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21st October

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  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Trio sonata in C for recorder, violin and basso continuo. Alf Petersen, db., Arnold Ostman, hpschd., Clas Pehrsson, rec., Predrag Novovic, vln.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Moulinie, Etienne (arr. Christie, William): Cantique de Moyse. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: The Firebird. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Divertimento in D, K.251. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.

  • 18th October

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  • Schubert, Franz: Overture - The Magic Harp, D.644. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Psalm 42 'As pants the hart', Op.42. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop. City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.2 in C minor. Bavarian RSO/Eugen Jochum.
  • Evans, Lindley (arr. Goodman, Isadore): Idyll. Isador Goodman, pno. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.

  • 17th October

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  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. James Ehnes, vln., Philharmonia Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Franck: Symphony in D minor. French NO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op.70. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, 1951. John Williams, gtr., English CO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Grainger: English Dance. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Ries: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op.115. Christopher Hinterhuber, pno., Bournemouth SO/Uwe Grodd.
  • Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Op.15/2. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 flutes in C, RV533. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Shigenori Kudo, fte., Salzburg Mozarteum Orch/Jean-Pierre Rampal.

  • 16th October

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op.3/1. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Triple Concerto in C, Op.56. Beaux Arts Trio, Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Cello Sonata in C minor, Op.32. Members of The Australian Trio .
  • Berlioz, Hector: Symphonie funebre et triomphale, Op.15. Montreal SO, Montreal Symphonic Choir/Charles Dutoit.
  • Delibes, Leo: Sylvia - Act 3. New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Mehul, Etienne Nicholas: Symphony No.1 in G minor. Gulbenkian Foundation Orch./Michel Swierczewski.

  • 15th October

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: 1812 Overture, Op.49. USSR State SO/Konstantin Ivanov.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40. Narek Hakhnazaryan, vlc., Katya Apekisheva, pno.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27. Cincinnati SO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Oboe Sonata. John Mack, oboe, Eunice Podis, pno.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21. Garrick Ohlsson, pno., Warsaw PO/Kazimierz Kord.
  • Ibert, Jacques: Divertissement. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.

  • 14th October

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  • Glinka, Mikhail: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.3 in D minor. Christa Ludwig, m-sop. Brooklyn Boys' Chorus, New York Choral Artists, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.3 in D minor. Christa Ludwig, m-sop. Brooklyn Boys' Chorus, New York Choral Artists, New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78, Organ. Leonard Raver, org. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Hill, Alfred: Symphony No. 2 'Joy Of Life': Grave - Allegro. South Australian SO/Patrick Thomas.

  • 11th October

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Acide e Galatea, Overture. Haydn Sinfonietta Vienna/Manfred Huss.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV74: Eternal Source of Light Divine. Elin Manahan Thomas, sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Harry Christophers.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Motet, Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV630: excerpt. Elin Manahan Thomas, sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Harry Christophers.
  • Stamitz, Carl: Double clarinet concerto in B flat. Erwin Klein, cl., Franz Klein, cl. Cologne RSO/Urs Schneider.
  • Schumann, Robert: Three Romances, Op.94. Gordon Back, pno., John Anderson, oboe .
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3). Yvonne Kenny, sop. London SO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Suite Pastorale. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.

  • 10th October

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  • Liszt: Piano concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., London SO/Kirill Kondrashin.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.2 in C Minor, Op.17, 'Little Russian'. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • Glazunov: Karelian Legend, Op.99. Moscow SO/Igor Golovschin.
  • Strauss R: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Waltz sequences Nos.1 & 2. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218. Richard Tognetti, vln., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Bach: Orchestral suite No.4 in D, BWV1069. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Brumby: Oboe Concertino. Barry Davis, oboe, Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Sculthorpe: Rose Bay Quadrilles. Gudrun Beilharz, pno.
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in F sharp minor, Op.23/1. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.

  • 9th October

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: The Fairy Tale of Fair Melusina, Op.32. London SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Kalkbrenner, Friedrich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op.85. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Te Deum, H.146. Giles Tomkins, bass, Jane Archibald, sop., Michele De Boer, sop. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Brumby, Colin: Violin Concerto No.2. Jan Sedivka, vln. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Piano Trio No.3 in A, Op.158 'Per aspera ad astra'. Gould Piano Trio .
  • Delius, Frederick: Brigg Fair. Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 8th October

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Horn Concerto in D, Hob.Vlld:3. Hector McDonald, horn, Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Schumann, Robert: Piano Sonata No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.11. Volker Banfield, pno.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98. BBC SO/Rudolf Kempe.
  • Paderewski: Overture in E flat. Polish National RSO/Antoni Wit.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11. Garrick Ohlsson, pno., Warsaw PO/Kazimierz Kord.
  • Szymanowski, Karol (arr. Fitelberg): Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28. Konstanty Kulka, vln., Polish State PO/Karol Stryja.
  • Moszkowski, Moritz: Spanish Dances, Op.12. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.