The focus each week is on a single musician (composer, conductor or performer) or ensemble (orchestra, chamber group or choir), giving a broad overview of the oeuvre or repertoire of this Great Maker of Fine Music.


14th September

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  • Voices of Adelaide
  • Durufle, Maurice: Ubi caritas. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Tallis, Thomas: Spem in alium. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von: Missa Salisburgensis: Gloria. Adelaide Chorus, Adelaide CO/Patrick Thomas.

  • 7th September

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  • The Academy of Melbourne
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Horn concerto in D, Hob.Vlld:3. Hector McDonald, horn Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Schubert, Franz: Mass No.2 in G, D167. Academy of Melbourne, Ensemble Gombert/Brett Kelly.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550. Academy of Melbourne/Geoffrey Lancaster.
  • Yu, Julian: Concerto for Marimba and Small Orchestra. John Arcaro, timp., Robert Clarke, marimba Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Vine, Carl: Prologue & canzona. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.

  • 31st August

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  • Pinchas Zukerman
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 violins in F, RV551. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Isaac Stern, vln., New York PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Spohr: Duo Concertante in D, Op.67/2. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Pinchas Zukerman, vln.
  • Lalo: Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op.21. Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26. Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade melancolique in B minor, Op.26. Pinchas Zukerman, vln., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.

  • 24th August

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  • Lille National Orchestra
  • Wagner R: The Flying Dutchman, Overture. Lille NO/Jean-Claude Casadesus.
  • Dukas: La Peri. Lille NO/Jean-Claude Casadesus.
  • Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit (The ox on the roof), Op.58. Lille NO/Jean-Claude Casadesus.
  • Canteloube: Triptyque. Veronique Gens, sop., Lille NO/Serge Baudo.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C, 'Roma'. Lille NO/Jean-Claude Casadesus.
  • Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne: Pastorale. Veronique Gens, sop., Lille NO/Serge Baudo.
  • Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne: Obal, din lo coumbelo. Veronique Gens, sop., Lille NO/Serge Baudo.

  • 17th August

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  • The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Fischer: Overture No.4 in D Minor. Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players/Geoffrey Lancaster.
  • Taubert: Piano Concerto No.1 in E, Op.18. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.11. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Verdi: A Masked Ball: Act II Prelude. Rita Hunter, sop., Tasmanian SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Westlake: Antarctica Suite. Timothy Kain, gtr., Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Chaplin (arr. Lyall): Smile. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Tony Gould, pno., Graeme Lyall, sax., Tasmanian SO, Rhythm Section/Graeme Lyall.

  • 10th August

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  • Verdi under the Radar
  • Verdi: Sicilian Vespers: Overture. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Verdi: Sinfonia in C. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: La traviata: Prelude and Selections from Acts 1 and 2. Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel.
  • Verdi: Variations for piano and orchestra. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Selections from Acts 2 & 3. Cincinnati Pops Orch/Erich Kunzel.
  • Verdi: Adagio for trumpet and orchestra. Gianluigi Petrarulo, tpt., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Macbeth: Ballet Music. Bologna Theatre Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Canto di Virginia: Variation for oboe and orchestra. Alessandro Potenza, oboe, Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Verdi: Aida: Ballet Music. Boston Pops/Arthur Fiedler.

  • 3rd August

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  • Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus
  • Rossini: Messa di Milano. Susanne Mentzer, m-sop., Ian Bostridge, ten., Simone Alaimo, bass, Raul Gimenez, ten., Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Walton (arr. Palmer): Henry V, a Shakespeare scenario. Christopher Plummer, spkr., Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 27th July

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  • The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Handel: Xerxes: Excerpts. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Bavarian RSO/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Mozart: Idomeneo: Ballet Music, K367. Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Gounod: Faust: Ballet Music. Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of Mozart, Op.132. Bavarian RSO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Puccini: La Boheme: La commedia e stupenda!. Soloists, Gartnerplatz Children's Choir, Bavarian RSO & Chorus/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Honegger: Rugby. Bavarian RSO/Charles Dutoit.