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


20th May

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  • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14. London SO/Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
  • Adam: Giselle, Act 1. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Adam: Giselle, Act 2. ROHO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Vivaldi: Bassoon concerto in A minor, RV498. Claudio Gonella, bsn., European Community CO/Eivind Aadland.
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op.45. Philharmonia Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor. Xavier Phillips, vlc., Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic/Emmanuel Plasson.
  • Carmichael: Trumpet Concerto. John Wallace, tpt., BBC Scottish SO/Simon Wright.
  • Haydn: Horn concerto in D, Hob.Vlld:3. Michael Thompson, horn, Philharmonia Orch/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe. Boston Symphony, Tanglewood Festival Chorus/Bernard Haitink.
  • Schubert: Adagio and Rondo concertante in F, D.487. Melos Ensemble.

  • 19th May

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    18th May

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  • Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op.32 "Gaelic". Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Handel: Apollo e Dafne. Roberta Alexander, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar., Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Sculthorpe: Riverina (Gundyarri Wagga Wagga). Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34. Stephen Kovacevich, pno., Australian String Quartet.
  • Carr-Boyd: Beneath the Yellow Moon. Susan Blake, vlc., John Martin, pno.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Incidental music. Jenny Wollerman, sop., Pepe Becker, sop., New Zealand SO, Varsity Voices, Nota Bene/James Judd.
  • Hill: Avinu Malkeinu. Jane Peters, vln., Rachel Valler, pno.
  • Hummel: Clarinet quartet in E flat. Kwartet Andre.
  • Berlioz: Harold in Italy, Op.16. Pinchas Zukerman, vla., Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50. Gidon Kremer, vln., Martha Argerich, pno., Mischa Maisky, vlc.

  • 17th May

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  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op.65. VCA SO/Marco van Pagee.
  • Strauss R: Songs. Steve Davislim, ten., State Orch of Victoria/Simone Young.
  • Strauss R: Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op.87. Cleveland Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Handel (arr. Mackerras): Julius Caesar - Highlights. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., Sarah Walker, m-sop., Della Jones, m-sop., Valerie Masterson, sop., English National Opera Orch, English National Opera Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in E flat, K.563. Pinchas Zukerman, vla., Isaac Stern, vln., Leonard Rose, vlc.
  • Faure: Berceuse, Op.16. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Lily Laskine, harp.
  • Grandjany: Automne. Lily Laskine, harp.
  • Matielli: Adagio from Gigue, Adagio & Allegro moderato. Lily Laskine, harp.
  • Hasselmans: Follets, Op.48. Marielle Nordmann, harp, Lily Laskine, harp.
  • Schutt: Etude Mignonne. Lily Laskine, harp.

  • 16th May

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  • Bruckner: Symphony No.8 in C minor. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Bernard Haitink.
  • Telemann: Quartet in D minor for two Flutes, Recorder and Continuo. Sally Melhuish, rec., Monika Kornel, hpschd., Melissa Farrow, fte., Mikaela Oberg, fte.
  • Telemann: Paris Quartet in G. Ann Murphy, hpschd., Alison Catanach, baroque flute, Laura Vaughan, viola da gamba, Julia Fredersdorff, vln.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in D, K334. St Martin in the Field Ensemble.
  • Rachmaninov: Vespers, Op.37. Helen Hill, contr., Vadim Gan, spkr., Melbourne Chorale/Jonathan Grieves-Smith.
  • Schultz: Journey to Horseshoe Bend. Rodney Macann, bass, John Stanton, spkr., David Bruce, treb., Aaron Pedersen, spkr., Sydney SO, Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir, Sydney Children's Choir, Ntaria Ladies' Choir /David Porcelijn.
  • Wieniawski: Etudes-Caprices, Op.18. Ilya Gringolts, vln., Alexandr Bulov, vln.
  • Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta. Kim Walker, bsn., Susan Bickley, m-sop., BBC SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast, Suite, Op.51. New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen.
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in G, K.285a. Mary Sheargold, fte., Rebecca Adler, vln., Lillian-Terri Dahlenburg, vla., Aaron Yeoh, vlc.

  • 15th May

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  • Lyapunov: Symphony No.1 in B minor, Op.12. Moscow SO/Fedor Glushchenko.
  • Field: Nocturne No. 9 in E Flat. Miceal O'Rourke, pno.
  • Field: Nocturne No. 10 in E, Nocturne pastorale, H54. Elizabeth Joy Roe, pno.
  • Gossec: Terribilis est. James Oxley, ten., Alain Buet, bass, Kareen Durand, sop., Cyril Auvity, alto., Les Agremens, Namur Chamber Choir/Jean-Claude Malgoire.
  • Rigel: The Flight from Egypt. Isabelle Poulenard, sop., Alain Buet, bass, Philippe Do, alto., Versailles Baroque Music Centre Choir, Orchestre des Folies francoises/Olivier Schneebeli.
  • Rubinstein: Piano Sonata No.2 in C Minor, Op.20. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Haydn: La vera costanza. Jessye Norman, sop., Kari Lovaas, sop., Helen Donath, sop., Claes H Ahnsjo, ten., Wladimiro Ganzarolli, bass, Domenico Trimarchi, bar., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Lausanne CO/Antal Dorati.
  • Graun: Viola da Gamba Concerto in A Minor. Jan Feiheit, viola da gamba, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
  • Anderson: Piano Trio in E minor: "The Heart". Streeton Trio.
  • Bizet: Scenes bohemiennes ('La Jolie Fille de Perth'). Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV166, Where goest Yhou?. Kurt Equiluz, ten., Paul Esswood, alto, Max van Egmond, bass, Christoph Wegmann, sop., Leonhardt Consort, Tolz Boys' Choir, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Auber: Gustave III, ou le Bal masque, ballet music. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Holland: Three pieces - Nocturne, Fairy penguins, Twin towers. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin: Sunshine Journal-excerpts. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., Elena Kats-Chernin, pno.

  • 14th May

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  • Ives: Symphony No. 2. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Blyth: Horn Concerto. Geoff Lierse, horn, Virtual Orch.
  • Britten: Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a. London PO/Zhang Yi.
  • Schubert: Divertissement a la Francais in E minor, D.823. Christoph Eschenbach, pno., Justus Frantz, pno.
  • Gounod: Romeo et Juliette. Jose van Dam, bar., Roberto Alagna, ten., Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Marie-Ange Todorovitch, sop., Toulouse Capitole Orch, Toulouse Capitole Choir/Michel Plasson.
  • Strauss R: Don Quixote, Op.35. Paul Tortelier, vlc., Max Rostal, vln., Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe.
  • Respighi: Botticelli Triptych. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Spohr: Fantasy in C minor, Op.35. Gabriella Dall'Olio, harp.

  • 13th May

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  • Prokofiev: Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.40. Berlin PO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, Hob.I:105. Marieke Blankestijn, vln., William Conway, vlc., Douglas Boyd, oboe, Matthew Wilkie, bsn., CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Respighi: Sinfonia Drammatica. Slovak PO/Daniel Nazareth.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op.34. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Bernstein (arr. Crees): West Side Story - Suite. Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Richard Dufallo.
  • Janacek (arr. Breiner): Kata Kabanova Suite. New Zealand SO/Peter Breiner.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Golden Cockerel Suite. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69. Alfred Hornung, vlc., Yuri Rozum, pno.
  • Penaforte: An Eroica Trio. Eroica Trio.
  • Stanhope: Piccolo Concerto. Andrew MacLeod, picc., Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Walton (arr. Palmer): A Wartime Sketchbook. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Khachaturian: Othello, Suite. Slovak RSO/ Adriano.
  • Strauss Jnr: A bagatelle polka-mazurka, Op.187. Slovak State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Quilter: A Children's Overture, Op.17. Czechoslovak RSO/Adrian Leaper.

  • 12th May

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    11th May

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  • Borodin: Symphony No.2 in B minor. Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11. Roger Woodward, pno., /Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Bach CPE: Magnificat in D minor, Wq.215. Felicity Palmer, sop., Helen Watts, contr., Robert Tear, ten., Stephen Roberts, bass, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, King's College Choir Cambridge/Philip Ledger.
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No.2 in E Flat, K493. Andras Schiff, pno., Miklos Perenyi, vlc., Yuuko Shiokawa, vln., Erich Hobarth, vla.
  • Blyth: Violin Sonata. Justin Williams, vln., Virtual Orch.
  • Palestrina: Mass- Missa Benedicta es. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Berwald: Piano Trio in C. Kalman Drafi, pno., Jozsef Modrian, vln., Gyorgy Kertesz, vlc.
  • Selleck: Four Tapestries. Raga Dolls Salon Orch/David Osborne.
  • Moulinie (arr. Christie): Cantique de Moyse. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Sculthorpe: Songs of Sea and Sky. David Bollard, pno., Nigel Westlake, cl.
  • Grigoryan: Kolobok. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Leonard Grigoryan, gtr.
  • May: Frog Dreaming. Australian SO/Brian May.