Chamber & Instrumental Music

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


16th November

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  • Pergolesi: Flute Concerto in G, Cxxi:71. Giulio Viscardi, fte., European Community CO/Eivind Aadland.
  • Pergolesi: La Serva Padrona: Stizzoso, mio Stizzoso. Pergolesi: If you love me. A Scarlatti: The Violet . Victoria de los Angeles, sop., Geoffrey Parsons, pno.
  • Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C, RV425. Bonifacio Bianchi, mndln., I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052. Angela Hewitt, pno., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Vivaldi: Gloria in D, RV589. Sharon Kempton, sop., Lynlee Williams, m-sop., Ellen Bennett, sop., Trinity College Choir, Melbourne, Ensemble Gombert, Concentus Australis/John O'Donnell.
  • Turina (arr. Kain): Danzas fantasticas, Op.22. Guitar Trek.
  • Spohr: Variations on "Je suie encore dans mon printemps", Op.36. Mary Anderson, harp.

  • 15th November

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Bridge: Three Songs with Viola, Louise Winter (Msop), Roger Vignoles (pno)
  • Telemann: Flute quartet in F. Ensemble Variante.
  • Danzi: Trio in E minor, Op. 71/2. Ensemble Variante.
  • Jacob: Six Shakespearean sketches for violin, viola & cello. Ensemble Variante.
  • Reger: Serenade in D for flute, violin & viola, Op.77a. Ensemble Variante.
  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in D, K.285. Ensemble Variante.
  • Mahler (arr. Schoenberg): Songs of a Wayfarer. Jeffrey Black, bar., Sydney Soloists/John Harding.

  • 14th November

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  • Gabrielli: Sonata a 4 and 5 for Trumpet, Strings and Continuo, op.35 n.11.. Maurice Andre, tpt., Instrumental Ensemble of Bologna/Tito Gotti.
  • Beethoven: Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.1/3. Benaud Trio.
  • Schubert: Adagio and Rondo concertante in F, D.487. Melos Ensemble.
  • Schubert: The Fisherman Happy in Love, D.933. Gerald Moore, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Schubert: The Fisherman's Song, D881b. Gerald Moore, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Myaskovsky: Cello Sonata No.2 in A minor, Op.81. Yuli Turovsky, vlc., Luba Edlina, pno.
  • Kabalevsky: Piano Sonata No.3 in F, Op.46. Alexandre Dossin, pno.
  • Falla (arr. Dean): The Three-Cornered Hat. Southern Cross Soloists.

  • 13th November

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  • Dotzauer: Quartet for Cello Obligato, 2 violins & viola, Op.64. Anner Bylsma, vlc., Vera Beths, vln., Jody Gatwood, vln., Lisa Rautenberg, vla.
  • Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42. Roger Vignoles, pno., Bernarda Fink, m-sop.
  • Korngold: Suite for 2 Violins, Cello & Piano Left Hand, Op.23. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Leon Fleisher, pno., Jaime Laredo, vln., Joseph Silverstein, vln.
  • Lachner: Octet in B flat, Op.156. German Wind Soloists.

  • 12th November

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  • Mussorgsky (arr. Hull): Pictures at an Exhibition: The great gate of Kiev. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Borodin: Cello Sonata in B minor. Otto Kertesz, vlc., Ilona Prunyi, pno.
  • Borodin: String Quartet No.2 in D. Takacs Quartet.
  • Mussorgsky: Lieder. Paata Burchuladze, bass, Ludmilla Ivanova, pno.
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina - Orchestral Music. Philharmonia Orch/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Borodin: Piano Quintet in C minor. Ilona Prunyi, pno., New Budapest Quartet.

  • 9th November

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  • Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Bowman: Now Touch the Air Softly. Jaqueline Porter, sop., Calvin Bowman, pno.
  • Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D.385, Op.137/2. Duo Chamber Melange.
  • Dvorak: Five Bagatelles, Op.47, B.79. Isuelt Stephenson, vln., Margaret Baker, vln., Stephen Hughes, vlc., Larrisa Cox, accordion.
  • Bernstein (arr. Burley): West Side Story - Suite. Pro Arte Guitar Trio.
  • Debussy: Clair de lune. Mary Anderson, harp.

  • 8th November

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne..
  • Mozart: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K478. Sir Clifford Curzon, pno., Amadeus Quartet.
  • Schubert: Der Musensohn, D764. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Heidenroslein, D257. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Restless Love, D138. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Geheimes, D.719. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D558. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Ganymed, D544. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert: Wanderer's night song, D768. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Arensky: Piano trio No. 1 in D minor Op.32. Melbourne Piano Trio.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 82, It is enough. Dene Olding, vln., Dimity Hall, vln., Irina Morozova, vla., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd., Roderick Williams, bar., Kirsty McCahon, db., Nick Deutsch, oboe, Trey Lee, vlc.
  • Koehne: Way Out West. Diana Doherty, oboe, Sinfonia Australis/Mark Summerbell.
  • Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words in A minor, Op.62/5, ' Venetian Gondola Song'. Roger Woodward, pno.

  • 7th November

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  • Molter: Sinfonia Concertante in D for trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 horns & bassoon. Bart Schneemann, oboe, Wolfgang Basch, tpt., Han de Vries, oboe, Bob van Asperen, hpschd., Frans Berkhout, bsn., Vincente Zarzo, horn, Jose Zarzo, horn.
  • Mozart: Clarinet Quartet in E Flat, K380/374f, Op.79 (arr. from Violin Sonata in Eb). Jean-Claude Veilhan, cl., Trio Stadler.
  • Strauss R: Georgina, Op.10/4. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Wolfgang Sawallisch, pno.
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 6 in A minor, Op.12, B.40. Panocha Quartet.
  • Falla: Song of the Volga boatmen. Josep Colom, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50. The Australian Trio.

  • 6th November

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  • Breval (bon 6.11. 1753) (arr. Devienne): Symphonie Concertante in F, Op.31. Marc Grauwels, fte., Alain De Reijckere, bsn., Walloon Royal CO/Bernard Labadie.
  • Sousa (born 6.11.1854): Stars and Stripes. Royal Australian Navy Band/Comm. W. W. Farrell.
  • Sousa: Semper Fidelis. Royal Australian Navy Band/Comm. W. W. Farrell.
  • Sousa: Liberty Bell. Royal Australian Navy Band/Comm. W. W. Farrell.
  • Schubert (arr. Liszt): Evenings in Vienna, No.6. Ignacy Jan Paderewski (born 6.11.1860), pno.
  • Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat, Op.47. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Paderewski: Caprice, Op.14/3. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Paderewski: The old minuet, Op.14/1. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Paderewski: Melody, Op.8/3. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.10 in E. Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pno.
  • Sousa: Tango: The Gliding Girl. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Sousa: Sandalphon Waltzes. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.
  • Vine: String Quartet No.4. Takacs Quartet.
  • Paderewski: My Tears Were Flowing. Felicja Blumental, pno., Annette Celine, sop.
  • Paderewski: The Days of Roses are Vanished. Felicja Blumental, pno., Annette Celine, sop.

  • 5th November

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  • Grieg: Elegiac Melody. June Nixon, org.
  • Wiren: Piano Trio No.2, Op.36. Stockholm Arts Trio.
  • Sibelius: Trio in G, JS205. Jaakko Kuusisto, vln., Folke Grasbeck, pno., Satu Vanska, vln.
  • Sibelius: Piano Quintet in G minor. Anthony Goldstone, pno., Gabrieli String Quartet.
  • Wiren: Serenade for Strings, Op.11. Swedish CO/Petri Sakari.
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite, Op.40. Einar Steen-Nokleberg, pno.