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

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of Baroque

    Albinoni, T. Trumpet concerto.Maurice Andr, tpt; Lionel Andr, tpt; Jean- Franois Paillard CO/Jean-Francois Paillard.11:33

    Corelli, A. Sonata, op 2 no 4.Anna Hlbling, vn; Guido Hlbling, vn; Jan Slavik, vc; Daniela Ruso, hpd.10:14

    Vivaldi, A. Motet: In furore iustissimae irae, RV626.Elly Ameling, sop; English CO/Vittorlo Negri. 12:37

    Tartini, G. Violin concerto in E flat minor, D56.Uto Ughi, vn; I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.18:46

  • 10.00 AM


    Schubert, F. Overture to Die Zauberharfe, D644 (1820).Cleveland O/George Szell.10:40

    Mozart, W. Piano concerto no 9 in E flat, K271, [Jeunehomme] (1777).Alfred Brendel, pf; I Solisti di Zagreb/Antonio Janigro.33:50

    Beethoven, L. Symphony no 7 in A, op 92 (1811-12).West-Eastern Divan O/Daniel Barenboim.37:09

  • 11.30 AM


    Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in D minor, Wq132 (1747).Matthew Wilkie, bn; Kees Boersma, db; Neal Peres da Costa, hpd.12:12

    Mozart, W. Sonata in B flat, K292 (1775).Frances Eustace, bn; Jenifer Ward Clarke, vc.14:08

  • 12.00 PM

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  • 3.00 PM


    Haydn, J. Symphony in C minor, Hob.I:52 (c1771-73). Vienna CO/Ernst Mrzendorfer.20:36

    Mller, I. Fantaisie sur un thme de Mozart, op 67 no 2.Friederike Roth, cl; Erika le Roux, pf.10:32

    Haydn, J. Symphony in D, Hob.I:53, [L’Impériale] (c1776-80).Vienna CO/Ernst Mrzendorfer.22:53

  • 4.00 PM

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

  • 8.00 PM


    Strauss, R. Arabella. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Hugo van Hofmannstal. First performed Dresden, 1933.

    COUNT WALDNER Otto Edelmann, bar ARABELLA: Lisa della Casa , sop ZDENKA: Hilde Gueden, sop MANDRYKA: George London, bass-bar MATTEO: Anton Dermota, ten Vienna State Opera Ch; Vienna PO/Georg Solti.2:24:30

    Count Waldner is poverty-stricken. He hopes to marry his daughter Arabella to a wealthy army comrade and sends him her portrait. Meanwhile they have dressed younger daughter, Zdenka, as a boy to save money on her dowry. Zdenka is in love with Arabella’s rejected suitor Matteo. Mandryka, the comrade’s nephew, arrives with news of his uncle’s death, eager to see the original of the portrait. Arabella falls in love with him. Zdenka gives Matteo what she says is the key to Arabella’s room, but is overheard by Mandryka, who insults Arabella. Zdenka reveals that she has taken Arabella’s place. Waldner gives Zdenka to Matteo and Arabella to Mandryka.

    Strauss, R. Don Juan, op 20 (1888).Cleveland O/George Szell.15:48

  • 11.00 PM


    Stamitz, C. Viola concerto in D, op 1.Jan Peruska, va; Prague Philharmonia/Jir Belohlvek.21:02

    Clementi, M. Sonata in F minor, op 13 no 6 (1785).Howard Shelley, pf.15:27

    Dittersdorf, C. Symphony in C, [The four ages of the world] (pub. 1767).Failoni O/Hanspeter Gmr.17:24

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Who is your hot tip for this year’s Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso of the Year?

Benjamin Adler -Violin
Johanna Blake - cello
Chloe Chung - flute
Josephine Chung - violin
Alberta Khoury - guitar
Brian Kim - flute
Terence Leung - cello
Bowen Li - piano
Ennes Mehmedbasic - oboe
Daisy Ou - piano
Jonathon Ramsay - Euphonium
Robbin Reza - piano
Rhian Saunders - soprano
Rachel Siu - cello
Annabelle Traves - violin
Alex Waite - piano
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The 2014 Willoughby Symphony/Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer Award is now open. Online entry form & full terms and conditions  

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Fine Music Presenter Talks

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