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22nd October

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  • Brahms, Johannes: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. Melbourne Youth Orch/Peter Bandy.
  • Gounod, Charles (arr. Best, William Thomas): Funeral March of a Marionette. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Chausson Ernest: Poeme, Op 25, Hilary Hahn [vln], Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Mikko Franck
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Le Papillon. John Georgiadis, vln. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Janacek, Leos: Capriccio for Piano (Left Hand) & 7 Wind Instruments. Mikhail Rudy, pno. Paris National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 21st October

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  • Benjamin, Arthur: Cotillon. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Medtner, Nikolai: Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, Op.33. Jayson Gillham, pno. Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Verdi: Requiem. Anja Harteros, sop, Elina Garanca, mezzo, Jonas Kaufmann, ten, Rene Pape, bass, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Alla Scala/ Daniel Barenboim
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Prelude in D, Op.23/4. Jayson Gillham, pno.
  • Arnold, Sir Malcolm: Sinfonietta No.1, Op.48. London Festival Orch/Ross Pople.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Orchestral Suite No.4 in D, BWV1069. English CO/Raymond Leppard.

  • 20th October

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  • Farrar, Ernest: Variations on an Old British Sea Song, Op.25. Howard Shelley, pno. Philharmonia Orch/Alasdair Mitchell.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Mass in B flat, "Sancti Bernardi von Offida", Hob.XXII:10. Lorna Anderson, sop., Mark Padmore, ten., Pamela Stephen, m-sop., Stephen Varcoe, bar. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Stamitz, Carl: Sinfonia Concertante in D. Isaac Stern, vln., Pinchas Zukerman, vla. English CO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe (arr. Tognetti, Richard): String quartet in E minor arr. for string orchestra. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. Berlin PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Myslivecek, Josef: Sinfonia in C. Concerto Cologne/Werner Ehrhardt.

  • 19th October

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  • Alwyn, William: Derby Day Overture. Bournemouth SO/James Judd.
  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Tintagel. Royal Scottish NO/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Finzi, Gerald: Clarinet Concerto in C minor, Op.31. Emma Johnson, cl. Royal PO/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Symphony No.6 in E minor. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Serenade in F Op.95. Capricorn .
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Enigma Variations, Op.36. Melbourne SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Tate, Phyllis: London Fields Suite. Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Gavin Sutherland.

  • 18th October

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Froissart Overture, Op.19. Royal PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Kreisler, Fritz: Concerto in One Movement, after Paganini's Violin Concerto in D, Op.6. Benjamin Schmid, vln. Vienna PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Severn Suite, Op.87a. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Liszt, Franz: Les Preludes, S97. Vienna PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Debussy, Claude: Prose lyriques. Christine Schafer, sop., Irwin Gage, pno.
  • Holst, Gustav: The Planets, Op.32. London SO/Gustav Holst.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3). Alison Barlow, sop. Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.

  • 15th October

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  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: May Nigh: Overturet. Lamoureux Concerts Orch/Igor Markevitch.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno. London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Bortniansky, Dmitry: Concerto No. 5, 'Come, O People'. St Petersburg Chamber Choir/Nikolai Korniev.
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op.10. Berlin PO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Big Rhap. Melbourne SO/Bramwell Tovey.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66: Excerpts. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Liadov, Anatol: A Musical Snuffbox, Op.32. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 14th October

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  • Bernstein, Leonard Candide Overture. London SO, /Leonard Bernstein.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno. Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Barber, Samuel: Canzonetta for oboe & string orchestra. Stephane Rancourt, oboe Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No.5 in E flat, Op.82. Vienna PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Westlake, Nigel: The Glass Soldier Suite. Melbourne SO/Jean-Louis Forestier.
  • Mussorgsky, Modest (arr. Ravel, Maurice): Pictures at an Exhibition. Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Introduction and allegro Op.47. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Bernstein, Leonard (arr. Evans, Bill): Lucky to be Me. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno.

  • 13th October

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op.6/3. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Dohnanyi, Ernst von: Concert Piece in D, Op.12. Maria Kliegel, vlc. Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Michael Halasz.
  • Bruckner, Anton: Christus factus est. Freiburg Vocal Ensemble/Wolfgang Schafer.
  • Bellini, Vincenzo (arr. Payne, Geoffrey): Oboe Concerto in E flat. Geoffrey Payne, tpt. Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Gade, Niels W: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op. 20. Danish RSO/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16. Benno Moiseiwitsch, pno. Halle Orch/Leslie Howard.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.73. London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.

  • 12th October

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  • Holmes, Augusta Mary Anne: Overture for a Comedy. Rheinland-Pfalz PO/Samuel Friedman.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Onslow, Georges: Symphony No.3 in F minor. North West German Radio PO/Johannes Goritzki.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Nuits d'ete, Op.7. Veronique Gens, sop. Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire/John Axelrod.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Piano Concerto in C minor Op.12. Dag Achatz, pno. Lorraine PO/Jacques Houtmann.
  • Debussy, Claude: Nocturnes. Cleveland Orch, Cleveland Orch Chorus/Pierre Boulez.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Les Biches. Baden-Baden RSO/Marcello Viotti.

  • 11th October

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  • Suppe, Franz von: Overture, Light Cavalry. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Boyce, William: Solomon. Bronwen Mills, sop., Howard Crook, ten. Parley Of Instruments, Parley Of Instruments Choir/Roy Goodman.
  • Hummel, Johann: Piano Concerto No.2 in A Minor, Op.85. Stephen Hough, pno. English CO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Edwards, Ross: Chorale and Ecstatic Dance (Enyato 1). Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Oboe concerto in B Flat, Op.9/11. Heinz Holliger, oboe I Musici .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216. Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.