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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.


19th May

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  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F, BWV1057. Christophe Rousset, hpschd., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Debussy: Children's Corner. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Boccherini: Symphony in A, Op.12/6. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Mompou: Suite Compostelana. Antigoni Goni, gtr.
  • Stamitz JW: Trumpet Concerto in D. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Puccini: La Boheme - Fantasy for orchestra. Christopher Warren-Green, vln., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 12th May

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  • Vaughan Williams: English Folksong Suite. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • C P E Bach: Sinfonia in E Flat, Wq.183/2. Salzburg Chamber PO/Yoon K Lee.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Variations for Oboe and Military Band. Alf Nilsson, oboe, Stockholm Concert Band/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Beethoven: Ode to Joy. Sydney Philharmonia Chamber Singers, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir & Orch/Antony Walker.
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue. Larry Adler, harmonica, Bernard Walz, pno.
  • J C Bach: Oboe Quartet in B flat. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Antonio Salvatore, vln., Massimo Paris, vla., Vito Paternoster, vlc.
  • Grainger: Tribute to Stephen Foster. Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orch/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV419. Michael Dahlenburg, vlc., Melbourne CO/Rebecca Chan.
  • Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No.1. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.

  • 5th May

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  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20: Black Swan Pas de deux. Boston Symphony/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Sullivan: The Yeomen of the Guard: Highlights. D'Oyly Carte Opera Company/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Beethoven: Egmont, Op.84: Overture. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Handel: Concerto grosso in A minor, Op.6/4. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Saint-Saens (arr. Lemare): Danse macabre, Op.40. Vincent Warnier, org.
  • Mozart: Divertimento in B flat, K.137. Virtuosi Tasmania.
  • Sculthorpe: Little Suite. Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble/Basil Hawkins.
  • Britten: Gloriana, Op.53: Courtly Dances. Julian Bream, gtr., Julian Bream Consort.

  • 28th April

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  • CAV and introduction
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq.170. Tim Hugh, vlc., Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Richard Studt.
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op 56 - Scottish. Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Aldo Ciccolini, pno., Orchestre de Paris/Serge Baudo.
  • Dvorak: Mazurka in E minor, Op.49, B.90. Renata Ardasevova, pno., Ivanna Tomaskova, vln.
  • Anonymous: Corde natus ex parentis. Matthew Sharp, vlc., Christian Forshaw, sax., Voces 8.

  • 21st April

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  • Stamitz: Clarinet concerto No. 7 in E flat. Kalman Berkes, cl., Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia/Bela Drahos.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.2 in B flat, D125. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.3. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Suite, Op.57. Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Bach CPE: Quartet in G, Wq.95. Anthony Pleeth, vlc., Nicholas McGegan, fte., Catherine Mackintosh, vla., Christopher Hogwood, fortepiano.

  • 14th April

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  • Vivaldi: Oboe concerto in C, RV447. Theodore Baskin, oboe, I Musici de Montreal/Yuli Turovsky.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.1. Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.2. Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Dvorak: Five Bagatelles, Op.47, B.79. Rudolf Firkusny, harmonium, Juilliard String Quartet.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 71, God is my sov'rein. Kurt Equiluz, ten., Paul Esswood, alto, Wilhelm Wiedl, sop., Lieuwe Visser, bass, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Tolz Boys' Choir/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Britten: Simple Symphony, Op.4. Guildhall String Ensemble/Robert Salter.

  • 7th April

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  • Handel: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.3/4. Handel & Haydn Society/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Sullivan: HMS Pinafore (Highlights). D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, New Promenade Orch/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Hob.I:44, Mourning. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op.2. Domus.
  • Bach CPE: Sinfonia in C, Wq.182/3. Camerata Bern/Thomas Fueri.
  • Scarlatti (arr. Brouwer): Guitar sonata in G, K146. Andrew Blanch, gtr.
  • Scarlatti (arr. Le Hoang): Guitar sonata in D, K178. Andrew Blanch, gtr.

  • 31st March

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  • CAV and introduction
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11. Murray Perahia, pno., Israel PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.108. Pamela Frank, vln., Czech PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Grieg: Symphony in C minor. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins in A minor, RV523: Largo. Thomas Brandis, vln., Emil Maas, vln., Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.