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  • 9.00 AM

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC A year in retrospect: 1727

    Vivaldi, A. Overture to Orlando Furioso, RV728 (1727).I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.5:27

    Sol da te, mio dolce amore, from Orlando furioso, RV728 (1727).Magdalena Kozen, mezz; Venice Baroque O/Andrea Marcon.9:31

    Boismortier, J. de Tenor recorder concerto in D minor, op 15 no 6 (1727).Musica Dolce.8:25

    Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV82: Ich habe genug (1727).Wilhelm Wiedl, treb; Paul Esswood, ct; Kurt Equiluz, ten; Ruud van der Meer, bass; Philippe Huttenlocher, bass; Tölz Boys’ Choir; Vienna Boys’ Choir; Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.20:30

    Bonporti, F. Concerto no 4 in B flat (c1727).I Virtuosi dell’Accademia.10:50

    Sammartini, G. Violin sonata no 1 in G (1727).Sydney Consort.10:10

    Graupner, C. Der Herr hat mich gehabt im Anfang (1727-28).Veronika Winter, sop; Franz Vitzthum, alto; Jan Kobow, ten; Markus Flaig, bass; Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max.13:30

    Handel, G. Zadok the priest, HWV258 (1727).Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Thurston Dart, hpd; John Langdon, hpd; English CO/David Willcocks.5:48

  • 10.30 AM


    Wagner, R. Overture to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg (1866-67).Munich PO/Hans Knappertsbusch.10:55

    Alwyn, W. Violin concerto (1937-39).Lorraine McAslan, vn; Royal Liverpool PO/David Lloyd-Jones.36:57

    Franck, C. Symphony in D minor, op 48 (1887-88).Royal Concertgebouw O/Karel Ancerl.36:48

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  • 1.00 PM


    Ravel, M. Shhrazade, fairy overture (1898).Minnesota O/Eiji Oue.12:16

    Trrega, F. Arabian caprice.Karin Schaupp, gui.4:34

    Bizet, G. In the depths of the holy temple, from The pearl fishers.David Hobson, ten; Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar; Sinfonia Australis/Thomas Woods.5:41

    Khachaturian, A. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, from Spartacus (1943).Western Austalia SO/David Measham.5:39

    Borodin, A. Polovtsian dances, from Prince Igor (1890).Kiev Chamber Choir; Ukraine National RSO/Theodore Kuchar.10:43

    Paganini, N. Moses-Fantasie for violin and piano.Ilya Gringolts, vn; Irina Ryumina, pf.8:40

    Saint-Sans, C. Piano concerto no 5 in F, op 103, [Egyptian] (1896).Stephen Hough, pf; City of Birmingham SO/Sakari Oramo.26:51

    Ketlbey, A. In a Persian market (1921).Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.5:34

    Koechlin, C. Evening song; Hills at sunset; Rest before departure, from The Persian hours, op 65.Tamara Anna Cislowska, pf.9:45

    Verdi, G. Triumph march, ballet music and chorus, from Aida (1871).RTE Philharmonic Choir; NSO of Ireland/Rico Saccani.12:06

  • 3.00 PM


    Chopin, F. Prelude in C sharp minor, op 45 (1841).Nelson Freire, pf.4:38

    Prelude no 15 in D flat, op 28, [Raindrop] (1836-39).John Ogden, pf.5:57

    Chopin, F. Impromptu no 4 in C sharp minor, op 66, [Fantaisie-impromptu].Yundi Li, pf.4:59

    Piano concerto no 1 in E minor, op 11 (1830).Yevgeny Kissin, pf; Moscow PO/Dmitri Kataenko.36:15

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July Issue Online

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

In the July issue, we explore the men behind a series of works being featured by the SSO including the three Stravinsky ballets - read our interview with Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra SSO, David Robertson. We also catch up with Australian composer Margaret Brandman; Fine Music’s own jazz legend John Buchanan; and the three Australian musicians who have been selected in the final 32 competitors for the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. You’ll also find in this issue, your full program to Fine Music’s biggest live broadcast of the year – Live from the Joan. You’re invited to attend this unique afternoon of fine music at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on 31 July from 2pm – book at or call 02 4723 7600.

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New Australian Music for HSC is a series of radio programs that are designed to enhance the study of the HSC Senior Music Core topic, Music of the Last 25 Years (Australian focus). 
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In Conversation

Peter Cousens

Australian actor Peter Cousens has appeared for just about every state theatre company in Australia and was a regular on our TV screens for decades with shows like Cop Shop, The Sullivans and Sons and Daughters. As a singer he's released six albums and has starred as the Phantom in London's West End, as well as a swag of other well known musicals. Now Peter has added a new string to his artistic bow, that of film director. Peter will be our guest on In Conversation at 2pm on Wednesday, July 27th. We're looking forward to hearing all about this exciting new venture. We hope you'll join us then.

Fine Music 102.5 presenter Michael Morton-Evans is your host for In Conversation. The show features the stories behind the sounds.

In the hour long program Michael meets some of the world's great musicians, singers, composers, conductors along with up-and-comers and those who influence the arts landscape.

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Fine Music Presenter Talks 2016

Enjoy Learn Discuss 600pxFine Music presenters and other expert volunteers offer a series of monthly talks on topics ranging from Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, to the Spanish and Klemer music and more.Bookings for Enjoy, Learn, Discuss are now open.....   read more

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Fine Music 102.5 Book & CD Fairs are held around Sydney. These popular fairs are a great fundraiser for the station. 

Make a contibution to Fine Music 102.5 by donating your pre-loved books and CDs for the next Book and CD Fair. They'll not only find a new home to enjoy them, but you'll also be contributing to keep our organsiation on air through the proceeds of the sale. 

If you would like to donate books and CDs to Fine Music's fairs, please call 9487 1111 or use our contact page – simply leave your details and we will get back to you to arrange a collection. 

Please note - unfortunately we can't find new homes for textbooks or video tapes.