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.


10th April

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  • Pierre Dervaux
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Havanaise in E, Op.83. Ulf Hoelscher, vln. New Philharmonia Orch/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Massenet, Jules: Suite No.4, Scenes Pittoresques. Paris Opera-Comique Orch/Pierre Dervaux.
  • El-Khoury, Bechara: Requiem for Orchestra, Op.18. Orchestre Colonne/Pierre Dervaux.
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Jour d'ete a la montagne, Op.61. Loire PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Lehar, Franz: Land of Smiles: Lisa's Entry. Mady Mesple, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Masse, Victor: Jeanette's Wedding: Song of the Nightingale. Mady Mesple, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Pierre Dervaux.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: The Muse and the Poet in E minor, Op.132. Ralph Kirshbaum, vlc., Ulf Hoelscher, vln. New Philharmonia Orch/Pierre Dervaux.

  • 3rd April

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  • The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Benjamin, Arthur: Overture to an Italian Comedy. Sydney SO/Joseph Post.
  • Hyde, Miriam: Village Fair. Miriam Hyde, pno. Sydney SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Fischer, Ernst: South of the Alps. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70, B141. Sydney SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Bolero. Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphonic Movement, Blumine. Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Romeo et Juliette, Op.17: Love Scene. Sydney SO/Robert Pikler.

  • 27th March

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  • Michel Plasson
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Overture: Gwendoline. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Philippe Entremont, pno. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Strauss R: Taillefer, Op.52. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Johan Botha, ten., Michael Volle, bar. Dresden Philharmonic, Ernst Senff Chamber Choir/Michel Plasson.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Harold in Italy, Op.16. Gerard Causse, vla. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Roussel, Albert: Resurrection, prelude symphonique, Op. 4. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Gardel, Carlos: Soledad. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.

  • 20th March

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  • Libor Pesek
  • Vejvanovsky, Paul Josef: Serenade. Jan Hora, hpschd., Miroslav Kejmar, tpt., Zdenek Sedivy, tpt. Prague CO/Libor Pesek.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Czech Suite, Op.39, B93. Czech PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Scriabin, Alexander: Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op.20. Garrick Ohlsson, pno. Czech PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Novak, Vitezslav: Eternal Longing, Op. 33. Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Janacek, Leos: Moravian Dances. Slovak PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No.1. Czech PO, Kuehn Mixed Chorus/Libor Pesek.

  • 13th March

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  • John Ireland
  • Ireland, John: Legend for piano and orchestra. Eric Parkin, pno. London PO/Bryden Thomson.
  • Ireland, John: Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor. Ian Brown, pno., Lydia Mordkovitch, vln.
  • Ireland, John (arr. Mackerras, Sir Charles): Suite "The Overlanders". London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Ireland, John: Three Masefield Ballads. Sharolyn Kimmorley, pno., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar.
  • Ireland, John: Preludes. Eric Parkin, pno.
  • Ireland, John: Holy Boy - A Carol of the Nativity. London SO/Richard Hickox.
  • Ireland, John: A Downland Suite. City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.

  • 6th March

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  • Hermann Goetz
  • Goetz, Hermann: Overture, The Taming of the Shrew. Hanover Radio PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op.18. Volker Banfield, pno. North German Radio Philharmonic/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Nenie Op.10. Hanover Radio PO, NDR Choir/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Three Easy Pieces Op.2 - violin & piano. Gobel Trio Berlin .
  • Goetz, Hermann: Violin Concerto in G, Op.22. Gottfried Schneider, vln. North German Radio Philharmonic/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Six Songs. Helmut Deutsch, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Piano Sonatina No. 1 in F, Op.8/1. Daniel Blumenthal, pno.

  • 27th February

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  • Ferrucio Busoni
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Comic Overture, Op.38. North German RSO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Piano Concerto in C, Op.39. Garrick Ohlsson, pno. Cleveland Men's Chorus, Cleveland Orch/Christoph von Dohnányi.
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Indianisches Tagebuch (Red Indian Diary) Book I. Geoffrey Tozer, pno.
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Ten Variations on a Finnish Folksong for cello and piano, K237: Kultaselle. Selby & Friends .
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Dance Waltz, Op.53. North German RSO/Werner Andreas Albert.

  • 20th February

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  • Sir Roger Norrington
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Overture: Oberon. London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Rinaldo: Cara sposa. David Daniels, alto. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Rinaldo: Venti, turbini. David Daniels, alto. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Rodelinda: Vivi, tiranno!. David Daniels, alto. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Melvyn Tan, fortepiano London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op.90. London Classical Players/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Veni Creator. Gillian Hull, contr., Hazel Holt, sop., Sarah Walker, m-sop. Heinrich Schutz Choir of London/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Le Temple universal, Op.28. Peter Smith, harmonium, Ryland Davies, ten. Heinrich Schutz Choir of London/Sir Roger Norrington.