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    FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
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    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Artist of choice: Mstislav Rostropovich

    Chopin, F. Polonaise brillante in C, op 3 (1829-33).Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; Martha Argerich, pf.8:13

    Glazunov, A. Melody.Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; National SO of USSR/Nianov.7:38

    Schubert, F. Sonata in A minor, D821, [Arpeggione] (1824).Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; Benjamin Britten, pf.28:29

    Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Not the wind blowing from the heights, op 43 no 2 (1897); The nymph, op 56 no 1.Galina Vishnevskaya, sop; Mstislav Rostropovich, pf. 5:50

    Schumann, R. Allegro vivace, from Piano concerto in A minor, op 54 (1841-45).Martha Argerich, pf; National SO of Washington/Mstislav Rostropovich.10:13

    Tchaikovsky, P. Variations on a rococo theme, op 33 (1876).Mstislav Rostropovich, vc; Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.18:54

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    Vaughan Williams, R. Serenade to music (1939).Soloists; London PO/Adrian Boult.13:14

    Finzi, G. Cello concerto, op 40 (1955).Yo-Yo Ma, vc; Royal PO/Vernon Handley. 41:06

    Schumann, R. Symphony no 4 in D minor, op 120 (1851).O Rvolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner.27:55

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    Bernstein, L. Overture to Candide (1956/88).New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.4:10

    Vaughan Williams, R. Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis (1910).Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.15:23

    Britten, B. Variations and fugue on a theme of Purcell, op 34, [The young person's guide to the orchestra] (1946).English SO/William Boughton.16:42

    Schumann, R. Piano concerto in A minor, op 54 (1841-45).Claudio Arrau, pf; Royal Concertgebouw O/Eugen Jochum.33:46

    Mendelssohn, F. Scherzo; Intermezzo; Nocturne; Wedding march, from A midsummer night’s dream, op 61 (1842).Slovak PO/Anthony Bramall.20:00

    Tchaikovsky, P. Fantasie overture: Romeo and Juliet (1869/80).Philharmonia O/Riccardo Muti.19:27

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    FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm
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    Philidor, P. Suite for flute, violin and continuo in G (1717).Kate Clark, fl; Paul Wright, vn; Suzanne Wijsman, vc; Stewart Smith, hpd.9:13

    Brahms, J. Piano trio in B, op 8 (1853/89).Itzhak Perlman, vn; Lynn Harrell, vc; Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf.35:12

    Pssinger, F. Trio in F.Viennese String Trio.17:55

    Bernstein, L. Clarinet sonata (1941).Alan Vivian, cl; Susanne Powell, pf.11:18

    Kiel, F. Piano quintet no 1 in A, op 75 (pub. 1874).Ilona Prunyi, pf; New Budapest Quartet.33:29

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Fine Music Magazine is now online. To get the print version delivered monthly, become a Friend - subscribe to Fine Music. 

The February issue features an interview with a musician of formidable strength and commitment as well as an incredible stage presence: Canadian-American Leila Josefowicz will present a new work by John Adams written specifically for her, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in early March. We also speak with soprano Greta Bradman, Australian String Quartet violist Stephen King, new Artistic Director of the ACO Collective (formerly ACO2) Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and unique Australian duo Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black.

Please be advised that there is an error in the programming pages of the February 2016 print issue of Fine Music magazine, which relates to pages 28-37 inclusive (February 5-14). A correct version of these pages can be downloaded as a .pdf document here.

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Running a theatre in Australia is not the faint-hearted and one Sydney theatre that has been hanging in for the past 46 years is the Griffin Theatre in Kings Cross. Artistic Director Lee Lewis originally trained as an actress in the US but back in Australia she’s proved that showcasing the best of Australian playwriting pays dividends. Join Lee Lewis as guest for In Conversation with Michael Morton-Evans on 2pm Wednesday 10 February. 

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cd clearanceThroughout the year, you will find Fine Music 102.5 Book & CD Fairs held around Sydney. These popular fairs are a great fundraiser for the station. If you would like to donate books and CDs to Fine Music's fairs, please call 9487 1111 – simply leave your details and we will get back to you to arrange a collection. [For foreign language publications please discuss with us prior to collection.] 2016 dates – read more