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.


16th November

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  • Ensemble Gombert
  • Gombert, Nicolas: Regina coeli laetare. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Gombert, Nicolas: Hodie nobis caelorum Rex. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Motet: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Willcock, Christopher: Night Thoughts. Academy of Melbourne Brass Ensemble, Ensemble Gombert/Brett Kelly.
  • Tallis, Thomas: Gloria from Missa Puer natus est nobis. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Martin, Frank: Mass for double choir. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Clemens non Papa, Jacob: O magnum mysterium. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Clemens non Papa, Jacob: Vox in Rama. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.
  • Kerll, Johann Kaspar: Modulatio Organica. John O'Donnell, org. Ensemble Gombert .

  • 9th November

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  • The Young Mendelssohn
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: String Quintet No.1 in A, Op.18. Danilo Rossi, vla. Fine Arts Quartet .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Songs Without Words, Op.19. Livia Rev, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.11. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op.2. Domus .

  • 2nd November

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  • Mariss Jansons
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Romeo & Juliet, fantasy overture in B minor. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61. Frank Peter Zimmermann, vln. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Weill, Kurt: The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny, suite.. Berlin PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Roman Festivals. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66, B131. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.

  • 26th October

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  • Karel Ancerl
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Hussite Overture, Op.67, B132. Czech PO/Karel Ancerl.
  • Benda, Franz: Flute concerto in E minor. Neville Amadio, fte. Sydney SO/Karel Ancerl.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - Jupiter. Toronto Symphony/Karel Ancerl.
  • Lalo, Edouard: Cello Concerto in D minor. Stanislav Apolin, vlc. Prague SO/Vladimir Valek.

  • 19th October

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  • Franz Hoffmeister
  • Franz Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in B Flat Maj. Victoria Chiang Vla., Baltimore Chamber Orch./Markand Thakar
  • Hoffmeister, Franz: String Quartet in D minor, Op.14/3. Aviv String Quartet .
  • Hoffmeister, Franz: Concerto for Two Clarinets in E Flat. Anne Boeykens, cl., Walter Boeykens, cl. New Belgium CO/Jan Caeyers.
  • Hoffmeister, Franz: Symphony in C. Arsatius Consort .
  • Hoffmeister, Franz: Flute Concerto in G. Ingrid Dingfelder, fte. English CO/Laurence Leonard.

  • 12th October

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  • Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Nielsen, Carl: Helios Overture, FS32. Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Part, Arvo: Credo. Helene Grimaud, pno. Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op.56 (three orchestral pieces). Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Symphony No.5, Op.50, FS97. Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Alfven, Hugo: Swedish Rhapsody No.1, 'Midsummer Vigil', Op.19. Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Peer Gynt - Solveig's Song. Oslo PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.

  • 5th October

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  • Brett Kelly
  • Easton, Michael: Overture to an Italianate Comedy. State Orch of Victoria/Brett Kelly.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for 2 trumpets in C, RV537. Geoffrey Payne, tpt., Tristram Williams, tpt. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Teyber, Anton: Horn concerto in E flat. Hector McDonald, horn Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Serenade for strings in E minor, Op.20. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Vine, Carl: Prologue & canzona. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Easton, Michael: Concerto on Australian Themes. Len Vorster, pno. State Orch of Victoria/Brett Kelly.
  • Willcock, Christopher: Night Thoughts. Academy of Melbourne Brass Ensemble, Ensemble Gombert/Brett Kelly.
  • Mills, Richard: Seaside Dances. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenlied, Op.41/1. Shu-Cheen Yu, sop. Queensland Orch/Brett Kelly.

  • 28th September

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  • The City of Toronto
  • Arnold, Samuel: Overture in D, Op.8/6. Toronto Camerata/Kevin Mallon.
  • Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in D, Op.3/I. Qian Zhou, vln. Toronto Camerata/Kevin Mallon.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.41 in C, K.551 - Jupiter. Toronto Symphony/Karel Ancerl.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Anton Kuerti, pno. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Strauss R: Salome, Op.54, Final Scene. Eva Marton, sop. Toronto Symphony/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Strauss R (arr. Krauss, C): The Love of Danae, Op.83, Symphonic Fragment. Toronto Symphony/Sir Andrew Davis.

  • 21st September

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  • The City of Warsaw
  • Moniuszko, Stanislaw: Overture - Halka. Warsaw National PO/Witold Rowicki.
  • Gorczycki, Grzegorz Gerwazy: Litaniae de Providentia Divina. Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir, Warsaw Chamber Opera Soloists, Warsaw CO/Kai Bumann.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Krakowiak, Op.14. Kun-Woo Paik, pno. Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Moniuszko, Stanislaw: Concert polonaise in A. Warsaw National PO/Witold Rowicki.
  • Prokofiev, Sergei: Piano Concerto No.5 in G, Op.55. Sviatoslav Richter, pno. Warsaw National PO/Witold Rowicki.
  • Szymanowski, Karol: Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.15. Ewa Marczyk, vln., Marek Marczyk, vla. Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Lutoslawski, Witold: Concerto for Orchestra: Capriccio. Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Penderecki, Krzysztof: Hymne an den Heiligen Daniel. Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw National PO/Antoni Wit.