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.


1st August

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  • Countryside Visions
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1. New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Hart, Fritz: The Bush, Op.59. Melbourne SO/Richard Divall.
  • Delius, Frederick: North Country Sketches. Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Ma Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau). Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 25th July

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  • Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
  • Ruiz-Pipo, Antonio: Paintings for guitar and orchestra. Narciso Yepes, gtr. London SO/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Albeniz, Isaac (arr. Halffter, Rodolfo): Spanish Rhapsody, Op.70. Alicia De Larrocha, pno. London PO/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Rodrigo, Joaquin: Four love songs. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Orch Societe des Concerts Conservatoire/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Granados, Enrique: Goyescas No.4: The Lover and the Nightingale. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. New Philharmonia Orch/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Falla, Manuel de: Love the Magician. Nati Mistral, m-sop. New Philharmonia Orch/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Espla, Oscar: Five Spanish coastal songs. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Orch Societe des Concerts Conservatoire/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Turina, Joaquin: Rapsodia Sinfonica, Op.66. Alicia De Larrocha, pno. London PO/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.

  • 18th July

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  • Nikolai Myaskovsky
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Symphony No.10 in F minor, Op.30. Slovak PO/Michael Halasz.
  • String Quartet No 13 in A Minor Op 86. Borodin String Quartet
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Cello Concerto in C minor, Op.66. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc. London SO/Maxim Shostakovich.
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Piano Sonata No.9 in F, Op.84. Endre Hegedus, pno.

  • 11th July

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  • Frank Martin
  • Martin, Frank: Petite Symphonie concertante. London PO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Martin, Frank: Songs of Ariel. The Sixteen/Harry Christophers.
  • Martin, Frank: Etudes for String Orchestra. CO of Europe/Thierry Fischer.
  • Martin, Frank: Piano Trio on popular Irish melodies. Guarneri Trio .
  • Martin, Frank: Mass: Agnus Dei. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Martin, Frank: Der Sturm - Suite. London PO/Matthias Bamert.

  • 4th July

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  • Sir Charles Groves
  • Coates, Eric: London Suite. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Delius, Frederick: Sea Drift. John Noble, bar. Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Severn Suite, Op.87a. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Walton, Sir William: Orb and Sceptre. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Holst, Gustav: Hymn of Jesus, Op.37. London PO, London Symphony Chorus, St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London/Sir Charles Groves.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Dawn Patrol. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Groves.

  • 27th June

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  • Gabriel Faure
  • Faure, Gabriel: Requiem, Op.48. Deborah Kayser, sop., Michael Gough, bar. Melbourne CO, Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Shylock, Op.57. Graham Johnson, pno., Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, ten., Ronan O'Hora, pno.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Violin Sonata No.2 in E minor, Op. 108. Arthur Grumiaux, vln., Paul Crossley, pno.
  • CD 20539 trx 9 - 12 The Birth of Venus

  • 20th June

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  • The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Hart, Fritz: Idyll for Violin and Orchestra, Op.169. Ronald Woodcock, vln. Adelaide SO/Graham Abbott.
  • Martinu, Bohuslav: Oboe Concerto. Jiri Tancibudek, oboe Adelaide SO/Elyakum Shapirra.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Heaven Is Closed. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Lehar, Franz (arr. Lanchbery, John):The Merry Widow: Can Can, Cakewalk, Melos and Finale. Adelaide Singers, Adelaide SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Elihu's Dance of Youth and Beauty & Pavane of the Sons of the Morning from Job, A Masque for Dancing Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.
  • Hill, Alfred: Piano Concerto in A. Piers Lane, pno. Adelaide SO/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hear my Prayer. Greta Bradman, sop. Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide SO/Luke Dollman.

  • 13th June

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  • The Spirit of Vienna
  • Strauss Jnr: Vienna bonbons waltz, Op.307. Vienna Strauss Orch/Joseph Francek.
  • Strauss Jnr: Singer's joy, Polka, Op.328. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Strauss Jnr: Students travels, French Polka, Op.389. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Gerhard Track.
  • Doppler, Franz & Karl (arr. Schottstadt, Rainer): Rigoletto Fantasy, Op.38. The Clarinotts, Vienna Virtuosi String Ensemble .
  • CD 8500 Trx 1 - 6 Lehar excerpts from Der Zarewitsch
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Land of Sweeping Plains. Gerald Wirth, iano Vienna Boys' Choir/Manolo Cagnin.