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The Australian Ballet’s unusual score

THE SONG COMPANY 30 years of music making + Model mezzo - Hannah Fraser


Academy of Ancient Music’s St John Passion


Think folk, and then think again


Adrian Boult and Malcolm Sargent

Lynn HarreLL returns Heavenly Schubert Lynn Harrell, one of america’s leading cellists, makes a much anticipated return to Sydney to perform Shostakovich’s powerful Cello Concerto No.2. Then experience Schubert’s final masterpiece for orchestra.

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2 COVER STORY The Song Company celebrates its thirtieth anniversary - we trace the group’s history and achievements. 5 Academy of Ancient Music & St John’s Passion 6 Flashback with Derek Parker 7 Become a Friend of Fine Music 9 Young Virtuosi 11 Australian Ballet – Massenet & Manon 13 The New Generation of Folk Musicians 14 What’s On 16 CD Reviews 19 Swinging On The Vine 55 Fine Music Friends 56 Crossword and Trivia Quiz

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EDITOR’S DESK The world of classical music performance is a survivor’s game. It’s tough, and keeping afloat and contributing to the arts culture of this city has many, many challenges. One of the great survivors, marking their 30th anniversary this year, is The Song Company. They’ve brought pleasure to thousands and, partnering with Musica Viva, have helped a love of classical music blossom through their work with schools and country NSW. Their most recent addition to the group is this month’s cover artist, the beautiful and talented model and mezzo soprano Hannah Fraser. She is the fresh face of an ensemble that first graced the stage, thanks to the passion of Charles Colman, back in 1984 debuting at the Rothbury Estate winery in the Hunter Valley. Since 1990 Roland Peelman has been at the helm and under him, the group has built a reputation unmatched in vocal scope and expertise Celebrating the milestone, The Song Company has just released a CD and you’ll find details on Their Easter concerts on 15 and 16 April - a collaboration with acclaimed Scottish company Theatre Cryptic - are based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, The Little Match Girl and aptly enough they are on in the crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral. Also in time for Easter is ABC Classics’ release - an electrifying new recording of J S Bach’s sublime St John Passion, performed by superstars of the periodinstrument – the Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Richard Egarr. On air, we celebrate Easter with some special programming from Good Friday’s Hosanna, through to Saturday’s Sydney Philharmonia and the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s performance of J S Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion and on Sunday, Resurrection illustrates the story of Easter through the music of Biber and Mahler. Details on the highlights page 22. In recent appointments among the station’s Arts Partners, Sydney Philharmonia chair Sara Watts announced David Frances as their new General Manager. He joins SP from the UK where he left his last post as Director of Arts, Dartington Hall Trust in Devon. Meanwhile, the Australia Ensemble, University of NSW’s resident chamber music group, has appointed one of the country’s leading composers, Paul Stanhope, as its Artistic Chair. Happy Easter,


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Back row (l-r) - Clive Birch (bass), Roland Peelman (Artistic Director), Richard Black (Tenor). Front row Susannah Lawergren (soprano), Hannah Fraser (mezzo-soprano), Mark Donnelly (baritone), Anna Fraser (soprano).  Photo - Peter Hislop

The seventies were heady times for artists in Australia. The Australia Council was established, the Sydney Opera House opened, our film industry made great strides forward, and a wide range of new musical initiatives, commercial as well as classical, changed the landscape. One of the new professional groups, led by Charles Colman, was the Leonine Consort. Colman assembled some of the best young singers in the country for performances of early music and vocal chamber music of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1983, Peter Seymour, Artistic Director of the Sydney Philharmonia, invited Colman to become the director of a new professional vocal ensemble as a part of Sydney Philharmonia. Auditions were held throughout Australia in early 1984. From over 100 applications, the initial octet was formed with Margaret Schindler, Romola Tyrrell, Susan Gotts, Narelle Tapping, James Bonnefin, Adrian Brand, Martin Cooke and Stephen Bennett. The first performance.. The Song Company’s first performance was in July 1984 at the Rothbury Estate winery in the Hunter Valley. As further performances took 2

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place around the country, the singers’ aspirations and Colman’s quest for a top quality vocal ensemble with its own repertoire led to complete independence from Sydney Philharmonia. One year later, on 15 July 1985, The Song Company Pty Ltd became a legal entity. By the end of that year, the company had presented a number of challenging programs including a concert with the contemporary ensemble Flederman, had started commissioning composers and set up a schools touring program through “Musica Viva in Schools”. Conductor David Porcelijn engaged the ensemble to perform in Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges at the 1986 Adelaide Festival. From that moment, The Song Company never looked back. After ill-health forced Colman to resign in 1988, the group became a sextet led by John Grundy until Roland Peelman was appointed in early 1990. Under Peelman’s leadership, The Song Company has built an enviable reputation as a vocal group of unmatched scope and expertise. While its point of reference lies in the vocal consort repertoire of the 16th and early 17th

century, frequent explorations in medieval music, and ongoing creative development with composers and artists here and abroad continue to expand the group’s repertoire and skill base. The group’s 10th anniversary was celebrated together with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Bach, Fauré and a new work by Elliott Gyger. The 20th anniversary was marked with a large new setting of Song of Songs by Andrew Schultz which saw the start of an ongoing collaboration with William Barton, one of Australia’s most celebrated indigenous artists. The Song Company opened this, its 30th anniversary season, with a performance of Berio’s Laborintus II at the Sydney Festival and will present the premiere of a new Mass for Voices and Didgeridoo by Gerard Brophy and conclude the year with a rare soloistic performance of J S Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Since 1997, the group has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and at major festivals in Europe, including the Flanders Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival and the Budapest Music Festival, and is equally at home singing in Nullagine, Trangie or Baradine.

of all instruments, the human voice. Vocal enthusiasts of all ages are catered to with one of the newest offerings entitled Song Co & Co. The program offers local community choirs the opportunity to work with the ensemble and, after workshopping, present a combined performance. This outreach is having great results and as one artistic director wrote: “To have this calibre of musicianship so immediately and generously available in rehearsals and performances for our students is life-changing.”

New and innovative collaborations have taken The Song Company’s unique voice into the 21st century, most notably with choreographers Kate Champion, Martin del Amo and Shaun Parker demonstrating the transformative power of dance and voice together. Thirty years on, The Song Company can be seen as a pioneer in a cappella singing in Australia. No other vocal ensemble in the country matches the quality of The Song Company’s ensemble or the diversity of its repertoire. There are arguably few vocal ensembles anywhere in the same league. Recordings.. When Charles Colman started The Song Company in 1984, people still had collections of LPs, those lovely things in vinyl that needed turning over after 30 minutes. As a new group, our first recordings were limited to cassette tapes, something that now causes amusement, but was considered quite usual at the time. In 1991, the combination of Mozart’s bicentenary and a fledging new record label called Tall Poppies prompted the group’s first CD: Mozart Unexpurgated, a cheeky take on Mozart’s naughtiest songs, fresh from the Viennese pubs where he spent his free time between operas. With the inimitable Geoffrey Lancaster on fortepiano, we recreated and largely improvised those inebriated and smokefilled moments of mirth and plain nonsense.   There have been plenty of funny, even hilarious, moments in the recording studio since, such as the moment when the kitchen percussion used for a Martin Wesley-Smith song crashed precisely on the last note. We remember the birds outside St Scholastica’s merrily joining Genevieve Lacey’s recorder fluttering. We remember the obstinate cricket in St Patrick’s Manly, who had to be euthanised by Ralph Lane, and the memorable sessions with didgeridoo virtuoso, William Barton after the inevitable trip to Bunnings for substitute didgs! But when the red light goes on, the atmosphere is seriously charged and concentration is at an all-time high. Recording after all is like dealing with posterity; it will be there forever!  And are we not glad that those moments with William and Genevieve and Joseph Tawadros, another of our great collaborators, were captured at the right time, when  it felt dangerous and adventurous?

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recordings as well as some live performances from Australia and overseas. Amongst the previously unreleased tracks are Heinrich Isaacs’ monumental motet, Virgo Prudentissima, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Pigeon and Sparrow written for The Song Company and Genevieve Lacey, as well as the most deliciously funny barbershop quartet by our Kangaroo Valley friends, Peter and Martin Wesley-Smith: The Day we found O’Reilly’s chook in Mrs Boon’s backyard. At a time when our CD collections are nearing the end of their lifetime, this double album is an important marker and a great testimony to the range of our work and all the people who have contributed and collaborated with us. The Song Company will continue to record but it will come to you in a different form. The Song Company 30th Anniversary CD set can be purchased through or by calling (02) 8272 9500. Education… Many readers may not know that The Song Company performs regularly in schools. Since its very beginning, Musica Viva has contracted the company for over 100 concerts every year in schools and regional areas. Last year over 15,000 primary school and tertiary students saw The Song Company performances. Through Stories of A Cappella, The Song Company investigates 4,000 years of history by tracing the development of music for that most versatile

Today and tomorrow… Thirty years on and The Song Company continues to exemplify the very best in vocal music. There have been challenges along the way. It takes a special singer to work within an ensemble of six voices which has become defined through the ages as the cornerstone of musical architecture. When the 2014 season was launched, there were only five voices permanently in the ensemble. But, by the start of the 30th Anniversary year, the Company once again became six voices. After an eighteen month international search, Hannah Fraser was recruited as the newest mezzo. Fraser was born and educated in Armidale NSW, before moving to Sydney where she completed her Bachelor of Music Performance (Voice) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her appointment brings The Song Company ensemble to full strength as she joins sopranos Anna Fraser and Susannah Lawergren, tenor Richard Black, baritone Mark Donnelly, and bass Clive Birch. If The Song Company’s first decade can be described as a determined attempt to dip its toes into cold water and keep them there, the second decade had the ensemble well and truly swimming – in both Australian and foreign waters. By the third decade The Song Company started making real waves with a number of remarkable and innovative projects such as Tenebrae, Kalkadunga Yurdu and The Prophet. In the fourth decade, we will steady the ship and rule the waves that we make. – The Song Company Easter Concert The Little Match Girl Passion St Mary’s Crypt, St Mary’s Cathedral Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 April 7.30pm For series subscriptions and tickets to Sydney events visit On air Saturday 5 April 5.30pm Arts in Focus

Thirty years of adventures were never going to fit on a single CD, but two CDs, one with sacred highlights and another, with anything from the sublime to the ridiculous, come a little closer and will give many people something new to enjoy as we celebrate 30 years. The 30th Anniversary CD set covers studio April 2014

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J.S. BACH ST JOHN PASSION ABC Classics 481 0850



St John Passion (1724 version) James Gilchrist, tenor (Evangelist) • Matthew Rose, bass (Jesus) Ashley Riches, baritone (Pilate) • Elizabeth Watts, soprano Sarah Connolly, alto • Andrew Kennedy, tenor • Christopher Purves, bass Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of the AAM

Richard Egarr, director and harpsichord

A sublime, state-of-the-art new recording of the 1724 version of Bach’s choral masterpiece from the Academy of Ancient Music, recapturing the intimacy, passion and vitality of the music when it was first composed.

“No better team could be assembled anywhere.” – The Arts Desk, UK







THE INSPIRING PASSION OF J S BACH A Rare Recording - Academy of Ancient Music and the St John Passion

Gilchrist and Matthew Rose. Says Egarr, “- I was so lucky to have my absolutely ideal team of soloists. James is the perfect Evangelist he is able to communicate the story in such a clear way, but still convey its deeply emotional meaning and impact. The highlight for me was Liz singing ‘Zerfliesse’ - it made me weep every time she sang it - she brought such a deep and many-sided sense of suffering and pain to this extraordinarily difficult moment in the Passion.” It was, according to Egarr, a great team effort with the choir displaying fantastic skill and energy. The Academy of Ancient Music The Academy of Ancient Music which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year has a discography of more than 300 albums. The next natural progression for them is the recording of the St Matthew Passion and again Egarr has chosen the earliest version of the piece which he says has a number of surprising differences.

Richard Egarr. Photo - Marco Borggreve

The world renowned period instrument orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, led by their charismatic harpsichordist and director, Richard Egarr has released, in time for Easter, their first recording of J S Bach’s St John Passion - available in Australia from ABC Classics.

and meaning of this story than the listener in Bach’s time. Bach writes music which responds to the text in an utterly real and sometimes devastating way.

Through the St John Passion, Bach tells the story of Christ’s arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, his trial, torture and crucifixion. There are known to be four versions of the St John Passion, and this rare recording of Bach’s original 1724 score has a highly dramatic edge – one of the reasons that it holds particular appeal for Egarr. “I haven’t conducted the St John Passion as often as the Matthew. Living in the Netherlands as I do, one gets an overdose of the St Matthew every year, and it is always refreshing for me to come to the St John.  It was the first Passion I conducted with the AAM.

“The characters are amazingly strong and he was even criticised at the time for that - for making this terribly dramatic church music. And I think for me, I love theatre and I love opera, that’s why I love Handel so much, but I think in a way this Passion is as close as Bach ever got to writing operatic music.” The portrayal of Christ’s death says Egarr, has a great impact, “The moment in the John Passion where Christ finally gives up his spirit is particularly moving because everything has been so turbulent and very dramatic and that is absolutely a focal point for everyone involved in the story to really reflect upon and the music that follows - it is absolutely sublime.”

“For me the St John is incredibly compact, dramatic and direct. I chose to investigate and record the earliest version of the work as I find that even stronger in its colours.  I believe the Bach Passions should communicate their message in a real way - the listener should be moved to emotionally participate in the drama, so I encouraged everyone to make it real.  We are much more disconnected from the message

The performers chosen for this recording appeared in sold-out performances of the St John Passion in England at Easter time last year and they are artists that Egarr has collaborated with in the past. Among the singers is internationally acclaimed lyric tenor James Gilchrist who is in the narrating role of the Evangelist along with Sarah Connolly, Liz Watts, Chris Purves Andrew Kennedy, Jamie

There are still more Bach recordings and projects in the offing including the Christmas Oratorio and B Minor Mass and further down the track some “special Bach cantatas”. But, the door is wide open for a few surprises says Egarr, “I have great hopes to take the AAM forward with later repertoire - Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini - who knows?!” As it seems with most things that Egarr touches in life, working with this orchestra brings a great sense of joy, “[It] is my musical centre and family with all the benefits (and difficulties!) that come with any family. I’ve known the musicians in AAM for a long time and love working with them.  Familiarity can often lapse into a sense of ease, but I try to keep the edge when working on any old or new repertoire – it’s so important that we don’t become boring or too comfortable musically.”  With Egarr holding the baton, that hardly seems likely. - Lizzie Herbert Egarr returns to Australia in 2015 to once again collaborate with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and, after AAM’s sold out concerts with Musica Viva last year, is looking forward to more “Antipodean” concert opportunities. April 2014

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Flashback - with Derek Parker The only two conductors I could say that I really knew – in the sense of having met and talked with them a few times - were Adrian Boult and Malcolm Sargent.

He was an extremely nice man, and rather than talk to one in some musty green-room would invite you to his duplex flat high above the Albert Hall. He would answer any question: I even, with daring and a degree of impertinence, once asked him about his hair, jet-black at 70. A family trait, he said, and I’m sure that was right.

Most people I suppose would assume that Boult was the less interesting of the two. Seeing him on the podium one might well at first also suppose he might be the less interesting conductor. Both suppositions would be far from the mark but he certainly didn’t go out of his way to correct the impression. On the podium he looked, and behaved, as a military bandmaster might - upright, humourless, gestures restrained and minimalist, he looked as if he was about to produce the dullest performance of a work anyone could imagine. Yet, once the neat, small downbeat started the music, he managed on his day to unleash performances of quite extraordinary colour and passion. At the time I encountered him, he had retired as director of music at the BBC, where he founded the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which under his baton was rivalled only by the LPO, of which he was later chief conductor. He had an office above the Wigmore Hall and sat there behind a preternaturally tidy desk looking more than anything else as though he was the CEO of a shipping line - his family were shipping and mercantile people. His musical interests showed themselves as a child, and while at school in London he collected performances by the greatest artists of the time, got to know Elgar and became a close friend of Vaughan Williams. One of his memories was of operating the lighting cues at the first Nikisch performance of Wagner’s Ring. He admired Nikisch above fineMusic 102.5

himself conducted a wide range of work, and was responsible for inviting many of his finest young colleagues for the first time to England - including Giulini, Boulez and Haitinck. His own best work was probably with choral music (Toscanini thought him the finest conductor of choral music in the world).

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all others: the thing that amazed him, he said, was how a man could achieve such remarkable effects just with a piece of wood in his hand. That led to his own unobtrusive technique: he seemed scarcely to move - on the podium, his baton controlled from the wrist alone. When Boult actually raised the baton much above mid-chest level, one could expect a sensation - and, in works like Holst’s The Planets, got one. He believed it was the duty of the conductor to keep his personal tastes to himself and was perfectly willing to conduct a work he personally disliked: there it was, on the page, and on that page was everything necessary for a successful performance. Though he wouldn’t say so, I rather got the impression that that was his attitude to Berg’s Wozzeck, of which I remember hearing him give, on radio, the first British performance. He probably introduced more “modern” music to British audiences than anyone else.

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By the time of his death Sargent was probably the most famous British conductor, certainly in his own country: he had taken over the annual Promenade concerts from Henry Wood in 1948, and run them for almost twenty years. His affectionate (sometimes denigratory) nickname, “Flash Harry”, was not inappropriate. Almost preternaturally elegant in appearance, he was almost as restrained in his technique as Boult, but was far less popular with his orchestras - he had made the mistake of saying that an orchestral musician did not deserve a “job for life” and should “give of his lifeblood with every bar he plays.” It was firmly his view, but it did not make him popular. When war broke out he was in Australia, where he was enormously popular, and had just been offered a permanent appointment with the ABC He turned it down and went home, touring factories and church halls giving concerts for no fee, and continuing to work in London during the Blitz. On one occasion, he told me, there was an air raid warning while he was conducting at Queen’s Hall. He stopped, told the audience they’d probably be safer in the hall than outside, and went on with the program. The orchestra, he said, played wonderfully and he’d never known an audience to listen with such passionate attention. A few weeks later the Queen’s Hall was totally destroyed. He succeeded Boult as conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and was generally considered to have let the standard slip. But his running of the Proms was exemplary: he

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Beecham sent him up relentlessly, though he did ask for it: he dearly loved a lord, and there are many stories about this susceptibility. On one occasion Sargent invited Leon Goossens to his dressing-room to meet a friend. The room was packed after a concert, but gradually emptied until only Sargent and Goossens remained, with a tall lugubrious-looking man in a frock coat. “Your Majesty,” said Sargent, “may I present Mr Leon Goossens, perhaps the world’s best oboist? Leon, this is my dear, good friend, the King of Sweden.” The King drew himself up, bowed slightly, and said, “Norway”. Dying of cancer, Sargent dragged himself across the road to the Albert Hall to say goodbye to his beloved Prom audience after the 1967 season. “I look forward to seeing you here next year,” he said. Everyone knew that was not going to happen; they cheered him to the echo. - Derek Parker

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Young Virtuosi This month we introduce more finalists from Fine Music 102.5’s 2014 Young Virtuoso Award which fosters young musicians of outstanding talent and potential. TERENCE LEUNG - CELLO Terence Leung is a Year 11 music scholarship student at Sydney Grammar School. He was awarded his LMusA and FTCL in cello (both with Distinction) at just fourteen years old. In 2008, as the youngest competitor in his category, Terence won the 6th National Professional Cello Competition for Young Cellists in China. In the following year, Terence travelled to Suwon, Korea to compete in the semi-finals of the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. But one of his fondest DAISY OU – PIANO “Talkative, organised and optimistic” is how selective high school student Daisy Ou describes herself. Daisy began learning piano at the age of three from her mother who studied piano in Germany. The eldest in a family of five musical children, she is always thankful for her mother’s support and encouragement, saying, “her wisdom and knowledge has enabled me to be who I am today.” Daisy is a student of Natalia Sheludiakova at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and holds the Kathleen Holmes McCrae Pianoforte Scholarship

2013-14 - one of her “most memorable achievements”. In July 2013, she was accepted through audition into an International Young Artist Program at Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest in Philadelphia, where she attended master-classes with leading faculty members Amy Yang and Mimi Stillman. Some of Daisy’s most recent awards have been First Prize at Sydney McDonald’s Eisteddfod Recital Award (17 years) and the Australian National Eisteddfod’s Romantic Composer, as well as the Shirley Byrne Australian Prize at Ryde Eisteddfod.

ALBERTA KHOURY - GUITAR Alberta Khoury was given her first classical guitar aged three and a half and began her studies of it a year later. Alberta’s love for her instrument stems from its “ability to enhance not only the dynamic range, but to bring out the many lines and intertextuality of the music.” At the tender age of eight, she was awarded eight first prizes at the City of Penrith’s 2004 Eisteddfod. In August 2008, at 13, she won the “Open Age” division of the McDonald’s Sydney Eistdeddfod Classical JONATHON RAMSAY - EUPHONIUM Nineteen-year-old Jonathon Ramsay is a third year student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He plays the Trombone, Ophicleide, Sackbut and Euphonium; he specialises in the latter, calling it the instrument “closest to the human voice”. Jonathon, an international soloist, has performed with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, Australian Youth Orchestra, and Sydney Brass, with his performances often recorded and broadcast on radio. In addition to gaining his LMusA with Distinction at

achievements, Terence recalls, was making his professional orchestra debut with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra in 2010, playing Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto to a “sold-out” audience. Terence has also performed in master classes with Nathan Waks, Trey Lee, Richard Bamping, Francois Salque and Jian Wang, the latter of whom is one of his favourite musicians: “I really admire his interpretation of his Bach Suites”, Terence says, “I’d say [they were] the best I’ve heard along with Pablo Casals’”.

Guitar competition. More recently she was an entrant in the “Michelle Pittaluga” 44th International Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy, and later in May 2012, was selected as a semi-finalist for the Parkening International Guitar Competition. The youngest and first female competitor, she won fifth place. Currently, Alberta is preparing to audition for admission into prestigious music conservatories - Juilliard in New York and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

just 16, Jonathon has won the prestigious Ern Keller International Soloist of the Year Competition, and was named Australian National Junior Brass Champion and NSW State Junior and Open Brass Champion. For his teacher, trombonist Scott Kinmont, Jonathon has nothing but admiration and praise: “He is genuine and hardworking. It is inspirational to experience his wisdom.” However, he admits that the greatest influences on his music are none other than his friends and colleagues who provide “honest feedback” and “friendly competition”.

BENJAMIN ADLER - VIOLIN Benjamin Adler, 21, started learning violin and piano at five. He attended Newington College on a full music scholarship, during which time he was selected for Symphony Australia’s Scholar Conductors Program. He has since been selected for the National SO Summer Music Institute in Washington, DC. He won the prize for Best Performance of an Australian Piece in the Kendall National Violin Competition, and was appointed leader of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Orchestra. Now in his third year of a BMus performance YOUNG VIRTUOSO AWARD - 2014 SEMI FINALIST BROADCASTS Wednesdays 1pm 16 April Alberta Khoury, guitar 2 April Terence Leung, cello 23 April Jonathon Ramsay, euphonium 9 April Daisy Ou, piano 30 April Ben Adler, violin

degree, he is studying with Alice Waten whom he describes as an “unfailingly supportive and encouraging” teacher. Another influential musician admired by Benjamin is Maxim Vengerov, who “seems to play every note with integrity and musical commitment.” What he also finds inspiring about Vengerov is that he served as the 1997 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador: “I find the notion that something as abstract as music can create tangible social good, very inspiring.” - Alison Zhou Presenter - Troy Fil, Engineer: Greg Ghavalas Sydney Piano World and Sauter Piano - sponsors of the Young Virtuoso Award Coordinator : Judy Deacon April 2014

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Lucinda Dunn & Adam Bull in Manon, The Australian Ballet 2014

the torrent of music that flowed from his lyrical pen. He defined French opera in the late 19th century. Many of his contemporaries were surly about his success and suspicious of the lasting value of his music, written with so little apparent effort. But Massenet had a charming pragmatism (some would say cynicism): “… the public likes it and we must always agree with the public,” he wrote to a composer friend.

– “…I will treat it as “anPuccini Italian, with violent passion.”

Kenneth MacMillan chose the music of Massenet - a total of 22 separate pieces, ingeniously sewn together - to score his sumptuous Manon. Katherine Kemp looks at this unusual score, and the conductor’s role in creating drama in ballet. “She struck me as being so extremely beautiful, that I, who had never before thought of the difference between the sexes, or looked on woman with the slightest attention - I, whose conduct had been hitherto the subject of universal admiration, felt myself, on the instant, deprived of my reason and selfcontrol”. - The Chevalier des Grieux, on first seeing Manon Lescaut (from the novel by the Abbé Prevost, L’histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, 1731). Massenet’s opera is called Manon, which fits neatly with all those other great soprano title roles - Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Salome and so on. The tenors are dropped from the billing. It is no longer the story of the Chevalier, but of a woman whose beauty leads to disaster. This mixture of sex, death, and (usually) religion turned up in Freud’s consulting rooms as often as it did on the operatic stages of his day. Unsurprisingly, then, Manon was a triumph for Jules Massenet (1842- 1912), the most successful French composer of his time. He was prolific in his vocal music – over 30 operas and more than 200 songs overshadow his instrumental works. An influential teacher, he did not push his students into becoming mini-Massenets. But a subtle absorption of his style must have been hard to avoid. If anyone else managed to get a piece on at the Opéra-Comique during his heyday, it passed almost unnoticed under

Though many of his works are no longer in the repertoire, his operas Manon and Werther are frequently performed, as are notable

instrumental excerpts, such as the Meditation from Thaïs. He retains a claim on the history of music for his influence on Debussy, Richard Strauss and Puccini. This last created his own Manon opera (Manon Lescaut) only nine years after Massenet’s success - but dismissed warnings about comparisons by saying, “Massenet treated the subject as a Frenchman, with refinement and grace. I will treat it as an Italian, with violent passion”. This may be more insightful than the mere bravado it first appears to be. Massenet’s Manon, though not wellenough born to be a “suitable” bride for the noble des Grieux, at least knows how to look the part – she is indeed refined and graceful, a perfect fit for the shimmering charm of Massenet’s compositional style. His opera bears up well over time, not least because character is eternal. The same Manon who can be wooed by jewels and furs in the 1884 opera is still familiar to us all, keeping up with the Joneses’ wide-screen TV in the 21st century. It may not be so odd, then, that when Kenneth MacMillan looked to create a ballet of Manon, he first turned to Massenet’s opera. According to Paul Jackson, by 1974 MacMillan had already been burned twice when it came to music and new ballets – two commissioned scores had turned out badly for him. MacMillan felt he couldn’t make a ballet from Massenet’s opera, but the general style of the music was just the thing – richly coloured, flavoured with decadence, displaying the silky suppleness which sounds so definitively French. So the choreographer found an experienced collaborator to pull together a Manon score created entirely out of other works

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MASSENET, ART AND REASON cont. by Massenet. Leighton Lucas was a British conductor and composer, who had worked with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1918-1921), the Markova-Dolin Ballet (1935-37) and Arts Theatre Ballet (1940-41). In 1946, Lucas founded his own orchestra, specialising in modern French works. As well as the obvious synchronicities of dance and French music, Lucas would have appealed to MacMillan as a practical-minded professional, because he wrote film music, which has, like ballet, certain restrictions and expectations about timing.

intensifying of the storyline...

new score better “ The matches the steady

Each composer, playwright, filmmaker and choreographer in the past 250 years who has been inspired by Abbé Prévost’s novel has chosen their own elements from the original. Massenet’s choice of plot elements and dramatic pacing suit an opera, not a ballet. By rejecting the opera, MacMillan was free to return to the book, design something tailormade for dance, and so give the work more of his characteristic darkness. The final score was pulled together by Lucas and by Hilda Gaunt, The Royal Ballet’s company pianist, from no fewer than 21 different pieces by Massenet, and orchestrated where necessary: there are songs and piano works as well as excerpts from operas, cantatas and instrumental music. The result is that rare thing: a triumph of compromise. However, the speed with which the musical team patched the score together left it with a number of mild inconsistencies in its orchestration and emotional weight. In 2011, the experienced conductor Martin Yates (who had worked on the production of Carousel for which MacMillan did his last-ever choreographic work) was asked by The Royal Ballet to “tidy up” the music prior to a new production of Manon by the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki. The choreographer’s widow, Lady MacMillan, has given the new version her approval, deeming it respectful to Massenet, Lucas and Gaunt, but more truly reflecting the dramatic intentions of the ballet through subtle adjustments in the choice of instruments and dynamics. The new score better matches the steady intensifying of the storyline, with the full orchestra only coming into play towards the very end.

Nicolette Fraillon stresses the crucial balance between art and technique. Intriguingly, it mirrors the conflict between emotional desires and rational needs that is at the heart of Prévost’s novel. “One of the great partnerships of 20th-century ballet was Balanchine and Stravinsky,” says Fraillon. “Unquestionably, one of the reasons it was so great was that Stravinsky really knew about theatre and dance, and Balanchine was a trained composer. They were really right inside one another’s genre in a way I think no other composer and choreographer ever has been.” This seems to have been the kind of understanding MacMillan was seeking from Lucas and Gaunt (who appears as the studio accompanist in the classic movie The Red Shoes, incidentally); and what Martin Yates - highly experienced as a conductor of opera and ballet including several MacMillan works - was able to bring to his new version of the score. As Fraillon puts it, “Unless you understand every step, both from the technical, physical point of view – and therefore the demands and stresses that the dancer’s body is under, and the way each dancer moves individually – as well as the way those steps relate to the music, you can’t possibly conduct and create anything meaningful for ballet.” “Take any of the great Tchaikovsky ballets,” she says, “and there are moments that are really symphonic: where the music is telling the story, the music is driving the dramatic action. Great choreographers reflect that in what they do. There are moments where it’s about the music; there are moments when it’s about the dancers; there are moments where it’s about both in equal parts. The story isn’t only about that

Fraillon stresses the “ crucial balance between art

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Nicolette Fraillon. Photo - Julian Kingma

couple and their love story: the music is about creating context for all of that. [A good ballet score] is also about letting someone strut their stuff and giving a few more people a chance to show off, and giving us as an audience those pretty moments of respite to recover, so we can focus again and go back into the intense dramatic emotion.” Fraillon first prepared the score of the Lucas/ Gaunt version when The Australian Ballet performed Manon in 2008. Insights emerged from an unexpected source. “I decided to put a recording of Manon on for the first time and I happened to have the Tour de France on the TV. They were going through the Pyrenees and it was the most gorgeous background - I had the sound off and wow, here was all this fabulous, luscious music from the second scene of the pas de deux in the first act, which is incredibly evocative and all about emotional rushes. And here are all these gorgeous men powering up the mountains in this spectacular scenery and these bits of Massenet actually worked just as well with that! And I thought, ah, they’ve picked what works emotionally for these kind of things.” The pragmatic Jules Massenet would no doubt have been perfectly content. - Katherine Kemp Katherine Kemp writes and speaks about classical music. She is Director of Artistic Planning (Concerts) for Musica Viva Australia. The Australian Ballet - Manon 3- 23 April, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

NEW VOICES OF FOLK Think folk, and then, think “again. There’s more to it than

you might first think.

Siobhan Owen

audience to folk music. In 2014 the National Folk Festival is a very different event from those first and subsequent festivals but its core objective is still to develop a range of projects and platforms to grow new audiences, especially a younger demographic. It views this new wave of emerging young musicians as integral to that aim. Boasting impeccable music credentials The Mae Trio is another dynamic group of young musicians grounding their careers in folk. At the 2013 National Festival they won the Folk Alliance Australia Award for best youth act. Twelve months later they will be back at the National with tours to America and Scotland under their belt, an outstanding recording of original material and performances at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. In many ways the Australian folk scene lags behind similar movements in the United Kingdom, Europe and America where folk enjoys a much higher status in the music hierarchy. It may take a little longer here but things are beginning to change. Many young folk view the genre as a cultural alternative to the mass entertainment industry - music that is appealing at a grass roots level but with 21st century polish and sophistication.

..exploring the more creative “and quirkier notions of ‘folk’.

Pam Merrigan, director of the National Folk Festival, writes about the new generation of classically educated folk musicians and introduces us to some of the performers appearing at this month’s event in Canberra. While one popular view of “folk” is music of simple character, anonymous authorship and commonly handed down among people who may not be trained musicians, the reality of the genre today is a far cry from that naïve generalisation. In fact, folk music deserves a wider audience and, far more attention than it often receives in this country. “Folk” has opened up boundless creative horizons for its practitioners, spawning collaborations with musicians from fields as diverse as rock, classical and jazz and fusing elements of the styles to create new and unique folk traditions. These days, young folk performers are more likely to be classically trained or hold a music degree and, while the debate about what defines “folk” goes on, these young musicians are redefining the genre. Welsh born Celtic harpist Siobhan Owen holds a Diploma of Classical Music (Voice) from Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium and is currently studying towards a BMus Ed. At 18 Siobhan is already a veteran of the folk festival circuit. In March she travelled to France to sing the voice of Yseut in a new Symphonic Ballet by French composer Alan Simon based on the story of Tristan and Isolde. In April she will return to Australia to play the National Folk Festival held over Easter in Canberra, transcending music boundaries with ease. The Raglins from Melbourne are a folk duo whose credentials are grounded in a classical background. Hannah Pelka-Caven studied music performance at University of Melbourne and Robert Hillman started playing viola at age six gaining his AMusA with distinction in 2010 after being involved in ensembles like the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra Quartet. The Raglins are reinventing and bringing new life to traditional Australian material, reinterpreting and delivering it with a fresh new approach and garnering new fans of folk along the way. Folk traditions are providing the springboard for young musicians to launch their careers and folk festivals the stages where these new voices of folk are being heard. The National Folk Festival is the longest running and most accessible of these festivals. Founded in 1967, it evolved from an idea sparked by the success of the Newport Folk Festival in the USA, that a similar festival in Australia might attract a new

While the new wave of young folk practitioners continues to hone and develop their craft they are, through festivals like the National, exposed to entertainment experiences of the highest quality. Not all young performers have the opportunity to travel overseas like The Mae Trio and so these festivals become places to experience top draw international, national and regional folk artists. Not only will emerging artists be enriched by their connection with this but audiences are also treated to a concentration of world-class music.

The National Folk Festival is committed to offering up an annual program of high-end entertainment, grounded in the core values of a unique and diverse Australian folk culture while successfully exploring many of the more creative and quirkier notions of “folk”. Amongst its highlights for 2014 is music as diverse as the Australian Chinese Music Ensemble led by sheng master Wang Zheng-Ting to America’s Woody Mann whose music fuses jazz, blues, classical and world music. Considered a modern master of his craft this will be Mann’s first visit to Australia and he comes exclusively to the National. Also gracing the festival’s stages will be Valanga Khoza and his South African Jive, the artistry of shakuhachi grand master Riley Lee and an outstanding program of indigenous Australian music headlined by Archie Roach, described as a National Treasure and, this country’s most important songline. With a smorgasbord of styles from acoustic to blues, Celtic to world music the National serves up a program to inspire the young and engage music enthusiasts alike. Based in the National Capital it is, truly a National music event expressing the musical diversity of the Nation. Think folk, and then, think again. There’s more to it than you might first think. - Pam Merrigan

ON AIR - FOCUS ON FOLK Fine Music’s folk programs this month are on Saturday 5 and Saturday 19 April, 6pm with Gerry Myerson and Paul Jackson. April 2014

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What’s On CHAMBER LIVE AT LUNCH THE FRENCH CONNECTION Wednesday 2 April 12 noon The Concourse, Chatswood Tickets: $25-$28 Bookings: 1300 795 012 Popular concert series Live at Lunch returns to The Concourse this April following a highly successful debut season in 2013. Directed for a second year by internationally renowned flautist and instrumental artist, Jane Rutter, the series has gained recognition as a major Sydney music event. In The French Connection, two Australian international classical stars, pianist Simon Tedeschi and Rutter, flute, play two sublime French

CHAMBER OMEGA ENSEMBLE MOZART’S QUINTET Sunday 27 April 2.30pm Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Tickets: $29 - $65 Bookings: 9250 7777 Internationally renowned violinist and guest artist Susie Park (pictured) joins Omega Ensemble for a concert of timeless classics including works by Beethoven and Mozart. Hailed as “prodigiously talented” and praised for her “freedom, mastery and fantasy”, Park brings an extraordinarily emotive range and dynamic presence to the stage. Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor was one of the composer’s favourite works in this particular genre. It is said that upon listening to a performance of the work, Schubert remarked, “After this, what is there left for us to write?” Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major is one of his earliest and best-known works for the instrument. Although almost invariably played on an A or B flat clarinet, hear Artistic Director David Rowden perform this work on the rarely heard basset clarinet, the instrument for which it was originally written.

ORCHESTRAL WILLOUGHBY SYMPHONY MAJESTIC MOZART WITH JANE RUTTER Saturday 3 May 7pm Sunday 4 May 2pm The Concourse, Chatswood Tickets: $5-$45 Bookings: 9020 6968 Internationally renowned flautist, Jane Rutter joins the Willoughby Symphony in a program of sublime beauty and grace. Undisputedly one of the most brilliant concertos of its genre, Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G major is one of the composer’s most delicately tender creations. In the hands of such a magnificent interpreter, this concerto’s elegant poetry will come to life as never before. Closing out this program, is the perfection of Beethoven in

CHAMBER METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA CELLISTS TMO CHAMBER PLAYERS SERIES Sunday 11 May 3pm Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street Leichhardt Tickets: $20-$25 Bookings: 8007 7131 The Cellists of The Metropolitan Orchestra return to perform in the intimate setting of Leichhardt Town Hall. Presented as part of Leichhardt Council’s Site and Sound Festival and part of The Metropolitan Orchestra’s Chamber Players series. 14

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sonatas by Cesar Franck and Francis Poulenc, and the haunting Gnossiennes by their Rive Gauche friend, Erik Satie. The Live at Lunch concert series is a highlight event of the Sydney lunchtime concert calendar. The six concerts feature a host of international artists including the Idea of North, Taryn Fiebig and Amelia Farrugia. You can join Rutter and her guest artists for lunch at Terrazza after each concert.

the early phase of his emerging genius. With its dramatic opening, memorable melodic inventiveness and the most extraordinary finale ever to have graced a symphonic creation, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is a sparkling delight of the repertoire. Also on the program: Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Conductor - Alex Briger.

This exciting encore performance will include De Falla’s Spanish Songs, Sculthorpe’s Song of Tailitnama and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras No.5. Don’t miss this very special chance to experience these amazing, passionate cellists up close and personal. Seating is very limited so book your tickets now. Patroned by Guy Noble and under the baton of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor SarahGrace Williams, TMO’s 2014 season consists of three main series - Met Series, TMO Chamber Players and the new TMO Cushion Concerts. With additional Special Concert Events throughout the year.

COMEDY ADRIAN BOHM PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH JOHN CLEESE 8-15 April 8pm The Concourse, Chatswood Tickets: $99.90-$119.90 Bookings: 1300 795 012

One of the most influential comedians in entertainment history returns with his hit one man show An Evening With John Cleese. Loved the world over for his comedic antics in cult films such as “Monty Python” and the television series Fawlty Towers, in 1998 Cleese won a British Academy Award for Best Actor in “A Fish Called Wanda” He will regale fans with stories and exclusive clips from his illustrious 40 year career. Cleese has mastered everything from dry wit to slapstick humour, making his type of humour one that everyone can enjoy. This is an opportunity to get up close and personal with a true living legend and master comedian. With some shows already sold out, book soon for this intimate evening at The Concourse. Check website for any recently announced additional event dates.

OPERA OPERA AUSTRALIA MADAMA BUTTERFLY ON SYDNEY HARBOUR 21 March - 12 April 7.30pm Fleet Steps Tickets: $79-$370 Bookings: 9250 777 What is opera to you? The rush of adrenalin as a soprano or tenor’s voice soars, the hum of the chorus, the larger-than-life costumes and scenery, the moving stories, or just the whole sense of occasion? Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is all this and more. Come down to the water’s edge and let the story begin. We’re in Japan. A young American acquires a bride to keep him company during his stay.

It’s clearly a financial transaction rather than a love match but on their wedding night the stars come out, their eyes meet and magic happens. Do come and hear Cio-Cio-San and Pinkerton’s exquisite love duet and remain unmoved, especially when it takes place against the backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The stars will be there, for real. Magic too.

3-5 April Sydney Opera House Tickets: $39-$129 Bookings: 8215 4600 “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Powerful, spine chilling and epic. Ridley Scott’s blockbuster, and winner of five Academy Awards, Gladiator comes to Australia for the first time, and will be performed live in concert with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The Sydney Opera House will transform into the Roman Coliseum as Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s sweeping and dramatic score, among the all-time favourites, is brought to life by a full symphony orchestra while the movie is played in high definition live on the giant screen above. JAZZ NORTH SHORE JAZZ FESTIVAL Saturday 12 April 11am-5pm, 8-10.30pm Sunday 13 April 11am-4.30pm


Tickets: $35-$50 Bookings: 9245 3000

3 April – 23 April Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre Tickets: $33-$204 Bookings: 1300 369 741 An opulent ballet of love versus money. Manon is a rare thing − at once a ravishing feast for the senses, and the utterly compelling story of a young girl who forsakes true love for wealth. A naive girl on her way to a convent, Manon dreams of the city. Des Grieux, a young student, is instantly smitten by her, and they run away together. But once in Paris, Manon quickly succumbs to the lure of luxury, and her course is set for both tragedy and redemption. Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s sweeping vision of decadent 18th century Paris, richly costumed


and lusciously orchestrated, is brought to life by the breathtaking artistry of The Australian Ballet’s renowned company of dancers. Music by Jules Massenet arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates, played by Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Conductor Nicollete Fraillon. Image - Lucinda Dunn and Adam Bull.

John Buchanan will present the first North Shore Jazz Festival at the North Sydney Leagues Club. Andy Schumm and Josh Duffee, two wonderful musicians from the USA, who were featured at the 2011 Mittagong Festival, will again team up with leading interstate and local musicians to present a program taking us on a musical journey through the first forty years in the history of jazz - from Buddy Bolden to Benny Goodman. Saturday day program: New Orleans Origins, St Louis Ragtime, New Orleans to Chicago, Jelly Roll Morton and Chicago – the Next Generation. Saturday evening program: Benny Goodman – “King of Swing” and Sunday program: Bix Beiderbecke and Red Nichols, Jean Goldkette and Paul Whiteman, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Duke Ellington and The Hot Dance Orchestras of the 1920s April 2014

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EMMA MATTHEWS Mozart Arias ABC Classics 357998

✶✶✶✶✶ RICHARD TOGNETTI BACH BEETHOVEN BRAHMS Australian Chamber Orchestra, Neal Peres Da Costa, Daniel Yeadon ABC Classics 481 0679

✶✶✶✶ Compilation discs are often a hit and miss affair. It’s easy to look at the track listing and say “Yep, got it, got it, haven’t got it, don’t know it” etc etc. What struck me immediately about this offering of Richard Tognetti, was the wide and varied selections of the big ‘B’ composers. It opens with the hauntingly beautiful first movement from Bach’s Sonata No 2 for Violin and Keyboard, the keyboard part played on a chamber organ. Interestingly, the third track is the final movement of this work with addition

PSYCHOSONATA Original works by Michael Kieran Harvey Move MD 3368

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Right, I’m going to stick my neck out here, but I believe that Emma Matthews is the best operatic soprano that Australia has produced since Dame Joan Sutherland. There, I’ve said it! And if there are doubts as to the veracity of that statement, you only have to listen to her latest CD, Emma Matthews Mozart Arias, to be equally convinced. Fourteen years ago the French soprano Natalie Dessay released a CD of Mozart Heroines and I was sold on her voice. But I have to say that Matthews is every bit as good, if not better. As far as I know she’s never actually performed the role of Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute on stage, but she should. Her Hölle Rache is right up there with the best of them. Her top Fs, the highest notes written in the standard operatic repertoire, are impeccable. Then there’s a beautifully balanced

duet between Matthews and oboist David Nuttall in the aria Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! And there’s also my personal all-time Mozart favourite Ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben from the opera Zaide. To quote from Lynne Murray’s excellent liner notes – “Part of Mozart’s genius as a composer was his ability to tailor his solo compositions to the abilities of the performer. ‘I like an aria to fit a singer as perfectly as a well-made suit of clothe,’ he wrote to his father Leopold.” I think there can be little doubt that Mozart would have been very happy if he could have heard this CD. There are nine tracks in all, every one of them a cracker. Praise must also go to the sensitive handling of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra by conductor Marko Letonja. Five richly deserved stars. - Michael Morton-Evans

of the viola da gamba. In between, in true compilation style, Tognetti launches into the opening movement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. This has been a staple of his for many years and his virtuosity is balanced magnificently by the ACO. This is a live recording from 2007 and the depth of sound, especially with the numerous timpani rolls is spectacular. The ACO then fires up the first movement of Brahms C Minor symphony. The clarity, especially in the woodwinds together with the obvious energy from the podium, gives us a splendid rendition of this epic masterpiece. The disc finishes with another Bach slow movement from his Sonata No 6 and his Violin Concerto in A Minor, which encapsulates everything great about Richard Tognetti and the ACO. The slow movements of Bach provide superb interludes with the longer,

more bravado movements. A nice, well thought out compilation disc that highlights all facets of Richard Tognetti’s masterful musicianship. - Frank Schostakovic

A disc of original compositions by Michael Kieran Harvey is always going to challenge the listener. His major work on this disc is the title piece, a lengthy three movement work, which the composer describes as having a “primeval anarchy, but within a highly rigorous discipline”. Written for a psychiatrists’ conference, it explores a “restless sequence of numbers”. Apart from the manic combination of notes (it is as though he has entered the mind of a psychopath), it is marvellous for Harvey’s truly virtuosic realisation. Other pieces are similarly inspired by emotional states, such as Kursk (the sunken Russian submarine, and the anxiety that must have engulfed the stricken sailors), and Fear. Kursk (for cello and piano) and Fear (for violin and piano) showcase the impressive

playing of Alister Barker and Natsuko Yoshimoto respectively. Tributes to composers Chopin and Liszt are found in Mazurka, and Homage to Liszt (for percussion and piano). Etude for Trumpet in C (with soloist Tristram Williams) is a frantic exercise in synchronicity, whilst City of Snakes for B flat Bass Clarinet, Piano, Bass and Drums (with clarinet soloist Ashley William Smith) is an engaging and highly rhythmic work, displaying extended techniques for the bass clarinet. Two tracks make use of pre-programmed parts for drums, bass and percussion. The compositional style of MKH is extreme in that it pushes boundaries in contemporary music. Being the superb artist that he is, he makes a recording of this genre more accessible. - Barry Walmsley

CD Reviews

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-91) Concerto no 7 in F major for two pianos, KV242 “Lodron” ABC Classics 481 0244 Concerto no 10 in E flat major for two pianos, KV365 ABC Classics 481 0245


Silver-Garburg piano duo, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor. RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883) Nina Stemme, soprano, Swedish Chamber Orchestra Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BIS-2022 SACD

✶✶✶✶ Wagner with enough of a difference for lovers of his music to give it a listen. Sonically, it is the chamber orchestra that gives it the nudge. With 38 instruments to fill in all the spaces that a full symphony orchestra would plug with more like 100, there is a characteristic lumpiness to the sound that becomes in itself something of an attraction to the listening process, if you tune in to the tangible enthusiasm apparent in the playing. It evidently takes its encouragement from Dausgaard’s baton and the chance he


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Twenty-two minutes, on a whole CD? Yes, indeed. Music the way Mozart wrote it, one piece at a time, thanks to the ABC doing a bit of thinking and deciding it makes economic sense to sweep away the old chore of trying to work out what should go together on one release and having people skipping over the parts they do not like much. Here, you get one CD, one opus, you know exactly what you are in for. No worries about whether anything ill-matched is going to spoil the effect, for want of filling up the available playing time with something other than silence. A nice oomph out of the orchestra to balance but never swamp the pianistic delicacies, you might almost imagine Mozart enjoying it for himself. A shame the graphics people got left out, using a minuscule typeface that all but disappears when a cloud passes over, making these experiences work for the listening alone, forget about reading anything to go

along with the music. Just as well, then, that the listening experience is so good. Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg fly through their parts, and the two CDs are up faster than you can say “magnifying glass” and find out what “Lodron” refers to. - Phil Vendy

gives the musicians to establish themselves as something a shade above being “just” a chamber ensemble. The range of their abilities becomes apparent, as they use these examples of Wagner to switch from barely audible to thundering onslaught at a moment’s notice. Unusual track sequencing places the two versions of the Flying Dutchman overture on either side of the five Wesendonck-Lieder, with Nina Stemme’s sensitive soprano voice working as a soothing respite from all that battling with the seas as our ship prepares to fight its way into legend twice over. Needless to say, the first thing I did was change the track sequence, so I could hear both versions of the overture together, the original first, then rescuing the final version from its rather odd spot as track

number 7. The lieder still work perfectly well, a track further on. Either that, or I just spoiled a painstakingly engineered musical dynamic. But it is still very enjoyable. - PV

Tenor; Christopher Maltman, Baritone Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir, Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme, Trebles of the Choir of New College Oxford, Gabrieli Consort & Players This is probably the best CD you’ll hear all year. Certainly, as we recall last year’s anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, it’s the best you’ll hear of his War Requiem. Paul McCreesh, better known for his musical interpretations of the baroque and classical repertoire, cleverly captures the essence of war and its devastating hopelessness with this elite group of musicians. He is the founder of the Gabrieli Consort and Players and it is their sensitivity that makes this album so entrancing. Add to that the contrasting hushed qualities and explosiveness of the various choirs, plus the singing of the three principals and you have an

album to relish for many years to come. Britten completed the Requiem in 1961 and originally envisaged premiering the piece using soloists from the three major European contestants in World War II – England, Germany and the Soviet Union – but the latter would not cooperate. Using alternate texts from the Latin Mass and selected verses from nine Wilfred Owen poems (which the men soloists sing, being representatives of the warring soldiers) Britten weaves a maelstrom of whirling sounds punctuated with resounding crashes of percussion to represent the folly of war. Owen himself died during the last days of World War I and part of the final words Britten uses are the two “soldiers’ intoning their simple message of ‘Let us sleep now”’ - Randolph Magri-Overend April 2014

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JAZZ CD REVIEWS Discourse with Kevin Jones

COMPLETE RECORDINGS Red Norvo Trio with Tal Farlow and Red Mitchell American Jazz Classics 99039


During the 1950s some of jazz’s greatest soloists including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown moved to add to their stature by recording with full string sections. Whether they did so is another matter. But the album Red Norvo With Strings on the Fantasy label remains a classic. The results of an October, 1955 session in Los Angeles, the title was a parody on all those string sessions with major jazz artists. The only strings accompanying Norvo’s vibraphone were on the lyrical guitar of Tal Farlow and the swinging bass of Red Mitchell who had replaced

NATURALLY Houston Person HighNote HCD 7245


One critic has described tenor saxophonist Houston Person as an American treasure, adding that there is no more versatile tenor saxophonist in jazz today. High praise indeed for someone who has been playing for decades but there’s no doubt the 78-year-old Person, like a fine wine, seems to be getting better with age. He swings straight from the heart and has a soulful, subtle ballad style which is a joy to the ear. This is old school tenor with its ability to caress a melody. The warmth of his big sound seems ready made for to unwrap some of the treasures from the pages of The Great American Songbook. All these attributes are shown to advantage on this 2012 all star quartet session with a stellar rhythm section, the late pianist Cedar Walton, with whom he first

ZOOT SIMS AND THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS Original Jazz Classics (Pablo) OJC 34623-02

✶✶✶✶✶ George and Ira Gershwin’s I’ve Got A Crush On You, originally a song and dance number, became synonymous with first Lee Wiley when she slowed it down on her classic 1939 recording with trumpeter Max Kaminsky’s band, and then eight years later with Frank Sinatra after an even slower version in 1947. It would be Sinatra more than anyone else who made it a timeless standard. Now a third name should be added to the list - tenor saxophonist John Haley (Zoot) Sims. His playing was the epitome of swing yet on 18

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the group a commercial success. Nothing wrong with that, especially in the hands of these three brilliant players with their almost telephonic communication.

Charlie Mingus in the group in 1952. Norvo had talked Mingus into giving up a mail run to join the trio which still remains one of the greatest chamber music combos in the annals of jazz. From all accounts Norvo would never record with a trio again. The cohesion and logic of the interplay of Norvo, who had switched from xylophone to vibraphone in 1943, with his two sidemen is at times breathtaking, the result of many afternoon rehearsal sessions spent on just one tune. To top it off there is a remarkable level of solo creativity with Farlow accompanying Norvo while he soloed and vice versa, leaving Mitchell to lay down a solid foundation. Except for the humorous I Bring You Finjans For Your Zarf by Norvo and Farlow, the numbers are standards as the record company had high hopes of making

collaborated in the 1960s, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Lewis Nash. Take one of the three ballads, My Foolish Heart, with its heartfelt eloquence and emotion which would rival that of a Sinatra. Then there’s the almost forgotten Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges gem, It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream, where Walton matches the poignancy of Person’s solo. Walton’s death on August 19 last year at the age of 79 robbed jazz of an artist whose playing was the high watermark of quality. His solos, especially his sparkling introduction on Bag’s Groove, are a highlight. For those not familiar with Person’s work, this set is a relaxed and joyous invitation to discover his talents.

this June 6, 1975 recording in just three minutes he shows the ballad mastery that probably only his early idol Ben Webster and probably Stan Getz could match. Sims was with Benny Goodman as a teenager and later would be a member of the legendary Four Brothers Lester Young inspired saxophone section with Getz, Herbie Steward (later Al Cohn) and baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff in Woody Herman’s Second Herd. On this reissue, the finest of his 16 as a leader for Norman Granz’s Pablo label, he dispenses with his lighter tone to recall the gruffer sound of Webster although his four choruses on Oh, Lady Be Good are in Young’s spirit if not delivery. Backed by a superb rhythm section which includes Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, Sims is at the height of his powers whether

stomping through The Man I Love, revitalising I Got Rhythm or mining the haunting beauty of Someone To Watch Over Me. Zoot and Gershwin, they were made for each other.


I gaze at the bottom of my empty glass, reliving another disastrous discussion with The Voice on the rape and pillage of the written word while watching a tawdry reality show so loved by tabloid television and its audience. After watching seven letters appear on the screen, I innocently asked what are “besties?” I felt the withering glance before The Voice replied: “It’s a word used by young people meaning best friends. Get on Facebook. Get with it. You are such a Neanderthal.” One of the joys of being me in the age of individuality I mutter, as whistling Give Me The Simple Life, I slink from the homestead heading for the sanctuary of my Hunter Valley hideaway. Later, my bruised ego once again soothed by the bounty of the red grape and again enjoying the company of a snoring Big J, I recall the song Kids from the 1963 film adaption of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie and its opening lines: “Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today, Kids, who can understand anything they say . . .” And near the end it’s the plaintive cry of: “What’s wrong with Sammy Kaye?” Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye? Forget it, give me Benny Goodman any day but I digress... Maybe they are just overwhelmed by the clutter of today’s celebrity culture. As a man of letters my modesty knows no bounds - I shake my head, more in sorrow than anger, when I read that in the United States newsrooms are shrinking with investigative journalism teams being terminated or shrunk. And what is replacing them I ask myself reaching for another bottle an expanded coverage of celebrity culture with more time and energy being spent on the likes of the Kardashians and their ilk. In another time and place they would have been forgettable. But today they are now the subject of “news”! News comes in many forms - some overhyped, some ignored. I remember such an occasion well. It was a Friday night - January 15, 1964. I pulled a story off the teletype machine and rushed to the newsroom and placed it before the chief sub-editor. Despite stressing how important it was he refused to run it; I had forgotten I was in a cultural wasteland. The story broke the news of the death of the father of the jazz trombone and to these ears its greatest trombonist - Jack Teagarden. Not only was Teagarden one of my early idols but he was someone after my own heart, especially in the 1930s and 1940s when he never asked for a “drink” but always said: “Give me a double.” As soon as his thirst was quenched he would look around for somewhere to play jazz. It was a time when his desire to play jazz and only jazz was constantly being frustrated,

Jack Teagarden

mainly as a result of his signing a five-year contract in 1933 with Paul Whiteman and his Concert Orchestra. The following year Benny Goodman asked him to join his first permanent swing band and although Teagarden wanted to his contract prevented him from doing so. How Goodman would have coped with Teagarden and Bunny Berigan in the same band would have been interesting. According to trumpeter Manny Klein, Goodman had to finally let Berigan go because of the trumpeter’s heavy drinking. When once asked about Berigan, Teagarden replied: “One of the finest fellows I’ve ever known. He was a victim of circumstances, like a lot of musicians. Instead of watching his health first . . . if he was invited out he’d feel obliged to go - you know what I mean, that’s happened to a lot of musicians: just try to please people and generally they have just broken their health down instead of putting their foot down and taking care of their health. He was just too good. It was after he passed away that they realised what they lost.” (A young female swing fan once asked Berigan why he played so well when he was drunk. The legendary trumpeter replied: “I practise when I’m drunk!”) Teagarden was also full of praise for one of the true titans of the tenor saxophone: “Stan Getz, I started him out; he’s my protégé in a way. He used to work with my big band when he was 16. The things he does today (1963) are

contemporary and in very good taste - and he’s got a message. As long as you’ve got something to say and you can express it, that’s all that matters. And Stan thrills me just as much or more than anybody I can remember.” And Goodman? “I met him when he was 18. I worked with the Ben Pollack band - he played just as wonderful then as he ever has.” Teagarden, despite his trials with Whiteman, always believed big bands were the best place to get training. People used to ask Teagarden did he ever get bored with the Whiteman band because they played so much concert music. Teagarden used to quote Bix (Beiderbecke) and (Frankie) Trumbauer who claimed it was the best training they ever had. Before he signed up with Whiteman, Teagarden spoke to Bix asking if being in a big band bored him. Bix called it the greatest experience he ever had working under a baton and learning. The demise of Teagarden’s ill-fated big band in 1946 left him with only a camel’s hair coat and his trombone but his best days were ahead. He would realise his dream of playing jazz and only jazz; first, five years with Louis Armstrong when the All Stars were really All Stars and then leading his own small groups. Sadly the now coffee drinking Teagarden was negotiating to rejoin Armstrong when he died. I pour myself an instant brew, take one sip and spit it out… - Patrick D Maguire April 2014

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April Fine Music Digital Schedule Time Monday






The Symphony


At the Keyboard

With the Orchestra

Friends & Strangers


Australians Perform

In Conversation with Michael Morton-Evans (repeats)

4,11,18,25 April

2,9,16,23,30 April

Treasures of Recorded Music with Randolph Magri-Overend

1 Apr - Elena Kats-Chernin (7 Feb) 8 Apr - J Toltz & S Penicka-Smith (19 Feb)

Staging Music

Feature Artist or Sydney Symphony with Andrew Bukenya (2nd Fri of month)

with Angela Cockburn

15 Apr - Stuart Wagstaff (26 Feb) 22 Apr - Joseph Tawadros (5 March) 29 Apr - tbc


Jazz Off the Shelf a whole album

Jazz Standards – featuring important compositions

Jazz Australia - showcasing a wealth of local talent

Jazz Biography highlighting a musician and their work

Jazz in Concert – live recordings

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MUsiC@st JAMes’

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Baroque masterpieces including Bach’s Mass in A and Handel’s Dixit Dominus

A sumptuous reconstruction of a Venetian coronation mass with music by G. Gabrieli and others

A beautiful presentation of Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore and Requiem

5:00pm, 22 March 2014 St James’ Church, King Street

7:30pm, 21 May 2014 St Mary’s Cathedral, College Street

5:00pm, 23 August 2014 St James’ Church, King Street




The renowned Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, performs music by Purcell, Palestrina and others

A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, featuring British composers

The Idea of North presents a sparkling programme of Christmas favourites

5:00pm, 13 September 2014 St James’ Church, King Street

5:00pm, 15 November 2014 St James’ Church, King Street

5:00pm, 6 December 2014 St James’ Church, King Street

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April Program Highlights NOT A WOMAN WHO COMPOSES Friday 4 April 2-3pm This program highlights the versatility of the well-known French composer and pianist Cecile Chaminade (1857 to 1944). Her talent was recognised early and her musical education was guided by several eminent teachers of the time. Though a prominent pianist by 1875, it was composing that became her primary vocation. In her most creative years, from 1880 to 1920, Chaminade composed some 200 works, mostly for piano and voice. The five items in our program include her Piano Trio no 2 and the melodic Flute Concertino in D Major which is still a staple of the flute repertoire. Chaminade slipped from prominence in the latter half of the twentieth century but recent years have seen a welcome revival of interest in her work.

Cecile Chaminade

DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC ARTIST OF CHOICE: ALICIA DE LARROCHA Tuesday 8 April 9-10am Alicia de Larrocha might be considered the most famous Spanish pianist of the twentieth century. Born in Barcelona in 1923 into a musical family, where both parents and an aunt were pianists, she followed in their footsteps, showing great talent at an early age. Her first public performance was at age five and her orchestral debut at eleven. During World War II her performances were restricted to Spain, but from 1947 onwards Alicia de Larrocha toured extensively in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Japan and Australia over a period of 55 years. Her extensive discography and her public performances championed the great Spanish composers including Granados, Albeniz, de Falla, Soler and others. Works from these composers are included in this program including the Sonata in D major by Mateo Albeniz and Manuel de Falla’s Dances from The Three Cornered Hat. 22

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RHAPSODY SELECTIONS Tuesday 15 April 2-3 pm It is not unusual for a number of composers to focus on a particular type of dance or a musical form, or a historical event or other theme which seizes their imaginations. This program is devoted to the idea of the rhapsody which, in music, is generally a one movement work which may be episodic and free-flowing in structure, a free ranging fantasia often based on folk melodies. It may feature highly contrasted moods, colour and tonality and have an air of spontaneous inspiration. A rhapsody was first of all a literary form but musical rhapsodies emerged in the eighteenth century, including Christian Schubart’s 1786 collection of songs, with keyboard accompaniment, and Vaclav Tomasek’s Fifteen Rhapsodies for solo piano which first appeared in 1810. In the nineteenth century this form gained great popularity with examples from many composers, both for solo instruments and for orchestra. Our selection of rhapsodies in this afternoon’s program includes works by SaintSaens, Liszt and Dvorak and early twentieth century works by Debussy and Bartok. EASTER WITH FINE MUSIC The Easter weekend has programs chosen to inspire and move, starting with a special HOSANNA on Good Friday, 18 April at 6-7pm. The hymns will include Psalm 137: By the waters of Babylon sung by the Kings’ College Choir, Cambridge, Zelenka’s Lamentations for Good Friday and Were you there? Rock of Ages from the London Philharmonic Choir. On Saturday afternoon 19 April at 3pm, in Sydney PHILHARMONIA IN CONCERT the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform J S Bach’s magnificent St Matthew Passion which tells the Easter story in music of great dramatic strength and beauty. The soloists include Romola Tyrrell, soprano; Elizabeth Campbell, contralto; Thomas Edwards, tenor and Stephen Bennett, bass.

In the EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL, RESURRECTION on Sunday 20 April at 2pm, the music of Biber and Mahler has been chosen to illustrate the story of Easter. Biber’s Mystery Sonatas represent the scourging, crowning with thorns, carrying of the cross and crucifixion and the program culminates with Mahler’s powerful and moving Symphony no 2 in C minor, The Resurrection, performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. To complete this feast of glorious Easter music, the regular HOSANNA on Sunday 20 April at 5pm also focuses on hymns for Easter with music by Byrd, Bruckner and J S Bach. FOR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH ANNIVERSARY Saturday 26 April 2-3.30 pm

Shakespeare. The Chandos portrait, National Portrait Gallery, London.

On this day 450 years ago, William Shakespeare was baptised. Our program commemorates this event through a musical compilation of works by a number of well-known composers of that period. These include Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne as well as other works from unknown sources. The eleven items presented were inspired by famous Shakespearean plays including The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Hamlet and include both songs and instrumental music, familiar and unfamiliar. MUSIC IN WARTIME: 1916 Saturday 26 April 4.30-6 pm World War I was a cataclysmic event in world history leading to great social, cultural and political change. The music it inspired reflected the complexity of the period and ranged from popular ballads to music hall to early jazz, orchestral and ballet works. This program includes very varied works by composers including Percy Grainger, Gabriel Faure and Frank Bridge. All compositions in this program were completed around 1916. - Frank Morrison/Cynthia Kaye

Tuesday 1 April

Australian Chamber Orchestra. Photo – Pierre Toussaint


Borodin, A. Symphony no 1 in E flat (1862-67). Bolshoi Theatre SO/Mark Ermler. Brilliant Classics 94453 37

Dragonetti, D. Double bass concerto in A. Gary Karr, db; Berlin RSO/Uros Lajovic. LP Schwann VMS 2063 16

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds

11:30 GLAZUNOV ENCORE Prepared by Elaine Siversen

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Mstislav Rostropovich Prepared by Di Cox

Glazunov, A. Elegy in D flat, in memory of Franz Liszt (1886). Alexander Ivashkin, vc; Ingrid Wahlberg, pf. Manu MANU 1426 9

Caccini, G. Ave Maria (arr. Brinums). Inessa Galante, sop; Latvian NSO/Alexander Vilumanis. 6 Campion RRCD 1335

Haydn, J. Trio in C, Hob.IV:1, London (1794). Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Isaac Stern, vn. CBS 37786 8

The forest, op 19 (1887; arr. Glazunov). Aurora Piano Quartet. Naxos 8.557717D 17

Beethoven, L. Trio in C minor, op 9 no 3, mvt 3 (1797). Anne-Sophie Mutter, vn; Bruno Giuranna, va. DG 477 9730 3

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

Pleyel, I. Trio in E minor (1788). Trio 1790. cpo 777 544-2

13:00 AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Produced by Simon Moore Highlights and previews of the month’s concerts including interviews with the key players

Kraus, J.M. Ballet music from Azire (1788). New Zealand SO/Uwe Grodd. Naxos 8.570334


Bach, J. Christian Trio sonata in C. Isaac Stern, vn; Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Matthias Spaeter, lute. Sony SMK 64 509 Schubert, F. Sonata in A minor, D821, Arpeggione (1824). Benjamin Britten, pf. Decca 443 575-2



Mstislav Rostropovich, vc (all above) 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Glazunov, A. Karelian legend, op 99 (1912). Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin. Naxos 8.553839 22 Shostakovich, D. Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, op 35 (1933). Jürgen Ellensohn, tpt; Alexander Toradze, pf; Frankfurt RSO/Paavo Järvi. Panclassics PC 10261 24

14:00 MUSICAL HOAXES Prepared by Stephen Wilson Kreisler, F. Sicillienne and rigaudon in the style of Francoeur (1899). Mischa Elman, vn; Joseph Seiger, pf. Vanguard OVC 8028 5 Parisotti, A. Se tu m’ami. Renata Tebaldi, sop; Richard Bonynge, pf. Decca 436 202-2 3 Giazotto, R. Adagio in G minor, after Albinoni. Hans Fagius, org; Stockholm Chamber Ensemble/Jan Olav Wedin. BIS CD-100 9

Kreisler, F. Violin concerto in C in the style of Vivaldi (c1905). Gil Shaham, vn; Orpheus CO. DG 439 933-2 11 15:00 THE YEAR 1788 Prepared by Dennis Patterson 18

Clementi, M. Sonata in F, op 24 no 1 (1788-89). Howard Shelley, pf. Hyperion CDA67729 13


Boccherini, L. Symphony in C minor, op 41 (1788). New Berlin CO/Michael Erxleben. Brilliant Classics 94386 17 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Andrew Dziedzic 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 Derek Parker 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling April 2014

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12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale Jazz of many colours, some old, some new and all designed to inform and stimulate the senses

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

13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI with Troy Fil; recorded by Greg Ghavalas Featuring cellist Terence Leung Proudly sponsored by Sydney Piano World and Sauter Pianos

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of Baroque Prepared by Angela Bell Mondonville, J-J. de Sonata no. 4, from Sonates en symphonies, op 3. Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski. MBF 1108 11 Hume, T. What greater griefe (1607). Daniel Taylor, ct; Francis Colpron, rec; Stephen Stubbs, lute; Paul Audet, lute; Réjean Poirier, org, hpd; Les Voix Humaines. Naxos 8.554126 8 Besozzi, C. Oboe concerto no 1 in C. Anthony Camden, ob; City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Ward. Naxos 8.554772 21 Heinichen, J. Pastorale in A. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 447 644-2 6 Tomkins, T. When David heard (pub. 1622). Stile Antico. Harmonia Mundi HMU807554 5 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Keith Glendinning Bizet, G. Children’s games, op 22 (1871). Scottish NO/Alexander Gibson. EMI CDM 1 66424 2


Elgar, E. Cello concerto in E minor, op 85 (1919). Li-Wei, vc; Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite. ABC 476 796-6 30 Bax, A. Tone poem: Tintagel (1919). Royal Scottish NO/David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.557599


Mozart, W. Symphony no 41 in C, K551, Jupiter (1788). Cleveland O/George Szell. Sony SBK 46 333 26 11:30 INTIMATE ITALIANS Regondi, G. Introduction et caprice, op 23. John Holmquist, gui. Naxos 8.554191 10 Clementi, M. Sonata in G minor, op 7 no 3 (1782). Susan Alexander-Max, pf. Naxos 8.557695 17 24

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14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans What exactly does it take to make music? Leading musicians, composers and performers, both local and visiting from overseas, will be talking live on air telling us why they do it and how they do it. 15:00 THE SYMPHONIES OF HAYDN Prepared by Chris Blower Haydn, J. Symphony in B, Hob.I:46 (1772). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 18 Danzi, F. Quintet in E minor, op 67 no 2. Michael Thompson Wind Quintet. Naxos 8.553570


So that he might have favourable winds to drive his ships from Aulis to Troy, King Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Diana. Torn between his paternal love and his duty, he and the High Priest, Calchas, implore the goddess to choose another victim. Iphigenia is promised in marriage to Achilles but Queen Clytemnestra says that he is unworthy of her daughter because of his infidelities. Achilles assures Iphigenia of his love. While preparations are being made for the marriage, the captain of the king’s guards enters to take Iphigenia to the temple for the sacrifice. Achilles swears he will take her place but Agamemnon implores Diana to take his own life. The angry Greeks demand that the sacrifice take place so that the goddess may be appeased. Iphigenia is resolved to die but Clytemnestra invokes the intervention of Jupiter. Achilles arrives with a group of Thessalians to rescue Iphigenia just as Calchas raises the knife. Calchas then announces that Diana has descended from Olympus and will waive the sacrifice because of the piety of the daughter and the tears of the mother. The wedding is celebrated and the Greeks prepare for war. 22:30 ENCHANTED Prepared by Stephen Wilson

Haydn, J. Symphony in G, Hob.I:47 (1772). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 20

Hutchens, F. The enchanted isle (1956). Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf. ABC 476 629-8

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

Coates, E. Ballet: The enchanted garden (1946). London PO/Barry Wordsworth. Lyrita SRCD.213 21

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell The stars of American jazz from bebop on, mainly small group low temperature jazz

White, M. My soul is an enchanted boat. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten; Graham Johnson, pf. Hyperion CDA66709 6

20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Elaine Siversen n Gluck, C. Iphigénie et Aulide. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Marie François Louis Grand Bailli du Roullet after Racine. First performed Paris, 1774; rev. 1775. AGAMEMNON: José van Dam, bass-bar CLYTEMNESTRA: Anne Sofie von Otter, mezz IPHIGÉNIE: Lynee Dawson, sop ACHILLES: Juhn Aler, ten DIANA: Guillemettre Laurens, mezz CALCHAS: Gilles Cachemaille, bar Monteverdi Choir; Lyon Opera O/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 2564 69562-0 2:13


Lyadov, A. The enchanted lake, op 62 (1909). Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky. ABC 438 880-2 9 Shankar, R. The enchanted dawn. Geoffrey Collins, fl; Alice Giles, hp. Tall Poppies TP031 13 Tcherepnin, N. The enchanted kingdom, op 39. Russian NO/Mikhail Pletnev. DG 447 084-2 14 Levitzki, M. The enchanted nymph. Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf. ABC 476 630-1 6 Rodgers, R. Some enchanted evening, from South Pacific (1949). Gerald Finley, bar; London PO/Edward Gardner. Chandos CHAN 3167 4

Thursday 3 April Alkan, C-V. Nocturne no 1, op 22. Alan Weiss, pf. 6 Brilliant Classics 93568

Tavener, J. Syvati, O Holy One (1995). Tim Hugh, vc; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson. Naxos 8.555256

Soler, A. Sonata no 28 in C. Gilbert Rowland, hpd. 9 Naxos 8.553464 13

Khachaturian, A. Sonata-fantasy (1976). Howard Penny, vc. Tall Poppies TP103


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

Wojciech Kilar


13:00 OBITUARY WOJCIECH KILAR Prepared by Stephen Wilson

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

Kilar, W. Exodus (1981-84).

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Foster, G. Elegy (in homage to Robert Helpmann). Grant Foster, pf. Harrods 18616

11:30 SOLO CELLO Prepared by Angela Bell

Boccherini, L. Symphony in D, op 12 no 1 (1771). New Philharmonia O/Raymond Leppard. Philips 438 314-2 25

14:00 CONCERTO HALF-HOUR Prepared by Phil Vendy

Chopin, F. Piano concerto no 2 in F minor, op 21 (1829). Boris Berezovsky, pf; Paris Orchestral Ensemble/John Nelson. Mirare MIR 047 29

Jarzebski, A. Concerto primo for violin, sackbut and basso continuo. Sydney Consort. Sydney Consort SC 006 3

Four voyages. Mira Yevtich, pf. Bel Air Music BAM 2041 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

Grétry, A-E-M. Flute concerto in C. Marc Grauwels, fl; European Union CO/Dmitri Demetriades. Helios CDH55035


Thomas, A. Overture to Mignon (1866). New Philharmonia O/Richard Bonynge. Decca 466 431-2 8

Vivaldi, A. Concerto for strings, RV127. Budapest Strings/Károly Botvay. Nuova Era 7047


Purcell, H. Suite: King Arthur (1691; arr. Balsom). Alison Balsom, tpt; English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock. EMI 4 40329 2 14


Schumann, R. Piano concerto in A minor, op 54 (1841-45). Martha Argerich, pf; NSO/Mstislav Rostropovich. DG 449 100-2 30 Sibelius, J. Symphony no 6 in D, op 104 (1923). San Francisco SO/Herbert Blomstedt. Decca 448 817-2 30

20:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA Prepared by Madilina Tresca

Cracow Philharmonic Ch; Polish National RSO/ Antoni Wit (all above) Naxos 8.554788


Overture: The Harrods celebration. Royal PO/ James Judd. Harrods HSCD4 10 12

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


Angelus (1981-84). Hasmik Papian, sop.

Rhapsody. Mira Yevtich, pf; New Russia State O/Alexander Anissimov. Bel Air Music BAM 2041 24

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

Rameau, J-P. Suite from Les Boréades (1764). O of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen. Philips 420 240-2 33

Victoria (1981-84).



Chopin, F. Scherzo no 21 in B flat minor, op 31 (1837). Dmitri Sgouros, pf. Broad Music BRCD 047 8

Bach, J. Christian Sonata in C minor, op 17 no 2 (1762). Alberto Nosè, pf. Naxos 8.570361 15 Miaskovsky, N. Sonata no 2, op 13 in F sharp minor. Boris Lvov, pf. Digital Masterworks ECD 71057 16 Glinka, M. Grand sextet in E flat for piano and strings (1832). Capricorn. Hyperion CDA 66163 25

Sullivan, A. Incidental music to Shakespeare’s Henry VIII (1877). Emmanuel Lawler, ten; RTE Concert O/Andrew Penny. Marco Polo 8.223461 19 22:00 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Sheila Catzel Schubert, F. Sonata in A, D574, Grand brilliant (1817). Isaac Stern, vn; Daniel Barenboim, pf. Sony SM2K 64528 23 Saint-Saëns, C. Piano quartet in B flat, op 41 (1875). Members of Nash Ensemble. Hyperion CDA67431/2 30 Brahms, J. String quintet no 2 in G, op 111 (1890). Raphael Ensemble. Hyperion CDA66804 30 Stanford, C. Villiers Serenade in F, op 95 (1905). Capricorn. Hyperion CDA66291 29 April 2014

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Friday 4 April 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 Exploring Chamber Prepared by Frank Morrison

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

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

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

13:00 JOAQUIN TURINA Prepared by Angela Bell

Dohnányi, E. Piano quintet in C minor, op 1 (1895). Schubert Ensemble of London. Hyperion CDA66786 29

Turina, J. The toreador’s prayer, op 34 (1925). Suisse Romande O/Jésus López-Cobos. Decca 433 905-2 7

Mozart, W. Allegro, fragment from String trio in G, K562e (1788). Henning Kraggerud, vn; Lars Anders Tomter, va; Christoph Richter, vc. Naxos 8.572258 4

Sonata (1931). Jérémy Jouve, gui. Naxos 8.557597

Beethoven, L. Sextet in E flat, op 71 (1796). Karl Leister, cl; Peter Geissler, cl; Günter Piesk, bn; Henning Trog, bn; Gerd Seifert, hn; Manfred Klier, hn. DG 439 852-2 21


Poem in the form of songs, op 19 (1923). Della Jones, mezz; Malcolm Martineau, pf. Chandos CHAN 9277 12 Piano trio no 1 in D, op 35 (1926). Trío Arbós. Naxos 8.555870 22 14:00 NOT A WOMAN WHO COMPOSES... Prepared by Stephen Wilson

10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Jan Brown Rossini, G. Overture to The siege of Corinth (1826). Prague Sinfonia O/Christian Benda. Naxos 8.570933 10

Chaminade, C. Carnival waltz, op 73. Peter Jablonski, pf; Bengt Forsberg, pf. DG 471 331-2 6

Zelenka, J. Capriccio no 4 in A (1729). Camerata Bern. Archiv 469 842-2


Autumn (c1890; orch. Uy). Michael Guttman, vn; Royal PO/José Serebrier. ASV DCA 855 7


Nice-la-belle; L’été. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezz; Bengt Forsberg, pf. DG 471 331-2

Benda, G. Sinfonia no 9 in A. Prague CO/ Christian Benda. Naxos 8.553409

Dvorák, A. Violin concerto in A minor, op 53 (1879). Richard Tognetti, vn; Nordic CO/ Christian Lindberg. BIS CD-1708 31 11:30 AVE MARIA Prepared by Jan Brown Schubert, F. Ave Maria, Ellens song III, D839 (1825). Yvonne Kenny, sop; Melbourne SO/ Vladimir Kamirski. ABC 454 511-2 4 Elgar, E. Ave Maria, op 2 no 2 (1887). Choir of Worcester Cathedral/Adrian Partington, org; Donald Hunt, cond. Hyperion CDA66313 3 Liszt, F. Ave Maria (1862). Gábor Lehotka, org. Hungaroton HCD 12562-2 7 Bruckner, A. Ave Maria (1861). John Alldis Choir/John Alldis. Decca 425 075-2 26

Gounod, C. Ave Maria (1853). Bryn Terfel, bassbar; London SO/Barry Wordsworth. DG 477 5563 3

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Flute concertino, op 107 (1902). Manuela Wiesler, fl; Helsingborg SO/Philippe Auguin. BIS CD-529 8 Trio no 2 in A minor, op 34 (1887). Trio Chausson. Mirare MIR 163


20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Music in 1853, from the biography of a year Prepared by Robert Small Gade, N. Spring fantasia, op 23 (1852). Bodil Gobil, sop; Minna Nyhus, mezz; Ole Jensen, ten; Mogens Schmidt Johansen, bass; Eyvind Moller, pf; Danish RSO/John Frandsen. EMI 5 66000 2 21 Schubert, F. Quartet no 15 in G, D887 (1826). Juilliard String Quartet. CBS M2YK 45617 45 Weber, C.M. Polonaise brilliante in E, op 72, L’hilarité (1819; orch. Liszt). David Stanhope, pf; Adelaide SO/Elyakum Shapirra. ABC 5ABCL 8001 10 Berlioz, H. Eight scenes from Faust, op 1 (1829). Susan Graham, sop; Susanne Mentzer, mezz; John Mark Ainsley, ten; Philip Corokinos, bar; Montreal SO & Choir/Charles Dutoit. Decca 475 097-2 36 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE French and Italian High Baroque masterpieces Prepared by Robert Small Marais, M. Suite in C. Musica Pacifica. Virgin 5 61365 2


Mozart, L. Trumpet concerto in D (1762). Rolf Smedvig, tpt; Scottish CO/Jahja Ling. Telarc CD-80227 13

Charpentier, M-A. Te Deum, H146 (early 1690s). Annick Massis, sop; Magdalena Kozená, mezz; Eric Huchet, ten; Patrick Henckens, ten; Russell Smythe, bar; Jean-Louis Bindi, bass; Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski. Decca 478 3640 19

Rode, P. Violin concerto no 13 in F sharp minor/A, op posth. Friedemann Eichhorn, vn; South West German RO/Nicolas Pasquet. Naxos 8.570469 20

Scarlatti, A. Recorder concerto. Lynton Rivers, rec; Musica da Camera; Adelaide Baroque Ensemble. Adelaide Baroque AB002

Bach, C.P.E. Oboe concerto in E flat, Wq165 (1765). Camerata Bern; Heinz Holliger, ob d’amore & dir. Philips 454 450-2 20

Cavalli, F. Messa concertata. Seicento; Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA66970 1:14

15:00 CLASSICAL CONCERTOS Prepared by Phil Vendy


Saturday 5 April Sousa, J.P. March: Sound off! Band of H.M. Royal Marines/Vivian Dunn. LP EMI AX 1130 3 Trad. Nearer my God to thee. GUS (Foot wear) Band/Stanley Boddington. AMP 89111


Grainger, P. Colonial song. Besses o’ the Barn Band/Roy Newsome. LP Chandos BBR 1002 6 12:00 JAZZ THEN AND NOW with Michael Cooper A diverse range of jazz from days gone by up to the present, often featuring Australian musicians

Janet Baker


13:00 CHINESE MOSAIC + POSTCARDS FROM SHANGHAI Prepared by Paolo Hooke A monthly exploration of the best of Chinese classical, traditional and film music, incorporating material specially provided by Shanghai Radio

9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney 9:30 SPOTLIGHT ON MAHLER’S MAGIC MOMENTS Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Mahler, G. Blumine (1889). Sydney SO/ Vladiimir Ashkenazy. SSO 201001


Five Lieder on poems by Friedrich Rückert (1902). Thomas Hampson, bar; Vienna PO/ Leonard Bernstein. 22 Quartet in A minor (1876). Gidon Kremer, vn; Veronika Hagen, va; Clemens Hagen, vc; Oleg Maisenberg, pf. 11 DG 477 8825 (2 above) Das Lied von der Erde (1907-09). Janet Baker, mezz; James King, ten; Royal Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink. Philips 432 279-2 1:06 11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher Suppé, F. Overture: Light Cavalry. Morris Concert Band; Ransome and Marles Works Band; Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band; Camborne Town Band/Harry Mortimer. LP EMI CSD 3675 5 Haydn, J. Finale from Cello concerto. Owen Farr, hn; Cory Band/Robert Childs. Doyen DOY 239 4

14:00 LISTENERS’ CHOICE with Christina MacGuinness Phone 9439 4777 or go to and follow the links to choose your music 15:30 MUSIC FOR WORDS Prepared by Rex Burgess Taneyev, S. John of Damascus, op 1 (1884). Russian State Symphonic Cappella & SO/ Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 9608 26 Stravinsky, I. Symphony of psalms (1930/48). Berlin RO Choir; Berlin PO/Pierre Boulez. Decca 478 3640 20 The soldier’s tale (1920). Aage Haugland, narr; Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 9189 1:02 17:30 ARTS IN FOCUS with The Song Company Produced by Simon Moore 18:00 FOCUS ON FOLK Folk Federation of NSW with Gerry Myerson 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Derek Parker

Timo-Veikko Valve. Photo Jamie Williams

Offenbach, J. Excerpts from La perichole. Teresa Berganza, sop; José Carreras, ten; Michel Senechal, ten; Gabriel Bacquier, bar; Toulouse Capital Ch & O/Michel Plasson. EMI 1730938 46 Suppé, F. Excerpts from Boccacio (1879). Renate Holm, sop; Alice Oelke, cont; Erfried Marlo, ten; Peter Manuel, ten; Rudolf Schock, ten; Ernst Krukowski, bar; Berlin SO/Frank Fox. Eurodisk 88697 10 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Selby and Friends: First, last and only Recorded by Greg Simmons for FINE MUSIC City Recital Hall, Angel Place - 11 April 2013 Shostakovich, D. Trio no 1 in C minor, op 8 (1923). 14 Ravel, M. Trio in A minor (1914).


Schubert, F. Trio in E flat, D929 (1827).


Susie Park, vn; Timo-Veikko Valve, vc; Kathryn Selby, pf (all above) 21:30 ITALIAN ENCOUNTERS Tosti, P. Ideale; Dawn divides the shadows from the light (1882). Ben Heppner, ten; members of London SO. 7 DG 471 557-2 Busoni, F. Toccata (1921). Geoffrey Tozer, pf. Chandos CHAN 9394 10 Comedy overture, op 38 (1897/1904). London SO/Charles Mackerras. Carlton Classics 15656 91372 7 22:00 AFTER HOURS with Kevin Jones Laid back late night music to give a wonderfully smooth end to the busy day; lie back, relax and enjoy April 2014

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Sunday 6 April 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Terry McMullen 9:00 MUSIC OF THE DANCE Prepared by Maureen Meers Brumby, C. Four exotic dances (1961). Geoffrey Collins, fl; Alice Giles, hp. Tall Poppies TP031 10 Nelson, M. Brolga dances. Jill Johnson, mand; Michelle Nelson, gui; Melbourne Mandolin O/ Slava Iourgaev. Move MCD 410 11 Granados, E. Spanish dance no 4: Villanesca. Narciso Yepes, gui. DG 469 649-2 6 Orbón, J. Symphonic dances (1957). Asturias SO/Maximiano Valdés. Naxos 8.557368 16 Lecuona, E. Afro-Cuban dances. Thomas Tirino, pf; various instrumentalists. BIS 1104 7 10:00 THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era Prepared by Barrie Brockwell Arne, T. Overture to Artaxerxes (1762; reconstr. Holman). Parley of Instruments/Roy Goodman. Hyperion CDD22073 5 Ries, F. Grand variations on Rule Britannia, op 116 (1817). Christopher Hinterhuber, pf; Royal Liverpool PO/Uwe Grodd. Naxos 8.570440 16 Crusell, B. Quartet no 1 in E flat, op 2 (1803). Thea King, cl; members of Allegri String Quartet. Hyperion CDA66077 20 Assmayer, I. Octet in E flat. Consortium Classicum. Schwann 310 002 H1 18 Hummel, J. Tyrolean air with variations (c1829). Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Maria Goldschmidt, fl; Robert Pickup, cl; O La Scintilla/Adám Fischer. Decca 475 9077 7 Salomon, J. Romance in D (c1795). Simon Standage, vn; English Concert/Trevor Pinnock. Archiv 427 316-2 4 Haydn, J. Symphony in G, Hob.I:92, Oxford (1789). Austro-Hungarian Haydn O/Adám Fischer. Nimbus NI 5417/8 27 12:00 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 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide with Gerry Myerson Showcases diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional and modern, featuring musicians from all corners of the globe, including Australia 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL The year 1914 Prepared by Stephen Wilson 28

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Stravinsky, I. Quatre études (1914-29). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 473 810-2


Bennett, Richard. Five impromptus (1974). Craig Ogden, gui. 8 Nimbus NI 5390

Kodály, Z. Duo, op 7 (1914). Jean-Marc PhillipsVarjabédian, vn; Xavier Phillips, vc. Harmonia Mundi HMC 905265 26

Concerto for guitar and chamber ensemble (1970). Julian Bream, gui; Melos Ensemble/David Atherton. RCA 09026 615982 20

Prokofiev, S. Scythian suite (1914). Danish National RSO/Dmitri Kitaienko. Chandos CHAN 9001 23


Ravel, M. Piano trio in A minor (1914). Florestan Trio. Hyperion CDA67114 26 Falla, Love, the magician (1914-15). Huguette Tourangeau, mezz; Montreal SO/ Charles Dutoit. Decca 410 008-2 24 Bach, C.P.E. Flute quartet no 3 in G, Wq95 (1788). Les Adieux. DHM GD 77052 18 Stamitz, J. Symphony in E flat, op 11 no 3 (pub. 1758). New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong. Naxos 8.553194 17 16:00 A CZECH SUMMER Prepared by Jan Brown Suk, J. Summer impressions, op 22b (1902). Margaret Fingerhut, pf. Chandos CHAN 9026/7 13 Janácek, L. On the overgrown path (1901-08). Leif Ove Andsnes, pf. Virgin VC 7 91222-2 36 Suk, J. Over sleeping children, lullaby, op 33 (1910-12). Margaret Fingerhut, pf. Chandos CHAN 9026/7 3 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Meg Matthews Hymns: O for a closer walk with God; Faithful shepherd lead me; There is a green hill far away. Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral; Christopher Dearnley, org; John Scott, cond. Helios CDH 880 36 8 Love feast for Lent: Music of the Moravians in early America. Cyndia Sieden, sop; Sharon Baker, sop; Boston Baroque/Martin Pearlman. Telarc 80482 21 Handel, G. He was despised; Surely He hath borne our grief, from Messiah, HWV56 (1742). Bridget Patterson, cont; Combined Churches Choir; Peter Kneeshaw, org; Sydney Messiah O/Tim Chung. 11 Barber, S. Agnus Dei, from Adagio for strings, op 11 (1938). Sebastian Johns, treb; Choir of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury. EMI Classics 50 999 6 09004 2 5 7 18:00 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY Departed champions Prepared bySue McCreadie Dodgson, S. Partita for guitar. Alberto Ponce, gui. Arion ARN 68212 9 Riversong: Rhapsody for two guitars. EdenStell Guitar Duo; O Nova/George Vass. BGS 108 15

Donizetti, G. Fra poco a me ricovero, from Lucia di Lammermoor (1835). Carlo Bergonzi, ten; RCA Italiana Opera Ch & O/Georges Prêtre. 3 RCA Victor 9026-68137-2 Gluck, C. Che puro ciel! from Orpheus and Eurydice (1774). Janet Baker, mezz; English CO/ Raymond Leppard. 6 Philips 476 2617 Verdi, G. Ascolta! ... Dio, che nell’alma in fondere amor, from Don Carlos (1884). Plácido Domingo, ten; Sherrill Milnes, bar; Royal Opera House O/Carlo Maria Giulini. 6 EMI 7 67719 2 Mozart, W. Martern aller Arten, from The abduction from the seraglio, K384 (1782). Maria Venuti, sop; South West Radio Baden-Baden O/Klaus Arp. 9 Digital Masterworks ECD 71023 19:30 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Jennifer Foong Grieg, E. Concert overture, op 11, In autumn. West German RSO/Eivind Aadland. Audite 92.669 11 Dragonetti, D. Double bass concerto in A. Stefabo Sciascia, db; O Antonio Salieri. Newton 8802200 22 Dittersdorf, C. Sinfonia in A minor (c1770). Camerata Bern/Thomas Füri. Archiv 410 599-2 19 Tchaikovsky, P. Concert fantasy, op 56 (1885). Peter Donohoe, pf; Bournemouth SO/Rudolf Barshai. EMI CDC 7499392 28 21:00 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Phil Vendy Talbot, J. Fool’s paradise (2007). Royal PO/ Christopher Austin. Signum SIGCD327 28 Adès, T. The lover in winter (1989). Robin Blaze, ct; Huw Watkins, pf. EMI 5 57610 2


Penderecki, K. Sextet for clarinet, horn, string trio and piano (2000). Ensemble Kheops. Fugo Libera FUG585 30 Gallagher, J. The persistence of memory (1995). Bogdana Peneva, vc; Ruse PO/Tsanko Delibozov. VMM 3036 20 22:30 ULTIMA THULE Ambient and atmospheric music: www. for detailed playlist


Chopin, F. Piano concerto no 2 in F minor, op 21 (1829). Jorge Bolet, pf; Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 425 859-2 33

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with James Hunter

Chopin, F. Waltz in E flat, op 18, Grande valse brillante (1831). Isador Goodman, pf. 5 ABC 432 179-2

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC By arrangement Prepared by Madilina Tresca Albéniz, I. Malagueña, from memories of travels, op 71 no 6 (pub. 1887; arr. Kreisler). Ida Haendel, vn. ABC 461 900-2 4 Grainger, P. Lincolnshire posy (1937; arr. 1938). Bilder Duo. Grand Piano GP633 17 Tartini, G. Sonata in G minor, Devils Trill (arr. Kreisler). Arthur Grumiaux, vn; Riccardo Castagnone, pf. Philips 468 307-2 14 Ysaÿe, E. Elegiac poem, op 12 (arr. Ysaÿe). Carlo van Neste, vn; Belgian Radio & Television CO/Edgard Doneux. EMI 4C161-9589/900 13 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Madetoja, L. Suite no 1 from ballet Okon fuoto, op 58 (1930). Iceland SO/Petri Sakari. Chandos CHAN 9036 14 Crusell, B. Clarinet concerto no 2 in F minor, (1808). Thea King, cl; London SO/Alun Francis. Helios CDH55203 25 Sibelius, J. Symphony no 2 in D, op 43 (1901). Royal PO/Charles Mackerras. Tring TRP013 43 11:30 SIBELIUS IN SONG Prepared by Elaine Siversen Sibelius, J. Song to the earth, op 95 (1920). Finnish National Opera Ch & O/Eri Klas. Ondine ODE 754-2 8 Cantata for the coronation of Nicholas II (1896). Jubilate Choir; Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä. BIS CD-1906/08 19

Dvorák, A. Overture: Othello, op 93 (1891). Czech PO/Libor Pesek. Virgin VC7 91144-2 15 Charles Dutoit

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

Liszt, F. Ballade no 2 in B minor (1853). Jorge Bolet, pf. Decca 411 803-2 15 Enescu, G. Rumanian rhapsody in A, op 11 no 1 (1901). BBC PO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Chandos CHAN 9633 13

13:00 CHARMING CHACONNES Prepared by Sheila Catzel

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

Bach, J.S. Chaconne in D minor, from Partita no 2, BWV1004 (1720; transcr. Busoni). Evgeny Kissin, pf. Sony 88697301102 15

19:00 SPIRIT OF JAZZ with Susan Gai Dowling Mainstream to contemporary jazz, with an emphasis on Australian performers

Purcell, H. Chaconne in G minor (1693; arr. Britten). English CO/Benjamin Britten. Decca 467 454-2 7

20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg

Rameau, J-P. Air en chaconne. Eduard Melkus Ensemble. Archiv 439 964-2 5 Liszt, F. Sarabande and chaconne from Handel’s Almira (1879). Leslie Howard, pf. Hyperion CDA66371/72


Respighi, O. Chaconne for violin, organ and strings, after Tomaso Vitali (1908). Ingolf Turban, vn; English CO/Marcello Viotti. Claves CD 50-9017 14 14:00 A SYMPHONY OF EASTERN EUROPE Prepared by Jacob Gutmann Mahler, G. Suite from orchestral works of J.S. Bach (1909). Royal Concertgebouw O/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 475 514-2 19

22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Phil Vendy Enescu, G. Suite no 1 in C, op 9 (1903). Philharmonia Moldova/Alexandru Lascae. Ottavo OTR C49240 29 Respighi, O. Sonata in B minor (1916-17). Kyung Wha Chung, vn; Krystian Zimerman, pf. DG 457 907-2 24 Bridge, F. Concerto elegiaco (1929-33). Alban Gerhardt, vc; BBC Welsh NO/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 10729(6) X 29 Strauss, R. Sonatina no 1 in F, From an invalid’s workshop (1943). London Winds/ Michael Collins. Hyperion CDA66731/2 30

The lonely one in autumn, from The song of the earth (1908-09). Jane Henschel, mezz; Houston SO/Hans Graf. Naxos 8.572498 10 April 2014

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Tuesday 8 April Dvorák, A. Piano concerto in G minor, op 33 (1876). Rudolf Firkusny, pf; Vienna State Opera O/László Somogyi. Westminster 471 266-2 38 Wagner, R. Siegfried idyll (1870). Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHSA 5060


Liszt, F. Symphonic poem no 11, Battle of the huns (1857). New Zealand SO/Michael Halász. Naxos 8.557846 14 11:30 SONGS BY LISZT Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Alicia de Larrocha


Liszt, F. O Lieb (c1850). Diana Damrau, sop; Helmut Deutsch, pf. Virgin 50999 0709282 4 5

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

Three sonnets from Petrarch (1846). Matthew Polenzani, ten; Julius Drake, pf. Hyperion CDA67782 19

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Alicia de Larrocha Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes

Soler, A. Sonata in D. Decca 433 920-2


Mozart, W. Rondo in D, K485 (1786). Philips 456 886-2

13:00 ROMANTIC DELIGHTS Prepared by Marilyn Schock


Puccini, G. Quartet in D (1880). Raphael String Quartet. Etcetera KTC 1050 8

Granados, E. Quejas ó la maya y el ruiseñor; El fandango de candil, from Goyescas, op 62 (1911). Decca 448-191-2 12 Turina, J. Symphonic rhapsody, op 66 (1931; arr. C. Halffter). PO/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Decca 433 905-2 9 Bach, J.S. Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, from Jesu nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV22 (1723; arr. Cohen). Philips 456 886-2 3 Albéniz, M. Sonata in D. Decca 433 920-2


Falla, M. de Dances from The three-cornered hat (1919). Decca 433 929-2 10 Alicia de Larrocha, pf (all above) 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Barrie Brockwell Suk, J. Fantastické scherzo, op 25 (1903). Czech PO/Jirí Belohlávek. Chandos CHAN 8897 14 30

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Fauré, G. Nocturne no 1 in E flat minor, op 33; Nocturne no 2 in B, op 33 (1875). Kathryn Stott, pf. Hyperion CDA66911/4 13 Tchaikovsky, P. Waltz-scherzo. Jane Peters, vn; Rachel Valler, pf. MBS 27 CD 6 Bruch, M. Piece in A minor, op 83 no 1 (pub. 1910); Piece in C sharp minor, op 83 no 3 (pub. 1910). Janet Hilton, cl; Nobuko Imai, va; Roger Vignoles, pf. Chandos CHAN 8776 10 Chausson, E. Poème, op 25 (1896). Philippe Graffin, vn; Pascal Devoyon, pf; Chilingirian Quartet. Hyperion CDA67028 15 14:00 CHAMBER MASTERS Prepared by Jan Brown Schubert, F. Overture in C minor for string quintet. Gyozo Mathe, va; Kodály Quartet. Naxos 8.557126 9

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String quartet no 14 in D minor, D810, [Death and the maiden] (1824). Stirling String Quartet. Fine Music Tape Archive 37 Müller, I. Quartet no 1 in B flat. Friederike Roth, cl; Berolina Ensemble. Naxos 8.572885 16 Reicha, A. Quintet in E flat, op 88 no 2 (181117). Academia Wind Quintet of Prague. Hyperion CDD22006 16 Mozart, W. Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F, K370 (1781). Members of Scottish CO Ensemble. Linn CKD 376 14 Beethoven, L. 14 Variations in E flat, op 44 (1803). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SM2K 64510 14 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Michael Morton-Evans 18:00 SYDNEY SYMPHONY 2014 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 David Ogilvie 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling

Wednesday 9 April 11:30 RUSSIAN OPERA Borodin, A. My tortured soul, from Prince Igor (1887). Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Metropolitan Opera O/James Levine. DG 445 866-2 8 Tchaikovsky, P. Lisa’s aria, from The Queen of Spades (1890). Netania Davrath, sop; Vienna State Opera O/Vladimir Golschmann. Vanguard 089080 72 5 Antoni Wit

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 Aspects of Baroque Prepared by Frank Morrison Couperin, F. Folies françoises (pub. 1722). Mitzi Meyerson, hpd; Trio Sonnerie. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907081 13 Leclair, J-M. Sonata in B flat (pub. 1723). Fabio Biondi, vn; Maurizio Naddio, vc; Pascal Monteilhet, lute; Rinaldo Alessandrini, hpd. Arcana A 39 13 Charpentier, M-A. In nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8.554514 16 Rameau, J-P. Les Fêtes de Polymnie, ballet héroïque (1745). Symphonie du Marais/Hugo Reyne. Astrée E8650 10 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Mozart, W. Symphony no 32 in G, K318 (1779). Vienna PO/James Levine. DG 439 530-2 8 Saint-Saëns, C. Violin concerto no 2 in C, op 58 (1858). Ruggiero Ricci, vn; Radio Luxembourg O/Pierre Cao. Concerto Royale 206 239-360 27 Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 3 in D, op 29, Polish (1875). Polish NRSO/Antoni Wit. Naxos 8.550518 48

Prokofiev, S. The Smolensk Road from War and Peace (1944). Yvegeny Ralkov, ten; Bolshoi Theatre Ch & O/Mark Ermler. Melodiya MA 3026 11 12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI with Troy Fil; recorded by Greg Ghavalas Featuring pianist Daisy Ou Proudly sponsored by Sydney Piano World and Sauter Pianos 14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans What exactly does it take to make music? Leading musicians, composers and performers, both local and visiting from overseas, will be talking live on air telling us why they do it and how they do it. 15:00 THE SYMPHONIES OF HAYDN Prepared by Chris Blower Haydn, J. Symphony in C, Hob.I:48 (1768-69). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 23 Mozart, W. Quartet no 4 in A, K298 (1787). Paul Fried, fl; Victor Romanul, vn; Robert Barnes, va; Ronald Feldman, vc. Gold Tone GTCD 003 12 Haydn, J. Symphony in F minor, Hob.I:49, La passione (1768). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 20 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter 19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell

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20:00 AT THE OPERA Legendary Met performances: 27 January 1945 Prepared by Michael Tesoriero Thomas, A. Mignon. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Michel Carre and Jules Barbier. First performed Paris, 1866. LOTHARIO: Ezio Pinza, bass MIGNON: Risë Stevens, mezz WILHELM: James Melton, ten PHILINE: Mimi Benzell, sop FRÉDÉRIC: Lucielle Browning, mezz Metropolitan Opera Ch & O/Wilfred Pelletier Sony 8869796192-2 2:28 A wandering minstrel Lothario sings. A young girl Mignon tells Wilhelm that she was captured by gypsies as a child. Lothario asks Mignon to travel with him, but she loves Wilhelm. Philine an actor also loves Wilhelm, but is courted by Frédéric. Her troupe performs in a castle, and Philine is praised. Mignon is jealous and Wilhelm rejects her, and fights Frédéric over Philine. Lothario hears Mignon wishing the castle would burn down and sets fire to a conservatory. Wilhelm saves Mignon and takes her and Lothario to a castle in Italy. Mignon recovers, Wilhelm says he loves her. Lothario realizes that he once owned the castle, but left in mad grief after his daughter was stolen. Mignon is his daughter. 23:00 A CLASSICAL FLAVOUR Prepared by Paul Hopwood Hummel, J. Septet no 2 in C, op 114, Military (1829). Capricorn. Hyperion CDA66396 30 Schubert, F. Sonata in A minor, D821, Arpeggione (1824). Nobuko Imai, va; Roger Vignoles, pf. Chandos CHAN 8664 25 April 2014

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12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers


13:00 DEUTSCHE WELLE CONCERT HOUR Russian National Orchestra by courtesy of Radio Deutsche Welle

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

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Chris Blower

Tcherepnin, A. The descent of the Virgin Mary to Hell. Polina Schamayeva, mezz; Anton Zaraev, bar; Vladimir Lebedev, orator; Moscow Synodal Choir; Russian NO/Mikhail Pletnev.

Mendelssohn, Fanny. Overture (c1830). Women’s PO/JoAnn Falletta. Koch 3 7169 2H1

Golovanov, N. Hymns for Lent, Holy Week and Easter, op 37. Moscow Synodal Choir/ Alexei Puzakov.


Adagio in E flat (1843); Andante con moto in E (1846). Heather Schmidt, pf. Naxos 8.570825 10 Little bird, on sunny days; Ah, how has it come about?; Could I flee to the woods? Dorothea Craxton, sop; Babette Dorn, pf. Naxos 8.570981 6 Piano trio in D, op 11 (1846). Frank Wibaut, pf; Oliver Butterworth, vn; Michael Evans, vc. Hyperion CDA66331 27 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Sheila Catzel Haydn, J. Symphony in C, Hob.I:82, Bear (1786). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Neville Marriner. Philips 438 727-2 24 Lalo, E. Cello concerto in D minor (1876). Paul Tortelier, vc; City of Birmingham SO/Louis Frémaux. EMI 7 69457 2 27 Offenbach, J. Gaïté parisienne (arr. Rosenthal 1938). French NO/Lorin Maazel. CBS MYK 42610 30

14:00 SOUVENIRS OF BOHEMIA Prepared by Francis Frank Smetana, B. From Bohemia’s fields and groves, from My country (1875). Vienna PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 0927-44890-2 14 Rubinstein, A. Bohemian polka, op 82 no 7. Michael Ponti, pf. Turnabout TV 331 023 2 Balfe, M. I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls, from The Bohemian girl (1843). Yvonne Kenny, sop; Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski. ABC 456 695-2 4 Joyce, A. Bohemia (1941). RTE Concert O/ Andrew Penny. Marco Polo 8.223694


14:30 KEYBOARD CONTRASTS Prepared by Brian Drummond Beethoven, L. Allegro in B flat, WoO39 (1812). Pinchas Zukerman, vn; Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Daniel Barenboim, pf. EMI CMS 7 63124-2 5

11:30 CHAMBER ENCORE Prepared by Sheila Catzel

Reger, M. Sonata no 1 in B flat, op 49 (1900). Janet Hilton, cl; Jakob Fichert, pf. Naxos 8.572173 22

Offenbach, J. Duet in C, op 52 no 3 (1847). Alain Meunier, vc; Philippe Muller, vc. Arion ARN 68234 10

Chopin, F. Sonata no 3 in B minor, op 58 (1844). Vlado Perlemuter, pf. Nimbus NIM 5038

Lalo, E. Chants russes (1879). Maria Kliegel, vc; Bernd Glemser, pf. Naxos 8.554469 6 Haydn, J. String quartet in D minor, Hob.III:83 (1803). L’Archibudelli. Sony SK 62731 11 32

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

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Mendelssohn, F. Piano trio no 1 in D minor, op 49 (1839). Guarneri Trio. Globe GLO 5007 27

20:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA The concertos of Paganini Prepared by Elaine Siversen Paganini, N. Sonata and variations on a theme by Weigl (1824). Salvatore Accardo, vn; London PO/Charles Dutoit. DG 423 717-2 10 Schubert, F. Symphony no 9 in C, D944, Great (1825-28). Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner. Naxos 8.557234 48 Rossini, G. Overture to The siege of Corinth (1826). Royal Concertgebouw O/Riccardo Chailly. Radio Nederland RCO 08005 10 Paganini, N. Violin concerto no 3 in E (1826). Ernö Rózsa, vn; Slovak RSO/Michael Dittrich. Naxos 8.554396 42 22:00 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Paul Hopwood Chopin, F. Piano trio in G minor, op 8 (1829). Trio Orfeo. Calig CAL 50 880 28 Schubert, F. String quartet no 6 in D, D74 (1813). Quatuor Sine Nomine. Erato 2292-45635-2 21 Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in D, Wq83 (c1747). Alain Marion, fl; Daniele Roi, hpd. Fonè 89 F 02-26 14 Saint-Saëns, C. Trio in F, op 18 (1863). Marcia Crayford, vn; Christopher van Kampen, vc; Ian Brown, pf. Virgin VC 7 90751-2 27 Dohnányi, E. Serenade in C, op 10 (1902). Mayumi Seiler, vn; Douglas Paterson, va; Jane Salmon, vc. Hyperion CDA66786 21


12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell


13:00 QUARTETS Prepared by Phil Vendy

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

Suk, J. Piano quartet in A minor, op 1 (1891). Nash Ensemble. Helios CDH55416 23

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring Chamber Prepared by Sheila Catzel Chausson, E. Andante and allegro (1881). Thomas Friedli, cl; Ulrich Koella, pf. Claves CD50-9322


Brahms, J. Rondo alla zingarese, from Quartet no 1 in G minor, op 25 (1861). Martha Argerich, pf; Gidon Kremer, vn; Yuri Bashmet, va; Mischa Maisky, vc. DG 477 9523 8 Lezcano, J. Cuban sketches. Debra Wendells Cross, fl; Robert Alemany, cl; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Virginia Arts Festival 84501 74917 11 Mendelssohn, F. String quartet no 6 in F minor, op 80 (1847). The Lindsays. ASV QS 6173 25 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Di Cox Halvorsen, J. Bergensiana (1929). Bergen PO/ Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 10664 10 Bortkiewicz, S. Piano concerto no 1 in B flat, op 16 (1912). Stephen Coombs, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk. Hyperion CDA66624 36 Mozart, W. Symphony no 38 in D, K504, Prague (1786). English Sinfonia/Charles Groves. IMP PCD 892 36 11:30 MOZART IN CONCERT AND CHURCH Prepared by Elaine Siversen Mozart, W. Concert Aria: Ch’io mi scordi di te? .... Non temer, amato bene, K505 (1790). Joan Carden, sop; John Winther, pf; O of Sydney/John Harding. ABC 446 276-2 11 Regina coeli, laetare, in B flat, K127 (1772). Mária Zádori, sop; Ensemble Vocal Savaria; Bach Singers; Capella Savaria/Pál Németh. Harmonia Mundi QUI 903015 15

Krommer, F. Quartet in B flat, op 46 no 1 (1804). Eckart Hübner, bn; Johannes Lüthy, va; Steuart Eaton, va: Reinhard Latzko, vc. cpo 999 297-2 20 Dvorák, A. String quartet no 13 in G, op 106 (1895). The Lindsays. ASV DCS 446 39 14:30 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES Prepared by Denis Patterson Purcell, H. Ode for St Cecilia’s Day: Welcome to all the pleasures (1683). Christina Clarke, sop; Alfred Deller, ct; Mark Deller, ct; Jane Ryan, bass viol; Robert Elliott, hpd; Stour Music Festival CO. Harmonia Mundi HMA 190222 19 Bartók, B. Piano concerto no 2 (1930-31). Andras Schiff, pf; Budapest FO/Iván Fischer. Apex 2564 67437-8 29 Bach, J.S. Harpsichord concerto in F minor, BWV1056 (1735-40). Christiane Jacottett, hpd; Brescia & Bergamo Festival CO/Agostino Orizio. Fonè 90F 18-1 CD 9 Mozart, W. Double concerto in E flat, K365 (1779). Rudolf Serkin, pf; Peter Serkin, pf; Marlboro FO/Alexander Schneider. Sony SMK 46255 25 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Derek Parker 19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein Alkan, C-V. Chamber concerto in A minor, op 10 no 1 (1832). Marc-André Hamelin, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA66717 14

Schumann, R. Six studies for pedal piano, op 56 (1845; arr. Sitsky). David Nuttall, ob; Larry Sitsky, pf. Tall Poppies TP041 20 Arensky, A. Suite from ballet, Egyptian nights, op 50a (1900-08). USSR RSO/Boris Demchenko. Melodiya MEL 45002-2 20 Brahms, J. Fantasies, op 116 (1892). Hélène Grimaud, pf. Erato 0630-14350-2 23 Chausson, E. Trio in G minor, op 3 (1881). Pascal Devoyon, pf; Philippe Graffin, vn; Gary Hoffman, vc. Hyperion CDA67028 30 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Easter with Bach Prepared by Philip Lidbury Bach, J.S. Sinfonia, from Cantata, BWV182 (1714; arr. Van Klaveren). Duo Mellema/Van Klaveren. Radio Nederland MCCP122 10 Cantata for Palm Sunday, BWV182: Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (1714). Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki. BIS CD-9024/26 28 Komm, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen, from St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (1727/36). RIAS 9 Kammerchor. Erbarme dich, from St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (1727/36). Bernarda Fink, cont.


Akademie fûr Alte Musik, Berlin/René Jakobs (2 above) Harmonia Mundi HMC 802156.58 Sinfonia, from Easter oratorio, BWV249 (1725). Diana Doherty, ob; Sinfonia Australis. 3 ABC 481 0116 Sonata in G, BWV1021 (1730-34). Andrew Manze, vn; Richard Egarr, hpd. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907250-1


Easter oratorio, BWV249 (1725). Barbara Schlick, sop; Kai Wessel, alto; James Taylor, ten; Peter Kooy, bass; Collegium Vocale/Philippe Herreweghe. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901513 42

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Saturday 12 April Mahler, G. Songs of a wayfarer (1884-96). Geoffrey Parsons, pf. Hyperion CDA66100 16


Rossini, G. La regata veneziana, from Les soirées musicales (c1830). Heather Harper, sop; Benjamin Britten, pf. BBC MUSIC 8001-2 5

9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney 9:30 SPOTLIGHT ON G. AND F. BENDA Prepared by Francis Frank Benda, G. Sinfonia no 3 in C. Prague CO/ Christian Benda. Naxos 8.553408

Elgar, E. Sea pictures, op 37 (1897-99). London SO/John Barbirolli. EMI CDC 7 47329-2 24 7

Harpsichord concerto in G (bef. 1766). Josef Hála, hpd; Antonin Novák, vn; Vojtech Jouza, vn; Karel Spelina, va; Frantisek Sláma, vc; Frantisek Posta, db. Supraphon 11 1001-2 20

Benda, F. Sonata in G. Manfredo Zimmermann, transverse fl; Aline Parker, hpd. Orpheus ORP 0 702 11

Royer, J-N-P. La marche des Scythes, from Pièces de clavecin, bk 1 (pub. 1746). Yago Mathugo, hpd. Brilliant Classics 94479 7

11:30 ON PARADE With Summit Brass Prepared by Robert Small


Prokofiev, S. String quartet no 2 in F on Kabardinian themes, op 92 (1941). Britten Quartet. Collins Classics 11892 25 Borodin, A. Dance of the Polovtsian maidens; Polovtsian dances with chorus, from Prince Igor (1890). Kirov Ch & O/Valery Gergiev. Phillips 442 537-2 17 15:30 AT THE MOVIES Prepared by Pat Hopper Steiner - Rabinowitz. Symphonie moderne, from Four wives. O/Max Steiner. RCA 9676-2 8

Reed, A. Symphony for brass and percussion. Pro Arte CDD 318 17 Holst, G. Mars, from The planets, op 32 (191416; arr. Sauer). Summit DCD 171 8

16:30 ARTS IN FOCUS Featuring Nicholas Milton Produced by Simon Moore

Anon. Farewell, from the American Brass Journal. Pro Arte CDD 318 1

17:00 COLOURS OF THE KING Program of the Organ Music Society of Sydney Prepared by Andrew Grahame

12:00 JAZZ THEN AND NOW with Michael Cooper 13:00 HISTORIC RECORDINGS Janet Baker b1933 Prepared by Elaine Siversen Purcell, H. But death, alas!; When I am laid in earth; With drooping wings, from Dido and Aeneas (1689). St Anthony Singers; English CO/ Benjamin Britten. Decca 443 393-2 9 fineMusic 102.5

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Clérambault, L-N. Suite du deuxième ton. 19 David Kinsella, org (all above) Private recording

19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Maureen Meers Wise, J. Excerpts from Dames at sea (1966). Tina Doyle, Josephine Blake, Paul Robinson, Paul Grunet, voices; members of the original cast/Malcolm Newton. TER Orbis MUS C N 30 18 Bricusse, L. Excerpts from Goodbye Mr Chips (1969). John Mills, Collette Gleeson, Nigel Stock, voices; members of the original cast/ John Owen Edwards. TER Orbis MUS C N48 12 DeSylva - Brown - Henderson Excerpts from Good news (1927). Kim Huber, Ann Morrison, Linda Michele, Michael Gruber, Wayne Brian, Hal Davis, voices; National SO/Craig Barna. TER Orbis MUS C N 54 17 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Chamber Soloists of Sydney Recorded by George Hilgevoord for FINE MUSIC Beethoven, L. Sextet in E flat, op 71 (1796). 18 Rondino in E flat, op posth (1793).


Mozart, W. Serenade no 12 in C minor, K388 (1782). 19 Guy Henderson, ob; Carol Hellmers, ob; Lawrence Dobell, cl; Craig Wernicke, cl; John Cran, bn; Lorelei Dowling, bn; Robert Johnson, hn; Clarence Mellor, hn (all above) 21:30 GYPSY Prepared by Jan Brown

Du Mont, H. Allemande grave en re mineur; Prélude; Allemande. 10 Du Mont, H. Prélude en sol mineur.


Mozart, W. Serenade no 11 in E flat, K375 (1781). 23

Horner, J. Excerpts from Titanic. Celine Dion, voice; Studio O/James Horner. Sony ASIN B0000029YC 44

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Symphony for pleasure (1971). South Australian SO/Henry Krips. LP ABC AC 1002 23

Prokofiev, S. Scythian suite, op 20 (1915). Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado. DG 447 419-2

Benda, G. Cantata: Bald wird ihn die himmlische Jugend empfangen (1761). Dorothy Mields, sop; Britta Schwarz, cont; Jörn Lindemann, ten; Andreas Post, ten; Klaus Mertens, bass; Telemann CO Michaelstein/Ludger Rémy. cpo 999 650-2 16

Three tree songs: Willow; Tree fern; Pines (1991). David Hamilton, ten; Nigel Butterly, pf. Jade JADCD 1035 7

14:00 MUSICAL EXPLORATIONS Pole to Pole Prepared by Sephen Schafer

Benda, G. Cantata: Cephalus und Auror (c1780). Emma Kirkby, sop; Timothy Roberts, fp. Hyperion CDA66649 9

Sonata in A minor. Collegium Musicum 90/ Simon Standage. Chandos CHAN 0541 13


Janet Baker, mezz (all above)

Benda, F. Sonata in F (arr. Munchinger). JeanPierre Rampal, fl; Viktorie Svihlikova, hpd. Supraphon SU 3648-2 9


Holland, D. Lonely valley (1994). Sydney Mandolins. Jade JADCD -1081

Sonata (1954). Margery Smith, sax; Daniel Herscovich, pf. Tall Poppies TP132

Gluck, C. Les Dieux apaisent leur courroux, from Iphigénie en Tauride (1779). Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski. Archiv 4371 134-2 7

Flute concerto in G. Neil McLaren, fl; Cambridge Baroque Camerata. Amon Ra CD-SAR 52

18:00 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS’ HOUR Prepared by Madilina Tresca

Tchaikovsky, P. Gypsy girl’s song. Olga Borodina, mezz; Larissa Gergieva, pf. Philips 442 013-2


Benedict, J. The gypsy and the bird. Joan Sutherland, sop; Margaret Crawford, fl; Australian Pops O/Douglas Gamley. WEA 9031-72815-2


Rachmaninov, S. Capriccio on gypsy themes, op 12 (1892/94). Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky. ABC 438 880-2 20 22:00 AFTER HOURS with Kevin Jones

Sunday 13 April 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Robert Small 9:00 MUSIC OF THE DANCE Prepared by Chris Blower Boismortier, J. de Daphnis et Chloè: chaconne. Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet. Naxos 8.554456 5 Nielsen, C. Chaconne, op 32 (1916). Mina Miller, pf. Hyperion CDA66231 10 Respighi, O. Chaconne for violin, organ and strings, after Tomaso Vitali (1908). Ingolf Turban, vn; English CO/Marcello Viotti. Claves CD 50-9017 14 Graupner, C. Chaconne in A. Naoko Akutagawa, hpd. Naxos 8.570459


Bach, J.S. Chaconne from Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (1720; orch. Raff 1873). BBC PO/Leonard Slatkin. Chandos CHAN 9835 13 10:00 THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era Prepared by Sheila Catzel Mozart, W. Overture to The magic flute, K620 (1791). Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing. ABC 476 5949 7 Boccherini, L. Cello concerto no 6 in D (pub. 1770). Anner Bijlsma, vc; Concerto Amsterdam/ Jaap Schröder. apex 0927 49805 2 15 Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in D minor, Wq51 no 4 (1758). Christopher Hinterhuber, pf. Naxos 8.557450 11 Myslivecek, J. Octet no 2 in E flat. Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble. EMI 5 55512 2 10 Rossini, G. String sonata no 2 in A (1804). Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Marshall Marcus, vn; Richard Tunnicliffe, vc; Chi-chi Nwanoku, db. Hyperion CDA66595 12 Schobert, J. Quartet in F minor. Luciano Sgrizzi, pf; Chiara Banchini, vn; Véronique Méjean, vn; Philipp Bosbach, vc. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908250.79


Gossec, F-J. Symphony in F, op 12 no 6 (pub.1761). London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9661 15 Crusell, B. Clarinet concerto no 1 in E flat (1803). Thea King, cl; London SO/Alun Francis. Helios CDH55203 23 12:00 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 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide with Clarissa Mulas

14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL French liaisons Prepared by Jacob Gutmann Saint-Saëns, C. Carnival of the animals (c1910). Pamela Page, pf; Max Olding, pf; Queensland SO/Bernard Heinze. LP EMI SMP 0041 21 Berlioz, H. Symphonie fantastique, op 14 (1830). Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo. LP ABC AO 7009/10 49 Ravel, M. Spanish rhapsody (1907). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 410 010-2 16 Debussy, C. En blanc et noir (1915). JeanPhilippe Collard, pf; Michel Béroff, pf. EMI 5 72377 2


Rhapsodie (1909-19). Jean-Marie Londeix, sax; French National RTO/Jean Martinon. EMI 5 72360 2 10 16:00 A POLISH CHAMBER CONCERT Prepared by Stephen Wilson Moszkowski, M. Suite, op 71. Ilya Gringolts, vn; Alexandr Bulov, vn; Irina Ryumina, pf. BIS CD-1016 19 Szymanowski, K. String quartet no 1 in C, op 37 (1917). Carmina Quartet. Denon CO-79462 17 Doppler, F. Andante and rondo, op 25. Paul Fried, fl; Alan Weiss, fl; Bryan Pezzone, pf. Gold Tone GTR-006 8 Wieniawski, H. Polonaise no 2 in A, op 21 (pub. 1870). Krzysztof Jakowicz, vn; Krystyna Borucinska, pf. Olympia OCD 309 8 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Heather Sykes Wesley, C. Hymns: O love divine; Lord, we believe to us; Jesus’ name above all names; What shall I do my God to love (1756). St Michael’s Singers/David Poulter, org & dir. Kennedy KMCD 891 13 Pergolesi, G. Salve Regina in A minor (1726). Barbara Bonney, sop; Les Talens Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset. Decca 466 134-2 10 Hymns: Praise the Lord from the heavens; Your last supper; We sing your praises; The Lord with us. Kovcheg. Konclarel 12 Hymns: This joyful Eastertide; Te Deum in G; Light’s glimmering dawn. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence; Peter Jewkes, org; Neil McEwan, cond. CCSL 06 16 18:00 SYDNEY SCHUBERT SOCIETY Prepared by Ross Hayes Schubert, F. Das Dörfchen, D598 (1817). Die Singphoniker. cpo 999 397-2 4

Quartet (1814). Alexa Still, fl; Paul Neubauer, va; Ronald Thomas, vc; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Koch 3-7404-2H1 29 Heidenröslein, D257 (1815; arr. Diabelli). Neil Jenkins, ten; Jan Zácek, gui. 2 Supraphon SU 3084-2 The shepherd on the rock, D965 (1828). Cecelia Wasson, sop; Robert Alemany, cl; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Koch 3-75682-2 HI 13 19:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech Verdi, G. Overture to Luisa Miller (1849). National PO/Riccardo Chailly. 5 Decca 410 141-2 Offenbach, J. Au Mont Ida, from La belle Hélène (1864). Jussi Björling, ten; Swedish O/ Nils Grevillius. EMI CDM 1 66418 2 3 Massenet, J. Que m’oses-tu dire?, from Hérodiade (1881). Renée Fleming, sop; Juan Pons, bar; San Francisco Opera Ch & O/Valery Gergiev. Sony SK 61 965 3 Cilea, F. I fiori offerti in un’ora d’oblio, from Adriana Lecouvreur (1902). Renata Tebaldi, sop; Giulio Fioravanti, bar; Mario del Monaco, ten; St Cecilia Academy O/Franco Capuana. Decca 470 280-2 11 19:30 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison Beethoven, L. Leonore overture no 3, op 72a (1806). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. DG 445 112-2 15 Balakirev, M. Piano concerto no 2 in E flat, op posth (1862/1906; compl. Lyapunov). Malcolm Binns, pf; English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones. Hyperion CDA66640 32 Martinu, B. Symphony no 1 (1942). Czech PO/ Jirí Belohlávek. Chandos CHAN 8950 36 21:00 NEW HORIZONS Swedish horizons Prepared by Elaine Siversen Frumerie, G. de Suite for woodwind quintet (1973). Amadé Quintet. Daphne 1019 19 Sandström, S-D. Hear my prayer, O Lord, after Purcell, psalm 102 (1986); A new heaven and a new earth (1980); Agnus Dei (1980). Eric Ericson Chamber Choir/Eric Ericson. Phono Suecia PSCD 139 18 Pöntinen, R. Blue winter (1987). Christian Lindberg, tb; New Stockholm CO/Okko Kamu. BIS CD-348 14 Börtz, D. Recorder concerto (1999-2000). Dan Laurin, rec; Royal Stockholm PO/Alan Gilbert. BIS CD-1425 20 Schnelzer, A. Thunderdance (2002). Rhythm Art Duo. Phono Suecia PSCD 177 11 22:30 ULTIMA THULE April 2014

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14:30 A MUSICAL CAVALCADE Prepared by Rex Burgess

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small

Bach, J.S. Brandenburg concerto no 3 in G, BWV1048 (1720). Australian Brandenburg O/ Paul Dyer. ABC 434 720-2 13

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC By arrangement Prepared by Francis Frank

Schubert, F. Introduction and variations in E minor on a theme from Die schöne Müllerin, D802 (1824). Emmanuel Pahud, fl; Eric le Sage, pf. naïve V 4863 20

Bizet, G. First overture (c1855; arr. d’Almeida). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 452 102-2 13 Bloch, E. Nigun, from Baal Shem (arr. Schuster). Mischa Maisky, vc; Daria Hovora, pf. DG 439 863-2 7 Carmichael, J. A country fair, op 131 (1959; arr. Hurst). Jack Harrison, cl; West Australian SO/ Richard Mills. ABC 442 374-2 9 Cimarosa, D. Oboe concerto in C minor (arr. Benjamin). John Anderson, ob; Philharmonia O/ Simon Wright. Nimbus NI 7027 11 Haydn, J. Divertimento in B flat, Hob.II:46, St Antoni (bef. 1784: arr. Perry). Sydney Wind Quintet. Fine Music Tape Archive 11 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Rubinstein, A. Overture to Dmitry Donskoy (1850). George Enescu PO/Horia Andreescu. Naxos 8.557005 12 Döhler, T. Piano concerto in A, op 7 (1836). Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Hyperion CDA67950 28 Suk, J. Symphony no 1, op 14 (1897-99). BBC SO/Jirí Belohlávek. Chandos CHSA 5081 40 11:30 RACHMANINOV MINIATURES Prepared by Elaine Siversen


Strauss, R. Closing scene from Salome, op 54 (1907). Birgit Nilsson, sop; Gerhard Stolze, bass bar; Vienna PO/Georg Solti. Decca 473 794-2 17

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Preludes: in B minor, op 32 no 10 (1910); in C sharp minor, op 3 no 2 (1892). Roger Woodward, pf. LP HMV FC 290230


12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan

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

13:00 FIRE AND RAIN Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Stravinsky, I. Introduction; Dance of the firebird; Round dance of the princesses; Infernal dance of Kashchei’s subjects, from The firebird (1919). Moscow Philharmonic Academic SO/Dmitry Kitaienko. Melodiya MA 3027 15 Handel, G. Music for the royal fireworks, HWV351 (1749; ed. Baines, Mackerras). Royal PO/Yehudi Menuhin. ASV RPO 8002 18 Debussy, C. Jardins sous la pluie, from Estampes (1903). Walter Gieseking, pf. EMI 5 62798 2


Koehne, G. Rain forest (1982). Australian Youth O/Christoph Eschenbach. ABC 426 478-2 15 Chopin, F. Prelude in D flat, op 28 no 15, Raindrop (1836-39). Marilyn Meier, pf. EMI 7017962


Rachmaninov, S. Vocalise, op 34 no 14 (1912; arr.). Alan Vivian, cl; Susanne Powell, pf. Revolve AJM 1314 6

Schubert, F. Tränenregen, from Die schöne Müllerin, D795 no 10 (orch. Webern). Thomas Quasthoff, bass-bar; CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado. DG 471 586-2 4

All night vigil VII: Glory to God in the highest; Gladsome light, from op 37 (1915). Cantillation/ Antony Walker. ABC 465 824-2 6

Haydn, J. Symphony in A, Hob.I:59, Fire (1769). Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Doráti. Decca 425 915-2 17

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Shostakovich, D. Symphony no 1 in F minor, op 10 (1924-25). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 436 838-2 31

19:00 SPIRIT OF JAZZ with Susan Gai Dowling 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 INTO THE 2OTH CENTURY Prepared by Frank Morrison Gershwin, G. Piano concerto in F (1925). Roberto Szidon, pf; London PO/Edward Downes. DG 477 5439


Milhaud, D. Le boeuf sur le toit, op 58 (1919). Ulster O/Yan Pascal Tortelier Chandos CHAN 9023 16 Ginastera, A. Sonata, op 47 (1976). Franz Halász, gui; Debora Halász, pf. BIS CD-671


Poulenc, F. Les biches (1923). Ulster O/Yan Pascal Tortelier. Chandos CHAN 9023 20 Walton, W. Quartet (1921). Janice Graham, vn; Paul Silverthorne, va; Moray Webb, vc; Israela Margalit, pf. EMI 5 55404 2 29

Tuesday 15 April Elgar, E. Sea pictures, op 37 (1897-99). Janet Baker, mezz; London SO/John Barbirolli. EMI CDC 7 47329-2 24 Stravinsky, I. The rite of Spring, pt 1 (1911-13). Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky. Sony S2K89910 15 11:30 CHORAL SCHUBERT Prepared by Jan Brown Schubert, F. Nachtgesang im Walde, D913 (1827). Male voices of Monteverdi Choir. Neal Peres da Costa

7 John Eliot Gardiner


Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D714 (1820). 11


Gebet, D815 (1824).

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds

Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner (2 above) Phillips 454 428-2 (3 above)

Dvorák, A. Slavonic rhapsody in G minor, op 45 no 2 (1878). Czech PO/Václav Neumann. Teldec 8.44072 12

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Neal Peres da Costa Prepared by Francis Frank

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes

15:00 THE YEAR 1788 Prepared by Denis Patterson

13:00 CELLO DELIGHTS Prepared by Frank Morrison

Cimarosa, D. Overture to The Sun Virgin (1788). Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/Alessandro Amoretti. 6 Naxos 8.570508

Leclair, J-M. Overture in A, op 13 no 3 (pub. 1753). Channel Classics CCS 7595 12 Telemann, G. Corellisierende sonata in F. Channel Classics CCS 5093


Florilegium/Neal Peres da Costa (2 above) Bach, J.S. Sonata no 1 in G, BWV1027 (1739-50). Daniel Yeadon, bass viol; Neal Peres da Costa, hpd. ABC 476 3394 12 Corrette, M. Concerto comique no 25: Les sauvages et la Furstemberg (c1759). Florilegium/Neal Peres da Costa. Channel Classics CCS 7595


Telemann, G. Concerto in A minor. Ensemble Florilegium/Neal Peres da Costa, hpd & dir. Channel Classics CCS 5093 10 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Ron Walledge Sibelius, J. Tone poem: Tapiola, op 112 (1926). Royal PO/Thomas Beecham. EMI 1 66451 2 18 Haydn, J. Cello concerto no 1 in C, Hob.VIIb:1 (c1761-65). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Mstislav Rostropovich, vc & dir. EMI 5 65701 2 25


Wagenseil, G. Cello concerto in C. Györgyi Körösi, vc; Salieri CO/Tamás Pál. Arkadia CDAK 130.1 24 Sculthorpe, P. Cello dreaming (1983). David Pereira, vc. Tall Poppies TP075 3 Diamond, D. Kaddish (1987). János Starker, vc; Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz. Naxos 8.559155 11 Rubinstein, A. Three pieces, op 11 no 2 (1854). Yuri Semenov, vc; Eleonora Teplukhina, pf. Melodiya SUCD 10-00505 16 14:00 RHAPSODY SELECTIONS Prepared by Frank Morrison Saint-Saëns, C. Rhapsody d’Auvergne in C, op 73 (1884). Ian Munro, pf; Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn. ABC 465 424-2 10 Bartók, B. Rhapsody no 1 (1928). Dénes Kovács, vn; Budapest SO/János Ferencsik. Hungaroton HCD 31050


Liszt, F. Spanish rhapsody (1863). Emil Gilels, pf. Philips 456 796-2 13

Debussy, C. Rhapsody no 1 (1908). Gervase de Peyer, cl; New Philharmonia O/Pierre Boulez. 9 Sony SM2K 68 327

Devienne, F. Flute concerto no 7 in E minor (1788). Marc Grauwels, fl; Walloon CO/Bernard Labadie. Naxos 8.555918 18 Ryba, J. Missa pastoralis in D (1788). Dagmar Vankátová, sop; Pavla Ksicová, cont; Vladimír Dolezal, ten; Václav Sibera, bass; Josef Ksica, org; Czech Madrigalists Ch & O/Frantisek Xaver Thuri. Naxos 8.554428 13 Kozeluch, L. Sonata in E flat, op 26 no 3 (1788). Christine Faron, fp. Schwann 3-1059-2 18 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 David Garrett 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling April 2014

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Dukas, P. Overture to Polyeucte (1891). BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier. Chandos CHAN 241-32 15

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

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

Penderecki, K. Symphony no 2, Christmas (1980). National Polish RSO/Antoni Wit. Naxos 8.554492 34

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of Baroque Prepared by Jennifer Foong

11:30 HOMAGE TO HAYDN Prepared by Chris Blower

Lully, J-B. Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall. 2

Debussy, C. Homage to Haydn (1909). Gianluca Cascioli, pf. DG 453 422-2 3

Marais, M. Muzettes I and II (1723). Rolf Lislevand, theorbo; Jordi Savall, bass viol; Pierre Hantaï, hpd. 3 Auvidis/Valois V 4640 (2 above)

Triebensee, J. Variations on a theme of Haydn. Marilyn Zupnik, ob; Kathryn Greenbank, ob; Elizabeth Starr, cora. ASV QS 6192 4

Purcell, H. Suite from The prophetess (1690). Le Concert des Nations. Alia Vox AVSA 9866 14

Brahms, J. Variations on a theme by Haydn, op 56b (1873). Robert Chamberlain, pf; Darryl Coote, pf. Move MCD 064 18

Monteverdi, C. Ohimè ch’io cado (pub. 1651). Montserrat Figueras, sop; Rolf Lislevand, theorbo; Paolo Pandolfo, va; Lorenz Duftschmid, vn; Ton Koopman, hpd, org; Andrew Lawrence-King, hp. Alia Vox AVSA 9884 B 4 Rosenmüller, J. Sonata IX in D (pub. 1682). Hespérion XX. Astrée E 8709 6 Cantemir, D. Taksim and Makam. Vocalists; Hespèrion XXI. Alia Vox AVSA 9887 5 Telemann, G. Flute concerto in A minor, TWV52:a1. Le Concert des Nations. Alia Vox AVSA 9877


Jordi Savall, cond (5 above) 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field Strauss, R. Dance of the seven veils, from Salome, op 54 (1905). Sydney SO/Stuart Challender. ABC 426 480-2 10 Mendelssohn, F. Piano concerto no 2 in D minor, op 40 (1837). Murray Perahia, pf; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. CBS MK 42401 24 38

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12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI with Troy Fil; recorded by Greg Ghavalas Featuring guitarist Alberta Khoury Proudly sponsored by Sydney Piano World and Sauter Pianos 14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans What exactly does it take to make music? Leading musicians, composers and performers, both local and visiting from overseas, will be talking live on air telling us why they do it and how they do it. 15:00 THE SYMPHONIES OF HAYDN Prepared by Chris Blower Haydn, J. Symphony in C, Hob.I:50 (1773). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 19 Mozart, W. Sonata no 21 in E minor, K304 (1778). Mark Steinberg, vn; Mitsuko Uchida, pf. Decca 478 2540 16 Haydn, J. Symphony in B flat, Hob.I:51 (c177173). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 19

20:00 AT THE OPERA Legendary Met performances: 18 December 1954 Prepared by Michael Tesoriero Massenet, J. Opera in five acts. Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille. First performed Paris, 1884. MANON LESCAUT: Victoria de los Angeles, sop LESCAUT: Fernando Corena, bass CHEVALIER DES GRIEUX: Cesare Valletti, ten COMTE DES GRIEUX: Jerome Hines, bass GUILLOT: Alessio de Paolis, ten Metropolitan Opera Ch & O/Pierre Monteux Walhall 181954 2:28 Manon, being escorted to a convent by her cousin Lescaut, resists the advances of the elderly Guillot but elopes to Paris with the Chevalier des Grieux. Poverty does not suit her and she leaves him for a rich suitor. When she hears from his father Count des Grieux that he has become a priest, she induces him to return. But they have no money and Lescaut encourages Des Grieux to gamble. He wins against Guillot who accuses him of cheating and Manon of immorality. When police arrive, the Count des Grieux saves his son but Manon is sentenced to deportation. Manon dies in her lover’s arms. 23:00 CONTEMPORARIES OF MOZART Prepared by Jan Brown Mozart, W. Overture to The magic flute, K620 (1791). Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing. 7 ABC 476 5949 Horn concerto no 3 in E flat, K447 (1784-87). Frank Lloyd, hn; Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 9150 15 Telemann, G. Orchestral suite in G minor, La changeante. Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage, vn & dir. Chandos CHAN 0519 20 Salieri, A. Sinfonia in D, Veneziana. English CO/Richard Bonynge. 8 ABC 475 070-2


Puccini, G. One fine day, from Madama Butterfly (1904). Cheryl Barker, sop; O Victoria/ Richard Bonynge. Melba MN-301085 5

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

Strauss, J. II Waltz: On the beautiful blue Danube, op 314 (1867). Hallé O/John Barbirolli. EMI CDM 1 66422 2 9

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Frank Morrision Caplet, A. Conte fantastique (1908). Isabelle Moretti, hp; Quatuor Parisii. naive V 5129 16 Mass for three voices (1919). Netherlands Youth Choir/Eric Ericson. Radio Nederland VTN-20061


Epiphany (1923). Jean Decroos, vc; Royal Concertgebouw O/Jean Fournet. Radio Nederland RCO 06004


10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Vaughan Williams, R. Partita (1946-48). London SO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8828

Gershwin, G. Suite from Porgy and Bess (1934). Milan Turkovic, bn; Stuttgart CO/Martin Sieghart. Orfeo C 223 911 A 11 Weber, C.M. Invitation to the dance (1819; orch. Berlioz). National PO/Richard Bonynge. Decca 452 768-2 11 Fauré, G. Masques et bergamasques, op 112 (1919). Chandos CHAN 9416 14 Offenbach, J. Overture to La belle Hélène (1864). Chandos CHAN 9765 9 BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier (2 above) 14:30 KEYBOARD CONTRASTS Prepared by Francis Frank


Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 2 in B flat, op 19 (1795). Wilhelm Kempff, pf; Berlin PO/ Ferdinand Leitner. DG 479 1133 29 Magnard, A. Symphony no 4 in C sharp minor, op 21 (1913). BBC Scottish SO/Jean-Yves Ossonce. Hyperion CDD22068 36 11:30 HOMAGE Prepared by Elaine Siversen Sviridov, G. Spring cantata (1973). A.A. Yurlov Republican Academic Russian A Capella Choir; USSR RT Large SO/Yuri Ukhov. LP Melodiya C 10-06461-2 13 Choral concerto without words in memory of A. Yurlov (1973). Olga Popova, sop; Moscow State Chamber Choir/Vladimir Minin. DG 474 377-2 11 12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers 13:00 TO BE OR NOT TO BE Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Berlioz, H. Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, op 23 (1836-38). New York PO/Pierre Boulez. Sony SM3K 64 103 10 Coates, E. The three bears, a phantasy (1926). BBC PO/Rumon Gamba. Chandos CHAN 9869 10

Vivaldi, A. Harpsichord concerto in D. Jörg Ewald Dähler, hpd; Accademia Instrumentalis Claudio Monteverdi/Hans Ludwig Hirsch. Claves 50-602 6 Scheidemann, H. Christ lag in Todesbanden. Karin Nelson, org. Naxos 8.554203 8 Clementi, M. Piano trio, op 22 no 1 (pub. 1788). Trio Fauré. Dynamic CDS 93


Dupré, M. Sinfonia, op 42 (1946). Alessio Bax, pf; Stefan Engels, org. Naxos 8.554210 12 Mozart, W. Andante and variations in G, K501 (1786). Darryl Coote, Max Cooke, pf. Move MCD 046 7 Eakin, C. Capriccio. Alice Giles, hp; Arnan Wiesel, pf. Schwann 3-1765-2 10 Ferguson, L. Sonata in D (c1817). Alexander Bakhchiyev, Yelena Sorokina, pf. Chandos CHAN 9418 11 Corrette, M. Organ concerto in F, op 26 no 5 (pub. 1756). Jean-Patrice Brosse, org; Concerto Rococo. Pierre Verany PV793113 12 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Brendan Walsh 19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey

20:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA French music in the Romantic era Prepared by Judy Ekstein Chabrier, E. Habanera (1885; orch. 1887). Monte Carlo PO/Hervé Niquet. Naxos 8.554248


Offenbach, J. Excerpts from Orpheus in the underworld (1858). Philharmonia O/Antonio de Almeida. Philips 422057-2 18 David, Ferdinand. Andante and scherzo capriccioso, op 16. Hagai Shaham, vn; BBC SO/ Martyn Brabbins. 9 Hyperion CDA67804 Bizet, G. Jeux d’enfants, Petite suite d’orchestre (1871). Paris Conservatoire O/Jean Martinon. Decca 478 3156-67 11 Saint-Saëns, C. Concert piece in F minor, op 94 (1887). Peter Damm, hn; Staatskkapelle Dresden/Siegfried Kurz. 9 Berlin Classics 00128852BC Massenet, J. Suite no 7: Scènes alsaciennes (1881). Monte Carlo National Opera O/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 2292-45859-2 23 Herz, H. Piano concerto in E, op 131 no 4. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Hyperion CDA67537


Dukas, P. The sorcerer’s apprentice (1896-97). Melbourne SO/Christopher Seaman. ABC 476 4621 12 22:00 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Mozart, W. Quartet in F for bassoon, violin, viola and cello, K370 (1781). Israeli Wind Virtuosi and friends. Koch 3-7401-2-HI 16 Ravel, M. Ma mère l’oye (1908-10; arr. John B. Escosa). Duo Bilitis. Brilliant Classics 8895 11 Beethoven, L. Septet in E flat, op 20 (17991800). Stuttgart Philharmoniker Septet. Masters Classics CLS 4070 41 Schubert, F. Rondeau brillant in B minor, D895 (1826). Adele Anthony, vn; Jonathan Feldman, pf. Naxos 8.554148 15 Vivaldi, A. Winter from The four seasons, RV297 (pub. 1725). Ransom Wilson, fl; Modern Mandolin Quartet. 8 Windham Hill Records 11108-2 Spohr, L. Double quartet in D minor, op 65 no 1 (1823). Eder Quartett; Kreuzberger Streichquartett. Teldec 2291-42444-2 20 April 2014

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Friday 18 April Sculthorpe, P. Earth cry (1988). Sydney SO/ Stuart Challender. ABC 465 720-2 10

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

Dvorák, A. O moon in the deepest heavens, from Rusalka, op 114 (1900). Renée Fleming, sop; Czech PO/Charles Mackerras. ABC 480 5996 6

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring Chamber Prepared by Jan Brown Boccherini, L. Quintet no 2 in E (1798). Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Philips 438 769-2 15 Hummel, J. Trio in A, op 78 (c1818). András Adorján, fl; Boris Pergamenschikow, vc; Pavel Gililov, pf. Orfeo C 252 931 A 17 Crusell, B. Quartet no 2 in C minor, op 4 (1804). Thea King, cl; members of Allegri String Quartet. Hyperion CDA66077 18 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Brian Drummond

14:30 MUSICA VIVA PRESENTS The Elias String Quartet Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC Haydn, J. Quartet in F, op 77 no 2 (1799). 27 Hindson, M. Quartet no 2 (2013).

Beethoven, L. Quartet no 8 in E minor, op 59 no 2, Rasumovsky (1806). 37

Glinka, M. Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (1842). Lamoureux O/Igor Markevitch. DG 479 0530 5

16:00 FINE MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY with Stephen Wilson

Tchaikovsky, P. Piano concerto no 1 in B flat minor, op 23 (1874). Sviatoslav Richter, pf; Leningrad PO/Yevgeny Mravinsky. Melodiya 74321170832 34

18:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Richard Munge

11:30 A TRIPLET OF SUITES Prepared by Barrie Brockwell Alwyn, W. Suite (1944-45). Nicholas Daniel, ob; Ieuan Jones, hp. Chandos CHAN 9152 6 Godowsky, L. Java suite no 2. Marc-André Hamelin, pf. Musica Viva MVCD 1026 3 Debussy, C. Suite bergamasque (1905). Amsterdam Guitar Trio. Newton 8802093


12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell 13:00 HEAVEN AND EARTH Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Rossini, G. Ecco ridente in cielo, from The barber of Seville (1816). Luigi Alva, ten; Renato Cesari, bar; Ambrosian Opera Ch; London SO/ Claudio Abbado. DG 459 362-2 7 Finzi, G. Earth and air and rain, op 15 (1928-32). Benjamin Luxon, bar; David Willison, pf. Decca 476 2163 29 fineMusic 102.5

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Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 5 in B flat, op 100 (1944). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00042 42


Mahler, G. The farewell, from The song of the earth (1908-09). Waltraud Meier, mezz; Siegfried Jerusalem, ten; Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim. Apex 2564 67540-0 30


Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/David Willcocks (2 above) Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes. Choir of St John’s, Elora; Matthew Larkin, org; Noel Edison, cond. Naxos 8.557781 3 Zelenka, J. Lamentations for Good Friday. Michael Chance, ct; John Ainsley, ten; Michael George, bass; Chandos Baroque Players. Hyperion CDA 66426 23 Hymns: Were you there?; Rock of ages. London Philharmonic Choir; National PO/John Alldis. Sparrow SPD 51989 3 Bach, J.S. Excerpts from St Matthew Passion. Bach Collegium, Japan. BIS 9021 9 Hymns: The Lord is my shepherd; When I survey the wonderous cross. Huddersfield Choral Society; David Bell, org; Owain Hughes, cond. EMI MFP 6059 6 Gigout, E. Toccata. Colin Walsh, org. Priory PRCD 281

20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Heather Sykes Schubert, F. Incidental music to Rosamunde, D797 (1823). Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing. ABC 476 4740 23 Albéniz, I. Recuerdos de viaje, op 71 (1886-87). Esteban Sañchez, pf. Brilliant Classics 9255 29 Massenet, J. Ballet suite: Cendrillon (1899). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Brilliant Classics 94355 20 Dvorˇák, A. Violin concerto in A minor, op 53 (1879). Ann-Sophie Mutter, vn; Berlin PO/Manfred Honeck. DG 479 1060 34 Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Lullaby, from Sadko (1898). Netania Davrath, sop; Vienna State Opera O/Vladimir Golschmann. Vanguard 089080 72 4 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE The Saxon Court in Dresden Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Hymns: Glory to be to Jesus; There is a green hill far away. Simon Preston, org. Decca 452 252-2 4 Psalm 137: By the waters of Babylon. EMI 9 68957 2 6

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron


Schütz, H. Psalm 98: Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied (pub. 1619). Stuttgart Chamber Choir; Musica Fiata Cologne/Frieder Bernius. 5 Sony S2K 48042 Albert, H. Since they love so much. Martin Hummel, bar; Karl-Ernst Schröder, lute. 3 Naxos 8.555935 Krieger, A. Fleug, Psyche, fleug. Annette Dasch, sop; members of Akademie für Alte Musik. 6 Harmonia Mundi HMG 501835 Schütz, H. St Matthew’s passion (1666). Julian Podger, ten; Jakob Bloch Jespersen, bass-bar; Ars Nova Copenhagen/Paul Hillier. Dacapo 8.204035 55 Walther, J.J. Sonata no 1, In imitation of a cuckoo. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Rosanne Hunt, vc; Linda Kent, hpd. 8 ABC 465 269-2 Bernhard, C. True dream; Parting brings suffering. Martin Hummel, bar; Karl-Ernst Schröder, lute. 6 Naxos 8.555935 Heinichen, J. Concerto in F, S235. Musica Antiqua Köln/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 479 1110


Schütz, H. Surrexit pastor bonus, SWV469. Dresden Kreuzchor; Capella Fidicinia; Hans Otto, org; Rudolph Mauersberger, cond. 6 LP Eurodisc 80625 PK

Saturday 19 April 11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher Sullivan, A. Overture to The yeomen of the guard. John Foster Black Dyke band, Besses o’ the Barn Band; Imperial Metals Band/Harry Mortimer. Chandos CHANM 571 5 Holst, G. Jupiter, from The planets. Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Derek Sahmore. LP York BYK 714 7 Dawn Upshaw


Sousa, J.P. March: Liberty Bell. Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee. AMP 88115

9:00 WHAT’S ON IN MUSIC Our weekly guide to musical events in and around Sydney 9:30 SPOTLIGHT ON CLASSICAL ONE-HIT WONDERS Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Dukas, P. The sorcerer’s apprentice (1897). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 421 527-2 12 Allegri, G. Miserere. The Sixteen/Harry Christophers. Decca 4764601

Morton, T. Buddy Bolen’s blues. New York Trumpet Ensemble. Summit DCD 113 7


Addinsell, R. Warsaw concerto (1941). Isador Goodman, pf; Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas. ABC 476 4621 8 Ponchielli, A. Dance of the hours, from La Gioconda (1876). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. DG 474 617-2 11 Litolff, H. Scherzo, from Concerto symphonique no 4 in D minor, op 102 (c1852). Ian Munro, pf; Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn. ABC 476 4621 7 Widor, C-M. Toccata, from Symphony no 5, op 42 no 1 (1880). André Isoir, org. Calliope CAL 5922 6 Górecki, H. Symphony no 3, op 36, Symphony of sorrowful songs (1976). Dawn Upshaw, sop; London Sinfonietta/David Zinman. Elektra 7559-79282-2 53


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20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Swedish Soloists with the ACO Recorded by FINE MUSIC Bach, J.S. Brandenburg concerto no 3 in G, BWV1048 (c1712). Lars Brolin, va; Nils Erik Sparf, vn & dir. 13

12:00 JAZZ THEN AND NOW with Michael Cooper

Roman, J. Lord God, heavenly King, from Swedish mass (c1752).


13:00 ASIAN MUSIC Prepared by Paolo Hooke A monthly exploration of music from across Asia

Kraus, J. Your life was but a chain, from Funeral cantata for Gustav III (1792).


14:00 LISTENERS’ CHOICE with Christina MacGuinness Phone 9439 4777 or go to and follow the links to choose your music 15:30 SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA IN CONCERT St Matthew Passion Prepared by Peter Bell Bach, J.S. St Matthew Passion, BWV244 (1721). Romola Tyrrell, sop; Elizabeth Campbell, cont; Thomas Edmonds, ten; Michael Leighton Jones, bar; Stephen Bennett; bass; Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Australian CO/Peter Seymour. SPC recording 2:25 18:00 FOCUS ON FOLK Folk Federation of NSW with Paul Jackson 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Sue Jowell Never perform with animals and children!

Roman, J. We praise thee, from Swedish mass. 2 Christina Högman, sop (3 above) Bach, C.P.E. Cello concerto in A, Wq172 (1753). Asa Akerberg, vc. 18 Handel, G. Dove sei? from Rodelinda (1725); Sento brillar, from Il pastor fido (1715/34). Christina Högman, sop. 12 Grieg, E. Holberg suite, op 40 (1884).


Nils-Erik Sparf, cond (6 above) Australian CO (all above) 21:30 STEPPES Prepared by Phil Vendy Sviridov, G. Autumn, from Russia cast adrift. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar; Mikhail Arkadiev, pf. Philips 446-666-2 2 Borodin, A. In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880). Suisse Romande O/Ernest Ansermet. Decca 455 632-2 7 Langgaard, R. Symphony no 5, Nature of the Steppe (1931). Danish National RSO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 9064 16 22:00 AFTER HOURS with Kevin Jones April 2014

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Sunday 20 April 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with David Garrett 9:00 MUSIC OF THE DANCE Nordic dances Prepared by Elaine Siversen Peterson-Berger, W. Three new dance poems (1924). Olof Höjer, pf. Swedish Society SCD 1089 10 Riisager, K. Six dances, from the ballet Twelve by the Mail, op 37 (1939). Helsingborg SO/ Thomas Dausgaard. Marco Polo 8.224082 11 Saeverud, H. Tunes and dances from Siljustøl, op 21 (1942). Jan Henrik Kayser, pf. LP BIS LP-73 12 Sibelius, J. Five country dances, op 106 (1925). Nils-Erik Sparf, vn; Bengt Forsberg, pf. BIS CD-625 19 10:00 THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era

Bach, C.P.E. The resurrection and ascension of Jesus, Wq240 (1774-78) Hillevi Martinpelto, sop; Christoph Prégardien, ten; Peter Harvey, bass; Collegium Vocale, Ghent; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Philippe Herreweghe. Vigin VC7 91498-2 1:16 Sonata in G, Wq 133, Hamburg (1786). Konrad Hünteler, fl; Anner Bijlsma, vc; Jacques Ogg, fp. MD*G L.3284/85 9 Double concerto in E flat, Wq47 (1788) Eric Lynn Kelly, hpd; Jos van Immerseel, fp; Collegium Aureum. Harmonia Mundi 05462 77410-2 19 12:00 SPEAK EASY, SWING HARD with Richard Hughes 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide with Anna Tranter 14:00 EASTER SUNDAY SPECIAL Resurrection Prepared by Chris Blower Biber, H. Mystery sonatas (c1676): no VII, The scourging of Jesus; no VIII, The crowning of Jesus with thorns; no IX, Jesus carries his cross; no X, The crucifixion. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 431 656-2 29 42

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Mahler, G. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Resurrection (1884-86/93-96). Emma Matthews, sop; Michelle DeYoung, mezz; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; Sydney SO/ Vladimir Ahskenazy. Sydney Symphony SSO201203 1:24 16:00 BAROQUE INTERLUDE Bach, J.S. Brandenburg concerto no 2 in F, BWV1047 (1720). Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall. Alia Vox AVSA 9871 12 Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto in B minor, RV390. Capella Savaria; Jaap Schröder, vn & dir. Hungaroton HCD 12664-2 14 Corelli, A. Concerto grosso in G minor, op 6 no 8 (pub.1714). English Concert/Trevor Pinnock. Archiv 459 451-2 14 Telemann, G. Double concerto in E minor. Penelope Evison, fl; Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble. BIS CD-249 13 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Keith Glendinning Hymns: Crown Him with many crowns; When morning gilds the skies; At the name of Jesus; O perfect love. Choir of Wells Cathedral; Rupert Gough, org; Malcolm Archer, cond. Hyperion CDP 12101 13 Byrd, W. Te Deum (1585-95). Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones. ABC 476 294-0 10 Bruckner, A. Mass in C (1842). Ludmila Kuznetzova, mezz; Ludmila Golub, org. Chandos CHAN 9863


Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV18: As the rain and sun (c1714). Paul Esswood, alto; Kurt Equiluz, ten; Max van Egmond, bass; Vienna Boys’ Choir; Vienna Chorus; Concentus Musicus Vienna/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 8.35031-1 14 18:00 A FIELD OF TALL POPPIES with Julie Simonds A monthly program of recordings selected from the Tall Poppies label

19:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Jan Brown Mozart, W. Non più andrai, from The marriage of Figaro, K492 (1786). Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass-bar; Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner. 4 ABC 472 826-2 E’amore un ladroncello, from Così fan tutte, K588 (1790). Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Vienna O/ György Fischer. 3 Decca 430 513-2 Mascagni, P. Tu qui, Santuzza? from Cavalleria rusticana (1890). Renata Tebaldi, sop; Rina Corsi, sop; Lucia Dani, mezz; Jussi Björling, ten; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino O/Alberto Erede. Decca 421 316-2 13 Puccini, G. Vecchia zimarra, from La bohème (1896). Valerian Ruminski, bass; Royal PO/ Charles Rosenkrans. 2 Naxos 8.557309 19:30 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Rex Burgess Debussy, C. La mer (1903-05). Lyon NO/Jun Märkl. Naxos 8.570759 25 Mahler, G. Symphony no 4 in G (1892-1910). Sylvia McNair, sop; Berlin PO/Bernard Haitink. Philips 475 445-2 59 21:00 NEW HORIZONS Orchestral music of the 1990s Prepared by Chris Blower Edwards, R. Symphony no 1, Da pacem Domine (1991). Adelaide SO/Richard Mills. ABC 476 616-1 27 Mills, R. Violin concerto (1992). Barbara Jane Gilby, vn; Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills. ABC 462 016-2 23 Norg Symphony no 6, At the end of the day (1998-99). Danish National SO/Thomas Dausgaard. Chandos CHAN 9904 33 22:30 ULTIMA THULE

Monday 21 April 11:30 LITTLE SONATAS Sibelius, J. Sonatina in E, op 80 (1915). Nils-Erik Sparf, vn; Bengt Forsberg, pf. BIS CD-525 13 Brumby, C. Sonatina. Gerhard Mallon, fl; Colin Speers, pf. Grevillea GRV 5100 13 12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan Yo-Yo Ma

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 By arrangement Prepared by Di Cox Handel, G. Amaryllis suite (arr. Beecham). Royal PO/Yehudi Menuhin. ASV RPO 8002 19 Beethoven, L. An die ferne Geliebte, op 98 (1815; arr. Liszt). Nikolai Demidenko, pf. Hyperion CDA66781/2 14 Rossini, G. Quartet no 1 in F (c1804; arr. Berr, Zachert). Canberra Wind Soloists. ABC 434 718-2 11 Chopin, F. Waltz in A minor, op 34 no 2 (1831; arr. Ginsburg). Maria Kliegel, vc; Bernd Glemser, pf. Naxos 8.553159 6

13:00 ICON OF VIENNESE OPERETTA Prepared by Jacob Gutmann

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Lehár, F. You are my heart’s delight, from The land of smiles (1929). Richard Tauber, ten. Pro Arte CDD 489 3

Beethoven, L. Variations 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

Violin concertino in B minor. Robert McDuffie, vn; Cincinnati Pops O/Erich Kunzel. Telarc 80402 13

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

Waltz song, from The merry widow (1905). Gladys Moncrieff, sop. LP HMV OASD 7580

19:00 SPIRIT OF JAZZ with Susan Gai Dowling


Preludes; Russian dance, from Tatjana (1906). Hanover RPO/Klauspeter Seibel. cpo 999 423-2 18 Immer nur lächeln, from The land of smiles. Richard Tauber, ten; Berlin State Opera O. EMI CDH 7 69787-2 3 Overture to The merry widow. Zurich Tonhalle O. Naxos 8.110857 8 Franz Lehár, cond (2 above)

10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Anne Irish

14:00 PIANO: SOLO AND IN TRIO Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Sibelius, J. Karelia suite, op 11 (1893). Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi. DG 447 760-2

Schubert, F. Fantasie in C, D760, Wanderer (1822). Leslie Howard, pf. Hyperion CDA67203 23


Beethoven, L. Triple concerto in C, op 56 (1803-04). Itzhak Perlman, vn; Yo-Yo Ma, vc; Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim, pf & dir. EMI 5 55516 2 35 Elgar, E. Variations on an original theme, op 36, Enigma (1898-99). Vienna PO/John Eliot Gardiner. DG 463 265-2 31

Poulenc, F. Suite française after Claude Gervaise (1935). Pascal Rogé, pf. Decca 460 329-2


Mendelssohn, F. Trio no 1 in D minor, op 49 (1839). Anne-Sophie Mutter, vn; Lyn Harrell, vc; André Previn, pf. DG 477 8001 28 Brahms, J. Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel, op 24 (1861). Claudio Arrau, pf. Philips 432 302-2 29

20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Di Cox Ibert, J. Divertissement (1930). Montreal SO/ Charles Dutoit. Decca 421 527-2 15 Ravel, M. Chansons madécasses (1925-26). Magdalena Kozená, mezz; Paul Edmund-Davies, fl; Jiri Barta, vc; Malcolm Martineau, pf. DG 471 581-2 15 Poulenc, F. Double concerto in D minor (1932). Sylviane Deferne, pf; Pascal Rogé, pf; Philharmonia O/Charles Dutoit. Decca 436 546-2 18 Martin, F. Symphonie concertante (1945). London PO/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9312 23 Bloch, E. Schelomo: Hebraic rhapsody (191516). Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; French NO/ Leonard Bernstein. EMI 5 65701 2 23 Milhaud, D. Le boeuf sur le toit, op 58 (1919). Ulster O/Yan Pascal Tortelier. Chandos CHAN 9023 16 April 2014

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Bach, J.S. Triple concerto in C, BWV1064 (c1724). Winifried Rademacher, vn; Elisabeth Kufferath, vn; Christine Pichlmeier, vn; Cologne CO/Helmut Müller-Bruhl. Naxos 8.553505 17

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

Brahms, J. Piano quartet no 1 in G minor, op 25 (1861; arr. Schoenberg). Sydney SO/Edo de Waart. ABC 454 515-2 42

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Michael Collins Prepared by Madilina Tresca

11:30 KEYBOARD HALF HOUR Prepared by Phil Vendy

Schubert, F. Ave Maria, D839 (1825). June Bronhill, sop; Rita Williams Singers; Michael Collins and his O. EMI 3891632 7 Gershwin, G. Three preludes (1925). Piers Lane, pf. Chandos CHAN 10615


Schubert, F. Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (1828). Felicity Lott, sop; Ian Brown, pf. IMP PCD 868 12 Spohr, L. Potpourri in F, op 80 (1811). Swedish CO/Robin O’Neill. Hyperion CDA67509 10

Skoryk, M. Partita no 5. Mykola Suk, pf. Yevshan CDYFP 1087


Bach, W.F. Polonaise no 3 in D (c1765). Steve Barrell, clvd. Globe GLO 5035 5 Sculthorpe, P. Little serenade (1977). Max Cooke, pf, Darryl Coote, pf. Move MD 3031


12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes 13:00 ROMANTIC DELIGHTS Prepared by Marilyn Schock

Michael Collins, cl (2 above)

Albéniz, I. Oriental; Cordoba, from Songs of Spain, op 232 (1896). Pro Arte Guitar Trio. ASV WHL 2061 13

Weber, C.M. Horn concertino in E minor, op 45 (1806/15). Stephen Stirling, hn; City of London Sinfonia/Michael Collins. Chandos CHAN 10702 16

Bizet, G. Three musical sketches (1858). Setrak, pf. Harmonia Mundi HMA 1905223.24 10

10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field Kodály, Z. Suite: Háry János, op 15 (1927). London SO/Isván Kertész. Decca 480 4873


Borodin, A. Nocturne, from Quartet no 2 in D (1885). Melbourne String Quartet. Move MD3143 8 Nazareth, E. Four tangoes: Garoto; Fon-Fon; Favorito; Escorregando, tango brasileiro. Polly Ferman, pf. Musicmasters MMD6 0244 9

Rachmaninov, S. Trio élégïaque no 1 in G minor (1892). Moscow Rachmaninov Trio. Hyperion CDA67178 13 14:00 THE YEAR 1814 Prepared by Stephen Wilson Rossini, G. Overture to The Turk in Italy (1814). National PO/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 400 049-2 8 Danzi, F. Sonata in E minor, op 44 (pub. 1814). Michael Thompson, hn; Philip Fowke, pf. Naxos 8.554694 22 Schubert, F. Quartet (1814). Alexa Still, fl; Paul Neubauer, va; Ronald Thomas, vc; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Koch 3-7404-2H1 29 Beethoven, L. Sonata no 27 in E minor, op 90 (1814). John Lill, pf. ASV QS 6063 16 Field, J. Piano concerto no 4 in E flat (1814). Miceal O’Rourke, pf; London Mozart Players/ Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9442 34 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Michael Morton-Evans 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Stephen Wilson 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling

Jewels of the Bel Canto Elena Xanthoudakis (soprano), Catherine Carby (mezzo-soprano), Northern Sinfonia, Richard Bonynge (conductor) SIGNUM SIGCD374

On this stunning new release, young Australian soprano Elena Xanthoudakis gives exhilarating performances of some true jewels of bel canto opera by Bellini (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, La Sonnambula), Verdi (Il Corsaro), Rossini (Matilde di Shabran, Le Comte Ory, La Cambiale di Matrimonio) and Donizetti (Lucia di Lammermoor, L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, La Fille du Régiment), including much-loved favourites and rarities. Support Fine Music 102.5 by purchasing this album on MusicDirect: simply visit, click on the MusicDirect graphic on the homepage and shop for CDs and DVDs on Australia’s online newest classical music shop. Each time you do, MusicDirect makes a donation to Fine Music 102.5.


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20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Colleen Chesterman


Strauss, R. Arabella. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Hugo van Hofmannstal. First performed Dresden, 1933.

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

COUNT WALDNER Otto Edelmann, bar ARABELLA: Lisa della Casa , sop ZDENKA: Hilde Gueden, sop MANDRYKA: George London, bass-bar MATTEO: Anton Dermota, ten Vienna State Opera Ch; Vienna PO/Georg Solti. Decca 478 3704 2:24

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of Baroque Albinoni, T. Trumpet concerto. Maurice André, tpt; Lionel André, tpt; Jean- François Paillard CO/Jean-Francois Paillard. Erati 2292-45062-2 12 Corelli, A. Sonata, op 2 no 4. Anna Hölbling, vn; Guido Hölbling, vn; Jan Slavik, vc; Daniela Ruso, hpd. Naxos 8.550619 10 Vivaldi, A. Motet: In furore iustissimae irae, RV626. Elly Ameling, sop; English CO/Vittorlo Negri. Philips 446 907-2 13 Tartini, G. Violin concerto in E flat minor, D56. Uto Ughi, vn; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone. Erato 2292-45380-2 19 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Jan Brown Schubert, F. Overture to Die Zauberharfe, D644 (1820). Cleveland O/George Szell. Sony SBK 60267 11 Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 9 in E flat, K271, Jeunehomme (1777). Alfred Brendel, pf; I Solisti di Zagreb/Antonio Janigro. Vanguard OVC 4015 34 Beethoven, L. Symphony no 7 in A, op 92 (1811-12). West-Eastern Divan O/Daniel Barenboim. Decca 478 3511


11:30 BASSOON CHAMBER Prepared by Chris Blower Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in D minor, Wq132 (1747). Matthew Wilkie, bn; Kees Boersma, db; Neal Peres da Costa, hpd. Melba MR 301124 12 Mozart, W. Sonata in B flat, K292 (1775). Frances Eustace, bn; Jenifer Ward Clarke, vc. Amon Ra SAR 35 14

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12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI with Troy Fil; recorded by Greg Ghavalas Featuring euphonium player Jonathon Ramsay Proudly sponsored by Sydney Piano World and Sauter Pianos 14:00 IN CONVERSATION with Michael Morton-Evans What exactly does it take to make music? Leading musicians, composers and performers, both local and visiting from overseas, will be talking live on air telling us why they do it and how they do it.

Count Waldner is poverty-stricken. He hopes to marry his daughter Arabella to a wealthy army comrade and sends him her portrait. Meanwhile they have dressed younger daughter, Zdenka, as a boy to save money on her dowry. Zdenka is in love with Arabella’s rejected suitor Matteo. Mandryka, the comrade’s nephew, arrives with news of his uncle’s death, eager to see the original of the portrait. Arabella falls in love with him. Zdenka gives Matteo what she says is the key to Arabella’s room, but is overheard by Mandryka, who insults Arabella. Zdenka reveals that she has taken Arabella’s place. Waldner gives Zdenka to Matteo and Arabella to Mandryka.

15:00 THE SYMPHONIES OF HAYDN Prepared by Chris Blower

Strauss, R. Don Juan, op 20 (1888). Cleveland O/George Szell. Sony SBK 48 272 16

Haydn, J. Symphony in C minor, Hob.I:52 (c1771-73). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 21

23:00 CLASSICAL GEMS Prepared by Frank Morrison

Müller, I. Fantaisie sur un thème de Mozart, op 67 no 2. Friederike Roth, cl; Erika le Roux, pf. Naxos 8.572885 11 Haydn, J. Symphony in D, Hob.I:53, L’Impériale (c1776-80). Vienna CO/Ernst Märzendorfer. LP Musical Heritage Society OR H-201-249 23 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Camille Mercep

Stamitz, C. Viola concerto in D, op 1. Jan Peruska, va; Prague Philharmonia/Jirí Belohlávek. Supraphon SU 3929-2


Clementi, M. Sonata in F minor, op 13 no 6 (1785). Howard Shelley, pf. Hyperion CDA67729 15 Dittersdorf, C. Symphony in C, The four ages of the world (pub. 1767). Failoni O/Hanspeter Gmür. Naxos 8.553368 17

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Thursday 24 April 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 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 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 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Brian Drummond Glinka, M. Spanish overture no 2: Memory of a summer night in Madrid (1851). Armenian PO/ Loris Tjeknavorian. ASV DCA 1075 10 Paganini, N. Violin concerto no 2 in B minor, op 7 (1826). Alexander Markov, vn; Saarbrücken RSO/Marcello Viotti. Erato 2292-45788-2 30 Brahms, J. Symphony no 2 in D, op 73 (1877). Columbia SO/Bruno Walter. Sony SMK 64 471 41 11:30 PLUCKED STRINGS THROUGH THE AGES Prepared by Philip Lidbury Bacheler, D. Pavin, from Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lute Book (pub. 1610). Paul O’Dette, lute. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907068 4 Giuliani, M. Gran sonata eroica, op 150. Karin Schaupp, gui. Warner 8573833112 9 Sor, F. Village fantasy, op 52 (c 1832). Adam Holzman, gui. Naxos 8.553450 11 12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers 13:00 EARTH, SEA AND SKY Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Sculthorpe, P. Earth cry (1986). Queensland SO/Michael Christie. ABC 476 192-1 11


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Rossini, G. Terra amica, ove respira, from Zelmira (1822). Rockwell Blake, ten; Ambrosian Singers; London SO/Maximiano Valdes. Arabesque Z 6612 11 Debussy, C. Dialogue of the wind and the sea, from La mer (1905). London SO/Charles Mackerras. Centaur CRC 2090 8 Monteverdi, C. Now while the sky (pub. 1638). Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley. Virgin VC 7 91156-2 9 Sculthorpe, P. Songs of sea and sky (1979). William Barton, didjeridoo; Queensland SO/ Michael Christie. ABC 476 192-1 16 Elgar, E. Sea pictures, op 37 (1897-99). Janet Baker, mezz; London SO/John Barbirolli. EMI CDC 7 47329-2 24

Prokofiev, S. Piano concerto no 1 in D flat, op 10 (1911-12). Martha Argerich, pf; O della Svizzera Italiana/Alexandre RabinovitchBarakovsky. DG 477 9884 16 Elgar, E. Polonia, op 76 (1915). Royal Scottish NO/Andrew Davis. Chandos CHSA 5083 14

14:30 KEYBOARD CONTRASTS Prepared by Frank Morrison Schumann, R. Sonata in F minor, op 14 (183536, 1853). Nikolai Demidenko, pf. Hyperion CDA66864 33 Satie, E. Trois morceaux en forme de poire (1903). Katia Labèque, pf; Marielle Labèque, pf. KML 1120 15 Janácek, L. Adagio II (ed. Reinberger). Geoffrey Webber, org. ASV DCA 914

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Bartók, B. Sonata (1926). Peter Waters, pf. Divox CDX 29103 13 Haydn, J. Trio no 45 in E flat, Hob.XV:29 (bef. 1797). Vera Beths, vn; Anner Bijlsma, vc; Robert Levin, fp. Vivarte SK53120 16 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Marilyn Schock 19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA Prepared by Stephen Wilson Elgar, E. Pomp and circumstance, military marches, op 39 (1901-30). BBC PO/Andrew Davis. Chandos CHAN 10709 29

Symphony no 2 in E flat, op 63 (1911). Royal Concertgebouw O/André Previn. Radio Nederland RCO11004 49 22:00 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Brahms and friends Prepared by Stephen Wilson Schumann, R. String quartet in A, op 41 no 3 (1842). Fine Arts Quartet. Naxos 8.570151 32 Brahms, J. Quintet in F minor, op 34 (1861-64). Piers Lane, pf; New Budapest String Quartet. Hyperion CDA66652 43 Dvorák, A. String quartet movement in F (1881). Chilingirian Quartet. Chandos CHAN 8874 10 Schumann, C. Trio, op 17 (pub. 1847). Eva Zurbrügg, vn; Angela Schwartz, vc; Erika Radermacher, pf. SRI 002.2


Friday 25 April Stravinsky, I. Excerpts from Petrushka (191011). Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky. Sony S2K89910 15 Beethoven, L. Symphony no 6 in F, op 68, Pastoral (1808). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. DG 429 039-2 36 11:30 SONATAS FOR TWO Prepared by Paul Hopwood Bazzini, A. Three pieces in sonata form, op 44 (c1863). Marco Fornaciari, vn; Daniele Roi, pf. Fonè 88 F 02-22 16 Bach, C.P.E. Sonata no 1 in B flat, Wq125 (1738). Alain Marion, fl; Daniele Roi, hpd. Fonè 89 F 02-26 9

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Bach, J. Christian Quartet in B flat. Max Artved, ob; Elise Båtnes, vn; Tue Lautrup, va; Lars Holm Johansen, vc. Naxos 8.557361 10 Brahms, J. Botschaft, op 47 no 1 (1868). Kathleen Ferrier, cont; Bruno Walter, pf. Decca 414 611-2


Offenbach, J. Concerto rondo (1851). Guido Schiefen, vc; Cologne WDR RO/Helmut Froschauer. cpo 777 069-2 20 22

Requiem in E flat (1776). Marcia Porter, sop; Anna Havlíková, cont; Ondrej Socha, ten; Matthew Markham, bass; Prague singers. 23

Boccherini, L. Quintet no 7 in E minor (1798). Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Philips 438 769-2 18

Camerata Filarmonica Bohemia/Johannes Moesus (2 above) Ars Produktion ARS 38 095

Schubert, F. Der Erlkönig, D328 (1815). Dietrich Fischer-Diskau, bar; Gerald Moore, pf. DG 477 5765 4

Mozart, W. Rondo in C, K373 (1781). Richard Tognetti, vn; Australian CO. BIS SACD-1755 5

Saint-Saëns, C. Septet in E flat, op 65 (1881). Nash Ensemble. Hyperion CDA67431/2 17

16:00 FINE MUSIC HOLIDAY including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter

10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Ron Walledge

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron

Wagner, R. Forest murmurs, from Siegfried (1856-71). Cleveland O/George Szell. CBS M2YK 46466 7

20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Phil Vendy

Falla, M. de Nights in the gardens of Spain (1907-16). Joaquin Soriano, pf; English CO/José Serebrier. ASV DCA 775 24

Cherubini, L. String quartet no 2 in C (1829). Hausmusik London. cpo 999 464-2 29 Grieg, E. Four album leaves, op 28 (1878). Einar Steen-Nökleberg, pf. Naxos 8.550883 12

15:00 CONCERT HALL Prepared by Stephen Schafer Rosetti, A. Symphony in E flat (c1780).

Martin Pearlman. Photo - Patrick O’Connor

Méhul, É-N. Symphony no 1 in G minor (1808-9). Gulbenkian Foundation O/Michel Swierczewski. Nimbus NI 5184/5 26 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Prepared by Rex Burgess Monteverdi, C. Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (pub. 1638). Patrizia Ciofi, sop; Topi Lehtipuu, ten; Roland Villazon, ten; Le Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm. Virgin 3 63350 2 18 Monteverdi, C. Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610). Janice Chandler, sop; Karen Clift, sop; Richard Croft, ten; Lynton Atkinson, ten; Brad Diamond, ten; Christopheren Nomura, bar; Jeff Mattsey, bar; Boston Baroque/Martin Pearlman. Telarc 80453 1:33

Hiller, F. Piano concerto no 1 in F minor, op 5 (1829-31). Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Hyperion CDA67655 24 April 2014

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Anon. When that I was a little boy, from Twelfth night. .


Cutting, F. Walsingham variations, from Hamlet. 3

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Deller Consort (3 above) Harmonia Mundi HMA 190202 Anon. Songs from Hamlet. Saydisc CD-SDL 409

9:30 SPOTLIGHT ON C-M WIDOR Prepared by Francis Frank


18:00 AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS’ HOUR Prepared by Janie Fitch Plush, V. On shooting stars, homage to Victor Jara. Tall Poppies Ensemble/David Stanhope. Tall Poppies TP133 13 Sculthorpe, P. Irkanda IV. Australian CO/ Richard Tognetti, vn & dir. ABC 454 504-2


Jones, R. Farewell dear love, from Twelfth Night; Fortune my foe, from The merry wives of Windsor. 6

Vine, C. Pipe dreams (2003). Sharon Bezaly, fl; Australian CO/Richard Tognetti, vn & dir. BIS CD-1789 15

Deborah Roberts, sop; John Potter, ten; Broadside Band/Jeremy Barlow (2 above) Saydisc CD-SDL 409

Meale, R. Very high kings (1968). Sydney SO/ Stuart Challender. ABC 434 895-2 13

Quintet in D minor, op 7 (1890). Ilona Prunyi, pf; New Budapest Quartet. Naxos 8.555416 29

Purcell, H. Overture; Curtain tune, from Timon of Athens (1694). Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman. Hyperion CDA 67001/3 9

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

Symphony no 3, op 69 (1895). Ian Tracey, org; BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier. Chandos CHAN 9785 30

Banister, J. Excerpts from The tempest. Robin Blaze, ct; Elizabeth Kenny, lute. Hyperion CDA 67126 5

11:30 ON PARADE Prepared by Paul Hopwood

Arne, T. Sigh no more, ladies. Richard Morton, ten; Parley of Instruments/Roy Goodman. Hyperion CDA66237 2

Strouse, C. Excerpts from Annie (1976). Andrea McArdle, Reid Shelton, Sandy Faision, Robert Fitch, voices. Columbia SK 60723 12

Come away, death, from Twelfth night (1741); Under the greenwood tree, from As you like it (1740). Peter Pears, ten; Benjamin Britten, pf. BBC Music BBCB 8016-2 7

Berlin, I. Excerpts from Easter Parade (1948). Judy Garland, Fred Astaire; MGM Studio O/ Johnny Green, voices. Sony 88697638362 19

15:30 AT THE MOVIES Prepared by Nicholas Chaplin

20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Selby and Friends: Three shades of melody Recorded by Tim Sadler for FINE MUSIC City Recital Hall, Angel Place – 29 October 2013

Widor, C-M. Trio in B flat (1875). Ilona Prunyi, pf; Andras Kiss, vn; Karoly Botvay, vc. Naxos 8.555416 32 Suite, op 34 (1898). Sharon Bezaly, fl; Love Derwinger, pf. BIS SACD-1639


Hurst, M. Pacific haven.


Grainger, P. Over the hills and far away.


Concert Band of RAN/GDC Coxon (2 above) LP EMI SCXO 8015 Arlen, H. I love a parade (arr. Fernie). Chandos CHAN 4527


Langford, G. A Russian fantasy. Chandos CHAN 4511


Sellers Engineering Band/Phillip McCann (2 above) 12:00 JAZZ THEN AND NOW with Michael Cooper 13:00 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 14:00 FOR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S 450TH ANNIVERSARY Prepared by Elaine Siversen Anon. Willow song, from Othello; Where griping griefs, from Romeo and Juliet; Caleno custare, from Henry V; When they for sudden joy did weep, from King Lear. Deller Consort. Harmonia Mundi HMA 190202 12



Newman, T. Original soundtrack: Saving Mr Banks (2013). Studio O/Thomas Newman. Walt Disney Records D001931102 53

Grainger, P. The warriors, music to an imaginary ballet (1916). City of Birmingham SO/ Simon Rattle. EMI 5 56412 2 19 Fauré, G. Sonata in E minor, op 108 (1916-17). Shlomo Mintz, vn; Yefim Bronfman, pf. DG 477 5448 24 Prokofiev, S. Visions fugitives, excerpts, op 22, op 22 (1915-17). Sergey Prokofiev, pf. Naxos 8.110670 8


Locke, M. Excerpts from incidental music to Shakespeare’s The tempest (1674). La Rêveuse. The Theatre of Musick K617194 16

Bridge, F. There is a willow grows (1915). English String O/William Boughton. Nimbus NI 5366


Morley, T. It was a lover and his lass, from As you like it; O mistress mine, from Twelfth night. 3

Wood, Haydn. Roses of Picardy (1916). Thomas Allen, bar; Malcolm Martineau, pf. Hyperion CDA67374 4

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Turina, J. Circulo, fantasy, op 91 (1936).


Beethoven, L. Trio in E flat, op 1 no 1 (1795). 31

16:30 MUSIC IN WARTIME: 1916 Prepared by Derek Parker

Reger, M. Requiem, op 144b (1916). Consortium/Andrew-John Smith. Hyperion CDA67762

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Rodgers, R. Excerpts from Me and Juliet (1953). Isabel Bigley, Bill Hayes, Joan McCracken, Ray Walston, voices; Ch & O/Salvatore Dell’Isola. Sony 19115 18

Dvorák, A. Trio no 4 in E minor, op 90, Dumky (1891). 35 Sophie Rowell, vn; Julian Smiles, vc; Kathryn Selby, pf (all above) 21:30 THE PAGANINI LEGACY Prepared by Francis Frank Schnittke, A. A Paganini (1983). Gidon Kremer, vn. DG 445 520-2 13 Lehár, F. Girls were made to love and kiss, from Paganini (1900). Donald Smith, ten; Adelaide SO/John Lanchbery. EMI 1 66283 2


Lutoslawski, W. Variations on a theme by Paganini (1941). Peter Jablonski, pf; Royal PO/ Vladimir Ashkenazy. 9 Decca 436 239-2 22:00 AFTER HOURS with Kevin Jones

Sunday 27 April 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Paul Roper 9:00 MUSIC OF THE DANCE Prepared by Angela Bell Sallinen, A. The nocturnal dances of Don Juanquixote, op 19 (1985-86). Tero Latvala, vn; Henri Dunderfeldt, db; Tapiola Sinfonietta/ Osmo Vänskä. BIS CD-560 20 Hanson, H. Ballet suite: Nymphs and satyr (1979). Doris Hall-Gulati, cl; Holly Blake, bn; Philadelphia Virtuosi CO/Daniel Spalding. Naxos 8.559251 13 Debussy, C. Khamma, dance legend (1913; completed Koechlin). Rotterdam PO/James Conlon. apex 0927 49534 2 21 10:00 THE DEFINING YEARS Music from the Classical era Prepared by Denis Patterson Nicolai, O. Horn sonata no 1 in F (1833-37). Roger Montgomery, hn; Christopher Larkin, hn. Hyperion CDA67199 16 Boyce, W. Symphony no 8 in D minor (pub. 1760). Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Ronald Thomas. CRD 3356 11 Tartini, G. Sonata in G minor, The devil’s trill. Ray Chen, vn; Noreen Polera, pf. Sony 88697808122 15 Arne, T. Trio sonata no 7 in E minor (1757). Collegium Musicum 90. Chandos CHAN 0666 13

Beethoven, L. Enchantress, fare well, from 25 Scottish songs, op 108 (1818). Edith Mathis, sop; Alexander Young, ten; Andreas Roehn, vn; Georg Donderer, vc; Karl Engel, pf. DG 480 0385 4 Rossini, G. Tanti affetti, from La donna del lago (1819). Marilyn Horne, mezz; Ambrosian Opera Ch; Royal PO/Henry Lewis. Decca 476 1223 9

18:00 WHAT’S ON AT THE CON with Julie Simonds A monthly program of music, news and interviews from the Sydney Conservatorium 19:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech

Sullivan, A. Overture: Marmion (c1866). Royal PO/Royston Nash. Decca 480 1285 8

Bizet, G. Chanson bohème, from Carmen (1873-74). Regina Resnick, sop; Yvonne Minton, sop; Georgette Spanellys, sop; Suisse Romande O/Thomas Schippers. Decca 440 844-2 4

Boïeldieu, A. Chut, chut! ... D’ici voyez ce beau domaine, from La dame blanche (1825). Magdalena Kozená, mezz; Jean-Christophe Keck, ten; Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski. DG 474 214-2 4

Rossini, G. Vieni, vieni, fra queste braccia, from The thieving magpie (1817). Rockwell Blake, ten; Ambrosian Singers; London SO/ Maximiano Valdes. 5 Arabesque Z 6612

Schubert, F. Raste, Krieger, Ellens Gesang I, D837 (1825). Jessye Norman, sop; Irwin Gage, pf. Philips 426 642-2 9

Tchaikovsky, P. Lullaby, from Mazeppa (1884). Jennifer McGregor, sop; West Australian SO/ Gerald Krug. 4 CBS 462 793-2

Saint-Saëns, C. Cantata: Ivanhoe (1864). Marina de Liso, sop; Bernard Richter, ten; Pierre-Yves Pruvot, bar; Brussels PO of Flanders/Hervé Niquet. Glossa GCD 922210


Donizetti, G. Mad scene, from Lucia di Lammermoor (1835). Joan Sutherland, sop; Rinaldo Pelizzoni, ten; Robert Merrill, bar; Cesare Siepi, bass; Santa Cecilia Academy Ch & O/John Pritchard. Decca 475 7981 16 Bizet, G. Suite from La jolie fille de Perth (1866). Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery. ABC 456 669-2


16:00 ROMANTIC SONATAS Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Mascagni, P. Apri la tua finestra! from Iris (1898). Luciano Pavarotti, ten; National PO/ Oliviero de Fabritiis. 2 Decca 400 083-2 Verdi, G. Ditta alla giovine; Di provenza il Mar, from La traviata (1853). Renata Scotto, sop; Renato Bruson, bar; Philharmonia O/Riccardo Muti. 9 EMI CDM 7 63088 2 19:30 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Elgar, E. Prelude to The kingdom (1906). Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite. ABC 476 3535


Devienne, F. Flute concerto no 12 in A. Claudi Arimany, fl; Russian CO/Valery Esipov. Cascade 221470-349 21

Spontini, G. Caro oggetto, from La vestale (1807). Maria Callas, sop; La Scala TO/Tulio Serafin. EMI 5 67701 2 4

Spohr, L. Sonata in C minor (c1805). Marc Grauwels, fl; Catherine Michel, hp. Marco Polo 8.220441

Weber, C.M. Grand duo concertante, op 48 (1816). Michael Collins, cl; Piers Lane, pf. Chandos CHAN 10615 19

Rachmaninov, S. Sonata in G minor, op 19 (1901). Torleif Thedéen, vc; Roland Pöntinen, pf. BIS CD-386 35

Mendelssohn, F. Symphony no 5 in D minor, op 107, Reformation (1832). Tasmanian SO/ Sebastian Lang-Lessing. ABC 476 3623 30

17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Warwick Bartle

21:00 NEW HORIZONS New American orchestral music Prepared by Robert Small

Byrd, W. Domine, exaudi orationem meam; Miserere mei; Ave verum corpus; Infelix ego. Parsons Affayre/Warren Trevelyan-Jones. Vox foris MMPA A002 14

McTee, C. Einstein’s dream (2004). Detroit SO/ Leonard Slatkin. 14

12:00 CLASSIC JAZZ AND RAGTIME With John Buchanan 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide with Josh Oshlak 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL Inspired by Sir Walter Scott Prepared by Stephen Wilson Berlioz, H. Overture: Rob Roy (1831). Sydney Green, cora; Sheila Sterling, hp; San Diego SO/ Yoav Talmi. Naxos 8.550999 13


Anthems: Agnus Dei; Glory to God, gladsome light; The woman with the alabaster box; Bring us, O lord God. Cantillation/Antony Walker. ABC 405 824-2 26 Sumsion, H. Canticles in G for men’s voices. Choir of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane; Alan Moffat, org; Robert Boughen, cond. Lodestar CD01 6 Mulet, H. Tu es Petra. David Swale, org. SUV Records SP5UV001


Mozart, W. Serenade no 10 in B flat, K361, Gran partita (1781). German Wind Soloists. Naxos 8.550060 52

Sierra, R. Carnaval (2007). Nashville SO/ Giancarlo Guerrero. Naxos 8.559738


McTee, C. Symphony no 1, Ballet for orchestra. Detroit SO/Leonard Slatkin Naxos 8.559765


Sierra, R. Sinfonia no 4 (2008-09). Nashville SO/Giancarlo Guerrero. Naxos 8.559738 23 22:30 ULTIMA THULE April 2014

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Chesnokov, P. With the saints give rest; Thou only art immortal. Don Cossack Choir/Serge Jaroff. Brilliant Classics 8848 5

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small

Khandoshkin, I. Sonata in E flat, op 3 no 2 (c1800). Anastasia Khitruk, vn. Naxos 8.570028 13

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC By arrangement Prepared by Francis Frank Bach, J.S. Chorale prelude, BWV654 (bef. 1732; arr. Schoenberg). Sydney SO/Edo de Waart. ABC 454 515-2 8 Corelli, A. Les folies d’Espagne, op 5, no 12 (arr. Nordmann). Patrice Fontanarosa, vn; Marielle Nordmann, hp. EMI 5 56359 2 10

13:00 A PAIR OF TRIOS Prepared by Patrick Thomas Spike, K. Elegy for the dying planet (2006). The Power of Three. ABC/Three Bracelets 94504 47232 13

Handel, G. Sonata in G minor (arr. Slatter). Jacqueline du Pré, vc; Ernest Lush, pf. EMI CZS 5 68132 2 11

Beethoven, L. Trio in B flat, op 11 (1798).


Lehmann, W. Song of Mululu (1977).


Offenbach, J. Conduisez-moi vers celui que j’adore, from Robinson Crusoe (1867; arr. Gamley). Joan Sutherland, sop; Suisse Romande O/Richard Bonynge. Decca 475 6302

Aulos Trio (2 above) Grevillea GRV 1040

Borodin, A. Nocturne (transcr. Primrose). Roberto Diaz, va; Robert Koenig, pf. Naxos 8.557391



10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Brian, H. The tinker’s wedding: comedy overture (1948). Royal Scottish NO/Martyn Brabbins. Dutton Epoch CDLX 7296 7 Medtner, N. Piano concerto no 2 in C minor, op 50. Konstantin Scherbakov, pf; Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin. Naxos 8.553390 38 Lindblad, A. Symphony no 1 in C (1832). Stockholm PO/Okko Kamu. Caprice CAP 1197


11:30 RUSSIAN MINIATURES Glinka, M. Variations on a theme by Alabiev (1833). Olga Tverskaya, fp. Opus 111 OPS 30-230 7 fineMusic 102.5

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Carmichael, J. Nocturne; Sleigh ride, from Thredbo suite (1980). 6 Bailey, K. Blue waltz (1995).

Cimarosa, D. Oboe concerto (pub.1941; arr. Benjamin). Geoffrey Payne, tpt; Melbourne SO/Michael Halász. ABC 982 6976 11


12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan


Strauss, R. Symphonic fantasy from the opera Die Frau ohne Schatten. Rainer Honeck, vn; Vienna PO/Christian Thielemann. DG 479 1426 22 Czerny, C. Brilliant fantasy no 2, after Schubert, op 339 (c1836). Andrew Clark, hn; Geoffrey Govier, fp. Helios CDH55074 17 d’Indy, V. Fantasy on French popular themes, op 31 (1888). Württemberg PO/Jean-Marc Burfin. Marco Polo 8.223659 14 Tchaikovsky, P. Concert fantasy in G, op 56 (1884). Konstantin Scherbakov, pf; Russian PO/ Dmitry Yablonsky. Naxos 8.557824 28 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with David Brett 19:00 SPIRIT OF JAZZ with Susan Gai Dowling 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg

The Power of Three (3 above) ABC/Three Bracelets 94504 47232

22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein

14:00 ENGLISH PLUCKED STRINGS Prepared by Philip Lidbury Handel, G. Allegretto grazioso, from Suite in G minor, HWV453; Gavotte in G, HWV491; Minuet in G, HWV531. Andrés Segovia, gui. DG 474 9612 7 Hely, C. Fantasia, from Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lute Book. Paul O’Dette, lute. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907068

14:30 FANTASIES Prepared by Angela Bell


Purcell, H. Tell me why. Emma Kirkby, sop; David Thomas, bass; Anthony Rooley, lute. Hyperion CDA66056 6 Handel, G. Organ concerto in F, HWV293 (1735-36; transcr. Williams). John Williams, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Kenneth Sillito. CBS MK 39560 8

Bruch, M. Double concerto in E minor, op 88 (1911). Thea King, cl; Nobuko Imai, va; London SO/Alun Francis. Hyperion CDD 22017 20 Dohnányi, E. Symphonic minutes, op 36 (1933). BBC PO/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9455


Hindemith, P. Concert music for strings and brass, op 50 (1930). Melbourne SO/Werner Andreas Albert. ABC 999 006-2 18 Reger, M. Four Böcklin tone pictures, op 128 (1912). Norrköping SO/Leif Segerstam. BIS CD-601 30 Strauss, R. Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (1911). Sydney SO/Stuart Challender. ABC 434 714-2 23

Tuesday 29 April

Julian Lloyd-Webber (r) recording with Eric Whitacre. Photo - Chris O’Donovan

James Rhodes. Photo - Dave Brown


Beethoven, L. Sonata no 30 in E, op 109 (1820). James Rhodes, pf. ABC 476 4593 22

Elgar, E. Sea pictures op 37 (1899). Elizabeth Campbell, mezz; Adelaide SO/NIcholas Braithwaite. ABC 476 796 6 24

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

Rheinberger, J. Organ concerto no 1 in F, op 137. Paul Skevington, org; Amadeus O/Timothy Row. Naxos 8.557787 27

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Julian Lloyd Webber Prepared by Maddy Tropman Delius, F. Romance (1896). Bengt Forsberg, pf. Philips 454 458-2 7 Bantock, G. Sapphic poem (1906). Royal PO/ Vernon Handley. Hyperion CDA66899 15 Bridge, F. Scherzetto, op 39 (c1902). John McCabe, pf. ASV DCA 807 Grieg, E. Sonata in A minor, op 36 (1883). Bengt Forsberg, pf. Philips 454 458-2



Liszt, F. Der du von dem Himmel bist (1842). Diana Damrau, sop; Helmut Deutsch, pf. Virgin 50999 0709282 4 4 Schubert, F. Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel, op 8 no 1, D702; Ave Maria; D839 (1820). Andreas Scholl, ct; Tamar Halperin, pf. Decca 478 4696 10 Lullaby, D498 (1816). Sarah Walker, mezz; Graham Johnson, pf. Hyperion CDJ33008


Verdi, G. L’Esule (pub. 1839). José Carreras, ten; Martin Katz, pf. Sony SK 45863 7

Julian Lloyd-Webber, vc (all above) 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Keith Glendinning Berwald, F. Overture to The Queen of Golconda (1864). Gävle SO/Petri Sakari. Naxos 8.555370

11:30 ART SONG Prepared by Jan Brown

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes 8

Schumann, C. Piano concerto in A minor, op 7 (1835-36). Francesco Nicolosi, pf; Alma Mahler Sinfonietta/Stefania Rinaldi. Naxos 8.557552 24

13:00 COMPOSERS IN THE CAN Prepared by Stephen Wilson Bach, J.S. Chorale: Adorn thyself, Beloved Soul, BWV654; O lamb of God all innocent, BWV656 (1708-17). Anton Heiller, org. Vanguard 08 9078 72 15

Schubert, F. Symphony in D, D708a (1820-21; arr. Newbold). Scottish CO/Charles Mackerras. Hyperion CDA67000 17 Satie, E. Parade (1917). New London O/Ronald Corp. Hyperion CDA66365 15 Tippett, M. Five negro spirituals, from A child of our time (1939-41). Vancouver Bach Choir; Vancouver SO/Bruce Pullan. CBC SMCD 5121 11 14:30 SONATA TIME Prepared by Phil Vendy Enescu, G. Sonata in F minor, op 26 no 1 (1898). Laura Buruiana, vc; Martin Tchiba, pf. Naxos 8.570582 39 Pinto, G. Fantasia and sonata in C minor, op posth (c1807). Riko Fukuda, fp. Olympia OCD 494 17 Grieg, E. Sonata no 3 in C minor, op 45 (1887). Lydia Mordkovitch, vn; Elena Mordkovitch, pf. Chandos CHAN 9184 25 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Stephen Wilson 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Robert Small 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling April 2014

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12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale


13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI with Troy Fil; recorded by Greg Ghavalas Featuring violinist Ben Adler Proudly sponsored by Sydney Piano World and Sauter Pianos

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Peter Kurti 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of Baroque Prepared by Maddy Tropman Scarlatti, D. Trois pièces. Swedish Saxophone Quartet. Chamber Sound CSCD 96015 10 Murcia, S. de Suite in D minor (pub. 1732). Barry Mason, baroque gui. Amon Ra SAR 45 15 Scarlatti, D. Salve Regina (c 1717). James Bowman, ct; King’s Consort/Robert King. Hyperion CDA66875


Soler, A. Fandango in D minor. Jacques Ogg, hpd. Globe GLO 5060 15 10:00 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison Mendelssohn, F. Overture: The Hebrides, op 26, Fingal’s cave (1830). Israel PO/Leonard Bernstein. DG 439 411-2 10 Brahms, J. Violin concerto in D, op 77 (1878). Frank Peter Zimmermann, vn; Berlin PO/ Wolfgang Sawallisch. EMI 5 55426 2 38 Prokofiev, S. Symphony no 3 in C minor, op 44 (1928). NSO of Ukraine/Theodore Kuchar. Naxos 8.553054 35 11:30 ENTER THE LADIES Prepared by Elaine Siversen Holland, D. Ballad (1953). Philippa Robinson, cl; Michelle Madder, pf. Innaminka 1.711 5 Glanville-Hicks, P. Sonata (1952). Susanne Powell, pf; CSM Percussion Ensemble/Michael Askill. Canberra School of Music CSM:24 11 Hyde, M. Nightfall and merrymaking (1955). Josef Hanic, ob; James Muir, pf. Walsingham 2WAL8036-2CD 8 52

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22:00 CZECH HERITAGE Prepared by Jan Brown Myslivecek, J. Overture to Il Demetrio (1773). Orfeo Baroque O/Michi Gaigg. 7 cpo 777 050-2 Richter, F. Sinfonia a quattro in C, La melodia germanica (c1750). New Dutch Academy CO/ Simon Murphy. PentaTone PTC 5186 029 19 Stamitz, J. Symphony in E flat, op 4 no 4. Northern CO/Nicholas Ward. Naxos 8.554447 15

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell 20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Brendan Walsh Wallace, W. Maritana. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Edward Fitzball. First performed London, 1845. MARITANA: Majella Cullagh, sop DON CAESAR: Paul Charles Clarke, ten DON JOSÉ: Ian Caddy, bar KING OF SPAIN: Quentin Hayes, bass RTÉ Philharmonic Choir & Concert O/ Proinnsías Ó Duinn. Marco Polo 8.223406-2

advantage of the King’s interest in the young girl, since José has an eye for the King’s wife. A captain tries to catch a young apprentice trying to run away from his master. Don Caesar wounds the captain, is condemned and wishes he could die more nobly than being beheaded. José suggests he will change the sentence to execution by firing squad, if Caesar agrees to marry ‘a veiled lady’ and Maritana is brought in. José plans to entice the King into a compromising situation with a newly-widowed Maritana. When the bridal couple take a drink with the firing squad, the apprentice removes the bullets from their guns. At a party, the King explains that he is the mysterious man Maritana married but Caesar appears disguised as a monk. In the final act, Maritana is alone and longs for the man she married. The King and Caesar become friends and the King explains that he had already granted Caesar royal pardon, which José never told him. Having discovered José’s perfidy Caesar kills him and the King rewards him by making him Governor of Valencia.


The King of Spain hears gypsy girl Maritana singing and gives her a gold coin. His minister, Don José, observes this and thinks he can take

Martinu, B. Concertino for piano and orchestra (1938). Giorgio Koukl, pf; Bohuslav Martinu PO/Arthur Fagen. Naxos 8.572206 21 Dvorák, A. Symphony no 9 in E minor, op 95, From the New World (1893). London SO/ Istvan Kertesz. Decca 417 724-2 44

The following composers have works of at least five minutes on the April dates listed Addinsell, R. 1904-1977 19 Adès, T. b1971 6 Albéniz, I. 1860-1909 18,22 Albinoni, T. 1671-1751 23 Alkan, C-V. 1813-1888 3,11 Allegri, G. 1582-1652 19 Alwyn, W. 1905-1985 18 Arensky, A. 1861-1906 11 Arlen, H. 1905-1986 26 Arne, T. 1710-1778 6,27 Assmayer, I. 1790-1862 6

Carmichael, J. b1930 14,28 Cavalli, F. 1602-1676 4 Chaminade, C. 1857-1944 4 Charpentier, M-A. 16351704 4,9 Chausson, E. 1855-1899 8,11 Cherubini, L. 1760-1842 25 Chopin, F. 1810-1849 3,7,10,14,21 Cilea, F. 1866-1950 13 Cimarosa, D. 1749-1801 14,15,28 Clementi, M. 1752-1832 1,2,17,23 Clérambault, L-N. 1676-1749 12 Coates, E. 1886-1957 2,17 Bach, C.P.E. 1714-1788 Corelli, A. 1653-1713 20,23,28 4,6,10,13,19,20,23,25 Corrette, M. 1709-1795 15,17 Bach, J. Christian 1735-1782 Couperin, F. 1668-1733 9 1,3,25 Bach, J.S. 1685-1750 7,11,13,14,15,18, Crusell, B. 1775-1838 6,7,13,18 Czerny, C. 1791-1857 28 19,20,22,28,29 Balakirev, M. 1837-1910 13 d’Indy, V. 1851-1931 28 Bantock, G. 1868-1946 29 Danzi, F. 1763-1826 2 Barber, S. 1910-1981 6 David, Ferdinand. 1810-1873 17 Bartók, B. 1881-1945 11,15,24 Debussy, C. 1862-1918 Bax, A. 1883-1953 2 13,15,18,20,24,27 Bazzini, A. 1818-1897 25 Beethoven, L. 1770-1827 4,12,13,1 Delius, F. 1862-1934 29 Devienne, F. 1759-1803 15,27 7,18,21,23,25,26,28,29 Diamond, D. b1915 15 Benda, F. 1709-1786 12 Dittersdorf, C. 1739-1799 6,23 Benda, G. 1722-1795 4,12 Dodgson, S. b1924 6 Bennett, Richard. b1936 6 Döhler, T. 1814-1856 14 Berlin, I. 1888-1989 26 Berlioz, H. 1803-1869 4,13,17,27 Dohnányi, E. 1877-1960 4,10,28 Donizetti, G. 1797-1848 27 Bernhard, C. 1628-1692 18 Doppler, F. 1821-1883 13 Berwald, F. 1796-1868 29 Dragonetti, D. 1763-1846 1,6 Besozzi, C. 1738-1791 2 Du Mont, H. 1610-1684 12 Biber, H. 1644-1704 20 Bizet, G. 1838-1875 2,14,17,22,27 Dukas, P. 1865-1935 16,17,19 Dupré, M. 1886-1971 17 Bloch, E. 1880-1959 14,21 Dvorák, A. 1841-1904 Boccherini, L. 1743-1805 4,7,8,11,15,18,24,26,30 1,3,13,18,25 Boismortier, J. de 1689-1755 13 Dvorák, A. 1841-1904 4,7,8,11,15,18,24,26,30 Borodin, A. 1833-1887 1,9,12,19,22,28 Eakin, C. b1927 17 Bortkiewicz, S. 1877-1952 11 Edwards, R. b1943 20 Börtz, D. b1943 13 Elgar, E. 1857-1934 Boyce, W. 1711-1779 27 2,12,15,21,24,27,29 Brahms, J. 1833-1897 Enescu, G. 1881-1955 7,29 3,11,16,21,22,24,30 Brian, H. 1876-1972 28 Falla, M. de 1876-1946 6,8,25 Bricusse, L. b1931 12 Fauré, G. 1845-1924 8,17,26 Bridge, F. 1879-1941 7,26 Ferguson, L. c1755-1823 17 Bruch, M. 1838-1920 8,28 Finzi, G. 1901-1956 18 Bruckner, A. 1824-1896 20 Foster, G. b1945 3 Brumby, C. b1933 6,21 Frumerie, G. de 1908-1987 13 Busoni, F. 1866-1924 5 Byrd, W. 1543-1623 20,27 Gade, N. 1817-1890 4 Gallagher, J. b 1947 6 Caccini, G. c1545-1618 1 Gershwin, G. 1898-1937 14,17,22 Cantemir, D. 1673-1723 16 Giazotto, R. b1910 1 Caplet, A. 1878-1925 17

Ginastera, A. 1916-1983 14 Giuliani, M. 1781-1829 24 Glanville-Hicks, P. 1912-1990 30 Glazunov, A. 1865-1936 1 Glinka, M. 1804-1857 3,18,24,28 Gluck, C. 1714-1787 6,12 Górecki, H. b1933 19 Gossec, F-J. 1734-1829 13 Grainger, P. 1882-1961 5,7,26 Granados, E. 1867-1916 6,8 Graupner, C. 1683-1760 13 Grétry, A-E-M. 1741-1813 3 Grieg, E. 1843-1907 6,19,25,29

Litolff, H. 1818-1891 19 Locke, M. c1621-1677 26 Lutoslawski, W. 1913-1994 26 Lyadov, A. 1855-1914 2

Madetoja, L. 1887-1947 7 Magnard, A. 1865-1914 17 Mahler, G. 1860-1911 5,7,12,18,20 Marais, M. 1656-1728 4 Martin, F. 1890-1974 21 Martinu, B. 1890-1959 13,30 Mascagni, P. 1863-1945 20 Massenet, J. 1842-1912 17,18 McTee, C. b1953 27 Halvorsen, J. 1864-1935 11 Meale, R. b1932 26 Handel, G. 1685-1759 Medtner, N. 1880-1951 28 6,14,19,21,28 Méhul, É-N. 1763-1817 25 Hanson, H. 1896-1981 27 Mendelssohn, F. 1809-1847 Haydn, J. 1732-1809 1,2,6,9,10,14,1 10,11,16,21,27,30 5,16,18,23,24,30 Mendelssohn, Fanny. 1805Heinichen, J. 1683-1729 2,18 1847 10 Herz, H. 1803-1888 17 Miaskovsky, N. 1881-1950 3 Hiller, F. 1811-1885 25 Milhaud, D. 1892-1974 14,21 Hindemith, P. 1895-1963 28 Mills, R. b1949 20 Hindson, M. b1968 18 Mondonville, J-J. de 1711-1772 2 Holland, D. 1913-2000 30 Monteverdi, C. 1567-1643 24,25 Holst, G. 1874-1934 12,19 Moszkowski, M. 1854-1925 13 Horner, J. b1953 12 Mozart, L. 1719-1787 4 Hume, T. c1569-1645 2 Mozart, W. 1756-1791 2,6,8,9,11,12 Hummel, J. 1778-1837 6,9,18 ,13,16,17,23,25,27 Hurst, M. b1925 26 Mulet, H. 1878-1967 27 Hyde, M. 1913-2005 30 Müller, I. 1786-1854 23 Murcia, S. de c1682-1740 30 Ibert, J. 1890-1962 21 Myslivecek, J. 1737-1781 13,30 Janácek, L. 1854-1928 6 Jones, R. c1577-1615 26

Nazareth, E. 1863-1934 22 Nelson, M. 20th c 6 Neumann, H. 1792-1861 30 Khachaturian, A. 1903-1978 3 Newman, T. 20th c 26 Khandoshkin, I. 1747-1804 28 Nicolai, O. 1810-1849 27 Kilar, W. b1932 3 Nielsen, C. 1865-1931 13 Kodály, Z. 1882-1967 6,22 Norga° rd, P. b1932 20 Koehne, G. b1956 14 Kozeluch, L. 1747-1818 15 Offenbach, J. 1819-1880 Kraus, J.M. 1756-1792 1 5,10,17,25 Kreisler, F. 1875-1962 1 Orbón, J. 1925-1991 6 Krieger, A. 1634-1666 18 Krommer, F. 1759-1831 11 Paganini, N. 1782-1840 10,24 Penderecki, K. b1933 6,16 Lalo, E. 1823-1892 10 Pergolesi, G. 1710-1736 13 Langford, G. b1930 26 Peterson-Berger, W. 1867Langgaard, R. 1893-1962 19 1942 20 Leclair, J-M. 1697-1764 9,15 Pinto, G. 1785-1806 29 Lecuona, E. 1896-1963 6 Pleyel, I. 1757-1831 1 Lehmann, W. b1929 28 Plush, V. b1950 26 Levitzki, M. 1848-1941 2 Ponchielli, A. 1834-1886 19 Lezcano, J. b1960 11 Pöntinen, R. b1963 13 Lindblad, A. 1801-1878 28 Poulenc, F. 1899-1963 14,21 Liszt, F. 1811-1886 4,7,8,15 Prokofiev, S. 1891-1953

Stanford, C. Villiers 1852-1924 3 Strauss, J. II 1825-1899 17 Strauss, R. 1864-1949 7,14,16,23,28 Stravinsky, I. 1882-1971 5,6,14,15,25 Strouse, C. b 1928 26 Suk, J. 1874-1935 6,8,11,14 Sullivan, A. 1842-1900 3,27 Sumsion, H. 1899-1995 27 Suppé, F. 1819-1895 5 Sviridov, G. 1915-1998 17 Szymanowski, K. 1882-1937 13

6,9,12,18,24,26,30 Puccini, G. 1858-1924 8 Purcell, H. 1659-1695 3,7,11,12,16,26,28 Rachmaninov, S. 1873-1943 12,14,22,27 Rameau, J-P. 1683-1764 3,7,9 Ravel, M. 1875-1937 5,6,13,17,21 Reed, A. b1921 12 Reger, M. 1873-1916 10,26,28 Regondi, G. 1822-1872 2 Respighi, O. 1879-1936 7,13 Rheinberger, J. 1839-1901 29 Richter, F. 1709-1789 30 Ries, F. 1784-1838 6 Riisager, K. 1897-1974 20 Rode, P. 1744-1830 4 Rodgers, R. 1902-1979 26 Rosenmüller, J. c1619-1684 16 Rosetti, A. c1750-1792 25 Rossini, G. 1792-1868 4,10,13,18,21,24,27 Royer, J-N-P. c1705-1755 12 Rubinstein, A. 1829-1894 14,15 Ryba, J. 1765-1815 15

Talbot, J. b1971 6 Taneyev, S. 1856-1915 5 Tartini, G. 1692-1770 7,23,27 Tavener, J. b1944 3 Tchaikovsky, P. 1840-1893 6,8,9,18,28 Tcherepnin, N. 1873-1945 2 Telemann, G. 1681-1767 15,16,20 Thomas, A. 1811-1896 3 Tippett, M. 1905-1998 29 Tomkins, T. 1572-1656 2 Tosti, P. 1846-1916 5 Turina, J. 1882-1949 4,8,26

Saeverud, H. 1897-1988 20 Saint-Saëns, C. 1835-1921 3,9,10,13,15,17,25,27 Salieri, A. 1750-1825 16 Sallinen, A. b1935 27 Sandström, S-D. b1942 13 Satie, E. 1866-1925 24,29 Scarlatti, A. 1659-1725 4 Scarlatti, D. 1685-1757 30 Scheidemann, H. c1595-1663 17 Schnelzer, A. b1972 13 Schnittke, A. 1934-1998 26 Schobert, J. 1740-1767 13 Schubert, F. 1797-1828 1,3,4,5,9,1 0,14,15,17,18,21,22,23,27,29 Schumann, C. 1819-1896 24,29 Schumann, R. 1810-1856 3,11,24 Schütz, H. 1585-1672 18 Sculthorpe, P. b1929 18,24,26 Shankar, R. b 1920 2 Shostakovich, D. 1906-1975 1,5,14 Sibelius, J. 1865-1957 3,7,15,20,21 Sierra, R. b1953 27 Skoryk, M. b1938 22 Smetana, B. 1824-1884 10 Soler, A. 1729-1783 3,30 Sor, F. 1778-1839 24 Spike, K. 20th c 28 Spohr, L. 1784-1859 17,22,27 Stamitz, C. 1745-1801 23 Stamitz, J. 1717-1757 6,30

Vaughan Williams, R. 18721958 17 Verdi, G. 1813-1901 6,13,27,29 Vine, C. b1954 26 Vivaldi, A. 1678-1741 17,20,23 Wagenseil, G. 1715-1777 15 Wagner, R. 1813-1883 8,25 Walther, J.J. c1650-1717 18 Walton, W. 1902-1983 14 Weber, C.M. 1786-1826 4,17,22,27 Wesley, C. 1757-1834 13 White, M. 1855-1937 2 Widor, C-M. 1844-1937 19,26 Wieniawski, H. 1835-1880 13 Wise, J. 20th c 12 Ysaÿe, E. 1858-1931 7 Zelenka, J. 1679-1745 4,18

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 April 2014

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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crossword 1

























8 Much happiness in having a pal (4)

1 Muscle and joint pain actually matures him! (10)

9 Dad’s score follows mythical dragon pie (4,6)




10 Bedlam follows golfers’ cry of warning round old city (6)

3 Topmost Italian dance popular in West Africa (5,5)

11 Listen carefully! Order I’ve given will prevail! (8)

4 Worth a try for a hair style? (4)

12 Wallop Babushka, without Azerbaijan capital (4) 13 Twin six, Dad, and endless stir-up in producing live young (10)


17 Time and Xmas wait for no man (4) 28


18 Purplish- leaved tree locality has no plaything (5)

Compiled by Nevil Anderson 19 Straggles behind convicts (4) Name:_______________________________________________ 20 Perhaps in some way morals make danger signal (5,5) Address: _____________________________________________

Tel:______________ Email_______________________________ 22 Close to divine arrangement (4) To go in the draw to win the Academy of Ancient Music’s, J S Bach, St John Passion CD, released by ABC Classics, email your crossword answers to by 24 April or by post to: The Crossword 72-76 Chandos Street St Leonards NSW 2065

2 Healthy treat - even, that is! (8)

23 Try hard to make Ken aware of not sleeping on the job (8) 27 Jewish cleric adds bar for furry friend (6) 28 Ashamedly, I reflate my heritage (6,4) 29 Lean against disguised tuba (4)

MUSICAL TRIVIA with Michael Morton-Evans 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. Which of Handel’s oratorios contains arias about frogs and diseased cattle? 2. For whom was Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand in D major written? 3. By what name is Offenbach’s Galop Infernal better known? 4. Which classical composition was used to strike fear into the hearts of the Vietnamese in the movie Apocalpse Now? 5. Who wrote the music that introduced the TV series The Lone Ranger and from which opera did it come? 6. In Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf which family of instruments in the orchestra represent Peter himself? 7. Which composer was born in New Orleans, died in Brazil and is buried in Brooklyn?

5 Lone afterthought for Egyptian recess (4) 6 Uproar ends contain certain Shylock (6) 7 Walked over two bars (4) 14 Mexican revolutionary leader unwell inside Virginia (5) 15 Perhaps deck ramp OK when scars refuse to go (10) 16 It’s a problem causing our relationship to be off hand (10) 19 Hanker for craft used for drunken sailors (8) 21 First and foremost, to help his gulf state, King Umar wants an international treaty (6) 24 Reliance without breakfast cereal has panache (4) 25 Vodka yoga really knocks one out (4) 26 Absence of Royal Marine standard (4)

Crossword Solution -March 2014

Across: 8 Afar, 9 Mothballed, 10 Fender, 11 Hairless, 12 Psych out, 14 Timely, 16 Rood, 17 Lance, 18 Cusp, 19 Skivvy, 21 Overhung, 23 Oracular, 26 Answer, 27 Unmissable, 28 Over. Down: 1 Aftershock, 2 Produced, 3 Embryo, 4 Etch, 5 Absinthe, 6 Slalom, 7 Lees, 13 Tango, 15 Los Angeles, 17 Loyalist, 18 Cohesion, 20 Victim, 22 Enamel, 24 Runt, 25 Robe.

8. What well-known composer and pianist was married in the Hollywood Bowl? TRIVIA ANSWERS:

1. Israel in Egypt. 2. Paul Wittgenstein. 3. The Can-Can. 4. The Ride of the Walkyrie. 5. Rossini/William Tell. 6. The Strings. 7. Louis Morreau Gottschalk. 8. Percy Grainger.


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April 2014


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