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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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13th January

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  • Sullivan: Sorcerer - Overture. Royal PO, D'Oyly Carte Isidore Godfrey.
  • Clementi: Piano Sonata in G, WO14. Susan Alexander-Max, fortepiano.
  • Offenbach (arr. Bonynge): Le Papillon. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Dreyfus: Dimboola, water music & waltz. Melbourne SO/George Dreyfus.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in F. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • German: Welsh Rhapsody. National SO of Ireland/Andrew Penny.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 in F, Op.102. Dmitri Shostakovich Jr, pno., I Musici de Montreal/Maxim Shostakovich.
  • Albinoni: Symphony No.3 in G. I Solisti Aquilani/Vittorio Antonellini.
  • Delius: Norwegian Suite, The Council of the People. Slovak PO/John Hopkins.

  • 6th January

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  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op.26. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Coates: By The Sleepy Lagoon. East of England Orch/Malcolm Nabarro.
  • Linger (arr. Divall): Zwischenspiele: 3. Polonaise. & Menuetto-Allegro. State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Anderson: Forgotten Dreams. Waltazing Cat & Jazz Pizzicato. Alistair Young, pno., BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Haydn: Piano Concerto in G, Hob.XVIII:4. Sebastian Knauer, pno., Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Godard: Scenes italiennes. Czechoslovak RSO/Ondrej Lenard.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B83. Vienna PO/Andre Previn.
  • Tchaikovsky Boris.: After the Ball Suite. Saratov Conservatory SO/Kirill Ershov.

  • 30th December

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  • Abraham: Victoria and Her Hussar, highlights. Budapest RSO/Tamas Breitner.
  • Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No.1. Russian PO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66, B131. Halle Orch/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Victoria de los Angeles, sop., London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Palmer: Waltz 1 (Au Coupe Chou). Cove CO/Stephen Williams.
  • Delibes: Sylvia: Cortege de Bacchus. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata in F major. Leslie Parnas, vlc., Wonmi Kim, pno.
  • Field: Piano Concerto No.7 in C minor. Miceal O'Rourke, pno., London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Horneman: Exc: Gurre - Music for a Play by Drachmann. Guido Paevatalu, bar., Danish RSO, Danish National Radio Choir/Michael Schonwandt.

  • 23rd December

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  • Hurst: Swagman's Promenade. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Various: Jerome Robbins Broadway. Queensland Pops Orch /Colin Harper.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow: Vilja. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Doug De Vries, mndln., Melbourne SO, Melbourne SO Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow: Love Unspoken. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Wilma Smith, vln., Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Moscheles: Grande Sonate concertante in A, Op.44. Caroline Weichert, pno., Hans-Udo Heinzmann, fte.
  • Saint-Saens (arr. Glennie): Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23. Felicja Blumental, pno., Vienna Music Society Orch/Michael Gielen.
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20, excerpts. New Philharmonia Orch/Leopold Stokowski.

  • 16th December

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  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op.96. Sydney SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Weber (arr. Berlioz): Invitation to the Dance, Op.65. Sydney SO/Tibor Paul.
  • Grainger: Three Settings of Traditional Tunes. Guitar Trek.
  • Arban (arr. Stanhope): Fantasy and Variations on a Cavatina from 'Beatrice di Tenda' by Bellini. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Fiorillo: Violin Concerto No.1 in F. Adelina Oprean, vln., European Community CO/Jorg Faerber.
  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Bernard Haitink.
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54. Murray Perahia, pno., Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Lachner: Suite No. 7 in D minor, Op. 190. Polish State PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.

  • 9th December

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  • Berwald: Foot-race - study for string orchestra. Gavle SO/Petri Sakari.
  • Carr-Boyd: Fandango. Sydney Mandolins/Adrian Hooper.
  • Hubay (arr. Langford): Scenes de la Csarda, Op.32/4, 'Hejre Kati'. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Boccherini: Symphony in A, Op.35/3. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Bach CPE: Flute concerto in D minor, Wq.22. Ingrid Dingfelder, fte., English CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25. Zhen-rong Wang, vln., Societe d'orch de Bienne/Fabrizio Ventura.
  • Ries: Piano Concerto No.8 in A flat, Op.151, 'Salute to the Rhine'. Christopher Hinterhuber, pno., New Zealand SO/Uwe Grodd.
  • Shostakovich: Exc: Ballet Suite No.1. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 2nd December

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  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Overture. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Tausig: Concert arrangement of Schubert's marche militaire, D.733. Dennis Hennig, pno.
  • Khachaturian: Exc: Spartacus - Ballet Suite No.2. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Crusell: Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air, Op. 12. Thea King, cl., London SO/Alun Francis.
  • Rossini: William Tell, Overture. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor. Yehudi Menuhin, vln., RCA Victor CO.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Gamley): Exc: Cinderella . National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 25th November

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  • Marschner: The Vampire, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Wood: London Cameos, Suite. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba. Larry Adler, harmonica, Pro Arte Orch/Eric Robinson.
  • Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So fr. Porgy & Bess. Gerald Moore, pno., Larry Adler, harmonica.
  • Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth. Jonathan Bradley, pno., Australian Children's Choir/Michael Loughlin.
  • Haydn: Horn concerto in D, Hob.Vlld:3. Hector McDonald, horn, Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Hummel: Piano Sonata in A flat, Op.92. Andreas Groethuysen, pno., Yaara Tal, pno.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A, Hob.I:59 - Fire. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Exc: Scheherazade, Op.35. Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.

  • 18th November

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  • Kern: Swing Time (excerpts). National PO, Ambrosian Singers/John McGlinn.
  • Chopin: Nocturne in D flat, Op.27/2. Jeremy Blackman, vln., Pauline Pidgeon, pno.
  • Monti: Czardas. Bernadette Conlon, accordion.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in E minor, Hob.XV:12. Jaime Laredo, vln., Joseph Kalichstein, pno., Sharon Robinson, vlc.
  • Chabrier: Espana. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.
  • Weber: Clarinet quintet in B flat, Op.34. Charles Neidich, cl., L'Archibudelli.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Benjamin Grosvenor, pno., Royal Liverpool PO/James Judd.
  • Chadwick: Exc.Symphonic Sketches in A. Ukraine State RSO/Theodore Kuchar.