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The Saturday and Sunday Lunchtime Miscellany programs offer a range of mainly shorter items from the fine music repertoire, with an emphasis on tuneful works of different periods and genres.

Jane Mitchell and Rod Watson

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19th May

Show Playlist
  • Bernstein: Candide: Overture. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Straus O: A Waltz Dream: Beautiful girls. Budapest Strauss SO/Alfred Walter.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow: Introduction & Vilja. June Bronhill, Sadlers' Wells Chorus, Sadlers' Wells Orch/William Reid.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in G, "Gupsy", Hob.XV:25. Trioz.
  • Weber (arr. Berlioz): Invitation to the Dance, Op.65. Sydney SO/Tibor Paul.
  • Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in C, RV450. Stefan Schilli, oboe, Failoni CO.
  • Herz: Piano Concerto No.1 in A, Op.34. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.30 in D, K.202. Prague CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Gamley): Cinderella: Excerpts. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 12th May

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  • Schwartz (arr. Salinger): That's Entertainment. John Wilson Orch, Maida Vale Singers/John Wilson.
  • Rodgers: Carousel: Carousel waltz. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Gershwin (arr. Grainger): The Man I Love. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus. Lesley Garrett, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Ivor Bolton.
  • Zimmerman: Anchors Aweigh. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Bart (arr. Hayman): Oliver. Richard Hayman and His Orch.
  • Bizet: The Pearl Fishers: In the depths of the temple. Thomas Hampson, bar., Jerry Hadley, ten., Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Coates: By The Sleepy Lagoon. East of England Orch/Malcolm Nabarro.
  • Davis: Pride and Prejudice. Opening Title Music. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano, Studio Orch/Carl Davis.
  • Messager: Veronique, De Ci De La.Mady Mesple, sop., Michel Dens, bar., Lamoureux Concerts Orch, Rene Duclos Choir/Jean-Claude Harteman.
  • Mendelssohn: Allegretto. Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Joshua Bell, vln., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Curzon: The Boulevardier: Characteristic Intermezzo. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Litolff: Concerto Symphonique No.4 in D minor, Op. 102, scherzo. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Mozart: Zaide: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben. Emma Matthews, sop., Tasmanian SO/Marko Letonja.
  • Joplin (arr. Tucker): The entertainer. Yale Cellos/Aldo Parisot.
  • Fraser: Mash Theme.Piano Concerto in F Major - Rerun. Grant Gershon, pno., Hollywood Chamber SO/Grant Gershon.
  • Humperdinck: Bruderchen, komm tanz mit mir. Hansel and Gretel.Barbara Bonney, sop., , Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop. Bavarian RSO, Tolz Boys' Choir/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Glinka: Rondo. Septet in E flat. Russian National SO Soloists.
  • Saint-Saens: 3rd.M'ment. Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Philippe Entremont, pno., Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Gounod: Exc: Faust: Ballet Music. Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.

  • 5th May

    Show Playlist
  • Coates: Merrymakers Overture. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Nedbal: Valse triste. Prague SO/Vaclav Smetacek.
  • Cambridge Buskers: The Nine Symphonies.
  • Khachaturian: Masquerade: Waltz. Murray McLachlan, pno.
  • Coleman: Come Follow the Band from Barnum. Jim Dale, voc.
  • Handel (arr. Walsh): Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. Guitar Trek.
  • Bernstein: Tonight from West Side Story. Carol Lawrence, sop., Larry Kert, voc.
  • Traditional: Original dixieland onestep. Australian Pops Orch/Douglas Gamley.
  • Lessel: Allegretto: Piano Concerto in C Major, Op.14. Jerzy Sterczynski, pno., Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salarowski.
  • Monti (arr. Palmer): Czardas. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Mancini: The Pink Panther. Richard Hayman and His Orch.
  • Goodall: Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd. Jonathan Bradley, org., Rachel Pickens, sop., Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express, waltz. Hollywood Bowl Orch/John Mauceri.
  • Ellington: It Don't Mean a Thing. Geelong Concert Youth Band/Mark Irwin.
  • Mozart: 3rd.M'ment. Horn Concerto No.4 in E Flat, K.495. Lin Jiang, horn, West Australian SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Curzon: March of the bowmen. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Gibbs: Dusk. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Berlin: What'll I Do. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Melbourne SO/Guy Noble.
  • Khachaturian: Sabre Dance. New York PO/Efrem Kurtz.
  • Grainger: Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers. Penelope Thwaites, pno.
  • Rossini: La Boutique fantasque: Excerpt. ROHO/Ernest Ansermet.

  • 28th April

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  • Glinka: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op.26. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Hummel: Rondo brillant in A, Op.56. Howard Shelley, pno., London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No.3. Russian PO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Bach CPE: Symphony in B flat, Wq.182/2. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Linger (arr. Divall): Zwischenspiele: 3. Polonaise. State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Beethoven: Piano Quartet in D, WoO 36/2. New Zealand Piano Quartet.
  • Sullivan (arr. Mackerras): Exc. Pineapple Poll Suite. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 21st April

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  • Sullivan: The Mikado Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Bennett: Murder on the Orient Express, waltz. Philip Fowke, pno., RTE Concert Orch/Prionnsias O Duinn.
  • Straus O: Didi: Waltz. Budapest Strauss SO/Alfred Walter.
  • Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave, Op.26, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.
  • Mozart L: Symphony in D, D24. Lithuanian CO/Georg Mais.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, 'Emperor'. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Khachaturian: Exc: Spartacus - Ballet Suite No.1. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 14th April

    Show Playlist
  • Brumby: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Saint-Saens: Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale. Orch Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Kathleen Battle, sop., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Conus: Violin Concerto in E minor. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Pittsburgh SO/Andre Previn.
  • Green: Valse brillante - Concert waltz in G. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Beethoven: Romance No.1 in G, Op.40. Michael Dauth, vln., Orch Ensemble Kanazawa/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Albinoni (arr. Giazotto): Adagio in G minor. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc., English CO/Nicholas Cleobury.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23. Felicja Blumental, pno., Vienna Music Society Orch/Michael Gielen.
  • Adam: Exc: Giselle, Act 1. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 7th April

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  • Cowen: Concert overture - the Butterfly's Ball. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Bach (arr. Grainger): Toccata in F, BWV540, for three pianos. Darryl Coote, pno., Robert Chamberlain, pno., Max Cooke, pno.
  • Gershwin (arr. Bennett): Rhapsody in Blue. Larry Adler, harmonica, Pro Arte Orch/Eric Robinson.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat, Op.45/3, B86/3. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 7 in E Flat, K160. Amadeus Quartet.
  • Klami: Karelian Rhapsody, Op.15. Iceland SO/Petri Sakari.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op.40. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Rossini (arr. Respighi): Exc: La Boutique fantasque. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 31st March

    Show Playlist
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Overture and Venusberg Music. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Grainger: Shepherd's Hey & Molly on the Shore. English CO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Donizetti: Oboe Concertino in F. Jozsef Kiss, oboe, Camerata Budapest/Laszlo Kovacs.
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Breiner): Beatles Concerto Grosso No.4. CO/Peter Breiner.
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.80. Seta Tanyel, pno., Hanover Radio PO/Tadeusz Strugala.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.27 in G, K.199. Vienna CO/Philippe Entremont.
  • Strauss Jnr Various. Johann Strauss Ensemble/Russell McGregor.

  • 24th March

    Show Playlist
  • Sibelius: Karelia Overture, Op.10. Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV1048. OAE.
  • Kreisler (arr. Rachmaninov): Liebesfreud. Martin Jones, pno.
  • Beethoven: Octet in E flat, Op.103. Vienna Wind Soloists.
  • Hummel: Piano Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.89. Stephen Hough, pno., English CO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Haydn: Symphony No.100 in G, Hob.I:100 - Military. Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch/Adam Fischer.
  • Delibes: Exc: Coppelia - Acts 1 & 2. Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.