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Alan Bush programme on Australian Radio
Posted: 12 December 2016

On 4 August 2016, a programme of Alan Bush's music was broadcast on the Melbourne classical music station 3MBS in a weekly programme called 'Illuminations'. This programme was written and presented by Dr. Julie Waters, Adjunct Research Fellow at Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

Dr Julie Waters was awarded a PhD in 2012 on Alan Bush and his music entitled 'Against the Stream': Intersection of Music and Politics in the Conception, Composition and Reception of Alan Bush's First Three Symphonies' and since then has written articles on Alan Bush and his music.

Dr Julie Waters writes: 'The programme lasted for two hours, approximately an hour's music and an hour of narrative. There were two pieces of music played in their entirety, and three where I played an extract. My aim in preparing the script was to make it of interest to a general audience as well as a musically educated one. I wanted to give as idea of Bush's music from early to very late and also to highlight some key episodes and themes of his life.'

The programme is scheduled for re-broadcast on 12th January 2017 and can be listened to at 3MBS Radio.

The pieces chosen for this programme were:

In its entirety: Dialectic for String Quartet, Op. 15 (1929) and Nocturne for Solo Piano, Op. 46 (1956). There were two excerpts from English Suite, Op. 28 (1946), the 2nd movement of the String Quartet in A minor, Op. 4 (1923), an excerpt from Concert Piece for Cello and Piano Op.17 (1936), an excerpt from 1st movement of Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 (1940), 'Moto perpetuo' from Three Concert Studies, Op. 31 (1947), the 3rd movement of Nottingham Symphony, Op. 33 (1949), two excerpts from Voices of the Prophets, Op. 41 (1953), No. 2, 23, & 24 of 24 Preludes for Piano, Op. 84 (1977), the 3rd movement of Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op. 120 (1987) and the 3rd Movement of the Violin Concerto, Op. 32, (1948).