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  • 6.00 AM

    FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
  • 9.00 AM

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century

    Aubert, J. Concerto grosso no 4 in E minor, op 26, [Le carillon] (1739).Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.10:55

    Martini, G. Flute concerto in G (1752).Symphonia Perusina/Mario Ancillotti, fl & dir.15:38

    Hasse, J. Salve Regina in E flat (1767).Barbara Bonney, sop; Bernarda Fink, mezz; Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.15:26

    Boccherini, L. Cello concerto no 3 in G (1771).Felix Schmidt, vc; English CO/Edward Heath.20:13

    Hummel, J. Mandolin concerto in G (1799).Edith Bauer-Slais, mand; Vienna Pro Musica O/Vinzenz Hladky.20:06

  • 10.30 AM


    Supp, F. Overture to Morning, noon and night in Vienna.Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.8:29

    Boccherini, L. Cello concerto no 10 in D (pub. 1770).Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Northern CO/Nicholas Ward.21:17

    Beethoven, L. Symphony no 3 in E flat, op 55, [Eroica] (1803).Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo.50:56

  • 12.00 PM

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  • 2.00 PM

  • 3.00 PM


    Liszt, F. Waltz in A (1823?); Scherzo in G minor (1827).Leslie Howard, pf.2:11

    Introduction des variations sur une marche du Sige de Corinth de Rossini (1830); Funeral march (1827; arr. Howard).Leslie Howard, pf.6:03

    Fanfare zur Enthllung des Carl-Augusts Monument (1825).Leslie Howard, pf.1:04

    March to the scaffold, from Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz, S470 (transcr.1833).Leslie Howard, pf.6:46

    The little bell, after Paganini (1851).Nobuyuki Tsujii, pf.4:48

    Piano concerto no 1 in E flat, mvts 1 and 3 (1849/53/56).Geoffrey Tozer, pf; Suisse Romande O/Neeme Jrvi.17:40

    Overture: King Lear, after Berlioz (1833).Leslie Howard, pf.16:23

  • 4.00 PM

    FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm
  • 7.00 PM

  • 8.00 PM


    Dukas, P. Ariane et Barbe-bleue. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck. First performed Paris, 1907.

    ARIANE: Lori Phillips, sop LA NOURRICE: Patricia Bardon, mezz BARBE-BLEUE: Peter Rose, bass BBC Singers & SO/Leon Botstein.1:54:28

    The peasants believe that Barbe-bleue has murdered his first five wives. He gives Ariane, his intended sixth wife, seven keys to his treasure chambers; the six silver ones she is permitted to use, but the seventh golden key is forbidden. Arian, believing the wives are alive, looks for the seventh door. When her nurse opens the others, cascades of jewels and other treasures spill out. Ariane unlocks the seventh door and hears sounds of far away singing by the other wives. Barbe-bleue enters and tries to drag her towards the seventh door. The furious peasants break into the hall to confront Barbe-bleue. The seventh door shuts behind Ariane and the nurse. They find the other wives hiding in the darkness, dressed in rags and terrified, but alive. Ariane discovers a grime-covered window, smashes it and they all try to escape, but the castle's magic prevents the wives from escaping. From the windows they see Barbe-bleue's carriage ambushed by rebel peasants who bind him and break down the castle door. At the sight of his wives, they turn over their captive. The wives care for the wounded Barbe-bleue before Ariane cuts his bonds and bids him farewell. The wives decide to stay with Barbe-bleue.

    La pri (1912).Suisse Romande O/Armin Jordan.21:28

  • 10.30 PM


    Bach, J.S. Bassoon sonata in A minor, BWV1034 (c1717-20).Matthew Wilkie, bn; Kees Boersma, db; Neal Peres da Costa, hpd.14:36

    Beethoven, L. Duo no 1 in C, WoO27 (c1810-15).Susan Milan, fl; Sergio Azzolini, bn.10:43

    Hindemith, P. Bassoon sonata (1938).Knut Snstevold, bn; Eva Knardahl, pf.7:49

    Janacek, L. Mldi, for wind sextet (1924).Aurle Nicolet, fl; Heinz Holliger, ob; Eduard Brunner, cl; Elmar Schmid, bass cl; Klaus Thunemann, bn; Radovan Vlatkovic, hn.15:37

    Poulenc, F. Trio (1926).Franois Leleux, ob; Jean-Franois Duquesnoy, bn; Emmanuel Strosser, pf.12:52

    Mozart, W. Bassoon concerto in B flat, K191 (1774).Milan Turkovic, bn; Salzburg Mozarteum O/Leopold Hager.17:49

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Fine Music Magazine - October 2015

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October issue of Fine Music Magazine features some of the luminaries and stand out performances of the fine music scene, headed up by our profile of renowned virtuoso Maxim Vengerov. He will shortly return to international concert touring with a visit to Australia for Musica Viva’s 70th anniversary celebrations. In this issue, we also talk to the director of Pacific Opera’s newest production, Michael Campbell; the Ensemble Offspring; Jazz songstress Frances Madden; new Fine Music presenter Elizabeth Hayllar; as well as the Artistic Director of Musica Viva’s FutureMakers program Genevieve Lacey. With CD reviews, event highlights and Fine Music’s program list, this issue of the magazine is a must-read for true lovers of fine music from classical to jazz and everything in between. Read more...

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In the opera world there are several sorts of tenors; straight tenors, counter tenors, lyric tenors and perhaps the rarest of this breed the heldentenor or heroic tenor. Not so many of them in the world, but recognised as one of the very best is Australian Stuart Skelton. Stuart is back in Australia to perform with the SSO and will be Michael Morton-Evans guest at 2pm Wednesday 14 October. 

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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.] 2015 dates – read more