in A minor, op 85 (1816). Hae-Won Chang, pf; Budapest CO/Tamás Pál. Naxos 8.550837 34 Mendelssohn, F. String symphony no 9 in C (1822). Gewandhaus O, Leipzig/Kurt Masur. edel 0001372 CCC 31 12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell

Mozart, W. Flute quartet no 3 in C, K285b (1777). Members of Australia Ensemble. Tall Poppies TP029 15 Donizetti, G. Cor anglais concertino in G. Jeremy Polmear, cora; Diana Ambache, pf. Meridian CDE 84147


Beethoven, L. Wind octet in E flat, op 103 (1792). Lothar Koch, ob; Gerhard Stempnik, ob; Karl Leister, cl; Peter Geisler, cl; Günter Piesk, bn; Henning Trog, bn; Gerd Seifert, hn; Manfred Klier, hn. DG 439 852-2 22 Stamitz, C. Bassoon concerto in F. Laurence Perkins, bn; Manchester Camerata/Douglas Boyd. Hyperion CDA67288 17 Weber, C.M. Quintet in B flat, op 34 (1815). Paul Meyer, cl; Carmina Quartet. Denon CO-78801 25

22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Featuring an Ockeghem Mass Prepared by Elaine Siversen Loeillet de Gant, J.B. Sonata in G for flute and harpsichord. André Isselée, fl; Christiane Parée, hpd. LP Alpha 139 C 10 Fiocco, J-H. Aleph: Quomodo obscuratum est aurum (1733). Cristina Miatello, sop; Claudio Frigerio, vc; Roberto Gini, vc; Diana Petech, org. Giulia GS 201021 10 Loeillet, J.B. Sonata for recorder and continuo in G. Frans Brüggen, rec; Anner Bijlsma, baroque vc; Gustav Leonhardt, hpd. LP Telefunken SMA 25073 11 Rosier, C. Suite for 3 violins (pub. 1679). John Holloway, vn; Stanley Ritchie, vn; Andrew Manze, vn; Nigel North, theorbo; Mary Springfels, bass viol; John Toll, hpd, org. 7 Harmonia Mundi HMU 907091 Chaumont, L. Seventh tone, from Pièces d’orgue sur les huit tons, op 2 (pub. 1695). Hubert Schoonbroodt, org. LP Musique en Wallonie MW 1-3 15

13:00 PATRICK THOMAS PRESENTS The music of John McCabe

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm

McCabe, J. Symphony no 1/(1965). London PO/John Snashall. 20

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron

Fantasy on a theme of Liszt (1967) John McCabe, pf.

20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein

Susato, T. Dont vient cela; Pavane la bataille. Musica Antiqua of London. 9 Amon Ra CD-SAR 51

Berlioz, H. Overture: King Lear, op 4 (1831). Elizabeth Green, ob; San Diego SO/Yoav Talmi. Naxos 8.550999 15

Ockeghem, J. Missa de plus en plus. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips. Gimell 454 935-2 34


Tuning (1985). Scottish National Youth O/John McCabe. 18 Naxos 8.571370 (3 above)

Lassus, O. de Psalm 129 (130): De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine (1584). Collegium Vocale Gent/Philippe Herreweghe. 9 Harmonia Mundi HMC 901831

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13:00 BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES Prepared by Gael Golla

6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with David Garrett

Elgar, E. I sing the birth (1928). Jonathan Milton, treb; Jeffrey Gray, ten; Ian Bell, bass; Choir of Worcester Cathedral; Adrian Partington, org; Donald Hunt, cond. Hyperion CDA66313 8

9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney 9:30 MINING THE MAJORS Prepared by Frank Morrison Goldmark, K. String quartet in B flat, op 8 (1860). Lajtha Quartet. Hungaroton HCD 31556 29 Liszt, F. Symphonic poem: Les préludes, S97 (1848). Vienna PO/Giuseppe Sinopoli. DG 478 4234 16 Dohnányi, E. Sextet in C for clarinet, horn, piano and string trio, op 37 (1935). Endymion Ensemble. ASV DCA 943 30 Brahms, J. Double concerto in A minor, op 102 (1887). Issac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy. Sony SM2K 66 941 34 11:30 ON PARADE The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra Prepared by Robert Small Vaughan Williams, R. Flourish for wind band (1957). Timothy Reynish, cond. Chandos CHAN 9697 2 Gorb, A. Awayday (1996). Clark Rundell, cond. Chandos CHAN 10409 7 Alwyn, W. Suite: Desert victory (1943; arr. Ellerby). Mark Heron, cond. Naxos 8.572747


Saint-Saëns, C. East and West, op 25 (1869). Timothy Reynish, cond. Chandos CHAN 9897 8


Mozart, W. Duet, from The marriage of Figaro, K492 (1786). Wolfgang Schulz, fl; Hansjorg Schellenberger, ob. DG 423 611-2


Piazzolla, A. Death of the angel. Eleftheria Kotzia, gui. Chandos CHAN 9732 5 Ramirez, A. The birth, from Navidad nuestra (1964). Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Rolando Villazón, ten; Welsh National Opera O/Tecwyn Evans. DG 480 6800 4 Massé, V. Fantasy for flute on The marriage of Jeannette: Song of the nightingale. Patrick Gallois, fl; Richard Friedman, vn; Fabrice Pierre, hp; London FO/Ross Pople. DG 445 822-2 4 Grofé, F. Death Valley suite. Capitol SO/Ferde Grofé. EMI 5 74117 2 17 14:00 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD with Maureen Meers Nostalgic music and artists from the 30s, 40s and 50s and occasionally beyond, in a trip down many memory lanes

Peretti - Creatore - Weiss. Excerpts from Maggie Flynn (1968). Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy, voices. drg (Sony) CD-19123 14 Rodgers, R. Excerpts from Me and Juliet. Isabel Bigley, Bill Hayes, Joan McCracken, Bob Fortier, voices. drg (Sony) CD-19115 18 Members of the original Broadway cast (3 above). 20:00 ORCHESTRA MOZART Prepared by Denis Patterson Schumann, R. Overture to Manfred, op 115 (1848-49). DG 479 1061 12 Berg, A. Violin concerto: To the memory of an angel (1935). Isabelle Faust, vn. Harmonia Mundi HMC902105 28 Mozart, W. Giunse alfin il momento ... Deh vieni, non tardar, K492 (1786). Anna Netrebko, sop. DG 477 6297 4 Piano concerto no 27 in B flat, K595 (1791). Maria Joäo Pires, fp. DG 479 0075 29 Schumann, R. Symphony no 2 in C, op 61 (1845-46). . DG 479 1061 39


Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado. (all above)

Haydn, J. The seasons, Hob.XXI:3 (1801). Barbara Bonney, sop; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten; Andreas Schmidt, bass; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. DG 479 1044 2:17

22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Elaine Siversen

17:30 ARTS IN FOCUS 18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Organ Music Society of Sydney Prepared by Andrew Grahame

Royal Northern College of Music Wind O (all above)

19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Maureen Meers

12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas

Hamlisch, M. Excerpts from A chorus line (1975). Columbia CK 65282 19

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Dvorák, A. From the Bohemian woods, op 68 (1884). Duo Crommelynck. Claves 50-9106 25 Novák, V. In the Tatra mountains, op 26 (1902). Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek. Virgin 5 45251 2 16 Schubert, F. Winterreise, D911 (1827; arr. Vollmer). Richard Yongjae O’Neill, va; Lee Song-Ou, gui, Oliver Fartach-Naini, gui. DG 480 0271 1:12

Sunday 12 July Paderewski, I. Chants du voyageur, op 8 (c1883). Karol Radziwonowicz, pf. Harmonia Mundi LCD 2781073/75


13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide

6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Robert Small

14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL Popov: unknown symphonist Prepared by Paolo Hooke


Popov, G. Chamber symphony in C, op 2 (1927). Bolshoi Theatre Soloists Ensemble/ Alexander Lazarev. BMG Melodiya 74321 49955 2 33

Vivaldi, A. Trio sonata in B minor, op 1 no 11, RV79. Danubius Ensemble. Naxos 8.550377 12 Schaffrath, C. Sonata for oboe and basso continuo in D minor. Berlin Barock Trio. Capriccio 10142 12 Beethoven, L. Tochter Zion, variations on a theme, from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, WoO45 (1796). Klaus-Peter Hahn, vc; Friedemann Rieger, pf. Mediaphon 25407-172 14 Boccherini, L. Quartet in D for flute and strings in D, op 5 no 1. Tinka Muradori, fl; Pro Arte String Quartet. Masters of the Millenium MM 2076 15

Symphonic suite no 1 (1933). Moscow RTV SO/ Edvard Chivzhel. Olympia OCD 598 18 Symphonic aria for cello and string orchestra, op 43 (1945). Dmitry Khrychov, vc; St Petersburg State Academic SO/Alexander Tifov. Northern Flowers NF/PMA 9972 16 16:00 CLASSICAL CHAMBER Prepared by Chris Blower Mozart, W. Keyboard trio in G, K496 (1786). Borodin Trio. Chandos CHAN 8536/7 28 Cherubini, L. String quartet no 2 in C. Quartetto David. BIS CD-1003


10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Di Cox

17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Heather Sykes

Cherubini, L. Overture to Lodoïska (1791). Zurich CO/Howard Griffiths. cpo 999 5212 11

Vivaldi, A. Lauda, Jerusalem, RV609; Gloria, RV589. John Alldis Choir; English CO/Vittorio Negri. Philips 420 648-2 11

Rossini, G. Introduction, theme and variations in E flat. Sabine Meyer, cl; Zurich Opera O/ Franz Welser-Möst. EMI 5 56137 2 11

Rachmaninov, S. O come and worship; My soul doth magnify the Lord, from Vespers, op 37 (1915). USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir/Valery Polyansky. Melodiya 74321 251882 13

Paisiello, G. Harp concerto in A. Jasna Corrado Merlak, hp; European Union CO/ Dmitri Demetriades. Helios CDH55035

Hymns: I heard the voice of Jesus say; Praise my soul the King of Heaven. Choir of Manchester Cathedral; Jeffrey Makinson, org; Christopher Stokes, cond. Priory PRCD 718 6


Mozart, W. Cantata: Grabmusik, K42 (1767-75). Mária Zádori, sop; Ensemble Vocal Savaria; Bach Singers; Capella Savaria/Pál Németh. Harmonia Mundi QUI 903015 21 Beethoven, L. Sonata no 15 in D, Pastoral, op 28 (1801). Jenö Jandó, pf. Naxos 8.550255 23 Schubert, F. Symphony no 5 in B flat, D485 (1816). Australian CO/Charles Mackerras. Omega OCD 1005 30 12:00 SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS Classic jazz and ragtime with John Buchanan The early days of jazz and ragtime as recorded during the first 30 years of the 20th century Sydney Jazz Club

Fauré, G. Libera me; Ave verum corpus, from Requiem, op 48 (1893). Choir of New College, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom. Erato 3984-21659-2 8 Hymns: Behold the tabernacle of God; Eternal monarch King most high. Anthems: A song of wisdom; O for a closer walk with God. Choir of St David’s Cathedral; Michael Slaney, org; Geraint Bowen, cond. SDC 001 14 18:00 FROM MENDELSSOHN TO MYASKOVSKY Prepared by Frank Morrision Mendelssohn, F. Songs without words, bk 2, op 30 (1835). Daniel Barenboim, pf. DG 453 061-2 16 Chopin, F. Polonaise no 6 in A flat, op 53, Heroic (1842). Maurizio Pollini, pf. EMI CDM 1 66427 2



Myaskovsky, N. Sonata no 6 in A flat, op 64 no 2 (1908/1944). Murray McLachlan, pf. Olympia OCD 214 18 19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Judy Ekstein Brahms, J. Variations on a theme by J. Haydn, op 56a, St Anthoni chorale (1873). Scottish CO/ Charles Mackerras. Telarc CD-80450 17 Rimsky-Korsakov, N. The tale of Tsar Saltan, op 57 (1903). Philharmonia O/Enrique Bátiz. Naxos 8.553246 19 Ravel, M. Concerto in G (1931). Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pf; Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 452 448-2 22 Respighi, O. Pines of Rome (1924). West Australian SO/Jorge Mester. ABC 442 348-2


20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Judy Ekstein Paganini, N. Sonata concertata in A (1803). Scott St John, vn; Simon Wynberg, gui. Naxos 8.550690 14 Mendelssohn, F. Cello sonata no 1 in B flat, op 45 (1838). Richard Lester, vc; Susan Tomes, pf. Hyperion CDA66478 22 Meyerbeer, G. Clarinet quintet in E flat (1813). Dieter Klöcker, cl; Berlin Philharmonia Quartet. Orfeo C 213 901 A 21 Martinu, B. Trio for flute, cello and piano (1944). Members of Feinstein Ensemble. Naxos 8.553459 19 Milhaud, D. Duo for 2 violins, op 258 (1945). Krysia Osostowicz, vn; Ernst Kovacic, vn. Hyperion CDA66437 6 Medtner, N. Piano quintet in C, op posth (1941). Dmitri Alexeev, pf; New Budapest Quartet. Hyperion CDA66744 25 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Robert Small Gorb, A. Downtown diversions. Volker Schoeler, tb; Royal Australian Navy Band/Steven Stanke. Royal Australian Navy RAN-013 18 Hindson, M. Violin concerto (2004). Lara St John, vn; Royal PO/Sarah Ioannides. Ancalagon ANC 133 29 Smetanin, M. If stars are lit (2010). Michael Duke, sax; David Howie, pf. Cala CACD 77013 9 Daugherty, M. Radio City: Symphonic fantasy on Arturo Toscanini and the NBC SO (2011). Pacific SO/Carl St Clair. Naxos 8.559749 26 July 2015

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Monday 13 July 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with James Hunter 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC A year in retrospect Prepared by Derek Parker

14:30 A VIOLINIST OF INFLUENCE Prepared by Philip Lidbury

13:00 FOR THE PIANO Prepared by Emyr Evans

Bach, J.S. Violin concerto in E, BWV1042 (bef. 1730). English CO/Alexander Schneider. Sony SMK 66 471 19

Schubert, F. Fantasy in C, D760, Wanderer (c1823). Alfred Brendel, pf. Philips 420 644-2 21

Rossini, G. Overture to Il Signor Bruschino (1813). Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini. EMI 5 62802 2 5 Schubert, F. String quartet no 4 in C, D46 (1813). Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet. Westminster Chamber Music Collection 24 Field, J. Piano sonata in B (1813). Miceál O’Rourke, pf. Chandos CHAN 8787

12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan


Beethoven, L. Symphony no 7 in A, op 92 (1811-12). Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado. Decca 478 5365 42 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Elgar, E. Overture: In the South, Alassio, op 50 (1903). Vienna PO/John Eliot Gardiner. Decca 479 1044 21 Mozart, W. Flute concerto no 1 in G, K313 (1777). Johannes Walter, fl; Staatskapelle Dresden/Herbert Blomstedt. Berlin Classics 0012872BC 26

Boulez, P. 12 Notations for piano (1945). Stephanie McCallum, pf. Tall Poppies TP037


Beethoven, L. Piano sonata no 26 in E flat, op 81a, Les Adieux (1809-10). Daniel Barenboim, pf. EMI 5 73522 2 18 14:00 PRESENTING SUMI JO Prepared by Rex Burgess Grétry, A-E-M. Je romps la chaine qui m’engage.


Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto no 2 in G minor, RV315, Summer (pub. 1725). Jerusalem Music Centre CO. Sony SM2K 66 472 11 Anon. Greensleeves. Columbia SO/Milton Katims. Sony SMK 64 537

Schubert, F. Violin sonata no 2 in A minor, D385 (1816). Daniel Barenboim, pf. Sony SM2K 64528 23 Bruch, M. Violin concerto no 1 in G minor, op 26 (1868). Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormandy. CBS MPK 45555 24

Balfe, M. Reves d’amour, reves de gloire, from Les nuits d’amour (1843). 5

Issac Stern, vn (all above)

David, Felicien. Couplets du Mysoli, from La perle du Brésil (c1857). 8

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Michael Field

Messager, A. Le jour sous le soleil béni, from Madame Chrysanthème. 5

19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley

Sumi Jo, sop; English CO/Richard Bonynge (all above) Decca 440 679-2

20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson

Brahms, J. Symphony no 4 in E minor, op 98 (1884-85). Vienna SO/Wolfgang Sawallisch. Decca 478 5609 39

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Tuesday 14 July

Frank Peter Zimmermann

Franz Welser-möst

0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds

15:30 A LISZT INTERLUDE Prepared by Elaine Siversen

13:00 ROMANTIC INTERLUDE Prepared by Paul Hopwood

Liszt, F. Harmonies du soir in D flat (1851). Michele Campanella, pf. Nuova Era 6736


Tristia (1880). Trio Wanderer. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902060


Albéniz, I. Sonata no 5, op 82 (c1888). Alberto Guinovart, pf. Harmonia Mundi HMI 987007 24

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Pablo Casals Prepared by Andari Anggamulia Bach, J.S. Cello suite no 6 in D, BWV1012 (c1720). LP HMV RLS 712

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes


Beethoven, L. Piano trio no 1 in E flat, op 1 no 1 (1794-95). Joseph Fuchs, vn; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SMK 58 988 32 Schumann, R. Cello concerto in A minor, op 129 (1850). Prades FO. LP Music for Pleasure CFP4035 25 Pablo Casals, vc (all above) 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Heather Sykes

Dvorák, A. Violin concerto in A minor, op 53 (1879). Frank Peter Zimmermann, vn; London PO/Franz Welser-Möst. EMI 7 54872 2 31 14:00 PRACTISING COMPOSERS Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Bach, J.S. Prelude and fugue in D minor, BWV539 (after 1723). Marie-Claire Alain, org. Erato 2292-45702-2 7 Mozart, W. Giunse alfin il momento ... Al desio di chi t’adora, from The marriage of Figaro, K577 (1789). Barbara Bonney, sop; Drottningholm Court Theatre Ch & O/Arnold Östman. Decca 460571-2 7

Bengtsson, G. Vadstena kloster, suite (1949). Gävle SO/Mats Liljefors. Sterling CDS-1008-2 22

Paganini, N. Violin concerto no 1 in D, op 6 (1815). Maxim Vengerov, vn; Israel PO/Zubin Mehta. Teldec 9031-73266-2 35

Sibelius, J. Violin concerto in D minor, op 47 (1903/1905). David Oistrakh, vn; Stockholm FO. Testament SBT 1032 31

Gershwin, G. Rhapsody in blue (1924). George Gershwin, reproducing pf. Fonè 90 F 16 13

Berwald, F. Symphony no 3 in C, Singulière (1845). Malmö SO. BIS CD-796 30

Bernstein, L. Symphonic dances, from West Side story (1960). New York PO/Leonard Bernstein. CBS MYK 44773 21

Sixten Ehrling, cond (2 above)

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Derek Parker 18:00 SYDNEY SYMPHONY 2015 Produced by Andrew Bukenya

What’s on in concerts during the next month 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Charles Barton 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY 1900 - 1945 Prepared by Brian Drummond Walton, W. Overture: Portsmouth Point (1925). London PO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8968


Halvorsen, J. Symphony no 2 in D minor, Fatum (1923). Bergen PO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 10614 28 Poulenc, F. Concert champêtre (1927-28). Pascal Rogé, hpd; French NO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 476 2181 25 Korngold, E. String quartet no 2 in E flat, op 16 (1934). Philippa Ibbotson, vn; Mark Denman, vn; Robert Gibbs, va; David Newby, vc. ASV DCA 1035 24 Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 9 in E flat, op 70 (1945). London PO/Bernard Haitink. Decca 478 3156-67 26 July 2015

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Medtner, N. Piano concerto no 1 in C minor, op 33 (1918). Geoffrey Tozer, pf; London PO/ Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 9039 33

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti

Alfvén, H. Symphony no 1 in F minor, op 4 (1897). Stockholm PO/Neeme Järvi. BIS CD-395 41

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of 18th century Prepared by Jennifer Foong

12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI

Stanley, J. Harpsichord concerto in C minor, op 10 no 4 (pub. 1775). London Baroque. Amon Ra SAR 14 10

15:00 MASSENET EXPLORED Part three Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

Babell, W. Recorder concerto no 3 in E minor (pub. 1730). Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble. BIS CD-249 9

Massenet, J. O night, from Eve (1875). Rosamund Illing, sop; Australian Opera and Ballet O/Richard Bonynge. Melba 301080 3

Avison, C. Concerto grosso no 4 in A minor, after Domenico Scarlatti (1744). Tafelmusik Baroque O/Jean Lamon. SM5000 SMCD5061 13

Overture to The King of Lahore (1875-76). West Australian SO/Werner Andreas Albert. ABC 434 713-2 8

Boyce, W. O give thanks. Choir of New College; Gary Cooper, org; Edward Higginbottom, cond. CRD 3483

Wesley, S. Symphony no 3 in A (1784). Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton. Unicorn-Kanchana DKP9098 15 Arne, T. Rule Britannia, from Alfred (1740). Catherine Bott, sop; Joseph Cornwell, ten; Psalmody; Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA67115


10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field Arnold, M. Four Welsh dances, op 138. Queensland SO/Andrew Penny. Naxos 8.553526


14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans

De moi je veux bannir, from The King of Lahore. Joan Sutherland, sop; National PO/ Richard Bonynge. Decca 475 6302 7 Neapolitan scenes. Williams-Fairey Engineering Band. Delta 60357 5


The last sleep of the virgin, from La Vièrge (1880). New SO of London/Raymond Agoult. Decca 4783964 5 Ah! Salomé! Dans ce palais - Il est doux, il est bon; Elle a fui le palais; Ah! Phanuel! from Hérodiade (1881). Renée Fleming, sop; Dolora Zajick, mezz; Plácido Domingo, ten; Juan Pons, bar; Kenneth Cox, bass; San Francisco Opera Ch & O/Valery Gergiev. Sony SK 61 965 23 Valse folle (1898). Aldo Ciccolini, pf. EMI CDM 7 64277 2


16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Tom Forrester-Paton

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20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Michael Tesoriero Verdi, G. Il Corsaro. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. First performed Trieste, 1848. CORRADO: Giorgio Casellato Lamberti, ten MEDORA: Vasso Papantoniou, sop GULNARA: Angeles Gulin, sop SEID: Renato Bruson, bar Teatro La Fenice Ch & O/Carlo Franci Mondo Musica La Fenice recording 1:58

Arne, T. Overture no 8 in G minor (pub. 1751). Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood. L’Oiseau-Lyre 436 859-2 9

Burton, J. Sonata no 1 in D (1776). Ian Hobson, pf. Arabesque Z 6594 6

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell


The Greek corsair Corrado must leave his island and Medora, his lover, to fight the Turks. In disguise he infiltrates the Turkish camp, to kill the pasha Seid but is captured and sentenced to death. Gulnara, Seid’s concubine, falls in love with Corrado and as the Turks’ fleet burns in the harbour, she kills Seid and flees with Corrado to his island. Medora, believing Corrado is dead, has taken poison. She dies in his arms and broken hearted Corrado throws himself from a cliff into the sea. 22:30 COMPOSED 150 YEARS AGO Prepared by Francis Frank Fry, W. Overture to Macbeth (1864). Royal Scottish NO/Tony Rowe. Naxos 8.559057 11 Strauss, Josef. Village swallows from Austria, op 164 (1864). Vienna SO/Robert Stolz. 7 Eurodisc 258 663 Tchaikovsky, P. Danses charactéristiques, suite for chamber orchestra (1864-65; orch. Groslot). Il Novecento/Robert Groslot. Vanguard 99030 19 Lindeman, J.R. Quartet in D (1864). Copenhagen String Quartet. LP Simax PN 2010


Rubinstein, A. Faust, op 68 (1864). George Enescu PO/Horia Andreescu. Naxos 8.557005 20


Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Capriccio espagnol, op 34 (1887). Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi. DG 423 606-2 16

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Simon Moore

Field, J. Piano concerto no 2 in A flat (1811). Míceál O’Rourke, pf; London Mozart Players/ Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9368 35

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Andari Anggamulia Meyerbeer, G. Clarinet quintet in E flat: Allegro moderato (1813). Dieter Klöcker, cl; Berlin Philharmonia Quartet. Orfeo C 213 901 A

12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers

Sinfonia; from Semirimide (1819) Wurtenburg PO/Richard Bonynge. Naxos 8.660205-06 6 Ballet of the nuns, from Robert le Diable (1831). Naxos 8.573076 19 Ô beau pays de la Touraine: Sombre chimère: À ce mot seul s’anime, from The Huguenots (1836). Joan Sutherland, sop; Kiri Te Kanawa, sop; Josephte Clément, sop; Hugette Tourangeau, mezz; Ambrosian Opera Ch; New Philharmonia O/Richard Bonynge. Decca 475 6302 13 Master Flea’s song (1839). Thomas Hampson, bar; Geoffrey Parsons, pf. EMI CDC 7 54436 2 5 Roi du ciel, from Le prophète (1849). Ben Heppner, ten; London Voices; London SO/ Myung-Whun Chung. DG 471 372-2 4 Torch dance no 2 in E flat, from Dances for Prussian royal weddings (1850). Hanover RPO/ Michail Jurowski. cpo 999 168-2 8 Ombre légère, from Le pardon de Ploermel. Edita Gruberova, sop; Tokyo PO/Friedrich Haider. Nightingale Classics NC 090560-2 8 Pays merveilleux ... O Paradis, from L’africaine (1865). Ben Heppner, ten; London Voices; London SO/ Myung-Whun Chung. DG 471 372-2 6 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Meyerbeer, G. Ballet: Les patineurs (1894; arr. Lambert 1937). Israel PO/Jean Martinon. Decca 476 2742 21 Lambert, C. Music for orchestra (1927). London PO/Barry Wordsworth. Lyrita SRCD.215


Scarlatti, D. Sonata in E, Kk380. Joanna McGregor, pf. Warner 2564 67269-8

Cimarosa, D. Clarinet concerto in C minor (arr. Benjamin 1942). 10

Mendelssohn, F. String quintet no 2 in B flat, op 87 (1845). 28 5

Saint-Säens, C. Danse macabre, op 40 (1874; arr. Liszt). Vladimir Horowitz, pf. Larrikin DDC 931 9 Mendelssohn, F. Songs without words: no 25 in G minor, op 62 no 1; no 26 in B flat, op 62 no 2; no 27 in E minor, op 62 no 3, Trauermarsch (1825-45). Victoria Postnikova, pf. Melodiya SUCD 10-00114 8 Beach, A. Suite for two pianos on Irish melodies, op 104 (c1920). Virginia Eskin, pf; Kathleen Supove, pf. Koch 3-7254-2 24 Fauré, G. Barcarolle no 12 in E flat, op 106 (1915). Kathryn Stott, pf. Conifer CDCF 161

20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Part 1: Omega Ensemble plays Mendelssohn’s Quintet Recorded by Greg Simmons for FINE MUSIC

Weber, C.M. Clarinet quintet in B flat, op 34 (1811-15). 26

13:00 FOR THE PIANO Prepared by Emyr Evans 9

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey

Omega Ensemble (all above) Part 2: Clarinet Encore Danzi, F. Sonata concertante in B flat (c1818). Gabor Reeves, cl; Rachel Valler, pf. Fine Music Tape Archive 18 21:30 A CARMICHAEL INTERLUDE Carmichael, J. Latin-American suite (1990). Antony Gray, pf. 9 ABC 476 619-1 Fantasy sonata. Roger Armstrong, fl; John Carmichael, pf. ABC 476 156-1


22:00 AFTER WORLD WAR II Prepared by Di Cox 4

14:00 FOUR FOR THREE Prepared by Akiho Suzuki

Rodrigo, J. Drumsticks and tambourines. Mexico State SO/Enrique Bátiz. EMI 5 65901 2

Beethoven, L. String trio in G, op 9 no 1 (179798). Trio Zimmerman. BIS SACD 1857 27

Ginastera, A. Concerto for strings, op 33 (1965). I Musici de Montréal/Yuli Turovsky. Chandos CHAN 9434 24

Schubert, F. Adagio in E flat, D897, Nocturne (1827-28). Vienna Schubert Trio. Nimbus NI 6137 8

Montsalvatge, X. Sonatine pour Yvette (1960). Benita Meshulam, pf. ASV DCA 1022

Dvorák, A. Piano trio no 3 in F minor, op 65 (1883). Sitkovetsky Trio. BIS 2059 39

Palomo, L. An Andalusian spring. María Bayo, sop; Seville RSO/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Naxos 8.557135 14

Beethoven, L. Triple concerto in C, op 56 (1803-04). Martha Argerich, pf; Renaud Capuçon, vn; Mischa Maisky, vc; Swiss-Italian O/Alexandre Rabinovitch-Barakovsky. EMI 5 57773 2 35

Piazzolla, A. The four porteño seasons (1969). Macquarie Trio. ABC 980 678-0 23

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm With Sue Jowell

Bellinati, P. Baião de gude. Guitar Trek. ABC 476 3389




Chávez, C. Symphony no 4, Sinfonia romantica (1953). Royal PO/Enrique Bátiz. ASV DCA 1058 23 July 2015

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12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell


13:00 A PIANO INTERLUDE Prepared by Marilyn Schock

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus

Mompou, F. Songs and dances, nos 1 to 5; Prelude no 11. (1928) Alicia de Larrocha, pf. Newton 8802096 20

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Wind combinations Prepared by Elaine Siversen Telemann, G. Concerto in B flat for three trumpets and orchestra (arr. Leppard). Wynton Marsalis, tpt; English CO/Raymond Leppard. LP CBS M 42478 10 Schütz, H. Fili mi, Absalon, SWV269, from Symphoniae sacrae, op 6 (pub.1629). Bernard Fabré-Garrus, bass; Bernard Fourtet, sackbut; François Février, sackbut; Harry Ries, sackbut; Richard Lester, sackbut; Claire Giardelli, bass viol; Matthias Spaeter, chitaronne. LP Erato NUM 75234 5 Handel, G. Concerto no 1 in B flat for two wind bands and strings, HWV332 (1746-47). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Decca 480 1388 15

Séverac, D. de Cerdaña (1908-11). Jordi Masó, pf Naxos 8.555855 34 14:00 CZÀRDÀS HALF HOUR Prepared by Frank Morrison Strauss, J. II Csárdás, from Ritter Pázmán, op 441 (1892). Vienna PO/Carlos Kleiber. CBS M2XK 45564 4 Kálmán, E. Heia, heia, from The gypsy princess (1915). Yvonne Kenny, sop; Melbourne Symphony Ch & O/Richard Bonynge. ABC 476 690-5 3 Liszt, F. Csárdás macabre (1881-82). Alfred Brendel, pf. Philips 420 837-2


Heinichen, J. Double concerto in E minor. Martin Stadler, ob; Hariett Herrle, ob; Fiori Musicali; Bremen Baroque O/Thomas Albert. cpo 999 637-2 8

Rozycki, L. Csárdás, from Pan Twardowski, ballet. Warsaw State Opera House O/Zdzislaw Gorzynski. Olympia OCD 306 3

Matiegka, W. Notturno, op 21 (1807). Debra Wendells-Cross, fl; Robert Alemany, cl; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Koch 3-75682-2 HI 30

14:30 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The V’s Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend

Weber, B. Horn sextet no 3 in F. Horns of Czech PO. Supraphon 11 0780-2

Villa-Lobos, H. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 (1938-45). Victoria de los Angeles, sop; Eight cellists of French NRO/Heitor Villa- Lobos. EMI CDH 7 61015 2 11


10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Rebecca Zhong Dvorák, A. Overture: Carnival, op 92 (1891). István Kertész, cond. Decca 452 946-2 9 Gershwin, G. An American in Paris (1928). Richard Williams, cond. IMP PCD 909 18 Berlioz, H. Symphonie fantastique, op 14 (1830). Colin Davis, cond. Philips 442 290-2 55

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Schumann, R. Fantasiestücke, op 88 (1842). Christian Tetzlaff, vn; Tanja Tetzlaff, vc; Leif Ove Andsnes, pf. EMI 0 94180 2 18 Fauré, G. Piano quartet no 1 in C minor, op 15 (1876-79/83). Augustin Dumay, vn; Bruno Pasquier, va; Frédéric Lodéon, vc; Jean-Phillipe Collard, pf. EMI CMS 7 62548-2 32 Verdi, G. Ballet music from the opera Jerusalem (1847). BBC PO/Edward Downes. Chandos CHAN 9594 23 Gounod, C. Symphony no 2 in E flat (1856). Sinfonia Finlandia/Patrick Gallois. Naxos 8.557463 40 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Featuring Victoria’s Requiem Prepared by Elaine Siversen Murcia, S. de Suite in D minor (pub. 1732). Barry Mason, baroque gui. Amon Ra SAR 45 15 Scarlatti, D. Stabat Mater. Keith Marjoram, bass; Schütz Choir of London; Marilyn Sansom, vc; Charles Spinks, org; Roger Norrington, cond. Decca 443 868-2 32

Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto no 3 in F, RV293, Autumn (pub. 1725) Felix Ayo, vn; I Musici. Newton 8802034 13

Concerto grosso no 11 in G (arr. Avison; pub 1744). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Neville Marriner. Philips 438 806-2 14

Verdi, G. Tomb scene from Aïda (1871). Zinka Milanov, sop; Fedora Barbieri, mezz; Jussi Björling, ten; Rome Opera Ch & O/Jonel Perlea. RCA GD 87799 12

Cabanilles, J. Tiento de segundo tono por Gesolreut. John Butt, org. 6 Harmonia Mundi HMU 907047

Vaughan Williams, R. Symphony no 2, A London symphony (1913/20/33). London SO/ Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8629 48

London SO (all above) 42

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Brendan Walsh

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Victoria, T. de Missa pro defunctis (1605). Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh. Decca 478 3640 45



6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Stephen Wilson

Glière, R. Concerto in F minor for coloratura soprano, op 82 (1943). Beverly Hoch, sop; Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Schermerhorn. IMP PCD 827 12

9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney

Barber, S. Agnus Dei, op 11 (1938). Choir of Ormond College, University of Melbourne/ Douglas Lawrence. Naxos 8.559053 6

9:30 MINING THE MAJORS Almost symphonies Prepared by Brian Drummond Schumann, R. Zwickau symphony in G minor, fragment (1832-33). Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard. BIS SACD-1569 11 Reger, M. Variations and fugue on a theme by Mozart, op 132 (1914). Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 9917 32 Elgar, E. Overture: Froissart, op 19 (1890). BBC PO/Edward Downes. Conifer CDCF 187 14 Chabrier, E. Marche joyeuse (1890). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 421 527-2 4 Brahms, J. Serenade no 1 in D, op 11 (1857-58). Scottish CO/Charles Mackerras. Telarc 80522 48

Beethoven, L. Opferlied, op 126 Die Flamme lodert. Costanza Cuccardo, sop; Choir Zürich; National Opera O of Monte Carlo/David Josefowitz. Musique Sacree SAC 010 6 Ramirez, A. Excerpts from Misa criolla (1964). Edgar Garcia, Luis Medina, voices; Alturas Studio Vocale/Werner Pfaff. Brilliant Classics 6080 10 Schumann, R. Mit Myrten und Rosen, from Liederkreis, op 24 (1840). Peter Schreier, ten; Norman Shetler, pf. Brilliant Classics 99948/1 5 Handel, G. The king shall rejoice, from Four coronation anthems, HWV260 (1727). Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/David Willcocks. Decca 455041-2 12 15:00 FINE MUSIC 4OTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher Williams, J. Schindler’s list. Greater Bendigo Concert Band/Mark Ford. Walsingham WAL 9001-2 4

Live from the Sydney Town Hall

Giannini, V. Allegretto, from Symphony no 3. Dallas Wind Ensemble/Frederick Fennell. Reference Recordings RR-52 3

Australia’s pioneer FM radio station, Fine Music, celebrates 40 years of broadcasting the best in classical and jazz music with a free concert at the Sydney Town Hall which will be broadcast live and simulcast on FM, digital and online streaming. Artists contributing to this major cultural event include the Nexas Quartet, Omega Ensemble with Jane Sheldon, the Acacia Quartet, Duo Histoire (saxophone and guitar), Frances Madden and band (jazz), pianist Kevin Fan and our current Kruger Scholarship recipient, recorder player Alicia Crossley with her baroque ensemble. 12

McCann, P. Memorial to Harry Mortimer. Sellers Engineering Band/Roy Newsome. Chandos chan 4521

18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Classical Guitar Society Prepared by Dan Sharkey

Waldteufel, E. Waltz: Estudiantina. Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee. AMP 28173A 7 Alford, K. March: On the quarterdeck. Band of HM Royald Marines; Royal Marines School of Music. EMI 8371 882 3


12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas 13:00 FROM THE BRITISH ISLES Prepared by Paul Hopwood Parish Alvars, E. Harp concerto in G minor, op 81. Marielle Nordmann, hp; Franz Liszt CO/ Jean-Pierre Rampal. Sony SK 58919 29 Mackenzie, A. Pibroch suite for violin and orchestra, op 42 (1889). Malcolm Stewart, vn; Royal Scottish NO/David Davies. Hyperion CDA66975 24

Segovia, A. Estudio sin Luz. Andres Segovia, gui. DG 471699-2 3 Scarlatti, D. Sonatas in E minor: Kk11; Kk87. Julian Bream, gui. RCA 09026615922 6 Tárrega, F. Caprichio arabe. Pepe Romero, gui. Philips 456552-3 5 Turina, J. Homenaje a Tárrega, op 69. Manuel Bariloni, gui. EGT 656-CD 5

Mudarra, A. Tres libros de música (1546). John Griffiths, vihuela. Move MD 3089 9 Granados, E. Valses poéticos. Judicaël Perroy, gui. Quantum D qm 7001 16 Mussorgsky, M. The old castle, from Pictures at an exhibition. Andrés Segovia, gui. 5 DG 471 699-2 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Sue Jowell The song and dance men (and women) 20:00 FOREST SCENES Prepared by Stephen Wilson d’Indy, V. The enchanted forest, op 8 (1878). Iceland SO/Rumon Gamba. Chandos CHAN 10464 14 Koehne, G. Rain forest (1982). Australian Youth O/Christoph Eschenbach. ABC 426 478-2 15 Schumann, R. Forest scenes, op 82 (1848-49). Ian Holtham, pf. ABC 476 3534 18 Glazunov, A. The forest, fantasia for large symphony orchestra, op 19 (1887). USSR SO/ Yevgeny Svetlanov. Melodiya SUCD 10-00156 21 Roussel, A. Symphony no 1, op 7, Forest poem (1908). Paris O/Christoph Eschenbach. Ondine ODE 1092-2 42 22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Frank Morrison Haydn, J. Nocturne no 7 in F, Hob.II:31 (178894). Music Party/Alan Hacker. Decca 458 075-2 20 Reicha, A. Two andantes and adagio (1819). Fodor Quintet. Ottavo OTR C69031 18 Reinecke, C. Serenade in G minor, op 242 (1895). German Chamber Academy/Johannes Goritzki. cpo 999 159-2 27 Tchaikovsky, P. Élégie, from Serenade for strings, op 48 (1880). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. 8 DG 479 0540 Mozart, W. Sinfonia concertante no 2 in E flat, K364 (1779). Isaac Stern, vn; Pinchas Zukerman, va; English CO/Daniel Barenboim. Sony SM3K 66 475 33

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Sunday 19 July Ravel, M. Rhapsodie espagnole (1907). Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki. ABC 434 715-2

0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Paul Hopwood Platti, G. Trio in G (1817). Alain Marion, fl; Marzio Conti, fl; Daniele Roi, hpd. Fonè 89 F 03-27

Stravinsky, I. Ballet: The firebird (1910). London SO/Antal Dorati. Mercury 470 643-2 16

Brahms, J. Clarinet quintet in B minor, op 115 (1891). Sharon Kam, cl; Jerusalem Quartet. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902152 38 10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Denis Patterson Telemann, G. Overture in D (c1765). Musica Antiqua Köln/Reinhard Goebel. Brilliant Classics 94104 21 Czerny, C. Grand capriccio in C minor, op 172 (c1828). Martin Jones, pf. Nimbus NI 5872/3 14 Gluck, C. Sacre piante, from Il parnaso confuso (1765). Christiane Karg, sop; Arcangelo/ Jonathan Cohen. Berlin 0300389BC 10 Grétry, A-E-M. Overture to Le Huron. Les Paladins/Jérôme Correas. MBF 1108


Sor, F. Air varié (1810). Margarita Escarpa, gui. Naxos 8.554197 10 Mendelssohn, F. String symphony no 10 in B minor (1823). London Concertante. Zum 0722 10 Weber, C.M. Violin sonata in C, op 10 no 6 (1810). Isabelle Faust, vn; Alexander Melnikov, fp. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902108 9 Field, J. Piano concerto no 5 in C, Fire by lightning (1815). Benjamin Frith, pf; Northern Sinfonia/David Haslam. Naxos 8.554221 27


Scriabin, A. Waltz in A flat, op 38 (1903). Benjamin Grosvenor, pf. Decca 478 5334

16:00 FROM THE BRITISH ISLES Prepared by Paul Hopwood Smyth, E. String quintet in E, op 1 (1884). Joachim Griesheimer, vc; Mannheim String Quartet. cpo 999 352-2 26 Stanford, C. Villiers Sonata no 2, op 39 (1893). Julian Lloyd Webber, vc; John McCabe, pf. ASV DCA 807 28 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Richard Munge Hymn: Guide me, O thou Great Jehovah; Psalms: no 16, Preserve me O God; no 19, The heavens declare the glory. Choir of St Andrew’s Cathedral; Mark Quarmby, org; Michael Deasey, cond. STA 0201 11 Walmsley, T. Magnificat; Nunc dimittis in D minor. Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral; Christopher Dearnley, org; John Scott, cond. Hyperion CDA 66249 8 Parry, H. I was glad. Choir of St Andrew’s Cathedral; Mark Quarmby, org; Michael Deasey, cond. STA 0201


Nielsen, C. Chaconne, op 32 (1916). Leif Ove Andsnes, pf. 9 Virgin 5 45129 2 19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Barrie Brockwell Rameau, J-P. Overture to Les surprises de l’amour (1757). Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski. 5 Erato 245 004-2 Krommer, F. Double concerto in E flat, op 35 (pub. 1802). Kaori Tsutsui, cl; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/Kálmán Berkes, cl & dir. Naxos 8.553178 20 Wallace, W. Suite: Pelléas and Mélisande (1899). BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA66987 15 Lyatoshynsky, B. Symphony no 1 in A, op 2 (1919). Ukrainian State SO/Theodore Kuchar. Marco Polo 8.223542 37 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Sheila Catzel


Schubert, F. The Lord is my shepherd. 6 Piccolo, A. O hear us Lord. 2 Fauré, G. Pie Jesu, from Requiem, op 48 (1888). 3 Rutter, J. All things bright and beautiful. 3 Choir of Canterbury Cathedral; Michael Harris, org; David Flood, cond (4 above) York 120

Röntgen, J. Piano trio no 4 in C minor, op 50 (1904). Storioni Trio. Radio Nederland MCCP122 21 Kreisler, F. String quartet in A minor (1919). Nigel Kennedy, vn; Rosemary Furniss, vn; Bill Hawkes, va; Caroline Dale, vc. EMI 5 56626 2 30 Kalkbrenner, F. Quintet in A minor (1836). Arthur Bloom, cl; Howard Howard, hn; Fred Sherry, vc; Jeffrey Levine, db; Mary Louise Boehm, pf. LP Turnabout TV-S 34506 31

12:00 SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS Speak easy, swing hard with Richard Hughes

Hymns: O worship the King; O praise ye the Lord; The day Thou gavest Lord is ended. Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral; John Scott, org; Barry Ross, cond. Guild GMCD 7106

Sydney Jazz Club

Karg-Elert, S. Marche triumphale. Simon Preston, org. Decca 430 091 2

22:30 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Nev Dorrington

18:00 PIANO INTERLUDE Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Story, T. Collected works (2010). Kimberly Bryden, ob; Tim Story, pf. Nepenthe Music AMC 10025 50

13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL The great orchestrators: Early 20th century Prepared by Elaine Siversen Debussy, C. La mer (1905). Cleveland O/Pierre Boulez. DG 439 896-2 24 Sibelius, J. Violin concerto in D minor, op 47 (1903/05). David Oistrakh, vn; Stockholm FO/ Sixten Ehrling. Testament SBT 1032 31 44


Beethoven, L. Sonata no 12 in A flat, op 26 (1801). Annie Fischer, pf. Hungaraton HCD 3126 20

Handel, G. Chaconne in G, HWV435 (pub. 1733). Murray Perahia, pf. Sony SK 62785

Dvorák, A. Sextet in A, op 48 (1878). Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 8771 29


Tausig, C. Man lebt nur einmal, from Nouvelles soirées de Vienne: Three valsescaprices after Johann Strauss. Piers Lane, pf. Helios CDH55238 7

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Sanfilippo, B. Inside life (2014). Julian Kancepolski, vc; Bruno Sanfilippo, pf. AD21 AD116


Monday 20 July

Kimberly Bryden

Sir Andrew Davis


op 81. Marielle Nordmann, hp; Franz Liszt CO/ Jean-Pierre Rampal. Sony SK 58919 29

14:00 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND HIS MENTORS Prepared by David Brett

Mozart, W. Symphony no 41 in C, K551, Jupiter (1788). Australian CO/Frans Brüggen. Fine Music Tape Archive 37

Bruch, M. Scottish fantasy, op 46 (1880). Kyung Wha Chung, vn; Royal PO/Rudolf Kempe. Decca 478 3156-67

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC The year in retrospect Prepared by Madilina Tresca Strauss, J. II Procession of masks, French polka, op 240 (1860). CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter. Marco Polo 8.223201 2

12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan 13:00 HIGH BAROQUE CONCERTI (17001760) Prepared by Albert Gormley

Vieuxtemps, H. Ballad and polonaise, op 38 (1860). Misha Keylin, vn; Slovak RSO/Andrew Mogrelia. Naxos 8.570974 15

Albinoni, T. Oboe concerto in C, op 7 no 12 (pub. 1715). Anthony Camden, ob; London Virtuosi/John Georgiadis. Naxos 8.553035 8

Liszt, F. Mephisto waltz no 1, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (1860). Stephen Hough, pf. Hyperion CDA67686 11

Corelli, A. Concerto in D, op 6 no 1 (1714). Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman, dir. Hyperion CDA66741/2 13

Borodin, A. Trio in G minor (c1860). Alexander Detisov, vn; Alexander Polonski, vn; Alexander Osokine, vc. Brilliant Classics 94410 7

Vivaldi, A. Vivaldi, A. Double concerto in D, RV512. Isaac Stern, vn; David Oistrakh, vn; William Smith, hpd; members of Philadelphia O; Eugene Ormandy, cond. Sony SM2K 66 472 9 9

Brahms, J. Seven songs for mixed choir, op 62 (1860). RIAS Chamber Choir/Marcus Creed. Harmonia Mundi HMG 501592/93 21 Joachim, J. Variations for viola and piano, op 10 (pub. 1860). Zaslav Duo. Music & Arts 1087(2) 22 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Paul Hopwood Berlioz, H. Overture: King Lear, op 4 (1831). Philharmonia O/Jean-Philippe Rouchon. ASV DCA 895 16 Parish Alvars, E. Harp concerto in G minor,

Bach, J.S. Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin, after BWV1060 (c1736). John Abberger, ob; Tafelmusik Baroque O/Jeanne Lamon, vn & dir. Analekta AN 2 9878 13


Vaughan Williams, R. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1910). New Queen’s Hall O/Barry Wordsworth. Decca 460 357-2 16 Ravel, M. Suite no 2 from Daphnis et Chloé (1905). Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini. EMI CZS 7 67723 2 17 Vaughan Williams, R. Symphony no 2, A London symphony (1913/20/33). BBC SO/ Andrew Davis. Teldec 4509-90858-2 49 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm 19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson

Vivaldi, A. Double concerto in G, RV516 (arr. Rampal). Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Isaac Stern, vn; Franz Liszt CO/János Rolla. Sony SM2K 66 472 9

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Tuesday 21 July 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Giovanna Grech Gluck, C. Dance of the blessed spirits, from Orpheus and Eurydice (1774). Melbourne SO/ Richard Divall. ABC 426 482-2 6 Liszt, F. Grand symphonic fantasy on themes from Berlioz’s Lélio (1834). Victor Sangiorgio, pf; Queensland SO/En Shao. ABC 456 680-2 25

Kurt Sanderling 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Louise Johnson Prepared by Elaine Siversen Hasselmans, A. The spring, op 44; Song of May, op 40; Gondoliera, op 39. Artworks AW017 11 Martin, F. Petite symphonie concertante (1945). Colin Forbes, hpd; Joyce Hutchinson, pf; Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo. LP RCA VRL1 0122 20 Fauré, G. In prayer (1889). 3 Poulenc, F. To his guitar (1935). 3 Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M. High mountains; Come and you will see. 4 Tim DuFore, bar (3 above) MBS 40CD Mozart, W. Double concerto in C, K299 (1778). Jane Rutter, fl; Sydney Bach O/Richard Bonynge. ABC 476 647-5 29 Ravel, M. Introduction and allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet (1905). Australia Ensemble. Fine Music Tape Archive 10 Louise Johnson, harp (all above)

Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 15 in A, op 141 (1971). Cleveland O/Kurt Sanderling. Erato 2292-45815-2 51

Barber, S. Violin concerto, op 14 (1939-41). Itzhak Perlman, vn; Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa. EMI 5 55360 2 22

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes 13:00 SEXTETS Prepared by Gael Golla Martinu, B. Sextet (1932). Raphael Ensemble. Hyperion CDA66516 16 Poulenc, F. Sextet (1932-39). Philippe Bernold, fl; Olivier Doise, ob; Ronald Van Spaendonck, cl; Laurent Lefèvre, bn; Hervé Joulain, hn; Alexandre Tharaud, pf. Naxos 8.553611 17 Glass, P. Ballad, from Brass sextet (1932-34). London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble/Christopher Larkin. Hyperion CDA66517 3 Boccherini, L. Sextet in A for flute and strings, op 16 no 3 (1773). Piccolo Concerto, Vienna/Roberto Sensi. Accent ACC 24245 17 Weber, B. Horn sextet no 1 in F. Horns of Czech PO. Supraphon 11 0780-2


Copland, A. Sextet for clarinet, piano and string quartet (1937). Corrine Sitwell, vn; Pamela Ryan, va; members of Enhaké. Naxos 8.559692 15 14:30 TWENTIETH CENTURY CONTEMPORARIES Prepared by Emyr Evans Shostakovich, D. Festive overture, op 96 (1947). Malmö SO/James DePreist. BIS CD-570

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Sibelius, J. Symphony no 1 in E minor, op 39 (1899). Melbourne SO/José Serebrier. ASV DCA 612 36 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Andrew Dziedzic 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Michael Field 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Chris Blower Rabaud, H. Dances, from Marouf, cobbler of Cairo (1914). Minnesota O/Eiji Oue. Reference RR-71CD 15 Honegger, A. Violin sonata no 1 (1916-18). Dong-Suk Kang, vn; Pascal Devoyon, pf. Timpani IC1008


Debussy, C. Études, bk 1 (1915). Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pf. Chandos CHAN 10497 20 Boulanger, L. Dans l’immense tristesse (1916). Mitsuko Shirai, mezz; Hartmut Höll, pf. 8 Bayer BR 100 041CD Fauré, G. Cello sonata no 1 in D minor, op 109 (1917). Alban Gerhardt, vc; Cecile Licad, pf. Hyperion CDA67872 20


Stravinsky, I. Excerpts from Petrushka (191011). Philharmonia O/Michael Tilson Thomas. Sony S2K89910 15 46

José Serebrier

Satie, E. Socrates (1917-18). Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, ten; Erwartung Ensemble/ Bernard Desgraupes. Aria Music 592292





14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti

15:00 MASSENET EXPLORED Part 4 Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Frank Morrison

Massenet, J. Overture to Manon (1884). Choir & SO de la Monnaie/Renato Balsadonna. EMI 5.57005-2 4

Beethoven, L. Fourteen variations in E flat, op 44 (c1792). Pinchas Zukerman, vn; Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Daniel Barenboim, pf. EMI CMS 7 63124-2 15

Je marche sur tous les chemins, from Manon. Renée Fleming, sop; English CO/Jeffrey Tate. Decca 458 858-2 6

Mozart, W. Horn quintet, in E flat, K407 (1782). Barry Tuckwell, hn; Kenneth Sillito, vn; Kenneth Essex, va; Ian Jewel, va; Kenneth Harvey, vc. Decca 421 393-2 19 Dittersdorf, C. Double bass concerto in E. Ludwig Streicher, db; Munich CO/Hans Stadlmair. Teldec 2292-42452-2 ME


Heinichen, J. Warum toben die Heiden (1715). Raimund Nolte, bass; Musica Antiqua of Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 447 092-2 14 Fasch, C. Triple concerto in E. John Anderson, ob; John Wallace,tpt; Peter Thomas, vn; Philharmonia O/Christopher Warren-Green. Nimbus NI 7016 15 15 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Judy Ekstein Mendelssohn, F. Overture: Calm sea and prosperous voyage, op 27 (1828). Slovak PO/ Oliver Dohnányi. Naxos 8.554433 14 Paganini, N. Violin concerto no 1 in D, op 6 (1815). Adele Anthony, vn; Tasmanian SO/ Shalom Ronly-Riklis. ABC 838 903-2 34 Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 1 in D, op 25, Classical (1917). Moscow CO/Constantine Orbelian. Chandos CHAN 9615 15 Stravinsky, I. Concerto in E flat, Dumbarton Oaks (1939). Lliure Theatre CO/Josep Pons. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901609 17 12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale

Des Grieux’s lodgings in Paris, from Manon (arr Lucas, Gaunt 1976) Royal Opera House. O/ Richard Bonynge. Decca 4784 746 8 Adieu notre petite table, from Manon. Kathleen Battle, sop; Paris Opéra-Bastille Ch & O/Myung-Whun Chung. DG 479 1116 4 Ouvre tes yeux bleus (1879). Joan Hammond, sop; David Andrews, pf. LP HMV HLM 7042 2 Suite from Le Cid (1885). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Brilliant Classics 94355 20 Ah! tout est bien fini ... O souverain, O juge, O père!. from Le Cid. Plácido Domingo, ten; London SO/Nello Santi. Sony 88697526902 5 Ce que disent les cloches. Huguette Tourangeau, mezz; Richard Bonynge, pf. ABC 475 070-2


16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Trisha McDonald 19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell

Everyone dances to Schwanda’s bagpipes. Babinski, the bandit, encourages Schwanda to play for the Queen of a nearby country to make her forget the loss of her jewels which Babinski has stolen. Schwanda leaves his wife Dorota behind. When Schwanda plays his bagpipes for the Queen he breaks the spell of a Magician so the Queen decides to marry Schwanda. The Magician fetches Dorota to witness her husband’s infidelity but when Schwanda says he loves Dorota, the Queen orders her to be killed. Schwanda says he will give his own life to save her. As he is about to be executed, he is granted one last wish which is to play his bagpipes. Babinski appears with the pipes and as Schwanda plays, the guards and officials are enchanted into a grotesque dance giving Babinski, Schwanda and Dorota the chance to escape. Dorota is angry with Schwanda who protests that if he kissed the Queen, may the Devil take him. Immediately, he disappears. Babinski then professes love for Dorota who refuses him. He says he will prove his love by going to Hell to find Schwanda. In Hell, Schwanda longs for Dorota so the Devil conjures up an image of her. ‘Sign this and she’s yours,’ says the Devil and Schwanda signs away his soul. Babinski arrives in Hell and challenges the Devil to a card game. The stakes rise higher and higher until Babinski suggests Schwanda’s soul and stakes his own against it. By cheating more than the Devil, Babinski wins and rescues Schwanda. Dorota and Schwanda are reconciled and Babinski leaves to seek more adventures. 22:30 THE MOODS OF AARON COPLAND Prepared by Derek Parker Copland, A. Fanfare for the common man (1942). West Australian SO/Banjamin Northey. 3 ABC 481 0644 Quiet city (arr. Hunsberger). Wynton Marsalis, tpt; Phillip Koch, cora; Eastman Wind Ensemble/Donald Hunsberger. CBS MK 44916 11

20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Appalachian spring (1945). Cincinnati Pops O/ Erich Kunzel. Telarc CD-80339 25

Weinberger, J. Schwanda, the bagpiper. Opera in two acts. Libretto by Milos Kares. First performed Prague, 1927.

Clarinet concerto (1947-48). Martin Fröst, cl; Malmö SO/Lan Shui. BIS CD-893 18

SCHWANDA: Matjaz Robavs, bar DOROTA: Tatiana Monogarova, sop BABINSKI: Ivan Choupenitch, ten QUEEN: Larisa Kostyuk, mezz MAGICIAN/DEVIL: Alexander Teliga, bass Wexford Festival Opera Ch; Belarus National PO/Julian Reynolds. Naxos 8.660146-47 2:14

Suite from Billy the Kid (1938). New Zealand SO/James Judd. Naxos 8.559106 21

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Thursday 23 July Strauss, R. The Marschallin’s monologue, Act I, from Der Rosenkavalier (1911). Lucia Popp, sop; Bamberg SO/Horst Stein. Eurodisc 258938 8 Bizet, G. C’est des contrabandiers le refuge ordinaire ... Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante, from Carmen (1873-74). Renée Fleming, sop; London PO/Charles Mackerras. Decca 467 049-2 6 Verdi, G. Ah! Dite alla giovine, from La traviata (1852-53). Anna Netrebko, sop; Vienna PO/ Carlo Rizzi. DG 477 5953 5


6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Simon Moore

Wagner, R. Johohohe! Traft ihr das Schiff, from Der fliegende Holländer (1841). Leonie Rysanek, sop; Women of the Royal Opera House Ch; Berlin PO. EMI CDH 5 65201 2 7

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Name the composer Be the first to identify the mystery composer and win a CD. All other correct answers go in a draw for a second CD: 9439 4777

Puccini, G. Con onor muore, from Madama Butterfly (1904). Renata Tebaldi, sop; Carlo Bergonzi, ten; St Cecilia Academy O/Tullio Serafin. Decca 470 280-2 5

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison

Donizetti, G. Mad scene, from Lucia di Lammermoor (1839). Joan Sutherland, sop; Royal Opera House Ch & O/Richard Bonynge. LP EMI DTS 571/72 13


Mozart, W. Overture to The magic flute, K620 (1791). Berlin PO/Karl Böhm. DG 469 666-2 7 Hummel, J. Piano concerto in C, op 34 (1809). London Mozart Players; Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Chandos CHAN 10216 35 Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 4 in C, op 112 (1947). Malmö SO/James DePreist. BIS CD-531 40 12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers

Shostakovich, D. String quartet no 1 in C, op 49 (1938). EMI CDC 7 49266-2 14 Beethoven, L. String quartet no 11 in F minor, op 95, Serious (1810). Virgin VC 7 90713-2 21


20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Russian romantics Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC Williams, Chris. Kolam (2014).


Tchaikovsky, P. Violin concerto in D, op 35 (1878). Anna Da Silva Chen, vn. 37 Rachmaninov, S. Symphony no 2 in E minor, op 17 (1907). 59 Ku-rin-gai PO/Colin Piper (all above) 22:00 AFTER WORLD WAR II Post war American masters Prepared by Robert Small Bernstein, L. On the waterfront, symphonic suite (1954). Israel PO/Leonard Bernstein. DG 469 115-2 22


Borodin, A. Notturno, from String quartet no 2 (1885). apex 0927 49815 2 9

Copland, A. Piano fantasy (1955-57). Benjamin Pasternack, pf. Naxos 8.559184 29

Tchaikovsky, P. String sextet in D minor, op 70, Souvenir de Florence (1890/91-92). Yuri Bashmet, va; Natalia Gutman, vc. EMI 7 49775 2 34

Reich, S. Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ (1973). Steve Reich and musicians. DG 439 431 19

Borodin String Quartet (all above) 48

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey

Concerto for orchestra, Jubilee games (1986). Nathan Gunn, bar; New Zealand SO/James Judd. Naxos 8.559100 30

Ravel, M. String quartet in F (1902-03). Virgin VJ 7914569-2

13:00 FORSAKEN FEMALES IN OPERA Prepared by Yola Center Mozart, W. E Susanna … Dove sono, from The marriage of Figaro, K492 (1786). Isobel Buchanan, sop; Queensland SO/Richard Bonynge. ABC 432 249-2

14:00 BORODIN QUARTET CELEBRATES 70 YEARS Prepared by Sheila Catzel

Sergei Rachmaninoff 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Marilyn Schock

For a digital schedule turn to page 20 or find online:

Friday 24 July Tchaikovsky, P. Violin concerto in D, op 35 (1878). Maxim Vengerov, vn; Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado. Teldec 4509-90881-2 35 Sibelius, J. Symphony no 6 in D minor, op 104 (1923). Danish National RSO/Leif Segerstam. Chandos CHAN 8965 32 12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell 13:00 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The Ws Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend


Weber, C.M. Overture to Der Freischütz, op 77 (1817-21). Philharmonia O/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 8766 9

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus

Walton, W. Façade (1923). Edith Sitwell, speaker; Peter Pears, ten; English Opera Group Ensemble/Anthony Collins. LP Decca/WRC S/3127 37

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Wind combinations Rossini, G. Overture: L’Italiana in Algeri (1813). Netherlands Wind Ensemble. Philips 442 654-2 8 Rosetti, F. Concerto in E flat for two horns. Zdenek Tylsar, hn; Bedrich Tylsar, hn; Capella Istropolitana/Frantisek Vajnar. Naxos 8.550459 18 Schubert, F. 16 German dances, D783 (1823-24; arr. G. Sheen). English CO Wind Ensemble. EMI CDB 7.62675-2 11 Bach, J. Christian Quintet in D (1774). Parnassus Ensemble. Accent ACC 47806 D


Franceschini, P. Sonata in D. John Wilbraham, tpt; Michael Laird, tpt; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Seraphim 5 691 40 2 7 Mozart, W. Serenade after K614 (1791; arr. Stumpf). Consortium Classicum. Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 3010499-2 20 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Schubert, F. Ballet music from Rosamunde, D797 (1823). Vienna SO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Apex 0927 498132 16

Weill, K. Suite from The threepenny opera (1928). Sydney SO/Georg Tintner. LP ABC 5ABCL 8001 20 Wagner, R. Siegfried’s funeral music, from Twilight of the gods, 86c (1856-71). Cleveland O/George Szell. CBS M2YK 46466 14 14:30 PEASANT AND PRODIGY Prepared by Stephen Wilson Vanhal, J. Sinfonia in A minor. Umea Sinfonietta/Jukka-Pekka Saraste. BIS CD-288

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Phil Vendy Mendelssohn, F. Violin concerto in D minor (1822). Auvergne O/Jean-Jacques Kantorow, vn & dir. FNAC 592317 20 Burgmüller, N. Duo, op 15 (1834). Michael Collins, cl; Michael McHale, pf. Chandos CHAN 10637 11 Halévy, F. Rachel, quand du Seigneur, from La Juive (1835). Ben Heppner, ten; London Voices; London SO/Myung-Whun Chung. DG 471 372-2 11 Moniuszko, S. Overture to Flis, the raftsman (1858). Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit. Naxos 8.572716 10


Clarinet sonata in B flat. Nigel Westlake, cl; David Bollard, pf. Fine Music Tape Archive 13 Double bass concerto in D (1782-84). Chi-Chi Nwanoku, db; Swedish CO/Paul Goodwin. Hyperion CDA67179 25 Sonata no 1 in B flat. Annerös Hulliger, org; Philip Swanton, org. Schwann 3-1047-2

Paul Goodwin 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter


Symphony in D no 4 (c1779). London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9607 25

Strong, G. Symphony no 2 in G minor, op 50, Sintram (1887-88). Moscow SO/Adriano. Naxos 8.559018 59 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Prepared by Rex Burgess Albinoni, T. Oboe concerto in D minor, op 9 no 2 (pub. 1722). Pierre Pierlot, ob; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone. Apex 0927490202 13 Stradella, A. La Susanna (1666). Marjanne Kweksilber, sop; Judith Nelson, sop; René Jacobs, ct; Martyn Hill, ten; Ulrik Cold, bass; Ingrid Seifert, baroque vn; Hugo Bäss, baroque vn; Jaap ter Linden, baroque vc; Konrad Junghänel, theorbo; Alan Curtis, hpd. EMI 26539 2 1:36 July 2015

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Bellini, V. Or dove fuggio io mai? Ah! per sempre io ti perdei, from The puritans (1835). Plácido Domingo, ten; Thomas Hampson, bar; Philharmonia Ch & O/Eugene Kohn. EMI 5 55554 2 10

6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Peter Bell 9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney

Strauss, R. Dance of the seven veils, from Salome, op 54 (1905). Minnesota O/Eiji Oue. Reference RR-71 10

9:30 MINING THE MAJORS Prepared by Di Cox Bériot, C-A. de Violin concerto no 1 in D, Military, op 16 (1829). Takako Nishizaki, vn; Belgian RTV SO/Alfred Walter. Naxos 8.555104 12 Paganini, N. Guitar quartet no 1 in A minor, op 4 (1806-16). Anthea Gifford, gui; Mozart String Trio. Denon CO 77069 22 Rachmaninov, S. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, op 43 (1934). Van Cliburn, pf; Philadelphia O/Eugene Ormándy. RCA GD 87945


Ysaÿe, E. Poème élégiaque, op 12 (1895) David Oistrakh, vn; Frida Bauer, pf. Brilliant Classics 8402 13 Vieuxtemps, H. Violin concerto no 1 in E, op 10 (1837). Misha Keylin, vn; Janácek PO/Dennis Burkh. Naxos 8.554506 40 11:30 ON PARADE Prepared by Paul Hopwood Rimmer, W. The Australasian, op 4 (1831). Hawthorn Band/Ken MacDonald. Walsingham WAL 9000-2


Langford, G. An Australian fantasy, op 81 (1891; arr. Graham). Sellers Engineering Band/Douglas Blackledge. Chandos CHAN 4511 5 Lovelock, W. Processional march. Concert Band of RAN/G.D.C. Coxon. LP EMI SCXO 8015 7 Alford, K. Colonel Bogey march (1914). Craig Johnson, cond. ABC 476 4862 3 Martin, T. Vietnam Vets march. Tom Martin, cond. ABC 476 4862 3 Australian Army Band (2 above) 12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas


Rossini, G. Soffri la tua sventura, from Adelaide di Borgogna (1817). Della Jones, mezz; Richard Hickox Singers; City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 8865 7 Donizetti, G. Una parola, O Adina, from L’elisir d’amore (1832). Ileana Cotrubas, sop; Plácido Domingo, ten; Royal Opera House Ch & O/ John Pritchard. CBS M2K 79210 8 14:00 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD with Maureen Meers Nostalgic music and artists from the 30s, 40s and 50s and occasionally beyond, in a trip down many memory lanes 15:00 CARACTACUS Prepared by Chris Blower Elgar, E. Caractacus, op 35. Judith Howarth, sop; Arthur Davies, ten; David Wilson-Johnson, bar; Stephen Roberts, bass; Alastair Miles, bass; London Symphony Ch & O/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 9156; 7 1:41 Mozart, W. Symphony no 38 in D, K504, Prague (1787). Royal Concertgebouw O/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 9031-77596-2



Strouse, C. Excerpts from Annie (1975). Andrea McArdle, Red Shelton, Snay Faison, Robert Fitsch, voices; members of the original Broadway cast. Columbia SKK 60723 18 Monnot, M. Excerpts from Irma la Douce (1968). Elizabeth Seal, Keith Michell, Clive Reville, voices; members of the original Broadway cast. Sepia 1120 13 Herman, J. Excerpts from Mame (1966). Angela Lansbury, Frankie Michaels, Bea Arthur, Charles Braswell, voices; members of the original Broadway cast. Columbia SK 60959 18 20:00 A FINNISH CONCERT Prepared by David Brett Sibelius, J. Karelia suite (1893). Royal PO/ Charles Mackerras. Tring TRP013


Rautavaara, E. Isle of bliss (1995). Laura Mikkola, pf; Netherlands RSO/Eri Klas. Naxos 8.557009


Klami, U. Sea pictures, op 23 (1926-32). Turku PO/Jorma Panula. Naxos 8.553757 21 Rautavaara, E. Cantus arcticus, concerto for birds and orchestra, op 61 (1972). Lahti SO/ Osmo Vänskä. BIS CD-1038 17 Sibelius, J. Symphony no 2 in D, op 43 (1901). Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer. ABC 476 3945 43 22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend

18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Sydney Schubert Society Prepared by Ross Hayes Schubert, F. Der Hochzeitsbraten, D930 (1827). Sibylla Rubens, sop; Markus Schäfer, ten; Markus Flaig, bass; Ulrich Eisenlohr, pf. Naxos 8.570961 11 Sinigaglia, L. Twelve variations on a theme by Schubert, op 19. John Anderson, ob; Gordon Back, pf. ASV WHL 2100 9

13:00 OPERA IN CONCERT Prepared by Giovanna Grech

Schubert, F. Liedesend, D473 (1816). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; Gerald Moore, pf. DG 477 5765 5

Wagner, R. Overture to Rienzi, 49 (1838-40). Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer. EMI CDC 7 47254 2 11

String quartet no 6 in D, D74 (1813). Quatuor Sine Nomine. Erato 2292-45635-2 21

Verdi, G. O don fatale, from Don Carlos (1867). Maria Callas, sop; Philharmonia O/Antonio Tonini. EMI CDC 7 54437 2 4

Fugue in E minor, D952 (1828). Elizabeth Anderson, Douglas Lawrence, org. Move MD 3180

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19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Maureen Meers


Vaughan Williams, R. The lark ascending (1914/20). Hugh Bean, vn; New Philharmonia O/ Adrian Boult. EMI CDC 7 47214 2 15 Delius, F. Piano concerto in C minor (1904). Piers Lane, pf; Ulster O/David Lloyd-Jones. Hyperion CDA67296 29 Britten, B. Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell, op 34, The young person’s guide to the orchestra (1946). English SO/William Boughton. Nimbus NI 5450/3 17 Walton, W. The wise virgins, after J.S. Bach (1943). Sadler’s Wells O/William Walton. EMI 5 65003 2 18 Elgar, E. Variations on an orginal theme, op 36, Enigma (1899). Melbourne SO/Charles Mackerras. ABC 476 3224 31

Sunday 26 July 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with David Garrett 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Frank Morrison Fasch, J. Quartet in D minor for oboe, violin, bassoon and continuo. Members of Epoca Barocca. cpo 777 204-2 7 Giuliani, M. Twelve Ländler, op 75 (pub. 1817). Mikael Helasvuo, fl; Jukka Savijoki, gui. BIS CD-411 8 Schubert, F. Piano trio no 1 in B flat, D898 (1827). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SM2K 64516 38 10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Sheila Catzel Vogler, G. Overture to the play Hamlet (177879). London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 10504 11 Hoffmeister, F. Viola concerto in B flat. Victoria Chiang, va; Baltimore CO/Markand Thakar. Naxos 8.572162 21 Haydn, J. Sonata no 48 in C, Hob.XVI:35 (1780). Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, pf. Chandos CHAN 10668 16

Gershwin, G. A symphonic portrait of Porgy and Bess (1935; arr. Bennett 1943). Montreal SO. Decca 425 111-2 24

Schubert, F. Piano sonata in A minor, D784 (1823). Barbara Moser, pf. Gramola 98774 19

Poulenc, F. Double concerto in D minor (1932). Sylviane Deferne, pf; Pascal Rogé, pf; Philharmonia O. Decca 436 546-2 18

Suk, J. Spring, op 22a (1902). Radoslav Kvapil, pf. Unicorn-Kanchana DKP(CD)9159 14

Lalo, E. Symphonie espagnole, op 21 (1875). Sarah Chang, vn; Royal Concertgebouw O. EMI 5 55292 2 33 Charles Dutoit, cond (all above) 16:00 CLASSICAL CHAMBER Prepared by Chris Blower Mozart, W. Piano quartet no 1 in G minor, K478 (1785). Mozartean Players. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907018 28

Bruckner, A. Symphony no 5 in B flat (187576). Scottish NO/Georg Tintner. Naxos 8.553452 1:17

Weber, C.M. Clarinet quintet in B flat, op 34 (1815). Members of Consortium Classicum/ Dieter Klöcker, cl & dir. Orfeo C314 941 A 27


17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Warwick Bartle

Villa-Lobos, H. Bachianas brasileiras no 5 (1930; transcr.). Roberto Díaz, va; Robert Koenig, pf. Naxos 8.557391 5

Hymns: Dear Lord and Father of mankind; There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Immortal, invisible. Christopher Dearnley, org. 9 Gardiner, H. Balfour Evening hymn (1903). 6 Andrew Lucas, org (2 above) Howells, H. Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, from St Paul’s service (1914). Christopher Dearnley, org. 12

Sacchini, A. String quartet no 6 in A. Stauffer Quartet. Arkadia CDAK 141.1 11

Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London/John Scott (3 above) Hyperion SPCC 2000

Reicha, A. Wind quintet in B flat, op 88 no 5 (1811-17). Academia Wind Quintet of Prague. Hyperion CDD22006 32

Mozart, W. Ave verum corpus, K618 (1791).

12:00 SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS Classic jazz and ragtime With John Buchanan

Vaughan Williams, R. O, clap your hands (1920). London Brass Players.

13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide

19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Rex Burgess Beethoven, L. Overture to Fidelio, op 72 (1814). Bavarian RSO/Colin Davis. CBS MDK 44790

Haydn, M. Notturno in F. German Chamber Academy Neuss/Johannes Goritzki. cpo 999 512-2 16

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Bartók, B. 15 Hungarian peasant songs (191418). Peter Frankl, pf. ASV DCA 687 13

Fauré, G. Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11.

Bach, J.S. Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, BWV147 (1723). 20 Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge/George Guest (4 above) Decca 443 390-2

14:00 ENTERING HIS EIGHTH DECADE Charles Dutoit Prepared by Sheila Catzel

Dupré, M. Chorale: Placare Christe servulis, from Le tombeau de Titelouze, op 38 no 16. John Scott, org. Hyperion SPCC 2000 2

Scarlatti, A. Salve Regina. June Anderson, sop; Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Montreal Sinfonietta. Decca 436 209-2 17


Prokofiev, S. Piano concerto no 1 in D flat, op 10 (1912). Martha Argerich, pf; Montreal SO. EMI 5 56654 2 16

Beethoven, L. Rondo a capriccio, op 129, Rage over a lost penny (1795). Evgeny Kissin, pf. DG 810 5533 6


Marais, M. Sonata à la Marésienne (pub. 1723). London Baroque/Charles Medlam. Harmonia Mundi 1901105 HMA 12

Beethoven, L. Piano quartet no 3 in C, WoO36 (1785). Mannheim Piano quartet. ZYX Classic CLS 4067


Poulenc, F. Sextet for piano and wind quintet (1932-39). Peter Toperczer, pf; Bratislava Wind Quintet. Point Classics 2672122 20 Mertz, J. Romantic guitar duets: Unruhe; Tarantella. Peter Pieters, gui; Micheline Dumortier, gui. Brilliant Classics 92452


Tchaikovsky, P. Trio in A minor, op 50 (188182). The Eastman Trio. VOX PVT 7199 49 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Outside the mould Prepared by James Nightingale Smalley, R. Trio for horn, violin and piano (2001-02). Darryl Poulsen, hn, Paul Wright, vn; Roger Smalley, pf. Melba MR 301112 22 Coelho, T. As the dust settles (2011). Alicia Crossley, bass recorder; Brad Gill, vibraphone. Wirripang Wirr 056 6 Kagel, M. Doppelsextet (2000-2001). Schönberg Ensemble/Reinbert de Leeuw. Music Edition: Winter & Winter 910 126-2 21 Ricketson, D. Same Steps. Ensemble Offspring. Curious Noise 12 Reich, S. 2x5 (2008). Bang on a Can. Nonesuch 524853-2 July 2015

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Monday 27 July

Antony Walker 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with James Hunter

12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan

14:00 A GLAZUNOV INTERLUDE Prepared by Elaine Siversen

13:00 OPERA IN CONCERT Prepared by Giovanna Grech

Glazunov, A. Elegy in D flat, in memory of Franz Liszt, op 17 (1887). Alexander Ivashkin, vc; Ingrid Wahlberg, pf. 9 Manu MANU 1426

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC A year in retrospect Prepared by Chris Blower

Nicolai, O. Overture to The merry wives of Windsor (1849). London SO/Charles Mackerras. Mercury 434 352-2 9

Fauré, G. Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11 (1865; orch. Rutter). Cambridge Singers; John Scott, org; City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter. Collegium COLCD 101 7

Gounod, C. Ah! lève toi, soleil, from Romeo and Juliet (1867). Richard Margison, ten; Canadian Opera Company O/Richard Bradshaw. CBC SMCD 5158

Massenet, J. Suite no 1 (1865). Hong Kong PO/ Kenneth Jean. Naxos 8.555986 24 Bizet, G. Chants du Rhin (1865). Julia Severus, pf. Naxos 8.570831-32 21 Brahms, J. Horn trio in E flat, op 40 (1865). Members of Nash Ensemble. crd 3489 30 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Haydn, J. Symphony in D, Hob.I:6, Morning (1761). Prague CO/Bernhard Klee. DG 469 551-2 20 Debussy, C. Prelude to the afternoon of a faun (1892-94). Berlin PO/Simon Rattle. EMI 5 58045 2 10 Beethoven, L. Symphony no 4 in B flat, op 60 (1806). Royal Concertgebouw O/Willem van Otterloo. Radio Nederland RCO 06004 31 Mozart, W. Serenade in G, K525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1787). English Concert/Andrew Manze. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907280 21 52

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Rossini, G. Tanti affetti in tal momento, from La donna del lago (1819). Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Teatro la Fenice Ch & O/Ion Martin. Decca 436 075-2 8 Massenet, J. Meditation, from Thaïs (1894). Marie Bérard, vn; Canadian Opera Company O/Richard Bradshaw. CBC SMCD 5158 5 Donizetti, G. Ah! tardai troppo ... O luce di quest’anima, from Linda di Chamounix (1842). Joan Sutherland, sop; Conservatoire Society O/ Nello Santi. Decca 421 305-2 6 Gluck, C. Quel est l’audacieux, from Orphée et Eurydice (1774). David Hobson, ten; Opera Australia Ch; Australian Opera & Ballet O/ Marco Guidarini. ABC 462 006-2 8 Verdi, G. Niun mi tema, from Otello (1887). Roberto Alagna, ten; Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado. EMI 5 56567 2 6

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The forest, op 19 (1882-87; arr. Glazunov for two pianos, eight hands). Aurora Piano Quartet. Naxos 8.557717D 17 14:30 BEETHOVEN 1800 Prepared by Jan Brown Beethoven, L. Piano sonata no 14 in C sharp minor, op 27 no 2, Moonlight (1800-01). Stephen Kovacevich, pf. EMI 5 62700 2 16 Sonata in F, op 17 (1800). Wolfgang Tomboeck, hn; Madoka Inui, pf. Naxos 8.557471 14 String quartet in F, op 14 no 1 (1800). Tokyo String Quartet. RCA 09026 61284 2 13 Piano concerto no 3 in C minor, op 37 (1800). Gerard Willems, pf; Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker. ABC 980 046-5 36 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Stephen Wilson 19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson

Tuesday 28 July 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds

13:00 ITALIAN ROMANTICS Prepared by Gael Golla Rossini, G. Fantasy pieces (c1860). Gershon Dembinsky, cl; Jonathan Zak, pf. CDI 18807 9

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice; Gustav Leonhardt Prepared by Paul Hopwood

Paganini, N. Piece for M. Antoine Nicholas Henry (1831). Rino Vernizzi, bn; Franco Traverso, hn; Genoa CO/ Antonio Plotino. Dynamic CDS 27 11

Bach, J.S. Goldberg variations, BWV988 (1741). Vanguard OVC 2004 54

Regondi, G. Étude no 4 in E. Petrit Ceku, gui. Naxos 8.572033 7

Sonata in G, BWV1027 (c1720). Wieland Kuijken, va da gamba. Harmonia Mundi GD77044 14

Puccini, G. O saro la più bella, from Manon Lescaut (1893). Kiri Te Kanawa, sop; José Carreras, ten; Bologna Comunale TO/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 440 844-2 9

Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in B minor, Wq49 no 6, Württemberg (1742). Pro Arte CDD 248 13 Gustav Leonhardt, hpd (all above) 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field Schumann, R. Overture to Manfred, op 115 (1848-49). Los Angeles PO/Carlo Maria Giulini. DG 400 062-2 14 Vaughan Williams, R. Oboe concerto in A minor (1944). David Theodore, ob; London SO/ Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8594 20 Liszt, F. A Dante symphony (1857). Berlin Radio Women’s Choir; Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim. Teldec 9031-77340-2 50 12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes

Donizetti, G. Sonata (1840). Marc Grauwels, fl; Catherine Michel, hp. Marco Polo 8.220441 5 Verdi, G. Ballet music from Macbeth (1847). London SO/Antonio de Almeida. Philips 422 846-2 10 14:00 FIRST STRING QUARTETS The Russians Prepared by Ross Hayes Tchaikovsky, P. String quartet no 1 in D, op 11 (1871). St Lawrence String Quartet. EMI 5 57144 2 31 Borodin, A. String quartet no 1 in A (1874-79). Borodin Quartet. Le Chant du Monde LDC 278 793 36 Glazunov, A. String quartet no 1 in D, op 1 (1881-82). Shostakovich Quartet. Olympia OCD 157 21

Taneyev, A. String quartet no 1 in G, op 25 (c1908). Talan Quartet. Olympia OCD 543 22 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Derek Parker 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with David Garrett 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein Casella, A. Scarlattiana, op 44 (1926). Sun Hee You, pf; Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia. Naxos 8.572416 30 Martinu, B. Trio for flute, violin and piano (1937). Members of Feinstein Ensemble. Naxos 8.553459 16 Vaughan Williams, R. Concerto for two pianos (1946). Joan Yarbrough, pf, Robert Cowan, pf; Slovenian RSO/Paul Freeman. Centaur CRC 2095 26 Britten, B. Phantasy in F minor, op 2 (1932). Kenneth Essex, va; Gabrieli String Quartet. Unicorn-Kanchana UKCD 2060 12 Bernstein, L. Prelude, fugue and riffs (1949). Harmen de Boer, cl; Netherlands Wind Ensemble/ Richard Dufallo. 8 Chandos CHAN 9210 Gershwin, G. Rhapsody in blue (1924). Louis Lortie, pf; Netherlands Wind Ensemble/ Richard Dufallo. Chandos CHAN 9210 16

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Wednesday 29 July 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th Century (across Europe) Prepared by Frank Morrison Bach, C.P.E. Cello concerto in B flat, Wq171 (1751). Miklós Perényi, vc; Ferenc Liszt CO/János Rolla. Harmonia Mundi QUI 903026 22 Bortnyansky, D. Sacred concerto no 23 (c1792). Russian State Symphonic Cappella/ Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 9840 10 Bonporti, F. Concerto in F, op 11 no 6 (aft. 1727). I Virtuosi dell’Accademia. Nuova Era 7000 12 Kraus, J.M. Trio in D (1787). Jaap Schröder, vn; Kari Ottesen, vc; Lucia Negro, fp. Musica Sveciae MSCD 415 20 Wagenseil, G. Symphony in B flat (c1764). L’Orfeo Baroque O/Michi Gaig. cpo 999 450-2 16 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Di Cox Berlioz, H. Overture: Rob Roy (1831). Sydney Green, cora; Sheila Sterling, hp; San Diego SO/ Yoav Talmi. Naxos 8.550999 13 Delius, F. Cello concerto (1920-21). Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Royal PO/Malcolm Sargent. EMI CZS 5 68132 2 25 Sullivan, A. Ballet: Pineapple Poll, (arr. Mackerras 1951). Royal Liverpool PO/David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.570351 43 12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI 14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans 15:00 MASSENET EXPLORED Part 5 Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Massenet, J. Suite from Esclarmonde (1890). Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Jean. Naxos 8.555986 6 Esprits de l’air! Esprits de l’onde! . Roland! Roland! Roland! from Esclarmonde (1888). Joan Sutherland, sop; Huguette Tourangeau, mezz; John Alldis Choir; National PO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 475 6302 7 54

Overture to Werther (1892). Paris O/Elie Cohen. Naxos 8.110061/2 3 Werther! qui m’aurait dit ... Des cris joyeux, from Werther. Maria Callas, sop; Conservatoire Concerts Society O/Georges Prêtre. EMI 5 67701 2 7 Meditation, from Thais (1894). Nigel Kennedy, vn; National Philharmonic O/ Richard Bonynge. Decca 4783964 6 Suite from Cendrillon muti (1899). Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Jean. Naxos 8.555986 4 La Viérge entend fort bien, from Le jongleur de Notre Dame (1902). Joseph Rouleau, bass; Royal Opera House O/John Matheson. LP Decca SAL 6637 6 Papillons noirs et papillons blancs (1907) Aldo Ciccolini, pf. EMI CDM 7 64277 2 4 Lorsque le temps d’amour, from Don Quixote (1910). Magdalena Kozená, mezz; male soloists; gui; Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski. DG 474 214-2 7 J’ai versé le poison dans cette coupe d’or, from Cleopatra (1914). Reneé Fleming, sop; Mariinsky TO/Valery Gergiev. Decca 475 8070 5 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Oscar Foong

Osira, daughter of Turkish ambassador Mustafa. Tamasse asks Cisseo, a Persian prince who also loves Osira, to court Zanaïda so she can be accused of infidelity. Cisseo is torn between love and duty. Zanaïda becomes aware that Osira is her rival. Mustafa, who has denounced Osira as a traitor, refuses Tamasse permission to marry her. Roselane, Tamasse’s mother, suggests that Zanaïda be murdered. Tamasse prefers that she be gaoled but changes his mind, orders her arrest and condemns her to death, thereby violating the peace treaty. Mustafa resolves to intervene. Tamasse produces a forged letter in which Zanaïda purportedly wants him killed but she protests her innocence and appeals for the gods’ protection. Mustafa rebukes Osira who decides to leave home, but Tamasse orders her to witness Zanaïda’s execution. Osira realises that if she marries Tamasse she will be constantly manipulated by Roselane. In the execution arena, Mustafa and his servant try to kill Tamasse but Zanaïda intervenes. A grateful Tamasse begs forgiveness for the mis-trial and proclaims her Queen of Persia. Mozart, W. Sonata no 5 in B flat, K10 (1764). Ludwig Hoffman, fp; Kurt Redel, fl. Arion ARN 68146 11 22:30 LESSER KNOWN SWISS COMPOSERS Prepared by Frank Morrison Albicastro, H. Sonata, op 9 no 12 La follia. Ensemble 415. Harmonia Mundi HMC 905208 12 Burkhard, W. Little serenade, op 15 (1927). Hansheinz Schneeberger, vn; Christoph Schiller, va. Jecklin JD 647-2 10

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell 20:00 AT THE OPERA Opera oscura: love and war in Persia and Turkey Prepared by Paul Roper

Hess, W. Suite in B flat, op 45. Desmond Wright, pf. Musica Helvetica MH CD 85.2

Bach, J. Christian Zanaïda. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli, after Metastasio. First performed London, 1763,

Schubiger, A. Marcia di Santa Cecilia in E (1845). Annerös Hulliger, org; Andrea Marcon, org; Philip Swanton, org. 5 Schwann 3-1047-2

ZANAÏDA: Sara Hershkowitz, sop TAMASSE: Marina da Liso. mezz MUSTAFA: Pierrick Boisseau, bar ROSELANE: Chantal Santon, sop CISSEO: Daphné Touchais, sop OSIRA: Vannina Santoni, sop SILVERA: Julie Fioretti, sop AGIATIDA: Majdouline Zerari, mezz GIANGUIR: Jeffrey Thompson, ten Opera Fuoco/David Stern. Zig Zag Territoires ZZT 312

Binet, J. Sonatine. Laura Chislett, fl; David Miller, pf. Walsingham WAL 8018-2 CD


Senfl, L. Es waren zwei Königskinder. Bettina Pahn, sop; Joachim Held, lute. 3 Hänssler 98.284


The rulers of Turkey and Persia, Solimano and Tamasse, are making peace after a long war. Under the deal, Tamasse has promised to marry Zanaïda, Solimano’s daughter. But his real love is

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Beck, F. Sinfonia in G minor, op 1 no 1 (pub.1758). New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong. Naxos 8.554071


Schoeck, O. Violin sonata in D, WoO22 (1905). Ursula Bagdasarjanz, vn; Gisela Schoeck, pf. Gallo CD-1249 17


Borodin, A. Konchak’s aria, from Prince Igor (1890). Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass; London Symphony Ch & O/Edward Downes. Decca 455 632-2

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Puccini, G. Cortese damigella, from Manon Lescaut (1893). Maria Callas, sop; Giuseppe di Stefano, ten; La Scala Ch & TO/Tullio Serafin. Sarabandas CD 54040 4

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Rex Burgess Koechlin, C. Symphonic piece, op 20, Far away (1896). Rheinland Palatinate PO/Leif Segerstam. Marco Polo 8.223704

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 9 in A, op 47, Kreutzer (1803).

Mascagni, P. Intermezzo, from Cavalleria rusticana. Royal PO/Maurizio Benini. Decca 443 260-2 8

Flute sonata, op 52 (1911-12). Fenwick Smith, fl; Martin Amlin, pf. Hyperion CDA66414 13 Cello sonata, op 66 (1917). Mats Lidström, vc; Bengt Forsberg, pf. Hyperion CDA66979 17 Poem for horn and orchestra, op 70bis (1927). Ben Jacks, hn; Queensland O/Barry Tuckwell. Melba MR 301117 15


Ravel, M. Sonata (1927). 18 Gershwin, G. Preludes 1 and 3 (arr. Heifetz); It 6 ain’t necessarily so (arr. Heifetz). Kreisler, F. Schön Rosmarin. 2 Aram Zarazyan, vn (3 above)

Porter, C. Brush up your Shakespeare, from Kiss me Kate (1948). Ambrosian Ch; London Sinfonietta/John McGlinn. 5 EMI 5 69875 2

14:00 A BRAHMS INTERLUDE Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Six songs (1896). David Pereira, vc; David Bollard, pf. Tall Poppies TP078

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Paul Hopwood

14:30 HIDDEN FUGUES Prepared by Akiho Suzuki

Chabrier, E. Suite pastorale (1880). Vienna PO/ John Eliot Gardiner. DG 447 751-2 19

Schumann, R. Piano quintet in E flat, op 44 (1842). Borodin Quartet; Sviatoslav Richter, pf. Apex 2564 67429-8 32

Vanhal, J. Concerto in F for two bassoons. Umea Sinfonietta/Jukka-Pekka Saraste. BIS CD-288 23

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 31 in A flat, op 110 (1822). Steven Masi, pf. Concezio 8 84501 94365 9 20

Mozart, W. Symphony no 36 in C, K425, Linz (1783). Prague PO/Jirí Belohlávek. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901891 39

Mozart, W. Symphony no 41 in C, KV551, Jupiter (1788). Royal Concertgebouw O/Iván Fischer. Radio Nederland RCO12004 30

Giordano, U. Colpito qui m’avete ... Un di all’azzurro spazio, from Andrea Chénier (1895). Jonas Kaufmann, ten; Santa Cecilia National Academy O/Antonio Pappano. Decca 478 2258 5

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Mozart, W. Don Giovanni, a cenar teco m’invitasti, from Don Giovanni, K527 (1787). Paata Burchuladze, bass; Samuel Ramey, bass; Ferruccio Furlanetto, bass; Berlin German Opera Ch; Berlin PO/ Herbert von Karajan. DG 419 635-2 8

Sonatine for saxophone and piano no 2, op 194b (1943). Duo Disecheis. Brilliant Classics 9266 10

Cimarosa, D. Overture to L’Italiana in Londra (1779). Haydn Philharmonia/Ezio Rojatti. Nuova Era 6726 8

Whitehead, G. Four short pieces (1988). Skoryk, M. Toccata (1978).

Anna Klymashivska, pf (all above)

Brahms, J. Scherzo in E flat minor, op 4 (1853). Alexander Melnikov, pf. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902086 10

13:00 OPERA IN CONCERT Prepared by Giovanna Grech

Aram Zarazyan, vn (2 above)

Verdi, G. Air de Mina: O, d’alli scami, from Aroldo (1857). Montserrat Caballé, sop; Radio France Lyric O/ Gian-Franco Masini. Rodolphe RCP 32455 10

L’album de Lilian, première série, op 139 (1934). Jayne West, sop; Fenwick Smith, fl; Martin Amlin, pf. Hyperion CDA66414 20

12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers



16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Sue Jowell 19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Aram Zarazyan and Anna Klymashivska in recital Produced by Kerry Joyner Kreisler, F. Grave in the style of Friedmann Bach. 4

21:30 SHAKESPEARE ON BROADWAY Prepared by Stephen Wilson

Bernstein, L. Overture to West Side story (1957; arr. Bernstein). SBS Youth O/Matthew Krel. 5 SBS Music SBS 0007-2 Rodgers, R. Falling in love with love, from The boys from Syracuse (1938; arr. Gamley). Joan Sutherland, sop; Australian Pops O/Douglas Gamley. 3 WEA 9031-72815-2 Porter, C. Suite from Kiss me, Kate (1948). O/ Richard Hayman. Naxos 8.578039-40 10 22:00 AFTER WORLD WAR II Post war symphonic colours Prepared by Robert Small Vaughan Williams, R. Bass tuba concerto in F minor (1954). Peter Whish-Wilson, tuba; Adelaide SO/David Stanhope. ABC 476 525-1 13 Symphony no 7, Sinfonia Antartica (1949-52). Patricia Rozario, sop; BBC Women’s Ch & SO/ Andrew Davis. Teldec 0630-13139-2 43 Martinu, B. Rhapsody (1952). Josef Suk, va; Czech PO/Václav Neumann. Supraphon 11 9374-2 031 CDB 21 Symphony no 6, Symphonic fantasies (195153). Czech PO/Jirí Belohlávek. Chandos CHAN 8897 28

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12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron

13:00 THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND Prepared by Philip Lidbury

20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Frank Morrison

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Wind combinations Prepared by Paul Hopwood

Biscogli, F. Concerto in D for trumpet, oboe and bassoon. Maurice Bourge, ob; Maurice Allard, bn; Maurice André, tpt; Württemberg CO/Jörg Faerber. EMI CMS 7 69880-2 23

Chadwick, G. String quartet in 1 in G minor (1878). Portland String Quartet. Northeastern NR 236 25

Mozart, L. Concerto in D for trumpet, two horns, strings and continuo (1762). Virtuosi Saxoniae/Ludwig Güttler, tpt & dir. Berlin Classics 0012892BC 13

Melani, A. Cantata: All’armi, pensieri. Judith Nelson, sop; Dennis Ferry, tpt; Käthi Gohl, vc; Jonathon Rubin, lute; Gordon Murray, hpd. Harmonia Mundi HMA 1905137 11

Fasch, J. Concerto in D for two trumpets, two horns, two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo (1891). Lajos Lencsés, ob; László Párkányi, ob; Aladár Tüske, bn; Reinhold Friedrich, tpt; Alain de Rudder, tpt; Zoltan Varga, hn; Lehel Rónai, hn; Budapest Strings/ Hans-Martin Linde. Capriccio 5073 11

Fasch, C. Triple concerto in E. John Anderson, ob; John Wallace, tpt; Peter Thomas, vn; Philharmonia O/Christopher Warren-Green. Nimbus NI 7016 15

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus

Locke, M. Musick for His Majesty’s sackbutts and cornetts (1661). Australian Brass Quintet. Fine Music Tape Archive 5 Dohnányi, E. Sextet in C for clarinet, horn, piano and string trio, op 37 (1935). Endymion Ensemble. ASV DCA 943 30 Krommer, F. Concertino in C for flute and oboe, op 65 (c1810). Peter-Lukas Graf, fl; Heinz Holliger, ob; English CO. Claves 9-8203/3111-1 22

Handel, G. The trumpet shall sound, from Messiah, HWV56 (1742). Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass-bar; Leanne Sullivan, baroque trumpet; O of the Antipodes/Antony Walker. ABC 476 3335 4 Kozeluch, L. Sinfonia concertante in B flat. Jean-Paul Leroy, tpt; Leonardo Colonna, db; Bonifacio Bianchi, mand; Franco Angeleri, pf; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone. LP Erato STU 71305 32

Glazunov, A. String quartet no 1 in D, op 1 (1881-82). Shostakovich Quartet. Olympia OCD 157 21 Tchaikovsky, P. Piano concerto no 1 in B flat minor, op 23 (1874). Sviatoslav Richter, pf; Leningrad PO/Yevgeny Mravinsky. Melodiya 74321170832 34 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Prepared by Stephen Matthews Fux, J. Plaudite, sonat tuba (1736). Kurt Equiluz, ten; Stephen Keavy, tpt; Capella Caldara/Uwe Christian Harrer. Philips 422 997-2 18 Zelenka, J. Capriccio no 1 in D (1723). Camerata Bern/Alexander van Wijnkoop. Brilliant Classics 93785/1 15 Orschler, J. Sonata in F. Collegium 1704. Supraphon SU4160-2


15:00 MUSIC AND WAR Prepared by Gerald Holder

Schmelzer, J. Two sonatas. Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. apex 256460366-2


Grieg, E. Holberg suite, op 40 (1884). Northern Sinfonia/Paul Tortelier. EMI CDM 1 66419-2 18

Holst, G. Ode to death, op 38 (1914). London Symphony Ch; City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN 9437 13

Biber, H. Sonata no 6 in F (1676). Parley of Instruments/Roy Goodman. Helios CDH 55041


Larsson, L-E. Pastoral suite, op 19. Stockholm Sinfonietta/Jan-Olav Wedin. BIS CD-165 12

Butterworth, G. Bredon Hill (1911-12). Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Malcolm Martineau, pf. DG 445 946-2 5

Tuma, F. Excerpts from Stabat Mater. Collegium Vocale 1704. Supraphon SU 4160-2


Sibelius, J. Finlandia, op 26 no 7 (1899-1900). Scottish NO/Alexander Gibson. Chandos CHAN 6508 7

Ives, C. In Flanders fields (1917). Patrick Carfizzi, bar; J.J. Penna, pf. Naxos 8.559271 2

Leifs, J. Pastoral variations on a theme of Beethoven, op 8 (1930). Nordic CO/Christian Lindberg. BIS CD-1538 11

Sibelius, J. Symphony no 4 in A minor, op 63 (1911). Royal Concertgebouw O/Paavo Berglund. Radio Nederland RCO11004 33

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Katy Rogers-Davies

Nielsen, C. Symphony no 1 in G minor, op 7 (1890-92). Royal Scottish O/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8880 32 56

Mendelssohn, F. Concerto in D minor (1822; arr. M. Nakariakov). Sergei Nakariakov, tpt; Württemberg CO/Jörg Faerber. Teldec 3984-24276-2 22

MacDowell, E. Piano concerto no 1 in A minor, op 15 (1882). Thomas Tirino, pf; Bulgarian RSO/Vassil Kazandjiev. Centaur CRC 2149 28

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Senfl, L. Three secular songs. Quintessential/ Andrew Lawrence King. Obsidian CCC 704 9 Zelenka, J. Sonata no 4 in G minor (1715-16). Heinz Holliger, ob; Maurice Bourgue, ob; Klaus Thunemann, bn; Christiane Jaccottet, hpd. ECM New Series 1671/72 462 542-2 19 Schmelzer, J. Trio sonata. Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. apex 256460366-2


The following composers have works of at least five minutes on the July dates listed Albéniz, I. 1860-1909 14 Albicastro, H. fl 1700-1706 29 Albinoni, T. 1671-1751 20,24 Alfvén, H. 1872-1960 15 Alwyn, W. 1905-1985 11 Arne, T. 1710-1778 15 Arnold, M. 1921-2006 7,9,15 Avison, C. 1709-1770 15

Cabanilles, J. 1644-1712 17 Caplet, A. 1878-1925 3 Carmichael, J. b1930 16 Carulli, F. 1770-1841 5 Casella, A. 1883-1959 28 Chabrier, E. 1841-1894 30 Chadwick, G. 1854-1931 31 Charpentier, M-A. 1635-1704 5 Chaumont, L. 1630-1712 10 Chávez, C. 1899-1978 16 Cherubini, L. 1760-1842 12 Chopin, F. 1810-1849 9,12 Cimarosa, D. 1749-1801 16,30 Coelho, T. 20th c 26 Coleridge-Taylor, S. 18751912 6 Copland, A. 1900-1990 4,7,9,21,23 Corelli, A. 1653-1713 20 Crivici, R. 20th c 2 Czerny, C. 1791-1857 19

Locklair, D. b1949 5 Loeillet, J.B. 1680-1730 10 Lovelock, W. 1899-1986 8,25 Lyatoshynsky, B. 1895-1968 19

Rabaud, H. 1873-1949 21 Rachmaninov, S. 1873-1943 2,7,12,23,25 Rameau, J-P. 1683-1764 3 Ramirez, A. b1921 18 Rautavaara, E. b1928 25 Ravel, M. 1875-1937 Ma, S. 1912-1987 4 MacDowell, E. 1860-1908 31 12,19,20,21,23,30 Rebel, J-F. 1666-1747 8 Mackenzie, A. 1847-1935 18 Reger, M. 1873-1916 18 Babell, W. c1690-1723 15 Mahler, G. 1860-1911 4 Regondi, G. 1822-1872 28 Bach, C.P.E. 1714-1788 Marais, M. 1656-1728 8,26 Reich, S. b1936 23,26 1,4,9,28,29 Martin, F. 1890-1974 21 Reicha, A. 1770-1836 6,18,26 Bach, J. Christian 1735-1782 Martinu, B. 1890-1959 Reinecke, C. 1824-1910 18 1,24 6,12,21,28,30 Halévy, F. 1799-1862 24 Respighi, O. 1879-1936 4,12 Bach, J.C.F. 1732-1795 1 Massenet, J. 1842-1912 8,27,29 Halvorsen, J. 1864-1935 14 Ricketson, D. b1973 26 Bach, J.S. 1685-1750 Matiegka, W. 1773-1830 17 Hamlisch, M. b1946 11 Rimsky-Korsakov, N. 18441,5,6,13,14,20,26,28 Handel, G. 1685-1759 1,6,17,18,19 McCabe, J. b1939 10 1908 12,16 Bach, J.S. 1685-1750 Medtner, N. 1880-1951 5,12,15 Rodgers, R. 1902-1979 11 Hasselmans, A. 1845-1912 21 1,5,6,13,14,20,26,28 Haydn, J. 1732-1809 5,11,18,26,27 Melani, A. 1639-1703 31 Rodrigo, J. 1901-1999 16 Bach, W.F. 1710-1784 1 Mendelssohn, F. 1809-1847 Haydn, M. 1737-1806 5,26 Röntgen, J. 1855-1932 19 Balfe, M. 1808-1870 13 2,10,12,16,19,22,24,31 Heinichen, J. 1683-1729 17,22 Rosetti, F. 1746-1792 24 Banks, D. 1923-1980 9 Mertz, J. 1806-1856 26 Rosier, C. 1640-1725 10 Herman, J. b1932 25 Barber, S. 1910-1981 9,10,18,21 d’Indy, V. 1851-1931 18 Meyerbeer, G. 1791-1864 12,16 Rossini, G. 1792-1868 Herz, H. 1803-1888 10 3,12,24,25,27,28 Bartók, B. 1881-1945 1,26 Milhaud, D. 1892-1974 12 Danzi, F. 1763-1826 16 Hess, W. b1906 29 Rota, N. 1911-1979 2 Bax, A. 1883-1953 2,4,5 Mompou, F. 1893-1987 17 Daugherty, M. b1959 12 Hindson, M. b1968 12 Roussel, A. 1869-1937 18 Bazzini, A. 1818-1897 5 Moniuszko, S. 1819-1872 24 David, Felicien. 1810-1876 13 Hoffmeister, F. 1754-1812 26 Rubinstein, A. 1829-1894 15 Beach, A. 1867-1944 5,16 Monnot, M. 1903-1961 25 Debussy, C. 1862-1918 Holst, G. 1874-1934 31 Beck, F. 1734-1809 29 Montsalvatge, X. b1912 16 1,3,18,19,21,27 Honegger, A. 1892-1955 21 Sacchini, A. 1730-1786 26 Beethoven, L. 1770-1827 3,4, Delius, F. 1862-1934 3,25,29 Moscheles, I. 1794-1870 5 Howells, H. 1892-1983 26 Saint-Saëns, C. 1835-1921 5,6,7,9,10,12,13,14,16,18,19,22,23 Devienne, F. 1759-1803 3,8 Mozart, L. 1719-1787 31 Hummel, J. 1778-1837 10,23 3,5,8,11,16 ,26,27,30 Mozart, W. 1756-1791 5,7,8,10, Dittersdorf, C. 1739-1799 22 Hyde, M. 1913-2005 2 Bellini, V. 1801-1835 25 11,12,13,14,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,2 Saint-Säens, C. 1835-1921 Dohnányi, E. 1877-1960 3,4,11,31 3,5,8,11,16 Bengtsson, G. 1886-1956 14 Donizetti, G. 1797-1848 6,27,29,30 Jadin, H. 1769-1802 8 Satie, E. 1866-1925 21 Berg, A. 1885-1935 3,11 Mudarra, A. c1510-1580 18 3,10,23,25,27 Janacek, L. 1854-1928 3 Scarlatti, A. 1659-1725 5,26 Bériot, C-A. de 1802-1870 25 Duport, J-L. 1749-1819 3 Murcia, S. de c1682-1740 17 Joachim, J. 1831-1907 20 Scarlatti, D. 1685-1757 17,18 Berlioz, H. 1803-1869 Mussorgsky, M. 1839-1881 1,10 Schaffrath, C. 1709-1763 12 Dvorák, A. 1841-1904 3,4,10,17,20,29 Myaskovsky, N. 1881-1950 12 Scharwenka, X. 1850-1924 4 3,7,11,14,16,17,19 Kagel, M. b1931 26 Bernstein, L. 1918-1990 Kalkbrenner, F. 1785-1849 19 Schmelzer, J. c1620-1680 31 4,14,23,28,30 Elgar, E. 1857-1934 Khachaturian, A. 1903-1978 10 Nicolai, O. 1810-1849 27 Schoeck, O. 1886-1957 29 Berwald, F. 1796-1868 14 Nielsen, C. 1865-1931 5,19,31 1,8,11,13,18,25 Klami, U. 1900-1961 25 Schubert, F. 1797-1828 Binet, J. 1893-1960 29 Novák, V. 1870-1949 6,11 Koechlin, C. 1867-1950 30 2,4,9,11,12,13,16,19,24,25,26 Biscogli, F. fl..c1740 3,31 Farrar, E. 1885-1918 2 Schumann, R. 1810-1856 Koehne, G. b1956 18 Bizet, G. 1838-1875 3,10,23,27 Fasch, C. 1736-1800 22,31 Ockeghem, J. 1430-1497 10 2,11,14,17,18,28,30 Korngold, E. 1897-1957 14 Schütz, H. 1585-1672 17 Boccherini, L. 1743-1805 Orschler, J. 1698-c1767 31 Fasch, J. 1688-1758 26,31 Kozeluch, L. 1747-1818 31 Senfl, L. c1486-c1543 31 7,12,21 Fauré, G. 1845-1924 Kraus, J.M. 1756-1792 29 Boismortier, J. de 1689-1755 8 12,17,18,21,27 Paderewski, I. 1860-1941 12 Séverac, D. de 1872-1921 17 Kreisler, F. 1875-1962 19 Shostakovich, D. 1906-1975 Bonporti, F. 1672-1749 29 Field, J. 1782-1837 13,16,19 Krommer, F. 1759-1831 7,10,19,31 Paganini, N. 1782-1840 6,9,14,21,23 Borodin, A. 1833-1887 12,14,22,25,28 Fiocco, J-H. 1703-1741 10 Sibelius, J. 1865-1957 4,20,23,28,30 Paisiello, G. 1740-1816 12 Franceschini, P. c1650-1680 24 Lalo, E. 1823-1892 26 14,19,21,24,25,31 Bortnyansky, D. 1751-1825 29 Fry, W. 1813-1864 15 Palomo, L. b1938 16 Lambert, C. 1905-1951 16 Sinigaglia, L. 1868-1944 25 Boulanger, L. 1893-1918 21 Parish Alvars, E. 1808-1849 Fux, J. 1660-1741 31 Larsson, L-E. 1908-1986 31 Skryabin, A. 1872-1915 1,9,19 Boulez, P. b1925 13 18,20 Lassus, O. de c1530-1594 10 Skryabin, J. 1908-1919 7 Boyce, W. 1711-1779 6,15 Parry, H. 1848-1918 19 Gardiner, H. Balfour 1877- Leclair, J-M. 1697-1764 8 Smalley, R. b1943 26 Brahms, J. 1833-1897 2,4,5,7,10, 1950 26 Piazzolla, A. 1922-1992 9,16 Lehár, F. 1870-1948 4 Smetanin, M. b1958 12 11,12,13,18,19,20,27,30 Piston, W. 1894-1976 4 Gershwin, G. 1898-1937 Leifs, J. 1899-1968 31 Smyth, E. 1858-1944 19 Britten, B. 1913-1976 25,28 Platti, G. 1700-1763 19 14,17,26,28,30 Lindeman, J.R. 1822-1894 15 Sor, F. 1778-1839 19 Bruch, M. 1838-1920 13,20 Popov, G. 1904-1972 12 Ginastera, A. 1916-1983 16 Lindsey-Clark, V. 20th c 5 Sousa, J.P. 1854-1932 4 Bruckner, A. 1824-1896 26 Giuliani, M. 1781-1829 5,26 Porter, C. 1891-1964 30 Liszt, F. 1811-1886 Spohr, L. 1784-1859 5,6 Burgmüller, N. 1810-1836 24 Glass, P. b1937 9 Poulenc, F. 1899-1963 14,21,26 Stamitz, C. 1745-1801 10 4,11,14,17,20,21,28 Burkhard, W. 1900-1955 29 Glazunov, A. 1865-1936 Prokofiev, S. 1891-1953 Liszt, F. 1811-1886 Stanford, C. Villiers 1852-1924 Burton, J. 1730-1785 15 2,7,9,22,23,26 7,18,27,28,31 4,11,14,17,20,21,28 7,19 Busoni, F. 1866-1924 3 Puccini, G. 1858-1924 3,23,28 Stanley, J. 1712-1786 15 Glière, R. 1875-1976 18 Locke, M. c1621-1677 31 Gluck, C. 1714-1787 19,21,27 Goetz, H. 1840-1876 6 Goldmark, K. 1830-1915 11 Gorb, A. b1958 11,12 Gould, M. 1913-1996 4 Gounod, C. 1818-1893 10,17 Granados, E. 1867-1916 5,18 Graun, C. 1704-1759 5 Grétry, A-E-M. 1741-1813 5,8,13,19 Grieg, E. 1843-1907 4,31 Grofé, F. 1892-1972 11

Story, T. b1957 19 Stradella, A. 1644-1682 24 Strauss, Josef. 1827-1870 15 Strauss, R. 1864-1949 4,23,25 Stravinsky, I. 1882-1971 5,7,19,21,22 Strong, G. 1856-1948 24 Strouse, C. b 1928 25 Suk, J. 1874-1935 7,26 Sullivan, A. 1842-1900 29 Susato, T. d c1561 10 Tallis, T. c1505-1585 2 Taneyev, A. 1850-1918 28 Tárrega, F. 1852-1909 18 Tausig, C. 1841-1871 19 Tavener, J. b1944 2 Tchaikovsky, P. 1840-1893 2,5,15,18,23,24,26,28,31 Telemann, G. 1681-1767 2,3,4,6,10,17,19 Tuma, F. 1709-1774 31 Uccellini, M. c1603-1680 6 Ulrich, J. b 1939 6 Urreda, J. fl 1470-1500 6 Uttini, F. 1723-1795 6 Vanhal, J. 1739-1813 24,30 Vaughan Williams, R. 18721958 17,20,25,28,30 Verdi, G. 1813-1901 3,9,17,27,28,30 Victoria, T. de 1548-1611 17 Vieuxtemps, H. 1820-1881 20,25 Villa-Lobos, H. 1887-1959 2,17,26 Vivaldi, A. 1678-1741 6,12,13,17,20 Vogler, G. 1749-1814 26 Wagenseil, G. 1715-1777 9,29 Wagner, R. 1813-1883 3,23,24,25 Waldteufel, E. 1837-1915 18 Wallace, W. 1860-1940 19 Walmsley, T. b1956 19 Walton, W. 1902-1983 14,24,25 Weber, B. 1766-1842 17,21 Weber, C.M. 1786-1826 2,10,16,19,24,26 Weill, K. 1900-1950 24 Wesley, S. 1766-1837 15 Witt, F. 1834-1888 5 Wolf, H. 1860-1903 2,4 Yoshimatsu, T. b1953 2 Ysaÿe, E. 1858-1931 25 Zelenka, J. 1679-1745 31

Key Music duration is shown after the record and citation SO: Symphony Orchestra Orchestra bshn: basset horn

PO: Philharmonic Orchestra NO: National Orchestra RO: Radio Orchestra FO: Festival Orchestra CO: Chamber Orchestra TO: Theatre Orchestra RSO: Radio Symphony Orchestra RTO: Radio & Television

Prom O: Promenade Orchestra Ch & O: Chorus & Orchestra NSO: National Symphony Orchestra alto: male alto ban: bandoneon bar: baritone

bass: bass bn: bassoon bass-bar: bass-baritone cl: clarinet clvd: clavichord cont: contralto cora: cor anglais ct: counter-tenor db: double bass

dbn: double bassoon elec: electronic eng horn: English horn fl: flute fp: fortepiano gui: guitar hn: French horn hp: harp hpd: harpsichord mand: mandolin

mar: marimba mezz: mezzo-soprano narr: narrator ob: oboe org: organ perc: percussion pf: piano picc: piccolo rec: recorder sax: saxophone July 2015

sop: soprano tb: trombone ten: tenor timp: timpani tpt: trumpet treb: treble voice va: viola vc: cello vle: violone vn: violin

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1,5 Handel choral works for Fine Music 102.5 (7,7) 5 See 1 across 9 Wild apes spied in a dance (9) 10 Exclusive ice-cream portion (5) 11 A maths problem causes breathlessness (6) 12 All the Spanish start uniting in a song of praise (8) 14 Instrumental accompaniment for fish duet (6,4) 16 Purcell caused her to lament (4) 18 Promotion backing company ended movement (4) 19 In dire circumstances, but reported unbent(10) 22 Dealer in French sea-song (8) 23 Make it happen, then a bleeding chunk (6) 26 Mainly up in 29 across (5) 27 Idle tuner arranged hiatus (9) 28 Did Klemperer have a Turkish butler? (7) 29 Toy broken in half found in grass store (7)

1 American composer from a police state (7) 2 Benefit inside a basset-horn (5) 3 Dry email composed with imagination (8) 4 Cut back fastenings (4) 5 A Spaniard can almost land us in a pickle (10) 6 Sampled when seated awkwardly (6) 7 Natural selection following leaderless rebellion (9) 8 Parson distracted over love for singer (7) 13 Best nation arranged to withhold vote (10) 15 Sole position is downtrodden (9) 17 Straying, wandering sea creature (8) 18 Mabel and Co. play harpsichord (7) 20 Most submerged and steeped in conflict (7) 21 Tempo given by right-handed mythbuster (6) 24 Walter conducted at university in Czech city (5) 25 Headless witch causes irritation (4)


Across: 1 Latecomer, 4 Liszt, 6 Richard Wagner ,9 Totem, 10 Und Isolde, 12 Run, 13 Resuscitate, 14 Stereotypes, 17 Cad, 18 Lohengrin, 20 Grieg, 21 Accompaniment, 22 Posed, 23 Siegfried Down: 2 Tristan, 3 Murmurs, 4 Logistics, 5 Szell, 7 Hum, 8 Legend, 11 Das, 12 Rustle, 13 Rheingold, 15 Tar, 16 Penance, 17 Chianti, 19 Hacks, 20 Gem


How well do you know the world of classical music? Test your knowledge with these musical brain teasers from Fine Music 102.5 presenter, Michael Morton-Evans. 1. Name the first ballad opera ever produced in England. 2. What popular march by Julius Fucik is forever associated with the circus? 3. Which composer drowned in the Atlantic after his ship was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1916? 4. What does the musical marking ‘cantabile’ mean? 5. Who wrote (a) Death and The Maiden, and (b) Death and Transfiguration? 6. Of which island was Mozart’s Idomeneo king? 7. Was the musical comedy composer Victor Herbert English, American or Irish? 8. Which famous piece of music was written in 1748 to celebrate the Peace of Aachen?

Victor Herbert


1. The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay, 2. The Entry of the Gladiators, 3. Enrique Granados, 4. In a smooth, singing manner, 5. (a) Schubert (b) Richard Strauss, 6. Crete, 7. American, 8. Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks. 60

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THE 39 STEPS (1935)










2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

“DON’T LOOK NOW” (1973)


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I spent the first twenty years of my life in Britain so I’ve always been especially fond of British movies. That’s why I’m so excited about this retrospective film festival. All of these wonderful films will be screened in the digital format on the big cinema screen. I do hope you can join me for some, or all, of this season one of great British classics.

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Fine music magazine july 2015  

The magazine of Fine Music 102.5 featuring classical music, jazz, interviews, CD reviews and detailed monthly program.

Fine music magazine july 2015  

The magazine of Fine Music 102.5 featuring classical music, jazz, interviews, CD reviews and detailed monthly program.

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