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30 July 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in August 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in August 2012

Concerts on ABC Classic FM in August include world premieres of Carl Vine's The Tree of Man (on texts by Patrick White) with the ACO and expatriate star soprano Danielle de Niese, and a piano trio, evocatively titled the estuaries of time, by Alan Holley for Seraphim Trio. Also on the menu are live broadcasts of music by Nigel Westlake from Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, and Brett Dean by the MSO, plus another chance to hear Dean's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Lost Art of Letter Writing performed by the ANAM Orchestra. And there are performances of music by Richard Meale, Jack Body (NZ), Andrew Schultz
Gordon Kerry, Matthew Hindson, Paul Stanhope, Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.

In New Music Up Late we remember one of Australia's most significant composers: Richard Meale would have turned 80 this month. On the 26 of August you'll hear a repeat of a 2007 program, a memorable and moving broadcast, in which Richard selected a 'personal best' playlist, delving into the genesis and background behind each work. We also chat with a rising star of new music, pianist Zubin Kanga, about his latest Australian tour featuring music by Rosalind Page, Jane Stanley, Marcus Whale and Anthony Moles. Plus we hear a series of radiophonic portraits of Barcelona composed by Robert Iolini alongside a longer, commissioned feature in ABC Radio National's Into The Music.

Our 'INTERIOR' podcast series continues with more music designed for the idiosyncracies of current bionic ear cochlear implant technology, featuring works by Robin Fox, Eugene Ughetti, Rohan Drape, Ben Harper, Natasha Anderson and James Rushford. And in our classic/amp collection we've just reached 90 works. Recent additions include: composer/pianist Roy Agnew's 1943 performance of his Sonata Fantasie; Georges Lentz's prepared piano work Alkere performed by Clemens Leske; Felix Werder's Requiem (to Manfred Triesch) directed by the composer with a young Merlyn Quaife in the leading role; a radiophonic realisation of Gerard Brophy's Gethsemane with The Song Company and associates, and Jon Rose's live radiophonic ensemble piece Talking Back to Media featuring the talents of a dozen leading improvisers under Rose's direction.


Performances of Australian music recorded for broadcast by ABC Classic FM

Thursday 2 August 8.00pm LIVE: Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville - Goldner String Quartet et al
Including Nigel Westlake - String Quartet No 2

Friday 3 August 8.00pm LIVE: Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville - Goldner String Quartet; Catherine McCorkill, clarinet, et al
Incl. Nigel Westlake - Rare Sugar

Monday 6 August 8.00pm: Australian Chamber Orchestra; Danielle de Niese, soprano; Richard Tognetti, violin/director.
Incl. Carl Vine - The Tree of Man (world premiere): Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica

Tuesday 7 August 8.00pm LIVE: The Song Company/Roland Peelman; Claire Edwardes, percussion.
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Maranoa lullaby

Thursday 9 August 8.00pm: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Marko Letonja
Incl. Andrew Schultz - Endling

Friday 10 August 1.05pm: ABC 80th Anniversary Concert selection. Orchestra of the Australian National Academy; Brett Dean, viola; Sharon Draper, cello; Kristian Winther, violin; Paul Wright, violin.
Incl. Brett Dean - The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Friday 10 August 8.00pm LIVE: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Markus Stenz; Fiona Sargeant, viola.
Incl. Brett Dean - Intimate Decisions

Tuesday 14 August 8.00pm: St Lawrence String Quartet; Diana Doherty, oboe
Incl. Gordon Kerry - Elegy, for string quartet; Matthew Hindson - Rush for oboe and string quartet; Tango by Jingo

Wednesday 15 August 8.00pm: Seraphim Trio
Incl. Alan Holley - the estuaries of time (world premiere)

Thursday 16 August 1.05pm: Ironwood; Nicole Forsyth, narrator
Incl. Paul Stanhope - Dancing with Strangers for string quartet; Ross Edwards - Enyato I

Thursday 30 August 1.05pm: Sanguine Estate Music Festival - Melbourne Piano Trio; Tobias Breider, viola; Ji Won Kim, violin; Sara Macliver, soprano; Ian Munro, piano; Howard Penny, cello; Paul Wright, violin.
Incl. Ian Munro - Divertissement sur le nom d'Erik Satie

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Recent concert recordings and new releases of music from around the Australia.

Saturday 5 August 10.30pm: Zubin Kanga

Saturday 12 August 10.30pm

Saturday 19 August 10.30pm

Saturday 26 August 10.30pm : Off The Record: Richard Meale

At Home

Saturdays at 7pm with Julian Day. Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.


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