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22nd February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Brumby: Clarinet Concerto. Paul Dean, cl., Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op 47. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.4 in C, Op.102/1. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Dvorak: Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op.55/4. Anna Netrebko, sop., Prague Philharmonia/Emmanuel Villaume.

  • 21st February

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  • Wagner R: Tannhauser: Hor an, Wolfram! Hor an! - Inbrunst im Herzen. Placido Domingo, ten., Philharmonia Orch/Giuseppe Sinopoli.
  • Wagner R: Lohengrin: In fernem Land. Placido Domingo, ten., Hans Sotin, bass, Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Morgenlich leuchtend. Placido Domingo, ten., Peter Maus, ten., Roberto Banuelas, bar., Gerd Feldhoff, bass, Peter Lagger, bass, Catarina Ligendza, sop., German Opera Orch, Berlin, German Opera Chorus, Berlin/Eugen Jochum.
  • Hyde: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Sharp minor. Miriam Hyde, pno., West Australian SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70, B141. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Brahms: Serenade No.1 in D, Op.11. La Scala PO/Riccardo Muti.
  • Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Delius: A Song before Sunrise. Royal PO/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Beethoven: Coriolan, Op.62: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Schubert: Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774. Elly Ameling, sop., Rudolf Jansen, pno.

  • 20th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Sullivan: Di Ballo Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Lachner: Septet in E flat. Ensemble Villa Musica.
  • Quilter: Love's Philosophy and other songs. Benjamin Luxon, bar., David Willison, pno.
  • Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in D, Op.3/I. Qian Zhou, vln., Toronto Camerata/Kevin Mallon.
  • Liszt: Piano concerto No.1 in E flat, S.124. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., Swiss Romande Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op.10/1. Stephen Kovacevich, pno.
  • Barber (arr. Tognetti): Adagio for strings, Op.11a. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.11. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

  • 19th February

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  • Gamley: Overture on Colonial Themes. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender (b. 19/2/1947).
  • Dvorak: Romantic Pieces, B.150, Op.75. Gil Shaham (b. 19/2/1971), vln., Orli Shaham, pno.
  • Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.14. Gil Shaham, vln., London SO/Lawrence Foster.
  • Dvorak: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, "Dumky", B.166, Op.90. Peter Frankl, pno., Gyorgy Pauk, vln., Ralph Kirschbaum, vlc.
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Emil Gilels, pno., Berlin PO/Eugen Jochum.
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos.1,3 & 5. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.

  • 18th February

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  • Dvorak: The Water Goblin, Op.107, B195. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op.60 - Leningrad. St Petersburg PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Rameau: Acante et Cephise. Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Bruggen.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Maurizio Pollini, pno., Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Praetorius (arr. Koch): Four Dances from Terpsichore. Saffire.

  • 15th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Overture. London SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Strauss R: Oboe Concerto in D. Lothar Koch, oboe, Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Dvorak: Stabat Mater, Op.58, B.71. Fiona Campbell, contr., Lisa Harper-Brown, sop., Aldo di Toro, ten., Harry Peeters, bass, Prague CO, Intervarsity Festival Chorus/Graham Abbott.
  • d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Duncan Gifford, pno., Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Koehne: Nearly Beloved - Three Extracts. Robert Ingram, vln., Gordon Bennett, vln., Barbara Woolley, vlc., Max Lambert, pno., Andrea Ulrich, vla.

  • 14th February

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  • Dvorak: Piano Concerto in G minor, Op.33, B63. Stephen Hough, pno., City of Birmingham SO/Andris Nelsons.
  • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op.60. Cincinnati SO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299. Karlheinz Zoeller, fte., Nicanor Zabaleta, harp, Berlin PO/Ernst Marzendorfer.
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98. Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Saint-Saens (arr. Tognetti): Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28. Richard Tognetti, vln., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Schumann C: Three Romances, Op.11. Yoshiko Iwai, pno.
  • Koehne: The Persistence of Memory. David Nuttall, oboe, Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.

  • 13th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Serenade for Strings in E, B.52. London CO/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Boyce: Symphony No.7 in B flat, Op.2/7. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, 'Pathetique'. Hoang Pham, pno.
  • Rubinstein: Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op.65. Werner Thomas, vlc., Bamberg SO/Yuri Ahronovitch.
  • Crusell: Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E flat, Op. 2. Thea King, cl., Members of Allegri String Quartet.
  • Benjamin: Ballade for String Orchestra. Queensland SO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Mozart: Adagio in E, K261. Nicola Benedetti, vln., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Nicola Benedetti.
  • Spohr: Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.49. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.

  • 12th February

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  • Heinichen: Concerto grosso in G, Seibel 215. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E Flat, "Jeunehomme", K.271. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Philharmonia Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Beethoven: Septet in E flat, Op.20. Nash Ensemble.
  • Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, B.191, Op.104. Raphael Wallfisch, vlc., London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Berlioz: Tristia, Op.18. Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Gounod: Petite symphonie for winds. Saint Paul CO/Christopher Hogwood.

  • 11th February

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  • Offenbach (arr. Dorati): La Vie Parisienne: Overture on Themes. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Wagner R: Parsifal, excerpts. Peter Hofmann, ten., Kurt Moll, bass, Victor von Halem, bass, Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Dunja Vejzovic, m-sop., Berlin PO, German Opera Chorus, Berlin/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Max Bruch Piano Quintet in G minor Goldner String Quartet Piers Lane piano
  • Brumby: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op.102. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Antonio Meneses, vlc., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.