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


25th October

Show Playlist
  • Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance Overture. D'Oyly Carte Opera Orch/John Pryce-Jones.
  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Waltz. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Gershwin (arr. Walker): Porgy and Bess: Summertime. Cantillation/Philip Chu.
  • Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No.4. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Quilter: Concert Waltz from 'Rosme'. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K.439b/II. Stadler Trio.
  • Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.19. Malcolm Binns, pno., Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Brumby: Paean. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Sullivan (arr. Mackerras): Exc: Pineapple Poll Suite. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 18th October

    Show Playlist
  • Borodin (arr. Wright): Kismet: Overture. Alfred Drake, voc., Unnamed Orch/ Unnamed Conductor.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Incidental music. Chicago SO, /James Levine.
  • Gibbs: Dusk. RTE Concert Orch/Ernest Tomlinson.
  • Mendelssohn: Octet in E Flat, Op.20. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Gershwin: An American in Paris. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Lumbye: Amelie Waltz. Danish RSO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Philippe Entremont, pno., Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Goldmark: Exc: Rustic Wedding Symphony, Op.26. National SO of Ireland/Stephen Gunzenhauser.

  • 11th October

    Show Playlist
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Various: Tribute to Fred and Ginger. Tony Fenelon, kybd., Virtual Orch.
  • Kats-Chernin: Russian Rag. Lisa Moore, pno.
  • Green: Valse brillante - Concert waltz in G. Evelyn Glennie, perc., National PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Schubert: Adagio and Rondo concertante in F, D.487. Chi-Chi Nwanoku, db., Domus.
  • Hofmann: Oboe Concerto in G. Stefan Schilli, oboe, Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Martucci: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.40. Gesualdo Coggi, pno., Rome SO/Francesco La Vecchia.
  • Sammartini: Symphony in D minor, J-C 23. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Britten: Exc: Matinees Musicales, Op.24. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 4th October

    Show Playlist
  • Coates: Merrymakers Overture. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Kathleen Battle, sop., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Strauss R: Don Juan, Op.20. Baden-Baden RSO/Hans Rosbaud.
  • Hyde: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Sharp minor. Miriam Hyde, pno., West Australian SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68, 'Pastoral'. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Adam: Exc: Giselle, Act 2. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 27th September

    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.

  • 20th September

    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.

  • 13th September

    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.

  • 6th September

    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.

  • 30th August

    Show Playlist
  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Mikado: Excerpts. Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • 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, Leon: La Source - Act 3, Sc. 2. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Richard Bonynge.


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