A masterful exploration of the rich world of chamber music and song, in its many diverse forms, from the 18th century to the present day.


25th January

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  • Barber, Samuel: Melodies Passageres. Claire Cooper, pno., Kylie Sparkman, fte.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Piano Quintet in C minor. Simon Oswell, vla., Stuart Riley, db. Firebird Trio .
  • Gurney, Ivor: All Night Under the Moon. Epitaph in Old Mode, You are my sky, The Cloths of Heaven, Christopher Saunders, ten., Stefan Cassomenos, pno.
  • Tubin, Eduard: String quartet. Tallinn Quartet .
  • Jacob, Gordon: Divertimento in E flat for Wind Octet. Queensland Wind Soloists .
  • Whitwell, Sally: The Birds. Alexandra Oomens, sop., Sally Whitwell, pno.
  • Hagen, Daron: Piano Trio No.3, 'Wayfaring Stranger'. Finisterra Trio .

  • 18th January

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  • Auric, Georges: Violin sonata in G. Alexander Lonquich, pno., Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln.
  • Hahn, Reynaldo: Le rossignol des lilas. Cantique, Paysage, The memory of having sung, Patrick Stephens, pno., Vinson Cole, ten.
  • Ravel, Maurice: String Quartet in F. Quartetto Italiano .
  • Vierne, Louis: Piano Quintet, Op.42. Francois Kerdoncuff, pno. Phillips Quartet .
  • Francaix, Jean: Divertissement. Anne Gilby, oboe, Peter Handsworth, cl., Yoshi Ishikawa, bsn.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Elegy for Horn and Piano. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Daniel Blumenthal, pno.

  • 11th January

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  • Wesley, Samuel: String Quartet in E Flat. Salomon Quartet .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Fruhlingsglaube, Op.9, No.8, Frage, Op.9, No.1, Gestandnes, Op.9, No.2, Maienlied, Op.8, No.7, Andres Maienleid, Op.8, No.8, Gruss, Op.19a, No.5, Graham Johnson, pno., Margaret Price, sop.
  • Dotzauer, Friedrich: Six Pieces for Three Cellos. Anner Bylsma, vlc., Kenneth Slowick, vlc., Steven Doane, vlc.
  • Hummel, Johann: Piano quartet in G, Op.posth. Jane Rogers, vla., Micaela Comberti, vln., Pal Banda, vlc., Susan Alexander-Max, fortepiano .
  • Reicha, Antonin: Wind Quintet in A, Op.91/5. Academia Wind Quintet of Prague .

  • 4th January

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  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Nonet. Nash Ensemble/Ian Brown.
  • Kelly, Frederick Septimus: It is not dawn till you awake, Crossing the Bar, Alan Hicks, pno., Louise Page, sop.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Piano Trio in A minor. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Joshua Bell, vln., Steven Isserlis, vlc.
  • Schnittke, Alfred: Piano Quintet. Capricorn/Timothy Mason.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Seven Epitaphs. Christopher Richardson, bass, Ian Munro, pno.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: String Quartet No.10. Goldner String Quartet .
  • Barton, William: Birdsong at Dusk. William Barton, didjeridu, William Barton, gtr., William Barton, vocals Kurilpa String Quartet .

  • 28th December

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  • Crusell, Bernhard Henrik: Clarinet Quartet No. 2 in C minor, Op. 4. Thea King, cl. Members of Allegri String Quartet .
  • David, Felicien: Nonetto in C minor. London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble/Christopher Larkin.
  • Schumann, Robert: Lieder und Gesange (Songs and Singing), Op.27. Ian Partridge, ten., Julius Drake, pno.
  • Dotzauer, Friedrich: String Quintet in D minor, Op.134. Anner Bylsma, vlc., Jody Gatwood, vln., Kenneth Slowick, vlc., Lisa Rautenberg, vla., Vera Beths, vln.
  • Berwald, Franz: Piano trio No.1 E flat. Andras Kiss, vln., Csaba Onczay, vlc., Ilona Prunyi, pno.
  • Gounod, Charles: String Quartet No.3 in A minor. Daniel String Quartet .

  • 21st December

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  • Stamitz JW: Trio in A, Op.1/2. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Desired subject. Che faro, senza Euridice, from Orfeo ed Euridice Alfredo Kraus, ten., Jose Tordesillas, pno.
  • Bach JC: Piano Trio in D, Op.2/3. Trio 1790 .
  • Arne, Thomas: Trio sonata in E Minor, Op.3/7. Le Nouveau Quatuor .
  • Arne, Thomas: By the Rushy-fringed Bank. from Comus, Where the bee sucks, Emma Kirkby, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: String Quartet in E Flat, Hob.III:71, Op.71/3. Salomon Quartet .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Divertimento in B flat, K.439b/II. CO Of Europe Winds .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Variations on an original theme, Op.44. Beaux Arts Trio .

  • 14th December

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  • Hummel, Johann: Piano Trio in G, Op.35. Micaela Comberti, vln., Pal Banda, vlc., Susan Alexander-Max, fortepiano .
  • Grieg, Edvard: For Someone from Elegies, Op.59, No.4, With a Water Lily, Op.25, No.4, Luminous Night from Five poems Op.70, No.3, Return to Rondane from Twelve Melodies, Op. 33, No.9, . Arild Aambo, pno., Marit Osnes Aamboe, m-sop.
  • Anderson, Andrew: Piano Quartet No. 2. Australia Piano Quartet .
  • Strauss R: String Quartet in A, Op.2. Delme Quartet .
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57, B106. Gil Shaham, vln., Orli Shaham, pno.

  • 7th December

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  • Purcell, Henry: Sonata No. 9 in F major 'Called for its excellence the Golden Sonata', Z.810. Purcell Quartet .
  • Lawes, Henry: To Amoret, To Amarantha that she would dishevel her hair, To Lucasta, The celestial mistress, You are fair and lovely too, from Goe, Lovely Rose - Songs of a Cavalier. Frances Kelly, harp, Nigel Rogers, ten., Paul O'Dette, lute .
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Sonata No.5 in C, BuxWV256. Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, John Holloway, vln., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Cantata Auf ehernen Mauern. Ingrid Schmithusen, soprano, Il Concertino Koln
  • Handel, George Frederic: Flute Sonata in A minor, HWV374. Lisa Beznosiuk, fte. Locatelli Trio .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Sonata in G minor, BWV1001. Richard Tognetti, vln.
  • Boismortier, Joseph B de: Sonata for flute and violin in A, Op.51/5, Ensemble Battistin
  • Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel: Violin Sonata in D, Wq71, Jacqueline Ross, violin, David Ponsford, harpsichord, Richard Boothby, viola da gamba
  • Veracini, Francesco Maria: Sonata Accademica in B flat, Op.2/2. Locatelli Trio .
  • Leclair, Jean-Marie: Tambourin. David Petri, vlc., Hanne Petri, hpschd., Michala Petri, rec.

  • 30th November

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  • Szymanowski, Karol: Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28. Itamar Golan, pno., Kyung Wha Chung, vln.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Movement for Wind sextet. Nash Ensemble .
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: String Quartet No. 7 in F Sharp minor, Op.108. Goldner String Quartet .
  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Sonata for flute and harp. mobius .
  • Martinu, Bohuslav: String Quintet. Charmian Gadd, vln., Cho Young-Chang, vlc., Rainer Moog, vla., Solomia Soroka, vln., Theodore Kuchar, vla.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Cinq Melodies,Op.35b. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Leunig songs: 'Real and Right and True'. Calvin Bowman, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Anderson, Andrew: Miniatures. Omega Ensemble .