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24th May

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  • RADIOTHON EDITION
  • Strauss Jr: Als flottergeist & Verloren hast du einen schatz fr The Gypsy Baron. Nicolai Gedda, ten., Gertrude Burgthaler-Schuster, contralto, Elisabeth Schwartzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch & Chorus/Otto Ackermann.
  • Dvorak: Scherzo fr Piano Quintet No.2 in A, Op.81, B155. Piers Lane, pno., Goldner String Quartet.
  • Korngold: Die tote Stadt: Gluck das mir verblieb. Joan Hammond, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Walter Susskind.
  • Beethoven: Finale fr Violin Sonata in A, Op.47, 'Kreutzer'. David Oistrakh, vln., Lev Oborin, pno.
  • Ravel: Jeux d'eau. Anna Goldsworthy, pno.
  • Traditional (arr. Hughes): I know where I'm going. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Caroline Almonte, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Russian Rag. Ensemble Liaison.
  • Telemann: 1st fr Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D. Crispian Steele-Perkins, tpt., Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Sid Cotner: Mink Shmink. Eartha Kitt, voc., Henri Rene's Orch.
  • Jean-Baptiste Arban (arr. Josh Davis): Carnival of Venice. David Elton, tpt., Seraphim Trio.

  • 23rd May

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  • Rossini: La Cenerentola, Overture. European CO 'Per Musica'/Julian Reynolds.
  • Falla: Ritual Fire Dance. Alicia de Larrocha, pno.
  • Krommer: Menutto: Allegro from Partita in C, Op.76. Michael Thompson Wind Quintet.
  • Grainger: Youthful Suite: English Waltz. Grainger Wind Symphony/Benjamin Northey.
  • Moscheles: Two Studies, Op.105. Piers Lane, pno.
  • Holst: The Planets, Op.32: Jupiter. Melbourne SO/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • : Donnez Moi La Main, Mam'zelle. Maurice Chevalier, voc.
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon concerto in C, RV.479. Daniel Smith, bsn., English CO/Philip Ledger.

  • 22nd May

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  • Verdi: Il' finto Stanislao: Overture. National SO of Ireland/Rico Saccani.
  • Sieczynski: Vienna City of My Dreams. Barbara Bonney, sop., Ronald Schneier, pno.
  • Grieg: Spring, Op.33/2. Barbara Bonney, sop., Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Lloyd Webber: All I ask of you/Phantom of the night. Tea Rose Duo.
  • Various: Domingo Duets. Placido Domingo, ten., Various/ Various.
  • Rodriguez (arr. Breiner): La Cumparsita. Razumovsky SO/Peter Breiner.
  • Poulenc: Novelette No.3 in E minor. David McNicol, pno.
  • Coward: Private Lives: Some day I'll find you. June Bronhill, sop., Brian Fahey Orch/Brian Fahey.
  • Suppe: March from Fatinitza. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Various: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Mantovani Orch.
  • Schertzinger: Paris, je t'aime d'amour. Maurice Chevalier, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Tavan: The Viennese Carnival- Polka. Ladislav Stresnak, tpt., Slovak RSO/Jerome Cohen.
  • Strauss Jnr: Potpourri Quadrille. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.

  • 21st May

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  • Foulds: Le Cabaret, Op.72a. BBC NO of Wales/Rumon Gamba.
  • Knuemann (arr. Badzura): Rumaenisch. Daniel Hope, vln., Avi Avital, mndln., Jacques Ammon, pno., Members of the German CO/Daniel Hope.
  • Busser: Appassionato, Op.34. Lawrence Power, vla., Simon Crawford-Phillips, pno.
  • Truan: The Chase. The Clarinotts.
  • Bacharach (arr. Foreman): Anyone Who Had a Heart. Silvie Paladino, voc., Melbourne Youth Orch, Jazz Ensemble/John Foreman.
  • Franck: Prelude, chorale and fugue. Benjamin Grosvenor, pno. Prelude
  • Saint-Saens: Parysatis, introduction and three scenes. Queensland Orch/Andrew Mogrelia.
  • Tawadros: The Olive Branch. Joseph Tawadros, oud.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob.III:39, Op.33/3, Bird. Australian String Quartet. Finale-Rondo
  • Jones (arr. Hazell): New Horizons (I Found a Dream). Aled Jones, bar., Royal Liverpool PO/Robin Stapleton.
  • Morricone: Chi Mai. Czech National SO/Stefano Cucci.

  • 18th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Khachaturian: Gayaneh - four movements from Ballet Suite No.1. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Albrechtsberger: Harp concerto in C. Nicanor Zabaleta, harp, Paul Kuentz CO/Paul Kuentz.
  • Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.112. London SO, Ambrosian Singers/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Grieg: Album-leaf, Op.47/2. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • : Funny Girl: People. The Ross Patterson Little Big Band.
  • Mozart: Organ Sonata in D, K144. Peter Hurford, org., Amsterdam Mozart Players.
  • Strauss R: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: 'Mit Mir' waltz. Hollywood Bowl Orch/John Mauceri.
  • Jobim: Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars). Diana Krall, voc., Anthony Wilson, gtr., Jeff Hamilton, drums, Diana Krall, pno., John Clayton, db., Paulinho De Costa, perc., Unnamed Orch.

  • 17th May

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  • Sullivan: Patience: A Magnet Hung in a Hardware Shop. Kenneth Sandford, bar., New SO, D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Sullivan: Patience: So Go to Him and Say to Him. Dennis Olsen, bar., Ruth Gurner, m-sop., Adelaide SO/James Christiansen.
  • Satie: Je te veux. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Jane Hammond, pno., James Lloyd, db., George Butrumlas, accordion.
  • Ravel (arr. Buc): Menuet antique. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Paul Stanhope: Talking to my shoe fr Losing the Plot. Calvin Bowman, pno., Charlie Sdraulig, pno., The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Dukas: Villanelle. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Daniel Blumenthal, pno.
  • Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op.26/1. Ronald Farren-Price, pno.
  • Grieg: Varen (Last Spring). Birgit Nilsson, sop., Vienna Opera Orch/Bertil Bokstedt.
  • Respighi: La Primavara fr Botticelli Triptych. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Purcell: King Arthur: Fairest Isle. Marshall McGuire, harp.
  • Purcell: Round O. Marshall McGuire, harp.
  • Rodgers: Thou Swell from A Connecticut Yankee. Dawn Upshaw, sop., David Garrison, voc., Unnamed Orch/Eric Stern.
  • Satie: Grande Ritournelle. Susan Manoff, pno., David Levi, pno.

  • 16th May

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  • Handel: Overture - Alcina. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Bottesini: Andante Sostenuto for strings. English CO/Andrew Litton.
  • Purcell: I gave her Cakes & I gave her Ale. Aldridge: Taking his beer with old Anarchasis. Purcell: Fye, nay, prithee John. The Baltimore Consort and the Merry Companions.
  • Hill: A Reverie. Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Molter: Concerto pastorale in G major. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Albert, Prince Consort: Jubilate. The Choir of the Chapel Royal, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/John Williams.
  • Templeton: Bach Goes to Town. Piers Lane, pno.
  • Dvorak: Two Waltzes, Op.54,B.105 - Waltz No. 1 in A. Prague SO/Vaclav Smetacek.
  • Guilmant: Symphony No.1 in D Minor for Organ & Orchestra, Op.42, pastorale. Simon Preston, org., Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Evans: Idyll. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in D for 2 oboes, Op.7/8. Anthony Camden, oboe, Alison Alty, oboe, London Virtuosi/John Georgiadis.

  • 15th May

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  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Handel: Aria. Mischa Maisky, vlc., Daria Hovora, pno.
  • Chaplin (arr. Simonds): Modern Times, Smile. David Hobson, ten., Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation/Guy Noble.
  • Halvorsen: Entry of the Boyars. Monash Wind Symphony/David Griffiths.
  • Novello: King's Rhapsody: Some Day My Heart Will Awake. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Chandos Concert Orch/Stuart Barry.
  • Korngold: The Prince and the Pauper, flirtation. Hollywood Bowl Orch/John Mauceri.
  • Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Vesti la Giubba. Joseph Calleja, ten., BBC Concert Orch/Steven Mercurio.
  • Bixio: Mariu: Parlami d'amore. Joseph Calleja, ten., BBC Concert Orch/Steven Mercurio.
  • Liszt: Piano concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria. Lipman Harp Duo.
  • Suppe: Boccaccio: Fiametta's Song. Lucia Popp, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Lehar: Land of Smiles, Ich mocht' wieder einmal die Heimat she'n. Lucia Popp, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Xanrof: Le fiacre. Jean Sablon, voc., Unnamed Ensemble.
  • Strauss R (arr. Gieseking): Standchen, Op.17/2. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Sharpshooters' Quadrille. Slovak State PO/Christian Pollack.

  • 14th May

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  • Berwald: Estrella de Soria - Tragic Overture. Royal PO/Ulf Bjorlin.
  • Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E Flat, K365. Lucas Jussen, pno., Arthur Jussen, pno., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner. 3rd movement
  • Brumby: Mists of Islay. Megan Reeve, harp.
  • Holst: Moorside Suite. City of London Wind Ensemble/Geoffrey Brand. Scherzo
  • Liszt: Au bord d'une source, S156/2b. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Arnold: English Dances, Set 1, Op.27. Queensland SO/Andrew Penny. 1 Andantino 4 Allegro risoluto
  • Schumann (arr. Sitsky): Studies in the form of Canons for pedal piano, Op.56. Larry Sitsky, pno., David Nuttall, oboe. 2nd movement
  • Jacob: Timpani Concerto with Band. Tristan Fry, timp., City of London Wind Ensemble/Geoffrey Brand. 1st movement
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49. Seraphim Trio. 3rd movement Scherzo
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Whitwell): A Day in the Life. Sally Whitwell, pno., Cantillation/Philip Chu.

  • 11th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Pergolesi: Salustia: Overture. St Cecilia CO/Alessio Vlad.
  • Faure: Pavane, Op.50. Melbourne SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Handel: Agrippina. Dominique Visse, alto., Neal Davies, bar., Sunhae Im, sop., A Pendatchanska, m-sop., Marcos Fink, bar., Bejun Mehta, alto., Jennifer Rivera, m-sop., Daniel Schmutzhard, bass, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Batt: Bolero Fantasy. The Planets.
  • Bacalov: Il Postino: Mi mancherai. Andrea Bocelli, ten., Studio Orch.
  • Alkan: Concerto da Camera No.2 in C sharp minor, Op.10. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno., BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Puccini: La Boheme: Mi chiamano Mimi. Renata Tebaldi, sop., Carlo Bergonzi, ten., Ettore Bastianini, bar., Cesare Siepi, bass, Renato Cesari, bar., St Cecilia Academy Orch/Tullio Serafin.
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Excerpts. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Porter: In the Still of the Night. Thomas Hampson, bar., London SO/John McGlinn.
  • Satie (arr. Loussier): Gymnopedie No.1- (Jazz) Variation 1. Jacques Loussier, pno., Rhythm Section.