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 November

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  • Jaell, Marie: 12 Waltzes & Finale for Piano with 4 Hands. Lidija & Sanja Bizjak, pno.
  • Austin Phillips, Eric: The 'Melbourne' Symphony. Melbourne Youth Orch/Paul Fitzsimon.
  • Leonarda, Isabella: Sonata Duodecima, Op.16 in D minor. Catherine Finnis, vlc., Glenys March, hpschd., Lucinda Moon, vln., Tommie Andersson, theorbo .
  • Rubinstein, Anton (arr. Sitsky, Larry): Suite for wind quintet. Canberra Wind Soloists .
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Flute Concertino, Op.107. Karen Schofield, fte., Anne Lewitzka, pno.
  • Wagenseil, Georg Christoph: Concerto in G for harp, two violins and cello. Roberta Alessandrini, harp Mantua Orch/Vittorio Parisi.

  • 10th November

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  • Sutherland, Margaret: Six Profiles. Larry Sitsky, pno.
  • Jaell, Marie: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra. Xavier Phillips, vlc ; Brussels PO/Herve Niquet
  • Thomas, Ambroise: String quartet in E minor, Op.1. Daniel String Quartet .
  • Beach, Amy: Symphony in E minor, Op.32 "Gaelic". Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Martin, Ruth Lee: Annunciation 2. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.

  • 3rd November

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  • Rabushka, Aaron: Suite Antique. Bohuslav Martinu Brass Quartet of Zlin .
  • Bainton, Edgar: Symphony No.2 in D minor. BBC PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Dinescu, Violetta: When tears flow from joy. Christine Olbrich, pno., Dorothea von Albrecht, vlc.
  • Lehmann, Wilfred: String Quartet No.2. Sydney String Quartet .
  • Wikstrom, Inger: Ballade for piano. Inger Wikstrom, pno.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, Op.24. BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox.

  • 27th October

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  • Lalo, Edouard: String quartet in E flat, Op.45. Daniel String Quartet .
  • Clifford, Hubert: Symphony 1940. BBC PO/Vernon Handley.
  • Lambert, Constant: Eight Poems of Li-Po., Yvonne Kenny, sop., Malcolm Martineau, pno.
  • Austin Phillips, Eric: Barcarolle. Amir Farid, pno.
  • Dargaville, Tim: Invisible Dances for Mixed Septet. Arcko Symphonic Project/Timothy Phillips.

  • 20th October

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  • Abbott, Katy: Symphony No.1, 'Souls of Fire'. Kiev Philharmonic/Robert Ian Winstin.
  • Schumann, Robert: String Quartet in F, Op.41/2. Fine Arts Quartet .
  • Janacek, Leos: Capriccio for Piano (Left Hand) & 7 Wind Instruments. Australian Chamber Brass Ensemble/Fabian Russell.
  • Susa, Conrad: A Winter Serenade. Frederick Shade, fte. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell. TEXT: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Conyngham, Barry: Cello Concerto. David Pereira, vlc. Australian CO/Carl Pini.

  • 13th October

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  • Carter, Elliott: Holiday Overture. Nashville SO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Leonarda, Isabella: Sonata Duodecima, Op.16 in D minor. Catherine Finnis, vlc., Glenys March, hpschd., Lucinda Moon, vln., Tommie Andersson, theorbo .
  • Smalley, Roger: Symphony. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Octet in E flat, Op.103. Melbourne Windpower/Richard Runnels.
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mikhail: Turkish Fragments, Op.62. Singapore SO/Choo Hoey.
  • Williamson, Malcolm: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. Gary Williams, vlc., Kevin Power, pno., Leonard Dommett, vln.

  • 6th October

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  • Smyth, Ethel: Overture: The Boatswain's Mate. BBC NO of Wales/Rumon Gamba.
  • Chausson, Ernest: La Nuit, Op.11/1. Ann Murray, m-sop., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Chausson, Ernest: Reveil, Op.11/2. Ann Murray, m-sop., Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Beach, Amy: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Austin-Phillips, Eric: The "Melbourne" Symphony. Melbourne Youth Orch/Paul Fitzsimon.
  • Kodaly, Zoltan: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7. Arturs Ezergailis, vlc., Miwako Abe, vln.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Sonata in C minor, Op.21. Peter Jacobs, pno.

  • 29th September

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  • Broadstock, Brenton: Symphony No.4 - "Born from Good Angel's Tears" Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Nordheim, Arne: Rendezvous. Oslo Camerata/Stephan Barratt-Due.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Youth's Magic Horn, excerpts. Irwin Gage, pno., Lucia Popp, sop.
  • Dutilleux, Henri: Oboe Sonata. Ben Opie, oboe, Peter de Jager, pno.
  • Bacarisse, Salvador: Concertino for guitar and orchestra in A minor, Op.72. Narciso Yepes, gtr. Spanish RTO/Odon Alonso.
  • Henry, Tom: Scenes from a poet's life. Flinders Quartet .

  • 22nd September

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  • Ravel, Maurice: Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor. Kristian Winther, vln., Michelle Wood, vlc.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Nonetto in E flat, Op.38. Minerva Chamber Ensemble/Kevin Geraldi.
  • Butler, Cam: 'Save My Soul' - Symphony No.3. Andrea Keeble, vla., Andy Papadopoulos, db. (mvt 3), Caerwen Martin, vlc., Cam Butler, electric guitar, Ceridan Davies, vla., Mark Dawson, drums, Arwen Johnston, perc., Megan Reeve, harp. Unnamed Orch/Benjamin Northey.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Geoffrey Tozer, pno. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.