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16th November

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Gamley: Overture on Colonial Themes. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Davies: The Mennonite Piano Concerto. Irmgard Baerg, pno., London SO/Boris Brott.
  • Gould: So you want to write a Fugue, for four voices and string quartet. Elizabeth Benson-Guy, sop., Anita Darian, m-sop., Charles Bressler, ten., Donald Gramm, bass, Juilliard String Quartet/Vladimir Golschmann.
  • Lilburn: A song of islands. New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.10 in E. Dominion Quartet.
  • Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35. Nicola Benedetti, vln., Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits.
  • Grainger: Colonial Song. Sydney SO/John Hopkins.
  • Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba. RTE Concert Orch/Ernest Tomlinson.

  • 15th November

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  • Bach CPE: Flute concerto in A minor, Wq.166. Patrick Gallois, fte., Toronto Camerata/Kevin Mallon.
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74, 'Pathetique'. Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Debussy: La Mer. Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Kalkbrenner: Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op.85. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Glazunov: The Sea, Op.28. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat, Hob.VIIe:1. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Sculthorpe: Harbour Dreaming (Between Five Bells). Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.

  • 14th November

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Haydn: Mass in B flat, "Harmony", Hob.XXll:14. Lynda Russell, sop., Catherine Wyn-Rogers, contr., William Kendall, ten., Michael George, bass, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Brandenburg Orch,/David Hill.
  • Elgar: The Wand of Youth Suite No.1, Op.1a. New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E Flat, Op.12. Juilliard String Quartet.
  • Palmgren: Piano Concerto No.2, "The River", Op.33. Juhani Lagerspetz, pno., Turku PO/Jacques Mercier.
  • Mozart (arr. Rutter): Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314. Jane Rutter, fte., Sydney Bach Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60. Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.

  • 13th November

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  • Albinoni: Concerto for two Oboes in F, Op.9/3. Stefan Schilli, Giovanni Deangeli, oboes, Stuttgart CO/Nicol Matt.
  • Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat, K364. Iona Brown, vln., Josef Suk, vla., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49. Seraphim Trio.
  • Liszt: Hungaria, S103. Budapest SO/Arpad Joo.
  • Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs. Michael Leighton Jones, bar., Trinity College Choir, Melbourne, Jonathan Bradley, pno., Tinalley String Quartet/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Lovelock: Trumpet Concerto in C. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C. French NO/Seiji Ozawa.

  • 12th November

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  • Mozart: Overture - Don Giovanni. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Orff: Carmina Burana. John Aler, ten., Thomas Hampson, bar., Edita Gruberova, sop., Berlin PO, Berlin Cathedral Boys Choir, Shin-Yu Kai Choir/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956, Op.163. Julian Smiles, vlc., Michele Walsh, vln., Alexander Ivashkin, vlc., Theodore Kuchar, vla., Mark Lubotsky, vln.
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Mozart: Serenade in G, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K525. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 9th November

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  • Linley: Violin Concerto in F. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Malcolm Martineau, pno.
  • Bantock: Pagan Symphony. Royal PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Purcell: Abdelazar: Suite. Purcell Quartet.
  • Grainger: In a Nutshell, Suite. Adelaide SO/John Hopkins.

  • 8th November

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  • Bax: Cello concerto. Raphael Wallfisch, vlc., London PO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B Flat, D485. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Khachaturian: Spartacus - Ballet Suite No.1. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19. Paul Lewis, pno., BBC SO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Grainger: Danish Folk Music Suite. Penelope Thwaites, pno.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.6/2. Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D, K.136. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Grieg (arr. Wallfisch): Last spring, Op.34/2. Raphael Wallfisch, vlc., London PO/Vernon Handley.

  • 7th November

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  • Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in F minor, Op. 113. Thea King, cl., Georgina Dobree, basset-horn, London SO/Alun Francis.
  • Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in D minor, Op.114. Thea King, cl., Georgina Dobree, basset-horn, London SO/Alun Francis.
  • Scharwenka: Piano Quartet in F, Op.37. Ivo-Jan van der Werff, vla., Seta Tanyel, pno., Levon Chilingirian, vln., Garbis Atmacayan, vlc.
  • Schubert: Mass No.4 in C, D452. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Jan de Gaetani, m-sop., Phyllis Bryn-Julson, sop., Malcolm King, bass, London Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta Chorus/David Atherton.
  • Sterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No.5 in F minor. Malcolm Binns, pno., Philharmonia Orch/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Mills: Tenebrae. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.

  • 6th November

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  • Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No.2, 'Uppsala Rhapsody', Op.24. Stockholm PO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Duncan Gifford, pno., Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Austin-Phillips: The "Melbourne" Symphony. Melbourne Youth Orch/Paul Fitzsimon.
  • Ibert: Escales. Lamoureux Concerts Orch/Yutaka Sado.
  • Beach: Suite for Two Pianos on Irish Melodies, Op.104. Virginia Eskin, Kathleen Supove, pnos.
  • Gottschalk: Symphony No.1, "A Night in the Tropics". Hot Springs Festival SO/Richard Rosenberg.
  • Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35. Einar Steen-Nokleberg, pno.
  • Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta.

  • 5th November

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  • Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370. Eve Newsome, oboe, Southbank Players.
  • Stravinsky: Persephone. Stuart Neill, ten., Stephanie Cossaret, narrator, San Francisco SO, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Girls' Chorus, Ragazzi, Peninsula Boys Chorus/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Dreyfus: German Teddy Symphony for Mandolin Orch. Mandolin Orch/Fred Witt.
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20, excerpts. ROHO/Ernest Ansermet.