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11th December

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  • Benda G: Sinfonia No.7 in D. Prague CO/Christian Benda.
  • Scarlatti A: Cantata pastorale for the Birth of Our Lord. Maya Boog, sop. Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Litolff, Charles Henry: Concerto Symphonique No.3 in E flat, Op.45. Peter Donohoe, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Litton.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Piano Quintet in C minor Op.16. Paul Marrion, db. Pro Arte Quartet .
  • Krommer, Franz: Clarinet Concerto in E minor, Op.86. Paul Meyer, cl. Franz Liszt CO/Jean-Pierre Rampal.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Waltz in A flat, Op.42. Dinu Lipatti, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (arr. Yu, Julian):The Seasons, Op.37b : Barcarolle, Autumn Song. Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin.

  • 10th December

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Svendsen, Johan: Festival Polonaise, Op.12. Norwegian RO/Ari Rasilainen.
  • Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm: Romance in D minor. Mats Zetterqvist, vln., Swedish RSO/Siegfried Kohler.
  • Gade: Violin Sonata No.3 in B flat, Op.59. Soren Elbaek, vln., Elisabeth Westenholtz, pno.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Lemminkainen Suite, Op.22. Royal Stockholm PO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Le Corsaire Overture, Op.21. BBC PO/Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Farrenc: Clarinet Trio in E flat, Op.44. Ambache Chamber Ensemble.
  • Chausson, Ernest: Symphony in B flat, Op.20. Belgian Radio and TV PO/Jose Serebrier.

  • 9th December

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Overture - Don Giovanni. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. Catherine Wyn-Rogers, contr., Detlef Roth, bar., Janice Watson, sop., Stuart Skelton, ten. Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Schumann, Robert: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54. Stephen Kovacevich, pno. BBC SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Barber, Samuel (arr. Tognetti, Richard): Adagio for strings, Op.11a. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364. Lawrence Power, vla., Maxim Vengerov, vln. UBS Verbier Festival CO/Maxim Vengerov.
  • Loussier, Jacques: Trumpet Concerto. Guy Touvron, tpt. Prague CO .

  • 6th December

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  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 94 in G, Hob.I:94 - Surprise. Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Gorecki, Henryk Mikolaj: Totus Tuus, Op.60. Czech PO, Prague Philharmonic Chorus/John Nelson.
  • Josquin Desprez (arr. Chan, Rebecca): Ave Maria. Melbourne CO/Rebecca Chan.
  • Hutchens, Frank: The enchanted isle. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.

  • 5th December

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Cockaigne Overture, Op.40. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Symphony No.4 in C, Op.112. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11. Roger Woodward, pno./Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy: Harp Sonata. Marshall McGuire, harp .
  • Bantock, Granville: Old English Suite. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Schumann, Robert: Fantasy in C, Op.17. Stephen Hough, pno.
  • Geminiani, Francesco: Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op.3/5. I Musici .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Album-Leaf in E minor, Op. 117. Benjamin Frith, pno.

  • 4th December

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op.3/2. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.44. Philadelphia Orch/Riccardo Muti.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Trio sonata in C, BWV529. Simon Preston, org.
  • Delius, Frederick: Dance Rhapsody No.1. Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Trio No.6 in E flat, Op.70/2. Streeton Trio .
  • Brumby, Colin: Oboe Concertino. Barry Davis, oboe Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Quilter, Roger: Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Op.12. Christopher Saunders, ten., Stefan Cassomenos, pno.
  • Dyson, George: Woodland Suite. BBC SO/Richard Hickox.

  • 3rd December

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  • Stravinsky, Igor: Scherzo fantastique, Op.3. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.40. Berlin PO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Trio elegiaque No.2 in D Minor, Op.9. Pavel Serebrekov, pno. Michail Vajman, vln. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Capriccio Italien, Op.45. BBC NOof Wales/Robert Minczuk.
  • Rossini (arr. Beer): Tancredi: Overture. Ottetto Italiano.
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Cello Concerto in C, "Invocation", Op.31. Gustav Rivinius, vlc., Frankfurt RSO/Alun Francis.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Pines of Rome. Royal PO/Enrique Batiz.

  • 2nd December

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  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Cello concerto in A minor, RV420. Jonathan Cohen, vlc. King's Consort/Robert King.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 - Classical. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Khachaturian, Aram: Piano Concerto in D flat, Op.38. Dikran Atamian, pno. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Grand Sextet in E flat in Concertante Style, K364. Australia Ensemble .
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (arr. Yu, Julian): Pictures at an Exhibition. Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Grainger, Percy: Youthful Suite. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Lute Suite in C minor, BWV997. Gidi Ifergan, gtr.

  • 29th November

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  • Offenbach, Jacques (arr. Bonynge, Richard): Le Papillon. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Cor anglais Concertino in G. Agnes Girgas, cor ang. Camerata Budapest/Laszlo Kovacs.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Nanie, Op.82. Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Claudio Abbado.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30. Yuja Wang, pno. Simon Bolivar Symphony Orch of Venezuela/Gustavo Dudamel.

  • 28th November

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  • Harvey, Richard: Concerto Antico. John Williams, gtr. London SO/Paul Daniel.
  • Rossini, Gioachino (arr. Respighi, Ottorino): La Boutique fantasque. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Czech Suite, Op.39, B93. Detroit SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Williams, John (Aus.): Aeolian Suite. John Williams, gtr. Unnamed Orch/William Goodchild.
  • Schubert, Franz: Rondo in A, Op.107, D.951. Martha Argerich, pno., Nelson Freire, pno.
  • Holst, Gustav: A Somerset Rhapsody, Op.21/2. Royal Scottish NO/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Andante festivo, JS 34a. Art of Sound Orch/Mario Dobernig.