Lesser-known works by well-known composers – plus hidden gems from our music library. From different genres, traditions and times, expect the unexpected!

Bill Miles


17th January

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  • Otterloo, Willem van: Symphonietta for Winds. Seven on Emerald Hill/John Hopkins.
  • Balakirev, Mily A.: Symphony No.1 in C. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Grainger, Percy: My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Dean, Brett: Viola Concerto. Brett Dean, vla. Sydney SO/Simone Young.
  • Jones, Trevor: Sunburnt Country. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.

  • 10th January

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  • Gershwin, George: Cuban Overture. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus, excerpts. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Symphony No.1 in E Minor, Op.1. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Mills, Richard: Soundscapes for Percussion & Orchestra. Richard Mills, perc. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Piano Trio in C, Hob.XV:27. Streeton Trio .
  • Marshall-Hall, George: Adagio sostenuto from Symphony in C Minor. Queensland Theatre Orch/Warren Bebbington.

  • 3rd January

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  • Glinka, Mikhail: Viola Sonata in D minor. Nobuko Imai, vla., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Mills, Richard: Symphony of Nocturnes. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Quintet in E flat for piano and winds, Op.16: excerpts. Kevin Power, pno., Leesa Dean, bsn., Paul Dean, cl., Peter Luff, horn, Sarah Meagher, oboe .
  • Williamson, Malcolm: Sinfonietta. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Theme and variations in C sharp minor, Op.73. Roy Howat, pno.
  • Allegri, Gregorio: Miserere. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.

  • 27th December

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  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Prelude to Khovanshchina. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Adagio in B Minor, K540. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Allworth, Robert: Australia Suite. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Cutlan, Paul: Spinning Forth. Jennifer Eriksson, viola da gamba, Raymond Harvey, hpschd.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor. Kristian Winther, vln., Michelle Wood, vlc.
  • Britten, Benjamin: A birthday Hansel, Op.92. Osian Ellis, harp, Peter Pears, ten.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: Night Pieces. Marshall McGuire, harp .

  • 20th December

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  • Sutherland, Margaret: Six Profiles. Larry Sitsky, pno.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Butterflying. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Wikstrom, Inger: Ballade for piano. Inger Wikstrom, pno.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Ancient airs and dances. Konstantin Scherbakov, pno.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Variations on "Dieu d'Amour", K.352. Ingrid Haebler, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.7 in D, Op.10/3. Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Micaela Gelius, pno.
  • Carr-Boyd, Ann: When the World was Green. Ann Carr-Boyd, pno.

  • 13th December

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  • Grainger, Percy: Bridal Song to a Nordic Princess. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Song of Destiny, Op.54. Malvern SO, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, West Gippsland Chorale/Andrew Wailes.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Notturno in D, Op.42. Nobuko Imai, vla., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Hill, Alfred: Symphony No.10 in C - Short Symphony. Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Sutherland, Margaret: Violin Concerto. Leonard Dommett, vln. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Requiem in D Minor, K.626. Ellen Bennett, sop., Kirsten Boerema, m-sop., Michael Leighton Jones, bar., Peter Mander, ten. Malvern SO, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, West Gippsland Chorale/Andrew Wailes.

  • 6th December

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  • Warlock, Peter: The Curlew. Adrian Thompson, ten., Christine Pendrill, cor ang., Philippa Davies, fte. Duke Quartet .
  • Chua, Sonny: Genesis. Sonny Chua, pno.
  • Scriabin, Alexander: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op.54. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Carmichael, John: Aria and Finale for Soprano Saxophone and Piano. John Carmichael, pno., Marc Naylor, sax.
  • Hotteterre, Jacques: Suite in G, Op. 2/3. Elysium Ensemble .
  • Gershwin, George: Lullaby. Orch 21/Caroline Henbest.
  • Bruch, Max: Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op.85. Patricia Pollett, vla. Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Grabowsky, Paul: If Snakes Could Fly. Katie Noonan, sop., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Scott Tinkler, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 29th November

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Duo in C, WoO27/1. Mozzafiato/Charles Neidich.
  • Brumby, Colin: Scena for Cor Anglais and Strings. Barry Davis, cor ang. Queensland SO/Richard Mills.
  • Schoenberg, Arnold: Transfigured Night, Op.4. Australia Pro Arte CO .
  • Frolov, Igor: Concert Fantasy from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Ensemble Liaison .
  • Walton, Sir William: Cello Concerto. Pieter Wispelwey, vlc. Sydney SO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Grabowsky, Paul: Amazing Possibility. Katie Noonan, sop., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Scott Tinkler, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 22nd November

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  • Nagasawa. Katsutoshi (arr. McGuire, Marshall): First Stirrings of Spring. Marshall McGuire, harp, Riley Lee, shakuhachi .
  • Gross, Eric: Antubconseas. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Glazunov, Alexander: The Seasons, Op.67. Sydney SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Austin Phillips, Eric: A Fish Triptych. Rhodri Clarke, pno. Australian Boys' Choir, The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: String Quartet in E flat, Hob.III:31,Op.20/1. Tinalley String Quartet .
  • Mageau, Mary: Concert Pieces. Darling Downs Trio .