A variety of popular classics to brighten your lunchtime.

Monday: Debbie Nossbaum
Tuesday: Margot Blackwell
Wednesday: Andrew Hibbard
Thursday: Marjorie Hall
Friday: Sarah Barzel


7th August

Show Playlist
  • Suppe, Franz von: Overture, Tantalus's Torment. Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: The Firebird: Infernal dance. Sydney SO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: L'Africaine: O Paradis. Placido Domingo, ten. Florence May Festival Orch, Rome Opera House Orch/Zubin Mehta.
  • Norman, Monty: Dr No: The James Bond Theme. Unnamed Orch/John Barry.
  • Addinsell, Richard (arr. Lane, P): Parisienne - 1885. Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • Bricusse, Leslie: Jekyll & Hyde: This is the moment. Richard Thomas, ten.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.19. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno. Vienna PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Paganini, Nicolo: Caprice in A minor, Op.1/7. James Ehnes, vln.
  • Anderson, Leroy: Belle of the Ball. Melbourne SO/Paul Mann.
  • Mancini, Henry (arr. Farnon, Robert): Charade. Sarah Vaughan, voc. Studio Orch, Svend Saaby Danish Choir/Robert Farnon.
  • Gutmann, Wolfgang: Peace and Freedom. The Red Army Choir/General Viktor Eliseev.

  • 6th August

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  • Britten, Benjamin: The splendour falls from castle walls fr Serenade for tenor, horn & strings, Op.31. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Peter Pears, ten. London SO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Narita, Tamezo: Hamabe no uta. Daria Hovora, pno., Mischa Maisky, vlc.
  • Strozzi, Barbara: Che si puo fare (What can I do?). Jesus Fernandez Baena, theorbo, Raquel Andueza, sop.
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Gavotte. Tania Tamanian, pno., Yehuda Rabin, domra .
  • Litolff, Henry: Scherzo fr Concerto Symphonique No.5 in C minor, Op.123. Peter Donohoe, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Litton.
  • Koehne, Graeme: Selfish Giant - Garden Scene. Queensland PO/Stephen Barlow.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: If you give me your attention and P'raps if you address the lady fr Princess Ida. Peter Pratt, bar., Thomas Round ten., Fisher Morgan, bar.. D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, New SO/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Etude in A flat, Op.25/1. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24/4. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Nel giardin del bello. Elina Garanca, m-sop., Jennifer O'Loughlin, sop. Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado.
  • Caymmi, Dorival (arr. Powell, Baden): Das rosas. Baden Powell, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Suk, Josef: Burleska, Op.17/4. Ernest Lush, pno., Ruggiero Ricci, vln.
  • Coleman, Cy: Hey look me over & What takes my fancy fr Wildcat. Keith Andes, vocals, Lucille Ball, vocals, Studio Orch/John Morris.

  • 5th August

    Show Playlist
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Gondoliers Overture. New SO of London/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Orff, Carl: Carmina Burana: O Fortuna. Atlanta Boy Choir, Atlanta SO/Robert Shaw.
  • Ponchielli, Amilcare: La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours. National PO/Bruno Bartoletti.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto movement in D, BWV1045. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Bernhard Forck.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Non piu andrai. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3/2. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Kelly, Frederick Septimus: Serenade. Douglas Mackie, fte., Geoff Lierse, horn, Marshall McGuire, harp Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Dance of the Knights. Cleveland Orch/Lorin Maazel.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Trio sonata for 2 oboes in G minor, RV81. Cologne Camerata .

  • 4th August

    Show Playlist
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Nutcracker, Op.71. Mariinsky Theatre Chorus, Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: The Circus Princess: Two Fairy-Tale Eyes. Werner Krenn, ten. Vienna Folk Opera Orch/Anton Paulik.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: The Gypsy Princess, O jag dem Gluck nicht nach. Pilar Lorengar, sop. Vienna Opera Orch/Walter Weller.
  • Ivanovici, Ion (arr. Waldteufel, Emil): Waves of the Danube. Ladislav Stresnak, tpt. Slovak RSO/Jerome Cohen.
  • Morricone, Ennio (arr. Morley, Angela):Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme. Itzhak Perlman, vln. Pittsburgh SO/John Williams.
  • Lovland, Rolf (arr. Knight, Bradley): You raise me up. Mirusia, sop., Chris Fennessy, ten., Jason Barry-Smith, bar. Queensland Pops Orch, Voices of Birralee/Barrie Gott.
  • Paderewski, Ignacy Jan: Melody in G flat, Op.16/2. Stephen Hough, pno.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenlied, Op.41/1. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop. London SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Lloyd Webber, Andrew: All I ask of you/Phantom of the night. Tea Rose Duo .
  • Marinella. Tino Rossi, voc. Marcel Cariven Orch .
  • Fall, Leo: Madame Pompadour: Heut konnt einer sein Gluck bei mir machen. Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna State Opera Orch/Robert Stolz.
  • Strauss Jnr: One heart one mind polka-mazurka, Op.323. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.

  • 3rd August

    Show Playlist
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Yeomen of the Guard Overture. D'Oyly Carte Opera Orch/John Pryce-Jones.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Trio sonata for 2 oboes in G minor, RV81. Frances Eustace, bsn., Gail Hennessey, baroque oboe, John Toll, hpschd., Nigel North, archlute, Paul Goodwin, oboe .
  • Xian Xinghai: (arr. Various):Yellow River Piano Concerto: Ode to the Yellow River. Lang Lang, pno. China PO/ Long Yu.
  • Handel, George Frederic (arr. Grigoryan, E.): Organ Concerto in B flat, HWV294, 1st mvt. (arr. Guitar). Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.

  • 31st July

    Show Playlist
  • Kern, Jerome: Have a Heart - Overture. National PO/John McGlinn.
  • Catalani, Alfredo: Danza delle Ondine from Elda. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Shore, Howard: A Lord of the Rings Suite. James Galway, fte. London SO/Klauspeter Seibel.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, 'Fur Elise'. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano .
  • Kerkorral, Johannes: Halala Afrika. Johannes Kerkorrel, voc.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23. Martha Argerich, pno. Royal PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Delibes, Leo: Lakme: Bell song. Rita Streich, sop. German Opera Chorus, Berlin, German Opera Orch, Berlin/Reinhard Peters.
  • Williams, John: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Main Title. Prague PO/Paul Bateman.

  • 30th July

    Show Playlist
  • Strauss Snr: Sperl, Galop, Op.42. Johann Strauss Ensemble/Russell McGregor.
  • Gallardo del Rey, Jose Maria: Song of Love. Elina Garanca, m-sop., Jose Gallardo del Rey, gtr. Italian RSO/Karel Mark Chichon.
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin: 1st (Estudiantino) fr Concierto Serenata. Catherine Michel, harp Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea: O ruddier than the cherry. David Miller, pno., Nick Byrne, ophicleide .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Violin Sonata No.18 in G, K.301: Allegro. Augustin Dumay, vln., Maria Joao Pires, pno.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Robinson Crusoe: Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore. Alexander Oliver, ten., Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Sandra Browne, m-sop., Yvonne Kenny, sop. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Royal PO/Alun Francis.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Waltz in E flat, Op.18 "Grande Valse Brillante". Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Anonymous: Russian folk songs. Zurab Sotkilava, ten. Ostankino RTO/Nikolai Nekrasov.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42: Scherzo. Itamar Golan, pno., Maxim Vengerov, vln.
  • Whitwell, Sally: Winter Love. Sally Whitwell, pno. Acacia Quartet .
  • Flaherty, Stephen: Journey on fr Ragtime. Audra McDonald, voc., Brian Stokes Mitchell, voc., Jim Corti, voc., Judy Kaye, voc., Lynette Perry, voc., Marin Mazzie, voc., Mark Jacoby, vocals, Peter Friedman, voc., Steven Sutcliffe, voc., Tommy Hollis, voc. Studio Orch/David Loud.

  • 29th July

    Show Playlist
  • Cimarosa, Domenico: The Italian Girl in London, Overture. Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon.
  • Bairstow, Sir Edward: Anthem: Let all mortal flesh keep silence. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Paganini, Nicolo (arr. Primrose, William): La campanella. Robert Koenig, pno., Roberto Diaz, vla.
  • Strauss R: Salome, Op.54: Dance of the Seven Veils. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Semele - Where'er you walk. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, John Fisher, hpschd. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Litolff, Charles Henry: Concerto Symphonique No.4 in D minor, Op. 102, scherzo. Isador Goodman, pno. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Debussy, Claude: Beau Soir. Humbert Lucarelli, oboe, Susan Jolles, harp .
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Wild Swans Suite, excerpts. Jane Sheldon, sop. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 3rd mvt.. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln. New York PO/Kurt Masur.

  • 28th July

    Show Playlist
  • Herold, Ferdinand (arr. Lanchbery, John): La Fille mal gardee. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/John Lanchbery.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Rusalka. Anne-Marie Owens, m-sop., Barry Ryan, bar., Bruce Martin, bass, Cheryl Barker, sop., Dominica Matthews, m-sop., Elizabeth Whitehouse, sop., Rosario La Spina, ten., Sarah Crane, sop., Sian Pendry, sop., Taryn Fiebig, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Opera Australia Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: Carousel waltz. New York PO/Richard Rodgers.
  • Novello, Ivor: King's Rhapsody: A Violin began to play. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop. Chandos Concert Orch/Stuart Barry.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66 - Waltz. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe (arr. Liszt, Franz): Concert paraphrase from Rigoletto. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: The Moldau. Ivan Rebroff, bass .
  • Satie, Erik (arr. Maguire, Marshall): Gymnopedie No.2. Marshall McGuire, harp, Riley Lee, shakuhachi .
  • Lenoir, Jean: Speak to me of love. Lucienne Boyer, voc. Unnamed Ensemble .
  • Lehar, Franz: Fata morgana. Berlin RSO/Michail Jurowski.
  • Strauss Jnr: Neuhauser-Polka, Op.137. Polish State PO/Oliver Dohnanyi.

  • 27th July

    Show Playlist
  • Strauss Jnr: Overture: Prince Methuselah. Vienna PO/Willi Boskovsky.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (arr. Grigoryan, E.): Arioso from Cantata No.156. Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Slava Grigoryan, gtr.
  • Serly, Tibor: Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra. Lawrence Power, vla. Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.
  • Gaubert, Philippe (arr. Sowoski, J): Madrigal. John Sawoski, pno., Peter Sheridan, fte.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Kevin Hunt, pno., Simon Tedeschi, pno.


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