Fine Music Magazine - January 2015

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Lieven Bertels - defying boundaries

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VOL 42 No 1 4 COVER STORY The Sydney Festival 2015 3 Tim Kain, classic guitar mentor and performer 7 Claudio Sgura - returns as Scarpia 8 Forgotten Composers – May Brahe 10 Contemporary Composers – Simone Young 11 Flashback with Derek Parker 12 What’s On 14 CD Reviews 17 Swinging on the Vine 18 Young Virtuosi

Lots to look forward to at this year’s Sydney Festival. Henry Mendelson catches up with popular Artistic Director Lieven Bertels who talks about juggling anticipation with reality in pulling together a major festival. Many will be pleased to know that his contract is going through to 2016 - the Festival’s all-important 40th anniversary. On air, our Contemporary Conductors series continues and, complementing this month’s broadcast dedicated to Simone Young, Randolph Magri-Overend tells us more about the life and loves of this revered maestro. Over thirty years, classical guitarist Tim Kain has mentored some of the finest emerging talent at the Australian National University, while managing a career as a performer and recording artist. This year a student of Kain’s - Stephanie Jones - won the National Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award only one of two guitarists to break through – the other, Andrey Lebedev was also a product of Kain’s teaching. But, as clearly dedicated as he is to education, while talking to Sue McCreadie, Kain reveals that he has “..always been a player first and a teacher second.” Read more on page 5. YOUR FINE MUSIC MAGAZINE

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baroque beauty under the auspices of the Italian Cultural Institute entitled “Bach and the Italian Style”. Founded by harpsichordist, Michele Benuzzi, no stranger to Australia, the Trio has played at festivals all over the world and devotes itself to 17th and 18th century music. The trio - Benuzzi, harpsichord, Gianfranco Bortolao, oboe and Claudia Lopez Gomez, violin will undoubtedly beguile audiences with its virtuosity in a performance of six of Bach’s beguiling Trio Sonatas.

“ Sonically mesmerising.

Iva Bittová

This was to be the end enumeration of Lieven Bertels’ three Sydney Festivals. Now it seems it needs to be considered a work in progress, with his recent contract extended to encompass the Festival’s landmark 40th anniversary in 2016. Over alfresco coffee and cake (he ate it all!) in consummate Sydney sunshine, Bertels bared some candid observations for Fine Music Magazine on the realities of his Festival stewardship, past and present. Picking out highlight events is of course a predictable path to recall his 2013 and 2014 programming but putting propositions to Lieven Bertels rarely produces predicable responses. Looking back on the highlights of 2013 and 2014 he is quick to point to the personal pleasure of reconnecting the rich legacy of the early (Leo Schofield) years with the current eclectic standard of programming. He cites the example of 2013’s “Semele Walk” which combined opera with Vivienne Westwood’s outrageous costumes in a bold take on Handel’s opera. “There is a definite pleasure to be derived from being able to find such a range of different projects with which to build trust with your audiences - which only a Festival can do”, he comments.

“ Bold and boundary defying.

An example of “different” projects for which he is constantly on the lookout is the 2015 program inclusion of the 24-voice Latvian Radio Choir, one of the world’s boldest and most boundarydefying chamber choirs. Known throughout 2

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Europe for its wide vocal compass, expansive repertoire and distinctive expression, the ensemble’s Australian debut will include a capella masterpieces such as the prayerfully intense reimagining of a Bach chorale by Henry Purcell and key pieces of Arvo Pärt’s extensive vocal repertoire in celebration of the Estonian composer’s 80th birthday. Bertels said, “The unique expertise of the singers becomes quickly evident as they explore traditional vocal techniques – the art of quartertone and overtone singing and inventive sound production technology”. Another of these Bertels’ branded multilayered performances promises to enthral audiences when, in an Australian exclusive, leading Belgian organist, Bernard Foccroulle and ground-breaking Australian video artist, Lynette Wallworth join forces to create a new audio-visual work. It will explore the dichotomy of day and night, vitality and destruction, happiness and terror. Named “Darkness and Light”, the work takes its title from pieces by Russian composer, Sofia Gubaidulina running the gamut of Buxtehude, Bach and Messiaen and a series of evocative sound pictures of Toshio Hosokawa. Surprisingly, he cites the City Recital Hall as a major “find” from his past involvement with local venues, enthusing over its beauty and world-class facilities and saying he would have liked to have programmed more events there, given its character and ambience. This will undoubtedly resonate in the Trio Arcomelo’s presentation of an evening of

While on the topic of Johan Sebastian, Bertels also highlighted other 2015 program events including the Australian premiere of renowned Belgian musical supremo, Alain Franco’s The Well Tempered Clavier Books I and II. This marathon four and a half hour curated program of the Bach master work of the 48 preludes and fugues re-orders the composer’s chronology, allowing the pieces to interact like characters in an exhilarating musical journey, somewhat like short stories in an anthology. Bertels also points to a potentially unique musical experience awaiting 2015 audiences when two contrasting Czech violinists, Iva Bittová and Hana Kotková realise masterpieces by Bartók. The former is described as having “a raw, refined, passionate and contained soul of a gypsy, the voice of a troubadour and the mind of a genius”, while a European magazine calls the latter “sonically mesmerising”. Although his record is replete with outstanding musical experiences in both the 2013 and 2014 line ups, Bertels sounds despondent over the absence in 2015 of any major baroque offerings,

Alain Franco performs JS Bach The Well Tempered Clavier. Photo – Bernaded Dexters

his realistic streak, Bertels is mindful of the importance and priorities of the festival’s supporters, donors and sponsors.

Following in the footsteps of many a memorable past event in which live music and dance interacted with the stage - for want of a better term his “virtual trademark” - along comes French master of sublime and surreal theatre spectacle, James Thierrée to headline the 2015 Festival program. His “Tabac Rouge” underlines the 2015 Festival’s drive to bring large scale works from abroad exclusively to Sydney, with Bertels, describing Thierrée as “an incredibly multi-layered artist. On the surface he is very quirky and his very interesting gene pool, with his family connections (grandson of Charlie Chaplin and great-grandson of Eugene O’Neill), has made him a master of stage psychology. He takes risks with creating characters that could be seen as narcissistic but are in fact exposing him in an extraordinary way.”

circus, acrobatics “ …dance, and pantomime…

Familiar to Sydney audiences with three past festival appearances, Thierrée’s new offering, which has been confirmed as the first show of the 2015 program, merges fantastical moving sets and props with dancer-performance, blending dance, circus, acrobatics and pantomime. While some UK critics have described the production as a “beautiful beast of a show”, Bertels sums it up by saying that “presented as a festival work, ‘Tabac Rouge’ sits (entirely) in the right context.”

Inevitably such large scale undertakings make considerable inroads into the 2015 Festival’s budget which Bertels comments, with satisfaction, is very much in line with that of the previous year. He points out that 2014 saw considerable boosts to box office takings which have consequently built a budgetary buffer for the following year’s commitments. So here we have not merely an entrepreneurial master of ceremonies, but one careful with the cash, to boot.

anticipation “...matching with reality...

explaining that “we will be three theatres down with the Royal closed for refurbishments and the Lyric and Capitol unavailable”. As despondent as he may be over such a musical gap, it is in the arena of the unusual and the unpredictable that Bertels’ programming hat is thrown the highest.

Discussion of such veteran performers as Thierrée predictably led to last year’s swan song of the long and distinguished career of the Hilliard Ensemble which Bertels instantly names in response to being asked to name the highlight event of his entire Sydney undertakings. He waxes lyrical in his assessment of the Hilliard as artists and sensitive interpreters of the music of two centuries as well as wondrous human beings with whom he feels humbled to have worked. On the opposite compass point to the 2014 highlight Hilliard experience, he reacts diffidently to naming any so-called programming nadir, explaining that on the rare occasion such a situation surfaces it tends to arise from the mismatch of the artist with the Festival rather than any performance problem. Such observations demonstrate the sensitivity which Bertels brings to his curation of the Sydney Festival. He is mindful of the not inconsiderable amount of audience anticipation which past festivals have developed, insisting “we need to work carefully to match the anticipation with reality”. And demonstrating

brand of “ …Bertels’ cultural content…

Trio Acromelo. Photo - Danielle Hanifin

It is such careful housekeeping combined with adventurous programming and acute sensitivity to audience nuances that prompted the City of Sydney to offer Bertels an extension to his contract to encompass yet one more Sydney Festival - its 40th anniversary in 2016. What’s in store for Bertels after (southern) summer 2016? The momentous appointment has not perhaps hit the headlines to the extent it deserves, but when the significance of his three-year stint as Artistic Director of the 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe event is more closely examined, its importance within the European context will reflect the high regard in which Bertels is held in his home country. The Netherlands and Malta are the two countries hosting a European Capital of Culture in 2018. And while Malta some time ago nominated its capital, Valletta as host, the Dutch city (and future temporary HQ for Bertels not far from his Amsterdam home) will be Leeuwarden, capital of the Friesland region - often described as the Venice of the North. Leeuwarden won the 2018 nomination on the basis of its capacity to plan a cultural program and its potential for a lasting impact and long-term cultural and social development of the city.

According to its artistic director to be, Leeuwarden has a first class concert hall and no fewer than 14 churches, many of which are currently empty and which he will aim to fill with the Bertels’ brand of cultural content. While he can still relish his love affair with Sydney for another year, when he leaves Lieven Bertels will take with him fond memories of the exhilaration he has experienced from his lower north shore home during long walks along the Harbour foreshores. “To me Sydney’s connection with the sea, its connection with its past in the caves along the coast containing Aboriginal carvings, is totally unique. I will always cherish that and I hope to return to it often in the future”, he said. It is perhaps hardly coincidental that the man at the forefront of the city’s cultural standards should retain in his memories of his years here, its natural uniqueness and beauty when he ultimately leaves to take up his next career phase. - Henry Mendelson

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TIM KAIN – MENTOR AND PERFORMER took to guitar composition like a duck to water. “I sent him a couple of articles on writing for the guitar, a fingerboard chart, and a collection of works that I thought were representative, both scores and recordings”. It’s a process he has followed with other composers.

During three decades as a full time lecturer at the ANU School of Music Tim Kain built the guitar department’s reputation to the point where it became the “go to” place in Australia, attracting the crème de la crème of up and coming players. Many of his students have gone on to win major international competitions and establish successful performing careers.

His most recent solo CD, Mirrors of Fire, was an all-Australian affair with works by Ross Edwards, Graeme Koehne, Robert Davidson, Richard Vella, Martin Wesley-Smith, and guitarist-composer Richard Charlton. He has also recorded three CDs with flautist Virginia Taylor, commissioning Character Interludes from Elena Kats-Chernin for the duo.

Reflecting on his time at the school he says it doesn’t feel anything like thirty years. “It feels more like five. I always loved teaching. It never got tedious. But perhaps that’s because I’ve always been a player first and a teacher second. Keeping your own playing active and alive feeds back into the teaching.” The guitar program was known not only for its high standards but also for the supportive atmosphere among the students. “I believe a lot in the value of peer-to-peer learning. They can support each other and learn a lot if the environment is conducive to that. I never had favourites. I know I am starting to sound like St Francis but my approach has always been democratic, even when I’m in a teacher role.” Permission to make mistakes is also important. “The whole obsession with not making mistakes - often competition driven - is paralysing to music creativity.” While conceding that winning the prestigious Alicante guitar competition early in his career did him no harm, he doesn’t push his students to enter them. “They sign themselves up. This is a generation that relates to competing. I’ve noticed how the younger ones can put themselves on the line and walk away unscathed - it’s very healthy. I do ram home to them though that they are still the same player the day after, whether they win or not.” Over the years many of his prize-winning students have spent time in Guitar Trek, a quartet with classically constructed guitars of different sizes - treble, standard, baritone and bass - known as the “guitar family”. Canberra luthier Graham Caldersmith came to him with the idea as early as 1982. “He’d already built the

baritone and drawn out the rest on paper. At that time I just had a small cohort of first year students. It wasn’t till 1987 that I realised we had the players to do it.” The group’s first outing was a memorial concert for Segovia and there were huge queues outside. “We told the audience to come back later and we played the whole concert a second time!” Two years ago, Guitar Trek turned 25 and celebrated with a CD of new Australian works on the Tall Poppies label. Its four earlier CDs are among ABC Classic’s best sellers. The repertoire takes in Led Zeppelin, Gershwin and the Spanish masters but the Australian works have always been popular with audiences. “A lot of the Guitar Trek pieces are engaging without being banal. During Asian tours, audiences pick out Australian pieces time and time again.”

was not a guitarist “butWestlake took to guitar composition like a duck to water.

I’ve always been a player first and a teacher second…

Kain has now commissioned upwards of 40 guitar works from Australian composers. His work with Nigel Westlake stands as particularly significant. He played guitar on Westlake’s Antarctica score, which later became a concerto, but the first commission was Winter in the Forgotten Valley for Guitar Trek. “I approached him to write a guitar piece in the late eighties. I’d heard a couple of his pieces and tracked him down. It was his first ever commission so I was lucky to get in early.” Westlake was not a guitarist but Kain says he

Another celebrated duo began with a late night call from the other side of the world in 1992. It was John Williams wanting to know if he would like to join his new group, Attacca, an intriguing septet of two guitars, violin, clarinet, piano, percussion and double bass. “It was John’s ideal combination of instruments as he saw it”. Repertoire was especially commissioned for the group, including from Westlake who was the group’s clarinettist. Attacca toured the UK and Australia, culminating in a concert at the Sydney Opera House. Williams then suggested he and Kain form a duo, which led to the best selling Mantis & The Moon CD and a worldwide tour. “It was pretty good going given we lived on other sides of the world,” he says. “John’s not a big rehearser anyway. Despite the image of controlled perfection he’s quite spontaneous. He’s quite happy to take it to a certain point and then let it happen in the concert.” We touch on the fact that there are no longer any real superstars of the guitar, though ironically the standard of guitar playing has risen dramatically in recent decades. “There are so many people who can play to a really high level. The sheer numbers of people playing the guitar means that a percentage of them are going to have that physical ability. There’s also a lot more knowledge about hand positions. There is an enormous amount of information on the internet. If you want to know how to finger something you have half a dozen players to choose from on YouTube.”

You can’t continue to play the “same old pieces - audiences and players get tired of them..

Controversial changes in 2012 saw the school shift away from elite performance training. He leaves his formal teaching role at the end of this year, other than supervising PhD students. This, he says, will allow more time for performing and for Guitar Trek, the pioneering, ensemble he has led since the late eighties.

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A LIFELONG LOVE OF GUITAR TIM KAIN – MENTOR AND PERFORMER Many of his former students have taken this message to heart and are themselves commissioning and performing new works. Among the emerging talents is Andrey Lebedev, the National 2012 Fine Music Young Performer of the Year. He is now in London where he’s so impressed Julian Bream that he has been chosen to perform new commissions by Brouwer and Birtwistle.

Matt Withers, Bradley Kunda, Minh Le Hoang, Tim Kain

the whole musical sphere. You can’t continue to play the same old pieces because audiences and players get tired of them.”

the emerging talents “ Among is Andrey Lebedev…

We were lucky to get Australia Council funding for instruments and commissions over the years. Now the pool is smaller and the number applying is multiplied by a factor of five, so it can be a bit of a lottery. But composers are the most important people in

In 2013 Kain received an AM for significant service to music as a classical guitarist, educator and mentor. The post ANU schedule looks pretty full. He remains in high demand as a private teacher and is shortly off to Wellington to give a solo recital and judge the inaugural New Zealand guitar competition. In January he will teach at the Guitar Society’s summer school in Sydney and later in the year Guitar Trek will record another CD. - Sue McCreadie Sue McCreadie presents the Classical Guitar Society program at 6pm on the first Sunday of the month.

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both legendary works of genius. Sgura agrees. Gobbi was a vain man. You only have to read his autobiography to realise that, but his operatic interpretations and voice suited the portrayal of evil characters. Walter Legge, the great EMI impresario and producer, called him the singing actor and if Sgura is using him as a template for his own vocal success then he has made a good choice.

“ I am evil because I am a man..

For those who were fortunate to witness his Iago in the Opera Australia production of Otello last year, you’ll be glad to hear that this month Claudio Sgura portrays the equally despicable Scarpia in the John Bell production of Tosca. You may recall the Otello production was the first outing for soprano Lianna Haroutarian who took over the role of Desdemona after the dismissal of Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri. Sgura received rave reviews for his portrayal of Iago. Nicole Lee wrote in The Guardian: “it is Italian baritone Claudio Sgura as Iago who is the most enigmatic…In Act 2 where Sgura - longhaired, long-limbed and lean - sings the famous ‘Cassio’s dream’ arietta, his baritone is so light and benignly tempered that the audience too is almost persuaded of Desdemona’s infidelity.” Iago is one of Sgura’s favourite roles. He calls him “perfidious with a strong desire to rebel” and a sadism that is much subtler than Scarpia’s. The latter is “a man full of hate - devoid of love, insensible to any calls of humanity. He is sadistic yet at the same time serene, confident, superior. His passion for Floria Tosca is the only mania he possesses” an obsession he does not disguise time and again. In the famous “Te Deum” monologue he announces that Tosca makes him forget God. He snaps his fingers and people jump. Incidentally John Bell’s production is set in 1943 Italy, a time when Mussolini’s successors fled and left the country The turning point was 2004 when he won the prestigious Voce Verdiane competition in to their German allies. Busetto (Verdi’s old stamping grounds) and that ...before taking up singing was followed by his operatic debut at Milan’s La Scala singing Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. Sgura was a nurse. All this is a far cry from Sgura’s humble He met his wife in 2004 and they got married in beginnings in the city of Ostuni in Puglia. 2007. They have no children. She is “his strength Born in 1974, he grew up in a modest family and they try to share every experience.” She is where his father worked in a factory and his now his vocal coach. mother looked after the home. “We were From the sounds he makes, Sgura loves Australia. not swimming in money but I never lacked for “Having the opportunity for the first time to anything and my parents transmitted all their set foot on this continent, that is so fascinating love and morals to me.” and out of reach for so many people, moved But before taking up singing Sgura was a nurse. me profoundly. I never would have thought From 1997 till 2004 he worked in the emergency that my work could make me experience department specialising in paediatrics, but his such strong and deep feelings. Australia has passion for music “ultimately took precedence landscapes and colours that are incredible. over my vocation as a nurse.” He started his I had always admired the unique structure music career “almost by chance.” In 1997, of the Sydney Opera House when I’d seen it soprano Maria Mazzotta heard him sing in in postcards or in the occasional magazine or a church choir and insisted he take singing documentary. I couldn’t imagine then that lessons. “In those early years,” he continues, “it singing here would be even more moving, was essentially a hobby for me; I never would thanks to the generosity of my colleagues and have imagined that I would leave my work as a the warmth of the audience. I am truly happy nurse, much less come this far. In the following to have the opportunity to contribute my years I had the good fortune to meet other experience to this new production (of Tosca).” people who believed in me and who helped Sgura’s favourite singer is the late Tito Gobbi. me reach specific goals.” Gobbi’s portrayals of Scarpia and Iago are

I asked Sgura whether he copied Gobbi’s interpretation of the “Credo” that Iago sings when he proclaims his evil slant on life. “I believe in a cruel God,” the aria begins, “who has created me similar to him and whose vileness I revere. I was born from some vile germ or atom. I am evil because I am a man.” Concluding the aria in a sotto-voce, he whispers: “And then? And then? Death is nothing! Heaven is an old wives’ tale!” This is followed by a maniacal shriek. Sgura does the same. - Randolph Magri-Overend

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and Dulcie Holland were guests of honour at the Australia Hotel on the afternoon of 20th November. Clearly well regarded, May was given a reception organised by her brother at the Mosman Golf Club on 13th December.

With the world suffering the Great Depression American President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 31 “fireside chats” to boost morale on 12th March 1933. Broadcast on radio throughout the USA it was the first time the broader American public heard the voice of a President.

May travelled to Brisbane to be conferred honorary member of the Queensland Guild of Composers on 12th September 1947. On 11th February of the following year May, who had had more than 300 of her songs published, advised the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Broadcasting not to label music as “Australian” as the term would be understood to be derogatory.

The music played during the broadcast was Bless this House and it was also performed during Roosevelt’s funeral on 14th April 1945, and sung by Gladys Swarthout during the induction of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on 20th January 1953. The composer of this music was an Australian, May Brahe. Born Mary Hannah Dickson at 2 Vincent Terrace in George Street, East Melbourne on 6th November 1884, May received piano tuition from her mother who died at 51 Lisson Grove in Hawthorn on 23rd May 1898 when May was still in High School. May left school at the end of the following year to help the family by giving piano lessons whilst receiving piano tuition herself from Mona McBurney. May and Frederick Charles Carl Brahe, a clerk, were married on 12th November 1903 and sometime during that year May gave birth to their first son, Alec. A second son, Douglas, was a home birth at “Enmore” in St. Kilda Street, Elsternwick on 21st October 1905. May commenced writing songs and by 1909 began to have them published on a fairly regular basis. They were taken up by distinguished singers and performed in Melbourne before May paid 17 pounds Australian to sail to London alone in early 1912 where she obtained work as pianist at Terry’s silent cinema in The Strand and was paid royalties of twopence for every sheet music copy of her first major success It’s Quiet Down Here. She was sufficiently financial to return to Melbourne in early 1914 and gather her husband and sons to return to London where she gave birth to daughter Marita later that year. Her output of songs remained steady, as did her income, but her husband died from a motoring accident in London on 2nd August 1919. Three years later, on 24th August, May was remarried at the registry office in Paddington, 8

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London. Her new husband was an Australianborn actor, George Albert Morgan, and they were blessed with a son, Harold, in 1924. In February of that year the Australian Musical News featured May being interviewed. She was doing very well. Her annual income was in the vicinity of 4,000 pounds sterling mainly from royalties with more than 20,000 sheet music copies of It’s Quiet Down Here and I Passed by your Window having been sold in Britain alone. The year 1927 began inauspiciously when May’s publisher, Enoch & Sons, went into liquidation. She transferred to Boosey & Hawkes and composed the music to ‘Bless the House’. When recorded as ‘Bless This House’ by internationally recognised baritone John McCormack in 1932 the song became very popular with over two million sheet music sales sold during that decade alone. Residing at High Street in St. John’s Wood, London, May’s income was supplemented by an annual average of about 100 pounds sterling from gramophone recording royalties. Soon after the outbreak of World War II in 1939 May and Harold boarded a ship bound for Australia where she arrived on 25th October and visited her aunt and uncle in Newcastle days later. She travelled to Melbourne on 2nd November where she attended an APRA conversazione at the Hotel Australia on 8th November meeting with leading Australian composers and musicians Vera Buck, Cyril Jenkins, Louis Lavater, Linda Phillips, Leila Pirani, Reginald Stoneham, Margaret Sutherland and Alfred Wheeler. Returning to Sydney, May

May’s daughter Marita, the only female painting restorer in Britain, arrived in Sydney to attend her half-brother’s wedding at St. Michael’s Church in Vaucluse on 14th January in 1950 during which May performed Bless This House. The February 1954 edition of New Idea magazine featured an article on May who revealed that her Point Piper apartment had a library of some 3,000 books and that she practiced on her grand piano for up to six hours per day. Two years later, May was photographed sipping the latest blend of Lipton tea for an advertisement in the Women’s Weekly magazine. A portly woman, the composer who admitted “I have composed many of my best works at the kitchen sink” died of cardio-vascular disease in a private hospital at Bellevue Hill on 14th August 1956 and was cremated with Presbyterian rites. - Stephen Pleskun


teacher called Greg Condon. They married, now have two grown up daughters, and to ensure they spent the maximum time with each other she taught him to love opera and in turn he instructed her on the finer points of cricket. But more of that in a mo.

Daniel Barenboim was a vital “ingredient in my development…

Simone toiled as a repetiteur at the Australian Opera with the occasional conducting stint from 1983 before joining Cologne Opera in 1987. There followed the purgatorial years which husband Greg equates to being in a wilderness when Simone seemed to have fallen off the edge as far as Australia was concerned. The people in Cologne, recognising what a vast talent she had, exploited her to the full.” Then came a stroke of fate; she met Daniel Barenboim. “He was a vital ingredient in my development,” Simone recalls. “I assisted Daniel in Bayreuth, then in Paris and then he hired me as a conductor at the Berlin State Opera.” Invitations began to flow from the major opera houses, including Australia.

Simone Young. Photo - Kasskara

The evening of Wednesday 20 April 1983 was like any other. The temperature was quite temperate. At the Lane Cove Town Hall, however, the evening was hotting up and in a state of controlled panic. It was the opening night of the Lane Cove Light Opera Company’s initial production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and HMS Pinafore. The musical director was Greg Yurisich (then a principal baritone at Opera Australia), the director was Stuart Maunder (later to become artistic administrator at Opera Australia) and looking after everything that nobody else dared touch and buzzing around in his usual cheerful manner was the late Gordon Wilcock (then a principal tenor, also at Opera Australia). But there was one other outstanding event that night. Simone Young, then 22, took up a baton for the first time. Even then she showed a confidence and maturity that has since characterised her

professional life. She wore a basic black dress and heels. These days her conducting heels have gained in stature and reputation but her little black number remains. Born to immigrant parents, Harry from Northern Ireland and Simone senior from a small island off the Dalmatian coast, Simone was ­­educated at North Sydney’s Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College. Music was an obsession even then, but more as a teaching pursuit. Further studies at Mme Leila Chalmers piano tuition school on Manly’s Eastern Hill followed. It proved to be a starting point for other current music identities - Elizabeth Green, Jonathan Biggins and Phil Scott – each of them creating little musical niches for themselves in Australia. Further studies at the Sydney Conservatorium proved anti-climactic for an independently-minded Simone and she sought solace in teaching at Riverview College where she met a French

Coming back to the cricket. “I immediately developed a love for it,” she admits. “I like the strategy and the mental games that are part of it. When we were saving for a house I even worked part-time at the Sydney Cricket Ground selling meat pies and hot dogs. That was the summer Greg Chappell scored a double century in a Test match when he was ill.” Even when away from home she keeps in touch with Australian cricket via satellite TV. Not like the bad old days when she and Greg were forced to listen to the BBC short-wave transmission of the Ashes Test in January 1987 “while huddled for warmth in Paris. Snow was piled high in drifts outside and to make matters worse there was a power strike. We each had three layers of clothing plus all the doonas and blankets we could find.” Simone’s other great love is old-time movies. “It’s tied up with my job really,” she explains. “I don’t usually get home much before 10 on most nights. To wind down I watch TV and if I’m lucky I might get reruns of the old black and white Perry Mason movies. My all-time favourite is Singin’ in the Rain because I think Gene Kelly is terrific. But I’ll watch anything with Judy Garland whether it’s good or bad. I love Bette Davis, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn.” Lately she’s discovered Marlene Dietrich. “They’re all so relaxing and pure escapism, especially January 2015

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of the State Opera and eventually chief conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She is conscious of following in the illustrious footsteps of Gustav Mahler whom she admires greatly. She also loves the music of Bruckner, Brahms and Wagner - “By the time I finish in 2015 we will have recorded all his (Bruckner’s) nine symphonies plus his two study symphonies.” I asked her about Bruckner’s zero symphony (one of the study symphonies): “Outside of the German-speaking world it’s not generally performed. Bruckner sketched the zero between the first and second symphonies and then set it aside -it’s the symphony in D minor (Die Nulte). There is also the double zero symphony in F minor.”

the musicals. My idea of bliss is watching the movies with a glass of red wine, a really good blue cheese with a few dates and walnuts.” But how did a lass from suburban Balgowlah get to become this titanic, albeit high-heeled, figure in Australian music? “Nowadays, I keep falling over myself if I wear flats,” she jokes. Seriously though…. “I guess from the outside it looks like ambition,” she explains when pressed for the secrets of her success. “It has nothing to do with that. It has everything to do with needing to make music in the best way I am capable of, which automatically means that as your own standards improve you start looking for better orchestras and better singers. Plus, you soon realise you need to learn more languages. And [to understand the thinking behind the various compositions] you begin reading the philosophies the composers read, you start seeking the art work available to them and you become eager to experience the conditions of the halls they performed in. And so you start climbing that ladder. I’ve always said I’ll do things to the best of my ability and to do that I need to have the best people around me.”

I am a musician whose “instrument is the orchestra.

But what does conducting mean to her? “I am a musician whose instrument is the orchestra. It is a huge privilege to spend my life performing the great masterpieces of the entire classical repertoire. It is a hugely demanding profession, physically and mentally, and yet it is my profession. There is very little magic about it 10

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- the old adage of five percent inspiration and ninety-five percent perspiration still holds.” Australia, and particularly Sydney, loves Simone. I recall one evening late in 2003 when she conducted the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra in a concert which included Holst Planets and Mahler’s Rückert lieder. The audience was transfixed as Simone swayed, danced, cajoled, swept, squatted and sensually redefined the art of conducting. We clapped, stamped our feet and “bravoed” well before the final chords of Pluto had time to settle. It wasn’t Sydney anymore; it was Madrid during a bullfight or Paris after France had won the soccer World Cup or Australia after winning an Ashes series five-zip. What has happened to the conservative classical Sydney audience of yore? Has Simone Young’s presence alone changed musical mores? The reality is Australia can’t get enough of Simone. They love her with an unreserved adulation shown only to a favourite daughter or a talented niece or even a spoilt grandchild. Perhaps it is because we have become accustomed to the anonymity of the conductor operating from an operatic pit with just the occasional glimpse of a baton or a hand beating time, but I have never seen Simone dressed in full conductor’s regalia black tails, flared pants and a daring neckline replacing the obligatory white bib. It suited her flamboyance. With her flowing locks swaying this way and that, she reminded me of a romantic figure from some bygone era. But, alas, soon after that, she was gone. Opera Australia would not renew her contract and she popped up in Hamburg as chief executive

July 2015, I return to “ From being ‘just’ a conductor…

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As already mentioned, Simone will be leaving Hamburg in 2015. No one as yet knows where she’ll be going from there or which musical posts she’ll occupy. She has always maintained that eventually she’ll come back to Australia but is next year too soon? “…that’s the year my daughter (Lucy) finishes school. Yvann (the eldest) is 25 - she’s married and is studying physics in Oxford. She’s working as an auditor in London. She’s also writing a book and has her own translation company. Lucy is 16 and wants to be a harpist. She goes to school in Hamburg and is completely bi-lingual.”

So what are her plans for the future? “I am currently in my final season in Hamburg. It is my 10th here, and that makes it one of the longest tenures of either an Intendant or a Musical Director here. I always felt that 10 years was a realistic time-span in which to plan and produce a broad range of repertoire and to develop relationships with artists and directors. From July 2015, I return to being “just” a conductor - farewell to admin, politics, personnel issues, etcetera - and I will travel the world far more extensively than I have been able to do during my time in Hamburg. It is with pleasure that I start to include concerts tours in the US and Asia into my schedule, and I also hope to spend at least a little more time relaxing in Sydney.” My favourite story about Simone has nothing to do with her waving a baton or being an executive of some symphony orchestra or renowned opera company. It’s one that she related on a television program years and years ago. It concerns Yvann when she was three going on four. “Mummy,” she said, “when you’re away from home there’s a hole in my arms.” - Randolph Magri-Overend

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the podium in 1915 for “ ..hethelefttrenches of Flanders

As a conductor he soon began to establish something of a reputation outside Torquay. Hearing of the Wagner Festival he put on there in his second year, Thomas Beecham invited him to repeat it in London - where he met Percy Grainger, who became a life-long supporter. In the following year he mounted a Richard Strauss Festival, which rather startled Torquay - Strauss’ work was still something of a shock even to metropolitan concert-goers.

His career in the town was short: he left the podium in November 1915 for the trenches of Flanders, was wounded while leading his company in a typically ludicrous action, and remained in the army until the end of the war. Returning home, he was engaged at Brighton, where he continued to champion Strauss and Wagner, despite the feeling against them but also presented new British works, and as was the habit of the times mixed symphonic music with lighter works by such composer as his great friend Eric Coates. (They shared an extravert sense of humour, Coates carefully starting one lighthearted work with a drumroll and crash of cymbals which brought the audience to its feet convinced that it was the beginning of the National Anthem). Cameron loved the enthusiasm of the seaside audiences, going on from Brighton to Harrogate and Hastings. He was to become extremely well-known over the next sixty years, particularly as a partner of Malcolm Sargent as a resident at the Albert Hall during the annual Prom seasons. He never forgot the enthusiasm of the audiences at Torquay, however, and was an enthusiastic ally of the British sea-side towns which for some time still supported professional orchestras - Scarborough, Westonsuper-Mare, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Folkeston and in particular Harrogate, where he conducted the municipal orchestra in daily concerts at the Royal Hall during the summer. In this he was carrying on a tradition which

“Sargent was a master politician.

Who, indeed. The music-lovers of the English seaside town of Torquay were certainly somewhat confused when he appeared as founderconductor of the town’s municipal orchestra.Why had the council appointed a German? The truth came out in 1914, when in the local paper two headlines appeared side by side: HINDENBURG BREAKS THROUGH THE TANNENBERG LINE and HINDENBURG’S WAGNER FESTIVAL GREAT SUCCESS. The conductor was billed the following week not as George Hindenburg but as Basil Cameron. Cameron had in fact been born in Reading, the son of a German immigrant family. His musical ability sent him to the Berlin Hochschule, where he studied the violin under the great Joseph Joachim, and any Torquay resident who had happened to go to a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra might have recognised him from the ranks of second violins.

had started in Eastbourne in the 1870s, when the railways began to bring large numbers of holidaymakers to the seaside towns - families who wanted to be entertained by orchestras conducted by such conductors as Dan Godfrey at Bournemouth and Alick Maclean at Scarborough, who treated their audiences to Bach and Beethoven alongside selections from the latest musical comedies). Of course it was all too good to last. At Harrogate, Cameron eventually faced opposition from members of the council who believed that (to quote a letter in the Harrogate Journal) “the minority who appreciated orchestral music have had a wonderful time at the expense of the community for nearly thirty years, for here they have found a municipality willing to enforce payment by those who did not appreciate it.” It was time money was spent on more popular entertainment such as the dodgems and helterskelters at the amusement park. Cameron went off to become music director of the San Francisco Orchestra (jointly with Issay Dobroven) and later of the Seattle Symphony. Bernard Shaw praised him highly, and Percy Grainger much admired his conducting, “the normalness of his tempi and the beautiful tonal balance he keeps so scrupulously” - though a violinist who played under him once told me that on the podium he resembled a man trying desperately to climb out of a sack, and that his beat was often unintelligible.

He returned to England in 1938, and guested with most of the British orchestras until he was recruited by Sir Henry Wood to assist at the Proms. After Wood’s death he worked with Sir Adrian Boult until Malcolm Sargent became principal conductor in 1947 - a post Cameron once told me he had always understood would be offered to him. The unkind suggested that it was Cameron’s undemonstrative personality which was the main reason why he got on so well with Sargent. He was not bitter, however, though he did remark to me that “Sargent was a master politician”. Few of his recordings - which included some notable performances with Benno Moiseiwitsch - are available; but they are treasured by collectors, and such performances as that of the rare Liszt arrangement of Schubert’s Der Hirt auf em Felsen which he conducted with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf are still remembered by enthusiasts. Modesty is an admirable virtue; but in the end it does an artist’s reputation little good. - Derek Parker

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What’s On ORGAN DARKNESS AND LIGHT Friday 9 January, Saturday 9 January 8pm Sydney Town Hall Tickets: $50-$65 Bookings: 1300 856 876

CHORAL LATVIAN RADIO CHOIR A CAPPELLA MASTERPIECES FROM THE CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE Friday 23 January 8pm Saturday 24 January 2pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $50-$75 Bookings: 1300 856 876 or 8256 2222 The Latvian Radio Choir, renowned for its boundary-pushing chamber music, performs a repertoire encompassing Purcell, Arvo Pärt and Latvia’s own Péteris Vasks. Tireless explorers of the possibilities of the human voice, the 24-piece Latvian Radio Choir is one of the boldest and most boundary-defying chamber choirs in the world. For their a cappella Sydney performances, the singers lend their virtuosic voices to a repertoire spanning centuries: pieces of prayerful intensity by Henry Purcell and Arvo Pärt; Immortal Bach, a bold reimagining of a Bach chorale; and the vigorous Zíles zina by Latvian composer Péteris Vasks. Concert goers will be captivated by the Grammy Award-winning Choir’s power, passion and sumptuous harmonies in their first ever performances in Australia. Conducted by Sigvards Klava. CHAMBER VARIATIONS ON BÉLA BARTÓK – 44 DUETS Tuesday 20 January 8pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $35-$65 Bookints: 1300 856 876 or 8256 2222 Czech violinists Iva Bittová and Hana Kotková are revered for different reasons - Bittová for her avant-garde spirit and spontaneous theatrics, Kotková for her supernatural sensitivity and precision. Now this exceptional 12

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Belgian organist Bernard Foccroulle and ground-breaking Australian video artist Lynette Wallworth have joined forces to create the remarkable new audiovisual work Darkness and Light. Taking its title from a piece by leading Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, Darkness and Light spans 350 years of organ music: from the baroque constructions of Bach and Buxtehude and Messiaen’s ecstatic celebration of God and nature, to the evocative sound pictures of Toshio Hosokawa, all performed by virtuoso Foccroulle on Sydney Town Hall’s magnificent

grand organ. Wallworth’s mesmerising projections accompany each composition, with visuals of Australian landscapes, including astronomical footage supplied by NASA. Masterpieces for the organ merge with a breathtaking visual world, for a mesmeric concert experience that brings sound and colour together, and new life to organ music. Image credit - Bernaded Dexters.

PIANO RECITAL JS BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER BOOK I AND II MARATHON Sunday 18 January 4pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $35-$65 Bookings: 1300 856 876 or 8256 2222 Bach made anew by a fearless explorer of classical music. Internationally renowned Belgian-born pianist, composer and conductor Alain Franco (Satie Vexations and Sacre: Rite of Spring) returns to the Sydney Festival with his most adventurous and audacious concert to date. In a marathon performance, Franco presents his curated program of the 48 preludes and fugues of Bach’s key-spanning The Well-Tempered Clavier. Reordering Bach’s chronology, Franco treats this masterpiece as

a short story, where forms and characters are removed from their rigid framework, allowing the pieces to interact in unexpected and intriguing ways - like characters on an exquisite and exhilarating musical journey. This is a rare opportunity to hear this masterpiece made anew. The duration of this classical music marathon is four hours and thirty minutes including interval.

pair go bow-to-bow to realise a rendering of Béla Bartók’s magnificent folk duos, pieces that explore the sounds of the composer’s native Hungary. Together with Liszt, they are regarded as Hungary’s greatest composers. Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, Bartók became one of the early founders of ethnomusicology, making him one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Drawing on traditional rural performance styles, Bittová and Kotková’s duets are raw, boisterous, guttural and lyrical - some screamed, others sublimely beautiful. these fearless players present an exhilarating In a celebration of European peasant music, evening of Bartók’s folk songs.

CHAMBER TRIO ARCOMELO BACH AND THE ITALIAN STYLE Wednesday 21 January 8pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $35-$55 Bookings: 1300 856 876 or 8256 2222 Originally written for his eldest son’s organ lessons, Bach’s trio sonatas regularly tempt non-keyboardists to their instruments too. Trio Arcomelo - Michele Benuzzi on harpsichord, Gianfranco Bortolato on

oboe and Claudia Lopez Gomez on violin - are the latest to treat six of them to expanded arrangements. With violin and oboe alternately sharing the spotlight, Trio Arcomelo brings its own clarity and flavour to these deft manoeuvres in harmony and counterpoint, while staying true to the unmistakable spirit of Bach. Trio Arcomelo promises an evening of timeless classics. This concert will be a highlight of the Festival for lovers of baroque; showcased by some of Italy’s finest early music specialists. The trio Arcomelo from Italy is presented by Sydney Festival and the Italian Cultural Institute.

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JAZZ MARIA SCHNEIDER, JEF NEVE AND THE JAZZGROVE MOTHERSHIP ORCHESTRA Thursday 22 January 8pm City Recital Hall, Angel Place Tickets: $50-$75 Bookings: 1300 856 876 or 8256 2222 Contemporary big band music doesn’t get any better than Australia’s Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra. In this concert Mothership joins forces with Grammy Award-winning American arranger and bandleader Maria Schneider and Belgian pianist and composer Jef Neve. The 17 orchestra members deliver a sound that combines jazz, rock and classical. Catching them live is like getting caught in an electrical storm! In this monumental musical event for the Sydney Festival, these exceptional artists bust out the fiercest and freshest in new ensemble music. Australia’s leading contemporary jazz orchestra, the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, established in 2003 has gained a reputation as one of the world’s most respected independent jazz orchestras. This massive gathering of jazz giants are in action at City Recital Hall. Image credit Alex-Vanhee.

JAZZ DICK AND CHRISTA HUGHES Thursday 15 January 7pm Friday 16 January 6pm Saturday 17, Sunday 18 January 6.30pm Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale Tickets: $35 Bookings: 1300 856 876 or 9351 7940 Legendary jazz pianist Dick Hughes (long time Fine Music 102.5 presenter) and his daughter Christa, blues-belting vaudeville vamp from Machine Gun Fellatio, share the stage to transport you back to the explosive jazz and blues scene of the 1920s and 30s. After three decades of playing together, the Hughes’ shows are only getting wilder and rowdier. This unconventional but highly compatible duo bring their boozy blend of blues and cabaret to the Sound Lounge in celebration of the city where their shows first began. The concert includes compositions by Bessie Smith, Memphis Slim and Jelly Roll Morton – three composers who feature on the duo’s recently released 21st Century Blues. Four nights only. Image credit - Ann Denton.

ORCHESTRAL SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA THE GODFATHER LIVE Thursday 29 January, Friday 30 January 7pm Sydney Opera House Tickets: $49-$129 Bookings: 8215 4600 “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse”, Don Corleone. Tradition, love and fear. Experience Francis Ford Coppola’s American crime masterpiece The Godfather live and in full, on the big screen with the surround sound of Nino Rota’s iconic score performed live by your Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Justin Freer. Oscar winning movie The Godfather chronicles the Corleone family under patriarch Vito (Marlon Brando) in the late 1940s and his son Michael’s (Al Pacino) rise from family outsider to ruthless mafia boss and head of the family. A powerfully explosive film, The Godfather has defined the gangster genre for decades. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings you the chance to see the Corleone family like you’ve never seen them before. (Classification: MA15+ - Strong Violence, Themes and coarse language).

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J S BACH: ORCHESTRAL SUITES Academy of Ancient Music Richard Eggar - Director and Harpsichord ABC Classics

✶✶✶✶✶ The Academy of Ancient Music, under the direction of Richard Eggar since ANIMALS IN MUSIC Various Orchestras and Pianists Naxos 8.578281-82 Double CD

✶✶✶✶ W C Fields was reputed to have once said: “Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad!” Well….all I can say is that he obviously never listened to this compilation from Naxos’ vast library of “animal” music. Naturally, on this album there’s the usual suspects like Vaughan Williams The Wasp Overture and The Lark Ascending, RimskyKorsakov’s Flight of the Bumble-bee, Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela, Delius’s On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet and, of course, Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals. But there are other lesser-known

PARTNERS Barbara Streisand in duets with Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli and others Sony Classical

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2006, is renowned as one of the world’s finest orchestras, thrilling audiences with its fresh, engaging performances of baroque and classical music which it has performed on every continent. This recording is special in that, as they did for the recording of the Brandenburg Concertos, the Orchestra used single players and a low pitch. Using one player per part creates a wonderful chamber music feel and allows the flexibility that is essential in Bach’s music. Articulation is always clear and well supported throughout and what the sound loses in texture it gains in delicacy and independence. As to style and character of the dances, Eggar says that in recent years there seems to be mounting competition to see who

and yet just as charming pieces that Naxos has discovered to titillate our ears, and broaden our knowledge. Most of them are performed on piano but some get the full orchestral treatment. I was surprised to hear that a piece Darius Milhaud composed originally for a Chaplin 1916 movie and called The Ox on the Roof is a well-known composition in its own right. Written when Milhaud lived in Rio de Janeiro, it has a distinct Latin-American rhythm. Other endearing pieces (played on the piano) come from Edvard Grieg’s Norwegian Folk Song collection, Messiaen’s discordant Catalogue of Birds and Little Sketches of Birds (he certainly liked his birds did Olivier) and Poulenc’s History of Babor, the Small Elephant. Even Vivaldi gets into the act

I think Frank Sinatra started this caper of singing with people who aren’t there. He’d sing in one studio and was eventually joined electronically with his duettist singing thousands of miles away. Others followed suit, Tony Bennett notably. And now Barbra Streisand has joined the club, although, to be fair this is her second attempt with the format, the first attempt (oddly enough titled “Duets”) being merely a trial run. Only joking! Actually, Ms Streisand has gone one better on both her albums. She’s actually singing with people who have passed away - there was Sinatra himself, Ray Charles, Barry Gibb, Judy Garland and, to a certain degree, Barry Manilow (only joking again) on the first album - and she repeats the dose on this CD

can play the Orchestral Suites faster and more metronomically - than the last ensemble. He says that he cannot agree with the trend. To do so would be to neglect the character of the dances themselves, particularly that of the Bourrée which should have a slightly mucky, farmer-like tread! Acquire the disc, enjoy its captivating attractiveness, agree with the rather fast Bourrées, wonder why the Badinerie - very often a show off piece - is contained at a rather sedate pace along with the Overture of Suite No.3, linger over the Air (on the G string). There are other well-known dances to savour too. It’s a must-have CD and you’ll salivate as you listen to the wonderful musical effects. - Emyr Evans

with his Flute Concerto The Goldfinch. All in all, a very listenable and enchanting Double CD. - Fulton Myer

with Barry Gibb and Elvis Presley. Unfazed, Streisand takes it all in her stride. Dead or alive, she always gets her man! It all makes for a very romantic and highly seductive CD. Streisand has a super-lyrical voice that can enchant even the most cynical of listeners. A little bit on the nasal side but it sells records. Also of note on this album is a duet she sings with her 47-year-old son, Jason Gould. But perhaps the pick of the bunch is It Had to be You the duet she sings with Michael Bublé where the initial slow tempo picks up some brass along the way and climaxes as a resoundingly swinging number. - Randolph Magri-Overend

CD Reviews

ENCANTO DEL MAR MEDITERRANEAN SONGS Placido Domingo (tenor/baritone) Sony Classical

✶✶✶ At the end of 2014, Placido Domingo celebrated the 47th anniversary of his

PIERNÉ: Piano Quintet in E minor VIERNE: String Quartet in D minor Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane, piano Hyperion CDA68036

✶✶✶✶ Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937) and Louis Vierne (1870-1937) both lived well into the 20th century, but remained essentially 19th century French composers. Both were pupils of Cesar Franck, as is obvious from their music. In common with other French composers of that era, the influence of Wagner is not difficult to discern. Both achieved great success as performers. Pierné was conductor of the Colonne Orchestra in Paris (his recorded legacy is large) and Vierne, who was virtually blind

PETER SCULTHORPE 1929-2014 A Retrospective Collection of Some Favourite Works Move. MD 3378


Vienna State Opera debut, his 46th with the Metropolitan Opera and his 45th with La Scala. He has conducted more than a combined 500 opera and symphonic performances and, just in opera alone, has sung approximately 145 roles in over 800 performances. So why should he come out with an album as disappointing as this one? Only he knows the answer, of course, but it seems to be a current trend for classical singers to try and develop a taste for the exotic! A challenge I suppose. Years ago, Dame Kiri te Kanawa hankered to sing some Gershwin songs, managed to attract Nelson Riddle to arrange them, and the CD bombed. I have just reviewed an album where Jonas Kaufmann crooned and warbled his way through some 1920s cabaret

songs and operetta arias. Fortunately, his contributions have been better received than Dame Kiri’s. And now we have Placido Domingo’s latest efforts where he sings in a voice of underpowered volume (no great explosion of sound here..except perhaps on one or two occasions) songs from a variety of countries that include Spain, Italy, Corsica, Israel and others. Some songs are recognisable (just) while others are new to my ears. The famous Neapolitan song Turna a Surriento is perceptible through the haze of flute, clarinet and other exotic instruments, as is Plaisir d’amour and Aranjuez. As for the others….in some cases I can’t even tell what language Domingo is singing in! - RMO

from birth, was appointed organist at Notre Dame at the age of 24 where he remained until his death. The first movement of the Pierné is perhaps not very interesting, but the second movement, based on a Basque dance known as the Zortzico, is most engaging. The final movement marked vivo e agitato works itself up into an orgy of almost Tristanesque intensity. The Vierne quartet (written when the composer was 24 but not published in full for many years) is probably superior musically. The themes have more character and the development of them is more thorough. The second movement is particularly enjoyable and the slow movement has genuine feeling. The music flows more naturally than does that of Pierné. Both performances are highly

accomplished and tonally pleasing and this disc should be of interest to anyone wanting to explore the byways of French music. - Richard Gate

We mourned the passing of Peter Sculthorpe in 2014 and many of us wanted to celebrate the huge contribution that this great Australian musician has made to the culture of the country. As is the custom when great musicians die, we have enormous difficulty in choosing music to reflect attractiveness and diversity of the repertoire. In a nutshell how can any of his works not be considered for a CD such as this? So there’s a wide range of styles from different periods of Sculthorpe’s life, varying moods reflecting his strong affinity with the landscapes of the outback. Songs of Sea and Sky, a work for flute and piano was inspired by a traditional dance song from Saibai, an island in Torres Strait. It’s a work collected by Jeremy Beckett in 1961 and concerns itself with sea voyages,

flights of birds and changes in sea and sky. Kakadu, a work for guitar in four movements and premiered by Australian John Williams, along with Sculthorpe’s guitar concerto, has been widely acclaimed as an important contribution to the guitar repertoire. Also included are Wagogo, featuring throat singing - where the singer manipulates the resonances and Dream Tracks - again influenced by Kakadu National Park, a favoured source of Sculthorpe’s inspiration. In addition, the CD includes works for string ensembles, Little Suite for Strings, String Quartet no.9 and Night Song, all delightful. A strong flavour of the extent of the style and range of Sculthorpe’s music is readily available in this recording. - EE January 2015

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I was so impressed by vocalist Stacey Kent’s latest album, her tribute to Brazilian music called The Changing Lights, I began searching for the earlier releases of this American but UK-based vocalist, being lucky enough to come across this exceptional 1999 tribute to Fred Astaire, Hollywood’s greatest song and dance man. Astaire has been honoured on disc before, most notably by Mel Torme in 1956 on his second and one of his best sessions with arranger Marty Paich. As Astaire introduced and help make popular more standards than any other artist, any tribute would have to include some of the

THE MELODY LINGERS ON Houston Person HighNote HCD7269


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cream from The Great American Songbook by the Gershwins (George and Ira), Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern. Relaxed sums up this session - an intimate, melodic conversation between Kent and the listener in the tradition of Astaire especially when she is accompanied by David Newton’s piano on an elegant They Can’t Take That Away From Me. Newton was her accompanist for 10 years and their empathy shows. As is always the case her accompanists include the Stan Getz tenor saxophone stylings of her husband Jim Tomlinson who switches to clarinet on One For My Baby (And One More For The Road), the sound of the instrument’s middle register adding the right atmospheric touch of melancholy to what Frank Sinatra called the greatest of all saloon songs. His tenor, always a pleasure to the ear, is shown to advantage on Isn’t It A Lovely Day and They All Laughed. Add

Colin Oxley’s excellent guitar work and the result a lightly swinging S’Wonderful. And so is this album.

“The true goal of music is melody!” Never a truer word was spoken especially this quote by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, a leading theorist and commentator on music in the 18th century, taken from the liner notes of Houston Person’s latest album. It not only sums up the way I feel about music but also what I consider to be the tenor saxophonist’s best release on the HighNote label. One of my listening pleasures is relaxing to the distinctive sound of Person’s burnished drawl; I use his version of the ballad If It’s The Last Thing I Do as my theme on After Hours (10pm Saturdays). This is a stellar session in every sense of the word. Person is joined by long-time companions bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Lewis Nash but adding spice to the group are the cool sophistication of Steve

Nelson’s vibraphone and LaFayette Harris’ piano. The music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart dominates The Great American Songbook and there are three examples here: the ballad My Funny Valentine is reborn as a joyful, swinging romp; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered is dominated by Nelson’s vibes as he first states the verse unaccompanied before being joined by the rhythm section to explore its sophisticated harmonies; and on You’re Nearer, Person embroiders the melody complemented by superb solos from Nelson and Harris. However, the outstanding track is Try A Little Tenderness which typifies Person’s bluesy approach to a ballad - Harris’ eight bar solo is sublime. Albums like this are few and far between, so don’t miss it!

playing together on a program of standards, tasteful and swinging. The jazz interpretation of Bizet’s Carmen is probably the weakest of the four albums although it is clever, the musicianship skilful and laced with humour. Highlights include Kessel’s consistently fine guitar work, Ray Linn’s authoritative trumpet and Andre Previn’s crisp piano. The best track: The Gypsy’s Hip (based on the opera’s Gypsy Dance) where both Kessel and alto saxophonist Herb Geller stretch out in exciting fashion. The most interesting of the four is the then contemporary or West Coast jazz treatment of songs featured in the movie “Some Like It Hot” set in the 1920s. The addition of an extra guitar to an already cohesive rhythm section sets the scene for some relaxed blowing by trumpeter Joe Gordon and alto saxophonist great Art

Pepper who not only proves a hairy-chested tenor player but blows warmly on clarinet. A delightful touch is added to Sweet Sue where Kessel plays unamplified guitar while Manne wails on a suitcase. This is happy jazz.


Hank Jones

One of the joys of my discussions with Big J in my Hunter Valley hideaway is that there are no arguments, maybe the occasional snort but that ends when I fill his bowl with red wine, his eyes lighting up with piggy delight. Such was the occasion this morning when sitting against the wall, my ragged T-shirt stained red and my shorts crying out for a wash - I can imagine the screams of “slovenly” from The Voice - I was reminiscing about the summer days of my misspent youth when the pre-dawn cries of birds heralded my arrival home. Ah those buxom farm girls, a mixture of scent, Johnson’s baby powder and passion. Was it worth it? That’s something I often contemplated as I rested my head on a typewriter in the wee small hours of a Sunday morning vainly seeking inspiration as I stumbled through a fog of tiredness vainly seeking the words to describe an innings of authority I had never seen. A century always looked imposing in any cricket score sheet which I always attempted to type before I left the newspaper office for the local dance. With fatigue quickly draining my limited pools of inspiration, my ears caught the sound of a piano swinging joyfully on a Sydney radio station. I increased the volume as the ensemble stated the theme of Blues From Neither Coast written by Manny Albam, one of the top jazz arrangers of the 1950s and 1960s. It came from a 1957 New York session, the album released on the old Coral label as The Jazz Greats Of Our Time, Volume One. Albam would later supervise a second session with important jazz musicians from the West Coast. The tentet more than lived up to its title Art Farmer, Nick Travis and Bob Brookmeyer

formed the brass; the reeds were Al (Cohn) and Zoot (Sims), Phil Woods and Gerry Mulligan with the dean of bass players Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson and the pianist, Hank Jones, providing the foundation. Jones, Hinton, Johnson and guitarist Barry Galbraith were known as the “New York rhythm section”. They were used on countless jazz recording dates because they could adapt to the sounds of many different artists. The Jazz Greats recordings remain a distant but enjoyable memory through the soloing of Zoot and Jones, especially the latter who if I recall correctly was described by critic Leonard Feather as a “modern day Teddy Wilson”. The beauty in Jones’ playing was his ability to blend the best parts of his early influences, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Bud Powell and Wilson into his own unique sensitive style with its graceful lyricism, exquisite touch and gentle authority. His solos were full of grace, logic and beauty giving the impression that he was almost singing into the piano. It was his sensitivity that made him an ideal accompanist to singers, especially Ella Fitzgerald with whom he worked for five years from the late 1940s into the 1950s. He was hired by Ella in 1947 when she was beginning to mature as an artist. In matching her speed of thought and vocal elasticity he became the quintessential accompanist through his spontaneous shading, colouration and enhancement of the music around him. In the mid-1940s the New York jazz scene was centred on 52nd Street, the legendary “Street which never slept”, where jazz of every era and persuasion was played in the clubs, many side by side or opposite one another. The

musicians would go from one club to another and play all night long. This is where Jones first began playing with alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, the tragic genius of modern jazz. He would later say in an interview in Down Beat magazine: “I learned an awful lot playing with Charlie Parker. Every time I played with him it was like a 40-year course in harmony, in melody, in harmonisation, in counterpoint, everything. The man was a genius. “It’s just like listening to Art Tatum. I used to hear him live. It didn’t matter where he was playing. After he got off from work he would always go to an after-hours club and play until daylight the next day. I used to sit in the middle of these sessions. A 40-year course in everything: harmony, counterpoint, improvisation, taste! How can you teach taste? You don’t. You just acquire it. You listen and you have it.” (I smirk on reading these words, repeating them to Big J who nods sagely as I again fill his bowl with red wine. Such an intelligent pig!) The eldest of three of the most revered brothers in jazz, Hank was content to keep a low profile compared to his younger siblings Thad and Elvin. The former not only played trumpet but was an innovative composer and arranger with Count Basie and later with the orchestra he co-led with drummer Mel Lewis and then in Europe. The latter singlehandedly revolutionised modern percussive techniques. They say life begins at 40. With Hank it was 60 when he was thrust into the limelight as a leader after spending 17 years on the staff at CBS Studios. Riding the wave of renewed interest in the jazz piano he went from perpetual sideman to popular headliner working and recording under his own name. In the late 1970s he not only played unaccompanied but also in duets with Tommy Flanagan, another pianist of subtlety and understatement. He recorded prolifically especially for Japanese labels with a variety of groups including several under the banner of The Great Trio. It has been estimated that he appeared on a thousand albums, recording one of his best when he was 89 with Roberta Gambarini, the most significant and, to these ears, the best of the post Dianna Krall vocalists. He was still working up until a month before his death at the age of 91 on May 16, 2010. Did you know it was Jones who accompanied Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she sang Happy Birthday to the United States President John Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York? After such trivia it’s time for another drink…. - Patrick D Maguire January 2015

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CANBERRA GUITARIST TAKES NATIONAL HONOURS Australian National University student, Stephanie Jones has followed in the footsteps of her good friend Andrey Lebedev in winning the esteemed National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award. In 2012 Lebedev, also a product of the ANU, became the first classical guitarist to win the prize and the pair has much in common - including their mentors - the renowned guitarists Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang, a member of Kain’s Guitar Trek ensemble [see page 5 feature]. Jones no doubt would be delighted to follow Lebedev’s career trajectory which continues to flourish at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he’s so impressed the celebrated Julian Bream that he has been chosen to perform new commissions by Brouwer and Birtwistle. Stephanie says she will also look to Europe to boost her growth as a musician, “I am planning on studying in Germany next year, doing a few years overseas and attending

all the European festivals and competitions. It will be an inspiring new environment, helping me develop further as a musician.” The Fine Music win has already helped Stephanie gain exposure through the country with her performances airing on the Music Broadcasting Network of stations. Hailing from Western Australia, and just 19 years old, Stephanie also plays saxophone and flute. She has won over 40 awards at WA eisteddfods and, after gaining a spot in the top 16 to compete for the Adelaide International Guitar competition in 2010, she got within a whisker of the title two years later, coming in second… to Andrey Lebedev. The national final, where oboist Ennes Mehmedbasic represented Fine Music 102.5, was held in Adelaide at 5MBS-FM. Stephanie won the title for ACT in the final as the representative of ArtSound FM 92.7. - Lizzie Herbert

And the cycle continues… Not long after the national final was over, entries for the 2015 Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award closed. This year the competition has attracted 50 entrants with 12 classical singers, 12 pianists, eight violinists, five


cellists, three apiece for clarinet and flute, two violists and a sole organist and trombonist. Here are just of a few of the 50 fresh faces who entered for 2015 honours...

Wednesdays 1pm 7, 14 - National YVA final 21 - North Sydney Youth Orchestra 28 - The Alumni

Simon Watts - saxophone

Gemma Lee - violin

Chloe Chung - flute

Jessica Harper - soprano

Joelene Griffith – coloratura soprano

Justin Julian - viola

Christopher Nazarian - bass baritone

Robbin Reza - piano

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DIGI KNOW? If you are among the 63% of Australians who have access to DAB+ Digital Radio, from 1 January 2015 you will have the option to tune in to a whole different set of classical and jazz programs from 9am each day. Will Fine Music be broadcasting the same programs on both FM and Digital at the same time? Fine Music aims to deliver a wider range of options to the listener. Our volunteer programmers now have the ability to create more choices across two stations. So for example if Jazz at 12 noon on FM isn’t your preference, you’ll be able to tune in to Digital and hear classical. And vice versa, if you’re a Jazz fan you’ll find be able to hear programs such as Kevin Jones’ After Hours over on the Digital. Will there be different programming on Digital during the breakfast program too? Our regular Breakfast program will be heard from 6am-9am each day on both channels. What will be the main program differences? During the weekday Drive timeslot (4pm-7pm) you will have the option of listening to longer music pieces when Diversions in Fine Music

and Morning Concert are repeated. This will suit listeners who for example can’t catch these popular programs in the morning and offers an alternative to the faster paced FM Drive program. Opera fans will also get a second chance to hear some of the world’s greatest and legendary recordings every Saturday at 2pm. And, each day at 9am Maureen Meers brings to Digital her charming program In a Sentimental Mood and, you’ll now find Kevin Jones’ After Hours program has moved to Digital and can be heard each Saturday at 10pm. Followers of Ultima Thule (ambient music) will now also find the program on Digital at 10.30pm on Sundays.

How do I find Fine Music on my Digital radio? Simply enter the letters, Fine Mus and you’ll find us. What if I’m listening online? Nothing will change, you will still be listening to a stream of our FM broadcast. In time we hope to be able to offer a broadcast of this second stream to online listeners. For information on the Digital programming, see below grid, and more detailed information will be available on To find out more about DAB+ Digital radio

January Fine Music Digital Schedule Time 00:00 06:00 09:00 10:00

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Weekdays General classical Fine Music Breakfast In a Sentimental Mood Mon: Tue: Wed: Thur: Fri:

Baroque Romantic 20th Century With the Orchestra Chamber

Saturday General classical Saturday Morning Music In a Sentimental Mood Small Forces

Sunday General classical Sunday Morning Music In a Sentimental Mood

General classical The Classical Era

General Classical

Magic of Stage and Screen Opera

Jazz Diversions in Fine Music Repeat of Diversions in Fine Music Repeat of Morning Concerts

General Classical General classical Jazz Repeat of Sunday Night Concert Repeat of Sunday Special

Repeat of After Hours Jazz General classical

After Hours Jazz

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PROGRAM GUIDE FINE MUSIC 102.5 - FM 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30

Weekdays Monday & holidays All Through the Night Fine Music Breakfast

Tue-Fri Contemporary Collective Till Dawn

Diversions in Fine Music

Saturday All Through the Night

Sunday All Through the Night

Saturday Morning Music What’s On in Music

Sunday Morning Music Music for Small Forces

General classical

Morning Concert

The Classical Era

Band Jazz

Jazz Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri


Wed Young Virtuosi In Conversation

General classical

General classical

Asian/ General classical Nostalgia/ General classical

World Music Sunday Special

General classical

General classical Hosanna

Society Spot

General classical Sunday Night Concert

Fine Music Drive


Musicals/ Operetta

Mon: Blues

General classical

Tue: Recent Releases

Chamber Soirée

Wed: Opera Thur: Live and Local

22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 24:00

Fri: The Romantic Century Mon: The Australian Jazz Scene Tue: Into the 20th Century Wed: Opera/General classical

Saturday Night at Home

New Horizons

Thur: Orchestral Fri:

Baroque and Before


Each Wednesday evening at 8pm, Michael Tesoriero has presented listeners with a full broadcast of operas including Legendary Met Performances. And now, he will include in the schedule operas that complement upcoming live events. “Many of our listeners are avid opera-goers and so we hope they’ll enjoy our programming which, from this month onwards, means they can look forward to broadcasts of operas that are chosen to match Opera Australia’s 2015 Sydney performances,” said Tesoriero. Broadcast on the second and third 20

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Wednesdays of the month, the new series begins with La Bohème and the Magic Flute.

La Bohème - 14 January, Magic Flute - 21 January, Tosca - 11 February, Madama Butterfly - 18 February, Faust - 11 March, Aida - 18 March, Turandot - 8 April, La Traviata - 15 April, Don Carlo - 13 May and The Marriage of Figaro - 20 May.

Nicole Car as Mimi in Opera Australia’s La Bohème

JANUARY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS LIVE AND LOCAL: OMEGA ENSEMBLE AND CHANTARELLE QUARTET Thursday 1 January 8pm-10pm In an April 2014 program recorded in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, the Omega Ensemble plays Mozart’s Clarinet quintet in A, K581 (1789), followed by the third movement of Weber’s Clarinet concerto no 1 in F minor (1811). Established in 2005, the Omega Ensemble is an impressive group of Australian musicians presenting an ever varied program of chamber music to its Sydney and NSW regional audiences. The Chantarelle String Quartet draws its members from the string sections of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with violinists, Fiona and Leonie Ziegler, Jane Hazelwood on viola and Kristie Conrau, cello. The second part of this program, recorded in August 2014, includes string quartets by Haydn and Mozart and Dvorák’s short piece, Cypresses. EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRA – FROM THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM Thursday 1 January 10pm to midnight Founded in 1920, when Edward Elgar conducted a program of his own music for its opening concert, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has long held an esteemed place in British musical life. Its celebrated chief conductors have included Adrian Boult (1924-30 and 1959-60), Louis Fremaux (1968-78) and Simon Rattle (1980-98). Since 2008 Andris Nelsons has been the chief conductor. This program includes Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No 1 in G min, Stephen Hough piano and Lawrence Foster, conductor, and Mahler’s mighty Symphony No 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection,’ conducted by Simon Rattle, with soloists including Arleen Auger, soprano and Janet Baker, mezzo soprano. THE ROMANTIC CENTURY - REMARKABLE AUSTRALIAN PERFORMERS Friday 2 January 8pm-10pm The Australian performances in this program of romantic classics include Ewa Kupiec playing Chopin’s Piano concerto no 1 in E minor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Seaman; Charles Mackerras conducting the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony no 5 in B flat, and a performance by the Australia Ensemble of Brahms’ Clarinet quintet in B minor, Op 115. Ewa Kupiec, born in 1964, is a Polish pianist and piano teacher, who specialises in the works of Chopin and other Polish composers as well as contemporary piano works. She has performed with major orchestras in Europe and the United

Chamber Orchestra and Dvorak’s Piano Trio no 4 in E minor, the Dumky Trio. The program also includes Beethoven’s Sonata No 1 in F, op5 no 1, accompanied by his close friend, pianist Emanuel Ax, with whom he has made many recordings.

Yo-Yo Ma. Photo - Stephen Danelian

States and made numerous recordings including the piano concertos of Chopin in 2012. BAROQUE AND BEFORE – AUSTRALAN BAROQUE ENEMBLES AND SOLOISTS Friday 2 January 10pm to midnight The previous program is complemented by Australian performances of baroque music by early music specialists including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, conducted by Paul Dyer, the Orchestra of the Antipodes conducted by Anthony Walker and solo trumpet players with the Australian Baroque Brass and the Sydney Consort. Apart from the pleasures of the music, this program is a fine demonstration of the riches of early and baroque music performers now available in Australia. ARTIST OF CHOICE – YO-YO MA Tuesday 6 January 9-10.30am Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris in 1955, the French born son of Chinese parents who moved to New York when he was five years old. A child prodigy, with a mother who was a singer and a father who was a violinist and professor of music in Nanjing, China, he had a musical upbringing from a very young age. He gave his first cello recital at the age of six, and graduated from the Juilliard School and Harvard University. Yo-Yo Ma has had an extraordinary career as both a soloist and a recording artist covering the classical repertoire and an eclectic range of folk music and jazz primarily from North and South America and China. He has received countless awards including 15 Grammy awards and an honorary doctorate from Harvard. Yo-Yo Ma’s primary instrument is a 1737 Montagnano cello. His rich and smooth tone and virtuosic playing is distinctive and immediately recognisable and amply demonstrated in his performances of Haydn’s Cello Concerto no 2 in D, with the English

MORNING CONCERT – SUMMMER Thursday 22 January 10.30am to midday Celebrating summer in delicious music by four European composers, major works in this morning’s concert include Rodrigo’s Summer Concerto, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jose Serebrier with solo violin Michael Guttman; Les nuits d’ete by Hector Berlioz, played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez, with admired Australian mezzo soprano, Yvonne Minton and Stuart Burrows, tenor; and Summer Evening by Zoltan Kodaly, played by Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Antal Dorati. The summer theme sets the tone for the coming Australia Day holiday on 26 January and the ending of the summer holidays. NOT TO BE MISSED VESPERS OF 1610 Saturday 3 January 3.30pm-5.30pm FOCUS ON SHOSTAKOVICH Tuesday 6 January 1pm-2.30pm THE BOHEMIANS Friday 9 January 2pm-4pm THE ENGLISH AND THE SEA Friday 16 January 2pm-4pm SUNDAY SPECIAL – THE GREAT ORCHESTRATORS – EARLY YEARS including Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War Sunday 18 January 2pm-4pm THE BEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS IN THE WORLD Thursday 29 January 10pm to midnight OPERAS Wednesday 7 January 8pm- 10.30pm Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers (Prague Philharmonic Choir and I Soloisti Veneti, with Marilyn Horne and Kathleen Battle) Wednesday 14 January 8pm-10.30pm Puccini: La Boheme (La Scala, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Angela Gheorgiu, Roberto Alagna and Simon Keenlyside) Wednesday 21 January 8pm-11pm Mozart: The Magic Flute (Bavaria State Opera and Chorus, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch, cast including Peter Schreier, Walter Berry, Edda Moser and Kurt Moll) Wednesday 28 January 8pm-11.30pm Handel: Rinaldo (Opera in Concert and Aradia Ensemble) January 2015

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Ysaÿe, E. Paganini variations for string quartet (arr. Jacques Ysaÿe). Kryptos Quartet. Klara KTC 4034 10

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

Bach, J.S. Chaconne from Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (1720; arr. Busoni). Mikhail Pletnev, pf. DG 471 157-2 14

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Khachaturian, A. Dance (1926). Murray McLachlan, pf. Olympia OCD 423 Trio (1932). Eimer Trio. Dynamic CDS60

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Symphony no 2, The bell, mvt 4 (1943). Royal Scottish O/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 8945 14

Sculthorpe, P. Little suite for strings (arr. Nelson). Melbourne Mandolin O/Slava Iourgaev. Move MCD 410

Suite from Gayaneh (1942/52/57).



Suite no 3 from Spartacus (1943).


Verdi, G. Overture to Nabucco (1842). BBC PO/Edward Downes. Chandos CHAN 9510 8

Armenian PO/Loris Tjeknavorian (2 above) ASV DCA 773 Sonata-fantasy (1976). Howard Penny, vc. Tall Poppies TP103


10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Delibes, L. Suite from Sylvia (1876). New Philharmonia O/Charles Mackerras. EMI CDZ 7 62515 2


Finzi, G. Nocturne, New Year music (1928/40s). Bournemouth SO/David Hill. Naxos 8.570417


Il tramonto (1845); L’esule (1839). Dennis O’Neill, ten; Ingrid Surgenor, pf. Naxos 8.557778


Prendi, quest’è l’immagine, from La traviata (1852-53). Anna Netrebko, sop; Diane Pilcher, mezz; Rolando Villazón, ten; Thomas Hampson, bar; Luigi Roni, bass; Vienna PO/ Carlo Rizzi. DG 477 5953 5 14:30 SEVEN EIGHT AND NINE Prepared by Denis Patterson Hummel, J. Octet-partita in E flat (1803). Albion Ensemble. Helios CDH55037 14

Parry, H. Symphony no 2 in F, Cambridge. Royal Scottish NO/Andrew Penny. Naxos 8.553469 36

Koechlin, C. Septet, op 165 (1937). O Città Aperta Wind Ensemble/Filippo Farinelli. Brilliant Classics 9266 18

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

Danzi, F. Septet in E, op 15 (pub. 1803). Consortium Classicum. Orfeo C 674 081 A

Gershwin, G. Gershwin in Hollywood (arr. Robert Russell Bennett). New Zealand SO/ James Judd. Naxos 8.559107 10 fineMusic 102.5

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Stanford, C. Villiers Serenade (Nonet) in F, op 95 (1905). Capricorn. Hyperion CDA66291 29 16:00 FINE MUSIC HOLIDAY including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Debbie Scholem

20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Part 1: Omega Ensemble Recorded by Roger Doyle for FINE MUSIC at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House on 27 April 2014 Mozart, W. Clarinet quintet in A, K581 (1789). 31 Weber, C.M. Clarinet concerto no 1 in F minor, op 73, mvt 3 (1811).


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Liszt, F. Piano concerto no 2 in A (1839/49-61). Leslie Howard, pf; Budapest SO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher. Hyperion CDS44597 21

13:00 ARRANGED MISCELLANY Prepared by Stephen Wilson


Paisiello, G. Il mio ben quando verrà, from Arie antiche (arr. Parisotti). Cecilia Bartoli, sop; György Fischer, pf. Decca 436 267-2 7

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

Part 2: Mozart Society presents the Chantarelle Quartet Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC at the Gillian Moore Performing Arts Centre on 1 August 2014 Haydn, J. String quartet in B flat, Hob.III:78, Sunrise (1795). 24 Dvorák, A. Cypresses (1887).


Mozart, W. String quartet no 20 in D, K499, Hoffmeister (1786). 25 Chantarelle Quartet (all above) 22:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA From the City of Birmingham Prepared by Chris Blower Beethoven, L. Overture to The creatures of Prometheus, op 43 (1800-01). Walter Weller, cond. 5 Chandos CHAN 7028 Mendelssohn, F. Piano concerto no 1 in G minor, op 25 (1831). Stephen Hough, pf; Lawrence Foster, cond. Hyperion CDA66969 19 Mahler, G. Symphony no 2 in C minor, Resurrection (1884-96). Arleen Augér, sop; Janet Baker, mezz; City of Birmingham Ch; Simon Rattle, cond. EMI CDS 7 47962-8 1:26 City of Birmingham SO (all above)

Friday 2 January 12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell Accessible in-the-hammock jazz to ease you into the weekend 13:00 THE DELIGHT OF PIANO TRIOS Prepared by Ron Walledge Mendelssohn, F. Trio no 2 in C minor, op 66 (1845). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SMK 64519 28 Lalo, E. Trio no 2 in B minor (1852). Barbican Piano Trio. ASV DCA 899 27


14:00 ADRIANO ON THE PODIUM Prepared by Stephen Wilson

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

Respighi, O. Symphonic variations (1900). Ferdinand Klinda, org. Naxos 8.557820 12

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber Prepared by Jan Brown

Ibert, J. Suite from Macbeth (1948). Marco Polo 8.223287

Beethoven, L. 14 Variations in E flat, op 44 (1803). Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf. Sony SM2K 64510 14 Sextet, op 81b (c1795). L’Archibudelli. Sony SK 48076


Pilati, M. Concerto for orchestra in C (193132). Tomás Nemec, pf. Naxos 8.570873 26 Slovak RSO (3 above)


Boccherini, L. Quintet no 3 in B flat (1798). Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Philips 438 769-2 23 Hummel, J. Quintet, op 87 (c1802). The Music Collection. Chandos CHAN 0800 25 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Angela Bell Rabaud, H. Divertissment on Russian songs, op 2 (1899). Loire PO/Pierre Dervaux. EMI CDM 7 63951 2 13 Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 27 in B flat, K595 (1791). Maria Joäo Pires, pf; O Mozart/ Claudio Abbado. DG 479 0075 29 Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 1 in G minor, op 13, Winter dreams (1866). Russian Federation State SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov. Emergo Classics EC 3629-2 41

Strong, G. Le roi Arthur, symphonic poem (1916). Moscow SO. Naxos 8.559048 41 Adriano, cond (all above) 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Brendan Walsh 19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron Focus on the current Sydney jazz scene mixed with a range of international jazz stars and a weekly a cappella item 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Remarkable Australian performances Prepared by Robert Small Chopin, F. Piano concerto no 1 in E minor, op 11 (1830). Ewa Kupiec, pf; Melbourne SO/ Christopher Seaman. ABC 476 4836 39

Paul Dyer, ABO. Photo - Toby Burrows Schubert, F. Symphony no 5 in B flat, D485 (1816). Australian CO/Charles Mackerras. Omega OCD 1005 30 Brahms, J. Clarinet quintet in B minor, op 115 (1891). Australia Ensemble. Tall Poppies TP131 38 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Australian baroque ensembles and soloists Prepared by Robert Small Philidor, P. Suite five in D (1717). Ensemble Battistin. ABC 476 618-1 19 Vivaldi, A. Nisi Dominus, RV608. Andreas Scholl, ct; Australian Brandenburg O/Paul Dyer. ABC 466 964-2 23 Bach, J.S. Brandenburg concerto no 1 in F, BWV1046 (1720). O of the Antipodes/Antony Walker. ABC 476 1923 19 Couperin, F. Thirteenth order in B minor (pub. 1722). Rosalind Halton, hpd. ABC 454 502-2 19 Handel, G. Excerpts from Rinaldo, HWV7 (1710-11). Graham Pushee, ct; Australian Brandenburg O/Paul Dyer. ABC 446 272-2 24 Biber, H. Sonata no 1 in C. John Foster, tpt; Yoram Levy, tpt; Matthew Manchester, tpt; Samantha Robinson, tpt; Australian Baroque Brass; Sydney Consort. 3 Tubicium Records TR61903

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Saturday 3 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Stephen Wilson 9:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech Bizet, G. Je crois entendre encore, from The pearl fishers (1863). Alan Vanzo, ten; National Opera of Paris TO/Georges Prêtre. EMI CDC 7 54016 2 3 Handel, G. Dall’ondoso periglio; Aure, deh per pietà, from Julius Caesar (1724). Dietrich FischerDieskau, bar; Munich Bach O/Karl Richter. DG 449 551-2 9 Wagner, R. Freudig begrüssen wir, from Tannhäuser (1845). Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Slovak RSO/Johannes Wildner. Naxos 8.550507 6 Offenbach, J. Amours divins, from La belle Hélène (1864). Frederica von Stade, mezz; Scottish CO/ Antonio de Almeida. RCA 09026 68116 2 4 9:30 VALE RAFAEL FRÜHBECK de BURGOS 1933-2014 Prepared by Sheila Catzel Albéniz, I. Rapsodia española, op 70 (1911; arr. C. Halffter). Alicia de Larrocha, pf; London PO. Decca 433 905-2 18 Brahms, J. Lullaby, op 49 no 4 (1868). Victoria de los Angeles, sop; Sinfonia of London. EMI CDM 1 66425 2 2 Palomo, L. Dance of Marialuna. Pepe Romero, gui, Seville RSO. Naxos 8.557135


Ravel, M. Piano concerto in D for the left hand (1931). Louis Lortie, pf. Chandos CHAN 8773 19 Bizet, G. Suite from L’arlésienne no 1 (1872). IMP PCD 905 17 Debussy, C. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894). Paul Edmund-Davies, fl. IMP PCD 915 11 London SO (3 above) Spohr, L. Clarinet concerto no 2 in E flat, op 57 (1810). Karl Leister, cl; Stuttgart RSO. Orfeo C 088 201 A 25 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, cond (all above) 11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher Monti, V. Czardas. Owen Farr, hn; Buy As You View Band/Robert Childs. Doyen DOY 185 4 Coates, T. Little tycoon march. Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee. AMP Vol 24 4 24

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Foster, S. Jeanie with the light brown hair. Buy As You View Band/Robert Childs. Doyen DOY 215 3 Purcell, H. Intrada; Rondo; Dido’s lament; Tuba tune; Trumpet tune; Bell interlude (transc. Mills). Canadian Brass. RCA RCD 14574 10 Trad. Men of Harlech (arr. Wood). Cory Band/ Robert Childs. Doyen DOY 264 3 12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas 13:00 CHINESE MOSAIC + POSTCARDS FROM SHANGHAI Prepared by Paolo Hooke An exploration of the best of Chinese classical, traditional and film music, incorporating material specially provided by Shanghai Radio 14:00 IN PAGANINI MOOD Prepared by Francis Frank Paganini, N. Caprice no 24 in A minor (180107; arr. Szymanowski 1918, op 40). Detlef Hahn, vn; Mark Fielding, pf. ASV QS 6215 5 Bravura variations on Dal tuo stellato soglio, from Rossini’s Moses, op 24 (1818-19; arr. Karr). Gary Karr, db; Berlin RSO/Uros Lajovic. LP Schwann VMS 2063 9

20:00 LESS FAMILIAR CELLO CONCERTOS Prepared by Chris Blower Bliss, A. Cello concerto (1970). Ulster O/ Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 10221 X 26 Dvorák, A. Rondo in G minor, op 94 (1891). Linn Hendry, pf. Chandos CHAN 6552 7 Raphael Wallfisch, vc (2 above) Filtz, A. Cello concerto in G. Camerata Bern/ Thomas Füri. Archiv 2723 068 21 21:00 AUSTRIAN ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Joachim, J. Overture to Demetrius (arr. Brahms). Silke-Thora Matthies, pf; Christian Köhn, pf. Naxos 8.555849 16 Mozart, W. Overture to The magic flute, K620 (1791; arr. Kenyon). Rolls Royce Coventry Brass Band. Soho CD051 7 Schubert, F. Six German dances, D820 (1824; arr. Webern). American SO/Leon Botstein. 7 Koch 3-7307-2

Quartet no 1 (c1815). Paganini String Quartet. Dynamic CDS 134 19

Pärt, A. Pari intervallo (1976; arr. E. Bennett). Marshall McGuire, hp. 6 ABC 456 696-2

Viola sonata. Hartmut Lindemann, va; Günther Herzfeld, pf. Tacet 21 13

Kreisler, F. Liebesfreud (c1910; arr. Rachmaninov). Sergei Rachmaninov; pf roll. 7 Telarc 80489

Violin concerto no 5 in A minor (1830; arr. Mompellio). Franco Gulli, vn; O dell’Angelicum/Luciano Rosada. Il Canale DC-U30

Mozart, W. Schon lacht derholde Frühling, K580 (1789; arr. Smith). Christiane Eda-Pierre, sop; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Colin Davis. 8 Philips 464 880-2


15:30 VESPERS OF 1610 Monteverdi, C. Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610). Emanuela Galli, sop; Adriana Fernandez, sop; Martin Oro, ct; Fabian Schofrin, ct; Mario Cecchetti, ten; Rodrigo del Pozo, ten; Francesco Garrigosa, ten; Furio Zanasi, bar; Daniele Carnovich, bass; Ivan Garcia, bass; Antonio II Verso; Coro Madrigalia; Ensemble Elyma; Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse/Gabriel Garrido. K617 K617220/2 1:56 17:30 CHAMBER INTERLUDE Haydn, J. String quartet in C, Hob.III:77, Emperor (1797). Takács Quartet. Decca 476 280-2


18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Folk Federation of NSW 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Pat Hopper Waxman, F. Soundtrack, from Rebecca. Royal Scottish NO/Joel McNeery. Vares Sarabande 54

22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Angela Bell Monn, M. Cello concerto in G minor. Jacqueline du Pré, vc; English CO/Daniel Barenboim. EMI CMS 7 63283 2


Wolf-Ferrari, E. Concertino in A flat, op 34 (1947). Diego Dini Ciacci, cora; Padua & Veneto O/Zsolt Hamar. cpo 777 157-2 26 Grieg, E. Old Norwegian melody with variations, op 51 (1890/1900-03). Bergen PO/ Ole Kristian Ruud. BIS CD-1740/42 24 Juon, P. Sextet in C minor, op 22 (1902). Thomas Grossenbacher, vc; Oliver Triendl, pf; Carmina Quartet. cpo 777 507-2 38

Sunday 4 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Terry McMullen 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Stephen Wilson Berwald, F. Piano trio in C (1853). Susan Tomes, pf; Gaudier Ensemble. Hyperion CDA66835

13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide Showcases diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional and modern, featuring musicians from all corners of the globe, including Australia 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL January birthdays Prepared by George Segal


Paganini, N. Quartet no 1 (c1815). Paganini String Quartet. Dynamic CDS 134 19 Danzi, F. Wind quintet in G, op 67 no 1 (1824). Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. BIS CD-532 17

Balakirev, M. Islamey: oriental fantasy, op 19 no 6 (1869/1902). Michael Lewin, pf. Centaur CRC 2134 9 Pergolesi, G. Salve Regina in C minor (1736). Emma Kirkby, sop; Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood. L’Oiseau-Lyre 425 692-2 14 Bruch, M. Kol nidrei, op 47 (1881). János Starker, vc; London SO/Antal Dorati. Mercury 432 001-2

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

Poulenc, F. Chansons françaises, op 130 (194546). King’s Singers. Signum SIGCD150 11

Rossini, G. Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! from The Italian girl in Algiers (1816). Teresa Berganza, mezz; London SO/Alexander Gibson. ABC 480 5629 4

Cui, C. Two ghostly fiddlers, op 42 (1890). Tatiana Sharova, sop; Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 10201 6

Pleyel, I. Trio in D, op 10 no 2. Members of Consortium Classicum/Dieter Klöcker. cpo 999 743-2 11

Mozart, W. Mass no 5 in G, K140, Pastoral (c1773). Leipzig Radio Choir; MichaelChristfried Winkler, org; Leipzig RSO/Herbert Kegel. Philips 422 264-2 18

Carulli, F. Duo in C, op 104 no 3. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Alexandre Lagoya, gui. CBS MK 42130 6 Lebrun, L. Clarinet concerto in B flat. Dieter Klöcker, cl; Munich CO/Hans Stadlmair. Schwann 3-6422-2 H1 18 Pleyel, I. Trio in D, op 10 no 2. Members of Consortium Classicum/Dieter Klöcker. cpo 999 743-2 11 Haydn, J. Piano concerto no 3 in F (1771). Marc-André Hamelin, pf; Les Violons du Roi/ Bernard Labadie. Hyperion CDA67925 28 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

Various. The silver stars; Brightest and best; O worship the Lord; Hail to the Lord’s anointed. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence. 14 Ampt, R. The silver stars are in the sky.

10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Reichardt, J. Violin concerto in E flat. RIAS Sinfonietta/Ernö Sebestyen, vn & dir. LP Schwann VMS 2004 F 13

17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Meg Matthews


Delius, F. In a summer garden (1908). London SO/Anthony Collins. Belart 461 3582 10 14 Schubert, F. Symphony no 8 in B minor, D759, Unfinished (1822). Symphony Nova Scotia/ Georg Tintner. Naxos 8.557234 27


Peter Jewkes, org (2 above) CCSL 05 Various. Gregorian chant: Puer natus est nobis; O eterna deus. Singers of St Laurence; Josie Ryan, cantor; David Russell, cantor; Brooke Green, va da gamba. ABC 476 5106 6 Neil McEwan, cond (3 above) Pergolesi, G. Excerpts from Stabat Mater. Emma Kirkby, sop; James Bowman, ct; Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood. L’Oiseau-Lyre 425 692-2 18 Dove, J. The star song. Choir of Wells Cathedral; Jonathan Vaughn, org; Matthew Owens, cond. Hyperion CDA87768 5 18:00 JUST JOKING Prepared by Jan Brown Haydn, J. Quartet in E flat, Hob.III:38, Joke (1781). Emerson String Quartet. DG 471 327-2 16 Holst, G. Ballet music from The perfect fool, op 39 (1918-22). BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHSA 5069 12 Mozart, W. A musical joke, K522 (1787). English Concert/Andrew Manze. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907280


Strauss, J. II Practical joke polka, op 17 (1846). CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter. Marco Polo 8.223203 3

16:00 FOCUS ON PICHL Prepared by Francis Frank

19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Jennifer Foong

Symphony concertante in D, op 6, Apollo. Oradea PO/Romeo Rîmbu. Olympia OCD 434 23

Spohr, L. Overture: The fall of Babylon, WoO63 (1840). Swiss Italian O/Howard Shelley. Hyperion CDA67788 7

Sinfonia in C, Calliope (1764-1803). Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8557761 14

Hummel, J. Bassoon concerto in F (1805). Valery Popov, bn; Russian State SO/Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 9656 25

Pichl, V. Symphony in B flat, op 1 no 5. Oradea PO/Romeo Rîmbu. Olympia OCD 434

Grieg, E. Old Norwegian melody with variations, op 51 (1890/1900/03). Cologne WDR SO/Eivind Aadland. Audite 92.669 23


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Monday 5 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC 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

Howard Shelley Moscheles, I. Piano concerto no 4 in E, op 64 (1823). Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir. Hyperion CDA67430 26 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Rex Burgess Buxtehude, D. Sonata in G minor, op 2 no 3 (pub. 1696). Boston Museum Trio. Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901089 12 Schobert, J. Trio in B flat, op 16 no 1 (pub. 1761-67). Chiara Banchini, vn; Philipp Bosbach, vc; Luciano Sgrizzi, fp. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901294 15 Schubert, F. Quartet (1814). Alexa Still, fl; Paul Neubauer, va; Ronald Thomas, vc; JoAnn Falletta, gui. Koch 3-7404-2H1 29 Cherubini, L. String quartet no 5 in F (1835). Quartetto David. BIS CD-1005 25 Brahms, J. Trio in E flat, op 40 (1865). Peter Damm, hn; Manfred Scherzer, vn; Amadeus Webersinke, pf. Berlin Classics 0012882BC 29 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Phil Vendy Mills, R. Pages from a secret journal (2002). Melbourne SO/Richard Mills. ABC 476 4217 19 Kefeli, A. Sonata (2001). Boris PonomaryovKarnelio, vn. MFEK 0103 19 Rorem, N. Book of hours (1975). Fenwick Smith, fl; Ann Hobson Pilot, hp. Naxos 8.559674 18 Saariaho, K. Longing, from Four instants (2003). Karita Mattila, sop; Martin Katz, pf. Ondine ODE 1100-5


Zaimont, J. Stillness (2004). Slovak NSO/Kirk Trevor. Naxos 8.559619 20 26

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Suite no 5 in G, BWV816, French (1725; arr. Groningen Guitar Duo). Groningen Guitar Duo. Ottavo OTR C118818 16 Baston, J. Flute concerto in C (arr. Behrend). Marianne Klatt, fl; German Plucked-String CO/ Siegfried Behrend. Thorofon CTH 2025 7 Monteverdi, C. Excerpts from Orfeo (1607; arr. Pickett). Ensemble; Philip Pickett, rec & dir. Linn CKD 031 7 Corelli, A. La folia, op 5 no 12 (arr. Kreisler). Thomas Jones, vn; Rachel Valler, pf. Move MD 3173 12 Tartini, G. Violin concerto in B flat minor, D125 (arr. Farina). Symphonia Perusina O/Felix Ayo, vn & dir. Dynamic CDS 131 15 Roseingrave, T. Organ concerto in D (c1739; arr. Holman). Parley of Instruments Baroque Ensemble/Paul Nicholson, org & dir. Hyperion CDA66700 11 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Sheila Catzel Mahler, G. Suite from orchestral works by J S Bach (1910). Berlin RSO/Jésus López-Cobos. Schwann 11637 24 Korngold, E. Violin concerto in D, op 35 (1945). Gil Shaham, vn; London SO/André Previn. DG 439 886-2 25 Spohr, L. Symphony no 1 in E flat, op 20 (1811). NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover/Howard Griffiths. cpo 777 179-2 32 12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan Featuring bands of the 1930s swing era and the dance bands of the 1920s taken from radio broadcasts, transcriptions and recording sessions

13:00 SEVEN AND EIGHT Prepared by Denis Patterson Archduke Rudolph of Austria. Septet in E minor (1830). Consortium Classicum; Dieter Klöcker, cl & dir. Orfeo C 182 891 A 33 Beethoven, L. Octet in E flat, op 103 (c179293). Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group. Westminster Chamber Music Collection 5 22 14:00 FOR THE YOUNG Prepared by Angela Bell Humperdinck, E. Concert overture, from The royal children (1910). Bamberg SO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher. 8 Virgin VC 7 91494-2 Granados, E. Stories of youth. Douglas Riva, pf. Naxos 8.554629 19 Moroi, S. Sinfonietta in B flat, op 24, For children (1943). Irish NSO/Takuo Yuasa. Naxos 8.557162 16 Tchaikovsky, P. Excerpts from Album for the young, op 39 (1878). Borodin Quartet. 6 apex 0927 49815 2 Grainger, P. Youthful suite (1899/1940-45). Sydney SO/John Hopkins. ABC 476 595-7 26 Morris, J. A Transylvanian lullaby, from Young Frankenstein. Gil Shaham, vn; Jonathan Feldman, pf. 4 DG 463 483-2 Langgaard, R. Symphony no 3, Ungdomsbrus (1915-16/33). Peter Salo, pf; Danish National Choir & SO/Thomas Dausgaard. Dacapo 6.220516 28 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with David Brett 19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson

Tuesday 6 January

Francesco La Vecchia. Photo - Antonio Tirocchi

Emmanuel Pahud 13:00 FOCUS ON SHOSTAKOVICH Prepared by Emyr Evans

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

Shostakovich, D. Festive overture, op 96 (1954). Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Decca 436 762-2 6

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Yo-Yo Ma Prepared by Di Cox

Symphony no 6 in B minor, op 54 (1939). Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 8411

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 1 in F, op 5 no 1 (1796). Emanuel Ax, pf. CBS M2K 42446 26

Jazz suite no 1 (1934). Concertgebouw O/ Riccardo Chailly. Decca 433 702-2


Haydn, J. Cello concerto no 2 in D, Hob.VIIb:2 (1783). English CO. CBS M2K 44562 25

Romance, from The gadfly, op 97 (1955; transcr. Yablonsky). Russian PO; Dmitry Yablonsky, vc & dir. Naxos 8.557722


Dvorák, A. Piano trio no 4 in E minor, op 90, Dumky (1890-91). Young Uck Kim, vn; Emanuel Ax, pf. CBS MK 44527 31


Yo-Yo Ma, vc (all above)

Cello concerto no 2 in G, op 126 (1966). Mstislav Ristropovich, vc; Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa. DG 479 2561 33

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison

14:30 FEATURING FOUR MEYERS Prepared by Gael Golla

Mozart, W. Overture to Don Giovanni, K527 (1787). Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. DG 419 635-2 6

Dvorák, A. Serenade in D minor, op 44 (1878). Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble. EMI 5 55512 2 25

Janácek, L. Suite from Jenufa (1904; arr. Breiner). Vesa-Matti Leppanen, vn; New Zealand SO/Peter Breiner. Naxos 8.570555

Copland, A. Nocturne (1926). Paul Meyer, cl; Eric Lesage, pf. Denon CO-18016 8

Martucci, G. Symphony no 2 in F, op 81 (1904). Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia. Naxos 8.570930



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

Mendelssohn, F. Concert piece no 1 in F minor, op 113 (1832). Sabine Meyer, cl; Wolfgang Meyer, bshn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Kenneth Sillito. EMI 5 57359 2 7 Stravinsky, I. Three pieces (1918). Paul Meyer, cl. Denon CO- 78917 4

Stamitz, C. Clarinet concerto no 10 in B flat. Sabine Meyer, cl; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown. EMI CDC 7 54842 2 17 Milhaud, D. Sonata, op 47 (1918). Emmanuel Pahud, fl; François Meyer, ob; Paul Meyer, cl; Eric Le Sage, pf. EMI 5 57948 2 18 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 Stephen Wilson 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Frank Morrison Kodály, Z. Dances of Galánta (1933). Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Doráti. Decca 443 006-2


Glazunov, A. Violin concerto in A minor, op 82 (1904). Maxim Vengerov, vn; Berlin PO/ Claudio Abbado. Teldec 4509-90881-2 20 Ives, C. Orchestral set no 2 (1919). Malmö Chamber Ch; Malmö SO/James Sinclair. Naxos 8.559353 16 Nielsen, C. Wind quintet in E, op 43 (1922). Canberra Wind Soloists. ABC 456 357-2 23 Myaskovsky, N. Symphony no 15 in D minor, op 38 (1934). USSR RTV Large SO/Kyrill Kondrashin. Audiophile Classics APL 101.503 34 January 2015

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Grainger, P. Spoon River (1922). Martin Jones, pf; Richard McMahon, pf. 5 Nimbus NI 5286

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

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

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Rex Burgess

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

Zelenka, J. Trio sonata in F (1719-22). Ingo Goritzki, ob; Burkhard Glaetzner, ob; Knut Sönstevold, bn; Achim Beyer, vn; Siegfried Pank, bass viol; Walter Bernstein, hpd. Berlin 0012852BC 17 Scarlatti, A. Variations on La folia. Robert Woolley, hpd. Hyperion CDA66254 13 Vivaldi, A. Concerto in C, RV558 (1740). Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907230 11 Stuck, J-B. The reconciled lover (1706). Taryn Fiebig, sop; Ensemble Battistin. ABC 476 594-1 12 Galuppi, B. Sonata in D minor. Matteo Napoli, pf. Naxos 8.572490


Strauss, R. Symphonic fantasy in G, op 16, Aus Italien (1886). Berlin PO/Riccardo Muti. Philips 422 399-2 42 12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale Jazz of many colours, some old, some new and all designed to inform and stimulate the senses 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI 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.

Telemann, G. Trio sonata in A minor, from Essercizii Musici (1739-40). Amarillis. naive AM 112 10

15:00 COMPOSERS WITH APPETITE First course Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

Wagenseil, G. Trombone concerto in E flat (1751-63). Warwick Tyrrell, tb; Adelaide SO/ Nicholas Braithwaite. ABC 438 825-2 9

Handel, G. He shall feed his flock, from Messiah, HWV56 (1741). Arleen Augér, sop; Anne Sofie von Otter, cont; English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock. ABC 442 981-2 6

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Di Cox

Mozart, L. Peasant wedding. Eduard Melkus Ensemble. Archiv 427 122-2 13

Berlioz, H. Overture: Le corsaire, op 21 (1844). Polish State PO/Kenneth Jean. Naxos 8.550231 9 Salieri, A. Oboe concerto in C (1774). Peter Lloyd, fl; Anthony Camden, ob; City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Ward. Naxos 8.554772 19 Ponchielli, A. Dance of the hours, from La Gioconda (1876). Philharmonia O/Herbert von Karajan. EMI CDM 7 69041 2 10 28

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Rossini, G. La pesca, from Les soirées musicales (c1830-5). Heather Harper, sop; Janet Baker, mezz; Benjamin Britten, pf. BBC MUSIC 8001-2 5 Puccini, G. Arias, from La bohème (1896; arr. Pearson). Crispian Steele-Perkins, tpt; Leslie Pearson, org. LDR 1006 10 Chopin, F. Polonaise-fantaisie in A flat, op 61 (1846). Maurizio Pollini, pf. DG 477 5430 13

20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Colleen Chesterman Rossini, G. The Italian girl in Algiers. Opera in two acts. Libretto by Angelo Anelli. First performed Venice, 1813. ISABELLA: Marilyn Horne, mezz ELVIRA: Kathleen Battle, sop MUSTAFA: Samuel Ramey, bass LINDORO: Ernesto Palacio, ten Prague Philharmonic Choir; I Solisti Veneti/ Claudio Simone. Teldec 2564 68335-9 2:21 Elvira mourns the loss of her husband Mustafa’s love. Mustafa, the ruler of Algeria, plans to marry her to Lindoro, his Italian slave. Unknown to Lindoro his fiancée Isabella has arrived to find him. She is brought to Mustafa, who is delighted to find an Italian beauty to marry. Mustafa arranges for Lindoro to become Isabella’s servant and his spy. Left alone, the lovers agree to escape but are foiled when Mustafa arrives. Lindoro tells Mustafa that Isabella has declared him a man who cannot resist women and plies him with alcohol and food. The lovers escape and Mustafa begs Elvira’s forgiveness. No more Italian girls for him! 22:30 SEVEN AND EIGHT Prepared by Denis Patterson Assmayer, I. Wind octet in E flat. Schwann CD 310 002 H1


Witt, F. Septet in F, op 62. cpo 777 486-2


Consortium Classicum (2 above) Beethoven, L. Grand septet (transcr. Liszt 1844). Leslie Howard, pf. Hyperion CDS44554 42


12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers


13:00 EXPLORING BAROQUE Prepared by Francis Frank

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

Kapsberger, J. Toccata e ballo. Tragicomedia. EMI CDC 7 54312-2 9

9:00 DIVERSONS IN FINE MUSIC Composer focus Prepared by Raj Gopalakrishnan Griffes, C. The white peacock (1917). Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwartz. Naxos 8.559724 6 Poem (1916). Joseph Mariano, fl; EastmanRochester O/Howard Hanson. Mercury 475 6274 Songs. Thomas Hampson, bar; Armen Guzelimian, pf. Teldec 9031-72168-2 Three tone pictures (1915).


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Three poems of Fiona McLeod (1918). Barbara Quintiliani, sop. 11 Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falleta (2 above) Naxos 8.559164 Sonata (1917-18). Peter Lawson, pf. Virgin VC 7 59316 2

Parry, H. English suite (1921). London SO/ Adrian Boult. Lyrita SRCD 220 21


The pleasure dome of Kubla Khan, op 8 (191217). Seattle SO/Gerard Schwartz. Naxos 8.559724 11 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Chris Blower Britten, B. Matinees musicales after Rossini, op 24 (1941). English CO/Alexander Gibson. EMI 1 66442 2 16 Sinding, C. Violin concerto no 1 in A, op 45 (1898). Henning Kraggerud, vn; Bournemouth SO/Bjarte Engeset. Naxos 8.557266 21

Blow, J. No, Lesbia, you ask in vain (1694). John Mark Ainsley, ten; Timothy Roberts, org; Paula Chateauneuf, theorbo. Hyperion CDA66646 7 Agrell, J. Flute concerto in D (c1750). Maria Bania, fl; Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze. Chandos CHAN 0535 15 Neri, M. Sonata XI à 9. Musica Fiata/Roland Wilson. Harmonia Mundi RD77086 9 Cazzati, M. Trio sonata, op 18 no 9. Ensemble Mensa Sonora/Jean Maillet. Pierre Verany PV730036 6 Bertali, A. Lamento della Regina d’Inghilterra. Anne Sofie von Otter, sop; Franz-Josef Selig, bass; Christian Rieger, hpd; Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 457617-2 15 Farina, C. Capriccio stravagante (1626). European Community Baroque O; Monica Huggett, vn & dir. Channel CCS 4392 15 Loeillet de Gant, J.B. Trio sonata in C. Crispin Corte, fl; Aladdair Vickers, vn; Benjamin Bayl, org. KNOX 1


Lebrun, L. Oboe concerto in D minor. Heinz Holliger, ob; Camerata Bern/Thomas Füri. LP Archiv 2723 068 19 15:00 STATE OF ORIGIN Three British composers Prepared by Stephen Wilson

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Marilyn Schock 19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Part 1: To the heavens Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC at Ravenswood Centenary Centre Auditorium on 24 August 2014 Westlake, N. Cudmirrah fanfare (1987).


Vaughan Williams, R. The lark ascending (1914/20). Katie Betts, vn. 16 Holst, G. The planets, op 32 (1914-16). Members of Abbotsleigh Choir.


Ku-ring-gai PO/Ronald Prussing (all above) Part 2: A suite interlude Vine, C. Knips suite (1983). Ambrosian String Quartet. Fine Music Tape Archive 13 21:30 SAINT-SAËNS FOR WINDS Prepared by Elaine Siversen Saint-Saëns, C. Romance, op 37 (1871). Richard Stoltzman, cl; Nancy Allen, hp. RCA RD 60198


Sonata, op 166 (1921). Jirí Tancibudek, ob; John Champ, pf. LP ABC RRCS 569 11 Tarantelle in A minor, op 6 (1857). Philippa Davies, fl; Richard Hosford, cl; Ian Brown, pf. 6 Hyperion CDA67431/2 22:00 EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRA Berlioz, the voice and the orchestra Prepared by Elaine Siversen Berlioz, H. Overture: King Lear, op 4 (1831). Scottish NO/Alexander Gibson. Chandos CHAN 8316 14

Ponce, M. Symphonic divertimento: Ferial. Royal PO/Enrique Bátiz. ASV DCA 738 15

MacKenzie, A. Second Scottish rhapsody, op 24, Burns. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA66764 16

Glazunov, A. Scènes de ballet, op 52 (1894). Scottish NO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 8804 28

Requiem, Grande messe des morts, op 5 (1837). Ronald Dowd, ten; Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir; London Symphony Ch & O/Colin Davis. Philips 416 283-2 1:31

Stanford, C. Villiers Irish rhapsody no 3, op 137 (1913). Gemma Rosefield, vc; BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Manze. Hyperion CDA 67859 17

Overture: Roman carnival, op 9 (1844). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 452 480-2 January 2015

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13:00 PATRICK THOMAS PRESENTS Donald Hazelwood, violinist: Part 1


Brahms, J. Sonata no 2 in A, op 100 (1886). Geoffrey Parsons, pf. 21

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

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 5 in F, op 24, Spring (1801). Michael Brimer, pf. 24

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber Prepared by Sheila Catzel Vivaldi, A. Trio sonata in D, RV84. Darja Grossheide, fl; Gabriele Nussberger, baroque vn; Robert Nikolayczik, vc; Willi Kronenberg, hpd. Naxos 8.557573 7 Field, J. Quintet in A flat (1815). David Juritz, vn; Jennifer Godson, vn; Sarah-Jane Bradley, va; Julia Desbruslais, vc; Míceál O’Rourke, pf. Chandos CHAN 9534 11 Bazzini, A. Three lyric pieces, op 41 (1863). Chloe Hanslip, vn; Caspar Frantz, pf. Naxos 8.570800 16


Scherzo capriccio (1911).


Donald Hazelwood, vn (all above) Private recording 14:00 THE BOHEMIANS Prepared by Elaine Siversen Stamitz, J. Clarinet concerto in B flat. Sabine Meyer, cl; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Iona Brown. EMI CDC 7 54842 2 16

Hummel, J. Piano quintet in E flat, op 87 (1802). Melos Ensemble. Decca 430 297-2 20 Schumann, R. Cello concerto in A minor, op 129 (1850). Truls Mørk, vc; Radio France PO/ Paavo Järvi. Virgin 5 45664 2 25 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Australian interpretations Prepared by Philip Lidbury Bach, J.S. Sinfonia, from Cantata, BWV156 (c1729). Sally Maer, vc; Sinfonia Australis/ William Motzing. 5 ABC 476 5162

Pichl, V. Symphony in D, Diana (1769-70). London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9740 17

Bach, J.S. Sonata no 1 in B minor, BWV1014 (bef. 1725). Richard Tognetti, vn; Daniel Yeadon, vc; Neal Peres da Costa, hpd. ABC 476 594-2 13

Smetana, B. String quartet no 1 in E minor, From my life (1880). Manfred Quartet. Pierre Verany PV795041 28

Fauré, G. Pavane, op 50 (1887; arr. Lynch). Prudence Davis, fl; Jeffrey Crellin, ob; Peter Lynch, gui. Move MD 3090 7

Byrd, W. Te Deum (1585-95). Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones. ABC 476 294-0 10

Martinu, B. Promenades (1939). Members of Feinstein Ensemble. Naxos 8.553459 8

Vivaldi, A. Double concerto in A minor (arr.). Jan Carter, gui; Alfred Alexander, gui. LP RCA VRL1 0125 11

Berwald, F. String quartet no 3 in E flat (1849). Yggdrasil Quartet. BIS CD-759 22

Dvorák, A. Cello concerto in B minor, op 104 (1895). János Starker, vc; London SO/Antal Dorati. Mercury 432 001-2 38

Handel, G. Concerto grosso in A, op 6 no 11 (1739). Barbara Jane Gilby, vn; Peter Edwards, vn; Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players/ Geoffrey Lancaster. ABC 472 424-2 17

Grechaninov, A. Piano trio no 2 in G, op 128 (1930). Moscow Rachmaninov Trio. Hyperion CDA67295 18

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Heather Sykes Grofé, F. Grand Canyon suite (1931). Hollywood Bowl SO/Felix Slatkin. EMI 5 74117 2

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Lloyd Capps 33

Field, J. Piano concerto no 5 in C, Fire by lightning (1815). Benjamin Frith, pf; Northern Sinfonia/David Haslam. Naxos 8.554221 27 Gershwin, G. Porgy and Bess, symphonic picture (1934-35; arr. Robert Russell Bennett). New Zealand SO/James Judd. Naxos 8.559107 25 12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell 30

Kreisler, F. Recitative (1911).

Kalkbrenner, F. Piano concerto no 1 in D minor, op 61 (pub. 1823). Hans Kann, pf; Hamburg SO/Heribert Beissel. Vox 1157162 30

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19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein Weber, C.M. Andante and Hungarian rondo, op 35 (1809). Laurent Verney, va; Claire Marie le Guay, pf. Pierre Verany PV793121 10 Mercadante, S. Flute concerto in E minor (c1819; rev. Scimone). James Galway, fl; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone. RCA RD 60450 22

Trio sonata in G, op 5 no 4 (c1737-78). Ironwood. ABC 476 4997


Borrono, P. Pavana chiamata, La desperata; Tochatocha, La canella. Max Hynam, lute. 5 LP Arika AR 005 Zelenka, J. Litaniae Xaverianae (1727). Schola Cantorum of Melbourne; John O’Donnell, org; Baroque Players. Move MCD 156 31

Saturday 10 January Rossini, G. Duetto buffo di due gatti (1816). Victoria de Los Angeles, sop; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop; Gerald Moore, pf. EMI CDM 1 66417-2 3

0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with David Garrett 9:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech Rossini, G. Una voce poco fa, from The barber of Seville (1816). Lauris Elms, mezz; West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold. ABC 442 369-2

11:30 ON PARADE With the Royal Australian Navy Band Prepared by Robert Small Fucik, J. Marinarella overture, op 215.



Saint-Saëns, C. Marche militaire française. 5

Puccini, G. O Mimi, tu più non torni, from La bohème (1896). Jerry Hadley, ten; Thomas Hampson, bar; Welsh National Opera O/Carlo Rizzi. Teldec 9031-73283-2 5

Holst, G. March from 1st suite; March from 2nd suite. 8

Donizetti, G. Vivi, ingrato, from Roberto Devereux (1837). Edita Gruberova, sop; Rhine Opera Ch; Strasbourg PO/Friedrich Haider. Nightingale NC180560-2 4 Mozart, W. Fuor del mar, from Idomeneo, K366 (1781). Stuart Burrows, ten; London SO/ John Pritchard. Decca 440 844-2 6 9:30 SATURDAY SNIPPETS Prepared by George Segal Rossini, G. Overture to William Tell (1829). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 446 196-2 11 Chopin, F. Étude no 5 in E minor, op 25. Lang Lang, pf. Sony 88725449132 4 Shostakovich, D. Jazz suite no 1 (1934). Russian State SO/Dmitri Yablonsky. Naxos 8.555949


Couperin, F. Les petits moulins à vent, from Ordre 17 (pub. 1722). Joseph Payne, hpd. BIS CD-559 2 Mahler, G. Adagietto, from Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor (1901-02). Mito CO. Sony SK 61970 10 Gould, M. American salute (1947). Ukraine NSO/Theodore Kuchar. Naxos 8.559005 4 Piazzolla, A. Primvera porteño. Slava Grigoryan, gui. Sony SK63011

Royal Australian Navy Band/Andrew Stokes (3 above) Royal Australian Navy RAN-005 12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas 13:00 VIEWS OF ASIA Prepared by Chris Blower Turvey, G. Ganges. Gemma Turvey, pf; The New Palm Court O. Sotto Voce Music SVMCD003 8 Boyd, A. Meditations on a Chinese character (1996). David Barmby, ct; Riley Lee, shakuhachi; Geoffrey Collins, fl; Nathan Waks, vc; Marshall McGuire, hp; Daryl Pratt, perc; Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf; Elena Kats-Chernin, pf; Mark Knoop, cond. ABC 462 007 2 22 Gifford, H. Of old Angkor (1970). Richard Runnels, hn; Paul Sablinskis, mar. Move MD 3172


Glanville-Hicks, P. Profiles from China (1945). Gerald English, ten; Roland Peelman, pf. Tall Poppies TP112 6 Goodman, I. New Guinea fantasy (c1942). Isador Goodman, pf; Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas. ABC 464 055-2 8 14:00 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD with Maureen Meers Nostalgic music and artists from the 30s, 40s and 50s and occasionally beyond, in a trip down many memory lanes 15:00 LEGEND OF ST ELIZABETH


Strauss, J. II On the beautiful blue Danube, op 314 (1867). London SO/John Georgiadis. IMP PCD 856 10 Tchaikovsky, P. Suite from The nutcracker, op 71a (1892). Percy Grainger, pf. Larrikin DDC 939 17

Liszt, F. The legend of Saint Elizabeth (1865). Eva Andor, sop; Erzsebet Komlossy, mezz; Sandor Solyom Nagy, bar; Lajos Miller, bar; Gyögy Bordas, bar; Kolos Kovats, bass; Czechoslovak Radio Children’s Choir; Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Slovak PO/Janos Ferencsik. LP Hungaroton SLPX 11650-52 2:17 17:30 CHAMBER INTERLUDE

Gershwin, G. An American in Paris (1928). New York PO/Leonard Bernstein. CBS MYK 42611 18

Mendelssohn, F. String quartet no 4 in E minor, op 44 no 2 (1837). Ysaÿe Quartet. Decca 473 255-2 27

Mozart, W. Variations on Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman, K265 (1781-2). Ian Holtham, pf. Move MD 3246 12

18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Organ Music Society of Sydney Prepared by Andrew Grahame

19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Maureen Meers Strouse, C. Excerpts from Applause (1970). Lauren Bacall, Len Cariou, Robert Mandan, Ann Wiliams, Brandon Maggart, voices. Decca 012 159 404-2 19 Rodgers, R. Excerpts from Carousel (1945). Joanna Riding, Michael Hayden, Katrina Murphy, Meg Davies, voices. First Night OCRCD 6042 12 Merrill, B. Excerpts from Carnival (1961). Anna Maria Alberghetti, James Mitchell, Pierre Olaf, Jerry Orbach, voices. Polydor 837 195-2 18 20:00 LESS FAMILIAR CELLO CONCERTOS Prepared by Chris Blower Brian, H. Cello concerto (1964). Raphael Wallfish, vc; BBC Concert O/Martin Yates. Epoch CDXL 7263 22 Eberl, A. Variations on a Russian theme. Dmitri Sokolov, vc; Yuri Martinov, pf. Christophorus CHE 0131-2 15 Röntgen, J. Cello concerto no 2 (1909). Quirine Viersen, vc; Netherlands Radio PO/Eri Klas. Radio Nederland MCCP122 18 21:00 RUSSIAN ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Tchaikovsky, P. Capriccio italien, op 45 (1880; arr. Langer). Aurora Piano Quartet. Naxos 8.557717D 13 Prokofiev, S. Andante, from Piano sonata no 4, op 29bis (1934; arr. Prokofiev). Scottish NO/ Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 8728 8 Glier, R. Coloratura concerto for oboe and string orchestra (1942-43; arr. Yu). Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin, ob & dir. Move MD 3312 14 Zimbalist, E. Sarasateana (arr. 1947; transcr. Primrose). Roberto Diaz, va; Robert Koenig, pf. Naxos 8.557391 16 22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Rex Burgess Vivaldi, A. Concerto for strings, RV142. Budapest Strings/Károly Botvay. 5 Nuova Era 7047 Respighi, O. Ancient airs and dances, suite no 2 (1924). Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Omega OCD 1007 20 Françaix, J. Octet (1972). Gaudier Ensemble. Hyperion CDA67036 20 Rameau, J-P. Suite from Pygmalion (1748). European Union Baroque O/Roy Goodman. Naxos 8.557490 20 Albrechtsberger, J. Double concerto in F (arr. Behrend). Marianne Klatt, fl; Michael Tröster, gui; German Plucked-String CO/Siegfried Behrend. Thorofon CTH 2025 14 Strauss, R. Divertimento, after Couperin, op 86 (1941). New York Chamber SO/Gerard Schwarz. Apex 79675 2 32 January 2015

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Sunday 11 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Robert Small 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Frank Morrison Berwald, F. Quartet in A minor (1849). Frydén String Quartet. Caprice CAP 21334 20

Piano concerto no 4 in F minor, op 82 (1908). Alexander Markovich, pf; Estonian National SO/Neeme Järvi. Naxos 8.572637 40 16:00 NOT ONLY BRASS Prepared by Emyr Evans

Torelli, G. Trumpet sonata. Paul Plunkett, tpt; Julie Hewison, vn; Lucinda Moon, vn; Jenny Ingram, va; Miriam Morris, vc; Linda Kent, org. Move MD 3127 7

Walton, W. Improvisation on an impromptu of Benjamin Britten (1967). Raphael Wallfisch, vc; London PO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8959 15

Pandolfi, G. Sonata, op 4 no 1, La Bernabea (pub. 1660). Andrew Manze, vn; Richard Egarr, hpd. Harmonia Mundi 907241 8

Bernstein, L. Suite, from West Side story (1960; arr. Crees). Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble. Decca 417 354-2 23

Khachaturian, A. Trio (1932). Eimer Trio. Dynamic CDS60

Lutoslawski, W. Mini overture for brass quintet (1982). Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble. ABC 446 735-2 3


10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Brian Drummond Schobert, J. Sonata no 3 in B flat, op 6 no 3 (1766). Four Nations Ensemble. ASV GAU 172 16 Mozart, W. Symphony no 29 in A, K201 (1774). Australian CO/Richard Tognetti. Sony SK 53356 26 Haydn, J. String quartet in G, Hob.III:41 (1782). Salomon Quartet. Hyperion CDA66682 21 Dussek, J. Duetto in F, op 26 (1794). Masumi Nagasawa, hp; Richard Egarr, pf. Etcetera KTC1436 16 Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 2 in B flat, op 19 (1795). Martha Argerich, pf; Royal Concertgebouw O/Neeme Järvi. Radio Nederland RCO 08005 30 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

Scharwenka, X. Overture to Mataswintha. Poznan PO/Lukasz Borowicz. Naxos 8.572637 7 Sonata in D minor, op 2 (1869).


Trio no 1 in F sharp minor, op 1 (1869). Colin Carr, vc. 25 Lydia Mordkovitch, vn; Seta Tanyel, pf (2 above) Collins 14482 fineMusic 102.5

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Vaughan Williams, R. Tuba concerto in F minor (1954). Patrick Harrild, tuba; London SO/ Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 8740 13 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Heather Sykes Hymns: Carol of the bells; Of the Father’s heart begotten. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence; Peter Jewkes, org; Neil McEwan, cond. CCSL 05 7 Trad. Gregorian chant, tropes from Klosterneuburg. Schola Hungarica. Hungaroton HCD 12950


Vardapet, K. Hymn of the baptism of Christ (1915). Jan Garbarek, sax; Hillard Ensemble. ECM 476 3855 4 Bach, J.S. For the feast of the circumcision of Christ to the feast of the Epiphany (1734). Lausanne Vocal Ensemble; Lausanne CO/ Michel Corboz. Erato 2292-45865-2 29 Crüger, J. Hail to the Lord’s anointed (1821; arr. Peter Jewkes). Choir of Christ Church St Laurence. CCSL 05 5

14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL Return from obscurity: Franz Xaver Scharwenka Prepared by Stephen Wilson


Excerpts from Polish national dances, op 3 (1869). François Xavier Poizat, pf. Naxos 8.572637 11

18:00 SEVENS AND EIGHTS Prepared by Denis Patterson Caplet, A. Septet (1909). Sharon Coste, sop; Sandrine Piau, sop; Sylvie Degut, mezz; Ensemble Musique Oblique members. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901417 14 Enescu, G. Octet in C, op 7 (1900). Voces String Quartet; Euterpe String Quartet. Marco Polo 8.223147 41

19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Rex Burgess Fauré, G. Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, op 80 (1898). Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw. Telarc 80084 18 Wagner, R. Brünnhilde’s immolation scene, from Götterdämmerung (1869-74). Birgit Nilsson, sop; Gottlob Frick, bass; Vienna PO/ Georg Solti. Decca 476 2457 20 Schoenberg, A. Symphonic poem: Pelleas und Melisande, op 5 (1903). Paris O/Daniel Barenboim. CBS MK 38557 43 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Troy Fil Rota, N. Trio (1973). Paolo Beltramini, cl; Cecilia Radic, vc; Massimo Palumbo, pf. Chandos CHAN 9832


Sarabande and toccata (1945). Judy Loman, hp. 7 Naxos 8.554561 La strada. Kimiko Funamoto, pf; The Most. 5 Meister Music MM2096 Love theme, from The godfather (1972). Stefko Mihaly, vn; Gulyas Csilla, hp; Deli Zsolt, accordian. 3 Hungaroton HCD16885 Godfather waltz, from The godfather (arr. S. Hostettler). I Salonisti. 4 Sony Classical 074646173121 Elegia (1955). Katsuya Watanabe, ob; David Johnson, pf. 4 Profil PH08038 String quartet (1948-54). Nuovo Quartetto Italiano. Claves 50-9617 15 Giulietta degli spiriti (arr. Wunder). Osterreichischen Salonisten. Gramola 98958


Nonetto (1977). Sharon Bezaly, fl; Markus Deuter, ob; Bernhard Zachhuber, cl; Lorelei Dowling, bn; Volker Altmann, hn; Hanna Weinmeister, vn; Firmiam Lermer, va; Howard Penny, vc; Erich Hehenberger, db. BIS CD-870 26 Eight and a half (1963). Sassofoni Accademia Quartet. 5 Dynamic CDS188 Sonata no 2 in C (1945). Luca Sanzo, va; Maurizio Paciariello, pf. Tactus TC901101


Amarcord (1973; arr. Wunder). Osterreichischen Salonisten. Gramola 98958


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Monday 12 January 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 Madilina Tresca Corelli, A. Ground upon the sarabanda theme of 7th sonata (arr. Geminiani). Maurice Steger, rec; English Concert/Laurence Cummings. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907523 10

Nicholas Russoniello - Kruger Scholar 2013 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Hits of 2014 Prepared by Troy Fil Chen, Q. Coming home (version 2) (2014). Lang Lang, pf. Sony Classical 886444491853

Bach, J.S. Concerto in D minor after Vivaldi, BWV596 (arr. Murdoch). Piers Lane, pf. Hyperion CDA67344 14 4

Todd, W. No more sorrow (2014). Tenebrae; James Sherlock, pf; English CO/Nigel Short. Signum SIGCD394 5 Lang, D. Mountain (2014). Cincinnati SO/Louis Langrée. Fanfare Cincinnati FC-003 12 Barrientos-Yepez, V. Creatiorem: nos 5 to 7 (2014). Laura Schroeder, sop; Canticum Novum Singers; Camerata del Desierto/Vicente Barrientos-Yepez. Urtext JBCC230 10 Muhly, N. Pleasure ground, part III (2014). Nathan Wyatt, bar; Cincinnati SO/Louis Langrée. Fanfare Cincinnati FC-003


Wachner, J. Blue green red (2014). Stephen Burns, tpt; Julian Wachner, org. Naxos 9.70223-25 19 Russoniello, N. Dawn searching (2014). Nicholas Russoniello, sax; Acacia Quartet.


Thomas, A. Illuminations; Sunrise ballad, from Hemke concerto, Prisms of light (2014). Frederick Hemke, alto sax; New Haven SO/ William Boughton. Nimbus Alliance N16262 14 Gordon, R. A coffin in Egypt (2014). Frederica von Stade, mezz; Houston Grand Opera O/ Timothy Myers. Albany Troy1500 8

Boccherini, L. Cello concerto no 9 in B flat (arr. Grützmacher). Julius Berger, vc; SouthWest German CO/Vladislav Czarnecki. ebs 6056 20 Rossini, G. Overture to The silken ladder (arr. Parkes). John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band/ Peter Parkes. Chandos CHAN 4505 6 Mozart, W. Pantomime: Pantalon und Colombine, K446 (1782; arr. Beyer). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 464 940-2 28 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Cherubini, L. Overture to Lodoïska (1791). San Remo SO/Piero Bellugi. Naxos 8.557908 11 Giuliani, M. Guitar concerto no 2 in A, op 36 (pub. 1812). Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Decca 478 5669 32 Glazunov, A. Symphony no 6 in C minor, op 58 (1896). USSR Ministry of Culture SO/ Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Melodiya MEL 46005-2 40

Handel, G. Water music, HWV348-50 (c1715/36; arr. Harty). Ulster O/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 6583


Haydn, J. Trumpet concerto in E flat, Hob. VIIe:1 (1796). Maurice André, tpt; Philharmonia O/Riccardo Muti. EMI 1 66449 2 16 Holst, G. The planets, op 32 (1916). Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta. Decca 475 7470


14:30 ROMANTIC RUSSIANS Prepared by Gael Golla Arensky, A. Violin concerto in A minor, op 54 (1891). Sergei Stadler, vn; Leningrad PO/ Vladislav Chernushenko. Melodiya MA 3014 23 Skryabin, A. Sonata-fantasy no 2 in G sharp minor, op 19 (1892-97). Michael Lewin, pf. Centaur CRC 2134 12 Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Two songs of the Venetian merchant, from Sadko (1898). Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar; Kirov O/Valery Gergiev. 5 Philips 454 395-2 Rachmaninov, S. Two pieces, op 2 (1891-92). Truls Mørk, vc; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pf. Virgin 5 45119 2 10 Tchaikovsky, P. Quartet no 1 in D, op 11 (1871). Borodin String Quartet. EMI 7 49775 2 30 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with David Ogilvie 19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson

12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan 13:00 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The H’s Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend January 2015

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Stephen Hough. Photo - Sim Canetty-Clarke 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE

Albéniz, I. Tango (arr. Godowsky). Hyperion CDA67565

3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Stephen Hough Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Schubert, F. Soirées de Vienne no 6, D427 (1816; arr. Liszt). Hyperion CDA67043 7

Verdi, G. Gloria all’ Egitto, from Aida (1871). Soloists; Opera Australia Ch; Australian Opera and Ballet O. 3 ABC 462 006-2

Stephen Hough, pf (all above)

Strauss, R. Metamorphoses (1945). West Australian SO. ABC 476 6811 28

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Barrie Brockwell

Mendelssohn, F. Capriccio brillant in B minor, op 22 (1832). City of Birmingham SO/Lawrence Foster. Hyperion CDA66969 11

Cherubini, L. Overture to The crescendo (1810). Tuscan O/Donato Renzetti. Europa 350-221 12

Chopin, F. Barcarolle, op 60 (1845-46).

Viotti, G. Violin concerto no 8 in D (c1783). Franco Mezzena, vn; Viotti CO/Luciano Borin. Dynamic CDS 63 24


Weber, C.M. Invitation to the dance, op 65 (1819). Hyperion CDA67686 8 Saint-Saëns, C. Rhapsody from the Auvergne in C, op 73 (1884). City of Birmingham SO/ Sakari Oramo. Hyperion CDA67331/2 8 Bowen, Y. Moto perpetuo, op 39 (1915). Hyperion CDA66838


Verdi, G. String quartet in E minor (arr.). Australian CO/Richard Tognetti. Sony SK62855

Debussy, C. La plus que lente (1910). Hyperion CDA67686

Lachner, F. Nonet (1833). London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble/Christopher Larkin. Hyperion CDA66470


Beethoven, L. Sonata in A, op 12 no 2 (1798). Robert Mann, vn. Nimbus NI 2553/56 16 fineMusic 102.5

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Simone Young, cond (all above) 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Michael Field

22 19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Charles Barton

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes 13:00 EIGHTS AND NINES Prepared by Denis Patterson

Verdi, G. Messa da requiem (1874). Rosamund Illing, sop; Bernadette Cullen, mezz; Dennis O’Neill, ten; Bruce Martin, bass; Opera Australia Ch; Australian Opera and Ballet O. ABC 472 430-2 1:18

18:00 SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Produced by Andrew Bukenya

Respighi, O. Rossiniana: Suite (1925). Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta. Naxos 8.557711 21

Suk, J. Serenade in A, op 3 no 2 (1896). Steven Isserlis, vc. Hyperion CDA67529 5

Corigliano, J. Etude fantasy no 3, fifths to thirds (1976). Hyperion CDA67005 2



14:00 CONTEMPORARY CONDUCTORS Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend

22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Entertainment in France Prepared by Elaine Siversen Milhaud, D. Le boeuf sur le toit, op 58 (1919). New London O/Ronald Corp. Hyperion CDA66594 20 4

Schubert, F. Octet in F, D803 (1824). Leopold Wlach, cl; Karl Öhlberger, bn; Gottfried von Freiberg, hn; Josef Hermann, db; Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet. Westminster Chamber Music Collection CD3 51

Ibert, J. Suite from Golgotha (1935). Slovak RSO/Adriano. Marco Polo 8.223287 35 Ravel, M. Ballet: Daphnis and Chloe (1912). Bordeaux Opera Ch; Bordeaux Aquitaine NO/ Laurent Petitgirard. Naxos 8.570075 59

Wednesday 14 January 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE

Rachmaninov, S. Symphony no 1 in D minor, op 13 (1895). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00018 43

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

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

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Frank Morrison Tartini, G. Sonata in G minor, Devil’s trill (arr. Kreisler). Arthur Grumiaux, vn; Riccardo Castagnone, pf. Philips 468 307-2 14

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 COMPOSERS WITH APPETITE Second course Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans

Jommelli, N. Flute concerto in D. Carlo Ipata, fl; Auser Musici. Hyperion CDA67784 13

Liszt, F. Liebestod, from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, S447 (1865; transcr. 1867/75). Michele Campanella, pf. Brilliant Classics 94610 9

Geminiani, F. Sonata in B flat, op 5 no 4 (pub. 1746). Hidemi Suzuki, vc; Rainer Zipperling, vc; Guy Penson, hpd. Ricercar RIC 095077 6

Wagner, R. Entry of the Gods into Valhalla, from Das Rheingold (1853-54). Philharmonia O/Otto Klemperer. EMI CDC 7 47255 2 8

Locatelli, P. Concerto grosso in D, op 1 no 9 (pub. 1721). Capella Istropolitana/Jaroslav Krecek. Naxos 8.553446 11

Mahler, G. Ging heut morgen übers Feld, from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (188385). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; Daniel Barenboim, pf. EMI 4 76780 2 4


Pergolesi, G. Cantata: Nel chiuso centro. Anna Netrebko, sop; O dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano. DG 477 9337 17 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Sheila Catzel Rossini, G. Overture to Maometto II (1820). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 473 967-2 12 Kabalevsky, D. Cello concerto no 2 in C, op 77 (1964). Steven Isserlis, vc; London PO/ Andrew Litton. Virgin VC 7 90811-2 27

Sullivan, A. Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry, from The pirates of Penzance (1879). D’Oyly Carte Opera Ch; Royal PO/James Walker. Decca 480 1285 2 Satie, E. La belle excentrique (1906-12). Pascal Rogé, Jean-Philippe Collard, pf. Decca 455 401-2 9 Sibelius, J. The Oceanides, op 73 (1914). Scottish NO/Alexander Gibson. Chandos CHAN 6508


Stravinsky, I. Four Norwegian moods (1942). Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitaienko. Virgin 5 61322 2 10 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter 19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell

Puccini, G. La bohème. Opera in four acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giacomo Giocosa. First performed Turin, 1896. MIMI: Angela Gheorgiu, sop RODOLFO: Roberto Alagna, ten MUSETTA: Elisabetta, sop MARCELLO: Simon Keenlyside, bar SCHAUNARD: Roberto de Candia, bar COLLINE: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, bass-bar La Scala Ch & O/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 466 070-2 2:01

Broschi, R. Son qual nave, from Artaserse (1734). Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini. Decca 478 1521 8

Vivaldi, A. Concerto for multiple instruments. Ricercar Consort. Ricercar RIC 049027

20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Michael Tesoriero

Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline and Schaunard lead an impoverished existence, their poems and canvases sometimes buying food, but more often providing fuel for the fire. Love comes to Rodolfo when Mimi comes to borrow a light, and to Marcello when Musetta decides to leave her elderly lover and return to him. However, Mimi and Rodolfo separate because of his jealousy and Marcello leaves Musetta because of her tantrums. Colline and Schaunard join Rodolfo and Marcello and they make merry over a meagre meal. Musetta brings Mimi who is dying. Marcello hurries away for a doctor, Colline to sell his overcoat. Mimi and Rodolfo recall their love as Mimi dies. 22:30 SEVEN AND EIGHT Prepared by Denis Patterson Myslivecek, J. Wind octet no 3 in B flat. Harmoniemusik of London. Virgin 5 61368 2


Kozeluch, L. Octet concertant: Parthia in B flat. Consortium Classicum. Orfeo 442 981 12 Goossens, E. Concertino for string octet, op 47. Chandos CHAN 9472 13 Raff, J. String octet in C, op 176 (1872). Chandos CHAN 8790


Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble (2 above) Bruch, M. Octet in B flat, op posth, (1920). Zsolt Fejérvári, db; Kodály Quartet; Members of Auer Quartet. Naxos 8.557270 25 January 2015

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Thursday 15 January 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 Composer focus Prepared by Rex Burgess Alkan, C-V. Fantasy on Mozart’s Don Giovanni op 26 (1844). Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmov, pf. Symposium 1059 13 Prelude no 9 in D flat, op 66 no 9 (c1867). Nicholas King, org. Symposium 1059 10 Chamber concerto in A minor, op 10 no 1 (1832). Marc-André Hamelin, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA66717 14 Funeral march for a dead parrot (bef. 1857). Kentish Opera Singers; Rachel Porter, ob; Hazel Todd, ob; Alison Turnbull; ob; William Waterhouse, bn; Mark Fitz-Gerald, cond. Symposium 1062 9 Grand duo concertant in F sharp minor, op 21 (1840). Dong-Suk Kang, vn; Olivier Gardon, pf. Timpani IC 1013 21 Etz Chajiin Hi (1847); Haleleuyah (1857). Kentish Opera Singers/Mark Fitz-Gerald. Symposium 1062 4 Aesop’s feast, op 39 no 12 (bef. 1857) Ronald Smith, pf. EMI CDM 7 64280-2 9 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Auber, D-F-E. Overture to The crown diamonds (1841). Czecho-Slovak PO/Richard Hayman. Naxos 8.553264 9 Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 2 in B flat, op 19 (1793/95). Gerard Willems, pf; Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker. ABC 980 046-5 29 Sibelius, J. Karelia suite, op 11 (1893). Vienna PO/Lorin Mazel. Decca 480 6568 14 Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 2 in C minor, op 17, Little Russian (1872-79). Philharmonia O/ Riccardo Muti. EMI CZS 7 67318 2 32 36

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12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers 13:00 SPANISH SONGS AND DANCES Prepared by Andari Anggamulia Sor, F. 12 Seguidillas. Teresa Berganza, mezz; José Miguel Moreno, gui. LP Philips 411 030-1 20 Albéniz, I. Rapsodia española, op 70 (1887; arr. C. Halffter). Alicia de Larrocha, pf; London PO/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Decca 410 289-2 18 Rodrigo, J. Coplas del pastor enamorado; Canción del cucú; Fino cristal. Bernarda Fink, mezz; Anthony Spiri, pf. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902133 8 Falla, M. de Love, the magician (1915). Ginesa Ortega, voice; Cambra Teatre Lliure O/Josep Pons. Harmonia Mundi HMG 505213 37 14:30 ALL IN THE FAMILY Prepared by Jan Brown Dvorák, A. Overture to Vanda (1879). Slovak PO/Libor Pesek. Marco Polo HK 8.220420 9

Buxtehude, D. Fugue in B flat. Chris Cartner, org. 5 Bach, J.S. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226 (1729). 7 Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bein dir, BWV228 8 (1720’s). Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Helen Cosgrove, db; Christopher Cartner, org; Brett Weymark, cond (2 above) Britten, B. Lamento, from Cello suite no 1, op 3 72 (1964). Bach, J.S. Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227 (1723). Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Helen Cosgrove, db; Christopher Cartner, org; Brett Weymark, cond. 20 Sculthorpe, P. Threnody (1991).


Bach, J.S. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV230 (c1727). Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Helen Cosgrove, db; Christopher Cartner, org; 7 Brett Weymark, cond. Anthea Cottee, vc (6 above) 21:40 FLUTE INTERLUDE Prepared by Elaine Siversen

Cello concerto in B minor, op 104 (1895). Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; London PO/Carlo Maria Giulini. EMI 5 65701 2 43

Bach, J.S. Sonata in B minor, BWV1030 (173637). Vernon Hill, fl; Roger Heagney, hpd. Move MD 3118 19

Suk, J. Serenade in E flat, op 6 (1892). Czech PO/Jiri Bélohlávek. Chandos CHAN 9640 30

22:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA Classical music from Austria Prepared by Judy Ekstein

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

Mozart, W. Double concerto in E flat, K365 (1779). Elizabeth Powell, pf; Nikolai Evrov, pf; SBS Youth O/Matthew Krel. SBS Music SBS 0007-2 27

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Pure Bach: Motets BWV225-230 Recorded by Peter Bell for FINE MUSIC in the crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral on 28 June 2014 Bach, J.S. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225 (1727). Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Helen Cosgrove, db; Christopher Cartner, org; Brett Weymark, cond. 12 Prelude, from Cello suite no 1 in G, BWV1007 (c1720). 3 Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV229 (1730). Sydney Philharmonia Choir; Helen Cosgrove, db; Christopher Cartner, org; Brett Weymark, cond. 8 Anthea Cottee, vc (3 above)

Hummel, J. Mandolin concerto in G (1799). Dorina Frati, mand; I Solisti di Fiesole/Nicola Paszkowski. Dynamic CDS 128 18 Haydn, J. Cello concerto no 1 in C, Hob.VIIb:1 (c1761-65). Anner Bijlsma, vc; Tafelmusik O/ Jean Lamon. Harmonia Mundi RD 77757 23 Krommer, F. Clarinet concerto in E flat, op 36 (1803). Emma Johnson, cl; Royal PO/Günther Herbig. ASV DCA 763 22 Mozart, W. Exsultate, jubilate, K165 (1773). Barbara Bonney, sop; English Concert/Trevor Pinnock. Archiv 445 353-2 16


20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Frank Morrison


Mendelssohn, F. Piano quartet in C minor, op 1 (1822). Domus. Virgin VC 7 91183-2 26

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

Saint-Saëns, C. Piano trio no 1 in F, op 18 (1863). Beaux Arts Trio. Philips 434 071-2 30

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber Prepared by Brian Drummond Pleyel, I. Oboe quartet in G, op 28 no 1 (c1780). Feit Concertino. LP Schwann VMS 1043


Haydn, J. String quartet in E flat, op 33 no 2 (1782). Salomon Quartet. Hyperion CDA66681 19 Mozart, W. Oboe quartet in F, K370 (1781). Members of Australia Ensemble. Tall Poppies TP029 14 Boccherini, L. Quintet no 4 in D, G448, Fandango. Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Decca 478 5669 17 Mozart, W. Adagio and rondo in C, K617 (1791). Marc Grauwels, fl; Dennis James, glass harmonica; Brussels Virtuosi. Hyperion CDA66392 13 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Kodály, Z. Dances of Galánta (1933). Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta. 17 Glier, R. Harp concerto, op 74 (1943). Alice Giles, hp; Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn. ABC 454 506-2 26 Sibelius, J. Symphony no 1 in E minor, op 39 (1899). Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste. RCA RD87765 38

Beaux Arts Trio. Photo - Marco Borggreve Saint-Saëns, C. Piano trio no 1 in F, op 18 (1863). Beaux Arts Trio. Philips 434 071-2 30 Shostakovich, D. Piano trio no 1 in C minor, op 8 (1925). Trio Suleika. Radio Nederland MCCP123 14 14:00 THE ENGLISH AT SEA Prepared by Stephen Wilson Lambert, C. Suite from film, Merchant seamen (1942). BBC Concert O/Barry Wordsworth. ASV WHL 2122

13:00 THE DELIGHT OF PIANO TRIOS Prepared by Ron Walledge

22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Italian virtuoso musicians Prepared by Elaine Siversen


Aria sopra la Bergamesca (1642). Greg Dikmans, rec; Lucinda Moon, vn; Simon Martin-Ellis, gui. Move MD 3260 4

Farrant, R. Ah, alas you salt sea gods. Catherine King, mezz; Rose Consort of Viols. Naxos 8.554284 3

Geminiani, F. The enchanted forest (c1752). Milan Angelicum O/Newell Jenkins. LP Nonesuch H-71151 31

Britten, B. Four sea interludes, from Peter Grimes, op 33a (1944-45). Edmonton SO/Uri Mayer. CBC SMCD 5123 18

Sonata in C, op 5 no 3 (pub. 1746). Heinrich Schiff, vc; Jaap ter Linden, vc; Ton Koopman, hpd. Philips 434 124-2 11

Bridge, F. Suite: The sea (1911). Ulster O/ Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 8473

Matteis, N. Musica grave; Andamento malinconico; Fantasia in B flat; Allemanda facile; Scaramuccia (pub. 1676). Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn. Hyperion CDA67238

Beamish, S. Viola concerto no 2, The seafarer (2001). Tabea Zimmermann, va; Swedish CO, Örebro/Ola Rudner. BIS CD-1241

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Brendan Walsh 9

Gounod, C. Symphony no 1 in D (1855). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 462 125-2 26

Uccellini, M. Sonata IX, from bk 7 (pub. 1660). Arcadian Academy. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907066 8



Elgar, E. Sea pictures, op 37 (1897-99). Linda Finnie, cont; London PO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 9022 25

12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell

Clementi, M. Piano trio, op 22 no 1 (pub. 1788). Trio Fauré. Dynamic CDS 93

Beethoven, L. Symphony no 8 in F, op 93 (1812). Vienna PO/Simon Rattle. EMI 5 57448 2 26

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron


Suite in E minor, from Ayres for violin, fourth part (pub. 1685). Cynthia O’Brien, vn; Ruth Wilkinson, bass viol; Paul Thom, hpd. LP Larrikin LRF 069 14 Frescobaldi, G. Toccata decima (1637). Bob van Asperen, hpd. Teldec 2292-43544-2 5 Messa della Domenica, from Fiori musicali (pub. 1635). Schola Gregoriana Sciptonia; Fabiano Ruin, tb; Roberto Loreggian, org; Nicola M. Bellinazzo, cond. Brilliant Classics 94111 23 January 2015

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Saturday 17 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Trombone concerto. Norman Law, tb; Black Dyke Mills Band/ Gordon Langford. Chandos CHAN 4523 11

6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Stephen Wilson 9:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech Rossini, G. Sì, ritovarla lo giuro, from Cenerentola (1817). Juan Diego Flórez, ten; Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Ch & O/ Riccardo Chailly. Decca 470 024-2 6

12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas

Bellini, V. Casta diva, from Norma (1831). Angela Gheorghiu, sop; Karen Jones, fl; Royal Opera House Ch; London SO/Evelino Pidò. EMI 5 57163 2 7

13:00 CHINESE MOSAIC Prepared by Paolo Hooke An exploration of the best of Chinese classical, traditional and film music

Puccini, G. O soave fanciulla, from La bohème (1896). Barbara Hendricks, sop; José Carreras, ten; French NO/James Conlon. Erato 2292-45317-2 4

14:00 SCANDINAVIAN VIEWS Prepared by Emyr Evans

Bizet, G. Près des remparts de Séville, from Carmen (1873-74). Maria Callas, sop; Nicolai Gedda, ten; Paris National Opera O/Georges Prêtre. EMI 5 57056 2 5 9:30 IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS Prepared by Rex Burgess Ives, C. From the steeples and the mountains (1901-02). London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble/ Christopher Larkin. Hyperion CDA66517 4 Dvorák, A. Overture: In nature’s realm, op 91 (1891). Czech PO/Karel Sejna. Supraphon SU 1915-2 001 13 Three songs, from Nature’s realm, op 63 (1882). Netherlands Chamber Choir/Eric Ericson Radio Netherlands 1 8 d’Indy, V. Symphony on a mountain song, op 25 (1886). Catherine Collard, pf; French RPO/ Marek Janowski. apex 0927 4809 2 24 Glazunov, A. The forest, op 19 (1882-87; arr. Glazunov). Aurora Piano Quartet. Naxos 8.557717D 17 Respighi, O. Deità silvane (1917). Ingrid Attrot, sop; BBC PO/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 9453 13 Geminiani, F. The enchanted forest (c1752). Milan Angelicum O/Newell Jenkins. LP Nonesuch H-71151 31 11:30 ON PARADE Music that’s band Prepared by Owen Fisher Trad. Mexican hat dance (arr. Webster). Cory Band/Ronald Demkee. Doyen DOY 264 5 Steadman-Allen, R. Silver Star March. Salvation Army Band. Doyen DOY 221 38

Gershwin, G. Strike up the band; Wintergreen for President; Embraceable you; The man I love; Liza; I got rhythm. Allentown Band/Ronald Demkee. AMP 23192 5

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Mendelssohn, F. Scheidend. Genevieve Lacey, rec; Karin Schaupp, gui. ABC CLassics 476 5249


19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Sue Jowell The music of Lerner and Lowe 20:00 LESS FAMILIAR CELLO CONCERTOS Prepared by Chris Blower Casella, A. Cello concerto, op 58 (1935). Andrea Noferini, vc; Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia. Naxos 8.572416 21

Grieg, E. Holberg suite, op 40 (1884). Oslo Camerata/Stephan Barratt-Due. Naxos 8.557890 19 Atterberg, K. Suite no 3, op 19 (1916). Stockholm Sinfonietta/Jan-Olav Wedín. BIS CD-165

Villa-Lobos H. Bachianas brasileiras no 5. David Nuttall, ob; Timothy Kain, gui. Tall Poppies TP 119


Svendsen, J. Romance, op 26 (1881). Anton Kontra, vn; Malmö SO/James DePreist. BIS CD-570 8 Nielsen, C. Little suite, op 1 (1888/89). Danish NRSO/Ulf Schirmer. Decca 452 486-2 16 15:00 ELIJAH Prepared by Chris Blower Mendelssohn, F. Elijah: oratorio, op 70 (1846). Renée Fleming, sop; Patricia Barden, cont; Sara Fulgoni, cont; Matthew Munro, treb; John Mark Ainsley, ten; John Bowen, ten; Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Edinburgh Festival Ch; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Paul Daniel. Decca 455 688-2 2:11 Concert variations, op 17 (1829). Zoe Knighton, vc; Amir Farid, pf. Move MD 3338 11 17:30 CHAMBER INTERLUDE Mozart, W. String quartet no 15 in D minor, K421 (1783). Quartetto Italiano. Decca 478 5555 27 18:00 CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY With a friend Prepared by Dan Sharkey Pujol, M. Suite: Buenos Aires. Virginia Taylor, fl; Timothy Kain, gui. Move MCD 454 16 Houghton, P. Two night movements. Zoe Black, vn; Daniel McKay, gui. Move MD 3323 9 Sor, F. L’encouragement. Slava Grigoryan, gui; Leonard Grigoryan, gui. ABC 472 224-2 14

Sibelius, J. Malinconia, op 20 (1901). Heinrich Schiff, vc; Elisabeth Leonskaja, pf. Philips 412 732-2 12 Herbert, V. Cello concerto no 2 in E minor, op 30 (1894). Yo-Yo Ma, vc; New York PO/Kurt Masur. Sony SK 67173 21 21:00 SPANISH ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Scarlatti, D. Sonata in F minor, Kk481, L’autunno (arr. Groslot). Il Novecento/Robert Groslot. 8 Vanguard 99031 Granados, E. Intermezzo, from Goyescas (1911; arr. Cassadó). Mischa Maisky, vc; Lily Maisky, pf. 5 DG 477 8100 Turina, J. Symphonic rhapsody, op 66 (1931; arr. C. Halffter). Alicia de Larrocha, pf; London PO/Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. 9 Decca 433 905-2 Ortiz, D. Four recercadas (arr. Thorn). Benjamin Thorn, rec; Wayne Madden, spinet. 8 Move MD 3219 Rodrigo, J. Adagio, from Concierto d’Aranjuez (1939; arr. Koch). Gareth Koch, gui. 8 GRACIA 0010692 Falla, M. de Suite populaire espagnole (1914; arr. Nordmann, Kochanski). Patrice Fontanarosa, vn; Marielle Nordmann, hp. EMI 5 56359 2


22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Chris Blower Halvorsen, J. Suite ancienne, op 31a (1911). Bergen PO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 10614 25 Mendelssohn, F. Songs without words, bk VI, op 67 (1843-45). Luba Edlina, pf. Chandos CHAN 8948/9 15 Haydn, J. Quartet in D, Hob.III:63, Lark (1790). Emerson String Quartet. DG 471 327-2 18 Mahler, G. Symphony no 4 in G (1900). Emma Matthews, sop; Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Sydney Symphony SSO201102 54

Sunday 18 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with Terry McMullen 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Paul Hopwood Beethoven, L. Trio in B flat, op 11 (1797). Michael Collins, cl; Christopher van Kampen, vc; Ian Brown, pf. Virgin VC 7 91137-2 21 Bach, J.S. Sonata in G minor, BWV1029 (by 1741). Pierre Fournier, vc; Zuzanna Ruzickova, hpd. Erato 2292-45738-2 15 Ewald, V. Quintet no 3. Atlantic Brass Quintet. Summit DCD 119 17 10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Di Cox Cannabich, C. Symphony no 47 in G, op 10 (pub. 1772). Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Uwe Grodd. Naxos 8.554340 11 Haydn, J. String quartet in D, op 76 no 3, Emperor (c1799). Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet. Westminster Chamber Music Collection 27 Beethoven, L. Sonata no 17 in D minor, op 31 no 2, Tempest (1802). Maurizio Pollini, pf. DG 427 642-2 23 Crusell, B. Clarinet concerto no 1 in E flat, op 1 (1803). Karl Leister, cl; Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä. BIS CD-345 21 Schubert, F. Der Gondelfahrer, D809 (1824); Trinklied, D267 (1815). Die Singphoniker. cpo 999 397-2 4 Salieri, A. Ballet: Les Danaïdes (1784). Mannheim Mozart O/Thomas Fey. Hänssler 98.506

Haydn, J. Mass no 10 in C, Hob.XXII:9, Mass in the time of war (1796). Nancy Argenta, sop; Catherine Denley, mezz; Mark Padmore, ten; Stephen Varcoe, bar; Collegium Musicum 90/ Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 0633 39 16:00 FEATURING THE GUITAR Prepared by Gael Golla Debussy, C. Rêverie (1890; arr.). Groningen Guitar Duo. Ottavo OTR C49135 5 Vivaldi, A. Guitar concerto in D. John Williams, gui; English CO/Charles Groves. CBS M2YK 45610 10 Carulli, F. Nocturne in A, op 190. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl; Alexandre Lagoya, gui. CBS MK 42130 9 Westlake, N. Songs from the forest (1994). Slava Grigoryan, gui; Leonard Grigoryan, gui; Joel Westlake, db. ABC 476 574-4 7 Rodrigo, J. Concierto de Aranjuez (1939). Julian Bream, gui; Monteverdi O/John Eliot Gardiner. RCA 6525-2-RG 21 17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Richard Munge Hymn: Praise to the holiest. Choir of St Paul’s Parish, Washington, DC; Bruce Neswick, org; Jeffrey Smith, cond. Pro Organo 7090 6 Psalm 121: I will lift up mine eyes.


12:00 SPEAK EASY, SWING HARD with Richard Hughes 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL The great orchestrators: Early years Prepared by Elaine Siversen Lully, J-B. Ballet des plaisirs (1655). Aradia Baroque Ensemble/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8.554003 13 Scarlatti, A. Concerto in A minor. Les Passions/Jean-Marc Andrieu, flageolet & dir. Ligia Digital Lidi 0202167-06 10 Purcell, H. Incidental music for The Gordian knot unty’d (1690). Accademia Bizantina. Decca 478 2262 11 Bach, J.S. Suite no 3 in D, BWV1068 (c1731). Freiburg Barock O/Gottfried von der Goltz. Harmonia Mundi HMC 902113.14 22 Gossec, F-J. Symphony in E flat, op 12 no 5 (pub.1769). London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert. Chandos CHAN 9661 13


Weelkes, T. Hosanna to the son of David. 2 Choir of Bath Abbey; Marcus Sealy, org; Peter King, cond (2 above) Priory PRCD 421 Stanford, C. Villiers Te Deum in A; Jubilate in A. Choir of Ely Cathedral; Jeremy Filsell, org; Paul Trepte, cond. Heritage HTGCD 219 12 Cornelius, P. The three kings.


Hymns: O worship the Lord; Hail to the Lord’s anointed. 9 /Neil McEwan, cond (2 above) Bainton, E. And I saw a new heaven. David Russell, cond. 5 Choir of Christ Church St Laurence (3 above) CCSL 05 Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation. Choir of St Paul’s Parish, Washington, DC; Bruce Neswick, org; Jeffrey Smith, cond. Pro Organo 7090 8 Elgar, E. Imperial march. Jeremy Filsell, org. Heritage HTGCD 219 5

18:00 ENGLISH STRINGS Prepared by Emyr Evans Moeran, E.J. Quartet in E flat. Naxos 8.554079


Bax, A. Quartet no 1 in G (1918). Naxos 8.555282


Vaughan Williams, R. Phantasy quintet (1912). Garfield Jackson, va. Naxos 8.555300


Maggini String Quartet (all above) 19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Handel, G. Zadok the priest, HWV258 (1727). Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Thurston Dart, hpd; John Langdon, hpd; English CO/ David Willcocks. Decca 458 623-1 6 Vaughan Williams, R. Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis (1910). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Decca 442 8341 14 Coates, E. London suite (1932). BBC PO/ Rumon Gamba. Chandos CHAN 9869


Holst, G. The planets, op 32 (1916). Vienna State Opera Choir; Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan. Decca 478 3156-67 49 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Sheila Catzel Ravel, M. Piano trio in A minor (1914). Florestan Trio. Hyperion CDA67114


Widor, C-M. Quintet in D minor, op 7 (1868). Ilona Prunyi, pf; New Budapest Quartet. Naxos 8.555416 29 Berwald, F. Grand septet (1842). Gervase de Peyer, cl; Melos Ensemble. EMI 5 65995 2 23 Dohnányi, E. Sextet in C, op 37 (1935). Béla Kovács, cl; Ferenc Tarjáni, hn; Vilmos Tátrai, vn; György Konrád, va; Ede Banda, vc; Ernö Szegedi, pf. Hungaroton HCD 1162 30 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Prepared by Nev Dorrington Sakamoto, R. Excerpts from Playing the piano. 22 Excerpts from Out of noise.


Ryuichi Sakamoto, pf (2 above) Decca 02527 46632 Takahishi, J. Departure; Dawn; Silence. Juta Takahishi, various instruments. Lunisolar Records LR 008/010 38 January 2015

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Monday 19 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Robert Small 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC By arrangement Prepared by Maddy Tropman Wagner, R. Overture to Tannhäuser (1845; arr. Liszt). Vladimir Leyetchkiss, pf. Centaur CRC 2088 17 Chopin, F. Nocturne in C sharp minor (1830; arr. Piatigorsky); Etude in E minor, op 25 no 7 (1836; arr. Glazunov); Polonaise brillante in C, op 3 (1829-30). Maria Kliegel, vc; Bernd Glemser, pf. Naxos 8.553159 19 Mahler, G. Songs of a wayfarer (1884; arr. Schoenberg 1920). Clare Gormley, sop; Jeffrey Black, bar; Sydney Soloists/John Harding. ABC 461 827-2 16 Schoenberg, A. Chamber symphony no 1, op 9 (1906; arr. Webern). Geoffrey Collins, fl; Nigel Westlake, cl; Dene Olding, vn; David Pereira, vc; David Bollard, pf. Entr’acte ESCD 6507 20

Finzi, G. Clarinet concerto, op 31 (1949). John Denman, cl; New Philharmonia O/Vernon Handley. Lyrita SRCD236 29 Schubert, F. Symphony no 9 in C, D944, Great (1825-28). Royal Concertgebouw O/John Eliot Gardiner. Radio Nederland RCO11004 48

Debussy, C. Reflets dans l’eau, from Images, bk 1 (1905). Kathryn Stott, pf. 6 Conifer CDCF 148 Ravel, M. Introduction and allegro (1905). Zoltán Gyöngyössy, fl; Béla Kovács, cl; Eva Maros, hp; Kodály Quartet. Naxos 8.550249 10 Mahler, G. Beauty, from The song of the earth (1908-09). Brigitte Fassbaender, cont; Francisco Araiza, ten; Berlin PO/Carlo Maria Giulini. 8 DG 479 1117

12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan 13:00 SEVEN AND NINE Prepared by Denis Patterson Berwald, F. Grand septet in B flat (1842). Mikael Björk, db; members of Arion Wind Quintet; members of Schein String Quartet. Naxos 8.553714 23

Bruch, M. Piece in C sharp minor, op 83 no 3 (pub. 1910). Janet Hilton, cl; Nobuko Imai, va; Roger Vignoles, pf. Chandos CHAN 8776 6

Spohr, L. Nonet in F, op 31 (1813). Ensemble 360. ASV GLD 4026 32

Sibelius, J. Symphony no 3 in C, op 52 (1907). London SO/Colin Davis. RCA 09026 61963 2 30

14:00 MUSIC FROM 1900-1910 Prepared by Gael Golla

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

Rachmaninov, S. The isle of the dead (1909). Berlin PO. DG 429 490 2 20

Webern, A. Langsamer satz (1905; arr. Rachlevsky). Kremlin CO/Misha Rachlevsky. Claves 50-9325 8

Puccini, G. Dammi i colori!; E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (1900). Franco Corelli, ten; Alfredo Mariotti, bass; St Cecilia Academy O. Decca 467 918-2 6

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Di Cox

Lorin Maazel, cond (3 above)

Rossini, G. Overture to Il signor Bruschino (1813). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Neville Marriner. Philips 446 196-2 5

Saint-Saëns, C. Cello concerto no 2 in D minor, op 119 (1902). Luigi Piovano, vc; Marrucino TO/Piero Bellugi. Eloquentia EL 1024

19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson


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Beethoven, L. Romance in G, op 40 (1802). Gidon Kremer, vn; CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 9031-74881-2 6

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

Elgar, E. Romance, op 62 (1909). Klaus Thunemann, bn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 446 096-2 5

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Alfred Brendel Prepared by Anne Irish

Kern, J. A fine romance, from Swing time (1936). Sylvia McNair, sop; David Finck, db; André Previn, pf. Philips 442 129-2

Jeanie’s distress (1817). Sarah Walker, mezz; Krysia Osostowicz, vn.


Ursula Smith, vc; Malcolm Martineau, pf (2 above) DG 477 5128 Wind sextet in E flat, op 71 (1796). European CO Wind Soloists. ASV COE 807 20


Bruch, M. Seven Scots folksongs. Darmstadt Concert Choir/Wolfgang Seeliger. Christophorus CHE 0176-2 10

Beethoven, L. Sonata no 32 in C minor, op 111 (1822). Philips 438 374-2 26

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M. Romancero gitano (1951). Cantillation; Karin Schaupp, gui; Philip Chu, cond. ABC 476 3627 23

Double concerto in E minor, op 88 (c1912). Paul Meyer, cl; Gérard Caussé, va; Lyon Opera O/ Kent Nagano. Erato 2292-45483-2 19

Schubert, F. Liebesbotschaft; Ständchen: Leise flehen meine Lieder, Das Fischermädschen, D957, from Schwanengesang (1828). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Philips 411 051-2 8

Shostakovich, D. Romance, from The gadfly suite, op 97a (1955). Janine Jansen, vn; Royal PO/Barry Wordsworth. Decca 475 011-2 3

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

Liszt, F. Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata, from Years of pilgrimage, bk 2 (1837-49). Philips 420 169-2 16

Chopin, F. Andante spianato; Grande polonaise, op 22 (1834). Vanguard OVC 4023

14:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech 14

Weber, C.M. Concert piece in F minor, op 79 (1821). London SO/Claudio Abbado. Philips 456 733-2 17 Alfred Brendel, pf (all above) 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Elaine Siversen Telemann, G. Suite no 5 in A minor, TWV42:a3 (pub. 1734). Camerata Cologne. cpo 999 690-2 17 Bach, C.P.E. Oboe concerto in E flat, Wq165 (1765). Camerata Bern/Heinz Holliger, ob d’amore & dir. Philips 454 450-2 20

Mozart, W. Overture to Don Giovanni, K527 (1787). Prague National TO/Karl Böhm. DG 469 666-2 6 Cimarosa, D. Pria che spunti in ciel l’aurora, from The secret marriage (1792). Juan Diego Flórez, ten; Milan Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Ch & O/Carlo Rizzi. Decca 475 550-2 7 Rossini, G. Là del ciel nell’arcano profondo, from Cinderella (1817). Samuel Ramey, bass; Welsh National Opera Ch & O/Gabriele Ferro. Teldec 9031-73242-2 7 Glinka, M. Final chorus, from A Life for the Tsar (1836). Bolshoi Ch & SO/Alexander Lazarev. Erato 4509-91723-2 4

19:00 THE JAZZ BEAT with Lloyd Capps 20:00 RECENT RELEASES with Michael Field 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Di Cox Norgård, P. Bach to the future, concerto in three movements, after preludes by Bach (1998). Safri Duo; Danish National RSO/ Thomas Dausgaard. Chandos CHAN 9645 20 Frumerie, G. de Pastoral suite, op 13b (1933). Börje Mårelius, fl; Swedish RSO/Stig Westerberg. Discofil SCD 1022 12

Brahms, J. Symphony no 1 in C minor, op 68 (1855-76). Scottish CO/Charles Mackerras. Telarc 80450 45

14:30 BACH, BEETHOVEN AND BRUCH Prepared by Gael Golla

Nielsen, C. Springtime in Funen, op 42 (1921). Inga Nielsen, sop; Peter Grønlund, ten; Sten Byriel, bass-bar; St Anne’s High School Children’s Ch; Danish NR Choir & SO/Leif Segerstam. Chandos CHAN 8853 18

12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes

Bach, J.S. Trio sonata in G, BWV525 (c1730). Palladian Ensemble. Linn CKD 036 13

Wirén, D. Trio no 1, op 6 (c1927). Stockholm Arts Trio. BIS CD-582 15

Prelude and fugue in A minor, BWV894 (c171525). Angela Hewitt, pf. Hyperion CDA67121/2 10

Larsson, L-E. Clarinet concertino, op 45 no 3 (1954-57). Musica Vitae; Michel Lethiec, cl & dir. BIS CD-473 13

13:00 ROMANCE IS UNIVERSAL Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Anon. Spanish romance. Gareth Koch, gui. GRACIA 0010692 3 Berlioz, H. Rêverie et caprice: Romance, op 8 (1841). Igor Gruppmann, vn; San Diego SO/ Yoav Talmi. Naxos 8.553034 9

Beethoven, L. Faithfu’ Johnie (1818). Ruby Philogene, mezz; Thomas Allen, bar; Elizabeth Layton, vn. 4

Stenhammar, W. Serenade in F, op 31 (1911-13). Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi. DG 445 857-2 33 January 2015

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Wednesday 21 January 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field Antill, J. An outback overture (1954). New Zealand SO/James Judd. Naxos 8.570241 8 Villa-Lobos, H. Harmonica concerto (1955). Tommy Reilly, harmonica; London Sinfonietta/David Atherton. LP Argo ZRG 905


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

12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale

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


Zelenka, J. Overture à 7 concertanti in F (1723). Jürg Schaeftlein, ob; Paul Hailperin, ob; Alice Harnoncourt, vn; Walter Pfeiffer, vn; Kurt Theiner, va; Milan Turkovic, bn; Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, vc & dir. Teldec 8.42415 20 Handel, G. Suite no 3 in D minor, HWV428 (pub. 1720). Murray Perahia, pf. Sony SK 62785 13 Locatelli, P. Violin concerto in F, op 4 no 12 (pub. 1735). Raglan Baroque Players/Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn & dir. Hyperion CDA67041/2 11 Bononcini, G. Per la gloria d’adorarvi, from Griselda (1722; ed. Bonynge). Joan Sutherland, sop; Philomusica of London/Granville Jones. Decca 475 6302 5 Leclair, J-M. Sonata no 3 in G minor, op 13 no 6 (1753). London Baroque. BIS CD-1855 14 Haydn, M. Horn concertino in D (c1775). English CO; Barry Tuckwell, hn & dir. EMI 5 69395 2


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Mozart, W. Symphony no 29 in A, K201 (1774). Australian CO/Richard Tognetti. Sony SK 53356 26



19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell 20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Michael Tesoriero

Suk, J. Pohadka, op 16 (1899-1900). Czech PO/ Jiri Bélohlávek. Chandos CHAN 9640 30

Jirˇí Beˇlohlávek. Photo - Petra Hajská

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

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 FLUTES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES Prepared by Gael Golla Scarlatti, A. Concerto (Sonata IX) in A minor. Clas Perhrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble. BIS CD-8 11 Smetanin, M. Nontiscordardime I; Nontiscordardime II. Laura Chislett, bass fl, picc. ABC 446 738-2 5 Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M. Sonatina, op 205. Virginia Taylor, fl; Timothy Kain, gui. Tall Poppies TP003 13 Vine, C. Miniature III (1983). Geoffrey Collins, picc, fl; Brett Kelly, tb; Graeme Leak, perc; Carl Vine, pf. LP Larrikin LRF 156 10 Matsumura, T. Poeme no 1 (1969). Satsuki Odamura, koto; Riley Lee, shakuhachi. Tall Poppies TP044 14

Mozart, W. The magic flute. Opera in two acts. Libretto by Emanuel Schikander. First performed Vienna, 1791. TAMINO: Peter Schreier, ten PAMINA: Annaliese Rothenberger, sop PAPAGENO: Walter Berry, bar QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: Edda Moser, sop SARASTRO: Kurt Moll, bass Bavaria State Opera Ch & O/Wolfgang Sawallisch. EMI 747827-8 2:33 Prince Tamino, threatened by a snake, is saved by three ladies, servants of the Queen of the Night. She asks him to rescue her daughter Pamina who has been abducted by a sorcerer Sarastro. The ladies give Tamino a magic flute and his companion Papageno, the bird-catcher, some magic bells. Tamino finds Pamina and falls in love with her. The lovers reach a temple where Sarastro puts them through a series of severe trials to test their courage and love. They triumphantly come through every ordeal and are married. Although foolish, Papageno also finds his love. 23:00 NOCTURNAL Prepared by Derek Parker Sculthorpe, P. Nocturnal (1983). Robert Chamberlain, pf. Move MD 3031


Varèse, E. Nocturnal (1961) Elizabeth Watts, sop; Men’s voices of Camerata Silesia; Polish National RSO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Naxos 8.557882 9 Hambraeus, B. Nocturnals (1990). Swedish Ensemble for New Music/Ansgar Krook. Phono Suecia PSCD 57 17 Dargomyzhsky, A. Nocturnal breeze (c1840). Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass; Zlatina Ghiaurov, pf. 4 Decca 443 024-2 Britten, B. Nocturnal after John Dowland, op 70 (1963). Julian Bream, gui. EMI 7 54901 2 18

Thursday 22 January 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 Streeton Trio. Photo - Vilnius

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Raj Gopalakrishnan Mendelssohn, F. Overture to A midsummer night’s dream, op 21 (1826). Philharmonia O/ Charles Mackerras. Signum SIGCD253 12 Rodrigo, J. Summer concerto (1943). Michael Guttman, vn; Royal PO/José Serebrier. ASV DCA 855 21 Berlioz, H. Les nuits d’été, op 7 (1840-41). Yvonne Minton, mezz; Stuart Burrows, ten; BBC SO/Pierre Boulez. Sony SM3K 64 103 32 Kodály, Z. Summer evening (1929-30). Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati. Decca 443 006-2


12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers 13:00 MUSIC ALLA TURKA Prepared by Stephen Wilson Mozart, W. Turkish rondo, from Sonata no 11 in A, K331 (1781-83). Richard Burnett, fp. Amon SAR 6 3 Spohr, L. Notturno in C for winds and Turkish band, op 34 (1815). Consortium Classicum/ Dieter Klöcker. Orfeo C 155 871 A 28 Haydn, M. Turkish march in C. Netherlands Wind Ensemble. LP Philips 6527 117 3 Ippolitov-Ivanov, M. Turkish fragments, op 62 (1930). Singapore SO/Choo Hoey. Marco Polo 8.220217 14

Beethoven, L. Turkish march from The ruins of Athens (1812; arr. Rubinstein). Grigory Ginsburg, pf. Philips 456 802-2 2 Mozart, W. Violin concerto no 5 in A, K219, Turkish (1775). Itzhak Perlman, vn; Vienna PO/ James Levine. DG 427 813-2 29

Haydn, J. Piano trio no 24 in G, Hob XV:25, Gypsy rondo (1795). 15 Brahms, J. Piano trio in C, op 87 (1882).


Streeton Trio (all above) 21:40 DVORÁK ARRANGED Prepared by Elaine Siversen

14:30 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS IJK Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Ives, C. Robert Browning overture (1908-12). Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn. Naxos 8.559076 25 Janácek, L. Glagolitic mass (1926). Evelyn Lear, sop; Hilde Rössel-Majdan, cont; Ernst Haefliger, ten; Franz Crass, bass; Bedrich Janacek, org; Bavarian Radio Ch & O/Raphael Kubelik. DG 429 182 -2 38 Khachaturian, A. Spartacus suite no 3 (1943). St Petersburg State SO/André Anichanov. Naxos 8.550801 22 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Marilyn Schock

Dvorák, A. Sonatine in G, op 100 (1892-95; arr. Nordmann). Patrice Fontanarosa, vn; Marielle Nordmann, hp. EMI 5 56359 2 18 22:00 EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA Prepared by Stephen Wilson Rachmaninov, S. Introduction and three dances, from Aleko (1893). Sydney SO/ Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00018 14 Skryabin, A. Poem of ecstasy, op 54 (190508). Kirov O/Valery Gergiev. Philips 468 035-2 20 Rachmaninov, S. Piano concerto no 1 in F sharp minor, op 1 (1891/1917). Howard Shelley, pf; Royal Scottish NO/Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 9192 28

19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Sydney Mozart Society presents the Streeton Trio Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC at the Gillian Moore Performing Arts Centre on 29 August 2014 Mozart, W. Trio in E, K542 (1788).

Beethoven, L. Piano trio in D, op 70 no 1, Ghost (1808). 25


Prince Rostislav (1891). Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy. Exton EXCL-00018 16 Tchaikovsky, P. Souvenir de Florence, op 70 (1891). Australian CO/Carl Pini. Omega OCD 1010 35 January 2015

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Friday 23 January 16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with James Hunter 19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron 20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Phil Vendy Godard, B. Violin concerto no 2 in G minor, op 131. Chloë Hanslip, vn; Slovak State PO/Kirk Trevor. Naxos 8.570554 25


12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell


13:00 PATRICK THOMAS PRESENTS Donald Hazelwood, violinist, Part 2

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


Beethoven, L. Sonata no 8 in G, op 30 no 3 (1801-02). Michael Brimer, pf. 20

Lalo, E. Piano trio no 2 in B minor (1851). Trio Henry. Pierre Verany PV 794031 25

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber Prepared by Di Cox

Saint-Saëns, C. Introduction and rondo capriccioso, op 28 (1870). Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas. 8 Private recordings (2 above)

Boëllmann, L. Sonata in A minor, op 40 (1897). Mats Lidström, vc; Bengt Forsberg, pf. Hyperion CDA66888 25

Dvorák, A. Rondo in G minor, op 94 (1891). Christian Poltéra, vc; Kathryn Stott, pf. BIS 1947 SACD 7

Sonata no 1 in D minor, op 75 (1885). Michael Brimer, pf. ABC 476 6434 24

Franck, C. Les éolides (1876). Belgian NO/ André Cluytens. EMI 565153 2 10

Mozart, W. Divertimento in B flat, K439b.2 (1783). Gilles Thomé, bshn; Gili Rinot, bshn; Lorenzo Coppola, bshn. Pierre Verany PV795021 19

Donald Hazelwood, vn (all above)

22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Prepared by Rex Burgess

14:00 STRINGS AND THINGS Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Auber, D-F-E. Cello concerto no 1 (c1804; orch. Gamley). Jascha Silberstein, vc; Suisse Romande O/Richard Bonynge. ABC 475 070-2 16

Grabu, L. Incidental music for Rochester’s play, Valentinian (1684). Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band/Peter Holman. Hyperion CDA66667 12

Weber, C.M. Quintet in B flat, op 34 (1815). Benny Goodman, cl; Berkshire String Quartet. Music Masters 5027-2-C 25

Haydn, J. Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6, Un piccolo divertimento (1793). Marc-André Hamelin, pf. Hyperion CDA67710 13

Dieupart, C. Suite no 5 in F, from Six suites (1701). Ruth Wilkinson, flûte de voix; Linda Kent, hpd. Move MD 3161 14

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Anne Irish

Dvorák, A. Romantic pieces, op 75 (1887). Salvatore Accardo, vn; Bruno Canino, pf. Dynamic CDS 51 16

Elgar, E. Overture: In the South, Alassio, op 50 (1903). Vienna PO/John Eliot Gardiner. Decca 479 1044 21

Françaix, J. Quartet (1933). Members of Aulos Wind Quintet. Musica Mundi 310 022 H1 10

Franck, C. Sonata in A (1886). Gil Shaham, vn; Gerhard Oppitz, pf. DG 429 729-2 28

Sullivan, A. Cello concerto in D (1866; reconstr. Mackerras, Mackie). Julian Lloyd Webber, vc; London SO/Charles Mackerras. EMI CDM 7 64726 2 17 Tchaikovsky, P. Symphony no 4 in F minor, op 36 (1877). London PO/Mstislav Rostropovich. EMI 5 65709 2 44

Taffanel, P. Wind quintet in G minor. Ensemble Wien-Berlin. Sony 88725443532

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Bottesini, G. Double bass concerto no 2 in B minor (pub. 1950). Ludwig Streicher, db; Munich CO/Hans Stadlmair. Teldec 2292-42452-2 ME 16 Khachaturian, A. Trio (1932). Eimer Trio. Dynamic CDS60


Mozart, W. Divertimento in F, K522, Musical joke (1787). Orpheus CO. DG 431 689-2 22

Bach, J. Christian Symphony in B flat, op 3 no 4 (bef. 1765). London FO/Ross Pople. Arte Nova 74321 30488 2 11 Paisible, J. Sett in C, from Six setts of Aires (pub. 1720). Musica Barocca. Naxos 8.555045


Linley, T. the younger A lyric ode in the spirit of Shakespeare (1776). Lorna Anderson, sop; Julie Gooding, sop; Richard Wistreich, bass; Parley of Instruments Baroque O & Choir/Paul Nicholson. Hyperion CDA66613 1:00

Saturday 24 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas


13:00 ASIAN MUSIC Prepared by Oscar Foong A bi-monthly exploration of music from across Asia

9:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech Rossini, G. Overture to The Turk in Italy (1814). National PO/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 400 049-2

Gott, Höre meine Stimme!, D190 (1815). Sumi Jo, sop; Gürzenich O/James Conlon. 4 Erato 8573-85772-2


Giordano, U. Colpito qui m’avete ... Un di all’azzurro spazio, from Andrea Chénier (1895). Jonas Kaufmann, ten; Santa Cecilia National Academy O/Antonio Pappano. Decca 478 2258 5 Donizetti, G. Spirito gentil, from La favorita (1843). Luciano Pavarotti, ten; Vienna Opera O/Edward Downes. Decca 475 9349 4 Verdi, G. Vanne ... lasciami ... D’amor sull’ali rosee, from Il trovatore (1853). Maria Callas, sop; Conservatoire Concert Society O/Nicola Rescigno. EMI CDC 7 54437 2 6

Excerpt from Fernando, D220 (1815). Edith Mathis, sop; Heiner Hopfner, ten; Gabriele Sima, ten; Robert Holl, bass-bar; French Radio Ch & O/Lothar Zagrosek. 3 LP Orfeo S 109 841 A

14:00 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD with Maureen Meers Nostalgic music and artists from the 30s, 40s and 50s and occasionally beyond, in a trip down many memory lanes

Gelagert unter’m hellen Dach, from The friends from Salamanca, D326. Elly Ameling, sop; Claes-Håkan Ahnsö, ten; Rotterdam PO/ Edo de Waart. 3 LP Philips 9500 170

15:00 SPARTACUS Prepared by Chris Blower Khachaturian, A. Spartacus, ballet (1943). RIAS Chamber Choir; Deutsches SO Berlin/ Michail Jurowski. Capriccio C5112 2:17 Rachmaninov, S. Étude no 5 in E flat minor, op 39 (1916-17). Murray Perahia, pf. Sony SX4K 63380 5 17:30 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech

9:30 PIECES OF EIGHT Prepared by Stephen Wilson

Verdi, G. Grand march and ballet music from Aïda (1871). Bologna Comunale TO/Riccardo Chailly. Decca 425 108-2 6

Haydn, J. Octet in G for baryton, horns and strings, Hob.X:4 (c1775). Members of Haydn Sinfonietta/Manfred Huss. BIS CD-1796/98 18

Handel, G. Verdi prati, from Alcina, HWV34 (1735). Andreas Scholl, ct; Akademie Für Alte Musik. Harmonia Mundi HMC901685 4

Bruch, M. Octet in B flat, op posth (1920). Zsolt Fejérvári, db; Kodály Quartet; members of Auer Quartet. Naxos 8.557270 25

Cherubini, L. Nemici senza cor, from Medea (1797). Gwyneth Jones, sop; Bruno Prevedi, ten; St Cecilia Academy O. Decca 440 844-2 5

Bax, A. Octet (1934). Margaret Fingerhut, pf; Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 9602 16

Puccini, G. Michele! Michele! ... avevo ben ragione, from Il tabarro (1918). Renata Tebaldi, sop; Robert Merrill, bar; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino O/Lamberto Gardelli. Decca 470 280-2 2

Schubert, F. Octet in F, D803 (1824). Leopold Wlach, cl; Karl Öhlberger, bn; Gottfried von Freiberg, hn; Josef Hermann, db; Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet. Westminster Chamber Music Collection 51 11:30 ON PARADE Prepared by Paul Hopwood McAllister, S. Black dog. Andrew Doyle, cl; Phillip Anderson, cond. Royal Australian Navy RAN-008 10 Vinter, G. Hunter’s moon. Volker Schoeler, tb. 7 Sparke, P. Orient Express.


Royal Australian Navy Band/Steven Stanke (2 above) Royal Australian Navy RAN-013

Lamberto Gardelli, cond (2 above) Saint-Saëns, C. Printemps qui commence, from Samson and Delilah (1877). Lauris Elms, cont; West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold. ABC 476 4431 6 18:00 SOCIETY SPOT Sydney Schubert Society: Schubert’s unfulfilled ambition Prepared by Ross Hayes Schubert, F. La pastorella, D528. Cecilia Bartoli, mezz; András Schiff, pf. Decca 478 3156-67

Let there be storms and thunder and lightning, from Die Zwillingsbrüder, D647 (1819). Oliver Widmar, bar; Hungarian National PO/Jan Schultsz. 2 Hyperion CDA67229 Ich schleiche bang und still herum, from Die Verschworenen, D872 no 2 (1823). Sandrine Piau, sop; Antoine Tamestit, va; Markus Hadulla, pf. 3 naïve V 5219 Wie lebt sich’s so frölich im Grünen, from Incidental music to Rosamunde, D797 (1823). Ernst Senff Choir; European CO/Claudio Abbado. 2 DG 431 655-2 Hin und wieder fliegen die Pfeile, from Claudine von Villa Bella, D239. Elly Ameling, sop; Rotterdam PO/Edo de Waart. 1 LP Philips 9500 170 Was quailst du mich, o Missgeschick!, from Fierrabras (1823). Jonas Kaufmann, ten; Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado. 6 Decca 478 1463 Hin und wieder fliegen die Pfeile, from Claudine von Villa Bella, D239. Elly Ameling, sop; Rotterdam PO/Edo de Waart. 1 LP Philips 9500 170 Will he, I wonder, return, from Die Bürgschaft, D435 (1816); If any mortal could count himself blessed, from Adrast, D137 (c1819).. Oliver Widmar, bar; Hungarian National PO/Jan Schultsz. 7 Hyperion CDA67229 The golden song, from Lilac time (arr. Berté, Clutsam 1928). June Bronhill, sop; Thomas Round, ten; O/Michael Collins. 4 EMI 3891632


What do I care about marshy lands? from Des Teufels Lustschloss, D84 (1801). Oliver Widmar, bar; Hungarian National PO/Jan Schultsz. Hyperion CDA67229 2 January 2015

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Saturday 24 January 19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Maureen Meers Rodgers, R. Excerpts from Oklahama (1943). Gordon Macrae, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Greenwood, Gene Nelson, Rod Steiger, voices. Angel 7243 5 27350 2 18 Arnold, M. Suite, from The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. London SO/Richard Hickox. Chandos CHAN 9100 14 Styne, J. Excerpts from Funny Girl. Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, voices. Columbia 5076792000 18 20:00 LESS FAMILIAR CELLO CONCERTOS Prepared by Chris Blower Cirri, G. Cello concerto in C (pub. 1780). Markus Nyikos, vc; Carol Tainton, hpd; Berlin RSO/Hans Maile. Schwann 11624 18 Kodály, Z. Sonatina (1921-22). David Pereira, vc; David Bollard, pf. Tall Poppies TP010 8 Kabalevsky, D. Cello concerto no 2 in C, op 77 (1964). Steven Isserlis, vc; London PO/ Andrew Litton. Virgin VC 7 90811-2 27 21:00 BOHEMIAN ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Benda, F. Sonata in F (arr. Munclinger). JeanPierre Rampal, fl; Viktorie Svihlikova, hpd. Supraphon SU 3648-2 9 Mahler, G. Songs of a wayfarer (1884; arr. Schoenberg, 1920). Clare Gormley, sop; Jeffrey Black, bar; Sydney Soloists/John Harding. ABC 461 827-2 16 Dvorák, A. Finale, from Symphony no 9, From the New World (arr. Nicholl). John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band/Peter Parkes. Chandos CHAN 4516 5 Beer, Joseph. Polka de V R (arr. Rachmaninov). Howard Shelley, pf. Hyperion CDS 44041/8 4 Vanhal, J. Bassoon concerto in C (arr. Miller). John Miller, bn; St Mary’s Chamber Players/ Neville Marriner. Pro Arte CDD 195 17 22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Elaine Siversen Mozart, W. Quintet in A, K581 (1789). Gervase de Peyer, cl; Amadeus Quartet. DG 437 139-2 33 Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Scheherazade, symphonic suite, op 35 (1888). Samuel Magad, vn; Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim. Apex 2564 67429-0 48 Mendelssohn, F. Octet in E flat, op 20 (1825). Vienna Octet. Decca 478 3156-67 33 46

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Sunday 25 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SUNDAY MORNING MUSIC with David Garrett 9:00 MUSIC FOR SMALL FORCES Prepared by Rex Burgess Leclair, J-M. Sonata in A, op 4 no 6 (pub. 1731). Purcell Quartet. Chandos CHAN 0536 11

Ballet: Alessandro (1764). Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel. Archiv 445 824-2


Mozart, W. Overture to Lucio Silla, K135 (1772). Royal Concertgebouw O/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Apex 0927 498132


Herzogenberg, H. Trio in D, op 61 (1889). Ingo Goritzki, ob; Barry Tuckwell, hn; Ricardo Requejo, pf. Claves 50 803 25

Sola, sola in buio loco, from Don Giovanni, K527 (1787). Gillian Sullivan, sop; Lisa Gasteen, sop; Fiona Janes, sop; David Hobson, ten; Douglas McNicol, bar; Stephen Bennett, bass; Australian Opera and Ballet O/György Fischer. ABC 434 140-2 7

Debussy, C. Sonata (1915). Members of Nash Ensemble. Virgin VC 7 91148-2 17

Ballet: Les petits riens, K299b (1778). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 464 940-2 20

10:00 THE CLASSICAL ERA Prepared by Sheila Catzel

16:00 BRASS INDULGENCE Prepared by Gael Golla

Méhul, É-N. Overture to La chasse du jeune Henri (1797). Brittany O/Stefan Sanderling. ASV DCA 1140 11

Copland, A. Ceremonial fanfare (1969). Summit Brass. Pro Arte CDD 318

Donizetti, G. String quartet no 12 in C (1821). Revolutionary Drawing Room. cpo 999 279-2 21

Vaughan Williams, R. Tuba concerto in F minor (1954). Arnold Jacobs, tuba, Chicago SO/ Daniel Barenboim. DG 442 8333 12

Vanhal, J. Symphony in G (c1770). City of London Sinfonia/Andrew Watkinson. Naxos 8.554138 19 Romberg, A. Clarinet quintet, op 57 (1819). Members of Consortium Classicum; Dieter Klöcker, cl & dir. Orfeo C314 941 A 20


Hansen, T. Sonata in E flat, op 18 (1903-06). Håkan Hardenberger, tpt; Roland Pöntinen, pf. Philips 426 144-2 9 Bozza, E. Trois pièces. Triton Trombone Quartet BIS CD-604


Cambini, G. Piano concerto in B flat, op 15 no 1 (c1780). Franco Redondi, pf; Milan CO/Paolo Vaglieri. Nuova Era 7059 15

Mozart, W. Horn concerto no 3 in E flat, K447 (1784-87). Dennis Brain, hn; Philharmonia O/ Herbert von Karajan. EMI CDM 1 66423 2 16

Onslow, G. Wind quintet in F, op 81 no 3. Stalder Quintet. Jecklin 554-2 21

17:00 HOSANNA Prepared by Warwick Bartle

12:00 CLASSIC JAZZ AND RAGTIME With John Buchanan 13:00 WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide 14:00 SUNDAY SPECIAL Opera giants of the 18th century Prepared by Philip Lidbury Handel, G. Overture and ballet music from Alcina, HWV34 (1735). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Decca 480 1388 21 Cara sposa, from Rinaldo, HWV7a (1711). Graham Pushee, ct; Australian Brandenburg O/Paul Dyer. ABC 446 272-2 9 Gluck, C. Overture to Euristeo. Rhenish CO/ Jan Corazolla. Christophorus CHE 0064-2 6 Aria: Se mai senti spirati sul volto, from La clemenza di Tito (1752). Sophie Bevan, sop; Classical Opera Company/Ian Page. Wigmore Hall WHLive0037 10

Hail gladdening light; Come down, O love divine. Stephen Cleobury, cond. Psalm no 84. David Willcocks, cond.


Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (2 above) EMI 7243 5 58088 2 0 Monteverdi, C. Adoramus te; Cantate Domino. Choir of Westminster Cathedral; Andrew Wright, org; Stephen Cleobury, cond. Decca 467-431-2 8 Hymns: Praise, my soul; The King of love; Who would true valour see; The church’s one foundation; Thou, whose almighty word; Guide me, O thou great redeemer. Choir of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide/Leonie Hempton. Private recording 16 Tallis, T. Spem in alium. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Cambridge University Musical Society; John Landon, org; David Willcocks, cond. Decca 467-431-2 12

Sunday 25 January 18:00 NINE AND SEVEN Prepared by Denis Patterson Martinu, B. Nonet (1959). Dartington Ensemble. Hyperion CDD22039 17 Beethoven, L. Septet in E flat, op 20 (17991800). Gaudier Ensemble. Hyperion CDA66513 38 19:00 SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT Prepared by Maureen Meers Turina, J. Fantastic dances, op 22 (1920). Suisse Romande O/Jésus López Cobos. Decca 433 905-2 15 Rodrigo, J. Concierto de Aranjuez (1939). Narciso Yepes, gui; Spanish RTV SO/Odón Alonso. DG 439 526-2 23 Albéniz, I. Suite española, op 47 (1886, orch. Frühbeck de Burgos). Mexico State SO/ Enrique Bátiz. ASV DCA 888 42 20:30 CHAMBER SOIRÉE Prepared by Francis Frank Elgar, E. Four dances (1879). Athena Ensemble. Chandos CHAN 241-33 12 Mendelssohn, F. String quartet in E minor, op 44 no 2 (1839). Elias String Quartet. Wigmore Hall WHLive0028 29 Albéniz, I. Mallorca (1891; arr. Müller-Pering). Friedemann Eichhorn, vn; Thomas MüllerPering, gui. Hänssler 98.508 6 Mendelssohn, F. String quintet no 1 in A, op 18 (1826/32). Danilo Rossi, va; Fine Arts Quartet. Naxos 8.570488 33 Bottesini, G. Duet (1865). Emma Johnson, cl; Thomas Martin, db; English CO/Andrew Litton. Naxos 8.570397 8 Coste, N. Le montagnard, op 34. Virginia Taylor, fl; Timothy Kain, gui. Tall Poppies TP003 9 Dvorák, A. Two waltzes, op 54 nos 1, 4 (1880). The Lindsays. ASV DCS 446 7 22:30 NEW HORIZONS Australian compositions and performers Prepared by Robert Small Rose, J. Between worlds (2013). Nicholas Russoniello, sax; Acacia Quartet. 15 Abbott, K. UndercurrenT (2011). HP Duo; David Howie, pf. Saxophone Classics CC4002 11 Stanhope, P. Piccolo concerto. Andrew Macleod, picc; Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey. ABC 481 0862 21 Westlake, N. Music for the film, Antarctica (1991). Christine Douglas, sop; Philippe Anquetil, treb; Dene Olding, vn; David Pereira, vc; Louise Johnson, hp; Timothy Kain, gui; Studio O/Carl Vine. Tall Poppies TP012 37

Monday 26 January 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 Chris Blower Schubert, F. Fantasia in C, D366, Wanderer (1822; orch. Liszt 1852). Philip Thomson, pf; Hungarian State O/Kerry Stratton. Hungaroton HCD 31525 22

Scarlatti, A. Del ciel sui giri (1716). Andreas Scholl, ct; Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone. 5 Decca 475 6569 Handel, G. Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne: Eternal source of light divine, HWV74 (1713). Iestyn Davies, ct; Alison Balsom, tpt; English Concert/Trevor Pinnock. 3 EMI 4 40329 2 Haydn, J. Sonata no 62 in E flat, Hob.XVI:52 (1794). Alfred Brendel, pf. Philips 456 727-2 21

Stravinsky, I. Suite italienne (1932; arr. Rife). Eleonora Turovsky, vn; Yuli Turovsky, vc. Chandos CHAN 8652 19

Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 14 in E flat, K449 (1784). English CO/Murray Perahia, pf & dir. Sony SX4K 46 443 21

Debussy, C. Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (1905; arr. Eduard Grigoryan). Slava Grigoryan, gui; Leonard Grigoryan, gui. ABC 476 3338 5

Sammartini, G.B. Oboe concerto in G. O di Padova e del Veneto/Diego Dini Ciaccim, ob & dir. cpo 777715-2 16

Haydn, J. Symphony in G, Hob.I:92, Oxford (1789; arr. Triebensee). Amphion Wind Octet. Accent ACC 24232 20 Nielsen, C. Little suite in A minor, op 1 (1888/89; arr. Zapolski). Zapolski Quartet. Chandos CHAN 9635

15:00 FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS Prepared by Gael Golla 15

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Derek Parker Telemann, G. Overture in C minor, TWV55c4. Elisabeth Schollaert, ob; Bram Nolf, ob; Dirk Lippens, vn; Collegium Instrumentale Brugense/Patrick Peire. Brilliant Classics 94104 4 Delius, F. Piano concerto in C minor (1904). Piers Lane, pf; Ulster O/David Lloyd-Jones. Hyperion CDA67296 29 Strauss, R. An alpine symphony, op 64 (191115). David Bell, org; Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan. DG 474 281-2 51 12:00 SWING SESSIONS with John Buchanan

Mouquet, J. La flûte de Pan, op 15. Manuela Wiesler, fl; Helsingborg SO/Philippe Auguin. BIS CD-529 15 Roussel, A. Doute, op 29 (1919). Eric Parkin, pf. Chandos CHAN 8887 4 Debussy, C. First rhapsodie (1911). Franklin Cohen, cl; Cleveland O/Pierre Boulez. DG 439 896-2


Caplet, A. Les prières (1917). Sharon Coste, sop; Elisabeth Glab, vn; Marie-Josée Ritchot, vn; Michel Renard, va; Isabelle Veyrier, vc; Laurence Cabel, hp. 9 Harmonia Mundi HMC 901417 Ravel, M. Daphnis and Chloë, suite no 2 (1912). Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo. ABC 438 195-2


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

13:00 CLASSICAL INFLUENCES Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Stamitz, J. Orchestral trio in C, op 1 no 1 (1754-55). New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong. Naxos 8.553213

Gluck, C. Symphony in D. Orfeo Baroque O; Michi Gaigg, vn & dir. cpo 777 411-2 9

19:00 JAZZ NICE ‘N EASY with Ken Weatherley 17

Cannabich, C. Sinfonia in B flat. Camerata Bern/Thomas Füri. LP Archiv 2723 068 16

20:00 STORMY MONDAY with Austin Harrison and Garth Sundberg 22:00 THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ SCENE with Susan Gai Dowling and Peter Nelson January 2015

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Rudolf Buchbinder. Photo - Phillipp Horak 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE

14:00 THE START OF COMMERCIAL OPERA Prepared by Francis Frank


Donizetti, G. Ah! rimiro il bel sembiante, from Maria Stuarda (1835). Luciano Pavarotti, ten; Roger Soyer, bass; Richard Bonynge, cond. Decca 417 638-2 5

6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Julie Simonds 9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Wolfgang Schulz Quantz, J. Flute concerto in G (1740). Vienna CO/Philippe Entremont. Teldec 8.44053 16 Mozart, W. Sonata in D, K448 (1781; arr. Weinzieri, Wächter). Madoka Inui, pf. Naxos 8.570309 Beethoven, L. Ten national airs with variations, op 107. Rudolf Buchbinder, pf. Teldec 8.44048



Rossini, G. Nacqui all’affanno, from La Cenerentola (1817). Cecilia Bartoli, mezz. Decca 473 380-2

Verdi, G. Ballet music from Otello (1887). Decca 425 108-2 Riccardo Chailly, cond (2 above)

10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Michael Field

Bologna Comunale TO (all above)

Giuliani, M. Guitar concerto no 2 in A, op 36. Pepe Romero, gui; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 454 262-2 32 Beethoven, L. Symphony no 7 in A, op 92 (1811-12). CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Teldec 2292-46452-2 40 12:00 JAZZ RHYTHM with Jeannie McInnes 13:00 AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Produced by Simon Moore Highlights and previews of the month’s concerts including interviews with the key players fineMusic 102.5

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Bologna Teatro Comunale Choir (2 above)

Wolfgang Schulz, fl (all above)

Zipoli, D. Suite in F. Maurice André, tpt; JeanFrançois Paillard CO/Jean-François Paillard. Erato 2292-45062-2 12


Schubert, F. Ave Maria, D839 (1825). Mirella Freni, sop; Leone Magiera, cond. Belart 461 6272 5


14:30 ALPHABETICAL COMPOSERS The L’s Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Liszt, F. Mephisto waltz no 2 (1881). Berlin PO/ Herbert von Karajan. DG 474 617-2 11 Leoncavallo, R. Prologue to Pagliacci (1892). Robert Merrill, bar; St Cecilia Academy O/ Lamberto Gardelli. Decca 440 844-2 7 Lully, J-B. Chaconne, from Roland (1685). Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset. naïve V5197 12 Lehár, F. Excerpts from Le Compte de Luxembourg (1909). Soloists; Ch & O Lyrique of the ORTF/Adolphe Sibert. Naxos 8.111010 25

Martyn Brabbins. Photo - Chris Christodoulou Liszt, F. The ideals. New Zealand SO/Michael Halász. Naxos 8.553355 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 David Garrett 22:00 INTO THE 20TH CENTURY Prepared by Judy Ekstein Eckhardt-Gramatté, S-C. Sonata no 1 (1923). Marc-André Hamelin, pf. Altarus AIR-9052 12 Glier, R. Horn concerto in B flat, op 91 (1952). Richard Watkins, hn; BBC PO/Edward Downes. Chandos CHAN 9379 24 Shostakovich, D. Quartet no 7 in F sharp minor, op 108 (1960). St Petersburg String Quartet. Sony SMK 66 592 13 Kabalevsky, D. Suite: The comedians (1940). SBS Youth O/Matthew Krel. SBS YME-5 16 Roslavets, N. Sonata no 2 (1922). Lachezar Kostov, vc; Viktor Valkov, pf. Naxos 8.570996 20 Glazunov, A. Piano concerto no 2 in B, op 100 (1917). Stephen Coombs, pf; BBC Scottish SO/ Martyn Brabbins. Hyperion CDA66877 20

Wednesday 28 January 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE

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

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

19:00 JAZZ STARS AND STRIPES with Peter Mitchell 20:00 AT THE OPERA Prepared by Colleen Chesterman

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century Prepared by Chris Blower Lonati, C. Sonata no 2 in G minor for violin and continuo (1701). Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. LP EMI 1C 065-99 760 10 Manfredini, F. Concerto grosso in G minor, op 3 no 10 (1719-28). Les Amis de Philippe/ Ludger Rémy. cpo 999 638-2 9 Locatelli, P. Violin sonata in D minor, op 6 no 12 (1737). Locatelli Trio. Hyperion CDA66363 13 Bach, W.F. Symphony in F, F67, Dissonance (1755-58). Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/ Stephan Mai. Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908601.30 15 Mozart, W. Exsultate, jubilate, K165 (1773). Danielle de Niese, sop; O of the Age of Enlightenment/Charles Mackerras. Decca 478 1511 14 Hoffmeister, F. String quartet in F, op 14 no 1 (1791). Aviv Quartet. Naxos 8.555952 18 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Frank Morrison Strauss, J. II Overture to Die Fledermaus (1874). Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan. Decca 478 5630


Handel, G. Rinaldo. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario by Aaron Hill, based on Gerusalemme liberata by Torquato Tasso. First performed London, 1711.

Marion Newman 13:00 YOUNG VIRTUOSI

GOFFREDO: Marion Newman, mezz ALMIRENA: Laura Whalan, sop RINALDO: Kimberly Barber, sop EUSTAZIO: Jennifer Enns Modolo, mezz ARGANTE: Sean Watson, bar ARMIDA: Barbara Hannigan, sop Opera in Concert; Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8.660165-67 3:00

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 INSPIRED BY TRAVEL Prepared by Gael Golla Liszt, F. Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, op 18. Steven Isserlis, vc; Stephen Hough, pf. RCA 09026 68290 2


Strauss, R. Travel fever and waltz scene, symphonic interlude, from Intermezzo, op 72 (1923). Sydney SO/Stuart Challender. ABC 426 480-2 9 Vaughan Williams, R. The vagabond; Whither must I wander? from Songs of travel (1904). Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Malcolm Martineau, pf. DG 445 946-2 7 Albéniz, I. Malagueña, from Memories of travels, op 71 no 6 (pub. 1887; arr. Kreisler). Ida Haendel, vn. ABC 461 900-2 4

Kabalevsky, D. Piano concerto no 3 in D, op 50 (1952). Kathryn Stott, pf; BBC PO/Vassily Sinaisky. Chandos CHAN 10052 18

Grieg, E. Solitary traveller, op 43 no 2 (1886). Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf. ABC 476 6301 2

Elgar, E. Symphony no 2 in E flat, op 63 (1911). Hallé O/John Barbirolli. EMI CDM 7 64724 2 56

Dvorák, A. Suite in A, op 98b, American (1894-95). West Australian SO/Vernon Handley. ABC 456 359-2

12:00 JAZZ SKETCHES with Robert Vale


During the Crusades Goffredo, his brother Eustazio and daughter Almirena join the siege of Jerusalem. The king of Jerusalem is Argante, aided by Armida, queen of Damascus and a formidable sorceress. Armida tells the king that he can only prevail by routing Rinaldo, who is loved by Almirena. Armida abducts Almirena to lure Rinaldo to his doom. After much intrigue, Eustazio and Goffredo, aided by a sorcerer, storm the witch’s palace, but, as she has fallen in love with Rinaldo and been spurned, she attempts to kill Almirena. However, the plot is foiled and the heroes are reunited and lay siege to Jerusalem. They are victorious, love triumphs and all proclaim the supremacy of virtue. 23:30 TCHAIKOVSKY DANCES Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Tchaikovsky, P. Dances, from Oprichnik (1874). Ukraine NSO/Theodore Kuchar. Naxos 8.554845


Dance of the reed flutes, from The nutcracker (1892). Adelaide SO/José Serebrier. 2 Concerto OQ 0008 Tchaikovsky, B. Suite: After the ball (1952). Saratov Conservatory SO/Kirill Ershov. Naxos 8.570195 17 January 2015

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Thursday 29 January 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 Composer focus Prepared by Francis Frank Campra, A. Énée et Didon (pub. 1714). Les Arts Florissants/William Christie. Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901316/18 15 Les femmes, cantata (pub. 1708). Maarten Koningsberger, bar; Academy of the Begynhof, Amsterdam. Globe GLO 5055 13 Messe des morts, Requiem (c1700). Judith Nelson, sop; Dinah Harris, sop; Jean-Claude Orliac, ten; Wynford Evans, ten; Stephen Roberts, bass; Nicholas McGegan, fl; Marilyn Sansom, vc; Marchael Lewin, archlute; Malcolm Hicks, org; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 245 993-2 52 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Jan Brown Beethoven, L. Overture to Leonore, op 72 no 2 (1804-05). Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/ Béla Drahos. Naxos 8.553431 15 Schumann, R. Piano concerto in A minor, op 54 (1841-45). Israela Margalit, pf; London PO/ Bryden Thomson. Chandos CHAN 6621(2) 34 Schubert, F. Symphony no 4 in C minor, D417, Tragic (1816). Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. Philips 410 045-2 32 12:00 JAZZ, PURE AND SIMPLE with Maureen Meers 13:00 20TH CENTURY ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Granados, E. Intermezzo des Goeyscas (transcr. Gaspar Cassado). André Navarra, vc; Erika Kilcher, pf. Calliope CAL 5673 5 50

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Walton, W. Richard III suite (1955; arr. Mathieson). New Philharmonia O/William Walton. EMI 5 65003 2 10 Barber, S. Adagio for strings, op 11 (1936-38; arr. Curley). Carlo Curley, org. Argo 430 837-2 9 Williams, J. Across the stars, from Star Wars II: Attack of the clones (arr. Saunders). Royal PO/Paul Bateman. Sony 88697161052 6

16:00 FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm with Derek Parker 19:00 JAZZ VIBES with Matt Bailey 20:00 LIVE AND LOCAL Faust + Omega Recorded by Greg Ghavalas for FINE MUSIC at City Recital Hall, Angel Place, on 23 September 2014

Vaughan Williams, R. English folk song suite (1923; arr. Jacob). London SO/Adrian Boult. EMI CDC 7 47214-2 9

Martinu, B. Serenade no 4 (1951). Dimitri Ashkenazy, cl; David Lowden, cl; Andrew Haveron, vn; Amanda Verner, va; Paul Stender, vc. 21

Rachmaninov, S. Vocalise, op 34 no 14 (1915; arr. Kocsis). Zoltán Kocsis, pf. Philips 456 874-2 6

Debussy, C. Quartet in G, op 10 (1893). Simone Roggen, vn; Annina Wöhrle, vn; Ada Meinich, va; Birgit Böhm, vc. 26

Piazzolla, A. Tango: Milonga del ángel (1968; arr. Vídal). Pablo Mainetti, ban; Teatre Lliure CO/Josep Pons. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901595 6

Munro, I. Quintet, songs from the bush. David Rowden, cl; Andrew Haveron, vn; Airena Nakamura, vn; Amanda Verner, va; Paul Stender, vc. 18

14:00 À LA FRANCAISE Prepared by Jan Brown

Mendelssohn, F. Octet in E, op 20. Faust Quartet; members of Omega Ensemble. 33

Philidor, A. March à quatre timbales. Paul Kuentz CO/Paul Kuentz. Archiv 453 169-2 3


Rameau, J-P. Air en chaconne. Eduard Melkus Ensemble. Archiv 439 964-2 5 Concert no 5 in D minor/D (pub. 1741). Ryo Terakado, vn; Kaori Uemura, va da gamba; Christophe Rousset, hpd. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901418 14 Lully, J-B. Ballet des plaisirs (1655). Aradia Baroque Ensemble/Kevin Mallon. Naxos 8.554003 13 Lalande, M-R. de Sixth suite, from Symphonies for the king’s supper. Paul Kuentz CO/Paul Kuentz. Archiv 453 169-2 15

Tchaikovsky, P. Capriccio italienne, op 45 (1880; arr. Langer). Aurora Piano Quartet. Naxos 8.557717D 13 22:00 THE BEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS IN THE WORLD Prepared by Albert Gormley Stravinsky, I. Suite from The firebird (1910). London SO/Antal Dorati. Mercury 470 643-2 41 Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 5 in E flat, op 73, Emperor (1809). Wilhelm Backhaus, pf; Vienna PO/Clemens Krauss. Decca 425 962-2 37 Wagner, R. Isoldes Liebestod, from Tristan 7 und Isolde (1859).

15:00 TCHAIKOVSKY IN CHAMBER Prepared by Jan Brown

Massenet, J. Méditation, from Thaïs (1894). Michel Schwalbé, vn; 6

Tchaikovsky, P. October, from The seasons, op 37b no 10 (1875-78). Slava Grigoryan, gui; Leonard Grigoryan, gui. Which Way Music WWM014 5

Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan (2 above). DG 479 0540

Tchaikovsky, P. Piano trio in A minor, op 50 (1881-82). Moscow Rachmaninov Trio. Hyperion CDA67216 48

Sibelius, J. Symphony no 7 in C, op 105 (1926). Royal Concertgebouw O/Eugene Ormandy. Radio Nederland RCO 06004 21

Friday 30 January 0:00 CONTEMPORARY COLLECTIVE 3:00 CLASSICAL TILL DAWN 6:00 FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am with Janine Burrus

Rossini, G. Quartet no 3 in F (1804; arr. Berr). Michael Thompson Wind Quartet. Naxos 8.554098 13 14:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by Giovanna Grech

9:00 DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber Prepared by Jennifer Foong

Mascagni, P. Intermezzo sinfonico, from Cavalleria rusticana (1890). Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Järvi. DG 429 494-2 4

Glinka, M. Septet in E flat (1823). Alexander Koreshkov, ob; Alexander Petrov, bn; Igor Makarov, hn; Alexei Bruni, vn; Mikhail Moshkunov, vn; Erik Pozdeev, vc; Rustem Gabdulin, db. Olympia MKM 76 20

Massenet, J. Ah! Salomé! Dans ce palais ... Il est doux, il est bon, from Hérodiade (1881). Renée Fleming, sop; Kenneth Cox, bass; San Francisco Opera Ch & O/Valery Gergiev. Sony SK 61 965 6

Boccherini, L. String quintet in C, op 60 no 1 (pub. 1801). Ensemble 415. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901402 21 Dvorák, A. Piano trio no 3 in F minor, op 65 (1883). Sitkovetsky Trio. BIS 2059 39 10:30 MORNING CONCERT Prepared by Chris Blower Janácek, L. Idyll for string orchestra (1878). Los Angeles CO/Gerard Schwarz. Nonesuch 79033-2 30 Punto, G. Horn concerto no 11 in E. Barry Tuckwell, hn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner. EMI 5 69395 2 14 Strauss, R. Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1912). Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee. Omega OCD 1011 38 12:00 NOONTIME JAZZ with Peter Mitchell 13:00 CHAMBER ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Mozart, W. Quintet in E flat (1782; arr. from Horn quintet, K407). Hartmut Lindemann, va; David Pereira, vc; Australia Ensemble. ABC 481 0853 15 Corelli, A. Sonata no 8 in E minor (arr.). Friederike Heumann, va da gamba; Patrick Sepec, vc; Eduardo Egüez, theorbo; Dirk Börner, hpd, org. Accent ACC 24233 12 Soler, A. Three sonatas (orch. R. Halffter). Alfonso Moreno, gui; Mexico State SO/ Enrique Bátiz. LP HMV ESD 1651051 11

Meyerbeer, G. Ah, quel spectacle, from Les huguenots (1836). Ben Heppner, ten; London Voices; London SO/Myung-Whun Chung. DG 471 372-2 6 Verdi, G. Parigi, O cara, noi lasceremo, from La traviata (1853). Renata Tebaldi, sop; Gianni Poggi, ten; St Cecilia Academy O/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli. Decca 470 280-2 7 14:30 ALPHABETIC COMPOSERS The M’s Prepared by Randolph Magri-Overend Mendelssohn, F. Overture: The Hebrides, op 26, Fingal’s Cave (1832). Scottish NO/ Alexander Gibson. Chandos CHAN 10412X 10 Mahler, G. Songs of a wayfarer (1883). Anne Sofie von Otter, mezz; North German RSO/ John Eliot Gardiner. DG 439 928-2 16 Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 21 in C, K467 (1785). Moura Lympany, pf; Philharmonia O/ Herbert Menges. Dutton CDCLP 4000 28

20:00 THE ROMANTIC CENTURY Prepared by Michael Morton-Evans Suppé, F. Overture to Poet and peasant (1846). Emanuel Brabec, vc; Vienna PO/Georg Solti. 9 Decca 478 3156-67 Foote, A. Three character pieces, op 9 (1885). Joseph Silverstein, vn; Virginia Eskin, pf. Northeastern NR 206-CD 15 Berlioz, H. Love scene, from Romeo and Juliet, op 17 (1839). Sydney SO/Robert Pikler. Chandos CHAN 6587 17 Horneman, C. Ouverture héroïque (1867). Danish National RSO/Michael Schönwandt. Chandos CHAN 9373 13 Donizetti, G. String quartet no 12 in C (1821). Revolutionary Drawing Room. cpo 999 279-2 21 Wolf-Ferrari, E. Trio no 1 in D, op 5 (1896). Ilona Then-Bergh, vn; Gerhard Zank, vc; Michael Schäfer, pf. MD+G L 3310/11 32 22:00 BAROQUE AND BEFORE Prepared by Stephen Matthews Zelenka, J. Sonata no 3 in B flat (c1715). Collegium 1704. Supraphon SU 3858-2


Bach, J.S. Trio sonata in C, BWV529 (c1730). Purcell Quartet. Chaconne 0653 13 Zelenka, J. Salve regina, mater misericordiae. King’s Consort/Robert King. Helios CDH 55424 19 Chelleri, F. Symphony no 1 in D. Atlanta Fugiens/Vanni Moretto. Harmonia Mundi 88697294572


Mascagni, P. Easter hymn: Regina coeli laetare, from Cavalleria rusticana (1890). Fiorenza Cossotto, sop; Mariagrazia Allegri, cont; La Scala Ch & O/Herbert von Karajan. ABC 480 5629 8

Bach, J.S. Kyrie, from Mass In B minor, BWV232 . Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. Archiv 415 514-2 18

Massenet, J. Ballet music from Le Cid (1885). City of Birmingham SO/Louis Frémaux. EMI 5 65150 2 20

Zelenka, J. Missa Dei Filii (1740-41). Tafelmusic; Kammerchor Stuttgart/Frieder Bernius. Harmonia Mundi 88697568762 34

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

Eszterházy, P. Cantata: God has ascended in jubilation (1701). Capella Savaria; Savaria Ensemble/Paul Nêmeth. 6 Hungaroton CHD 31148-48

19:00 FRIDAY JAZZ SESSION with Sally Cameron

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Saturday 31 January 0:00 CLASSIC-ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT 6:00 SATURDAY MORNING MUSIC with Oscar Foong 9:00 OPERA HIGHLIGHTS Prepared by David Rossell Rossini, G. Figaro, Conte all’idea de quel metallo from The barber of Seville (1816). Raúl Giménez, ten; Håkan Hagegård, bar; Lausanne CO/Jésus López-Cobos. Teldec 0630-13815-9 1:16 Donizetti, G. Mais, qui vient? Au bruit de la guerre, from The daughter of the Regiment (1840). Joan Sutherland, sop; Elizabethan Sydney O/ Richard Bonynge. ABC 465 687-2 8 Handel, G. Dall’ondoso periglio; Aure, deh per pietà, from Julius Caesar (1724). Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar; Munich Bach O/Karl Richter. DG 449 551-2 9 9:30 MUSIC AND FIRE Prepared by Stephen Wilson Haydn, J. Symphony in A, Hob.I:59, Fire (1769). Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati. Decca 425 915-2 17 Wagner, R. Farewell, you bold, wonderful child and The magic fire music, from The Valkyrie (1854-56). Bryn Terfel, bass-bar; Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado. DG 471 348-2 16

20:00 LESS FAMILIAR CELLO CONCERTOS Prepared by Chris Blower

Martinu, B. Ballet: Spalícek (1932). Anna Kratochvilová, sop; Miroslav Kopp, ten; Richard Novák, bass; Kantiléna Children’s Ch; Kühn Female Ch; Brno State PO/Frantisek Jílek. Supraphon SU 3925-2 1:37

Davidov, K. Cello concerto no 2 in A minor, op 14 (1863). Alexander Ziumbrovsky, vc; I Musici de Montréal/Yuli Turovsky. Chandos CHAN 9622 26

Elgar, E. Ballet: The sanguine fan, op 81 (1917). English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones. Naxos 8.553879 18

Schumann, R. Fantasiestücke, op 73 (1848). Quirine Viersen, vc; Silke Avenhaus, pf. Brilliant Classics 94425 11

16:00 HOMEWARD BOUND Prepared by Stephen Wilson

Grechaninov, A. Cello concerto, op 8 (1895). Alexander Ivashkin, vc; Russian State SO/ Valery Polyansky. Chandos CHAN 9559 17

Delibes, L. Ballet scene from Coppelia (1870). Adelaide SO/José Serebrier. Concerto OQ 0008 18 Hummel, J. Trumpet concerto in E (1803). Geoffrey Payne, tpt; Melbourne SO/Michael Halász. ABC 476 4110 16 Lehár, F. Excerpts from Guiditta (1934). Soloists, ORTF Ch & Lyrique O/Adolphe Sibert. Naxos 8.111010


Boccherini, L. Quintet in E minor, op 57 no 3, G415 (1799). Ilario Gregoletto, fp; Ensemble Claviere. Brilliant Classics 94386 19 Gottschalk, L. Symphony no 1, A night in the tropics (1859). Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel. Vanguard OVC 4051 19

21:00 FRENCH ARRANGEMENTS Prepared by Stephen Wilson Ravel, M. Suite from Mother Goose (1908-10; arr. McIntyre). Canberra Wind Soloists. ABC 434 718-2 14 Saint-Saëns, C. Introduction and rondocapriccioso, op 28 (1863; arr. Brooks). Kathryn Thomas Umble, fl; Robert Fitzer, cl; Youngstown State Univerisity Symphonic Wind Ensemble/Stephen L. Gage. Naxos 8.570946 10 Marais, M. Folies (arr. Corelli). Genevieve Lacey, rec; Linda Kent, org. ABC 472 226-2


Satie, E. Trois gymnopédies (1888; arr. Miolin). Anders Miolin, gui. BIS CD-586 10

Field, J. Piano concerto no 5 in C, Fire by lightning (1815). Benjamin Frith, pf; Northern Sinfonia/David Haslam. Naxos 8.554221 27

Handel, G. Now love; Where eér you walk, from Semele (1744). Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. Erato 4509-98524-2 7

Bax, A. Spring fire, symphony (1913). Royal PO/Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 8464 31

Villa-Lobos, H. Five preludes (1940). Bradley Kunda, gui. Soundset Recordings SR 1053 21

Stravinsky, I. Suite from The firebird (1910; arr. 1919). Budapest FO/Iván Fischer. Hungaroton HCD 31095 20

Debussy, C. Children’s corner (1908; orch. Caplet). Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit. Decca 444 386-2 17

22:00 SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME Prepared by Chris Blower

11:30 ON PARADE Music of the sea with the RAN Band Prepared by Robert Small

Beethoven, L. Piano sonata in C sharp minor, op 27 no 2, Moonlight (1802). Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf. 2MBS MBS42 17

Rossini, G. Overture to Semiramide (1823). Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki. ABC 442 369-2 12

Ansell, J. Plymouth Hoe ( arr. Godfrey).


Wood, Haydn. The seafarer.


Yorke, P. The launching; All hands at work; Maiden voyage, from The shipbuilders suite (arr. Duthoit). 7 Royal Australian Navy Band/Charles Anderson (all above) Royal Australian Navy RAN-002 12:00 A LITTLE TASTE OF JAZZ with Rob Thomas


14:00 CZECH CHAPBOOK Prepared by Chris Blower

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Borodin, A. Symphony no 3 in A minor (1882/86-87). Czecho-Slovak RSO/Stephen Gunzenhauser. Naxos 8.550238 17

Debussy, C. Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque (1905; arr. Loussier). Jacques Loussier Trio. Telarc CD-83511


Dvorák, A. String quartet no 13 in G, op 106 (1895). Chilingirian Quartet. Chandos CHAN 8874 36

19:00 THE MAGIC OF STAGE AND SCREEN Prepared by Chris Blower

Halvorsen, J. Suite ancienne, op 31a (1911). Bergen PO/Neeme Järvi. Chandos CHAN 10614 25

Sullivan, A. Excerpts from The gondoliers (1889). Edna Graham, sop; Elsie Morison, sop; Alexander Young, ten; Geraint Evans, bar; Owen Brannigan, bass; Glyndebourne Festival Ch; Pro Arte O/Malcolm Sargent. EMI CMS 7 64394 2 56

Stanford, C. Villiers Piano concerto no 2 in C minor, op 126 (1915). Margaret Fingerhut, pf; Ulster O/Vernon Handley. Chandos CHAN 8736 39

The following composers have works of at least five minutes on the January dates listed Abbott, K. b1971 25 Castelnuovo-Tedesco, M. Agrell, J. 1701-1765 8 1895-1968 20,21 Albéniz, I. 1860-1909 3,15,25 Cazzati, M. c1620-1677 8 Albrechtsberger, J. 1736-1809 10 Chelleri, F. 1690-1757 30 Alkan, C-V. 1813-1888 15 Cherubini, L. 1760-1842 Ampt, R. b1924 4 4,12,13,24 Ansell, J. 1874-1948 31 Chopin, F. 1810-1849 2,7,13,19,20 Antill, J. 1904-1986 21 Cimarosa, D. 1749-1801 4,20 Archduke Rudolph of Austria. Cirri, G. 1724-1806 24 1788-1831 5 Clementi, M. 1752-1832 16 Arensky, A. 1861-1906 12 Coates, E. 1886-1957 18 Arnold, M. 1921-2006 24 Copland, A. 1900-1990 6 Assmayer, I. 1790-1862 7 Corelli, A. 1653-1713 5,12,30 Atterberg, K. 1887-1974 17 Coste, N. 1806-1883 25 Auber, D-F-E. 1782-1871 15,23 Couperin, F. 1668-1733 2 Crüger, J. 1598-1662 11 Bach, C.P.E. 1714-1788 20 Crusell, B. 1775-1838 18 Bach, J. Christian 1735-1782 23 Cui, C. 1835-1918 4 Bach, J.S. 1685-1750 1,2,5,9,11,12,15,18,20,30 d’Indy, V. 1851-1931 17 Bach, W.F. 1710-1784 28 Danzi, F. 1763-1826 1,4 Bainton, E. 1880-1956 18 Davidov, K. 1838-1889 31 Balakirev, M. 1837-1910 4 Debussy, C. 1862-1918 Barber, S. 1910-1981 29 3,19,25,26,29,31 Barrientos-Yepez, V. b1976 11 Delibes, L. 1836-1891 1,31 Baston, J. fl 1711-1733 5 Delius, F. 1862-1934 4,26 Bax, A. 1883-1953 18,24,31 Dieupart, C. c1667-c1740 23 Bazzini, A. 1818-1897 9 Dohnányi, E. 1877-1960 18 Beamish, S. b1956 16 Donizetti, G. 1797-1848 Beethoven, L. 1770-1827 1,2, 25,27,30,31 5,6,7,9,11,13,15,16,18,20,22,23,25 Dove, J. b1959 4 ,27,29,31 Dussek, J. 1760-1812 11 Bellini, V. 1801-1835 17 Dvorák, A. 1841-1904 1,3,6,9,15,17, Benda, F. 1709-1786 24 22,23,24,25,28,30,31 Berlioz, H. 1803-1869 7,8,20,22,30 Eberl, A. 1765-1807 10 Bernstein, L. 1918-1990 11 Eckhardt-Gramatté, S-C. Bertali, A. 1605-1669 8 1899-1974 27 Berwald, F. 1796-1868 4,9,11,18,19 Elgar, E. 1857-1934 Bizet, G. 1838-1875 3 16,18,20,23,25,28,31 Bliss, A. 1891-1975 3 Enescu, G. 1881-1955 11 Blow, J. 1649-1708 8 Eszterházy, P. 1635-1713 30 Boccherini, L. 1743-1805 Ewald, V. 1860-1935 18 2,12,16,30,31 Boëllmann, L. 1862-1897 23 Falla, M. de 1876-1946 15,17 Bononcini, G. 1670-1747 21 Farina, C. c1600-c1640 8 Borodin, A. 1833-1887 31 Fauré, G. 1845-1924 9,11 Borrono, P. fl 1531-1549 9 Field, J. 1782-1837 9,31 Bottesini, G. 1821-1889 23,25 Filtz, A. 1733-1760 3 Boyd, A. b1946 10 Finzi, G. 1901-1956 1,19 Bozza, E. 1905-1991 25 Foote, A. 1853-1937 30 Brahms, J. 1833-1897 2,4,9,20,22 Françaix, J. 1912-1997 10,23 Brian, H. 1876-1972 10 Franck, C. 1822-1890 23 Bridge, F. 1879-1941 16 Frumerie, G. de 1908-1987 20 Britten, B. 1913-1976 8,16,21 Fucik, J. 1872-1916 10 Broschi, R. c1698-1756 14 Bruch, M. 1838-1920 Galuppi, B. 1706-1785 7 4,14,19,20,24 Geminiani, F. 1687-1762 14,16,17 Buxtehude, D. 1637-1707 4,15 Gershwin, G. 1898-1937 1,9,10 Byrd, W. 1543-1623 9 Gifford, H. b1935 10 Giuliani, M. 1781-1829 12,27 Cambini, G. 1746-1825 25 Glanville-Hicks, P. 1912-1990 10 Campra, A. 1660-1744 29 Glazunov, A. 1865-1936 Cannabich, C. 1731-1798 18,26 6,8,12,17,27 Caplet, A. 1878-1925 11,26 Glier, R. 1875-1976 10,16,27 Carulli, F. 1770-1841 4,18 Glinka, M. 1804-1857 30 Casella, A. 1883-1959 17 Gluck, C. 1714-1787 25,26

Godard, B. 1849-1895 23 Goodman, I. 1909-1982 10 Goossens, E. 1893-1962 14 Gordon, R. b1956 11 Gossec, F-J. 1734-1829 18 Gottschalk, L. 1829-1869 31 Gounod, C. 1818-1893 16 Grabu, L. fl 1665-1694 23 Grainger, P. 1882-1961 5 Granados, E. 1867-1916 5,17 Grechaninov, A. 1864-1956 9,31 Grieg, E. 1843-1907 3,4,17 Griffes, C. 1884-1920 8 Grofé, F. 1892-1972 9

Linley, T. the younger 17561778 23 Liszt, F. 1811-1886 1,10,14,20,27,28 Locatelli, P. 1695-1764 14,21,28 Loeillet de Gant, J.B. 1688c1720 8 Lonati, C. c1645-c1710 28 Lully, J-B. 1632-1687 18,27,29

MacKenzie, A. 1847-1935 8 Mahler, G. 1860-1911 1,5,10,17,19,24,30 Manfredini, F. 1684-1762 28 Marais, M. 1656-1728 31 Martinu, B. 1890-1959 9,25,29,31 Halvorsen, J. 1864-1935 17,31 Martucci, G. 1856-1909 6 Mascagni, P. 1863-1945 30 Hambraeus, B. b1928 21 Massenet, J. 1842-1912 29,30 Handel, G. 1685-1759 Matsumura, T. b1929 21 2,3,7,9,12,18,21,25,31 Matteis, N. d c1707 16 Hansen, T. 1847-1914 25 Haydn, J. 1732-1809 1,3,4,6,11,12,15, McAllister, S. b1969 24 Méhul, É-N. 1763-1817 25 16,17,18,22,23,24,26,31 Mendelssohn, F. 1809-1847 1,2,6 Haydn, M. 1737-1806 21 ,10,13,16,17,22,24,25,29,30 Herbert, V. 1859-1924 17 Herzogenberg, H. 1843-1900 25 Mercadante, S. 1795-1870 9 Merrill, B. b1921 10 Hoffmeister, F. 1754-1812 28 Holst, G. 1874-1934 4,8,10,12,18 Meyerbeer, G. 1791-1864 30 Milhaud, D. 1892-1974 6,13 Horneman, C. 1840-1906 30 Mills, R. b1949 4 Houghton, P. b1954 17 Hummel, J. 1778-1837 1,2,4,9,15,31 Moeran, E.J. 1894-1950 18 Monn, M. 1717-1750 3 Humperdinck, E. 1854-1921 5 Monteverdi, C. 1567-1643 3,5,25 Moroi, S. 1903-1977 5 Ibert, J. 1890-1962 2,13 Moscheles, I. 1794-1870 4 Ippolitov-Ivanov, M. 1859Mouquet, J. 1867-1946 26 1935 22 Mozart, L. 1719-1787 7 Ives, C. 1874-1954 6,22 Mozart, W. 1756-1791 1,2,3,4,6,1 Janácek, L. 1854-1928 6,22,30 0,11,12,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,25,2 6,27,28,30 Joachim, J. 1831-1907 3 Muhly, N. b1981 11 Jommelli, N. 1714-1774 14 Munro, I. b1963 29 Juon, P. 1872-1940 3 Myaskovsky, N. 1881-1950 6 Myslivecek, J. 1737-1781 14 Kabalevsky, D. 1904-1987 14,24,27,28 Neri, M. c1615-1660 8 Kalkbrenner, F. 1785-1849 9 Nielsen, C. 1865-1931 6,17,20,26 Kapsberger, J. c1580-1651 8 Norgård, P. b1932 20 Kefeli, A. b1972 4 Khachaturian, A. 1903-1978 Onslow, G. 1784-1853 25 11,22,23,24 Kodály, Z. 1882-1967 6,16,22,24 Ortiz, D. c1510-c1570 17 Koechlin, C. 1867-1950 1 Paganini, N. 1782-1840 3,4 Korngold, E. 1897-1957 5 Paisible, J. 1650-1721 23 Kozeluch, L. 1747-1818 14 Paisiello, G. 1740-1816 1 Kreisler, F. 1875-1962 3 Palomo, L. b1938 3 Krommer, F. 1759-1831 15 Pandolfi, G. fl1660-1669 11 Lalande, M-R. de 1657-1726 Parry, H. 1848-1918 1,8 Pärt, A. b1935 3 29 Pergolesi, G. 1710-1736 4,14 Lalo, E. 1823-1892 2,23 Philidor, P. 1681-1731 2 Lambert, C. 1905-1951 16 Piazzolla, A. 1922-1992 10,29 Lang, D. b1957 11 Pichl, V. 1741-1805 4,9 Langgaard, R. 1893-1962 5 Pilati, M. 1903-1938 2 Larsson, L-E. 1908-1986 20 Pleyel, I. 1757-1831 4,16 Lebrun, L. 1752-1790 4,8 Ponce, M. 1882-1948 8 Leclair, J-M. 1697-1764 21,25 Ponchielli, A. 1834-1886 7 Lehár, F. 1870-1948 27,31 Poulenc, F. 1899-1963 4 Leoncavallo, R. 1858-1919 27

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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

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6 Very small roofer surrounds learned ecclesiastic (7)

1 Tirade follows mature direction of nasty ingredient (10) 2 Mention, incorrectly as it turns out, bills all due (6) 3 Confused William Shakespeare picks up a tiny nail (4) 4 Probationer a worker but lacks container for his rubbish (8) 5 Not really sure drug addict (4) 6 Birds do it, and can go past number 140 if they want to (5) 8 Set in motion mixture of intense aspect limits (7) 12 For once, cadet really comported himself properly (5) 14 In 1970, Lynn Anderson apologised, but then denied she had ever promised me one of these floral delights (4,6) 16 Banished, away from home, and wearing a mould ! How horrible ! (7) 17 Flabbergasting to see Goa mynah perched on American tree (8) 21 I’m inclined to favour a rough shelter (4-2) 22 Enjoy the dance; at least you’re not sunburnt (5) 24 Inappropriately cripple Islamic prayer leader (4) 25 Uttered, leader’s obligations really are long-term (4)

7 Everyday Italian cooking is just past a joke (5)






9 Healthy source of water (4)


10 Unbelievably, these insurance men weren’t dour and did their job (10)





11 Trade secret without doctors and all the rest (2,6) 13 Puzzling dearth of mercerized cotton (6) 15 Therefore with graduate body (4)


17 Measurer ran into Lizzie (5)


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18 Appear tiresome but without a riot (4) 19 Sew with the bare minimum of apparel (6) 20 Representative of the French porte (8) 23 Fizzy drink follows graduate monarch in making one’s cakes higher (6,4) 26 Tear apart Rita’s expensive new dress - from the top (4) 27 Shocking ! Rat in the bride’s outfit (5) 28 Craftiness and colour scheme without end very big in the thirties (3,4)

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TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. Manon is by Massenet. Manon Lescaut by Puccini. 2. Semibreve. 3. Johann Strauss The Younger. 4. His musket. 5. Rustle of Spring. 6. Born in MadrId. Died in Wales. 7. Show Boat. 8. Palestrina. 56

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Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart Nov 22, 23, 27

Carmen Bizet Dec 6, 7, 11

The Death of Klinghoffer Adams Jan 31, Feb 1, 5

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Wagner Feb 21, 22, 26

The Merry Widow Lehár Mar 14, 15, 19

Les Contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Apr 11, 12, 16

Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle Tchaikovsky / Bartók May 2, 3, 7

La Donna del Lago Rossini Jun 13, 14, 18

Cavalleria Rusticana / / Pagliacci Mascagni / Leoncavallo Jul 4, 5, 9 Renée Fleming and Nathan Gunn in The Merry Widow PHOTO: BRIGITTE LACOMBE/METROPOLITAN OPERA

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