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.


20th July

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  • Paisiello: Concerto for Mandolin, Strings & Harpsichord in C. Ugo Orlandi, mndln., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in E Flat, Hob.III:38, Op.33/2, 'Joke;'. Lindsay String Quartet.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.12 in G, K110. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy. Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orc/Timothy Reynish.
  • Rodrigo: Concierto Madrigal. Pepe Romero, gtr., Angel Romero, gtr., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for recorder & organ. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Neal Peres da Costa, org.
  • Mozart (arr. Spevacek): Exsultate jubilate, K165: Alleluia. Jonathan Bradley, org., Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.

  • 19th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Weber: Grand duo concertant in E flat, Op.48, Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Cyril Preedy (Pno)
  • Couperin: Fourteenth Concert - Les Gouts Reunis. Linda Kent, hpschd., Rosanne Hunt, vlc., David Walter, oboe.
  • Telemann: Trio Sonata No.12 in E flat, TWV 42:Es3. Linda Kent, hpschd., Rosanne Hunt, vlc., David Walter, oboe.
  • Wolf: Prayer. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Wolf: Sleeping Christ Child. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Wolf: Peregrina l. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Wolf: Peregrina ll. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Wilcher: Catacombs. Jeanell Carrigan, pno.
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, B.19. Panocha Quartet.
  • Gifford: Fantasy. Stephanie McCallum, pno., Laura Chislett, fte.

  • 18th July

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  • Altenburg: Concerto in D for 7 trumpets. Gerard Schwarz, tpt., New York Trumpet Ensemble, Y Chamber Symphony of New York/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Boccherini: Cello concerto No. 9 in B flat, G.482. Matt Haimovitz, vlc., English CO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.12 in A flat, Op.26. Sviatoslav Richter, pno.
  • Mozart: Abendempfindung, K523. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Walter Gieseking, pno.
  • Borodin: String Quintet in F minor. Otto Kertesz, vlc., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Debussy: En blanc et noir. Stephen Kovacevich, pno., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Falla (arr. Grigoryan): Four Spanish Pieces. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Leonard Grigoryan, gtr.

  • 17th July

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  • Tovey (born 17.7.1875): Cello Sonata in F, Op.4. Rebecca Rust, vlc., David Apter, pno.
  • Dale (born 17.7.1885): Sonata in E, Op.11. Michael Dussek, pno., Lorraine McAslan, vln.
  • Tovey: Elegiac Variations, Op.25. Rebecca Rust, vlc., David Apter, pno.
  • Firsova: Far Away. Continuum Sax.
  • Peterson: A Voice from the City. Marianne Powles, voc., Paul Dhasmana, fte., Michael Sitsky, fte., Susannah Flint, cl., Catherine Playoust, cl., Kevin Barker, tbn., Diana Blom, pno., /Elliott Gyger.

  • 16th July

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  • Stanley: Suite of Trumpet Voluntaries No.1 in D. Gabriele Cassone, tpt., Antonio Frige, org.
  • Telemann: Canary Cantata. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.
  • Hummel: Piano Trio in E Flat, Op.96. Borodin Trio.
  • Farrenc Louise: Sextet in C minor Op40 Opera Ensemble
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op.110. Flinders Quartet.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27/2, 'Moonlight'. Adoria Li.

  • 13th July

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  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in C, K.285b. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Flinders Quartet.
  • Mozart: Symphony No.19 in E Flat, K.132. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66a. Aurora Duo.
  • Giuliani: Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Viola & Orchestra in E. Ugo Orlandi, mndln., Dorina Frati, mndln., Jodi Levitz, vla., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Brumby: Four Songs of the Sea. National Boys' Choir of Australia, QC Ensemble/Peter Casey.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in C, Hob.III:39, Op.33/3, Bird. Lindsay String Quartet.
  • Albeniz (arr. Kain): Suite espagnola, Op.47/5: Asturias. Guitar Trek.

  • 12th July

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Schubert: Uraniens Flucht, D.554. Thomas Hampson, bar., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Dyson: Variations on Old Psalm Tunes Book 3, Daniel Cook
  • Hill: String Quartet No.2 in G minor, A Maori legend in four scenes. Dominion Quartet.
  • Leighton: Preludes, Margret Fingerhut
  • Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel. Ian Munro, pno., Peter Jenkin, cl.
  • Poulenc: Airs Chantes, FP46. Roger Frampton, pno., Pamela Wainwright, sop.
  • Faure: Cello sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.109. Lowri Blake, vlc., Caroline Palmer, pno.

  • 11th July

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  • Bach: Magnificat in D, BWV243. Maurice Andre, tpt., Lausanne CO, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne/Michel Corboz.
  • Haydn: Piano Sonata in C, Hob.XVI:35. Christoph Eschenbach, pno.
  • Haydn M: Duo No.1 in C, P.127. Thomas Zehetmair, vln., Tabea Zimmermann, vla.
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.12/3. Yehudi Menuhin, vln., Hephzibah Menuhin, pno.
  • Debussy: Beau Soir. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Renee Fleming, sop.
  • Debussy: Apparition. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Renee Fleming, sop.
  • Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 in D, Op.11. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op 8. Moscow Trio.

  • 10th July

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  • Wieniawski: b.10,7,1835 Variations on an Original Theme, Op.15. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Ian Brown, pno.
  • Berlioz: La captive, Op.12. Josephine Veasey, m-sop., 10.7.1930. London SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata No.2 in D, Op.58. Darryl Coote, pno., Josephine Vains, vlc.
  • Berwald: Septet in B flat. Vienna Octet members.
  • Borodin: Piano Quintet in C minor. Ilona Prunyi, pno., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Thomas: Cambria. Lipman Harp Duo.

  • 9th July

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  • Bach: Passacaglia and fugue in C minor, BWV582. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Anderson: Piano Trio in E minor: "The Heart". Streeton Trio.
  • Schubert: The Diver, D.77. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Karl Engel, pno.
  • Martinu: Oboe Quartet. Kathryn Selby, pno., Joel Marangella, oboe, Charmian Gadd, vln., Alexander Ivashkin, vlc.
  • Farrenc: Nonetto in E flat, Op.38. Minerva Chamber Ensemble/Kevin Geraldi.