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30 October 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2012

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in November 2012

It's Australian music month on ABC radio, and headlining the ABC Classic FM offerings is the world premiere broadcast on Sunday Opera of the long-awaited 1963 Peggy Glanville-Hicks opera Sappho. The realisation and recording of this studio performance in Lisbon in July 2012, and its release on CD this month, is the fulfilment of a decade-long project by young expatriate Australian conductor Jennifer Condon.

Also on the subject of opera is the chance to listen again to the original recording of Richard Meale's Voss (1986), one of Australia's most acclaimed operas to date.

Evening concerts in November feature ABC Classic FM's recordings of the Australian National Academy of Music's 2012 Australian Voices concerts - musical portraits of Arthur Benjamin, Roger Smalley, Don Banks, Nigel Westlake, James Ledger and Richard Meale - plus concerts from the state orchestras including larger works by Carl Vine, Ross Edwards, Paul Stanhope, and Elena Kats-Chernin, and a premiere from Mark Isaacs.

And there's a day of concerts from the 2012 Four Winds Festival including vocal music by Lou Bennett, Nigel Butterley, Lyn Williams, Sally Whitwell, Stephen Leek, Ben Van Tienen, Matthew Orlovich, Katy Abbott, Michael Atherton, Joseph Twist and Daniel Walker, some didjeridu music and chamber collaborations from Mark Atkins, William Barton and John Rodgers, and a whole late evening concert Nick Tsiavos Liminal project.

In New Music Up Late Julian Day presents four 2-hour talk and music specials on mid-career composers Brett Dean, Chris Dench, Mary Finsterer and Damien Ricketson, recorded in the composers' own composing work spaces. And on Friday evenings, five programs of recent and not-so-recent Australian music concert performances by artists from around the country. Included are concerts by Clocked Out Duo (QLD) and Continuum Sax (NSW), Michael Keiran Harvey (TAS), SynC (NSW), Atticus String Quartet (VIC), the Australian String Quartet (SA), and the WASO's Young Composer project (WA). There's music by Erik Griswold, Margery Smith, Graham Hair, Don Kay, Douglas Knehans, Michael Keiran Harvey, Michael Atherton, Garth Paine, Alex Garsden, James Rushford, and young composers from across Australia. We'll also be broadcasting a new outdoor performance project by Jim Denley recorded in the Kimberley in northern WA, and Nature Nurture, a radiophonic work from Robert Davidson combining studio instrumental performance with recordings from the ABC's archives.

The Australian Music podcasts this month present music from the Soundstream Collective's inaugural Young Composer Award concert as performed and recorded in Adelaide last month, presenting new chamber works by Dan Manera, Sebastian Phlox, Nicole Murphy, Melisande Wright and Melody Eötvös and we continue to expand our classic/amp collection of Australian music recordings from the archives with music by Peggy Glanville-Hicks and others.

Broadcast schedule

Friday 2 November

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Continuum Sax & Clocked Out Duo
A collaborative performance and composition project between these two ensembles featuring several new works each for these ensembles from prepared and toy piano exponent Erik Griswold and clarinettist Margery Smith. Plus music from a recital by Michael Kieran Harvey and from Jim Denley's Kimberley project.

Saturday 3 November

8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Sydney Symphony/Hugh Wolff; Piers Lane, piano.
Includes Carl Vine - Piano Concerto No 2

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Off the Record with composer Brett Dean
Two-hour conversation and playlist program exploring the music and ideas of this composer.

Sunday 4 November

7.00pm SUNDAY OPERA: Peggy Glanville-Hicks - Sappho (world premiere)
On a libretto by Lawrence Durrell. Sappho: Deborah Polaski, soprano; Phaon: Martin Homrich, tenor; Pittakos: Scott MacAllister, tenor; Diomedes: Roman Trekel, baritone; Minos: Wolfgang Koch, bass-baritone; Kreon: John Tomlinson, bass; Chloe/Priestess: Jacquelyn Wagner, soprano; Joy: Bettina Jensen, soprano; Doris: Maria Markina, mezzosoprano; Alexandrian: Laurence Meikle, baritone; Gulbenkian Orchestra and Chorus, Lisbon; Jennifer Condon, conductor.
Recorded in the Grande Auditorio, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, July 2012. Published by UK label Toccata Classics and released in Australia on 5 November 2012.

Monday 5 November

7.00pm EVENING CONCERT (LIVE): Music Viva - Aleksandar Madzar, piano; Anthony Marwood, violin.
Includes Gordon Kerry - Martian Snow

Wednesday 7 November

Four Winds Festival 2012

1.05pm AFTERNOON CONCERT: Gondwana Chorale; Sam Allchurch and Lyn Williams, conductors; Luke Byrne, djembe and piano.
Includes Lou Bennett - Koorah Koo-rie; Nigel Butterley - Morning Fanfare; Lyn Williams - Uphill; Sally Whitwell - Starlight steeple; Stephen Leek - Sanctus; Ben Van Tienen - Us; A Big White Duck; Matthew Orlovich - My nurse and I; Katy Abbott - Words of Wisdom I: 'Angry', and V: 'Fool'; Michael Atherton - Shall we dream?; Joseph Twist - On the Night Train; Daniel Walker - Concierto del sur

2.00pm AFTERNOON CONCERT: Resonance; Mark Atkins, didjeridu, el guitar, vocals; Delmae Barton, vocalist; William Barton, didjeridu; Lou Bennett, vocalist; Jonathan Rodgers, guitar; Heather Lindsay, Anna Pokorny, Adam Szabo and Daniel Yeadon, cellos. Includes Mark Atkins - solo (didjeridu); William Barton - solo (didjeridu); William Barton and Mark Atkins - duet; John Rodgers - Hear me, and remember

9.15pm EVENING CONCERT: Liminal; Deborah Kayser, soprano; Peter Neville, percussion; Matthias Schack-Arnott, percussion; Adam Simmons, saxophone; Nick Tsiavos, double bass.
Nick Tsiavos - Shaman Dance 1; Axion Esti; Hodie Response; Shaman Dance 4; Hodie Response 1; Hodie Christus Natus Est; Hodie Response 2; Shaman Dance 3; Shaman Dance 5; The floor of heaven; Hieritismoi

Friday 9 November

7.30pm EVENING CONCERT (LIVE): Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey; Li-Wei Qin, cello.
Includes Peter Sculthorpe - New Norcia

SynC composer-performer duo Michael Atherton and Garth Paine explore the intersection of Atherton's exotic multi-instrumental skills and Paine's Wacom tablet and real-time processing software. Plus more music from a recital by Michael Kieran Harvey and from Jim Denley's Kimberley project.

Saturday 10 November

8.00pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Baldur Bronnimann; Amy Dickson, saxophone.
Incl. Ross Edwards - Full Moon Dances
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Off the Record with composer Chris Dench. Two-hour conversation and playlist program exploring the music and ideas of this composer.

Monday 12 November

8.00pm ANAM Australian Voices series: Arthur Benjamin
Gladys Chua, piano; William Hennessy, violin; Stewart Kelly, piano; Sarah Kim, cello; Belinda McGlynn, piano; Alexander Morris, clarinet; Timothy Young, piano.
Arthur Benjamin - Cello Sonatina; Le Tombeau de Ravel; Violin Sonatina; Jamaican Rumba; San Domingo

Tuesday 13 November

1.05pm Queensland Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey; Amy Dickson, saxophone.
Includes Paul Stanhope - Fantasia on a theme by Vaughan Williams; Mark Isaacs - Serenade for Orchestra; Elena Kats-Chernin - The Seasons: Winter; Heaven is Closed; Alexander Rag

Wednesday14 November

9.00pm ANAM Australian Voices series: Roger Smalley
Julia Brooke, horn; Gladys Chua, piano; Laura Curotta, violin; Isabel Hede, violin; Jarrad Mathie, cello; Ian Munro, piano; Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba, violin; Ioana Tache, violin.
Roger Smalley - Piano Quintet; Variations on a Theme of Chopin (preceded by the relevant Chopin Mazurka); Trio for horn, violin and piano

Friday 16 November

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Cold Water
Atticus, Melbourne's 'string quartet for the 21st century' lead by cellist Judith Hamann, team up with Peter de Jager on harpsichord, Joe Talia on tapes and samples, and James Rushford on viola and electronics to perform a program of new music by James Rushford and Alex Garsden. Plus more music from a recital by Michael Kieran Harvey and from Jim Denley's Kimberley project.

Saturday 17 November

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Off the Record with composer Mary Finsterer
Two-hour conversation and playlist program exploring the music and ideas of this composer.

Sunday 18 November

7.00pm SUNDAY OPERA: Richard Meale - Voss
On a libretto by David Malouf, adapted from the Patrick White book of the same name. Leading roles: Geoffrey Chard, Marilyn Richardson, Robert Gard, John Pringle and heather Begg; Australian Opera Chorus and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stuart Challender. Recorded/performed at ABC Sydney studios, November 1986 - January 1987

Monday 19 November

9.30pm ANAM Australian Voices series: Don Banks
Jack Bailey, cello; Shane Chen, violin; Edwina George, violin; Emma Hunt, violin; Stewart Kelly, piano; Liam Kinson, clarinet/bass clarinet; Belinda McGlynn, piano; Howard Penny, cello; Sariah Xu, viola; Andrew Young, horn; Timothy Young, piano.
Don Banks: Three Studies for cello and piano (1955); Horn Trio (1962); Four pieces for String Quartet; Prologue, Night Piece and Blues for Two (1968) for clarinet and piano

Tuesday 20 November

1.05pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Grams; Slava Grigoryan, guitar.
Includes Nigel Westlake - Antarctica: Suite

Friday 23 November

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Young composer snapshots
Two concerts from 2011: the WASO Composition Project Young Composers with new music by Jared Yapp, Laura Lowther, Mitchell Mollison, and Ashlee Clapp; and the Australian String Quartet National Composers Forum featuring music by Daniel Masmanian, Michael Sollis, Melody Eötvös, Amy Bastow, James Wade and Benjamin Betelli, and tutor James Ledger. Plus more music from a recital by Michael Kieran Harvey, and from Jim Denley's Kimberley project.

Saturday 24 November

0.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Off the Record with composer Damien Ricketson
Two-hour conversation and playlist program exploring the music and ideas of this composer.

Monday 26 November

8.00pm Peninsula Summer Music Festival
Patrick Savage, violin; Sally Whitwell, piano.
Including Sally Whitwell - Suite for an Imaginary Film

9.00pm ANAM Australian Voices series: Nigel Westlake
Michael Kieran Harvey, piano; musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music
Nigel Westlake - Tall Tales But True; Piano Sonata No 1; High Tension Wires (String Quartet No 1); Rare Sugar

Wednesday 28 November

9.15pm ANAM Australian Voices series: James Ledger
Aidan Boase, piano; Edwina George, violin; Callum G'Froerer, trumpet; Alexander Morris, bass clarinet; Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba, violin; Emily Sheppard, violin; Jack Ward, cello; Kim Worley, cello; Katie Yap, viola
James Ledger - All Hail the Machine; Inscriptions; Devils on the underground; Processions

Thursday 29 November

1.05pm ANAM Australian Voices series: Richard Meale
Gladys Chua, piano; Paul Dean, conductor; Guy du Blet, percussion; Nicholas Evans, clarinet; Rowan Hammond, alto flute; Francesca Hiew, violin; Chris Howlett, cello; Alexandra Isted, violin; Liam Kinson, clarinet/bass clarinet; Belinda McGlynn, piano; Lachlan O'Donnell, violin; Anna Orzech, cello Kiran Phatak, flute; Anna Pokorny, cello; Higham Tom, viola; Lucy Warren, violin.
Richard Meale: Lumen; String Quartet No 1; Incredible Floridas (Homage to Rimbaud)

Friday 30 November

10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Nature Nurture
The broadcast premiere of Nature Nurture, a radiophonic work by Robert Davidson, plus the final instalments from a Michael Kieran Harvey recital and Jim Denley's Kimberley project.

At home

Saturdays at 7.00pm 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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