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  • 12.00 AM

  • 6.00 AM

  • 9.00 AM


    Haydn, J. Trio in D, Hob.XI:97, [Birthday] (c1766).Munich Baryton Trio.21:15

    Glinka, M. Trio pathtique in D minor (1832).Borodin Trio.17:40

    Boccherini, L. String quartet in A, op 32 no 6 (pub. 1781).Quartetto Esterhzy.14:07

  • 10.00 AM


    Crotch, W. Overture in G (1815).Andrew Lumsden, org; Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton.7:35

    Pinto, G. Grand sonata in E flat minor, op 3 no 1 (c1800).Míceál O’Rourke, pf.17:52

    Marsh, J. Conversation symphony in E flat (1778).London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.10:44

    Linley, T. the younger Let God arise (1773).Julia Gooding, sop; Sophie Daneman, sop; Andrew King, ten; Andrew Dale Forbes, bass; Robin Blaze, alto; Holst Singers; Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman.22:13

    Cramer, J. Quintet in B flat, op 79 (1832).Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet.20:17

    Wesley, S. Symphony no 5 in E flat (1784).London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.13:09

    Brooks, J. Violin concerto no 1 in D.Elizabeth Wallfisch, vn; Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman.15:28

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM

    WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide
  • 2.00 PM

    SUNDAY SPECIAL The Tempest

    Locke, M. Incidental music for Thomas Shadwell's operatic version of The tempest (1674).Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band/Peter Holman.16:25

    Sibelius, J. Suite no 1, from The tempest, op 109 no 2 (1925).Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jrvi.19:04

    Purcell, H. Arise, arise ye subterranean winds, from The tempest (c1695).Valerian Ruminski, bass; Royal PO/Charles Rosenkrans.3:03

    Beethoven, L. Sonata no 17 in D minor, op 31 no 2, [The tempest] (1802).Gerard Willems, pf.23:14

    Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto in E flat, RV253, [La tempesta di mare].Felix Ayo, vn; I Musici.9:21

    Vine, C. Suite from The tempest (1990).Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.22:26

    Tchaikovsky, P. Overture to The storm, op 76 posth (1864).London SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.14:16

  • 4.00 PM

    ELEGANCE AND STYLE Mainly violin

    Benjamin, A. Jamaican rumba (1938).Adelaide SO/Guy Noble.2:13

    Violin sonatina (pub. 1924).John Harding, vn; Ian Munro, pf.15:19

    Achron, J. Hebrew melody, op 33.Ruggiero Ricci, vn; Ernest Lush, pf.5:53

    Liebeswidmung, op 51.David Frhwirth, vn; Henri Sigfridsson, pf.3:10

    Wieniawski, H. Polonaise no 1 in D, op 4 (pub. 1853).Leila Josefowicz, vn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner.5:31

    Violin concerto no 2 in D minor, op 22 (1862).Jascha Heifetz, vn; London PO/John Barbirolli.18:08

  • 5.00 PM


    Hymns: Lead us, heavenly Father; Immortal, invisible, God only wise.Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge; Brian Runnett, org; George Guest, cond.4:45

    Psalm no 122: O, pray for the peace of Jerusalem.Choir of St John’s Church, Elora, Ontario; Matthew Larkin, org; Noel Edison, cond.7:17

    Stanford, C. Villiers Magnificat for double choir, op 164.Choir of Westminster Cathedral/James O’Donnell.11:53

    Faur, G. Requiem, op 48 (1893).Joseph Rawlins, treb; Ian White, bar; Choir of Canterbury Cathedral; John Perkins, vn; Matthew Martin, org; David Flood, cond.33:23

    Parry, H. Anthem: I was glad.Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London; Andrew Lucas, org; John Scott, cond.6:04

    Hymns: Praise to the holiest in the height; Love divine, all loves excelling; Praise, my soul, the King of heaven.Choir of Kings College, Cambridge; Richard Farnes, org; Stephen Cleobury, cond.7:41

    Bach, J.S. Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV565.Keith Wright, org.9:11

  • 6.30 PM

    SYDNEY SOCIETY OF RECORDER PLAYERS The artistry of Clas Pehrsson

    Warlock, P. Capriol suite (1926-28).Clas Pehrsson, rec; Musica Dolce Ensemble 9:17

    Heinichen, J. Concerto a 8.Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble; Musica Dolce Ensemble .7:18

    Scheidt, S. Canzon XXVIII a 5 super O Nachbar Roland.Clas Pehrsson, rec; Musica Dolce Ensemble 6:21

    Telemann, G. Sonata no 2 in B flat.Clas Pehrsson, rec; Dan Laurin, rec.11:08

    Holborne, A. The funerals; The fairie round; The choise; Almayne (c1599).Clas Pehrsson, rec;Musica Dolce Ensemble.6:26

    Vivaldi, A. Concerto, RV428, [Il gardellino].Clas Pehrsson, rec; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.9:06

  • 7.30 PM


    Szymanowski, K. Concert overture in E (1904-05/12-13).Polish State PO/Karol Stryja.13:46

    Vanhal, J. Symphony in E minor (c1760-62).Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon.15:19

    Jancek, L. Sinfonietta (1926).Czech PO/Jir Belohlvek.23:13

    Saint-Sans, C. Piano concerto no 5 in F, op 103, [Egyptian] (1896).Duncan Gifford, pf; Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.29:15

  • 9.00 PM

    NEW HORIZONS Above and beyond the Gospel and Testament

    Schwarz, G. Above and beyond (2012).President’s Own U.S. Marine Band/Gerald Schwarz.8:54

    Newman, M. Cello concerto (2002). Andrew Shulman, vc; Malibu Coast CO/Scott Hosfeld.14:00

    Eike, B. Savn - a tune for Signe.Barokksolistene/Bjarte Eike.3:00

    Adams, J. Burial/Spring; Earthquake, from The gospel according to the other Mary (2012).Kelly O’Connor, mezz; Tamara Mumford, mezz; Daniel Bubeck, ct; Brian Cummings, ct; Nathan Medley, ct; Russell Thomas, ten; Los Angeles Master Chorale & PO/Gustavo Dudamel.19:00

    Smalley, R. Piano trio (1991).Streeton Trio.14:51

    Dean, B. Testament (2002).BBC SO/Martyn Brabbins.14:41

    Nelson, M. Summer rain.Ensemble Gervasio.4:03

  • 10.30 PM

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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 voting for this poll has ended on: 28 Aug 2014 - 00:00

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In Conversation

brendanOn Wednesday 3 September at 2pm, Brendan Graham joins Michael Morton-Evans for In Conversation. In 1993, following redundancy, Graham became a full time song-writer. In 1994 his Rock 'n' Roll Kids, performed by Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan won the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1996, The Voice, performed by Eimear Quinn, was similarly successful.

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