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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.


20th May

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  • Gibbons: Fantasia 1 in three parts. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/August Wenzinger.
  • Gibbons: O My Love, How Comely Now. Deller Consort/Alfred Deller.
  • Gibbons: The silver swan. Deller Consort/Alfred Deller.
  • Gibbons: Fantasia in 4 parts. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/August Wenzinger.
  • Morley: It was a Lover and his Lass. Paul McMahon, ten., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Tommie Andersson, lute.
  • Morley: Will you buy a fine dog. Paul McMahon, ten., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Tommie Andersson, lute.
  • Morley: A painted tale. Paul McMahon, ten., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Tommie Andersson, lute.
  • Charpentier: Sonate a huit, H.548. London Baroque/Charles Medlam.
  • Monteverdi: Tempro la cetra. Paul Elliot, ten., Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley.
  • Handel: Trio sonata in B flat for 2 Oboes & Basso Continuo, Op.2/3. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Maurice Bourgue, oboe, Klaus Thunemann, bsn., Yohio Nagashima, db.
  • Handel: Susser Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV204. Carolyn Sampson, sop., King's Consort.
  • Corelli: Ground upon the Sarabanda Theme of the 7th Sonata. Maurice Steger, rec., English Concert/Laurence Cummings.
  • Telemann: Sonata (Septet) in E minor. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Bach: Sheep may safely graze, from Cantata 208. Sara Macliver, sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach: Sonata in E flat for flute and harpsichord, BWV1031. Janet See, fte., Davitt Moroney, cembalo, Mary Springfels, viola da gamba.

  • 13th May

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  • Farrenc: Sonata for violin and piano No.1 in C minor, Op.37 Gaetane Prouvost, violin, Laurent Cabasso, piano
  • Beach: Ecstasy. Emma Kirkby, sop., Paul Barritt, vln., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Chanson d'amour. Emma Kirkby, sop., Charles Medlam, vlc., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: A Mirage, Op.100/1. Emma Kirkby, sop., Paul Barritt, vln., Charles Medlam, vlc., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Stella Viatoris, Op.100/2. Emma Kirkby, sop., Paul Barritt, vln., Charles Medlam, vlc., James Lisney, pno.
  • Chausson: String Quartet in C minor, Op.35. Chilingirian Quartet.
  • Piston: Quintet for Flute and String Quartet. Michele Walsh, vln., James Buswell, vln., Randolph Kelly, vla., Carol Ou, vlc., Olga Shylayeva, fte.
  • Bernstein: Piano Trio. The Australian Trio.
  • Edwards: Ulpirra Suite. Deborah de Graaff, cl., Len Vorster, perc.

  • 6th May

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  • Telemann: Suite for Oboe & Basso Continuo in G minor. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Klaus Thunemann, bsn.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 2 in D, K155. Quartetto Italiano.
  • Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94. Lisa Friend, fte., Mark Kinkaid, pno.,
  • Mendelssohn: Duets I would that my love could be poured. Op.63/1. Cord Garben, pno., Kurt Moll, bass, Hidenori Komatsu, bar.
  • Mendelssohn: Farewell song of the birds of passage, Op.63/2. Cord Garben, pno., Kurt Moll, bass, Hidenori Komatsu, bar.
  • Mendelssohn: Greeting, Op.63/3. Cord Garben, pno., Kurt Moll, bass, Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop.
  • Mendelssohn: Autumn Song, Op.63/4. Cord Garben, pno., Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop., Hidenori Komatsu, bar.
  • Sutherland: Clarinet Sonata. Deborah de Graaff, cl., Peter Sagar, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Blue Silence. Streeton Trio.
  • Britten: Three Divertimenti. Endellion String Quartet.
  • Eisler: Divertimento, Op.4. Hindemith Quintet.
  • Jolivet: Chant de Linos. Britten-Pears Ensemble.
  • Vine: Miniature 3 for Flute, Trombone, Piano & Percussion. Australia Ensemble.

  • 29th April

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  • Wranitzky: Trio in C for two oboes and cor anglais. John Abberger, oboe, Marc Schachman, oboe, Lani Spahr, cor ang.
  • Saint-Saens: Cello Sonata in F, Op.123. Maria Kliegel, vlc., Francois-Joel Thiollier, pno.
  • Bliss: String Quartet in A. Maggini Quartet.
  • Finzi: I said to Love, Op.19b. Stephen Varcoe, bar., Clifford Benson, pno.
  • Vine: Miniature IV. Australia Ensemble.

  • 22nd April

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  • Grechaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.113. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Sibelius: Piano Quintet in G minor. Anthony Goldstone, pno., Gabrieli String Quartet.
  • Sibelius: Arioso, Op.3. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno.
  • Sibelius: Narcissus. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D flat, Op.133. Fitzwilliam Quartet.
  • Kelly (arr. Hamilton): Elegy for Strings, 'In Memorium Rupert Brooke' (arr. Choir). Australian Voices/Gordon Hamilton.
  • Kelly: The Somme Lament. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., Christopher Latham, vln.

  • 15th April

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  • Haydn: Piano Trio in C, Hob XV:21. Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Beethoven: Serenade in D for flute, violin and viola, Op.25. Gerard Causse, vla., Dmitry Sitkovetsky, vln., Andras Adorjan, fte.
  • Grieg: Six songs, Op.25. Malcolm Martineau, pno., Solveig Kringelborn, sop.
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13. Silvan Quartet.
  • Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer. Thomas Hampson, bar., David Lutz, pno.
  • Lovelock: Three Sketches for Clarinet and Piano. Nehama Patkin, pno., Peter Clinch, cl.

  • 8th April

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  • Mozart: Piano Trio in B Flat, K.502. Maria Joao Pires, pno., Augustin Dumay, vln., Jian Wang, vlc.
  • Schubert: Viola, D.786. Ian Bostridge, ten., Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in D minor, Op.114. Richard Burnett, pno., Alan Hacker, cl., Lesley Schatzberger, basset-horn.
  • Scharwenka: Piano Quartet in F, Op.37. Ivo-Jan van der Werff, vla., Seta Tanyel, pno., Levon Chilingirian, vln., Garbis Atmacayan, vlc.
  • Brahms: Four Songs, Op.96. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Banks: Divertimento for Flute & String Trio. Australia Ensemble.

  • 1st April

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  • Dittersdorf: String Quartet No.5 in E flat. Franz Schubert Quartet.
  • Haydn: Piano Trio in G minor, Hob.XV:19. Christophe Coin, vlc., Patrick Cohen, pno., Erich Hobarth, vln.
  • Salieri: Serenata in B Flat for wind orchestra. Il Gruppo di Roma.
  • Meyerbeer: Des Schafers. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Eric Hoeprich, cl.
  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet No.3 in B flat, G.447. Stephen Shingles, vla., Pepe Romero, gtr., Iona Brown, vln., Malcolm Latchem, vln., Denis Vigay, vlc.
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in D, Op.12/1. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Schubert: Song of the Spirits above the Waters, D.538. Hilliard Ensemble/Paul Hillier.

  • 25th March

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  • Grieg: Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13. Rodrigue Milosi, vln., Noel Lee, pno.
  • Ireland: Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet. Holywell Ensemble.
  • Elgar: Is She Not Passing Fair. Victor Morris, pno., John Brecknock, ten., /David Temple.
  • Elgar: Shepherd's Song. Victor Morris, pno., John Brecknock, ten., /David Temple.
  • Elgar: Was It Some Golden Star, Op.59/2. Victor Morris, pno., John Brecknock, ten., /David Temple.
  • Elgar: Speak, Music, Op.41/2. Victor Morris, pno., John Brecknock, ten., /David Temple.
  • Glinka: Trio Pathetique in D minor. Borodin Trio.
  • Glinka: Venetian Night. Elena Vassilieva, sop., Jacques Schab, pno.
  • Glinka: I Remember the Wonderful Moment. Elena Vassilieva, sop., Jacques Schab, pno.
  • Glinka: The Conqueror. Elena Vassilieva, sop., Jacques Schab, pno.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.11 in D minor. Dominion Quartet.