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Symphonic masterpieces, dazzling concertos, glorious accompanied choral works, ballet classics and other orchestral gems: the finest in full-length concert works from the Baroque to the 21st century.


18th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach (arr. Busoni): Chaconne from partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004. Jorge Bolet, pno.
  • Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314. Judith Hall, fte., Philharmonia Orch/Peter Thomas.
  • Falla: La Vida Breve. Victoria de los Angeles, sop., Ines Rivadeneyra, m-sop., Orfeon Donostiarra, NO of Spain/Rafael Fruhbeck deBurgos.
  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet No.4 in D, G.448. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Flinders Quartet.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Brumby: Symphony No.1, The Sun. Queensland SO/Robert Boughen.

  • 17th May

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  • Brahms: Violin concerto in D, Op.77. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Vaughan Williams: Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3). Patricia Rozario, sop., BBC SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B Flat, K.456. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno., Norwegian CO/Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Stamitz: Clarinet concerto No. 7 in E flat. Andreas Ottensamer, cl., Potsdam Chamber Academy.
  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Alfred Brendel, pno., London PO, London Philharmonic Choir/Bernard Haitink.
  • Edwards: Ecstatic dance. Patricia Pollett, vla., Gwyn Roberts, vlc.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D, Op.6/1. Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan.

  • 16th May

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  • Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op.49. Dallas SO/Andrew Litton (b. 16/5/1959)
  • Tchaikovsky: Coronation Cantata, "Moscow". Svetlana Furdui, m-sop., Vassily Gerello, bar., Dallas SO & Chorus/Andrew Litton
  • Glazunov: Piano Concerto No.2 in B, Op.100. Dmitri Alexeev, pno., USSR RSO/Yuri Nikolayevsky
  • Glazunov: Symphony No.3 in D, Op.33. USSR Ministry of Culture SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op.88. Israel Piano Trio
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35. Ulrike-Anima Mathe, vln., Dallas SO/Andrew Litton
  • Rozsa: North Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances, Op.5. Oliver Colbentson, vln., Frankenland SO/Carlo Savina

  • 15th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Brumby: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Moscheles: Anticipations of Scotland, Op.75. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Strauss R: Oboe Concerto in D. Manfred Clement, oboe, Dresden State Orch/Rudolf Kempe.
  • Bach: From The Well-Tempered Clavier - Preludes and Fugues 1-4. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3 in G, Op.55. Los Angeles PO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Handel: Utrecht Te Deum. Felicity Palmer, sop., Philip Langridge, ten., Kurt Equiluz, ten., Marjana Lipovsek, m-sop., Thomas Moser, ten., Ludwig Baumann, bass, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Arnold Schoenberg Choir/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Sibelius: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.

  • 14th May

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  • Suppe: Overture, Light Cavalry. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Wagner R: Parsifal, excerpts. Peter Hofmann, ten., Kurt Moll, bass, Victor von Halem, bass, Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Dunja Vejzovic, m-sop., Berlin PO, German Opera Chorus, Berlin/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Bach: Orchestral suite No.1 in C, BWV1066. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Hill: Symphony No. 6 in B Flat -Celtic. Melbourne SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Lang Lang, pno., Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.18 in F, K.130. Danish Radio Sinfonietta/Adam Fischer.

  • 11th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Overture, Op.23. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 - Coronation. Sir Clifford Curzon, pno., London SO/Istvan Kertesz.
  • Berlioz: Te Deum, Op.22. Francisco Araiza, ten., Martin Haselboeck, org., London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, Southend Boys' Choir, Wooburn Singers, European Community Youth Orch, St Alban's School Choir, Haberdashers' Aske's School Choir, Desborough School Choir, Winnersh Forest School Choir, High Wycombe Parish Church Choirboys/Claudio Abbado.
  • Janacek (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.1 - Kreutzer, arr. orchestra. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.6 in D, Op.60, B112. Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Bach: How brightly shines the morning star, after BWV 1. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 29, Sinfonia. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jeanne Lamon.

  • 10th May

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  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., London PO/Anne-Sophie Mutter.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 52 in C minor, Hob.I:52. La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Khachaturian (arr. Rampal): Violin Concerto (arr. Flute). Emmanuel Pahud, fte., Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman.
  • Lalo: Symphony in G minor. Royal PO/Yondani Butt.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B Flat, K.450. Andrea Lam, pno., Tasmanian SO/Nicholas Milton.
  • Kreisler: Caprice Viennois, Op.2. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Lambert Orkis, pno.
  • Hyde: Fantasy Trio in B minor (Violin, Cello and Piano). Sydney Chamber Players.
  • Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.

  • 9th May

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  • Arensky: The Dream on the Volga, Op.16: Overture. USSR Academic SO/Evgeny Svetlanov
  • Glazunov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.92. Oxana Yablonskaya, pno., Moscow SO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Glazunov: Symphony No.2 in F sharp minor, Op.16. USSR Ministry of Culture SO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Peterson-Berger: Gullebarn's Lullabies, Anne-Sofie von Otter (b. 9/5/1953), m-sop., Swedish RSO/Siegfried Kohler
  • Alfven: The Mountain King Suite. Royal Scottish NO/Niklas Willen
  • Korngold: Songs of Farewell, Op.14. Linda Finnie (b. 9/5/1952), m-sop., BBC PO/Sir Edward Downes
  • Herrmann: The Devil and Daniel Webster. New Zealand SO/James Sedares

  • 8th May

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  • Elgar: Dream children, Op.43. New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Handel: Solomon - HWV67. David Wilson-Johnson, bar., Susan Gritton, sop., Carolyn Sampson, sop., Sarah Connolly, m-sop., RIAS Chamber Choir, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Daniel Reuss.

  • 7th May

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  • Mozart: Cassation in D, K100. Celia Nicklin, oboe, Timothy Brown, horn, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Hovhaness: Concerto No.10 for piano, trumpet & strings, Op.413. Charles Butler, tpt., Martin Berkofsky, pno., Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Haydn M: Symphony in C, P.10. Warsaw Sinfonietta/Wojciech Czepiel.
  • Beethoven: Diabelli Variations in C, Op.120. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Glazunov: Symphony No.7 in F, Op. 77,Pastoral. Moscow SO/Alexander Anissimov.