A variety of popular classics to brighten your lunchtime.


11th December

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  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Francs-juges Overture, Op.3. London SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Rodgers, Richard: The King and I: Shall we dance?. Gertrude Lawrence, voc., Yul Brynner, voc. Unnamed Orch/Frederick Dvonch.
  • Lumbye, Hans Christian: Britta Polka. Danish RSO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Coates, Eric: Idyll: Summer Afternoon. London PO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Wesley, Charles: Prelude and Fugue in A minor. Michael Dudman, org.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest'ora bruna. Renee Fleming, sop. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Vine, Carl: Love me Sweet. David Stanhope, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: (arr. Parlow):Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D. Vienna PO/Fritz Reiner.
  • Davis, Carl: Pride and Prejudice -Theme. Valentina Lisitsa, pno. BBC Concert Orch/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio (arr. Williams, John (Aus.)): Violin Concerto in A minor, RV356, Op.3/6. John Williams, gtr. Franz Liszt CO/Janos Rolla.

  • 10th December

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  • Grieg, Edvard: Peer Gynt: Morning Mood. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Lehar, Franz: Giuditta, excerpts. Alain Vanzo, ten., Anita Ammersfeld, sop. French Radio NO, Radio France Chorus/Adolphe Sibert.
  • Binge, Ronald: Venetian Carnival. Slovak RSO/Ernest Tomlinson.
  • Fall, Leo: Die Kaiserin: Du mein Schonbrunn. Lucia Popp, sop. Graunke SO/Charles Wildmann.
  • Moszkowski, Moritz: Spanish Dances, Op.12. London SO/Ataulfo Argenta.
  • Glazunov, Alexander: Grande Valse de Concert in E flat major, Op.41. Tatjana Franova, pno.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix. James Galway, fte. London SO/Klauspeter Seibel.
  • Bixio, Cesare Andrea: Mariu: Parlami d'amore. Joseph Calleja, ten. BBC Concert Orch/Steven Mercurio.
  • Avoir Un Bon Copain. Henri Garat, voc.
  • Strauss Josef: Fantasiebilder Waltz, Op.151. Budapest Strauss SO/Alfred Walter.

  • 9th December

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  • Purcell, Henry: The Fairy Queen, Z629: Act IV, excerpts. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Edwards, Ross: Piano Concerto. Dennis Hennig, pno. Queensland SO/Myer Fredman. 1st movement
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: The Little Green Road to Fairyland. Katie Noonan, voc. Camerata Australia . Butterfly and the Little Green Road
  • Gordon, Mack: You Make Me Feel So Young. Boston Pops/John Williams.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio (arr. Koopman, Ton):Juditha Triumphans, RV644: Noli O Cara Te Adorantis. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Autumn, Op.35/2. John Ogdon, pno.
  • Tallis, Thomas (arr. Robson, Andrew): Ordinal. Andrew Robson, sax., James Greening, tbn., Sandy Evans, sax., Steve Elphick, db.
  • Handel, George Frederic (arr. Amer, Glenn):Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga. Anthea Cottee, vlc., Joanna Tondys, hpschd. The Seven Sopranos .
  • Schumann, Robert: Piano quintet in E flat, Op.44. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno. Artemis Quartet . 3rd movement Scherzo
  • Piazzolla, Astor: Histoire du Tango. Friedemann Eichhorn, vln., Thomas Muller-Pering, gtr. Nightclub 1960

  • 6th December

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  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly. Gillian Knight, sop., Ingvar Wixell, bar., Placido Domingo, ten., Renata Scotto, sop. Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Lorin Maazel.
  • Monti, Vittorio: Czardas. Bernadette Conlon, accordion .
  • Jarre, Maurice (arr. Desplat, Alexandre):A Passage to India: Adela's Theme. Traffic Quintet .
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin: Concierto Andaluz. Angel Romero, gtr., Celedonio Romero, gtr., Celin Romero, gtr., Pepe Romero, gtr. San Antonio SO/Victor Alessandro.
  • Debussy, Claude (arr. Renie, Henriette): Arabesque. Elinor Bennett, harp .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Andante from Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV1058. Andras Schiff, pno. CO of Europe/Andras Schiff.
  • Schifrin, Lalo: The Cat. Jimmy Smith, org. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Rodgers, Richard: A Connecticut Yankee: To Keep My Love Alive. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop London SO/John McGlinn.
  • Strauss Jnr: A bagatelle polka-mazurka, Op.187. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Wood, Haydn: A Brown Bird Singing. Slovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.

  • 5th December

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  • Chapi, Ruperto: La Bruja: Jota. Jose Carreras, ten. English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Anonymous: 1st movt fr Sonata 'Chiquitana' No.IV, AMCh264 (So18). James Johnstone, org. Arakaendar Bolivia Choir, Florilegium/Ashley Solomon.
  • Nieto, Luis Enrique (arr. Fernando, Leon R): Valle del Cauca. Craig Ogden, gtr.
  • Guastavino, Carlos: The Dove Was Mistaken. Ernesto Bitetti, gtr., Jose Cura, ten. Unnamed Ensemble/Jose Cura.
  • Golijov, Osvaldo: Doina fr Lullaby and Doina. Mark Dresser, db., Tara Helen O'Conner, fte., Todd Palmer, cl. St Lawrence String Quartet .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Quintet in C minor, Op.104: Andante cantabile con variazione. Brett Dean, vla. Australian String Quartet .
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Where corals lie fr Sea Pictures, Op.37. Yvonne Minton, m-sop. London PO/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Hannan, Michael: Homage to Chopin. Yvonne Lau, pno.
  • Lehar, Franz: Duet Basil-Juliette (Rutzi-Putzig) fr Count of Luxembourg. Dominique Tirmont, bar., Lina Dachary, sop., French Radio NO, Radio France Chorus/Adolphe Sibert.
  • Novak, Vitezslav: Children's Scene fr Slovak Suite, Op. 32. Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Romberg A: 2nd movt fr Clarinet Quintet in E flat, Op.57. Thea King, cl. Britten String Quartet .
  • Berlin, Irving: Call Me Madam: The Hostess with the Mostes'. Tyne Daly, voc./Rob Fisher.
  • Berlin, Irving: Call Me Madam: It's a Lovely Day. Lewis Cleale, vocals, Melissa Errico, vocals/Rob Fisher.

  • 4th December

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Ruy Blas, Op.95, overture. Paris Orchl Ensemble/John Nelson.
  • Tallis, Thomas: Sancte Deus. Tallis Scholars .
  • Martinu, Bohuslav: last movement from Double concerto for two string orchestras, piano & timpani. Jan Bouse, timp., Josef Ruzicka, pno. Prague Radio Symphony/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Rodgers, Richard: Flower Drum Song: Sunday. Larry Blyden, voc., Pat Suzuki, voc./Salvatore Dell'Isola.
  • Minkus, Leon (arr. March, Peter): Don Quixote - Pas de Deux. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Chopin, Frederick (arr. Loussier, Jaques): Nocturne in B flat minor, Op.9/1. Jacques Loussier, pno.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio :lastmovement from Cello concerto in D minor, RV406. Raphael Wallfisch, vlc. City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Kraemer.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Damnation of Faust, Op.24: D'amour l'ardente flamme. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Mompou, Federico: Musica callada, Volume 1. Jordi Maso, pno.

  • 3rd December

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  • Offenbach, Jacques: Fortunio's Song: Overture. RTL SO/Jean-Pierre Wallez.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Lied (Romance) in F minor. John Lenehan, pno., Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Quale occhio al mondo. Mirella Freni, sop., Placido Domingo, ten. Philharmonia Orch/Giuseppe Sinopoli.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Jascha Silberstein, vlc., Marie Goossens, harp .
  • Morricone, Ennio: I knew I loved you. Hayley Westenra, sop. Studio Orch/Ennio Morricone.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ave verum, K618. Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney SO/Antony Walker.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: The Gypsy Princess: I would love to dance. Angelika Kirchschlager, sop., Simon Keenlyside, bar. Lower Austria Tonkunstler Orch/Alfred Eschwe.
  • Paderewski, Ignacy Jan: Melody in G flat, Op.16/2. Stephen Hough, pno.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041, 1st. movement. Yehudi Menuhin, vln. Bath Festival Orch/Yehudi Menuhin.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: La belle Helene: Au mont Ida trois deesses. Joseph Calleja, ten. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Bizet, Georges: L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. Ulster Orch/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Un violon dans la nuit. Tino Rossi, voc. Marcel Cariven Orch .
  • Strauss Jnr: Do you know me? Waltz, Op.381. CSSR State PO/Oliver Dohnanyi.

  • 2nd December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (arr. Chindamo, Joe ): Goldberg Variations, BWV988. Joe Chindamo, pno., Zoe Black, vln.
  • Marais, Marin (arr. Sarkova, Emily-Rose):Pieces de viole, 4th book: Suite in E minor. The Marais Project .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19. Maria Joao Pires, pno. London SO/Bernard Haitink.
  • Kamandin: Song of the Nightingale. Louise Johnson, harp, Stephen Lalor, mndln.
  • Granados, Enrique (arr. Fagan, Matthew):Danzas Espanolas: Oriental, Op.37/2. Matthew Fagan, gtr.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109. Steven Osborne, pno. 1st & 2nd movements
  • Kraus, Joseph Martin: Sinfonia buffa, VB 129. Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist. 1st movement
  • Brahms, Johannes (arr. Joachim, Joseph): Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F sharp minor. Amy Dickson, sax., Daniel de Borah, pno.
  • Chambonnieres, Jacques de: Suite in F. Francoise Lengelle, hpschd. Courante, Sarabande, Autre Brusque
  • Traditional: Frailach. Barleyshakes .

  • 29th November

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  • Schubert, Franz: Overture In B flat, D.470. Prague Sinfonia/Christian Benda.
  • Brumby, Colin: Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings. Rachel Tolmie, cor ang. Concertante Ensemble/Christopher Beaman.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: Come gypsy, from Countess Mariza. Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna State Opera Orch/Robert Stolz.
  • Legrand, Michel (arr. Tsygutkin, Michail): Windmills of Your Mind. Berlin Philharmonic Cellists .
  • Morricone, Ennio (arr. O'Boyle, Sean):Cinema Paradiso: Theme. David Hobson, ten. Cantillation, Sinfonia Australis/Guy Noble.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Berlin, Irving (arr. Roberts, Stephen): Alexander's Ragtime Band. Fine Arts Brass Ensemble .
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Mazurka, Op.10/1. English SO/William Boughton.
  • Strauss Jnr: Accelerations Waltz, Op. 234. Vienna PO/Lorin Maazel.
  • Strauss Jnr: Perpetuum mobile, Op.257. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 28th November

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  • Rubinstein, Anton (arr. Sitsky, Larry): Waltz caprice fr Suite for wind quintet. Canberra Wind Soloists .
  • Straus O: Trois Valses: La Valse Du Destin (Destiny Waltz). Mady Mesple, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Finale (Allegro animato) fr Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13. Augustin Dumay, vln., Maria Joao Pires, pno.
  • Dreyschock, Alexander: Finale fr Piano Concerto in D minor, Op.137. Piers Lane, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Niklas Willen.
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Ileana Cotrubas, sop, Gurzenich-Orchester/Sir John Pritchard.
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel: Witch's Aria. Tasmanian SO/Andrew Greene.
  • Power, Teobaldo: Barcarola. Patrick Cohen, pno.
  • Giordani, Tommaso: Caro Mio Ben. Alfredo Kraus, ten., Jose Tordesillas, pno.
  • Ries, Ferdinand: Finale Octet in F minor, Op.128. Consortium Classicum .
  • Matteis, Nicolas (arr. Holman, Peter): Divisions on a ground in D minor for 3 violins, bass viol, violone & hpschd.. Parley Of Instruments/Roy Goodman.
  • Drdla, Franz (arr. Dickson, Amy): Souvenir. Amy Dickson, sax., Catherine Milledge, pno.
  • Wallace, Oliver & Harline, Leigh (arr. Carmody, Philip): Pink Elephants & When you wish upon a star. National Boys' Choir of Australia, QC Ensemble/Peter Casey.


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