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.


18th January

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  • Paul Badura-Skoda
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Toccata in C minor, BWV911. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Polonaise in C, Op.89. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Salieri, Antonio: Concerto for fortepiano & orchestra in B flat. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno. I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Schubert, Franz: Allegro in A minor, D947, Op.144 - Lebenssturme. Joerg Demus, pno., Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno. Vienna State Opera Orch/Arthur Rodzinski.
  • Liszt, Franz: Liebestraum in A flat, S.541/3. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Reger, Max: Mary by the Rosebush. Montserrat Figueras, sop., Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Paul Badura-Skoda, pno. Royal PO/Arthur Rodzinski.

  • 11th January

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  • Beethoven's Friends
  • Ries, Ferdinand: Introduction et Rondeau Brillant, WoO54. Christopher Hinterhuber, pno. Bournemouth SO/Uwe Grodd.
  • Moscheles, Ignaz: Septet in D, Op. 88. Caroline Weichert, pno., Christoph Groth, vlc., Christoph Moinian, horn, Jaap Zeijl, vla., Mayumi Shimizu, vln., Volker Donandt, db., Walter Hermann, cl.
  • Czerny, Carl: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.214. Felicja Blumental, pno. Vienna CO/Helmut Froschauer.
  • Neefe, Christian Gottlob: Six Easy Pieces from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote. Cullan Bryant, pno., Dmitry Rachmanov, pno.

  • 4th January

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  • The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Nicolai, Otto: The Merry Wives of Windsor, overture. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Tomasi, Henri Fredien: Trumpet concerto. Geoffrey Payne, tpt. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Grainger, Percy: The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Nutcracker Op.71: Snow Scene .. Waltz of the Snowflakes. Melbourne SO/Bramwell Tovey.
  • Westlake, Nigel: The Glass Soldier Suite. Melbourne SO/Jean-Louis Forestier.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Rusalka: Song to the Moon. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Strauss Jnr (arr. Gamley, Douglas):Casanova: Nuns' Chorus. Calvin Bowman, org., Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO, Melbourne SO Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Greenbaum, Stuart: 90 Minutes Circling the Earth. Melbourne SO/Brett Kelly.

  • 28th December

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  • Joachim Raff
  • Raff, Joachim (arr. Macdowell, Edward): Romeo & Juliet, Overture. Philharmonia Orch/Francesco d'Avalos.
  • Raff, Joachim: Symphony No. 5 in E, Op.177, 'Lenore'. Philharmonia Orch/Yondani Butt.
  • Raff, Joachim: Octet in C for Strings, Op.176. Academy of St Martin in the Fields .
  • Raff, Joachim: (arr. Various):Pieces, Op.85/3-6. Philharmonia Orch/Yondani Butt.

  • 21st December

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  • Calvin Bowman
  • Bowman, Calvin: Now Touch the Air Softly. Calvin Bowman, pno., Jaqueline Porter, sop.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Ophelie. Greta Bradman, sop. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Homage to Mozart. Flinders Quartet .
  • Bowman, Calvin: Leunig songs: 'Real and Right and True'. Ian Munro, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Stanhope, Paul: Losing the Plot. Calvin Bowman, pno., Charlie Sdraulig, pno. Australian Boys' Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Child in Nature. Lachlan Redd, pno. Australian Boys' Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Bowman, Calvin: Child in Nature. Robyn Cochrane, pno. National Boys' Choir of Australia .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Pastorale in F, BWV590. Calvin Bowman, org.

  • 14th December

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  • David Measham
  • Ansell, John: Nautical Overture. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Dreyfus, George: Symphony No.2. Melbourne SO/David Measham.
  • Ireland, John: Piano Concerto in E Flat. Geoffrey Tozer, pno. Melbourne SO/David Measham.
  • Carmichael, John: Trumpet Concerto. Kevin Johnston, tpt. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy: The Transposed Heads: Introduction. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Symphony No.21 in F sharp minor, Op.51. New Philharmonia Orch/David Measham.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Catalogue Aria. Bruce Martin, bass West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Fin ch'han dal vino (Champagne). Bruce Martin, bass West Australian SO/David Measham.

  • 7th December

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  • The Sounds of Summer
  • Glazunov, Alexander: The Seasons: Summer. Sydney SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (arr. Schreiner, A): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Fantasia on themes. London Salon Ensemble .
  • Bridge, Frank: Summer - Symphonic Poem. Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Mar.
  • Barber, Samuel: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op.24. Kathleen Battle, sop. Orch of St Luke's/Andre Previn.
  • Raff, Joachim: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op.208, 'In Summer'. Slovak State PO/Urs Schneider.
  • Kodaly, Zoltan: Summer Evening. Philharmonia Orch/Yondani Butt.

  • 30th November

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  • The Curious Case of the Concerto - Various
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Concerto in D for three horns, violin & orchestra. Anthony Halstead, horn, Christian Rutherford, horn, Raul Diaz, horn, Simon Standage, vln. Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for 2 mandolins in G, RV532. Dorina Frati, mndln., Ugo Orlandi, mndln. I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Hummel, Johann: Piano and violin concerto in G, Op.17. Alexander Trostiansky, vln., Polina Osetinskaya, pno. Russian PO/Gregory Rose.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Clarinet Concertino in B Flat.. Bela Kovacs, cl. Camerata Budapest/Laszlo Kovacs.
  • Villa-Lobos, Heitor: Harmonica Concerto. Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica New York Chamber Symphony/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Wassenaer, Unico Wilhelm van: Concerto Armonici No.3 in A. I Musici de Montreal/Yuli Turovsky.

  • 23rd November

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  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Carmichael, John: Concierto Folklorico. John Carmichael, pno. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Brazilian Impressions. West Australian SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Gould, Morton: Windjammer. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Zimmerman, Charles A: Anchors Aweigh. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Goossens, Eugene: Concert Piece, Op.65. Jane Geeson, harp, Joel Marangella, cor ang., Joel Marangella, oboe, Sebastien Lipman, harp West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.