The week beginning 18 December 2012
Monday: Composer of the Week - British Christmas Carols
Peter Watts leads us through a delightful melee of British Christmas Carols.
Wednesday: Charles Rosen (1927-2012)
The American pianist, writer, musicologist, critic, polymath passed away last week at the age of 85. In this 1999 interview recorded during a visit to New Zealand, Charles Rosen talks with Tim Dodd.
Thursday: South Pacific
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson take us through the story and music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s hit Broadway musical. Set on a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young American nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission, but one of the main themes of the show is the underlying racial prejudice. After successful seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, South Pacific opens next week in Brisbane.
Friday: The Critic's Chair
Robert Johnson reviews recent releases.