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

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Aspects of early music

    Guillaume d'Amiens. C'est la fins (13th C).Renaissance Players/Winsome Evans.6:54

    Gace Brul. Quant je voi la noif remise; Quant voi le tens bel, et cler; Quant floura et glais.Stevie Wishart, fiddle; Jim Denley, bendir.8:33

    Josquin Desprez. Psalm 50 (51): Miserere mei Deus.David James, ct; Ashley Stafford, ct; Rogers Covey-Crump, ten; John Potter, ten; Mark Padmore ten; Paul Agnew, ten; Leigh Nixon, ten; Gordon Jones, bar; David Beavan, bass; Paul Hillier, bar & dir.18:51

    Charpentier, M-A. Sonata 8.Ricercar Consort.17:50

  • 10.00 AM


    Alwyn, W. Overture to a masque (1940).London SO/Richard Hickox.9:21

    Moeran, E.J. Serenade in G (1948).Northern Sinfonia of England/Richard Hickox. 14:24

    Brumby, C. Piano concerto no 1 (1984).Wendy Pomeroy, pf; West Australian SO/Patrick Thomas.31:32

    Mendelssohn, F. Symphony no 4 in A, op 90, [Italian] (1833).Vienna PO/Christoph von Dohnny.25:38

  • 11.30 AM


    Handel, G. Verdi prati, selve amene, from Alcina, HWV34 (1735).Renata Tebaldi, sop; New Philharmonia O/Richard Bonynge.4:07

    Rossini, G. Tu non sai qual colpo atroce, from Bianca e Falliero (1819).Della Jones, mezz; Richard Hickox Singers; City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.8:17

    Schumann, R. Liederkreis, op 39 (1840).Christa Ludwig, cont; Erik Werba, pf.12:07

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM

    YOUNG VIRTUOSI Emerging young artists
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  • 3.00 PM


    Haydn, J. Symphony in B flat, Hob.1:77 (1782).Vienna CO/Ernst Mrzendorfer.21:30

    Crusell, B. Divertimento in C, op 9 (c1828).Max Artved, ob; Elise Btnes, vn; Tue Lautrup, vn; Dimitri Golovanov, va; Lars Holm Johansen, vc.9:55

    Haydn, J. Symphony in C minor, Hob.I:78 (1782).Vienna CO/Ernst Mrzendorfer.22:37

  • 4.00 PM

    FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm Today's program includes:

    Bach, J.S. Concerto in C for three harpsichords, BWV1064.Dick Boerner, hpd; Anna Fontana, hpd; Celine Frisch, hpd; Caf Zimmermann.15:18

    Arensky, A. Trio in D minor, op 32, mvt 2.Christiaan Bor, vn; Nethaniel Rosen, vc; Jerome Lowenthal, pf.06:05

    Rodrigo, J. Concierto de Aranjuez, mvt 3.Isabelle Moretti, hp; Seville RSO/Edmon Colomer.06:13

    Beethoven, L. Triple concerto, in C, op 56, mvt 3 (1807).Trio Poseidon; Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jrvi.12:57

    Gluck, C. Symphony in G, Weimar.Orfeo Baroque O/Michi Gaigg.06:55

    Handel, G. Organ concerto no 2 in B flat, HWV290.Ottavio Dantone, org; Accademia Bizantina.11:38

    Turina, J. Piano trio no 1, op 35, mvt 2 (1926).Nash Ensemble.07:28

    Spohr, L. Nonet in F, op 31, mvt 4.Persius Ensemble.07:57

    Ponchielli, A. Dance of the hours, from La Gioconda (1876).Czecho-Slovak RSO/Ondrej Lenard.07:49

    Williamson, M. Double concerto in A minor, mvt 2.Piers Lane, pf; Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley, pf & dir.07:45

    Weill, K. Ballad of Mack the knife; Ballad of pleasant living; Tango-ballad, from The threepenny opera.London Sinfonietta/David Atherton.07:53

  • 7.00 PM

  • 8.00 PM


    Vivaldi, A. Griselda. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Carlo Goldoni, after Apostolo Zeno. First performed Venice, 1736.

    GUALTIERO: Chistopher Saunders, ten GRISELDA: Caitlin Hulcup, mezz OTTONE: David Hansen, ct COSTANZE: Miriam Allan,sop ROBERTO: Tobias Cole, ct O of the Antipodes/Erin Helyard.2:11:14

    King Gualtiero has married a beautiful beggar, Griselda, but she is very unpopular. He tells her he is going to marry a royal wife. A noble, Ottone, offers to kill Gualtiero if Griselda marries him, but she refuses. Costanza, Gualtiero’s fiancée, arrives with her beloved Roberto. Ottone threatens to kill her son if Griselda does not marry him and is again rejected. She is living on the streets, where she is found by Costanza, who wants her to be her maid. Griselda hears Costanza and Roberto declaring their love for each other, but Gualtiero tells her not to intervene. He orders her to marry Ottone, but Griselda chooses death. This proves her love to Gualtiero and his subjects, she is affirmed as Queen and Costanza is revealed as their daughter.

  • 10.30 PM


    Strauss, J. II Memory of Covent Garden, op 329 (1867).London SO/John Georgiadis.7:26

    MacDowell, E. From an old garden, op 26 (1887).Steven Tharp, ten; James Barbagallo, pf.8:15

    Brumby, C. Gardens of the Villa Taranto (1991).Jane Rayner, fl; Peter Lynch, gui.10:21

    Coates, E. Ballet: The enchanted garden (1946).London PO/Barry Wordsworth.21:11

    Ketlbey, A. In a Chinese temple garden (1925).Ambrosian Ch; London Promenade O/Alexander Faris.6:52

    Falla, M. de Nights in the gardens of Spain (1907-16).Alicia de Larrocha, pf; London PO/Rafael Frhbeck de Burgos.25:05

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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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