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


19th January

Show Playlist
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Overture - Marriage of Figaro. New Philharmonia Orch/Otto Klemperer.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (arr. Mule, M): Andante from String Quartet No.1. Peter Clinch Saxophone Quartet .
  • Loewe, Frederick (arr. Byers, Billy): My Fair Lady Suite. Julie Andrews, voc. Ambrosian Singers, London Musicians Orch/Ian Fraser.
  • Bach CPE: Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq.165. Paul Goodwin, oboe English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Vanhal, Johann Baptist: Symphony in A minor. Salieri CO/Tamas Pal.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Violin Sonata No.20 in C, K.303. Isaac Stern, vln., Yefim Bronfman, pno.
  • Kuhlau, Friedrich: Piano Quartet No.2 in A major, Op.50. Ilona Prunyi, pno. New Budapest Quartet .
  • Handel, George Frederic: Water Music Suite in F, HWV348. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 12th January

    Show Playlist
  • Svendsen, Johan: Festival Polonaise, Op.12. Norwegian Radio Orch/Ari Rasilainen.
  • Grainger, Percy: Walking Tune. Martin Jones, pno.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Blest pair of Sirens. London Philharmonic Choir, London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Valse Triste, Op.44/1. Norwegian Radio Orch/Ari Rasilainen.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: March in D, K.290. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Balcombe, Richard: Greensleeves Suite. BBC Symphony Cellos, London Philharmonic Cellos, Philharmonia Orch Cellos, Royal Philharmonic Cellos/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Hummel, Johann: Piano Concerto No.2 in A Minor, Op.85. Stephen Hough, pno. English CO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 70 in D, Hob.I:70. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Desormiere, Roger): The Beautiful Danube (Ballet suite). National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 5th January

    Show Playlist
  • Suppe, Franz von: Overture, Light Cavalry. Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Kalkbrenner, Friedrich: Adagio ed Allegro di bravura, Op.102. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Minkus, Leon (arr. March, Peter): Don Quixote - Pas de Deux. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Auber, Daniel (arr. Lambert, Constant): Les Rendez-vous. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Grainger, Percy: Handel in the Strand. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Enescu, George: (arr. Rudd):Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op.11/1. I Salonisti .
  • Sibelius, Jean: Finlandia, Op.26. Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
  • Field, John: Piano Concerto No.7 in C minor. Miceal O'Rourke, pno. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Incidental Music to The Merry Wives of Windsor. Margaret MacDonald, m-sop. RTE Chamber Choir, RTE Concert Orch/Andrew Penny.

  • 29th December

    Show Playlist
  • Glinka: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in D flat, Op.27/2. Jeremy Blackman, vln., Pauline Pidgeon, pno.
  • Bizet: Carmen Suites 1 and 2, excerpts. French Radio PO/Yutaka Sado.
  • Sibelius: Valse Triste, Op.44/1. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Lehar (arr. Bonynge): The Merry Widow: Vilja. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet in E. Elysian Quartet.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony for strings, No. 3 in E minor. New Sinfonietta Amsterdam/Lev Markiz.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052. Jean Louis Steuerman, pno., CO of Europe/James Judd.
  • Glazunov: Exc. Les Ruses d'amour, ballet, Op.61. USSR RSO/Algis Ziuraitis.

  • 22nd December

    Show Playlist
  • Offenbach: Maitre Peronilla: Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Strauss Jnr: Casanova: Nuns' Chorus. Hilde Gueden, sop., Vienna State Opera Orch, Vienna Operetta Chorus/Robert Stolz.
  • Traditional (arr. Courage): Christmas Songs Medley. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Kathleen Battle, sop., Nancy Allen, harp, Orch of St Luke's, American Boychoir, Christmas Concert Chorus, Wynton Marsalis Septet/Andre Previn.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18. Krystian Zimerman, pno., Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Graun: Christmas Oratorio. Uns ist ein Kind Geboren. Das Kleine Konzert, Rhenish Church Choir/Hermann Max.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68, 'Pastoral'. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rossini (arr. Respighi): La Boutique fantasque. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 15th December

    Show Playlist
  • Strauss Jnr: Overture: Die Fledermaus. Johann Strauss Ensemble/Russell McGregor.
  • Anderson: Fiddle Faddle. Victorian Concert Orch/Richard Green.
  • Chopin (arr. Kashif/Kershaw): So deep is the night. Lesley Garrett, sop., Zoe Mather, pno., London Session Orch/Paul Daniel.
  • Hurst: Swagman's Promenade. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Elgar: Romance in D minor, Op.62. Roger Vignoles, pno., Daniel Smith, bsn.
  • Enescu (arr. Duncan): Romanian Rhapsody No.1. Larry Adler, harmonica, Pro Arte Orch/Francis Chagrin.
  • Strauss Jnr: Wine, Woman and Song! Waltz, Op.333. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op.40. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Sullivan (arr. Mackerras): Pineapple Poll Suite. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 8th December

    Show Playlist
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op.49. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Gibbs: Dusk. New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Ravel: Bolero. Melbourne SO/Jose Serebrier.
  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11, Andante Cantabile. Mischa Maisky, vlc., Orpheus CO.
  • Weber: Piano concerto No.1 in C, Op.11. Benjamin Frith, pno., RTE Sinfonietta/Prionnsias O Duinn.
  • Arnold: Whistle Down the Wind - Suite. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165: Alleluia. Kathleen Battle, sop., Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Bruch: Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op.85. Patricia Pollett, vla., Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Herold (arr. Lanchbery): Exc: La Fille mal gardee: Royal Liverpool PO/Barry Wordsworth.

  • 1st December

    Show Playlist
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Overture. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Weinberger: Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper. Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Novello: Perchance to dream: We'll gather Lilacs. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Joyce: Toto (Selection). RTE Concert Orch/Andrew Penny.
  • Haydn: Piano Concerto No. 3 in F, Hob.XVIII:3. Sebastian Knauer, pno., Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Anderson: A Harvard Festival. BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln., Berlin PO/Lorin Maazel.
  • Messager: Exc: Les deux pigeons Ballet Suite. ROHO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 24th November

    Show Playlist
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Sullivan: The Mikado (Highlights). D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, New Promenade Orch/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Weber (arr. Payne): Concertino in C for Oboe and Wind Ensemble, arr.Trumpet. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Bernard Haitink.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49. Streeton Trio.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 73 in D, Hob.I:73 - Hunt. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Minkus: Exc: La Source - Act 1. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.


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