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20th January

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  • Farrar, Ernest: English Pastoral Impressions, Op.26. Philharmonia Orch/Alasdair Mitchell.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135. Goldner String Quartet .
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Magnificat in G minor, RV611. Anne Collins, contr., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Linda Finnie, contr., Margaret Marshall, sop., Sally Burgess, m-sop. English CO, John Alldis Choir/Vittorio Negri.
  • Scharwenka, Franz Xaver: Piano Concerto No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.80. Seta Tanyel, pno. Hanover Radio PO/Tadeusz Strugala.
  • Edwards, Ross: Veni Creator Spiritus. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Ysaye, Eugene: Poeme elegiaque, Op.12. David McSkimming, pno., Miwako Abe, vln.
  • Spohr, Louis: Symphony No.1 in E Flat, Op.20. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.

  • 19th January

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Berlioz, Hector: Roman Carnival Overture, Op.9. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Ozi: Symphonie concertante No.3 in F, Op.10. Claude Villevielle, oboe. Alexandre Ouzounoff, bsn. Nimes CO/Gilles Dervieux.
  • Castillon: Symphonic Sketches, Op.15. Monte Carlo PO/Georges Pretre.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat, Op.22. Anna Goldsworthy, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70/1, 'Ghost'. Anna Goldsworthy, pno. Helen Ayres, vln. Rachel Johnston, vlc.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Wolfgang Schneiderhan, vln. Berlin RSO/Ferenc Fricsay.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.19. Slovak PO/Henry Adolph.
  • Strauss R: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Waltz Sequences. Bamberg SO/Eugen Jochum.

  • 18th January

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  • Suppe, Franz von: Overture, Poet & Peasant. Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel.
  • Tchaikovsky, Piano concerto No. 2 in G op 44, Peter Donohoe piano, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra /Rudolf Barshai
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Oboe concerto in D minor, BWV1059. Diana Doherty, oboe Ironwood .
  • Ravel, Maurice: Le Tombeau de Couperin. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Symphony No.5 in D, 3rd mvt - Romanza. Adelaide SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphony No.1 in D, 'Titan'. Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Debussy, Claude (arr. Caplet, Andre): Children's Corner Suite. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.

  • 15th January

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  • Heinichen, Johann David: Concerto Grosso in F, Seibel 235. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Concerto in E flat for 2 Horns, Hob.VIId:2. Michael Thompson, horn, Richard Watkins, horn Philharmonia Orch/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Strauss R: Capriccio, Op.85. Anna Tomowa-Sintow, sop. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Duncan Gifford, pno. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: Pulcinella Suite. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.

  • 14th January

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture, Op.21. London SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Edwards, Ross: Oboe Concerto, Bird Spirit Dreaming. Diana Doherty, oboe Melbourne SO/Arvo Volmer.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sextet in E flat, Op.81b. Vienna Chamber Ensemble .
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet concerto No.1 in F minor, Op.73. Sabine Meyer, cl. Dresden State Orch/Herbert Blomstedt.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Serenade No. 4 in D, K.203. Celia Nicklin, oboe, Iona Brown, vln. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Warlock, Peter: Capriol Suite. Melbourne CO/Michael Dahlenburg.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for strings in C, RV109. Melbourne CO/Lerida Delbridge.

  • 13th January

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony for strings, No.10 in B minor. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Paderewski, Ignacy Jan: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.17. Piers Lane, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130. Quartetto Italiano .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony for strings, No.10 in B minor. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: Jubilate Deo. King's College Choir Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri (arr. Barshai, Rudolf): Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Widor, Charles-Marie: Symphony No.5 in F minor, Op.42/1. Robert Delcamp, org.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No. 9 in C, Hob.I:9. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.

  • 12th January

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  • (CAV & Intro)
  • Locatelli, Pietro Antonio: Concerto grosso in B flat, Op.1/3. Capella Istropolitana/Jaroslav Krecek.
  • Locatelli, Pietro Antonio: Violin Concerto in F, Op.3/3 with Capriccci Nos. 5 & 8. Diego Conti, vln. I Virtuosi dell'Accademia/Diego Conti.
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat, G.482.Jian Wang, vlc. Salzburg Camerata/Jian Wang.
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Symphony in D minor, G506,'La Casa del Diavolo'. Il Giradino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Bottesini, Giovanni: Double Bass Concerto No.2 in B minor. Edgar Meyer, db. St Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Otello: Willow Song. Ave Maria. Renata Scotto, sop. London PO/Gianandrea Gavazzani.
  • Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno: Serenade for Strings in E flat. Frankfurt RSO/Alun Francis.
  • Busoni: Indian Fantasy, Op.44. Marjorie Mitchell, pno. North German RSO/William Strickland.
  • Rota, Nino: The Leopard: Dances. La Scala PO/Riccardo Muti.

  • 11th January

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Il Turco in Italia, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • Moscheles, Ignaz: Piano Concerto No.4 in E, Op.64. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Dixit Dominus. Arleen Auger, sop., Diana Montague, m-sop., Leigh Nixon, ten., Lynne Dawson, sop. Westminster Abbey Choir, Westminster Abby Orch/Simon Preston.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Concerto for Two Pianos in E Flat, K365. Alfred Brendel, pno., Imogen Cooper, pno. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in D minor. Yehudi Menuhin, vln. RCA Victor CO .
  • Handel, George Frederic: My Heart is inditing, HWV261. English Concert, Westminster Abbey Choir/Simon Preston.

  • 8th January

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  • Purcell, Henry: The Fairy Queen, Overture. Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Ronald Thomas.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Piano quintet in A minor, Op.84. Bernard Roberts, pno. Chilingirian Quartet .
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Blest pair of Sirens. Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org. Bournemouth SO, Waynflete Singers, Winchester Cathedral Choir/David Hill.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Piano Concerto No.1 in G, Op.59. Piers Lane, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Serenade to Music. Bradley Creswick, vln. Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.

  • 7th January

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Joshua Bell, vln. Cleveland Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.2 in B Flat, Op.4, B.12. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Ries, Ferdinand: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.132, 'Farewell to England'. Christopher Hinterhuber, pno. Royal Liverpool PO/Uwe Grodd.
  • Hill, Alfred: String Quartet No.10 in E. Sydney String Quartet .
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Charterhouse Suite. English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Delius, Frederick: Air and Dance. London PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Smetana, Bedrich (arr. Krejci, Isa): Louisa's Polka. Slovak RSO/Robert Stankovsky.