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.

Bill Watts


18th September

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  • Richard Bonynge
  • Britten, Benjamin: Matinees Musicales, Op.24. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Una voce poco fa. Greta Bradman, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Salieri, Antonio: Flute and Oboe Concerto in C. Richard Adeney, fte. James Brown, oboe. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16. Simon Tedeschi, pno. Queensland Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Candide: Glitter and be gay. Sumi Jo, sop. Orch of St Luke's/Richard Bonynge.
  • Minkus, Leon: La Bayadere: Excerpts. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • JC Bach: Symphony in E flat, Op.9/2. English CO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 11th September

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  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Bartered Bride: Overture. Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Delibes, Leo: Coppelia: Suite. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C, RV537. Maurice Andre, tpt. English CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro: Dove sono. Carol Vaness, sop. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Traditional (arr. Tomlinson, Ernest): Early one morning. Elizabeth Harwood, sop. Hendon Grammar School Choir, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur (arr. Mackerras, Sir Charles): Pineapple Poll: Suite. London PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 4th September

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  • Aaron Copland
  • Copland, Aaron: Scherzo Humoristique, 'The Cat and The Mouse'. Leo Smit, pno.
  • Copland, Aaron: An Outdoor Overture. Utah SO/Maurice Abravanel.
  • Copland, Aaron: Clarinet Concerto. Sabine Meyer, cl. Bamberg SO/Ingo Metzmacher.
  • Copland, Aaron: Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson: Excerpts. Emma Matthews, sop. Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Copland, Aaron: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes. London SO/Aaron Copland.
  • Copland, Aaron: Symphony No.3. Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Copland, Aaron: Three Latin American Sketches. Detroit SO/Leonard Slatkin.

  • 28th August

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  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Bach (arr. E Grigoryan): Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052. Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Leonard Grigoryan, gtr. Adelaide SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor. Simon Preston, org. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Schwertsik, Kurt: In the Midst of Earthly Sounds, Op.64: Uluru. Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Jolivet, Andre: Harp Concerto. Alice Giles, harp. Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Koehne, Graeme: Powerhouse. Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Wilder, Alec (arr. Rosenthal, Irving): Tuba Suite No.1, 'Effie the Elephant'. Peter Whish-Wilson, tuba. Adelaide SO/David Stanhope.

  • 21st August

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  • Johan Svendsen
  • Svendsen, Johan: Carnival in Paris, Op.9. Trondheim SO/Ole Kristian Ruud.
  • Svendsen, Johan: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.4. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Svendsen, Johan: Festival Polonaise, Op.12. Norwegian Radio Orch/Ari Rasilainen.
  • Svendsen, Johan: Two Swedish Folksongs, Op.27. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Svendsen, Johan: String Octet in A Major, Op.3. Academy of St Martin in the Fields .

  • 14th August

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  • Charles Gounod
  • Gounod, Charles: Petite symphonie for winds. Sinfonia Orch of Chicago/Barry Faldner.
  • Gounod, Charles: Choral Mass in G minor. Marie-Claire Alain, org. Lausanne Vocal Ensemble/Michel Corboz.
  • Gounod, Charles (arr. Fletcher, Percy E.): By Babylon's wave. London Welsh Male Voice Choir, Welsh Festival Male Choirs/Alwyn Humphreys.
  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo et Juliette: Nuit d'hymenee. Anna Netrebko, sop., Rolando Villazon, ten. Dresden State Orch/Nicola Luisotti.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Ballet Music. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Gounod, Charles: String Quartet No.3 in A minor. Daniel String Quartet .
  • Gounod, Charles: May Day. Ann Murray, m-sop., Roger Vignoles, pno.

  • 7th August

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  • Vincent D'indy
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Istar, symphonic variations, Op.42. Loire PO/Andre Dervaux.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Diptyque mediterraneen, Op.87. Monte Carlo PO/Georges Pretre.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Lied, Op.19. Julian Lloyd Webber, vlc. English CO/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Tableaux de voyage, Op.36. Loire PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.57. Monte Carlo PO/James DePreist.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Sarabande and Minuet, Op.72. Amaury Wallez, bsn., Andre Cazalet, horn, Catherine Cantin, fte., Maurice Bourgue, oboe, Michel Portal, cl., Pascal Rogé, pno.

  • 31st July

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  • Kurt Atterberg
  • Atterberg, Kurt: A Varmland Rhapsody, Op.36. Norrkoping SO/Jun'ichi Hirokami.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Suite No.1 "Orientale" - for 2 violins, cello & piano.. Andras Kiss, vln., Ferenc Balogh, vln., Gyorgy Kertesz, vlc., Ilona Prunyi, pno.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Symphony No.3 in D, Op.10, West Coast Pictures. Stockholm PO/Sixten Ehrling.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Violin Sonata in B minor, Op.27. Eszter Perenyi, vln., Ilona Prunyi, pno.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Horn Concerto in A minor, Op.28. Soren Hermansson, horn UMEA Sinfonietta/Edvard Tjivzjel.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Autumn Ballades for Piano, Op.15 - Nos.1& 2. Ilona Prunyi, pno.

  • 24th July

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  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Ansell, John: Nautical Overture. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat, K.417. Lin Jiang, horn West Australian SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. West Australian SO/Vladimir Verbitsky.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. West Australian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Gross, Eric: Three Dusekianas. Geoffrey Michaels, vln. West Australian SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Smalley, Roger: Kaleidoscope. West Australian SO/Roger Smalley.