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Symphonic masterpieces, dazzling concertos, glorious accompanied choral works, ballet classics and other orchestral gems: the finest in full-length concert works from the Baroque to the 21st century.


15th October

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  • Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E Flat, K365. Daniel Barenboim, pno., Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., English CO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D. Isaac Stern, vln., Columbia SO/Igor Stravinsky.
  • Arne: Symphony No.4 in C minor. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Walton: Belshazzar's Feast. Thomas Hampson, bar., City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Cleveland Orch Chorus, City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Bach CPE: Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq.165. Paul Goodwin, oboe, English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Glazunov: Symphony No. 6 in C Minor, Op.58. London SO/Yondani Butt.
  • Barrios: A Lament, The Bees. Craig Ogden, gtr.

  • 12th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Harty: Comedy Overture. Ulster Orch/Bryden Thomson.
  • Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (Symphony No.1). Sheila Armstrong, sop., John Carol Case, bar., London PO & Choir/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Stanford: String Quartet No.1 in G, Op.44. Vanbrugh Quartet.

  • 11th October

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  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B Flat, K.595. Murray Perahia, pno., CO of Europe/Murray Perahia.
  • Bach: Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043. Richard Tognetti, vln., Helena Rathbone, vln., Australian CO.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98. RCO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Brumby: Flute concerto. Vernon Hill, fte., Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 43 in E flat, Hob.I:43, Mercury. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Beethoven: Consecration of the House, Op.124: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D.899/4. Murray Perahia, pno.
  • Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546. English Concert/Andrew Manze.

  • 10th October

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Forster: Horn Concerto in E flat. Hector McDonald, horn, Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K.166. Ottetto Italiano.
  • Schubert: Fantasia in C, "The Wanderer", D.760. Evgeny Kissin (b. 10/10/1970), pno.
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26. Evgeny Kissin, pno., Moscow PO/Andrey Chistyakov.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45. USSR RSO/Vladimir Fedoseyev.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., Borodin Quartet.
  • Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale Suite. Schirmer Ens/Brett Kelly.

  • 9th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Gardiner: Overture to a Comedy. Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53, 'Waldstein'. Amir Farid, pno.
  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria. Thomas Hampson, bar., Roberto Alagna, ten., London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Antonio Pappano.
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Piano trio in F sharp, Op.7. The Raphael Trio.
  • Grainger: Youthful Suite. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Dvorak: Romance in F Minor, Op.11, B.39. Pamela Frank, vln., Czech PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 15 in D, Hob.I:15. Toronto Camerata/Kevin Mallon.

  • 8th October

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  • Verdi: La forza del destino: Overture. Orch Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op.23. Mari Anne Haggander, sop., Urban Malmberg, bar., Wendy Hoffmann, sop., Merilyn Vaughn, sop., Wendy White, sop., Richard Haille, bar., San Francisco SO, San Francisco Symphony Chorus/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Nielsen: Symphony No.3, Op.27, FS60 - Espansiva. Kirsten Schultz, sop., Peter Rasmussen, bar., Danish RSO/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in C, RV558, 'Con molti stromenti'. Ugo Orlandi, mndln., Dorina Frati, mndln., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Hill: Symphony No. 6 in B Flat -Celtic. Melbourne SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat, Hob.XV:10. Isaac Stern, vln., Leonard Rose, vlc., Eugene Istomin, pno.

  • 5th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Copland: Old American Songs, first set. Thomas Hampson, bar., Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op.56. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc., Sviatoslav Richter, pno., David Oistrakh, vln., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Edwards: Piano Trio. Kathryn Selby, pno., Julian Smiles, vlc., Sophie Rowell, vln.
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.1. French Radio NO/Heitor Villa-Lobos.

  • 4th October

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  • Respighi: Piano Concerto in A Minor. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., BBC PO/Sir Edward Downes.
  • Lalo: Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21. Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Bach JC: Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat, T.284/6. Camerata Budapest/Hanspeter Gmur.
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Joshua Bell, vln., Camerata Salzburg/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Ries: Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.90. Zurich CO/Howard Griffiths.
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, fantasy overture in B minor. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase S.434. Geoffrey Tozer, pno.
  • Edwards: Dawn Mantras. Ian Cleworth, perc., Jane Sheldon, sop., Brian Nixon, perc., Jim Franklin, shakuhachi, Matthew Doyle, didjeridu, Thomas Rixon, cor ang., Cantillation, Sydney Children's Choir/Lyn Williams.

  • 3rd October

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Bax (d. 3/10/1953): Festival Overture. London PO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Jascha Heifetz, vln., Chicago SO/Walter Hendl.
  • Bax: Symphony No.6. London PO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Boellmann: Piano Quartet in F minor, Op.10. Ilona Prunyi, pno., Bela Banfalvi, vln., Janos Fejervari, vla., Karoly Botvay, vlc.
  • Verdi (arr. Kantorow): String Quartet in E minor (arr. String Orchestra). Auvergne Orch/Jean-Jacques Kantorow (b. 3/19/1945).
  • Ravel: Violin Sonata in G. Jean-Jacques Kantorow, vln., Jacques Rouvier, pno.
  • Klami: Suite for Small Orchestra. Tapiola Sinfonietta/Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

  • 2nd October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Nathan (arr. Mackerras): Overture: Don John of Austria. Sydney SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Medtner: Sonata in G Minor, Op.22. Geoffrey Tozer, pno.
  • Bruckner: Motets. Freiburg Vocal Ensemble/Wolfgang Schafer.
  • Brahms (arr. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto in D. Ingrid Dingfelder, fte., English CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.3 in A, Op. 65/3. Andrew Shenton, org.
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in D, Op.109. Len Vorster, pno., David Berlin, vlc.
  • Gliere: Symphony No.1 in E flat, Op.8. BBC PO/Sir Edward Downes.