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24th May

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  • RADIOTHON Handel: Ariodante: Il mio crudel martoro. Danielle de Niese, sop., Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in D, Op.6/5. Paul Dyer, hpschd., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Schumann: Introduction and Allegro Appassionato in G, Op.92. Murray Perahia, pno., Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Debussy: Danses, sacree et profane. Osian Ellis, harp, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Handel: Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim. Mark Bennett, tpt., Danielle de Niese, sop., English Concert/Harry Bicket.
  • Beethoven: Rondo in B flat, WoO 6. Felicja Blumental, pno., Brno State PO/Jiri Waldhans.
  • Falconieri: Il primo libro di canzoni: Ciaccona. Paul Dyer, hpschd., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Grainger: Hill Song No.2. Penelope Thwaites, pno., John Lavender, pno.
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite 1. French NO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Rachmaninov: Aleko - Dances. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Saint-Saens: Bacchanale. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Holst: Brook Green Suite. English CO/Imogen Holst.
  • Strauss Jnr: Accelerations Waltz, Op. 234. Vienna PO/Lorin Maazel.
  • Holst: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op.21/1. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, K.285. Aralee Dorough, fte., Jennifer Owen, vln., Linda Goldstein, vla., Kevin Dvorak, vlc.
  • Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, D.899/1. Ian Holtham, pno.
  • Vivaldi: Violin concerto in C, RV181a. Simon Standage, vln., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Vivaldi: Flute concerto in F, RV433, La tempesta di mare. Andrea Griminelli, fte., English CO/Jean-Pierre Rampal.

  • 23rd May

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Includes:
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047. William Bennett, fte., Neil Black, oboe, Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Cho-Liang Lin, vln., English CO/Anthony Newman
  • C P E Bach: Sinfonia in C, Wq.182/3. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer
  • Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52. Cyprien Katsaris, pno.
  • Vine: Cafe Concertino. Australia Ensemble.
  • Penny: Malaguena Variations. Geoff Penny, gtr.
  • Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op.11/1. George Enescu Bucharest PO/Christian Mandeal

  • 22nd May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave, Op.26, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Bach: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV1060. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Anthony Robson, oboe, OAE/Elizabeth Wallfisch.
  • Mozart: Missa Brevis in D minor, K65. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Helen Donath, sop., Uwe Heilmann, ten., Annette Markert, m-sop., Leipzig Radio Choir, Leipzig RSO/Herbert Kegel.
  • Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E, Op.54. Ian Holtham, pno.
  • Beethoven: Romance No.2 in F, Op.50. Maxim Vengerov, vln., London SO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Brumby: Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings. Barry Davis, cor ang., Queensland SO/Richard Mills.
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66, excerpts. Tasmanian SO/Nicolette Fraillon.
  • Saint-Saens: Oboe Sonata, Op.166. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Karina Window, oboe.
  • Haydn: Mass in B flat, "Creation", Hob.XXII:13: Gloria. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Wagner R: Parsifal, Prelude. Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Veracini: Sonata Accademica in F, Op.2/4. Locatelli Trio.
  • Delany: Captain Cook Overture. Adelaide SO/Carl Pini.

  • 21st May

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  • Vaughan Williams: English Folk song suite. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90. Brian Chapman, pno.
  • Dvorak: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Debussy: Children's Corner. Claude Debussy, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mozart (arr. Kain): Divertimento in D, K.136 - guitar. Guitar Trek.
  • Haydn: Organ Concerto in F, Hob.XVIII/7. Martin Haselboeck, org., Divertimento Salzburg.
  • Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: La ceremonie des Turcs. Philippe Cantor, bass, Michel Verschaeve, bass, Bernard Deletre, bass, Gilles Ragon, ten., Michel Laplenie, ten., Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Britten: Gloriana, Op.53: Courtly Dances. Julian Bream, gtr., Julian Bream Consort.
  • Falla (arr. Dean): The Three-Cornered Hat. Southern Cross Soloists.
  • Shostakovich: October, Op.131. Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Telemann: Concerto in D for 3 trumpets & 2 oboes. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.

  • 18th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach (arr. Busoni): Chaconne from partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004. Jorge Bolet, pno.
  • Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314. Judith Hall, fte., Philharmonia Orch/Peter Thomas.
  • Falla: La Vida Breve. Victoria de los Angeles, sop., Ines Rivadeneyra, m-sop., Orfeon Donostiarra, NO of Spain/Rafael Fruhbeck deBurgos.
  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet No.4 in D, G.448. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Flinders Quartet.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Brumby: Symphony No.1, The Sun. Queensland SO/Robert Boughen.

  • 17th May

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  • Brahms: Violin concerto in D, Op.77. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3). Patricia Rozario, sop., BBC SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B Flat, K.456. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno., Norwegian CO/Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Stamitz: Clarinet concerto No. 7 in E flat. Andreas Ottensamer, cl., Potsdam Chamber Academy.
  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Bernard Haitink.
  • Edwards: Ecstatic dance. Patricia Pollett, vla., Gwyn Roberts, vlc.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D, Op.6/1. Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan.

  • 16th May

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  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op.49. Dallas SO/Andrew Litton (b. 16/5/1959)
  • Tchaikovsky: Coronation Cantata, "Moscow". Svetlana Furdui, m-sop., Vassily Gerello, bar., Dallas SO & Chorus/Andrew Litton
  • Glazunov: Piano Concerto No.2 in B, Op.100. Dmitri Alexeev, pno., USSR RSO/Yuri Nikolayevsky
  • Glazunov: Symphony No.3 in D, Op.33. USSR Ministry of Culture SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op.88. Israel Piano Trio
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35. Ulrike-Anima Mathe, vln., Dallas SO/Andrew Litton
  • Rozsa: North Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances, Op.5. Oliver Colbentson, vln., Frankenland SO/Carlo Savina

  • 15th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Brumby: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Moscheles: Anticipations of Scotland, Op.75. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Strauss R: Oboe Concerto in D. Manfred Clement, oboe, Dresden State Orch/Rudolf Kempe.
  • Bach: From The Well-Tempered Clavier - Preludes and Fugues 1-4. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3 in G, Op.55. Los Angeles PO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Handel: Utrecht Te Deum. Felicity Palmer, sop., Philip Langridge, ten., Kurt Equiluz, ten., Marjana Lipovsek, m-sop., Thomas Moser, ten., Ludwig Baumann, bass, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Arnold Schoenberg Choir/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.

  • 14th May

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  • Suppe: Overture, Light Cavalry. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Wagner R: Parsifal, excerpts. Peter Hofmann, ten., Kurt Moll, bass, Victor von Halem, bass, Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Dunja Vejzovic, m-sop., Berlin PO, German Opera Chorus, Berlin/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Bach: Orchestral suite No.1 in C, BWV1066. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Hill: Symphony No. 6 in B Flat -Celtic. Melbourne SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Lang Lang, pno., Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.18 in F, K.130. Danish Radio Sinfonietta/Adam Fischer.

  • 11th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Overture, Op.23. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 - Coronation. Sir Clifford Curzon, pno., London SO/Istvan Kertesz.
  • Berlioz: Te Deum, Op.22. Francisco Araiza, ten., Martin Haselboeck, org., London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, Southend Boys' Choir, Wooburn Singers, European Community Youth Orch, St Alban's School Choir, Haberdashers' Aske's School Choir, Desborough School Choir, Winnersh Forest School Choir, High Wycombe Parish Church Choirboys/Claudio Abbado.
  • Janacek (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.1 - Kreutzer, arr. orchestra. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60, B112. Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Bach: How brightly shines the morning star, after BWV 1. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 29, Sinfonia. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jeanne Lamon.