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A variety of popular classics to brighten your lunchtime.

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23rd February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Arriaga: Overture to The Happy Slaves. Algarve Orch/Alvaro Cassuto.
  • Chopin (arr. Douglas): Les Sylphides. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Elgar: Harmony Music No.1. Athena Ensemble.
  • Weber: Clarinet quintet in B flat, Op.34. James Campbell, cl., Orford string quartet.
  • Lehar: Paganini: Girls Were Made To Love and Kiss. Duncan Riddell, vln., Piotr Beczala, ten., Royal PO/Lukasz Borowicz.
  • Rachmaninov: Prelude in C sharp minor, Op.3/2. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, 1951. Goran Sollscher, gtr., Orpheus CO.
  • Legrand: After the Rain. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop., London Studio Orch/Michel Legrand.
  • Mussorgsky: A Tear-Drop. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Addinsell (arr. Gamley): The Prince and the Showgirl, excerpts. BBC Concert Orch/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • Loewe: Camelot: How to Handle a Woman. Brent Barrett, voc., Ross Patterson Little Big Band/Ross Patterson.

  • 22nd February

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  • Nico Dostal: Clivia: At Manzanares. Monique Brynnel, sop., Jon Weaving, ten., Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Wolf: Italian Serenade in G. Melbourne String Quartet.
  • Kats-Chernin: Re-invention No.6 (based on Invention No.10 in G by J.S.Bach). Genevieve Lacey, rec., Flinders Quartet.
  • Anonymous: Folia: Rodrigo Martinez. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Michael Behringer, org., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.
  • Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D, RV93: Largo. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Flinders Quartet.
  • Gade: Scherzo fr Octet in F, Op. 17. Hans Nygaard, vlc., Anne Egendal, vln., Per Lund Madsen, vln., Sune Ranmo, vla., Kontra Quartet.
  • Charles Edward Horn: Cherry Ripe. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op.87: Galop. Mikhail Pletnev, pno., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Bernstein: West Side Story: Quintet. Russ Tamblyn, voc., Rita Moreno, voc., George Chakiris, voc., Marni Nixon, sop., Jimmy Bryant, voc., Unnamed Orch, Chorus/John Green.
  • Ilinsky: The Butterfly. Seunghee Lee, cl., Evan Solomon, pno.
  • Kabalevsky (arr. Robert Russell Bennett): Overture to Colas Breugnon. Foden's Band/Michael Fowles.
  • Bruch: Andante sostenuto fr Scottish Fantasy, Op.46. Nicola Benedetti, vln., BBC Scottish SO/Rory MacDonald.
  • Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict: Vous soupirez, Madame?...Nuit paisible et sereine. April Cantelo, sop., Helen Watts, contr., London SO/Sir Colin Davis.

  • 21st February

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  • Strauss Jnr: overture from A Night in Venice. Hermann Prey, bar., Nicolai Gedda, ten., Rita Streich, sop., Anneliese Rothenberger, sop., Gisela Litz, contr., Cesare Curzi, ten., Bavarian Radio Chorus, Graunke SO/Franz Allers.
  • Sweelinck: Esce Mars, SwWV321/N3. Robert Woolley, hpschd.
  • Lehar:from The Merry Widow. Barbara Bonney, sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Bo Skovhus, bar., Cheryl Studer, sop., Vienna PO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Shostakovich: last movement from Piano Concerto No.2 in F, Op.102. Cristina Ortiz, pno., Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Martucci: Colore Orientale, Op.44/3. Philharmonia Orch/Francesco d'Avalos.
  • Gershwin (arr. Heifetz): Porgy and Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Andre Previn, pno.
  • Part: Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4. Alexander Melnikov, pno.
  • Chopin: Les Sylphides. National PO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 20th February

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  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20. Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Traditional: The rose of Tralee. John McCormack, ten., Frank Patterson, ten.
  • Bach (arr. Conolan): Air on a G string from Suite No.3, BWV1068. State Orch of Victoria/Brian Stacey.
  • Anonymous: The Troika. Glinka Choir, Leningrad/Vladislav Tchernushenko.
  • Glazunov: Meditation, Op.32. London Salon Ensemble.
  • Gardel: Melodia de arrabal. Marcelo Alvarez, ten., Instrumental Ensemble.
  • Dvorak (arr. Kreisler): Songs My Mother Taught Me. Robert John, vln., Stephen McIntyre, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Waltz, arr. Two pianos. Anthony Paratore, pno., Joseph Paratore, pno.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko: Chant Hindou. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc., Catrin Finch, harp.
  • Coward: Bitter Sweet: I'll see you again. June Bronhill, sop., James Hawthorne, bar., Brian Fahey Orch/Brian Fahey.
  • Oberfeld: La Femme Est Faite Pour L'Homme. Arletty, voc.
  • Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op.56 - three orchestral pieces. BBC Scottish SO/Jerzy Maksymiuk.

  • 19th February

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  • Verdi: Alzira: Sinfonia. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Telemann: Recorder Suite in A minor. Jiri Stivin, rec., Capella Istropolitana/Richard Edlinger. Air a lÍalienne
  • Bottesini: Concerto No.2. Joel Quarrington, db., Andrew Burashko, pno. 3rd. Movement
  • Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes from the Ballet. Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta. Buckaroo Holiday
  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in A, Op.6/11. Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players. 5th movement Allegro
  • Agnew: Prelude No.2. Larry Sitsky, pno.
  • Agnew: Prelude No.3, 'The wind'. Larry Sitsky, pno.
  • Rameau: Les Boreades, suite and dances. Capella Savaria/Mary Terey-Smith. Gavotte pour les Fleures et les Zephirs
  • Haydn: String Quartet in G, Hob.III:4, Op.1/4. Kodaly Quartet. Finale (5th movement)
  • Lanchbery: Sentimental Bloke. State Orch of Victoria/John Lanchbery. The Melbourne Cup
  • Rodgers: The King and I. Yul Brynner, voc., Marni Nixon, sop., Unnamed Orch/Alfred Newman. Shall we Dance?

  • 16th February

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Purcell: Overture - The Fairy Queen in D. Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Ronald Thomas.
  • Shostakovich: Age of Gold- Suite, Op.22a: 2nd mvt - Adagio. New Zealand SO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Johnson: A lot of looking to do. Coco's Lunch.
  • Liadov: A Musical Snuffbox, Op.32. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Cielo e mar. Jonas Kaufmann, ten., St Cecilia Academy Orch/Antonio Pappano.
  • Addinsell: Piano Concerto, The Smokey Mountains. Philip Martin, pno., BBC Concert Orch/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • Wilby: A Breathless Alleluia. Philip Wilby, org., Black Dyke Band/Nicholas J. Childs.
  • Maciel: A Pedra do Reino. Quinteto da Paraiba.
  • Rodgers: A Little Birdie Told Me. Nancy Anderson, voc., Ross Patterson Little Big Band.
  • Bach (arr. Loussier): Prelude No.1 in C from BWV846. Jacques Loussier, pno., Pierre Michelot, db., Christian Garros, perc.

  • 15th February

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  • Arlen: The Eagle and Me. Barbara Cook, voc., Wally Harper, pno.
  • Auric: Moulin Rouge. Mantovani Orch/ Mantovani.
  • Hyde: Sea Shell Fantasy - Flute and Piano. Sydney Chamber Players.
  • Korngold: Opening (Moderato nobile) fr Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35. Jascha Heifetz, vln., Los Angeles PO/Alfred Wallenstein.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Roger Desormiere): Excerpt fr The Beautiful Danube (Ballet suite). National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa: lullaby. Jennifer McGregor, sop., West Australian SO/Gerald Krug.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.19 in G minor, Op.49/1. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Nie werd' ich deine Huld verkennen. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Erica Koth, sop., Lotte Schadle, sop., Kurt Bohme, bass, Friedrich Lenz, ten., Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Bavarian State Opera Orch/Eugen Jochum.
  • Susi Evans: Shiksa Terkisher - Tants! London Klezmer Quartet.
  • Brahms: Scherzo: Presto fr Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87. Sutherland Trio.
  • JS Bach (Dame Myra Hess): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring fr Paradise Road - Song of Survival. Malle Babbe Women's Choir, Tall Poppies Orch/David Stanhope.

  • 14th February

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  • Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor, overture. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Beethoven: I Love You Dear. Oscar Natzke, bass.
  • Schubert: Night, D983c. Robert Shaw Chamber Singers/Robert Shaw.
  • Beethoven (arr. Muller-Schott): Romance No.1 in G, Op.40. Daniel Muller-Schott, vlc., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Brumby: Once I Loved a Maiden Fair. The Birralee Blokes/Paul Holley.
  • Decimal Currency Song
  • Strauss Jnr: Lovers are fond of teasing, Op.399. CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Gershwin (arr. Jeanneau): Embraceable You. Katia Labeque, Marielle Labeque, pno.
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - O Isis and Osiris. Kurt Moll, bass, Vienna PO, Vienna State Concert Society Choir/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Purcell: Nymphs and Shepherds. Manchester Children's Choir.
  • Traditional (arr. Newton): Charlie is my Darling/Skye Boat Song. Unnamed Orch, Luton Girls Choir/Philip Green.
  • Handel: Semele - Where'er you walk. Kenneth McKellar, ten., ROHO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Strauss Jnr: Champagne Polka, Op.211. CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Bach: Sheep may safely graze, from Cantata 208. Sara Macliver, sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.

  • 13th February

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  • Offenbach: Fortunio's Song: Overture. RTL SO/Jean-Pierre Wallez.
  • Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op.37. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., London SO/Sir John Barbirolli.
  • Mozart: Flute Concerto No.2 in D, K314. William Bennett, fte., English CO/George Malcolm.
  • Kalman: The Little Dutch Girl: O Thou Lovely Time. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Chandos Concert Orch/Stuart Barry.
  • Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E, Op.22, B.52. Orch 21/Caroline Henbest.
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72/2, B147. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Grieg: Lyric Pieces - Book 4, Op. 47. Einar Steen-Nokleberg, pno.
  • Schubert: Serenade, D957/4. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Hubert Giesen, pno.
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 - Excerpts. New York PO/Dimitri Mitropoulos.
  • Lehar: Friederike, excerpts. Lina Dachary, sop., Aime Doniet, bar., Radio France Chorus, French Radio NO/Adolphe Sibert.
  • Scotto: La Petite Tonkinoise. Josephine Baker, voc.
  • Strauss Jnr: Zeitgeister, Op.25. Polish State PO/Oliver Dohnanyi.

  • 12th February

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  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV1049. Orch of the Antipodes/Anna McDonald. 1st movement
  • Nino Rota: Concerto for strings. I Musici. 2nd movement Scherzo
  • Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94. Larry Sitsky, pno., David Nuttall, oboe. No 2
  • Frode Thingnaes: The Clown. Ole Edvard Antonsen, cornet, Oslo Concert Band/Jan Eriksen.
  • Rachmaninov: Elegy, Op.3/1. Alex Raineri, pno.
  • Grieg (arr. Ardal): String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 (arr. String orchestra). Oslo Camerata/Stephan Barratt-Due. 3rd movement Intermezzo
  • Lawes: Suite in D for two guitars. John Williams, gtr., Julian Bream, gtr.
  • Erdelyi: Puszta Fox. Schwanen Salon Orch/Georg Huber.
  • Telemann: Oboe concerto in G minor. Ernst Prappacher, bsn., Frank Van Koten, oboe, Heidelberg CO. 4th movement Vivace
  • Ritenour: Lagrima. Lee Ritenour, gtr., Dave Grusin, pno., Studio Orch.