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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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16th September

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9th September

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2nd September

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  • Smetana: Overture - Bartered Bride. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Enescu (arr. Rudd): Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op.11/1. I Salonisti.
  • Hassler: Grand Sonata for three hands in C. Alexander Bakhchiyev, pno., Yelena Sorokina, pno.
  • Donizetti: Oboe Concertino in F. Jozsef Kiss, oboe, Camerata Budapest/Laszlo Kovacs.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsody in A flat, Op.45/3, B86/3. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16. Margaret Fingerhut, pno., London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Haydn: Symphony No.100 in G, Hob.I:100 - Military. Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orch/Adam Fischer.
  • Rubinstein: Dances des fiancées de Cachemir from Feramors. London SO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 26th August

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  • Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance Overture. D'Oyly Carte Opera Orch/John Pryce-Jones.
  • Britten: Matinees Musicales, Op.24. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera: Angel of Music/Point of No Return. Lesley Garrett, sop., Meredith Braun, sop., Andrew C Wadsworth, voc., Royal Philharmonic Concert Orch/Paul Bateman.
  • Hummel: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.87. Melos Ensemble.
  • Rubinstein: Dances des fiancées de Cachemir from Feramors. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Platti: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G. Felicja Blumental, pno., Salzburg SO/Theodor Guschlbauer.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F Op.68 Pastoral. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Glazunov: Exc: The Seasons, Op.67. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 19th August

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  • Davis: Pride and Prejudice. Opening Title Music. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano, Studio Orch/Carl Davis.
  • Hanssen: Valdres-March. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.
  • Binge: Scherzo: Allegro molto. Slovak RSO/Ernest Tomlinson.
  • Ferguson: Sonata for four hands in D. Alexander Bakhchiyev, pno., Yelena Sorokina, pno.
  • Dreyfus: Let the balloon go. Queensland SO/George Dreyfus.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Kathleen Battle, sop., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • Maldere: Symphony in G minor, Op.4/1. European Community CO/Jorg Faerber.
  • Messager: Exc: Les deux pigeons Ballet Suite. ROHO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 12th August

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  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. London PO/Stanley Black.
  • Fraser: Piano Concerto in F Major - Rerun. Grant Gershon, pno., Hollywood Chamber SO/Grant Gershon.
  • Wood: London Cameos, Suite. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Boccherini: String Sextet in B flat, Op.23/2. Ensemble 415.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in C, Hob XV:21. Macquarie Trio.
  • Sinding: Suite in A minor, Op. 10. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Pittsburgh SO/Andre Previn.
  • Stamitz: Double clarinet concerto in B flat. Kalman Berkes, cl., Tomoko Takashima, cl., Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Kalman Berkes.
  • Exc: Adam: Giselle, Act 1. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 5th August

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  • Borodin (arr. Glazunov): Overture from Prince Igor. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two), Op.16. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Sherwin: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Strachey: These Foolish Things. Yehudi Menuhin, vln., Stephane Grappelli, vln.
  • Anderson: Piano Concerto in C. Simon Tedeschi, pno., Melbourne SO/Paul Mann.
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20, The Black Swan. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Stanford: Fantasy No.2 in F for clarinet and string quartet. Thea King, cl., Britten String Quartet.
  • Beethoven: Piano Quartet in C, WoO 36/3. New Zealand Piano Quartet.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 66 in B flat, Hob.1:66. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 29th July

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  • Salieri: Don Quixote at the Marriage of Gamace, Overture. Czechoslovak RSO/Michael Dittrich.
  • Chopin: Polonaise in A flat, Op.53, Heroic. Vladimir Horowitz, pno.
  • Weinberger: Polka & Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper. Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Easton: An Australian in Paris. State Orch of Victoria/Brett Kelly.
  • Lessel: Piano Concerto in C Major, Op.14. Jerzy Sterczynski, pno., Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salarowski.
  • Schubert: Adagio and Rondo concertante in F, D.487. Chi-Chi Nwanoku, db., Domus.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob VIIe:1. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Weber: Symphony No.2 in C. LCP/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Gamley): Exc: Cinderella (2nd. disc). National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 22nd July

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  • Brumby: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Saint-Saens: Tarantelle in A minor, Op.6. Susan Milan, fte., James Campbell, cl., London PO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Peter: Sinfonia in G. Eastman-Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV1058. Jean Louis Steuerman, pno., CO of Europe/James Judd.
  • J V Stamitz: Orchestral Trio in F, Op.1/3. New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): The Merry Widow: Excerpts. State Orch of Victoria/John Lanchbery.