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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 June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Bach JC: Sinfonia Concertante in C, T289/4. Richard Adeney, fte., Keith Harvey, vlc., Emanuel Hurwitz, vln., Peter Graeme, oboe, English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Cherubini: Requiem Mass in C minor. Philharmonia Orch, Ambrosian Singers/Riccardo Muti.
  • Ravel: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet. Geoffrey Collins, fte., Alice Giles, harp, Dean Newcomb, cl., Goldner String Quartet.
  • Liszt (arr. Howard): Fantasy on themes from Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, S697. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Elgar: Romance in D minor, Op.62. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: excerpts. ROHO/Ernest Ansermet.

  • 18th June

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  • (CAV & Intrro)
  • Vanhal: Viola Concerto in C. Ernst Wallfisch, vla., Wurttemberg CO/Jorg Faerber (b. 18/6/1929).
  • Mozart: Symphony No.33 in B Flat, K.319. Wurttemberg CO/Jorg Faerber.
  • Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34. Christian Ihle Hadland, pno., Signum Quartet.
  • Nathan (arr. Mackerras): Don John of Austria: Overture. Sydney SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Brumby (b. 18/6/1933): Bassoon Concerto. Paul Blackman, bsn., Adelaide SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Brumby: Masques. Queensland SO/Colin Brumby.
  • Koehne: Shaker Dances. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.

  • 17th June

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  • Roman: Concerto in D Major. Stockholm Sinfonietta/Jan-Olav Wedin.
  • Goossens: Concert Piece, Op.65. Joel Marangella, oboe, Joel Marangella, cor ang., Jane Geeson, harp, Sebastien Lipman, harp, West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat, Romantic. RCO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Khachaturian (arr. Rampal): Violin Concerto (arr. Flute). Emmanuel Pahud, fte., Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman.
  • Bach: Cello Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc.
  • Bach: Cello Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV1010 (conclusion). Yo-Yo Ma, vlc.

  • 14th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in F for 2 oboes, Op.9/3. Pierre Pierlot, oboe, Jacques Chambon, oboe, I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Gorecki: Totus Tuus, Op.60. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D, 'Titan'. Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Sculthorpe: My Country Childhood. Adelaide SO/James Judd.
  • Handel: My Heart is inditing, HWV261. Thurston Dart, cont., John Langdon, org., English CO, King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.

  • 13th June

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  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Di tale amor. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Tiziana Tramonti, m-sop., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Aida: O patria mia. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Sicilian Vespers: Merce dilette amiche. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. James Ehnes, vln., Philharmonia Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor, Hob.I:45, Farewell. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104, B191. Jacqueline du Pre, vlc., Chicago SO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Carmichael: Bravura Waltzes. Victor Sangiorgio, pno.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Bellini: Oboe Concerto in E flat. Diana Doherty, oboe, Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Sarasate (arr. Hohn): Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22/1. Gil Shaham, vln., Orpheus CO.
  • Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774. Elly Ameling, sop., Rudolf Jansen, pno.

  • 12th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.
  • Purcell: Dioclesian: Instrumental music. Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Weber: Mass No.1 in E flat, Freischutz. Maria Taborsky, sop., Gerda Kink, contr., Hermann Pollmann, ten., Hans Huber, bass, St Michael's Orch of Munich, St Michael's Choir of Munich/Ernst Ehret.
  • Mozart: Violin Sonata No.18 in G, K.301. Dene Olding, vln., Max Olding, pno.
  • Rolla: Viola Concerto in E Flat, Op.3. Massimo Paris, vla., I Musici.
  • Hyde: Clarinet Sonata in F minor. David Bollard, pno., Nigel Westlake, cl.
  • Hill: Piano Concerto in A. Piers Lane, pno., Adelaide SO/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Tournemire: Symphony No.1 in A, Op.18, Romantic. Moscow SO/Antonio de Almeida.

  • 11th June

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  • Arriaga: The Happy Slaves: Overture. Algarve Orch/Alvaro Cassuto.
  • Franck: Symphonic Variations. Alicia de Larrocha, pno., London PO/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (d. 11/6/2014).
  • Renie: Trio in B flat for Harp, Violin & Cello. Xavier de Maistre, harp, Ingolf Turban, vln., Wen-Sinn Yang, vlc.
  • Falla: Love the Magician. Nati Mistral, m-sop., New Philharmonia Orch/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • R Strauss (b. 11/6/1864): Don Juan, Op.20. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • R Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D. Ray Still, oboe, Academy of London/Richard Stamp.
  • R Strauss: Four Last Songs. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Otto Ackermann.
  • R Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Suite. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.

  • 10th June

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  • Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D minor. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., New York PO, New York Choral Artists, Brooklyn Boys' Chorus/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D minor. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., New York PO, New York Choral Artists, Brooklyn Boys' Chorus/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Hill: A Reverie. Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Lortzing: The Opera Rehearsal. Kari Lovaas, sop., Nicolai Gedda, ten., Walter Berry, bass, Gisela Litz, contr., Klaus Hirte, bar., Regina Marheineke, sop., Dieter Miserre, bass, Horst Sachtleben, spkr., Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Bavarian State Opera Orch/Otmar Suitner.

  • 7th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Lilburn: Concert Overture in D. Ithaca College Fesitval Orch/Grant Cooper.
  • Mozart (arr. Rutter): Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314. Jane Rutter, fte., Sydney Bach Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Holst: Songs from 'The Princess'. The Holst Singers/Stephen Layton.
  • Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38, Spring. ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rameau: Daphnis et Egle: Orchestral Suite. Capella Savaria/Mary Terey-Smith.

  • 6th June

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  • Mercadante: Flute Concerto in E minor. James Galway, fte., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Cleveland Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 in B flat, Op.100. Minneapolis SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite. St Petersburg State SO/Andre Anichanov.
  • Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole. London SO/Kent Nagano.
  • Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Fasch: Trumpet Concerto in D. Anthony Pope, tpt., Dominic Perissinotto, org.
  • Holland: Ballad for Clarinet and Piano. Clive Amadio, cl., Olga Krasnik, pno.
  • Satie: Gymnopedie No.3. James Galway, fte., London SO/Klauspeter Seibel.
  • Rachmaninov: Aleko - Dances. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.