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  • 12.00 AM

  • 6.00 AM

  • 9.00 AM

  • 9.30 AM


    Kraus, J.M. Sonata in C (1785).Jaap Schrder, vn; Lucia Negro, fp.23:08

    Crusell, B. Clarinet concerto no 2 in F minor, op 5 (1808).Karl Leister, cl; Lahti SO/Osmo Vnsk.23:10

    Wirn, D. Trio no 1, op 6 (c1927).Stockholm Arts Trio.15:16

    Nielsen, C. Little suite, op 1 (1888/89).Danish NRSO/Ulf Schirmer.15:32

    Sibelius, J. Violin concerto in D minor, op 47 (1903).Anne-Sophie Mutter, vn; Staatskapelle Dresden/Andr Previn.31:36

  • 11.30 AM

    ON PARADE The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble plays Stanhope

    Stanhope, D. The little ripper (1988).Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble/Robert Hower3:21

    Concerto for band.Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble/Robert Hower16:19

    Rufford Park poachers, from Folksongs for band, Suite no 2.Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble/Robert Hower5:55

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM


    Scarlatti, D. Fandango del Sgr Scarlate in D minor.Rafael Puyana, hpd.7:43

    MacDowell, E. To a wild rose, from Woodland sketches, op 51 (1896; transcr.).Louise Johnson, hp.2:04

    Beethoven, L. Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59, [Fr Elise] (1808).Brigitte Engerer, pf.3:12

    Boyd, A. Angklung (1974).Roger Smalley, pf.9:26

    Grainger, P. The warriors for six hands on one piano (1916).Philip Martin, Martin Jones, Richard McMahon, pf.20:03

    Dvork, A. Dumka in C minor, op 12 (1884).William Howard, pf.4:49

    Ibert, J. Bostoniana (1963).City of Birmingham SO/Louis Frmaux.6:52

  • 2.00 PM

  • 3.00 PM


    Haydn, J. The Creation, Hob.XXI:2 (1796-98).Barbara Bonney, sop; Edith Wiens, sop; Hans Peter Blochwitz, ten; Olaf Br, bar; Jan Hendrich Rootering, bass; South German Radio Choir; Stuttgart RSO/Neville Marriner.1:40:02

    Schubert, F. Sonata no 16 in A minor, D 845 (1825).Imogen Cooper, pf.34:45

  • 5.30 PM

  • 6.00 PM

    SOCIETY SPOT Organ Music Society of Sydney

    Saint-Sans, C. Fantasie in D flat, op 101 (1895).Philip Moore, org.11:12

    Elgar, E. Organ sonata no 2 in B flat, op 87a (1895).Andrew Millington, org.14:10

    Bonnet, J. In memoriam Titanic.Michael Overbury, org.10:05

    Howells, H. Rhapsody no 3 (1918).Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, org.7:34

    Thalben-Ball, G. Elegy in B flat.Andrew Millington, org.6:05

  • 7.00 PM


    Leigh, M. Excerpts from Man of La Mancha (1965).Richard Kiley, Irving Jacobsen, Ray Middleton, Robert Rounsville, Joan Diener, voices; members of original Broadway cast.18:24

    Henderson, R. Excerpts from Good news (1927).Kim Huber, Ann Morrison, Linda Michele, Michael Gruber, Wayne Brian, Hal Davis, voices.12:36

    Rodgers, R. Excerpts from South Pacific (1949).Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Juanita Hall, William Tabberts, voices; members of original Broadway cast.18:52

  • 8.00 PM


    Field, J. Piano concerto no 3 in E flat (c1805).Benjamin Frith, pf; Northern Sinfonia/David Haslam.31:03

    Haydn, J. The battle of the Nile, Hob.XXVb:4 (1800).Anne Monoyios, sop; Andrew Appel, fp; Four Nations Ensemble.11:22

    Reicha, A. Octet for winds and strings, op 96 (1807).Ensemble Carl Stamitz.37:11

    Beethoven, L. Symphony no 4 in B flat, op 60 (1806).Vienna PO/Simon Rattle.33:46

  • 10.00 PM


    Faur, G. Masques et bergamasques, op 112 (1918).RTE Sinfonietta/John Georgiadis.15:03

    Schubert, F. String quintet in C, D956 (1828).Richard Tognetti, vn; Helena Rathbone, vn; Caroline Henbest, va; Emma-Jane Murphy, vc; Melissa Barnard, vc.55:23

    Chopin, F. Les sylphides (arr. Douglas 1909).Philharmonia O/Robert Irving.28:29

    Mozart, W. Piano sonata no 8 in A minor, K310 (1778).Dinu Lipatti, pf.14:11

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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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