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A pleasant and relaxing morning program of medium-length orchestral and chamber works with a segment featuring an accompanied solo artist.


20th May

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  • Vivaldi: Bassoon concerto in D minor, RV481. Daniel Smith, bsn., English CO/Philip Ledger.
  • Saint-Saens: Caprice in F sharp minor on Danish & Russian Airs, Op.7. Pascal Rogé, pno., Maurice Bourgue, oboe, Michel Portal, cl., Catherine Cantin, fte.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047. Paul Goodwin, oboe, John Holloway, vln., Marion Verbruggen, rec., David Staff, tpt., Taverner Consort, Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott.
  • Albeniz: Spanish Rhapsody, Op.70. Felicja Blumental, pno., Trieste PO/Luigi Toffolo.
  • Bizet (arr. Waxman): Carmen Fantasy. Tristram Williams, tpt., Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Grainger: English Dance. BBC PO/Richard Hickox.
  • Respighi: Overture - Belfagor. BBC PO/Sir Edward Downes.

  • 13th May

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  • Vivaldi (arr. Williams): Violin concerto in A, RV345, trans. for guitar. John Williams, gtr., Franz Liszt CO/Janos Rolla.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.3 in E flat, Op.75. Geoffrey Tozer, pno., London PO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV161, Come, sweet death. Mark Padmore, ten., Robin Tyson, alto, Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.11 in B flat, Op.22. Wilhelm Kempff, pno.
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.25 - Classical. Berlin PO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Schubert: String Quartet No. 2 in C, D32. Kodaly Quartet.

  • 6th May

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  • Locatelli: Concerto Grosso No. 8 in F minor, Op.1/8. Capella Istropolitana/Jaroslav Krecek.
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op.15. Stephen Kovacevich, pno., Australian CO/Stephen Kovacevich.
  • Vaughan Williams: Oboe concerto in A minor. Celia Nicklin, oboe, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Haydn: Symphony No.101 in D, Hob.I:101 - Clock. Orch of St Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B flat, Op.31. Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado.

  • 29th April

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  • CAV and theme
  • Beethoven: Coriolan, Op.62: Overture. Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Boccherini: Symphony in D minor, "La Casa del Diavolo", G.506, Op.12/4. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Barber: Violin Concerto in G, Op.14: Andante. Isaac Stern, vln., New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Dittersdorf: Viola Concerto in F. Petr Pribyl, vla., South Bohemia Chamber Philharmonic/Ondrej Kukal.
  • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Incidental music. Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs: At Sunset. Hanne-Lore Kuhse, sop., Gewandhaus Orch/Vaclav Neumann.

  • 22nd April

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  • Quantz: Horn concerto No.9 in E flat. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.3 in A, Op.69. Elyane Laussade, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34. Dame Edna Everage, spkr., Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 41 in C, Hob.I:41. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Op.112. Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 90, There ripens fast for your destruction. Peter Harvey, bar., James Gilchrist, ten., William Towers, alto, Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 15th April

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  • Rossini: Semiramide, Overture. New York PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D, Op.35. Viktoria Mullova, vln., Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Dvorak: American Suite in A, Op.98b. B 190. West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 21, My heart was sorely troubled. Kurt Equiluz, ten., Paul Esswood, alto, Walker Wyatt, bass, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Vienna Boys' Choir, Chorus Viennensis/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

  • 8th April

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  • Vivaldi: Cello concerto in G, RV413. Christophe Coin, vlc., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Britten: Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes, Op.33a. ROHO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No.12 in F, Op.96, B.179 - American. Australian String Quartet.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 81 in G, Hob.I:81. Australian CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV140, Awaken, the voices call to us. Michael George, bass, Ian Bostridge, ten., Susan Gritton, sop., AAM, King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.

  • 1st April

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  • Bach CPE: Quartet in A minor, Wq.93. Anthony Pleeth, vlc., Nicholas McGegan, fte., Catherine Mackintosh, vla., Christopher Hogwood, fortepiano.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.108. Pamela Frank, vln., Czech PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Dowland: Come again. Consort Eclectus.
  • Dowland: Fine knacks for ladies. Consort Eclectus.
  • Bach: French Suite No.5 in G, BWV816. James Rhodes, pno.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.1. Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.2. Philharmonia Hungarica/Antal Dorati.

  • 25th March

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  • CAV and theme
  • Verdi: Il' finto Stanislao: Overture. National SO of Ireland/Rico Saccani.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor, Hob.I:80. Australian CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Rachmaninov: Nocturne in F sharp minor. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Khachaturian: Othello, Suite. Slovak RSO/ Adriano.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Duncan Gifford, pno., Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.