ABC Radio National’s long running weekend program, The Music Show, celebrated its 30th anniversary in February 2021 with a special show of highlights from the past three decades. Andrew Ford presented the program, as he has for the past 26 years. Listen here. Read an article about the show by Andrew Ford.
The Music Show
A statement on The Music Show
A statement about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on music, musicians and their audiences. The Music Show, ABC Radio National, 21 March 2020 Only last week on The Music Show I was suggesting you check to see if the gig or concert for which you had tickets was still going ahead. Seems like another […]
Wynton Marsalis interview on The Music Show
‘Excellence is a kind of protest’, reflected Wynton Marsalis in this recent interview on ABC RN’s The Music Show. The long talk between Andrew Ford and Wynton Marsalis was first broadcast on The Music Show on 23 February and can also be watched on Youtube, courtesy of ABC.
The Music Show on Saturday 16 February: An LGBTQI Requiem
On Saturday 16 February, an interview on The Music Show with Holcombe Waller, whose Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite is about to be performed at Sydney’s Mardi Gras this month. It’s a “mash-up of Latin text, poetry, pop, classical and theatre” and written especially for the “peaceful repose of the souls of the dead” with […]
Farewell to Gerald English
The tenor Gerald English (1925-2019) had a long and distinguished career, beginning as a founder member of the Deller Consort in 1950. He sang in some of the first modern performances of Monteverdi’s operas and madrigals, and worked with composers such as Stravinsky and Britten, Tippett, Henze and Berio. In 1977 he founded the Opera […]