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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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20th May

Show Playlist
  • Benatzky: Overture. The White Horse Inn. Williams Singers, Orch of Tony Osborne/Tony Osborne.
  • Tesori: Thoroughly Modern Millie. Studio Orch/Michael Rafter.
  • Strauss Jnr: Thunder & Lightning Polka, Op.324. Johann Strauss Ensemble/Russell McGregor.
  • Berlin: What'll I Do. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Melbourne SO/Guy Noble.
  • Mancini: The Pink Panther. Richard Hayman and His Orch.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow, Finale: William McAlpine, ten., June Bronhill, sop., Thomas Round, ten., Marion Lowe, sop., Sadlers' Wells Chorus, Sadlers' Wells Orch/William Reid.
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo: Octet in E Flat, Op.20. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Verdi: Brindisi: La traviata. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Della Jones, m-sop., Jonathan Summers, bar., Giorgio Tadeo, bass, Matteo Manuguerra, bar., John Tomlinson, bass, Marjon Lambriks, sop., Alexander Oliver, ten., National PO, London Opera Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Saint-Saens: Allegro Scherzando: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Philippe Entremont, pno., Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Bernstein (arr. Balcombe): West Side Story: Tonight. London Philharmonic Cellos, Philharmonia Orch Cellos, Royal Philharmonic Cellos, BBC Symphony Cellos/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Kreisler: Tambourin chinois, Op.3. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Itamar Golan, pno.
  • Kern: Overture: The girl from Utah. National PO/John McGlinn.
  • Schonberg (arr. Gamley): Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream. Suzanne Johnson voc. Australian Pops Orch/Douglas Gamley.
  • Gordon: You Make Me Feel So Young. Boston Pops/John Williams.
  • Various: Jerome Robbins Broadway. Queensland Pops Orch /Colin Harper.
  • Fraser: Mash. Piano Concerto in F Major - Rerun. Grant Gershon, pno., Hollywood Chamber SO/Grant Gershon.
  • Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Helen Donath, sop., Munich Radio Orch, Tolz Boys' Choir/Kurt Eichhorn.
  • Andersson (arr. Tea Rose Duo): Chess: I know him so well. Tea Rose Duo.
  • Chopin: Waltz in A flat, Op.42. Alain Planes, pno.
  • Grainger: Handel in the Strand. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Delibes: Sylvia - Acts 1-2. Desmond Bradley, vln., New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 13th May

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  • Offenbach: Monsieur et Madame Denis: Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Sullivan: The Mikado: The sun whose rays/Here's a how-de-do/The flowers that bloom in the spring. Elsie Morison, sop., Richard Lewis, ten., Geraint Evans, bass, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Grainger: Fantasy on Themes from Gershwin's 'Porgy & Bess'. Penelope Thwaites, pno., John Lavender, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Nuns' chorus. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Cambini: Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op.15/1. Franco Redondi, pno., Milan CO/Paolo Vaglieri.
  • Smith: Liszteria. Mark Landon, xylophone, Anthony Mann, xylophone, Foden's Band/Michael Fowles.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.44. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Tchaikovsky. Boris Exc: After the Ball Suite. Saratov Conservatory SO/Kirill Ershov.

  • 6th May

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  • Suppe: Overture, The Queen of Spades. Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Michel Beroff, pno.
  • Delibes: Lakme: Flower Duet. Glenys Fowles, sop., Heather Begg, m-sop., Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bach: Concerto movement in D, BWV1045. Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in A, Hob.XV:18. Ensemble of the Classic Era.
  • Tchaikovsky: Suite No.4 in G, Op.61, Mozartiana. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467. John O'Conor, pno., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Dvorak: Exc: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B83. Vienna PO/Andre Previn.

  • 29th April

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  • Cowen: Concert overture - the Butterfly's Ball. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Saint-Saens: Africa , Op.89. Gwendolyn Mok, pno., London PO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Strauss Jnr: Wine, Woman and Song! Waltz, Op.333. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat, Op.45/3, B86/3. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Lehar (arr. Bonynge): Overture, Vilja & Love Unspoken: The Merry Widow: Overture. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1. Krystian Zimerman, pno., Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1 in D, Op. 47. Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin.
  • Tchaikovsky: Exc: Swan Lake, Op.20 (2nd. disc). Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.

  • 22nd April

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  • Strauss Jnr: Overture: Die Fledermaus. Johann Strauss Ensemble/Russell McGregor.
  • Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two), Op.16. Russian State SO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Gershwin: Embraceable You. Andre Previn, pno.
  • Anderson: Fiddle Faddle. Victorian Concert Orch/Richard Green.
  • Various: Tribute to Fred and Ginger. Tony Fenelon, kybd., Virtual Orch.
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op.40. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March in D, Op.39/1. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73, 'Emperor'. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Tchaikovsky: Exc. Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.

  • 15th April

    Show Playlist
  • Coates: Merrymakers Overture. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Avenue. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln., London PO/Franz Welser-Moest.
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Breiner): Beatles Concerto Grosso No.1 (in the style of Handel). CO/Peter Breiner.
  • Bach CPE: Flute concerto in D minor, Wq.22. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Franz Liszt CO/Janos Rolla.
  • Moszkowski: Spanish Dances, Op.12. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54. Clara Haskil, pno., The Hague PO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Tchaikovsky: Exc: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.

  • 8th April

    Show Playlist
  • Loewe: My Fair Lady - Selections. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Traditional (arr. Makarytchev): Gypsy dance. Vladimir Makarytchev, balalaika, Sydney Balalaika Orch/Victor Serghie.
  • Franck: Symphonic variations. Howard Shelley, pno., London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2 in D. Melbourne String Quartet.
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Hertel: Concerto a 6 for Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & BC in E flat. Erik Schulze, tpt., Ian Franklin, oboe, South-West German CO/Vladislav Czarnecki.
  • Dvorak: Rusalka - Polonaise. Czech PO/Vaclav Neumann.
  • Kalkbrenner: Piano Concerto No. 3 in A minor, Op.107. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Herold (arr. Lanchbery): La Fille mal gardee: Excerpts.. Royal Liverpool PO/Barry Wordsworth.

  • 1st April

    Show Playlist
  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op.49. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64/2. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Gershwin: George Gershwin Medley. South Brisbane Federal Band.
  • Lvov: Violin Concerto in A Minor. Sergei Stadler, vln., Leningrad PO/Vladislav Chernushencko.
  • Stamitz: Orchestral quartet in F, Op.14/4. New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.
  • Lessel: Piano Concerto in C Major, Op.14. Jerzy Sterczynski, pno., Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salarowski.
  • Offenbach (arr. Rosenthal): Exc: Gaite Parisienne. Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.