Chamber & Instrumental Music

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Solo performers, chamber ensembles and small orchestras play music in a wide range of styles from different periods.


16th October

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  • Zelenka born 16.10.1679): Overture a 7 in F, ZWV188. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Zelenka: Sonata No. 4 in E minor. Australian Bach Ensemble.
  • Duvernoy (born 16.10.1765): Concertino, Op.45. John Wion, fte., Thomas Hrynkiw, pno.
  • Doppler (born 16.10.1821): Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Op.26. Len Vorster, pno., Masahide Kurita, fte.
  • Mozart (arr. Mozart): Piano Concerto No.11 in F, K.413 arr. piano quintet. Peter Frankl, pno., English CO Soloists.
  • Doppler: Souvenir de Prague, Op.24. Alain Marion, fte., Edouard Exerjean, pno., Jean-Louis Beaumadier, fte.
  • Doppler (arr. Keinanen): Rigoletto Fantasy, Op.38. Patrick Gallois, fte., Kazunori Seo, fte., Sinfonia Finlandia.

  • 15th October

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  • Scriabin (arr. Carpenter): Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp, Op.30. Cameron Carpenter, org.
  • Arensky: Suite No.1 in F, Op.15. Stephen Coombs, pno., Ian Munro, pno.
  • Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death. Julius Drake, pno., Gerald Finley, bass-baritone.
  • Arensky: Piano trio No. 1 in D minor Op.32. The Australian Trio.
  • Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Sviatoslav Richter, piano

  • 12th October

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  • Bach: Sonata in E for flute and harpsichord, BWV1035. Julian Smiles, vlc., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd., Bridget Bolliger, fte.
  • Jones: Sunburnt Country. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Mompou: Cants magics. Owen Thomson, gtr.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37. Gerard Willems, pno., Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op.10. Tinalley String Quartet.

  • 11th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 6 in A minor, Op.12, B.40. Vlach Quartet.
  • Busoni: Four songs for baritone & piano. Gerald Moore, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Brimer: Piano Trio No.1. The Australian Trio.
  • Tchaikovsky: Grand sonata in G, Op.37. Victoria Postnikova, pno.
  • Lemmone: Graceful Dance. David Miller, pno., Paul Curtis, fte.

  • 10th October

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  • Haydn: Symphony No. 8 in G, Hob.I:8 - Le Soir. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Corelli: Violin Sonata in F, Op.5/4. Nigel North, archlute, Trio Sonnerie.
  • Boccherini: Cello concerto No. 9 in B flat, G.482. Matt Haimovitz, vlc., English CO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Haydn: Mermaid's Song. Sarah Walker, m-sop., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Haydn: Sailor's Song. Sir Thomas Allen, bar., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Borodin: The Sea Princess. Sarah Walker, m-sop., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor. Tatiana Kolesova, pno., Helen Ayres, vln., Timothy Nankervis, vlc.
  • Weber: I Saw a Rose by the Path, Op.15/5. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Hartmut Holl, pno.
  • Weber: Lament, Op.15/2. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Hartmut Holl, pno.
  • Janacek: Violin Sonata. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, vln., Pavel Gililov, pno.

  • 9th October

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  • Weber: Grand duo concertant in E flat, Op.48. Charles Neidich, cl., Robert Levin, pno.
  • Saint-Saens: b.9.10. Piano Quartet in B Flat, Op.41. Elysian Quartet.
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: 6 Songs. Sophie Daneman, sop., Sarah Connolly, m-sop. Mark Padmore, ten., Stephan Loges, bar., Eugene Asti, pno.
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No.14 in A flat, Op.105, B.193. Prague Quartet.
  • Janacek: Pohadka (Fairy-tale) for Cello and Piano. Anna Carson, pno., Blair Harris, vlc.

  • 8th October

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  • Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.2 in C minor, Op. 65/2. Piet Kee, org.
  • Smalley: Piano Trio. Nicholas Bochner, vlc., Duo Sol.
  • Medtner: Piano Quintet in C, op.posth.. Dmitri Alexeev, pno., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Alkan: Symphony, Op.39/4-7. Stephanie McCallum, pno.
  • Beach: Piano Quintet In F sharp, Op.67. Martin Roscoe, pno., Endellion String Quartet.

  • 5th October

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  • Paganini: Centone di Sonate Vol. 1, Sonata I. Erica Kennedy, vln., Massimo Scattolin, gtr.
  • Traditional (arr. Mills): Let Us Break Bread Together; Copeland: Simple Gifts; Greta Bradman, sop., Adelaide SO/Luke Dollman.
  • Biber: Sonata No. 6 in C Minor. Latitude 37.
  • Krommer: Flute Quintet in C Major, Op.58. Bruno Meier, fte., Stamitz Quartet.
  • Alwyn: Lyra Angelica - Concerto for Harp & String Orchestra. Rachel Masters, harp, City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Easton: Concerto on Australian Themes. Len Vorster, pno., Orchestra Victoria/Brett Kelly.

  • 4th October

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Swan: A Collection of Songs, Roderick Williams (Baritone), Christopher Glynn (Pno)
  • Rubbra: Sonata No.2 for Violin & Piano Op 31, Frederick Grinkie (Vln), Edmund Rubbra (Pno)
  • McDowall: Not Just a Place, Christine hankin (Flute), Timothy Murray (Pno)
  • Ireland: Phantasie Trio in A minor. Holywell Ensemble.
  • Barber: Three Songs, Op.10. Thomas Hampson, bar., John Browning, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Sunshine Journal-excerpts. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., Elena Kats-Chernin, pno.
  • Schumann: Six Canonic Etudes, Op.56. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Avison: Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D minor. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.

  • 3rd October

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  • Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D, Hob.I:96 - Miracle. Scottish CO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Bach CPE: Sinfonia in G, Wq.182/1. Camerata Bern/Thomas Fueri.
  • Schubert: Impromptu in C minor, D.899/1. Maria Joao Pires, pno.
  • Mozart: Va, dal furor portata, K21, concert aria. Christoph Pregardien, ten., La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Brahms: Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.101. Freshwater Trio.
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3/2. Peter Katin, pno.
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in E flat, Op.23/6. Peter Katin, pno.
  • Strauss R: Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.18. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, vln., Pavel Gililov, pno.