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


11th April

Show Playlist
  • Kern, Jerome: Overture: O Lady, Lady. National PO/John McGlinn.
  • Sterndale Bennett, Sir William: Rondo piacevole in E, Op.25. Ilona Prunyi, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus. Lesley Garrett, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Ivor Bolton.
  • Stamitz, Carl: Orchestral quartet in C, Op.14/1. New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.
  • Kalkbrenner, Friedrich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op.85. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Bizet, Georges: L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Sammartini, Giovanni Battista: Symphony in D minor, J-C 23. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Offenbach, Jacques (arr. Rosenthal, Manuel): Gaite Parisienne. French Radio PO/Yutaka Sado.

  • 4th April

    Show Playlist
  • Benjamin, Arthur: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Byers, Billy):South Pacific: A Cockeyed Optimist. Julie Andrews, voc. London Musicians Orch/Ian Fraser.
  • Dukas, Paul: Sorcerer's Apprentice. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Borodin, Alexander: (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov/Glazunov):Suite from Prince Igor. Margaret Field, sop. BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Romance No.1 in G, Op.40. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln. English CO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11. Murray Perahia, pno. Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Ballet Suite No.4. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Scheherazade, Op.35. Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.

  • 28th March

    Show Playlist
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: La Clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture. New Philharmonia Orch/Otto Klemperer.
  • Herbert, Victor: Orchestral medley. London SO/Andre Kostelanetz.
  • Stamitz, Carl: Viola concerto in A. Gabriela Demeterova, vla. Czech Philharmonic Collegium/Ondrej Vrabec.
  • Smith, Sandy: Liszteria. Anthony Mann, xylophone, Mark Landon, xylophone Foden's Band/Michael Fowles.
  • Liszt, Franz: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Litolff, Charles Henry: Concerto Symphonique No.5 in C minor, Op.123. Peter Donohoe, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Litton.
  • Clementi, Muzio: Symphony in D, Op.18/2. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Schumann Clara: Scherzo in D minor, Op.10. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Kraus, Joseph Martin: The Fisherman. Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist.

  • 21st March

    Show Playlist
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Monsieur et Madame Denis: Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Bock, Jerry: If I were a rich man. Trevor Alexander, bar. Victorian Concert Orch/Richard Green.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Nimrod (Enigma Variations), Op.36. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Cello concerto No.12 in E flat, G.deest. Raphael Wallfisch, vlc. Northern CO/Nicholas Ward.
  • Glazunov, Alexander: Triumphal March, Op.40. Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28. Stephanie Chase, vln. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Viotti, Giovanni Battista: Piano Concerto in G minor. Felicja Blumental, pno. Turin SO/Alberto Zedda.
  • Peter, Johann Friedrich: Sinfonia in G. Eastman - Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Schumann Clara: Three Romances, Op.21: No.1 in A minor. Susanne Grutzmann, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Nutcracker, Op.71 (2nd. disc). Berlin PO/Semyon Bychkov.

  • 14th March

    Show Playlist
  • Rossini, Gioachino: The Thieving Magpie, Overture. London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Mercury, Freddie (arr. Williams, Roderick): Bohemian Rhapsody. Cantillation/Philip Chu.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Pomp and Circumstance March in D, Op.39/1. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Goodwin, Ron: Arabian Celebration. New Zealand SO/Ron Goodwin.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor. Dasha Moloksher-Oskolkov, vln. Concertino Trio .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Two Marches for Military Band. Berlin RSO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Niki Vasilakis, vln. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 73 in D, Hob.I:73 - Hunt. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Hummel, Johann: Ballet Suite, 'Sappho of Mitilene', Op.68. London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.

  • 7th March

    Show Playlist
  • Kern, Jerome: Overture: Sweet Adeline. National PO/John McGlinn.
  • Hanssen, Johannes: Valdres-March. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Glinka, Mikhail: Divertimento brillante in A flat on themes from Bellini's 'La sonnambula'. Russian National SO Soloists .
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Concert Piece in F minor, Op.79. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Burgon, Geoffrey: Brideshead Revisited: Variations. Adelaide SO/Jose Serebrier.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Concerto in E for two pianos. Ian Munro, pno., Stephen Coombs, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk.
  • Dohnanyi, Ernst von: Ruralia Hungarica, Op.32b. West Australian SO/Jorge Mester.

  • 28th February

    Show Playlist
  • Gottschalk, Louis (arr. Kay, Hershy): Grande Tarantelle, Op. 67. Reid Nibley, pno. Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel.
  • Herman, Jerry: Mame. Charles Braswell, voc. Ensemble .
  • Ketelbey, Albert: In a Persian Market. Czechoslovak RSO, Slovak Philharmonic Choir/Adrian Leaper.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto movement in D, BWV1045. Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Borodin, Alexander (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolay): Nocturne from String Quartet No.2 in D. Stephanie Chase, vln. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Danzi, Franz: Bassoon concerto in F. Christian Davidsson, bsn. Sundsvall CO/Niklas Willen.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052. Jean Louis Steuerman, pno. CO of Europe/James Judd.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 71 in B flat, Hob.I:71. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Delibes, Leo: Sylvia - Acts 1-2. New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 21st February

    Show Playlist
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Overture - Marriage of Figaro. English PO .
  • Gershwin, George: Rhapsody in Blue. Tea Rose Duo .
  • Loewe, Frederick (arr. Byers, Billy): My Fair Lady Suite. Julie Andrews, voc. Ambrosian Singers, London Musicians Orch/Ian Fraser.
  • Conforto, Nicolo: Concerto in D for mandolin and strings. Ugo Orlandi, mndln. I Solisti Aquilani/Vittorio Antonellini.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Three Hungarian Dances Nos.1,3 & 5. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Sussmayr, Franz Xavier: Concerto Movement in D major for basset clarinet. Thea King, cl. English CO/Leopold Hager.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18. Isador Goodman, pno. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Vanhal, Johann Baptist: Symphony in F Major. Salieri CO/Tamas Pal.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B83. Vienna PO/Andre Previn.