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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.


16th January

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  • Rossini: Maometto secondo, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Pierne: Piano Concerto in C minor Op.42. Stephen Coombs, pno., BBC Scottish SO/Ronald Corp.
  • Borodin: String Quintet in F minor. Otto Kertesz, vlc., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622. David Glazer, cl., English CO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Wesley: Let Us Lift Up Our Heart with Our Hands. Adrian Partington, org., Jonathan Milton, alto, Trevor Owen, ten., Ian Bell, bass, Richard Powell, treb., Thomas Hunt, bass, Worcester Cathedral Choir/Donald Hunt.
  • Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Op.78, B70. BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Sculthorpe: Sonata for Strings No.3. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Lloyd: Symphony No. 6. BBC PO/George Lloyd.

  • 15th January

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  • Vella: Sonata in E flat, Op.1/5. Opera Down Under Orch/Richard Divall (d. 15/1/2017).
  • Haydn: Oboe Concerto in C, Hob.VIIg:C1. Jiri Tancibudek, oboe, Adelaide CO/Rchard Divall.
  • Isouard (arr. Divall): Te Deum. Soloists, Romina Morrow, org., Mirabitur Choir, Malta PO/Richard Divall.
  • Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Op.46. Nicola Benedetti, vln., BBC Scottish SO/Rory MacDonald.
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto in E for Two Pianos. Stephen Coombs, Ian Munro, pnos., BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56. BBC Scottish SO/Osmo Vanska.
  • Arnold: Four Scottish Dances, Op.59. Queensland SO/Andrew Penny.

  • 14th January

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  • Mozart: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. Orch Victoria/Richard Mills.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'. Catherine Wyn-Rogers, contr., Janice Watson, sop., Detlef Roth, bar., Stuart Skelton, ten., Philharmonia Orch, Edinburgh Festival Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Handel: Water Music Suite in F, HWV348. Prague CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Koehne: The Persistence of Memory. David Nuttall, oboe, Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Danielle de Niese, sop., OAE/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op.56. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Mark Zeltser, pno., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 11th January

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms. Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen, sop., Thomas Kelly, treb., Victoria Nayler, m-sop., Jeremy Budd, ten., Paul Charrier, bass, Bournemouth SO, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus/Marin Alsop.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19. Martha Argerich, pno., Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.6 in G, The Kids. Australian String Quartet.
  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.5 in D. Royal PO/Andre Previn.

  • 10th January

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  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35. Nicola Benedetti, vln., Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Brahms: Serenade No.2 in A, Op. 16. RCO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Carulli: Concerto for Flute, Guitar & Orch. in G. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Alexandre Lagoya, gtr., Franz Liszt CO/Janos Rolla.
  • Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor. Martha Argerich, pno., Alexander Gurning, pno., Swiss Italian Orch/Erasmo Capilla.
  • Mills: Seaside Dances. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.

  • 9th January

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  • Myslivecek: Sinfonia in E flat. Concerto Cologne/Werner Ehrhardt.
  • Bach: Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno., Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Mackenzie: Burns - Second Scottish Rhapsody, Op.24. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Kuhlau: Concertino for two horns and orchestra in F minor, Op. 45. Ib Lanzky-Otto, horn, Froydis Ree Wekre, horn, Odense SO/Othmar Maga.
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.2 in G minor, Op.26, B56. Macquarie Trio.
  • Vine: Oboe Concerto. Diana Doherty, oboe, Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Svendsen: Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.15. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.

  • 8th January

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  • Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Op.29/2. New Zealand SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.40. Benjamin Frith, pno., Slovak State PO/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 in B flat, "Hymn of Praise", Op.52. Celestina Casapietra, Adele Stolte, sops., Peter Schreier, ten., Leipzig Radio Choir, LGO/Kurt Masur.
  • Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto in C. Piers Lane (b. 8/1/1958), pno., Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Tippett (d. 8/1/1998): The Midsummer Marriage: Ritual Dances. BBC Scottish SO/George Hurst.
  • Holst: Morris Dance Tunes. London Festival Orch/Ross Pople.

  • 7th January

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    4th January

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat, Op.6. Australian CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Paul Lewis, pno., BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Grainger: Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon. Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Grainger: Colonial Song. Della Jones, m-sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Strauss R: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Fledermaus: Excerpts. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 3rd January

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  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503. Alfred Brendel, pno., Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Berwald: Symphony No.2 in D, 'Sinfonie capricieuse'. Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite, Op.15a. London PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18. Isador Goodman, pno., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Elgar: In the South (Alassio), Overture, Op.50. Bournemouth SO/George Hurst.
  • Edwards: Guitar Concerto. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D.935/2. Alfred Brendel, pno.