A major symphony at midnight followed by no-chat, non-stop fine music through the small hours until 6:00 a.m.


20th July

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  • Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor. Stonnington SO/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Chopin: Preludes, Op.28. Grigory Sokolov, pno.
  • Bach CPE: Israelites in the Desert, The, Wq238. Stephen Varcoe, bar., Barbara Schlick, sop., Lena Lootens, sop., Hein Meens, ten., Cappella Coloniensis, Corona Coloniensis/William Christie.
  • Ronan: Prelude, Aria and Sinfonia. Amadeus CO/Agnieska Duczmal.
  • Uccellini: La Bergamasca. Arcadian Academy/Nicholas McGegan.
  • Rihm: Gesangstuck. Paul Dean, cl., Timothy Young, pno., Helen Ayres, vln.

  • 19th July

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  • Bizet: Symphony in C, 'Roma'. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Bach: Italian Concerto in F, BWV971. Susanna Mildonian, harp.
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Joshua Bell, vln., Los Angeles PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Zandonai: Romeo and Juliet: Juliet it is I. Jonas Kaufmann, ten., St Cecilia Academy Orch/Antonio Pappano.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Ballet music. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Gould: Lament. Tony Gould, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Puccini: Madam Butterfly - Highlights. Jussi Bjoerling, ten., Victoria de los Angeles, sop., Mario Sereni, bar., Myriam Pirazzini, m-sop., Rome Opera House Orch, Rome Opera House Chorus.
  • Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F, Op.135. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Bach JC: Oboe Concerto in F. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Leslie Pearson, hpschd., English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Schumann: Symphonic Studies, Op.13. Maurizio Pollini, pno.
  • Franck: Psyche. BBC Welsh Chorus, BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Sculthorpe: From Kakadu. John Williams, gtr.
  • Corelli: Adagio. Otti Veit, vlc., May Clifford, pno.

  • 18th July

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  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Rawsthorne: Piano Concerto No.2. Malcolm Binns, pno., London SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.
  • Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden. Hagen Quartet.
  • Monteverdi: L'Orfeo. Mark Tucker, ten., Sara Macliver, sop., Paul McMahon, ten., Damian Whiteley, bass, Penelope Mills, sop., Brett Weymark, ten., Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Koehne: 1914, Ballet. State Orch of Victoria/Mark Summerbell.
  • Haydn: Violin concerto in G, Hob.VIIa:4 (played on the cello). Mischa Maisky, vlc., CO of Europe/Mischa Maisky.
  • Doppler: Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Op.26. Len Vorster, pno., Masahide Kurita, fte.
  • Ravel (arr. Martin): Mother Goose Suite, with readings 'Playing Fast and Loose with Mother Goose'. Peter Goldsworthy, narrator, Seraphim Trio.
  • Satie (arr. Miolin): Caress. Anders Miolin, alto guitar.

  • 17th July

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  • Reznicek: Symphony No.4 in F minor. Philharmonia Hungarica/Gordon Wright.
  • Kats-Chernin: Concertino. Sydney Alpha Ensemble/David Stanhope.
  • Liszt: Missa Choralis S.10. Francis Jackson, org., BBC Northern Singers/Gordon Thorne.
  • Schumann: Piano concerto in A minor, Op.54. Wilhelm Kempff, pno., Bavarian RSO/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Glazunov: Les Ruses d'amour, ballet, Op.61. USSR RSO/Algis Ziuraitis.
  • Hummel: Clarinet quartet in E flat. Fabrizio Meloni, cl., Andrea Pecolo, vln., Luca Ranieri, vla., Mario Finotti, vlc.
  • Offenbach: La Perichole. Jules Bastin, bass, Regine Crespin, sop., Alain Vanzo, ten., Gerard Friedmann, ten., Strasbourg PO, Rhin Opera Chorus/Alain Lombard.
  • Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin, Piano and strings in D minor. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno., Orpheus CO.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve, Suite. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Llobet: Four Catalan Folk Songs. Callum Henshaw, gtr.

  • 16th July

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  • Marshall-Hall: Symphony in C minor. David Stanhope Orch/David Stanhope.
  • Poulenc: Sinfonietta. Tapiola Sinfonietta/Paavo Jarvi.
  • Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit. Arturo B Michelangeli, pno.
  • Brahms: A German Requiem, Op.45. Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone, Dorothea Roschmann, sop., Berlin PO, Berlin Radio Chorus/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Suk: A Summer's Tale, Op.29. Czech PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.108. Richard Tognetti, vln., Australian CO/Anthony Halstead.
  • Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581. Alan Hacker, cl., Salomon Quartet.
  • Couperin (arr. Holman): Concert "Dans le Gout Theatral". EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Arne: Organ concerto No.3 in A. Roger Bevan Williams, org., Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Mendelssohn: Infelice, Op.94. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Orch La Scintilla/Adam Fischer.
  • Kuhlau: Grand Trio in G. Wolfgang Schulz, fte., Madoka Inui, pno., Matthias Schulz, fte.
  • Hummel: Ballet Suite 'The Magic Castle'. London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Helsted: Flower Festival in Genzano: Pas de Deux. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Drigo: Le Corsaire - Pas de Deux. London SO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 15th July

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  • Elgar: Falstaff, symphonic study in C minor, Op. 68. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Bizet: Symphony in C. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, fantasy in E minor, Op.32. USSR RSO/Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.
  • Offenbach: Le Papillon. John Georgiadis, vln., London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Lehar (arr. Lanchbery): The Merry Widow (arr. for ballet). State Orch of Victoria/John Lanchbery.
  • Puccini: Tosca. Placido Domingo, ten., Clifford Grant, bass, Sherrill Milnes, bar., Leontyne Price, sop., Paul Plishka, bass, John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orch/Zubin Mehta.
  • Goldschmidt: Clarinet concerto. Sabine Meyer, cl., Berlin State Opera Orch/Yakov Kreizberg.
  • Rossini (arr. Sedlak): William Tell, Overture. Consortium Classicum.

  • 14th July

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    13th July

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  • Melartin: Symphony No.4, Op.80, Summer Symphony. Lilli Paasikivi, m-sop., Pia Freund, sop., Laura Nykanen, alto, Tampere PO/Leonid Grin.
  • Rachmaninov (arr. Kogosowski): Concerto Elegiaque in D Minor, Op.9b. Alan Kogosowski, pno., Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Britten: The Golden Vanity, Op.78. Andrei Gavrilov, pno., Vienna Boys' Choir/Peter Marschik.
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988. Nicholas Parle, hpschd.
  • Chausson: Concerto for piano, violin and string quartet in D, Op.21. Joshua Bell, vln., Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Takacs Quartet.
  • Saint-Saens: Helene. Rosamund Illing, sop., Steve Davislim, ten., Zan McKendree-Wright, contr., Leanne Kenneally, sop., Orch Victoria, Belle Epoque Chorus/Guillaume Tourniaire.
  • Goldschmidt: Violin concerto. Chantal Juillet, vln., Philharmonia Orch/Berthold Goldschmidt.
  • Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C, Op.56. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Mark Zeltser, pno., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Schubert: Fantasy in C, D934. Selby & Friends.

  • 12th July

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  • Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Telemann: Sonata (Septet) in E minor. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Respighi: The Magic Pot. Slovak RSO/ Adriano.
  • Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride. Caitlin Hulcup, m-sop., Christopher Saunders, ten., Grant Doyle, bar., Nick Dinopoulos, bass-baritone, Margaret Plummer, m-sop., Christopher Richardson, bass, Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq.170. Anner Bylsma, vlc., OAE/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in C, K.285b. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Flinders Quartet.
  • Leclair: Oboe Concerto in C, Op.7/3. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Dresden State Orch/Vittorio Negri.
  • Easton: Appassionata. Len Vorster, pno., Kopke String Quartet.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.5: Adagietto. Marshall McGuire, harp, Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mahler: Youths Magic Horn, excerpts. Yvonne Minton, m-sop., Chicago SO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F, Op.17. Richard Runnels, horn, Brachi Tilles, pno.
  • Grieg: Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13. Maria Joao Pires, pno., Augustin Dumay, vln.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Jeffrey Crellin, cor ang., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Elgar: Sospiri, Op.70. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.

  • 11th July

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  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14. Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61. Maxim Vengerov, vln., London SO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49. Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. Pascal Moragues, cl., Trio Wanderer.
  • Bliss: Checkmate, Ballet Suite. Royal Scottish NO/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Mozart: Horn Concerto No.3 in E Flat, K.447. Lin Jiang, horn, West Australian SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Weber: Clarinet quintet in B flat, Op.34 (arr. clarinet & string orchestra). Sabine Meyer, cl., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Kenneth Sillito.
  • Schumann: Album for the Young, Op.79. Sibylla Rubens, sop., Thomas Bauer, bar., Uta Hielscher, pno., Stefanie Iranyi, m-sop.
  • Schubert: Fantasia in C, D.760 - The Wanderer. Elisabeth Leonskaja, pno.
  • Saint-Saens: Bassoon Sonata in G, Op.168. Kim Walker, bsn., Julius Drake, pno.
  • Debussy: Dances for harp and string orchestra. Nicanor Zabaleta, harp, Paul Kuentz CO/Paul Kuentz.