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 January

Show Playlist
  • Roy Harris
  • Harris, Roy: American Creed. Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Harris, Roy: Chorale for Brass & Organ. Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, org London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble/Christopher Larkin.
  • Harris, Roy: Symphony No.4, 'Folk Song Symphony'. Colorado SO, Colorado Symphony Chorus/Marin Alsop.
  • Harris, Roy: Kentucky spring. Louisville Orchesta/Robert Whitney.
  • Harris, Roy: Concerto for violin and orchestra. Gregory Fulkerson, vln. Louisville Orchesta/Lawrence Leighton Smith.

  • 9th January

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  • Diana Doherty
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV1060. Diana Doherty, oboe, Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370. Catherine Hewgill, vlc., Diana Doherty, oboe, Justin Williams, vla., Lerida Delbridge, vln.
  • Rietz, Julius: Concert Piece in F minor, Op.33. Diana Doherty, oboe Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Phantasy Quartet in F minor, Op.2. Andrew Haveron, vln., Catherine Hewgill, vlc., Diana Doherty, oboe, Justin Williams, vla.
  • Kosma, Joseph (arr. Agrell, Jeffrey): Autumn Leaves. Diana Doherty, oboe Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.
  • Vine, Carl: Oboe Concerto. Diana Doherty, oboe Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Jolivet, Andre: Serenade for Oboe and Piano. David Korevaar, pno., Diana Doherty, oboe .
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei (arr. Simonds, Julie): Vocalise, Op.34/14. Diana Doherty, oboe Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.
  • Vine, Carl: Love me Sweet. Diana Doherty, oboe Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.

  • 2nd January

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  • The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.35 in D, K.385 - Haffner. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Bizet, Georges: L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Kalman, Emmerich: The Gypsy Princess: Entrance Song. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO, Melbourne SO Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Lehar, Franz: The Merry Widow: Vilja. Doug De Vries, mndln., Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO, Melbourne SO Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Goossens, Eugene: The Eternal Rhythm, Op.5. Melbourne SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Dreyfus, George: Mary Gilmore goes to Paraguay. Melbourne SO/George Dreyfus.
  • Grainger, Percy: The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.

  • 26th December

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  • Michael Tilson-Thomas
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.112. Ambrosian Singers, London SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Suite No.4 in G, Op.61, Mozartiana. Carl Pini, vln. Philharmonia Orch/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Elegischer gesang, Op.118. Ambrosian Singers, London SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Opferlied, Op.121b. Lorna Haywood, sop. Ambrosian Singers, London SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Copland, Aaron (arr. Fine, I):Old American Songs: I bought me a cat. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Copland, Aaron (arr. Fine, I):Old American Songs: The boatmen's dance. Don Becker, bar. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Copland, Aaron (arr. Fine, I):Old American Songs: Long Time Ago. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Copland, Aaron (arr. Fine, I):Old American Songs: Simple gifts. Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Debussy, Claude: The Toybox. London SO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Piazzolla, Astor: Tangazo. New World Symphony/Michael Tilson-Thomas.

  • 19th December

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  • Christmas for Time Travellers
  • Rinck, Johann Christian Heinrich: Christmas Cantata, Op.73. Peter Scholl, org. Collegium Vocale Siegen/Ulrich Stotzel.
  • Praetorius, Michael: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ. La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata/Roland Wilson.
  • Distler, Hugo: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. Dawn Upshaw, sop. Chanticleer/Joseph Jennings.
  • Finzi, Gerald: In terra pax, Op.39. Jane Manning, sop., John Noble, bar. John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Reger, Max: A Little Child has been born to Us. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Joerg Demus, pno.
  • Reger, Max: The Infant Jesus' Lullaby. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Joerg Demus, pno.
  • Reger, Max: Mary by the Rosebush. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Joerg Demus, pno.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Christ's Nativity. BBC Singers/Steuart Bedford.
  • Distler, Hugo: Chorale Motets from The Christmas Story. Seattle Pro Musica/Karen P Thomas.
  • Edwards, Ross: Five Carols from Quem Quaeritis. Anne Cooke, sop., Kerith Fowles, alto Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Antony Walker.
  • Rutter, John: The colours of Christmas. Bach Choir, Royal PO/John Rutter.
  • Rutter, John: Star Carol. Bach Choir, Royal PO/John Rutter.

  • 12th December

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  • Edo de Waart
  • Wieniawski, Henryk: Legende in G minor, Op.17. Arthur Grumiaux, vln. New Philharmonia Orch/Edo de Waart.
  • Takemitsu, Toru: Rain Tree. Sydney SO, Synergy/Edo de Waart.
  • Vine, Carl: Symphony No.4.2. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Minnesota Orch/Edo de Waart.
  • Barber, Samuel: Two Scenes from "Vanessa", Op.32. Roberta Alexander, sop. Netherlands PO/Edo de Waart.
  • Gershwin, George: An American in Paris. Minnesota Orch/Edo de Waart.
  • Adams, John: Nixon in China: Beginning, Act 1. Orch of St Luke's/Edo de Waart.
  • Adams, John: Nixon in China: Soldiers of Heaven hold the sky. Orch of St Luke's, Unnamed Chorus/Edo de Waart.
  • Adams, John: Nixon in China: The people are the heroes now. Orch of St Luke's, Unnamed Chorus/Edo de Waart.
  • Adams, John: Nixon in China: Landing of the Spirit of '76. Orch of St Luke's/Edo de Waart.
  • Adams, John: Nixon in China: Your flight was smooth, I hope?. James Maddalena, bar., Sanford Sylvan, bar. Orch of St Luke's/Edo de Waart.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (arr. Schoenberg, Arnold): Chorale prelude, BWV 631, Komm Gott Schopfer, heiliger Geist. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.

  • 5th December

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  • Gabriel Pierne
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Ramuntcho Suite 1 - Incidental Music to Pierre Loti play. Lorraine PO/Jacques Houtmann.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Cello Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.46. Bengt Forsberg, pno., Mats Lidstrom, vlc.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Piano Concerto in C minor Op.42. Dag Achatz, pno. Lorraine PO/Jacques Houtmann.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Flute sonata in D minor, Op.36. Istvan Matuz, fte., Norbert Szelecsenyi, pno.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Ramuntcho Suite 2 - Incidental Music to Pierre Loti play. Lorraine PO/Jacques Houtmann.
  • Pierne, Gabriel: Piano Etude de Concert, Op.13, 1887. Jacqueline Schweitzer, pno.

  • 28th November

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  • Orchestre de Paris
  • Satie, Erik: The Adventures of Mercury. Orchestre de Paris/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Aldo Ciccolini, pno. Orchestre de Paris/Serge Baudo.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Reverie et caprice, Op.8. Itzhak Perlman, vln. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Wagner R: Tristan and Isolde: Isolde's Liebestod. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Scherzo and Finale for Orchestra. Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Poulenc, Francis: Suite Francaise. Orchestre de Paris/Georges Pretre.
  • Satie, Erik: Messe des pauvres. Gaston Litaize, org. Orchestre de Paris, Rene Duclos Choir/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Elegie in C minor, Op.24. Mischa Maisky, vlc. Orchestre de Paris/Semyon Bychkov.

  • 21st November

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  • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Marschner, Heinrich August: The Falconer's Bride, Op.98, Overture. Slovak PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Raff, Joachim: Symphony No. 4 in G minor Op.167. Slovak PO/Urs Schneider.
  • Janacek, Leos: The Danube. Jana Valaskova, sop. Slovak PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Festive March. Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Pan Voyevoda Suite, Op.59. Slovak PO/Bystrik Rezucha.
  • Liadov, Anatol: Village Scene by the Inn, Op.19. Slovak PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.
  • Liadov, Anatol: Polonaise in C, Op.49, In Memory of Pushkin. Slovak PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.