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.


30th May

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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 .
  • Lehar, Franz: Der Zarewitsch, excerpts. Hilde Gueden, sop., Waldemar Kmentt, ten. Vienna Folk Opera Choir, Vienna Folk Opera Orch/Max Schonherr.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Land of Sweeping Plains. Gerald Wirth, iano Vienna Boys' Choir/Manolo Cagnin.
  • Cowan, Marie: Waltzing Matilda. Gerald Wirth, iano Vienna Boys' Choir/Manolo Cagnin.

  • 23rd May

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  • The Adeleaide 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.

  • 16th May

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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.
  • Strauss Snr: Sighs Galop, Op.9. Vienna PO/Mariss Jansons.

  • 9th May

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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.
  • Schumann, Robert: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129. Andre Navarra, vlc. Czech PO/Karel Ancerl.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Requiem, Op.89, B165 - Part 1. Ernst Haefliger, ten., Kim Borg, bass, Maria Stader, sop., Sieglinde Wagner, contr. Czech PO, Czech Singers Chorus/Karel Ancerl.

  • 2nd May

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  • A Salute to the 3MBS Sound Engineers

  • 25th April

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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.
  • Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne: Postouro, se tu m'aymo. Veronique Gens, sop., Lille NO/Serge Baudo.

  • 18th April

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  • The City of Warsaw
  • Gorczycki, Grzegorz Gerwazy: Litaniae de Providentia Divina. Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir, Warsaw Chamber Opera Soloists, Warsaw CO/Kai Bumann.
  • Moniuszko, Stanislaw: Overture - Halka. Warsaw National PO/Witold Rowicki.
  • 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.
  • Penderecki, Krzysztof: Hymne an den Heiligen Daniel. Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw National PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Gorczycki, Grzegorz Gerwazy: Iesu corona virginum. Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, Warsaw Chamber Opera Choir, Warsaw Chamber Opera Soloists, Warsaw CO/Kai Bumann.

  • 11th April

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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.

  • 4th April

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  • Nikolai Myaskovsky
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Symphony No.10 in F minor, Op.30. Slovak PO/Michael Halasz.
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: 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.