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A journey around the world of fine music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century: sometimes relaxing, sometimes stimulating, always enjoyable.

 

 


21st May

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  • Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K.511. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op.26. Moscow SO/Vasily Jelvakov.
  • Puccini: Turandot: Non Piangere Liu!. Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass, Monserrat Caballe, sop., London PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Glinka: A Life for the Tsar: Polonaise. Bolshoi Chorus, Bolshoi SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Blyth: 103.5 Intermezzo for Orchestra. Emerald Orch/Andrew Blyth.
  • Schubert (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Sondheim: A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, London SO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Ketelbey: In the Moonlight. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Strauss Jnr: Vienna Blood: Gruess dich gut du liebes Nestor. Rene Kollo, ten., Ingeborg Hallstein, sop., Dagmar Koller, sop., Benno Kusche, bar., Graunke SO/Anton Paulik.
  • Traditional: Andalucia Cubana. Paco Pena, gtr.
  • Barrios: Caazapa - Aire Popular Paraguayo. Alan Rinehart, gtr.
  • Keiser: Fredegunda: Lasciami piangere. Joyce Di Donato, m-sop., Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis.
  • Shostakovich: Dances of the Dolls: Lyric Waltz. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Busoni: Berceuse from Elegien. Geoffrey Tozer, pno.

  • 14th May

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  • Pergolesi: Salve Regina in C Minor. June Anderson, sop., Sinfonietta de Montreal/Charles Dutoit.
  • Bach (arr. Stokowski): Geistliches Lied - Mein Jesu. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Paganini: Caprice in A minor, Op.1/24. James Ehnes, vln.
  • Grieg: Elegiac Melodies, Op.34. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Prokofiev: Love for Three Oranges - March. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11, Andante Cantabile. Vytautas Sondeckis, vlc., Lithuanian CO/David Geringas.
  • Koehne: Capriccio. Clemens Leske, pno., Adelaide SO/Janos Furst.
  • Dvorak: The Water Goblin, Op.107, B195. London SO/Istvan Kertesz.
  • Debussy: Images, Set 1. Stephen McIntyre, pno.
  • Brahms: Nanie, Op.82. Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
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  • 7th May

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  • Handel: Recorder Sonata in C, HWV 365. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in E, BWV1053. Igor Kipnis, hpschd., London Strings/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.3/4. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Respighi: Il Tramonto (The Sunset). Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Henschel Quartet.
  • Marcellino: Madrigale. The Song Company.
  • Brahms (arr. Hallen): Hungarian Dances No 2, 3 and 5 London SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Brahms (arr. Brahms): Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F. London SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Brahms (arr. Parlow): Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor. London SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Arensky: Humoresque, Op.56/4. Leonid Gorokhov, vlc., Colin Stone, pno.
  • Rossini: Tancredi. Overture, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Capella Brugensis/Alberto Zedda.
  • Conyngham: Streams for flute, viola & harp. Geoffrey Collins, fte., Marshall McGuire, harp, Patricia Pollett, vla.
  • Ives (arr. Adams): Five Songs. Dawn Upshaw, sop., Orch of St Luke's/John Adams.
  • Satie: Gymnopedies No.1, 2 and 3 Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Satie: Gymnopedie No.2. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Satie: Gymnopedie No.3. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
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  • 30th April

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  • Vivaldi: Cello sonata in A minor, RV44. Christophe Coin, vlc., Christopher Hogwood, org.
  • Smetana: Festive Overture in D. Slovak RSO/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Liszt: Piano transcription of Donizetti: Reminiscences de Lucrezia Borgia, grand fantasy ll. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Bizet: Scherzo from Symphony in C. French NO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte - Soave sia il vento. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Christine Rice, m-sop., Miah Persson, sop., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Kreisler: Liebesleid. Joshua Bell, vln., Paul Coker, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Strauss Jnr: Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op.325. Richard Tauber, ten., Odeon-Kunsler Orch/Erich Korngold.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.3. Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati.
  • Hill: How Sweet the Moonlight. David Miller, pno., Michael Halliwell, bar.
  • Brumby: Bassoon Concerto: Slow Movement. Paul Blackman, bsn., Adelaide SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Ives: Crossing the bar. Christopher Hughes, org., BBC Singers, New London Orch (members of)/Stephen Cleobury.
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  • 23rd April

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  • Taneyev: Overture: The Oresteia, Op.6. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Delius: Eventyr (Once upon a time). Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Copland: Danzon Cubano. Baltimore SO/David Zinman.
  • Ginastera: Pampeana, Op.16. Alberto Portugheis, pno., Sherban Lupu, vln.
  • Rachmaninov: Russian rhapsody. Brenda Lucas, pno., John Ogdon, pno.
  • Satie: Gymnopedies Nos.1, 2,& 3. Julius Drake, pno., Emma Johnson, cl.
  • Hyde: Evening in Cordoba. Miriam Hyde, pno.
  • Solovyov-Sedoy: Evening song. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Moscow CO/Constantine Orbelian.
  • Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in D, RV95 - La Pastorella. Laszlo Kecskemeti, rec., Tamas Zalay, vln., Bela Horvath, oboe, Istvan Hartenstein, bsn., Gyorgy Eder, vlc., Borbala Dobozy, hpschd.
  • Bruch: Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op.85. Patricia Pollett, vla., Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Kalman: Countess Maritza: Wenn es Abend wird...Gruess mir die suessen. Fritz Wunderlich, ten.
  • Suppe: Boccaccio: Mia Bella Fiorentina. Werner Krenn, ten., Renata Holm, sop., Vienna Folk Opera Orch/Anton Paulik.
  • Brouwer: Berceuse. John Williams, gtr.

  • 16th April

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  • Suk: Scherzo fantastique, Op.25. Prague Philharmonia/Jakub Hrusa.
  • Hyde: Nightfall & Merrymaking - Oboe and Piano. Sydney Chamber Players.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, K39. Daniel Barenboim, pno., English CO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Torroba: Suite Castellana. Pepe Romero, gtr.
  • Fall: Die Dollarprinzessin: Schreibmaschinenmaedel muss schnell die Haende ruehren. Julia Migenes, sop., Cologne Radio Choir, Cologne RSO/Curt Cremer.
  • Liszt: O in my dreams, S282. Joerg Demus, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Cui: Five Pieces, Op.56. Trio Vivace.
  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet No.2 in E, G.446. Stephen Shingles, vla., Pepe Romero, gtr., Iona Brown, vln., Malcolm Latchem, vln., Denis Vigay, vlc.
  • Strauss R: Arabella: Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop., Gabriele Fontana, sop., ROHO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Grieg: Notturno, Op.54/4. Emil Gilels, pno.
  • Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Dostal: Clivia: Ich bin verliebt. Anneliese Rothenberger, sop., Bavarian SO/Carl Michalski.
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Fledermaus: Dieser Anstand, so manierlich. Nicolai Gedda, ten., Anneliese Rothenberger, sop., Vienna Symphony/Willi Boskovsky.
  • Brahms (arr. Pak): Waltz and Wiegenlied. HaeSun Paik, pno.

  • 9th April

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  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op.6/12. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Purcell: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695. New College Choir, Oxford, King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.
  • Faure: Dolly suite, Op.56. Darryl Coote, pno., Max Cooke, pno.
  • Koehne: Tivoli Dances. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Parry: The Singer's Tune/The New Harp. Gwenan Gibbard, harp.
  • Traditional: Place Your Hand. Gwenan Gibbard, harp, Gwenan Gibbard, sop.
  • Copland: Suite - The Tender Land. Tasmanian SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Munro: Return. Elizabeth Campbell, m-sop., Ian Munro, pno.
  • Munro: The forest. Elizabeth Campbell, m-sop., Ian Munro, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. State Orch of Victoria/Brian Stacey.
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  • 2nd April

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  • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: The Easter Hymn. Christine Brewer, sop., Atlanta SO, Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Shaw.
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  • Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs 1: Easter Michael Leighton Jones, bar., Jonathan Bradley, pno., Trinity College Choir, Melbourne, Tinalley String Quartet/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Vivaldi: Four seasons, RV269, Spring, allegro. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Hill: How Sweet the Moonlight. David Miller, pno., Michael Halliwell, bar.
  • Mahler: 3rd Mvt Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'. Bernadette Cullen, m-sop., Elizabeth Whitehouse, sop., Melbourne SO, Melbourne Chorale/Markus Stenz.
  • Glinka: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. Zelman SO/Mark Shiell.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D, K.136. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Bach (arr. Stokowski): Chorale from Easter cantata, BWV4. Czech PO/Leopold Stokowski.
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op.53. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., London PO, John Alldis Choir/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Khachaturian: Spartacus - Ballet Suite No.2. Zelman SO/Mark Shiell.
  • Stanhope: Piano Quartet, My Song is Love Unknown. Andra Darzins, vla., Eldering Ensemble.
  • Bach: Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV565. Michael Dudman, org.
  • Reger: Im April, Op.4/4. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gunther Weissenborn, pno.
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  • 26th March

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  • Korngold: The Sea Hawk. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Allworth: Album Leaves for mandolin & organ. Lawrence Bartlett, org., Adrian Hooper, mndln.
  • Tartini: Flute concerto in G, Gimo 293. Marzio Conti, fte., Accademia Strumentale Italiana/Giorgio Bernasconi.
  • Szymanowski: Concert Overture, Op.12. Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Chapi: El barquillero: Romanza de Socorro. Elina Garanca, m-sop., Italian RSO/Karel Mark Chichon.
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.5: Cantilena. Elina Garanca, m-sop., Dresden State Orch/Fabio Luisi.
  • Minkus: Paquita - Pas de Deux. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bernstein: Bernstein on Broadway. Boston Pops/John Williams.
  • Nielsen: Preludio e Presto, Op.52. Tue Lautrup, vln.
  • Hamlisch (arr. Farnon): The Way We Were. Jose Carreras, ten., Robert Farnon Orch/Robert Farnon.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenlied, Op.41/1. Placido Domingo, ten., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Jose Carreras, ten., Vienna Symphony, Gumpoldskirchner Children's Choir/Steven Mercurio.