A variety of popular classics to brighten your lunchtime.

Monday: Debbie Nossbaum
Tuesday: Margot Blackwell
Wednesday: John van Bavel/Rod Watson
Thursday: Marjorie Hall
Friday: Sarah Barzel


29th May

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  • Prokofiev: Overture on Jewish Themes, Op.34. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno., Keith Puddy, cl., Gabrieli String Quartet.
  • Arnold, Sir Malcolm: Sarabande & Polka from Ballet 'Solitaire'. Philharmonia Orch/Bryden Thomson.
  • Romberg: The Student Prince: Serenade. Les Neish, tuba, Foden's Band.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: Gloria all'Egitto. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, 2 alternative improvised introductions. Robert Levin, fortepiano, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Ravel: Bolero. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Portman: The Duchess: End Titles Suite. City of Prague PO/James Fitzpatrick.
  • Sullivan: HMS Pinafore: The Nightingale Sighed…..A Maiden Fair to See. Thomas Edmonds, ten., Adelaide SO, Corinthian Singers, Festival Chorus/James Christiansen.
  • Strauss R (arr. Mills): Zarathustra Fanfare. Canadian Brass.

  • 28th May

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  • Luna, Pablo: La picara molinera: Paxarin tu que vuelas. Jose Carreras, ten. English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Moreno, Stephen: Spanish Serenade for violin and piano. Elizabeth Sellars, vln., Rohan Murray, pno.
  • Debussy, Claude: String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 - Scherzo. Christopher Moore, vla., Richard Tognetti, vln., Satu Vanska, vln., Timo-Veikko Valve, vlc.
  • Debussy, Claude (arr. McGuire, Marshall): To Invoke Pan, God of the Summer Wind. Marshall McGuire, harp, Riley Lee, shakuhachi .
  • Strauss Josef: Village Swallows from Austria waltz, Op.164. Vienna PO/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Gounod, Charles: Mireille: O legere hirondelle. Glenda Raymond, sop., John Amadio, fte. Australian SO/Hector Crawford.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille (arr. Wild, Earl): Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op.31. Earl Wild, pno.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix. Lauris Elms, contr. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • Traditional (arr. Schiffer, Rene): The Girl who Broke my Heart. Apollo's Fire .
  • Adler, Richard: Heart fr Damn Yankees. Bebe Neuwirth, voc., Dennis Kelly, voc., Dick Latessa, vocals, Linda Stephens, voc., Vicki Lewis, voc., Victor Garber, voc. Studio Orch/David Chase.

  • 27th May

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  • Strauss Jnr: Music from the ballet Cinderella, Prelude to Act lll. Slovak RSO/Michael Dittrich.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Intermezzo in A major from Piano Pieces, Op.118. Wilhelm Kempff, pno.
  • Salieri, Antonio: Palmira, regina di Persia - Voi lusingate invano…Misera abbandonata. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Adam Fischer.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: (arr. Grandjany):Partita in D minor, BWV1004: Etude 6. Megan Reeve, harp .
  • Foulds, John: Dynamic Triptych for Piano and Orchestra, Op.88. Howard Shelley, pno. Royal PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Sousa, John Philip: Stars and Stripes. Morton Gould Symphonic Band/Morton Gould.
  • Gould, Morton: First Movement from Latin American Symphonette. Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Mon coeur sóuvre a toi from Samson and Delilah. Alain Fondary, bar., Christian Papis, voc., Daniel Galvez-Vallejo, ten., Francois Harismendy, bar., Jean-Phil Courtis, bass-baritone, Placido Domingo, ten., Samuel Ramey, bass, Waltraud Meier, m-sop. Bastille Opera Chorus, Bastille Opera Orch/Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Fraser, Simon: Caledonia's Wail for Niel Gow. Andrew Lawrence-King, harp, Jordi Savall, treble viol .
  • Liszt, Franz: Hungarian Rhapsody in C sharp minor, S244/12. Evgeny Kissin, pno.

  • 26th May

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: Prelude. National SO of Ireland/Rico Saccani.
  • Bizet, Georges (arr. Adler, Larry): Carmen Fantasy. Larry Adler, harmonica Pro Arte Orch/Eric Robinson.
  • Tarrega, Francisco: Recuerdos de la Alhambra. John Williams, gtr.
  • Novello, Ivor: Spring of the year. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop. Chandos Concert Orch/Stuart Barry.
  • Novello, Ivor: Perchance to dream: We'll gather Lilacs. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop. Chandos Concert Orch/Stuart Barry.
  • Traditional: (arr. Vardos):Katusha. Judit Romer, bracsa, Victoria Toth, hammer dulcimer Vardos .
  • Kalman, Emmerich: Empress Josephine: My Dream, My Dream. Greta Bradman, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Berceuse in D flat, Op.57. Elyane Laussade, pno.
  • Dvorak, Antonin (arr. Kreisler, Fritz): Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op.72/2, B147. Isaac Stern, vln. Franz Liszt CO .
  • Straus O (arr. Gamley, Douglas):The Chocolate Soldier: My Hero. Greta Bradman, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Scotto, Vincent: Jái deux amours. Josephine Baker, voc. Unnamed Ensemble .
  • Strauss Jnr: Quadrille on French airs, Op.290. CSSR State PO/Oliver Dohnanyi.

  • 25th May

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: A man who would wed a fair maid & When a wooer goes a wooing fr The Yeomen of the Guard. Elsie Morison, sop., Marjorie Thomas, contr., Richard Lewis, ten. Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Finzi, Gerald: 1st of Five bagatelles, Op. 23. Clifford Benson, pno., Thea King, cl.
  • Joachim, Joseph: Romance in B flat, Op.2/1. Ian Brown, pno., Michiko Kamiya, vln.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Finale fr Nonetto in E flat, Op.38. Minerva Chamber Ensemble/Kevin Geraldi.
  • Ibert, Jacques: Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone & Orchestra: Animato molto. Clive Amadio, sax. Sydney SO/Jean Martinon.
  • Traditional: (arr. Hurst):I know where I'm going. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Rondo Capriccioso in E, Op.14. Julius Katchen, pno.
  • Novello, Ivor: The Dancing Years: Waltz of my Heart. Rita Hunter, sop., Victor Morris, pno.
  • Glinka, Mikhail (arr. Yu, Julian): The Nightingale. Jeffrey Crellin, oboe Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: A little bit in love; Wrong Note Rag; It's Love fr Wonderful Town. Audra McDonald, voc., Kim Criswell, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sir Simon Rattle.

  • 22nd May

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  • Auric: Overture. London SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Telemann: Sinfonia in F. John Wallace, tpt., English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Goodall: The Vicar of Dibley - Psalm 23. Jane Sheldon, sop., Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation/David Stanhope.
  • Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Ketelbey: Bells across the Meadows. Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.
  • Chopin: Mazurka in B minor, Op.33/4. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Rodgers: Shall We Dance? from The King and I. Barbara Cook, voc., Theodore Bikel, voc.
  • Lumbye: Queen Louise's Waltz. Danish RSO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Phillips (arr. Hayman): Battlestar Galactica (Main Themes). Richard Hayman and His Orch/Richard Hayman.

  • 21st May

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: A man who would wed a fair maid & When a wooer goes a wooing fr The Yeomen of the Guard. Elsie Morison, sop., Marjorie Thomas, contr., Richard Lewis, ten. Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Finzi, Gerald: 1st of Five bagatelles, Op. 23. Clifford Benson, pno., Thea King, cl.
  • Joachim, Joseph: Romance in B flat, Op.2/1. Ian Brown, pno., Michiko Kamiya, vln.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Finale fr Nonetto in E flat, Op.38. Minerva Chamber Ensemble/Kevin Geraldi.
  • Ibert, Jacques: Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone & Orchestra: Animato molto. Clive Amadio, sax. Sydney SO/Jean Martinon.
  • Traditional: (arr. Hurst):I know where I'm going. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Rondo Capriccioso in E, Op.14. Julius Katchen, pno.
  • Novello, Ivor: The Dancing Years: Waltz of my Heart. Rita Hunter, sop., Victor Morris, pno.
  • Glinka, Mikhail (arr. Yu, Julian): The Nightingale. Jeffrey Crellin, oboe Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: A little bit in love; Wrong Note Rag; It's Love fr Wonderful Town. Audra McDonald, voc., Kim Criswell, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Sir Simon Rattle.

  • 20th May

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  • Auric: Overture. London SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Telemann: Sinfonia in F. John Wallace, tpt., English String Orch/William Boughton.
  • Goodall: The Vicar of Dibley - Psalm 23. Jane Sheldon, sop., Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation/David Stanhope.
  • Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Ketelbey: Bells across the Meadows. Philharmonia Orch/John Lanchbery.
  • Chopin: Mazurka in B minor, Op.33/4. Isador Goodman, pno.
  • Rodgers: Shall We Dance? from The King and I. Barbara Cook, voc., Theodore Bikel, voc.
  • Lumbye: Queen Louise's Waltz. Danish RSO/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Phillips (arr. Hayman): Battlestar Galactica (Main Themes). Richard Hayman and His Orch/Richard Hayman.

  • 19th May

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  • Offenbach, Jacques: Fortunio's Song: Overture. RTL SO/Jean-Pierre Wallez.
  • Strauss Jnr: Vienna Blood: Ich war ein echtes Wiener Blut. Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna State Opera Orch/Robert Stolz.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: Countess Maritza: Sag Ja, Mein Lieb, Sag Ja!. Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna State Opera Orch/Robert Stolz.
  • Sarasate, Pablo de: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op.20. Black Dyke Band/Nicholas J. Childs.
  • Abraham, Paul: Victoria and Her Hussar, highlights. Budapest RSO/Tamas Breitner.
  • Waldteufel, Emil: Amour et Printemps waltz, Op.223. London Salon Ensemble .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Exsultate jubilate, K165: Alleluia. Brian Stanborough, org., June Bronhill, sop. John McCarthy Singers/John McCarthy.
  • Bartlett, Lawrence: Tarantella. Lawrence Bartlett, org., Paul Hooper, mndln.
  • Arensky, Anton: Suite No.4, Op.62. Ian Munro, pno., Stephen Coombs, pno.
  • Cespedes, Francisco (arr. Silvetti, Bebu): Senora. Placido Domingo, ten. Miami Symphonic Strings/Bebu Silvetti.
  • Adler, Larry: Genevieve Waltz. Jack Harrison, harmonica West Australian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Khachaturian, Aram: Gayaneh - four movements from Ballet Suite No.1. Royal Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • C'est Lui Que Mon Coeur A Choisi. Edith Piaf, voc.
  • Strauss Jnr: Thou and Thou, Op.367. CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.

  • 18th May

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  • Arnold, Sir Malcolm: Beckus the Dandipratt, Op.5, Comedy Overture. BBC PO/Rumon Gamba.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Oboe concerto No.4 in D minor. Heinz Holliger, oboe Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown. 2nd movement
  • Brahms, Johannes: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op.120/1. David Howie, pno., Som Howie, cl.
  • Ruiz, Pablo Beltran (arr. Gimbel, Norman): Sway. Polyphonic Voices/Michael Fulcher.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - Jupiter. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti. 3rd movement
  • Grieg, Edvard: Holberg Suite, Op.40. Gerard Willems, pno. Rigaudon
  • Zimmer, Hans: Journey to the Line. Czech Film Orch, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards/Cliff Masterson.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet in C minor, Op.18/4. Australian String Quartet . 3rd movement Menuetto
  • Talbot, Joby: Suite from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: The Croquet Match. Royal PO/Christopher Austin.
  • Ewald, Victor: Melodie. Christian Lindberg, tbn., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Brouwer, Leo: Ojos Brujos. Jacob Cordover, gtr.


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