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.


11th November

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  • Scharwenka, Franz Xaver: Piano Trio No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1. Colin Carr, vlc., Lydia Mordkovitch, vln., Seta Tanyel, pno.
  • Borodin, Alexander: String Quartet No.1 in A. Borodin String Quartet .
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Phoenix Story. Pei-Jee Ng, vlc., Pei-Sian Ng, vlc.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Dark Wind Blowing. Christopher Saunders, ten., Stefan Cassomenos, pno.
  • Carmichael, John: Music Grave and Gay. Antony Gray, pno., Stephen Robinson, oboe .

  • 4th November

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Piano Trio in D minor, Hob.XV:23. Beaux Arts Trio .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Grosse Fuge in B Flat, Op.133. Goldner String Quartet .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Concert Piece in F minor, Op. 113. The Clarinotts, Wiener Virtuosen .
  • Farrenc, Louise: Variations Concertantes sur une Melodie Suisse, Op.20, Gaetane Prouvost, violin, Laurent Cabasso,piano.
  • Faure, Gabriel: The Song of Eve, Op.95. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., Geoffrey Parsons, pno.
  • Borodin, Alexander: String Quintet in F minor. Otto Kertesz, vlc. New Budapest Quartet .

  • 28th October

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  • Francaix, Jean: Shepherd's Hour. Andre Cazalet, horn, Catherine Cantin, fte., Maurice Bourgue, oboe, Michel Portal, cl., Pascal Rogé, pno.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Flute sonata in D, Op.94. Emmanuel Pahud, fte., Stephen Kovacevich, pno.
  • Milhaud, Darius: Sonata, Op.47. Catherine Cantin, fte., Maurice Bourgue, oboe, Michel Portal, cl., Pascal Rogé, pno.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40. Antonio Pappano, pno., Han-Na Chang, vlc.
  • Eisler, Hanns: String Quartet 1938, Op,75. Leizig String Quartet
  • Eisler, Hanns: Hollywood Elegies.The Flower Garden, Dominic Muldowney, pno., Robyn Archer, m-sop.
  • Edwards, Ross: Voice of the Rain. Riley Lee, shakuhachi Enigma Quartet .
  • Edwards, Ross: Christina's Lullaby. Greta Bradman, sop., Leigh Harrold, pno.

  • 21st October

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix (arr. Menuhin, Yehudi): Violin Sonata in F. Alexander Markovich, pno., Maxim Vengerov, vln.
  • Liszt, Franz: Vallee d'Obermann. Deborah Fox, vln., Leslie Howard, pno., William Howard, vlc.
  • Liszt, Franz: Wanderer's night song, S306, A Spruce Tree Stands, S309, Dear Child, if I were king, S283 Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop., Irwin Gage, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115. David Shifrin, cl. Emerson String Quartet .
  • Smalley, Roger: String Quartet No.2. Australian String Quartet .

  • 14th October

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  • Reicha, Antonin: Wind Quintet in B Flat, Op.88/5. Academia Wind Quintet of Prague .
  • David, Felicien: Piano Trio No.2 in D minor. Eszter Perenyi, vln., Ilona Prunyi, pno., Tibor Parkanyi, vlc.
  • Loewe, Carl: Frage nicht. Das Blumlein, Maiblumlein, Wanderlied, Liebesnahe Cord Garben, pno., Ruth Ziesak, sop.
  • Czerny, Carl: Notturno Brilliant in E flat. Consortium Classicum .
  • Lehmann, Wilfred: String Quartet No.2. Sydney String Quartet .

  • 7th October

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Violin Sonata No.32 in B Flat, K.454. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Lambert Orkis, pno.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: String Quartet in F sharp minor, Hob.III:47, Op.50/4. Salomon Quartet .
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: The wanderer. Despair, Andreas Scholl, alto., Tamar Halperin, pno.
  • Bach JC: Flute Quartet in A. Norde Christiaan, vlc., Alda Stuurop, vln., Ruth Hesseling, vla., Wilbert Hazelzet, fte.
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.56/4. Les Adieux .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Serenade in D, Op.8. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Bruno Giuranna, vla., Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc.

  • 30th September

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  • Hindson, Matthew: Light Music: for woodwind quintet. Francis Gouton, vlc., Jack Schiller, bsn., Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Martin Owen, horn, Philip Arkinstall, cl., Prudence Davis, fte.
  • Edwards, Ross: Dawn Mantras. Jane Sheldon, sop. Cantillation, Sydney Children's Choir/Lyn Williams.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Piano Quintet No.1, 'The Offering'. Benjamin Martin, pno. Flinders Quartet .
  • Bowman, Calvin: Three Night Songs. Ian Munro, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Koehne, Graeme: Divertissement - Three Bourgeoises Pieces. Australian String Quartet .
  • Westlake, Nigel: Six Fish. Saffire .
  • Greenbaum, Stuart: Upon the Dark Water. The Song Company/Roland Peelman.
  • Greenbaum, Stuart: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano. Joel Brennan, tpt., Konrad Olszewski, pno.

  • 23rd September

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  • Buonamente, Giovanni: Suite, Book III. Palladian Ensemble .
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Ogni amante e guerrier. Andrew King, ten., David Thomas, bass, Paul Elliot, ten. Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley.
  • Purcell, Henry: Suite in G, Z.770. Purcell Quartet .
  • Blow, John: An Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell. Anner Bylsma, vlc., Gustav Leonhardt, hpschd., James Bowman, alto., Marion Verbruggen, rec., Rene Jacobs, alto, Ricardo Kanji, rec./Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Boismortier, Joseph B de: Trio Sonata in D, Op.50/6. Ensemble Battistin .
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste (arr. Sempe, Skip): Divertissement III. Guillemette Laurens, m-sop. Capriccio Stravagante/Skip Sempe.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Overture-Suite in E minor, TWV55:e3. Alexis Kossenko, rec. Holland Baroque Society .