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.


24th October

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  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave, Op.26, Overture. Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58. Roger Woodward, pno. Queensland SO/Georg Tintner.
  • Molique, Bernhard: Oboe Concertino in G minor. Diana Doherty, oboe Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Beath, Betty: River Songs. Janet Delpratt, sop. Queensland SO/Richard Mills.
  • O'Boyle, Sean: Concerto for Shakuhachi and Orchestra. Riley Lee, shakuhachi Queensland SO/Sean O'Boyle.

  • 17th October

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  • Werner Andreas Albert
  • Goetz, Hermann: Spring Overture Op.15. Hanover Radio PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Bruch, Max: Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op.85. Patricia Pollett, vla. Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Strauss R: Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat. Andrew Joy, horn Cologne RSO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Psalm 137 Op.14. Stephanie Stiller, sop. Hanover Radio PO, NDR Choir/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Brumby, Colin: Violin Concerto No.2. Jan Sedivka, vln. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Reger, Max): Drei Gesange des Harfners, D478. Klaus Mertens, bass Hanover Radio PO/Werner Andreas Albert.

  • 10th October

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  • Matthias Aeschbacher
  • Gram, Peder: Overture in C, Op.21. South Jutland SO/Matthias Aeschbacher.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30. Nelson Goerner, pno. Swiss Romande Orch/Matthias Aeschbacher.
  • Gram, Peder: Poeme Lyrique, Op.9. South Jutland SO/Matthias Aeschbacher.
  • Kayser, Leif: Symphony No.1. Aalborg SO/Matthias Aeschbacher.

  • 3rd October

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  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Hanson, Howard: Symphony No.7 - A Sea Symphony. Seattle SO, Seattle Symphony Chorale/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Piston, Walter: Three New England Sketches. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Wagner R: Siegfried: Forest Murmurs. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Hovhaness, Alan: Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints, Op. 211. Ron Johnson, marimba Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Creston, Paul: Toccata, Op.68. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Hovhaness, Alan: Symphony No. 1, - Exile, Op.17. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.

  • 26th September

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  • The City of Zurich
  • Ries, Ferdinand: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.112. Zurich CO/Howard Griffiths.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Idomeneo, Chorus of Warriors. Zurich Opera Choir, Zurich Opera Mozart Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Lehar, Franz: Musikalische Memoiren. Vienna PO/Franz Lehar.
  • Schumann, Robert: Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61. Zurich Tonhalle Orch/David Zinman.

  • 19th September

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  • Allegri String Quartet
  • Schubert, Franz: String Quartet No.11 in E, D353. Op.125/2. Allegri String Quartet .
  • Kreutzer, Rodolphe: Grand Quintet in C major. Sarah Francis, oboe Allegri String Quartet .
  • Ravel, Maurice: Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet. Carol Wincenc, fte., David Campbell, cl., Vanessa McKeand, harp Allegri String Quartet .
  • Crusell, Bernhard Henrik: Divertimento in C, Op.9. Sarah Francis, oboe Allegri String Quartet .
  • Brahms, Johannes: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115. Jack Brymer, cl. Allegri String Quartet .

  • 12th September

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  • Vernon Handley
  • Goossens, Eugene: Kaleidoscope, Op.18. Melbourne SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Moeran, Ernest John: Lonely Waters for small orchestra. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Bax, Sir Arnold: November Woods. BBC PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Concert Variations, Op 71, Down Among the Dead Men. Margaret Fingerhut, pno. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Symphony No.5 in D. Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.

  • 5th September

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  • Vernon Handley
  • Finzi, Gerald: Music for 'Love's Labour's Lost', Op.28b. Royal PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Oboe concerto in A minor. Jonathan Small, oboe Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Moeran, Ernest John: Second Rhapsody. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Howells, Herbert: Three Dances for Violin and Orchestra, Op.7. Malcolm Stewart, vln. Royal Liverpool PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Symphonic Dances, Op.64. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.