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Welcome to the Musica Viva Storybook, celebrating 70 Years of Music.

Use the timeline below to begin browsing the archives of Musica Viva Australia since 1945.

1945 The zipper that made music live

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1946 Robert Pickler Arrives in Australia

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1948 Musica Viva’s Early Years

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1948 Maureen Jones Joins the Musica Viva Ensemble

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1949 Ken Tribe

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1949 Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin Tour Australia

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1950 Chamber Music House Concert

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1950 Ladies of Letters: The Madames of Musica Viva

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1951 The Youth of Musica Viva

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1955 The guest books of Fred and Julie Wenkart

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1956 Musica Viva Expands into Queensland

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1960 Lady Loyal & Sir Victor Burley and Musica Viva in Tasmania

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1962 Richard Goldner and Musica Viva in the 1960s

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1965 Commissioning a legacy

In 2004, I listened to Julian Burnside’s Peggy Glanville-Hicks address, Why Bother?, on the import... READ MORE

1966 The Friends of Music, Jan Sedivka and Musica Viva in Tasmania

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1966 The highs and lows of subscribing to Musica Viva for 49 years

Jacob Vromen is a long-term Musica Viva subscriber and supporter.... READ MORE

1973 Regina Ridge Retires from Musica Viva

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1978 Cameron Gregory finds musical inspiration in his home town of Wagga Wagga

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1980 Libby Clapp

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1983 Tokyo String Quartet’s Supper Performance Inspires Julian Burnside

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1983 Jess Ciampa is inspired by Galapagus Duck to become a musician

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1985 Touring international groups

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1985 David Paul Landa Scholarship

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1987 Musica Viva Audiences in the 80s

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1989 Richard Goldner's Oral History of Musica Viva

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1989 Musica Viva In Schools Group Sounds Baroque is Formed

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1990 Musica Viva in the 1990s

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1992 Beaux Arts Trio Tour Australia

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1993 Valentin Berlinsky’s Last Australian Tour with the Borodin Quartet

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1997 Musica Viva In Schools goes national

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1997 Richard Gill becomes Musica Viva In Schools Education Advisor

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1998 Musica Viva In Schools in Singapore

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1998 Peter Burch’s Trivia Nights

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1998 Musica Viva CountryWide and the Across the Top tour

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1999 Jenny Bott Helps Julian Burnside Commission Music

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1999 Alice Chance Discovers the Viola Da Gamba Through Musica Viva In Schools and Sounds Baroque

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2000 Musica Viva Appoints Carl Vine as Artistic Director

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2000 Supper with the Tokyo String Quartet

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2000 Australian String Quartet Inspires Zoe Knighton

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2000 Donating to Musica Viva

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2000 Flinders Quartet Performs with the Goldner String Quartet

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2000 From Musica Viva In Schools student to Musica Viva administrator

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2001 Carl Vine Develops Musica Viva's Four Tenets

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2003 Musica Viva In Schools Regional Touring

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2005 The Eggner Trio’s First Musica Viva Tour

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2005 Sousaphonics first concert upstaged by superman

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2005 Julian Burnside Commissions Peter Sculthorpe’s 16th String Quartet

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2006 Musica Viva takes over the Huntington Estate Music Festival

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2009 Ensemble Liaison Tour Regional New South Wales

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2010 Musica Viva In Schools enters the digital age

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2010 Emily Kelly

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2011 Musica Viva In Schools and NAISDA Develop Datiwuy Dreaming

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2011 The Chambermaids Celebrate Their 21st Anniversary

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2012 Helping musicians to achieve perfection

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2013 Alice Chance Forms Gut Instincts at Musica Viva’s Suggestion

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2013 Tokyo String Quartet's final concert at the Perth Concert Hall

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2013 Banton Brothers and Musica Viva In Schools Visit Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre

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2014 Sounds Baroque Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

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2015 Alice Chance is Commissioned by Musica Viva

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2015 Lachlan Skipworth

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2015 Where To Now?

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