Music for the voice, featuring the greatest singers from the past and present in a repertoire including art songs, ballads, lieder, sacred works, choral music, and items from operas and musicals.


20th September

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Coming Home. Ann Murray, m-sop., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Elijah, Op.70. Thomas Allen, bar.. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Academy St Martin in the Fields Chorus/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert (arr. Prizeman, Robert): Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. Aled Jones, bar., Aled Jones, treb. English Session Orch/Robert Prizeman.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Love is a bable. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Malcolm Martineau, pno.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Songs of the Sea, Op.91: Drake's Drum. Gregory Yurisich, bar. Tasmanian SO/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: The Fairy Lough. Kathleen Ferrier, contr.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: A Soft Day. Bernadette Greevy, contr., Hugh Tinney, pno.
  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: The Song of Hiawatha, Op.30 - Scenes. Arthur Davies, ten., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Helen Field, sop. Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orch/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • White, Maude Valerie: So We'll Go No More a'Roving. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Caractacus, Op.35 They gather the wreaths. Judith Howarth, sop., Arthur Davies, ten. London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Mikado. Alone, and yet alive ... Hearts do not break. Felicity Palmer, cont. Welsh National Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 13th September

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Questa o quella. Jussi Bjoerling, ten.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto - Quel vecchio maledivami..Signor, va non ho niente. Neil Warren-Smith, bass, Robert Allman, bar. Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Figlia, Mio Padre!. Anna Moffo, sop., Robert Merrill, bar. RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Gualtier Malde...Caro nome. Maria Callas, sop, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano/Tullio Serafin
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrima. Luciano Pavarotti, ten. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Edward Downes.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Poverno Rigoletto. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Virgilio Carbonari, bass La Scala Chorus, Milan, La Scala Orch, Milan/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Cortigiani, vil razza dannata. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. La Scala Orch, Milan/Rafael Kubelik.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: La donna e mobile. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Parma Opera Orch, Piacenza Municipal Theatre Chorus/Pier Giorgio Morandi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell'amore. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Huguette Tourangeau, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., Sherrill Milnes, bar.

  • 6th September

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  • Dennis, Matt: Everything Happens to Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Kern, Jerome: A Fine Romance. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Unnamed Orch .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: What's the use of wond'rin'. Barbara Cook, voc. Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.

  • 30th August

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  • Dennis, Matt: Everything Happens to Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Kern, Jerome: A Fine Romance. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Unnamed Orch .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: What's the use of wond'rin'. Barbara Cook, voc. Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.

  • 23rd August

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  • Dennis, Matt: Everything Happens to Me. Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Kern, Jerome: A Fine Romance. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Unnamed Orch .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: What's the use of wond'rin'. Barbara Cook, voc. Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.

  • 16th August

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  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon: Je suis Titania. Beverley Sills, sop. Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Royal PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Songs of a Wayfarer. David Lutz, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Pacini, Giovanni: Stella di Napoli: Where are you, cruel man. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Lyon Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orch/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Le Prophete: O Pretres de Baal…O toi qui mábandonne. Marilyn Horne, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Henry Lewis.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Eugene Onegin. Kuda, kuda "Lensky's aria" Neil Shicoff, ten., Gunter Emmerlich, bs. Dresden State Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/James Levine.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: O patria mia. Leontyne Price, sop. Rome Opera House Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis.

  • 9th August

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  • Vivaldi: Introdutione al Miserere Filiae maestae Jerusalem, RV 638. Delphine Galou, cont, Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone
  • Vivaldi: Hymnus Deus tuorm militum, RV 612. Delphine Galou, cont, Alessandro Giangrande, ten, Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amo... Dormiro sol. Ildar Abdrazakov, bs, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Nabucco: D'Egitto la sui lidi. Ildar Abdrazakov, bs, Choeur et Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Sicilian Vespers: O tu, Palermo. Ildar Abdrazakov, bs, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser: Dich teure Halle. Lise Davidsen, sop, Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich. Lise Davidsen, sop, Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs: Fruhling. Lise Davidsen, sop, Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen

  • 2nd August

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Mazeppa: lullaby. Jennifer McGregor, sop. West Australian SO/Gerald Krug.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Paul Bunyan: Lullaby of Dream Shadows. Andrew Murgatroyd, ten., Angus Smith, ten., Bronwen Mills, sop., Patricia Forbes, sop. English CO/Philip Brunelle.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Sadko, Op.5: Lullaby of the Sea Princess. Galina Vishnevskaya, sop. London PO/Mstislav Rostropovitch.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: The kiss, Wiegenlied. Sena Jurinac, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Warwick Braithwaite.
  • Sadero, Geni (arr. Gamley, Douglas): Era la vo (Sicilian lullaby). Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Sinfonia of London/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenlied, Op.41/1. Steve Davislim, ten. State Orch of Victoria/Simone Young.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Wiegenlied, Op.49/4 (Lullaby). Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone London SO/Barry Wordsworth.
  • Strauss R: Wiegenliedchen, Op.49/3. Irwin Gage, pno., Lucia Popp, sop.
  • Berg, Alban: Wozzeck. Alice Oelke, alto, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Evelyn Lear, sop., Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Gerhard Stolze, ten., Helmut Melchert, ten., Karl Christian Kohn, bar., Kurt Bohme, bass, Martin Vantin, ten., Robert Koffmane, bass, Walter Muggelberg, bass Chorus of German Opera, Berlin, Orch of German Opera, Berlin/Karl Bohm.
  • Ives, Charles: Berceuse. J J Penna, pno., Mary Phillips, m-sop.
  • Diepenbrock, Alphons: Berceuse - lullaby. Dalton Baldwin, pno., Elly Ameling, sop., Richte van der Meer, vlc.
  • Godard, Benjamin Louis (arr. Kovac, Tibor): Jocelyn - Berceuse. Piotr Beczala, ten. The Philharmonics .

  • 26th July

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  • Bowman, Calvin: Ferry Me Across the Water. Ian Munro, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: My Lord! The Mastersinger's way. Connell Byrne, ten., Gregory Dempsey, ten. Sadlers' Wells Orch/Reginald Goodall.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Elijah, Op.70. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Recondita armonia. Donald Smith, ten. Tasmanian SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: A Masked Ball: Ecco l'orrido campo. Lisa Gasteen, sop. Queensland SO/Roderick Brydon.
  • Schubert, Franz: Ganymed, D544. John Winther, pno., Lauris Elms, contr.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Youths Magic Horn, excerpts. Darryl Coote, pno., Michael Leighton Jones, bar., Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop.


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