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21st February

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  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV.1069. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman
  • J C Bach: Bassoon Concerto in B flat. Daniel Smith, bsn., English CO/Philip Ledger
  • Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens, Op.113: Excerpts. Beecham Choral Society, Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op.56. Wolfgang Schneiderhan, vln., Pierre Fournier, vlc., Geza Anda, pno., Berlin RSO/Ferenc Fricsay
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93. Vienna PO/Pierre Monteux
  • Respighi: Il Tramonto. Lorraine Hunt, sop., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti
  • Casella: La Giara, Op.41b.Swiss Italian Orch/Christian Benda

  • 20th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Stamitz: Symphony in C, Op.13/5. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B Flat, K191. Klaus Thunemann, bsn., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV588. Patrizia Kwella, sop., Lynda Russell, sop., Kenneth Bowen, ten., Anne Wilkens, m-sop., St John's College Choir, Cambridge, Wren Orch/George Guest.
  • Bach: Trio sonata in E flat, BWV525. Christopher Herrick, org.
  • Saint-Saens: Septet in E flat, Op.65. Paul Archibald, tpt., Ian Brown, pno., Nash Ensemble.
  • Kats-Chernin: Piano Concerto No.2. Ian Munro, pno., Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Rubinstein: Symphony No.3 in A, Op.56. Slovak RSO/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Coates: The Enchanted Garden. Sydney SO/John Lanchbery.

  • 19th February

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  • Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Purcell: The Comical History of Don Quixote. Emma Kirkby, sop., James Bowman, alto., David Thomas, bass, Judith Nelson, sop., AAM, Taverner Choir/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale Suite. Instrumental Ensemble/Robert Craft.
  • Bach CPE: Oboe Concerto in B flat. Anne Gilby, oboe, Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.4 in F minor. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • King's Singers

  • 16th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach: Cello suite No.1 in G, BWV1007. Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Avison: Concerto Grosso No.11 in G. Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Verdi: Falstaff. Mirella Freni, sop., Alfredo Kraus, ten., Giovanni Foiani, bass, Robert Merrill, bar., Rosalind Elias, m-sop., Piero de Palma, ten., Geraint Evans, bass, John Lanigan, ten., Giuletta Simionato, m-sop., Ilva Ligabue, sop., RCA Italiana Opera Orch, RCA Italiana Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78, Organ. Leonard Raver, org., New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Palmer: Toccata for double string orchestra. Cove CO/Stephen Williams.
  • Bach: Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV565. Dennis Hennig, pno.

  • 15th February

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  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Pekka Kuusisto, vln., Helsinki PO/Leif Segerstam.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. RCO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Kats-Chernin: Wild Swans Suite. Jane Sheldon, sop., Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 53 in D, Hob.I:53 - Imperial. La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 flutes in C, RV533. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Shigenori Kudo, fte., Salzburg Mozarteum Orch/Jean-Pierre Rampal.
  • Villa-Lobos: Piano Concerto No.5. Cristina Ortiz, pno., Royal PO/Miguel Gomez-Martinez.
  • Sibelius: Academic March. Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 14th February

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  • Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV.1068. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman
  • C P E Bach: Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq.165. Jozsef Kiss, oboe, Ferenc Erkel CO.
  • Beethoven: King Stephen, Op.117: Overture. London PO/Pierre Monteux
  • Beethoven: Octet in E flat, Op.103. Melbourne Windpower/Richard Runnels
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92. London SO/Pierre Monteux
  • Nedbal: Romance & Serenade, Op.6. Vladislav Linetzky, vln., Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, B.51, Op.21. Apple Hill Chamber Players
  • Smetana (arr. Hasefeld): Czech Dances, T.112: Excerpts. Czech Nonet

  • 13th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Allegri: Miserere. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • MacDowell: Piano Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.15. Thomas Tirino, pno., Bulgarian RSO/Vassil Kazandjiev.
  • Faure: Piano Quintet No.2 in C minor, Op.115. Quintetto Faure di Roma.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV140, Sleepers Wake!. Tom Krause, bar., Gosta Winbergh, ten., Gabriele Fontana, sop., Stuttgart CO, Stuttgart Hymnus Choir, Vienna Academy Chamber Choir/Karl Munchinger.
  • Gliere (arr. Yu): Coloratura Concerto in F minor, Op.82 (arr. Oboe). Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B Flat, Op.133. Australian CO/Stephen Kovacevich.
  • Krommer: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op.102. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.

  • 12th February

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  • Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Brahms: A German Requiem, Op.45. Gundula Janowitz, sop., Eberhard Waechter, bar., Wolfgang Meyer, org., Berlin PO, Vienna Singverein/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Gerard Willems, pno., Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Grainger: Spoon River. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Glass: Violin Concerto. Adele Anthony, vln., Ulster Orch/Takuo Yuasa.
  • Hyde: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Flat minor: Lento. Miriam Hyde, pno., West Australian SO/Geoffrey Simon.

  • 9th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Witt: Jenaer Sympnony in C. Munich Philharmonic/Marc Andreae.
  • Mozart: Mass No.18 in C minor, 'Great', K427. Heather Harper, sop., Stafford Dean, bass, Helen Donath, sop., Ryland Davies, ten., London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Bach JCF: Quartet No.6 in B for Flute & Strings. Concilium Musicum.
  • Saint-Saens: Symphony No.2 in A minor, Op.55. London SO/Yondani Butt.
  • Benjamin: Suite. Ian Munro, pno.
  • Paganini: Violin Concerto No.2 in B Minor, "La Campanella", Op.7. Salvatore Accardo, vln., London PO/Charles Dutoit.

  • 8th February

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  • Britten: Les Illuminations, Op.18. Peter Pears, ten., English CO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano and strings in D minor. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno., Orpheus CO.
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar concerto No.1 in D, Op.99. Pepe Romero, gtr., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No.1. French Radio NO/Heitor Villa-Lobos.
  • Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K.314. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Bach JC: Piano concerto in G, Op.1/4. Ingrid Haebler, fortepiano, Capella Academica Vienna/Eduard Melkus.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 9 in C, Hob.I:9. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Carmichael: Piano Quartet, Sea Changes. Antony Gray, pno., Belinda MacFarlane, vln., Morgan Goff, vla., Matthew Lee, vlc.