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On 11 November, we remember the more than 100,000 Australians who paid the ultimate sacrifice in serving our nation in World War I, and the conflicts that have followed. We respect and honour those who have served and continue to serve. 2MBS Fine Music Sydney aired a special program in remembrance, which is available for replay.
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Georgie Fame is without a doubt, a hugely iconic figure in the UK jazz scene, renowned for his unique blend of jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul. Born as Clive Powell on June 26, 1943, in Leigh, Lancashire, Georgie Fame displayed exceptional musical talent from an early age.
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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.
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Frederick Delius is widely regarded as one of the most influential British composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although he spent most of his life in France, his music was heavily inspired by his time in the United States and South America. In 1897, Delius composed his first opera, Koanga, which premiered at the Stadttheater in Elberfeld, Germany.