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

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Music of the 18th century

    Hoffmeister, F. String quartet in F, op 14 no 1 (1791).Aviv Quartet.18:12

    Pepusch, J. Cantata V: Corydon (1710).Bergen Barokk.8:48

    Dieupart, C. Concerto in A minor.Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.4:34

    Vanhal, J. Symphony no 2 in G minor (1771).London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.18:53

    Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, [Coffee cantata] (1734).Emma Kirkby, sop; Rogers Covey-Crump, ten; David Thomas, bass; Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.24:45

    Handel, G. Overture to Admeto, Re di Tessaglia, HWV22 (1727).Akademie Fr Alte Musik.5:56

  • 10.30 AM


    Stamitz, J. Organ concerto no 1 in D.Alena Vesel, org; Dvork CO/Vladimir Vlek. 16:59

    Mendelssohn, F. Symphony no 3 in A minor, op 56, [Scottish] (1842).Gewandhaus O/Kurt Masur.38:03

    Bruch, M. Violin concerto no 1 in G minor, op 26 (1868).Itzhak Perlman, vn; Concertgebouw O/Bernard Haitink.24:00

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    Mussorgsky, M. Sunless, vocal cycle (1874; arr. Svetlanov).Galina Vishnevskaya, sop; USSR SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov.19:32

    Pictures at an exhibition (1874; transcr. Stokowski).Bournemouth SO/Jos Serebrier.28:49

    Song of the flea.Peter Dawson, bass-bar; John Barbirolli, cond.2:49

  • 4.00 PM

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

    AT THE OPERA Opera oscura: Oedipus at Colonus

    Sacchini. A. Oedipe Colone. tragedie lyrique in three acts. Libretto by Nicholas-Franois Guillard, after Sophocles. First performed Versailles, 1786.

    OEDIPUS: Franois Loup, bar ANTIGONE: nathalie Paulin, sop POLYNICES: Robert Getchell, ten THESEUS: Tony Boutt. ten ERIPHYLE: Kirsten Blaise, sop Opera Lafayette/Ryan Brown.1:52:47

    Oedipus has been banished from Thebes for having killed his father and married his mother. Blind, he roams through Greece with his daughter Antigone. His two sons inherited the kingship of Thebes but have quarrelled. One of them, Polynices, has sought asylum with Theseus, King of Athens. Polynices is to marry Theseus' daughter, Eriphyle, and in return Theseus will help him regain the throne of Thebes. Polynices is anguished that he has caused Oedipus to be ejected from the kingdom. At the celebrations in Athens, the temple fire goes out, signifying that the gods are not pleased. Leaving the temple, Polynices sees Oedipus and Antigone in their wanderings. Oedipus is agitated and Antigone pleads with the gods to be merciful to him. Learning his identity, the crowd of Athenians seek to eject him from the city but Theseus prevents them and invites Oedipus to stay. Polynices tells Antigone that he would give up everything to be forgiven by their father. Antigone tries to recocile them, but Oedipus rejects this approach. The despairing Polynices begs Oedipus to kill him. Oedipus is moved to forgiveness, earning the gods' mercy and their approval of the marriage of Polynices and Eriphule.

    Gluck, C. Overture; O toi qui prolongeas mes jours; Scythian dance; Unis ds la plus tendre enfance, from Iphignie en Tauride (1779; arr. Triebensee c1805).Albion Ensemble.13:54

    Traetta, T. Dormi, Oreste, from Ifigenia in Tauride (1763).Bejun Mehta, ct; RIAS Chamber Choir; Academy for Early Music, Berlin/Ren Jacobs.7:47

  • 10.30 PM


    Burleigh, H. Southland sketches (1916).Arnold Steinhardt, vn; Victor Steinhardt, pf.11:05

    Bloch, E. Supplication, from Three sketches from Jewish life (1924).Raphael Wallfisch, vc; Linn Hendry, pf.2:25

    Chadwick, G. Symphonic sketches (1895-1904).Eastman-Rochester O/Howard Hanson.31:18

    Beach, A. Four sketches, op 15 (1892).Virginia Eskin, pf.10:32

    Ippolitov-Ivanov, M. Caucasian sketches, op 10 (1894).BBC PO/Fedor Gluschenko.25:10

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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. 

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