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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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17th March

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  • Delibes: Sylvia: Cortege de Bacchus. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Gottschalk (arr. Kay): Grande Tarantelle, Op. 67. Reid Nibley, pno., Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel.
  • Kabalevsky: The Comedians, Op.26. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Delibes: Lakme: Flower Duet. Glenys Fowles, sop., Heather Begg, m-sop., Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25. Zhen-rong Wang, vln., Societe d'orch de Bienne/Fabrizio Ventura.
  • Taubert: Piano Concerto No.1 in E, Op.18. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 66 in B flat, Hob.1:66. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): Exc: The Merry Widow (arr. for ballet). State Orch of Victoria/John Lanchbery.

  • 10th March

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  • Berlioz: Roman Carnival, Overture, Op.9. San Diego SO/Yoav Talmi.
  • Litolff: Concerto Symphonique No.4 in D minor, Op. 102, scherzo. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Palmer: Waltz 1 (Au Coupe Chou). Cove CO/Stephen Williams.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada: Procession of the Nobles. Bolshoi Chorus, Bolshoi SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob VIIe:1. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Debussy: Two Arabesques. Nancy Allen, harp, Richard Stoltzman, cl.
  • Hummel: Piano Septet No.2 in C, Op.114,' Militaire'. Capricorn.
  • Donizetti (arr. Angerer): Sinfonia in D. Failoni CO/Geza Oberfrank.
  • Lecocq (arr. Jacob): Exc: Mam'zelle Angot. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 3rd March

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  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Rachmaninov: Capriccio on Gypsy Themes, Op.12. Queensland SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Hummel: Rondo brillant in B flat, Op.98. Howard Shelley, pno., London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Delibes: The Maids of Cadiz. Patricia Petibon, sop., Lyon Opera Orch/Yves Abel.
  • Mozart L: Symphony in D, 'Peasant Wedding'. Ensemble Eduard Melkus.
  • Benjamin: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Herz: Piano Concerto No.1 in A, Op.34. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Bach CPE: Symphony in B flat, Wq.182/2. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Adam: Exc: Giselle, Act 2. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 17th February

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  • Glinka: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. English PO.
  • Erdelyi: Puszta Fox. Schwanen Salon Orch/Georg Huber.
  • Easton: Concerto on Australian Themes. Len Vorster, pno., State Orch of Victoria/Brett Kelly.
  • Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music. Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Danzi: Wind quintet in E minor, Op.67/2. Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Boccherini: Symphony in B flat, G.514, Op.35/6. European Community CO/Jorg Faerber.

  • 10th February

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  • Suppe: Overture, Poet & Peasant. Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Liszt: Tarantelle. Czechoslovak RSO/Ondrej Lenard.
  • Lehar: Finale: Act 2. The Merry Widow, excerpts. William McAlpine, ten., June Bronhill, sop., Thomas Round, ten., Marion Lowe, sop., Sadlers' Wells Chorus, Sadlers' Wells Orch/William Reid.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob VIIe:1. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Glazunov: Triumphal March, Op.40. Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto in E for two pianos. Stephen Coombs, pno., Ian Munro, pno., BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk.
  • Boccherini: Symphony No.15 in D, Op.35/1. London Festival Orch/Ross Pople.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B83. Berlin PO/Lorin Maazel.

  • 3rd February

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  • Porter: Medley. Tony Fenelon, kybd., Virtual Orch.
  • Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2 in D. Melbourne String Quartet.
  • Schonberg: Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream. Lesley Garrett, sop., Unnamed Orch/Philip Ellis.
  • Enescu (arr. Duncan): Romanian Rhapsody No.1. Larry Adler, harmonica, Pro Arte Orch/Francis Chagrin.
  • Fischer: South of the Alps. Schwanen Salon Orch/Georg Huber.
  • Moscheles: Piano Concerto No.4 in E, Op.64. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Glazunov: Spring, Op.34. Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B Flat, D485. English CO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Herold (arr. Lanchbery): Exc.La Fille mal gardee: Introduction. Royal Liverpool PO/Barry Wordsworth.

  • 27th January

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  • Bernstein: Candide Overture. Melbourne SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Grainger: Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers. Penelope Thwaites, pno.
  • German: Gypsy Suite. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor, Op.40. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D, K.239 "Serenata Notturna". Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D667, Op. 114 'Trout'. Norbert Brainin, vln., Peter Schidlof, vla., Martin Lovett, vlc., Hephzibah Menuhin, pno., J Edward Merret, db.
  • Pugni (arr. March): Pas de Quatre. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 20th January

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  • Sullivan: The Mikado. Overture. Royal PO, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company/Royston Nash.
  • Grainger: Handel in the Strand. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1 in D, Op. 47. Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Howard Shelley, pno., London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz-scherzo in C, Op.34. Jane Peters, vln., Rachel Valler, pno.
  • Balakirev (arr. Gamley): Islamey. Australian Pops Orch/Douglas Gamley.
  • Dusek: Sinfonia in G. Helios 18/Marie-Louise Oschatz.
  • Haydn: Violin concerto in G, Hob.VIIa:4. Adelina Oprean, vln., European Community CO/Adelina Oprean.
  • Delibes: Exc: Sylvia - Act 3. New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.