Events Jazz Program Highlights
Since 2011, UNESCO has designated 30th April as International Jazz Day, highlighting the diplomatic and uniting forces of jazz in all corners of the globe. FineJazz will be broadcasting A History Of Jazz In Australia off our website, and on-air, Classic Jazz at noon (danceable jazz from down under).
On This Day
Giacomo Puccini's final opera, Turandot, premiered in 1926 at La Scala in Milan, Italy. The composer worked on the opera for several years before his untimely death in 1924, leaving the completion of the work to his long-time collaborator, Franco Alfano. Despite its difficult production history, Turandot has become one of Puccini's most beloved works and is regularly performed in opera houses around the world.
CD of the Week Giveaways
For their debut album, The Muffat Collective invite you to join them on a journey from the Cathedrals of Venice to the Palace of Versailles with the most stunning French and Italian Baroque trios ever composed. Enjoy passionate Italian works by Marini and Vivaldi and the lacelike trills of the French Baroque with music by Couperin, Marais and Leclair.
Jazz Program Highlights Tributes
US jazz pianist and composer Ahmad Jamal has died aged 92 after an award-winning career spanning more than seven decades. Listen Anytime to Friday Jazz Session with Alex Siegers for a celebration of his musical performances and his compositions
News and Events Station news
Joining us for the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 2023 Open Day is Nick Russoniello. Nick is one of the most talented and exciting young musicians in the country, known for his virtuosity and versatility as a saxophonist.
News and Events Station news
One of our special guests for the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney 2023 Open Day is renowned Australian pianist and music educator Gerard Willems AM, a musician who has made significant contributions to the classical music scene in Australia and beyond.
Born On This Day Classical
Jean-Joseph Mouret was a renowned French Baroque composer who had a great singing voice and charming personality. He is famous for his contribution to the world of opera and for introducing comedy in his work. His notable work, Les fêtes, ou Le triomphe de Thalie, was the first opera to use comedy, which was quite controversial at that time.
Born On This Day
While Alfred Lion is often credited as the face of Blue Note, perhaps the most widely recognised jazz label of all time, Francis Wolff was equally important to the label's success, both as a business partner and as a talented photographer who captured some of the most iconic images in jazz history.
Classical Program Highlights
Oratorio: The Resurrection composed by Georg Friedrich Händel in 1708, depicts the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament. The story unfolds through a series of arias, recitatives, and choruses, each capturing different aspects of the story. The instrumental overture sets the tone for the opera, followed by a series of recitatives and arias that introduce the characters and themes.