In Conversation Interviews Simon Moore
21/9 - A remarkable violinist who has had an extraordinary career across three continents, Charmian Gadd started in humble beginnings on a farm in the Central Coast in the 1940s. She exploded onto the music scene as a teenager, and went on to play with such luminaries as Yehudi Menuhin and Neville Marriner, living in the UK and the USA before coming back to Australia in the late 80s.
Born On This Day
Known primarily for his popular orchestral composition, The Planets, Gustav Holst embraced a wide variety of musical models, from Arthur Sullivan, Edvard Grieg, and Wagner to the melodic simplicity of English folk music. In his maturity, he managed to merge these various influences into a rather sparse personal style that became increasingly transparent in his later years.
The music played at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday in Britain was a stirring and integral part of the ceremony. Alongside traditional service hymns were some of Queen Elizabeth's personal favourite compositions. We have gathered a full playlist of all the music that featured during the main procession, the funeral service at Westminster Abbey, and the Committal Service at Windsor Castle on Monday 19 September, 2022.
Digital Arts Calendar
The Song Company with the generous support of the Silo Collective have commissioned First Nations’ composers Elizabeth Sheppard and Sonya Holowell to create an a cappella program for 7 singers – Songs From The Heart – a unique and thoughtful musical reaction to the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.
CD of the Week
Duet features recordings of Tamara Anna Cislowska with studio guests from her popular radio program featuring 24 guest artists including Ben Folds, Karin Schaupp, Erin Helyard, Garrick Ohlsson and William Barton, in a rich kaleidoscope of musical colours from cello to saxophone, celeste to ophicleide and trumpet to didgeridoo.
Jazz Jazz On Wednesdays Program Highlights
17th Sep: Jazz On Wednesdays brings you the magic of world jazz, this week featuring the Antonio Mazzei Trio and their recent album Casa. Listen to Jazz Sketches with Robert Vale at noon, and Planet Jazz with Xavier Bichon at 7pm.