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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.


19th April

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture - Russian Easter Festival, Op.36. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Bach: Easter Oratorio, BWV249. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., August Messthaler, bass, Friederike Sailer, sop., Margarete Bence, alto, Stuttgart Bach Choir, Stuttgart Bach Orch/Marcel Couraud.
  • Verdi: Jerusalem: Ballet music. Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Carmichael: Postcards. Antony Gray, pno
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: The Easter Hymn. Dominique Fegan, sop., Queensland Orch, Queensland Opera Chorus/Johannes Fritzsch.

  • 18th April

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  • Bracanin: Guitar Concerto. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Queensland SO/Ronald Spigelman.
  • Delius: Sea Drift. Thomas Hampson, bar., Bach Choir, BBC NO of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales/Richard Hickox.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 31 in D, Hob.I:31 - Hornsignal. Orch of St Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Hill: Violin Concerto in E minor. Alwyn Elliott, vln., Sydney SO/Joseph Post.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488. Wilhelm Kempff, pno., Bamberg SO/Ferdinand Leitner.
  • Bach: Concerto for three harpsichords in C, BWV1064. Kenneth Gilbert, hpschd., Trevor Pinnock, hpschd., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd., The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Villa-Lobos (arr. Schaupp): Choros No.1. Karin Schaupp, gtr.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K.137. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 17th April

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach: Orchestral suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Rossini: Stabat Mater. Margarita Zimmermann, m-sop., Chris Merritt, ten., Jose Garcia, bass, Cecilia Gasdia, sop., I Solisti Veneti, Ambrosian Singers/Claudio Scimone.
  • Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A, Op.81, B155. Amir Farid, pno., ANAM Quartet.
  • Hart: Idyll for Violin and Orchestra, Op.169. Ronald Woodcock, vln., Adelaide SO/Graham Abbott.
  • Rachmaninov: Preludes - G, Op.32/5: B minor, Op.32/10: D, Op.23/4: C minor, Op.23/7. Cameron Roberts, pno.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.22 in C, K.162. Prague CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.23 in D, K.181. Prague CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 16th April

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  • Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D, Op.7/6. Brynjar Hoff, oboe, English CO/Ian Watson.
  • Pergolesi: Stabat Mater. Barbara Bonney, sop., Andreas Scholl, alto, Les Talens Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset.
  • Hummel: Piano Trio No.3 in G, Op.35. Ivan Gajan, pno., Viktor Simcisko, vln., Juraj Alexander, vlc.
  • Hummel: Piano Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.89. Dana Protopopescu, pno., Slovak Radio New PO/Alexander Rahbari.
  • Foote: String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.70. Kohon Quartet.
  • Glanville-Hicks: Etruscan Concerto. Keith Jarrett, pno., Brooklyn PO/Dennis Russell Davies (b. 16/4/1944).
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring. Saint Paul CO/Dennis Russell Davies.

  • 15th April

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  • Telemann: Canary Cantata. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.
  • Stravinsky: Symphony in C. Swiss Romande Orch/Charles Dutoit.
  • Stamitz: Viola concerto in D, Op.1. Gabriela Demeterova, vla., Czech Philharmonic Collegium/Ondrej Vrabec.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., Borodin String Quartet.
  • Danzi: Variations on a theme from Mozart's Don Giovanni. Andreas Ottensamer, cl., Potsdam Chamber Academy.

  • 12th April

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Telemann: Concerto in A for Oboe d'Amore, TWV A2. Thomas Indermuhle, oboe, English CO/Thomas Indermuhle.
  • Gluck: Don Juan. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Bellini: Norma: Casta Diva . Monserrat Caballe, sop., London PO, Ambrosian Opera Chorus/Carlo Felice Cillario.
  • Carmichael: Concierto Folklorico. John Carmichael, pno., West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Strauss Jnr: Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op.325. Vienna PO/Willi Boskovsky.

  • 11th April

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  • Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482. John O'Conor, pno., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op.64. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel Suite. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.33. Jamie Walton, vlc., Philharmonia Orch/Alexander Briger.
  • Boccherini: Symphony in D minor, Op.37/3. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Hill: Serenade for Flute & Strings. Owen Fisenden, fte., Oriel String Quartet.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in B flat, Op.7/3. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., I Musici.

  • 10th April

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Telemann: Suite in D. John Wallace, tpt., English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5. Piers Lane, pno.
  • Allegri: Miserere. Roy Goodman, treb., King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Hummel: String Quartet in G major, Op.30/2. Delme Quartet.
  • Rubbra: Violin Concerto, Op.103. Carl Pini, vln., Melbourne SO/David Measham.
  • Hart: The Bush, Op.59. (Excerpt). Melbourne SO/Richard Divall.
  • Chausson: Symphony in B flat, Op.20. Nancy SO/Jerome Kaltenbach.

  • 9th April

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  • Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in B flat, "La Notte", RV.501. Sergio Azzolini, bsn., Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
  • Hummel: Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.22. Ivan Gajan, pno., Viktor Simcisko, vln., Juraj Alexander, vlc.
  • Hummel: Tyrolean Air and Variations. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Orch La Scintilla/Adam Fischer.
  • Hummel: Piano Concerto No.2 in A Minor, Op.85. Dana Protoposescu. Pno., Slovak Radio New PO/Alexader Rahbari.
  • Dondeyne: Suite of Popular Airs. Trio Avena.
  • Gounod: Symphony No.2 in E flat. Targu-Mures PO/Franz Lambrecht.
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Mariana Sirbu, vln., Mihail Sarbu, pno.
  • Ibert: Divertissement. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.

  • 8th April

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  • Handel: Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, John Fisher, hpschd., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz.
  • Schubert: Der vierjahrige Posten (The Four-Year Post) D.190. Peter Schreier, ten., Helen Donath, sop., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Friedrich Lenz, ten., Willi Brokmeier, ten., Fritz Strassner, spkr., Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orch/Heinz Wallberg.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B Flat, D485. Australian CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Vine: Celebrare Celeberrime. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Barber: Violin Concerto in G, Op.14. Dene Olding, vln., Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.