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20th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Easton: Overture to an Italianate Comedy. State Orch of Victoria/Brett Kelly.
  • Strauss F: Horn Concerto in C minor, Op.8. Barry Tuckwell, horn, London SO/Istvan Kertesz.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture, Op.21. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Incidental music. Arleen Auger, sop., Ann Murray, m-sop., Philharmonia Orch, Ambrosian Singers/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No.1, 'Midsummer Vigil', Op.19. Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Mahler: Ruckert Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Berlin PO/Karl Bohm.
  • Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op.32 "Gaelic". Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Sculthorpe: Hill-Song No.1. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Sculthorpe: Hill-Song No.2. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Albeniz (arr. Arbos): Iberia. West Australian SO/Jorge Mester.

  • 19th July

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  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Benjamin Grosvenor, pno., Royal Liverpool PO/James Judd.
  • Poulenc: Sinfonietta. Orchestre de Paris/Georges Pretre.
  • Delius: Florida Suite. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Strauss R: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Op.60. English CO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op.11/1. Detroit SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Sculthorpe: Rose Bay Quadrilles. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Ireland: A London Overture. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Scriabin: Waltz in A flat, Op.38. Benjamin Grosvenor, pno.

  • 18th July

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  • Soler: Concerto No.5 in A for Two Organs. Bernard Brauchli, Esteban Elizondo, orgs.
  • Bomtempo: Piano Concerto No.4 in D, Op.12. Nella Maissa, pno., Nuremberg SO/Klauspeter Seibel
  • Vianna da Motta: Symphony in A, "A Patria", Op.13. Hungarian State SO/Matyas Antal
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. BBC SO/Sir Andrew Davis
  • Smyth: Concerto for Violin, Horn & Orchestra. Sophie Langdon, vln., Richard Watkins, horn, BBC PO/Odaline de la Martinez
  • Bax: Harp Quintet. Mobius
  • Lambert: Pomona. State Orch of Victoria/John Lanchbery

  • 17th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Dvorak: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV180, Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness. Kurt Equiluz, ten., Paul Esswood, alto, Max van Egmond, bass, Jan Patrick O'Farrell, sop., Leonhardt Consort, Hanover Boys' Choir, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op.1. Domus.
  • Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air, Op.63.. Royal Liverpool PO/Grant Llewellyn.
  • Gliere: Harp Concerto in E flat, Op.74. Osian Ellis, harp, London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Koehne: Inflight Entertainment. Diana Doherty, oboe, Sydney SO/Takuo Yuasa.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor, Hob.I:80. Australian CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 16th July

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  • Krommer: Concerto for Two Clarinets in E Flat, Op.91. Kalman Berkes, cl., Tomoko Takashima, cl., Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Kalman Berkes.
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.5 in G, Op.55. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., London SO/Andre Previn.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 4 in F major, Z.793. Purcell Quartet.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 5 in A minor, Z.794. Purcell Quartet.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 6 in C major, Z.795. Purcell Quartet.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E minor, Z.796. Purcell Quartet.
  • Shostakovich (arr. Barshai): Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op.110a. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Hummel: Piano and violin concerto in G, Op.17. Alexander Trostiansky, vln., Polina Osetinskaya, pno., Russian PO/Gregory Rose.
  • Ravel: String Quartet in F. Hamer Quartet.

  • 13th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bach: Art of fugue, BWV1080, excerpts. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Hummel: Mass in E flat, Op. 80. Stephen Varcoe, bar., Ann Murray, m-sop., Susan Gritton, sop., James Gilchrist, ten., Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Carr-Boyd: Suite for Diana. Thoroughbass.
  • Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat, Romantic. Vienna PO/Karl Bohm.
  • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op.12. Joyce Yang, pno.

  • 12th July

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  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Paul Lewis, pno., BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - Jupiter. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony for strings No.11 in F. English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129. Truls Mork, vlc., French Radio PO/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Grieg: Ballade in G minor, Op. 24. Royal Scottish NO/Bjarte Engeset.
  • Carmichael: A Little Night Music. John Carmichael, pno., Roger Armstrong, fte.
  • Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 11th July

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  • Rossini: La Cenerentola: Overture. ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, "Turkish", K.219. Jennifer Pike, vln., BBC NO of Wales/Garry Walker
  • Mozart: Trio in E flat, "Kegelstatt", K.489. Janet Hilton, cl., Nobuko Imai, vla., Roger Vignoles (b. 11/7/1943), pno.
  • Dvorak: Gypsy Melodies, B.104, Op.55. Bernarda Fink, m-sop., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat, Op.6. Prague Philharmonia/Jakub Hrusa.
  • Novak: South Boheman Suite, Op.64. Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock
  • Martinu: Sinfonietta, "La Jolla". Marta Singerova, pno., Zilina State CO/Jan Valta
  • Nedbal: Scherzo capriccioso, Op.5. Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock

  • 10th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Berlioz: King Lear, Overture, Op.4. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Barber: Violin Concerto in G, Op.14. Dene Olding, vln., Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Vaughan Williams: Sacred and Secular Songs. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington.
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.44/1. Australian String Quartet.
  • Hummel: Piano Concerto No.3 in B Minor, Op.89. Stephen Hough, pno., English CO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Schubert (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Clementi: Symphony No. 4 in D. Philharmonia Orch/Claudio Scimone.

  • 9th July

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  • Mozart: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.9 in C, D944 - Great. Berlin PO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Op.8/1-4. Isaac Stern, vln., Jerusalem Music Centre CO/Isaac Stern.
  • Schumann: Piano quintet in E flat, Op.44. Artur Schnabel, pno., Pro Arte Quartet.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.11 in D minor. Australian String Quartet.