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28th May

Show Playlist
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio. Alastair Miles, bass, Christiane Oelze, sop., Kim Begley, ten., Michael Schade, ten., Matthew Best, bass, Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Franz Hawlata, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio. Alastair Miles, bass, Christiane Oelze, sop., Kim Begley, ten., Michael Schade, ten., Matthew Best, bass, Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Franz Hawlata, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rossini: Le Comte Ory. John Aler, ten., Sumi Jo, sop., Gilles Cachemaille, bass, Diana Montague, m-sop., Gino Quilico, bar., Raquel Pierotti, m-sop., Maryse Castets, sop., Lyon Opera Orch, Lyon Opera Chorus/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Michael Myers, ten., Jean-Philippe Lafonte, bar., Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Schumann: Night Song, Op.108. Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Charlotte Margiono, sop., Rodney Gilfrey, ten., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/ John Eliot Gardiner
  • Verdi: Requiem. Alastair Miles, bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Luba Organosova, sop., Luca Canonici, ten., Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Faure: Requiem, Op.48. Catherine Bott, sop., Gilles Cachemaille, bass, Monteverdi Choir, ORR, Salisbury Cathedral Boy Choristers/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Saint-Saens: Flowers and the trees, Op.68/2. Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Verdi: Falstaff. Jean-Philippe Lafont, bar., Anthony Michaels-Moore, bar., Hillevi Martinpelto, sop., Monteverdi Choir, ORR/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Lehar: The Merry Widow. Barbara Bonney, sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Bo Skovhus, bar., Cheryl Studer, sop., Rainer Trost, ten., Vienna PO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Boulanger: Psalm 24. London SO, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., North German RSO/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress, Ian Bostridge, ten., Deborah York, sop., Bryn Terfel, Bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop, Monteverdi Choir, London SO/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Haydn: The Seasons, Hob.XXI:3. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Barbara Bonney, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 21st May

    Show Playlist
  • Strauss R: 2001, A Space Odyssey: Also Sprach Zarathustra. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Vaughan Williams: Norfolk Rhapsody No.1. Melbourne SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Massenet: Thais - Meditation. Leonard Dommett, vln., Melbourne SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.
  • Faure: Pavane, Op.50. Melbourne SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Sibelius: Finlandia, Op.26. Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition. Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz.
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Garrick Ohlsson, pno., Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Dvorak: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.

  • 14th May

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  • Traditional: The Nightingale. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Victoria de los Angeles, sop.
  • Madre, unos ojuelos vi Farruca
  • DondevLieta Usci
  • Granados, Enrique: Goyescas No.4: The Lover and the Nightingale. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. New Philharmonia Orch/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly: Love Duet. Jussi Bjoerling, ten., Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Rome Opera House Orch/Gabriele Santini.
  • Voi lo sapete, O Mama
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Exsultate jubilate, K165. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: As when the dove laments her love. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. London SO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Era piu calma, Piangea contanda Othello by Verdi

  • 7th May

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  • Schubert, Franz: Lullaby, D498. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Erlkonig, D.328. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in C, D.760 - The Wanderer. Kathryn Selby, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D664. Jayson Gillham, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Sonata No.21 in B Flat, D960. Geoffrey Saba, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in F minor, D.940. Darryl Coote, pno., Max Cooke, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3. Ronald Farren-Price, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Impromptu in A flat, D.899/4. Ian Holtham, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Moment musical in A flat, D.780/6. Ronald Farren-Price, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Waltz in C, Op.50/1, D779. Michel Dalberto, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Andantino in C, D348. Ian Munro, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Liszt, Franz): Schwanengesang, D.957 - Serenade. Yuri Rozum, pno.

  • 30th April

    No available playlist

    23rd April

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  • Parker: Midsomer Murders Theme, London Music Works
  • Gesualdo: Tristis est anima mia, Nordic Voices
  • Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo, La Compagnia del Madrigale
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria, Glen Gould, pno.
  • Gould, Glenn: So you want to write a Fugue, for four voices and string quartet. Anita Darian, m-sop., Charles Bressler, ten., Donald Gramm, bass, Elizabeth Benson-Guy, sop. Juilliard String Quartet/Vladimir Golschmann.
  • Schubert: Selige Welt, D743, Schwanengesang, D744, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.; Gerard Moore, pno."
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Cleveland Orchestra/ Lorin Maazel, cond.
  • Smith: Star Spangle Banner (arr. Stravinsky), London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas, cond.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 31. Op.110: Scherzo, Daniel Baremboim, pno.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV846. Andras Schiff, pno.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048: Allegro, Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini, cond.
  • Smyth: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.7: IV Finale, Nicoline Kraamwinkel, vln. Julian Rolton, pno.
  • Smyth: The March of the Women, Eiddwen Harrhy, Plymouth Festival Chorus & Orchestra/Philip Brunelle, cond.
  • Tippett: A Child Of Our Time, Cynthia Haymon, sop. Cynthia Clarey, alto. Damon Evans, ten. Willard White, bass. London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Richard Hickox, cond.
  • Novello: Keep the Home Fires Burning, Frederick J. Wheeler, voc.
  • Novello, Ivor: Perchance to dream: We'll gather Lilacs. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Cowell: The Banshee, Henry Cowell, pno.
  • Cowell: Pulse, Kroumata Percussion Ensemble

  • 16th April

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  • Strauss R: All Souls' Day, Op.10/8. Lisa Gasteen, sop. West Australian SO/Simone Young.
  • Strauss R: Rote Rosen, AV76. Lucia Popp, sop., Wolfgang Sawallisch, pno.
  • Strauss R: Die Nacht, Op.10/3. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Geoffrey Parsons, pno.
  • Strauss R: Ruhe, meine Seele, Op.27/1. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop. London SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Strauss R: Don Quixote, Op.35. Desmond Bradley, vln., Herbert Downes, vla., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Adrian Boult.

  • 9th April

    No available playlist

    2nd April

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  • Berlioz, Les Troyens: Nuit dívresse, Francoise Pollet, soprano,'Gary Lakes, tenor
  • Britten: The Rape of Lucrece: Good morning Madam Last night Tarquinis ravished me. Angelika Kirschlager, soprano, Adelburch Festival Orchestra conducted by Oliver Knussen
  • Berlioz: Les Troyens Nuit dívresse: Francoise Pollet soprano Gary Lakes tenor
  • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, soprano, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Massenet: Celopatre: Jái verse la poison dans la coupe dór. Renne Fleming, soprano, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valeyry Gergiev
  • Offenbach: La Belle Helene: on me nomme Helene La Blonde, Jessye Norman, soprano
  • Massenet; thais: Dis mois que je suis belle, Nicole Car, soprano
  • Massenet; Thais; Finale, Peter Coleman-Wright, tenor, Cheryl Barker, soprano
  • Sibelius: Hymn to Thais: Tom Krause, tenor
  • Strauss R: Josephs-Legende. Op.63. Staatskapelle Dresden/Giuseppe Sinopoli.
  • Donizetti: Pia de'Tolomei: Ah! Tronca ogni dimora, Majella Cullagh, soprano, LPO David Parry
  • The Siren from Purgatorio Music at the time of Dante, Federigo Bardazzi
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Oberto. Maria Guleghina, sop., . Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Voices/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mitchell: Hadestown: Wedding Song: Anais Mitchell, soprano.
  • Wuoronin: The Great Procession: Group for Contemporary Music
  • LisztL Dante Symphony: LSI, Daniel Barenboim
  • Edlund, Lars: Paradiso. Ulrika Eckstram soprano Leif Aruhun-solen, Tenor Uppsala Academic Chamber Choir/Stefan Parkman.
  • Wallace; The Passing of Beatrice: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins conductor