Chamber & Instrumental Music

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Solo performers, chamber ensembles and small orchestras play music in a wide range of styles from different periods.


24th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Haydn: String Quartet in B Flat, Hob.III:1, Op.1/1. Australian String Quartet.
  • Sculthorpe: Four little pieces for piano duet. Rhondda Gillespie, pno., Robert Weatherburn, pno.
  • Schubert: Notturno in E flat, D897. Macquarie Trio.
  • Carr-Boyd: Home Thoughts from Abroad. Sue Elliott, m-sop., Macquarie Baroque Players.
  • Mendelssohn (arr. Martin): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Scherzo. Seraphim Trio.
  • Mendelssohn (arr. Martin): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Nocturne. Seraphim Trio.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.1in F minor Op 2 No.1, Tatiana Nikolayeva
  • Rubbra: Three Psalms Op 61, Kathleen Ferrier, Frederick Stone
  • Carmichael: A Little Night Music. John Carmichael, pno., Roger Armstrong, fte.
  • Liszt: Nuits d'été (Berloiz), piano transcription, S399. Leslie Howard, pno.

  • 23rd May

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  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV531. Anthony Pleeth, vlc., Anner Bylsma, vlc., AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Beethoven (arr. Busoni): Rondo a capriccio in G, Op.129, 'Rage over a lost penny'. Gianluca Cascioli, pno.
  • Bach: Concerto for four harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065. Kenneth Gilbert, hpschd., Nicholas Kraemer, hpschd., Trevor Pinnock, hpschd., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd., The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Haydn: Divertimento No.3 in C for flute, violin & cello, Op.100, Hob.IV:8. Jean-Jacques Kantorow, vln., Aurele Nicolet, fte., Mari Fujiwara, vlc.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No. 2 in D, K155. Amadeus Quartet.
  • Schubert: Piano Trio Movement in B flat, D.28. Beaux Arts Trio.
  • Telemann: Trio sonata in D minor for recorder, violin & continuo.. Amarillis.
  • Mendelssohn: Concert Piece in D minor, Op.114. Julius Drake, pno., Victoria Soames, cl., Roger Heaton, basset-horn.
  • Dvorak: Two Waltzes, Op.54,B.105. Prague Quartet.
  • Saint-Saens: Romance in D flat, Op.37. Rodney Friend, vln., Lisa Friend, fte., Mark Kinkaid, pno., Martin Radford, vlc.
  • Sibelius: Scherzo in E minor, JS165. Jaakko Kuusisto, vln., Folke Grasbeck, pno., Taneli Turunen, vlc., Peter Lonnqvist, pno.
  • Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trombone and trumpet. Alan Civil, horn, John Wilbraham, tpt., John Iveson, tbn.
  • Stravinsky: Chanson Russe. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Handel: Semele: Endless pleasure. Renee Fleming, sop., OAE/Harry Bicket.
  • Botsford: Black and White Rag. Belgian National Orch Clarinet Quartet.

  • 22nd May

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  • Rossini: The Silken Ladder, Overture. LCP/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Liszt: Piano transcription on Wagner's The Flying Dutchman: Spinning Chorus. Daniel Barenboim, pno.
  • Pacini: Stella di Napoli: Where are you, cruel man. Joyce Di Donato, m-sop., Lyon Opera Orch, Lyon Opera Chorus/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Weber: Overture: Preciosa (piano). Alexander Paley, pno., Brian Zeger, pno.
  • Fucik (arr. Barsottii): Florentine March, Op.214. Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Trevor Jones.
  • JS Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Jacques Loussier Trio.
  • Francaix: Little quartet. Eddie Daniels, cl., Peter Handsworth, cl., Trio di Clarone.
  • Beethoven: Cello Sonata No.1 in F, Op.5/1: 2nd mvt.. Marcus Stoker, vlc., Jayson Gillham, pno.
  • Gounod: Faust: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure. Jonas Kaufmann, ten., Prague PO/Marco Armiliato.
  • Carr-Boyd: Federation Rag. John Martin, pno.
  • Schubert: String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D703 - Quartettsatz. Flinders Quartet.

  • 21st May

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  • Bach: Trio Sonata in G, BWV530. Christopher Wrench, org.
  • Edwards: Maninya III.. Canberra Wind Soloists.
  • Edwards: Maninya V. Hartley Newnham, alto., Susan Blake, vlc.
  • Smalley: Piano Quintet. Roger Smalley, pno., Australian String Quartet.
  • Porpora: In caelo stelle clare. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Arensky: Suite No.2, "Silhouttes", Op.23. Stephen Coombs, Ian Munro, pnos.
  • Prokofiev: Overture on Jewish Themes, Op.34. James Campbell, cl., Rivka Golani, vla., Borodin Trio, Eleonora Turovsky, vln.
  • Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto. Duo Gavin.

  • 18th May

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  • Mozart: Overture - Magic Flute, K620. New Monash Orch/Andre de Quadros.
  • Baker: Phoenix Songs. Robert Chamberlain, pno., Genevieve Lacey, rec.
  • Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042. Richard Tognetti, vln., Australian CO.
  • Schumann: Carnival in Vienna, Op.26. Jeno Jando, pno.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Los Romeros/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Wagenseil: Concerto in G for harp, two violins and cello. Roberta Alessandrini, harp, Mantua Orch/Vittorio Parisi.
  • Gershwin: Summertime. Simon Tedeschi, pno.

  • 17th May

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Alkan: Study in E, Etude de Concert, Op.35/12. Stephanie McCallum, pno.
  • Glanville-Hicks (arr. Chambers): Three Gymnopedies. Stables Ensemble.
  • Faure: Three songs. Sally Wilson, m-sop., Katherine Day, pno.
  • Bach: Sonata in G minor, BWV1001, excerpts. Danny Gu, vln.
  • Corghi: Syncopations for solo violin. Danny Gu, vln.
  • Paganini: Theme & Variations in G on "Nel cor piu non mi sento" fr: Paisiello's La Molinara, for solo violin. Danny Gu, vln.
  • Ravel: Violin Sonata in G. Louisa Breen, pno., Danny Gu, vln.
  • Telemann: Ten Heroic Marches. Maurice Andre, tpt., Hedwig Bilgram, org.
  • Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV103. Cologne Camerata.

  • 16th May

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  • Torelli: Sinfonia a 4 in C. Maurice Andre, tpt., Bernard Soustrot, tpt., Thierry Caens, tpt., Jean-Paul Leroy, tpt., Ensemble Orchl de Paris/Jean-Pierre Wallez.
  • Stamitz: Clarinet concerto No.10 in B flat. Sabine Meyer, cl., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
  • Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F, Op.17. Joerg Demus, pno., Gerd Seifert, horn.
  • Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B Flat, D485. LCP/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Duparc: Chanson triste. Amir Farid, pno., Siobhan Stagg, sop.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op 8. Moscow Trio.
  • Janacek: Violin Sonata. Josef Suk, vln., Jan Panenka, pno.
  • Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe & Piano. Prudence Davis, fte., Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Ian Munro, pno.

  • 15th May

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  • Monteverdi (born 15.5.1567): Ariadne's Lament. Andrew Lawrence-King, harp, Ton Koopman, hpschd., Paolo Pandolfo, bass viol, Montserrat Figueras, sop., Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Lorenz Duftschmid, violone.
  • Monteverdi: Madrigals, 8th Book: Lamento della ninfa. Montserrat Figueras, sop., Lambert Climent, ten., La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall.
  • Monteverdi: Love Letter, 1619. Cathy Berberian, m-sop., Bruno Canino, pno.
  • Monteverdi (arr. Twist): L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro. Kirsty McCahon, db., Sally Maer, vlc., Michelle Kelly, vln., Narine Melconian, vln., Rosemary Quinn, vlc., Stefan Duwe, vla., Catherine Davis, hpschd.
  • Monteverdi: Five Madrigals. Tommie Andersson, theorbo, The Song Company.
  • Larsson (born 15.5.1908): Lyric Fantasy, Op.54. Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist.
  • Larsson: Concertino for Clarinet & String Orchestra, Op.45/3. Michel Lethiec, cl., Musica Vitae/Michel Lethiec.
  • Larsson: Concertino for Viola & String Orchestra, Op.45/9. Bengt Andersson, vla., Stockholm Chamber Ensemble/Jan-Olav Wedin.
  • Larsson: Nine Songs,Op.35, excerpts. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno.
  • Larsson: Little Serenade, Op.12. Swedish CO/Petter Sundkvist.

  • 14th May

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  • Bach: Trio sonata in D minor, BWV527. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Purcell: Indian Queen. Andrew Tortise, ten., Andre Morsch, ten., Judith Van Wanroij, sop., Amel Brahim-Djelloul, sop., Claire Debono, sop., Konstantin Wolff, bass-baritone, Xavier Sabata, alto., Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Grieg: String Quartet in G minor, Op.27. Lars Anders Tomter, vla., Truls Mork, vlc., Solve Sigerland, vln., Atle Sponberg, vln.
  • Faure: Masques et bergamasques, Op.112. Pierre-Alain Volondat, pno., Patrick de Hooge, pno.
  • Mozart: String Quartet No.17 in B Flat, K458 - Hunt. Jerusalem Quartet.

  • 11th May

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  • Cimarosa: Giannina e Bernardone, Overture. Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon.
  • Respighi: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.1. Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite for piano, Op.75 - ten excerpts. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Schubert: String Quintet in C, D956, Op.163. Paul Tortelier, vlc., Isaac Stern, vln., Milton Katims, vla., Pablo Casals, vlc., Alexander Schneider, vln.
  • Josquin Desprez: Ave Maria...virgo serena. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.