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    Bach, J.S. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tag, from Christmas oratorio, BWV248 (1734).Monteverdi Choir; London Oratory Junior Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardener.7:43

    Manfredini, F. Concerto grosso in C, op 3 no 12, [Pastorale per il Santissimo natale] (pub.1718).Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.8:49

    Chadwick, G. Nol, from Symphonic sketches (1895-1904).Indianapolis SO/Raymond Leppard.7:53

    Gounod, C. Choral mass in G minor (1887).Charlotte Mller-Perrier, sop; Valrie Bonnard, cont; Christophe Einhorn, ten; Christian Immler, bass; Lausanne Ch & O/Michel Corboz.26:38

  • 10.00 AM


    Bach, J. Christian Symphony for double orchestra in E flat, op 18 no 1 (1779).Academy of Ancient Music/Simon Standage.13:45

    Bach, C.P.E. Fantasia in A (1781).Geoffrey Lancaster, fp.5:31

    Boccherini, L. Symphony no 4 in D minor, [La casa del diavolo] (1771).Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.24:51

    Mozart, W. Or sai qui l'onore, from Don Giovanni, K527 (1787).Birgit Nilsson, sop; Prague National TO/Karl Bhm.2:47

    Assmayer, I. Wind octet in E flat.Consortium Classicum.18:11

    Haydn, J. Menuet; Polonaise, from Baryton trio in D, Hob.XI:97, [Birthday] (c1766).Munich Baryton Trio.5:30

    Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 2 in B flat, op 19 (1795).Martha Argerich, pf; Royal Concertgebouw O/Neeme Jrvi.29:33

  • 12.00 PM

    SYDNEY JAZZ CLUB PRESENTS Speak easy, swing hard
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    WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide
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    Offenbach, J. The birds in the hedgerows, from The tales of Hoffmann (1881).Patricia Petibon, sop; Lyon Opera Ch & O/Yves Abel.6:39

    Liszt, F. Saint Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds (1863).Nikolai Demidenko, pf.10:38

    Respighi, O. Suite: The birds (1927).Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Tams Vsry.19:42

    Nyman, M. Where the bee dances (1991).Amy Dickson, sax; Royal PO/Mikel Toms.16:29

  • 3.00 PM

    SUNDAY SPECIAL The zodiac: Composers born under Sagittarius

    Lully, J-B. Enfin, il est en ma puissance, from Armide (1686).Guillemette Laurens, sop; La Chappelle Royale O/Philippe Herreweghe.5:22

    Beethoven, L. Sonata no 8 in C minor, op 13, [Pathtique] (1797-98).Wilhelm Kempff, pf.16:29

    Donizetti, G. Salut la France! from The daughter of the regiment (1840).Kathleen Battle, sop; Paris Opra-Bastille Ch & O/Myung-Whun Chung.9:00

    Berlioz, H. Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, op 23 (1836-38).Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.9:56

    Franck, C. Les djinns (1884).Aldo Ciccolini, pf; Belgian NO/Andr Cluytens.12:02

    Falla, M. de Dances from The three-cornered hat (1919).John Williams, gui.6:30

    Kodly, Z. Hungarian rondo (1917).Christopher Warren-Green, vn; Philharmonia O/Yondani Butt.8:46

    Sibelius, J. Five songs, op 37 (1898).Anne Sofie von Otter, mezz; Bengt Forsberg, pf.11:26

    Rodrigo, J. Zarabanda lejana y Villancico (1929).Asturias SO/Maximiano Valds.8:26

    Britten, B. Four sea interludes, from Peter Grimes, op 33a (1944-45).Philharmonia O/Carlo Maria Giulini.17:06

  • 5.00 PM


    Hymns: In dulci jubilo; O come all ye faithful; Silent night, holy night.RIAS Kammerchor/Uwe Gronostay.8:51

    Ryba, J. Pastorelas: O you charming nightingale; O come all ye faithful; How sweet and lovely with baby Jesus.Magdalena Kozen, mezz; Capella Regis Musicalis/Robert Hugo.10:30

    Schien, J. For unto us a child is born.Hans Mammel, ten; O L'arpa Festante.4:43

    Handel, G. For unto us a child is born.Combined church choirs; Sydney Messiah O/Tim Chung.3:57

    Eybler, J. Excerpts from Christmas oratorio.Alsfelder Vokalensemble; Bremer Domchor/Wolfgang Helbich.16:07

    Haydn, J. Run ye shepherds to the light; Holy night.Wiener Kammerchor/Robert Kovacs.3:32

    Luther, M. Vom Himmel hoch (arr. Johannsen).Kay Johannsen, org.2:26

  • 6.00 PM


    Haydn, J. Excerpts from Sonata in G, Hob.XVI:40.Alfred Brendel, pf.12:11

    Mozart, W. Excerpts from Rondo in D, K382 (1782).Alfred Brendel, pf.9:57

    Beethoven, L. Piano concerto no 4 in G, op 58 (1806).Alfred Brendel, pf; Vienna PO/Simon Rattle.32:55

  • 7.00 PM


    Linek, J. Sinfonia pastoralis in C.Czech Chamber PO/Vojtěch Spurny.15:11

    Stamitz, J. Viola concerto in G.Prague Philharmonia/Jir Belohlvek.21:02

    Zelenka, J. Capriccio no 5 in G (1718).Camerata Bern/Alexander van Wijnkoop.18:13

    Bach, J.C.F. Symphony in B flat (c1792).Neues Bachisches Collegium/Burkhard Glaetzner.23:50

  • 8.30 PM


    Whitacre, E. The seal lullaby (2007; arr. Omordia).Julian Lloyd Webber, vc; Catrin Finch, hp.4:07

    Ryan, J. The linearity of light (2003).Vancouver SO/Bramwell Tovey.11:24

    Dixon, J. Giverny idyll, op 27 (2007).Julia Ryder, vc; David Miller, pf.7:05

    Zaimont, J. Stillness (2004).Slovak NSO/Kirk Trevor.20:00

    Olofsson, K. Higgs boson: Capriccio for string sextet and electronics (2008).Uppsala Chamber Soloists.13:27

    Edwards, R. Clarinet concerto (2007).David Thomas, cl; Melbourne SO/Arvo Volmer.23:23

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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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2017 Kruger Scholarship and Artists-in-Residence

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2017 Kruger Scholar - vocalist and pianist, Frances Madden. 2017 Artists-in-Residence - Australia’s most internationally successful piano trio, Streeton Trio.

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Erin HelyardMaking opera pay anywhere in the world is a difficult business. A recent review of the genre showed that our principal opera company had to resort to at least one popular musical a year to help balance the books. At other times the fare is mostly the true, tried and tested. There is however one opera company that bucks the trend and that’s Pinchgut Opera. Founded in 2002 by Antony Walker and Erin Helyard, Pinchgut’s mission is to bring to the pubic those early classical opera masterpieces which are rarely heard. To date they’ve presented 17 rarely performed operatic gems and have proved that there is indeed an audience for them. Michael Morton-Evans’ guest for the last In Conversation for the year at 2pm on Wednesday November 30th is Pinchgut’s artistic director and co-founder Dr Erin Helyard.

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. If you have missed recent In Conversation programs, visit this page to stream replays - listen here.

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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. 

The next fairs are held at the Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place Crows Nest 

19 Jan 2017 to 29 Jan 2017. Daily from 9.00am until 6.00pm

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. 

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