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


19th January

Show Playlist
  • Le Gallienne, Dorian: Concert Overture. Melbourne SO/Clive Douglas.
  • Antheil, George: Symphony No.3 'American'. BBC PO/John Storgards.
  • Carr-Boyd, Ann: Suite for Diana. Diana Weston, Harpsichord.
  • Walton, Sir William: Cello Concerto. Pieter Wispelwey, vlc. Sydney SO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • Brumby, Colin: Four Songs of the Sea. National Boys' Choir of Australia, QC Ensemble/Peter Casey.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Piano Sonata in F minor. Konstantin Scherbakov, pno.

  • 12th January

    Show Playlist
  • Stanhope, David: Folksongs for Band, Suite No.3. Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble/Robert Hower.
  • Boccherini, Luigi: String Quartet No.4 in G minor, G.168. Venice String Quartet .
  • Lilburn, Douglas: Symphony No.2. New Zealand SO/John Hopkins.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Butterflying. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Edwards, Ross: Flower songs. David Hewitt, perc., David Miller, pno., Gerard Willems, pno., Philip South, perc. The Song Company/Roland Peelman.
  • Beach, Amy: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Wagenseil, Georg Christoph: Concerto in G for harp, two violins and cello. Roberta Alessandrini, harp Mantua Orch/Vittorio Parisi.

  • 5th January

    Show Playlist
  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon - Overture. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Witt, Friedrich: Jenaer Sympnony in C. Munich Philharmonic/Marc Andreae.
  • Dreyfus, George: Quintet for Wind Soloists after the Notebook of J.G.Noverre. Canberra Wind Soloists .
  • Bottesini, Giovanni: Double Bass Concerto No.2 in B minor. Steve Newton, db. ANAM Orch/John Harding.
  • Rofe, Esther: Five songs of Walter de la Mare. Jeannie Marsh, m-sop., Robert Chamberlain, pno.
  • Mozart F X: Rondo for flute & piano in E minor. Len Vorster, pno., Masahide Kurita, fte.
  • Joseph, David: The Dream. Adelaide CO/Brenton Langbein.

  • 29th December

    Show Playlist
  • Boulanger, Nadia: Three pieces for Violincello and Piano. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Kabalevsky, Dimitry: Romeo and Juliet, Incidental Music, Op.56. Moscow Symphony Orchestra/Vasily Jelvakov.
  • Carreno, Teresa: Corbeille de Fleurs (Basket of Flowers), Op.9. Alan Feinberg, pno.
  • Boulanger, Lili: D'un matin de printemps. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Boulanger, Lili: D'un soir triste. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Nunn, Philip: I Heard the Owl Call My Name. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Album Des Enfants, Opp.123,126 (excerpts). Peter Jacobs, pno.
  • Batterham, Andrew: We All Fly Blind (on our Way to Paradise). Zelman Symphony Orchestra/Mark Shiell.

  • 22nd December

    Show Playlist
  • Jaell, Marie: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor. Romain Descharmes, pno., National Orchestra of Lille/Joseph Swensen
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Preludio sinfonico in A. Filarmonica Della Scala/Riccardo Muti.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Le Villi - Intermezzo (The Witches' Sabbath). Filarmonica Della Scala/Riccardo Muti.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Capriccio sinfonico. Filarmonica Della Scala/Riccardo Muti.
  • Wesley-Smith, Martin: Who Killed Cock Robin?. David Russell, alto., Penelope Sharpe, sop. The Song Company/Roland Peelman.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Trio in G minor, Op.8. Deborah Fox, vln., William Howard, vlc., Leslie Howard, pno.

  • 15th December

    Show Playlist
  • Poulenc, Francis: Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon. Ian Munro, pno., Jeffrey Crellin, oboe, Matthew Wilkie, bsn.
  • Kodaly, Zoltan: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7. Miwako Abe, vln., Arturs Ezergailis, vlc.
  • Sutherland, Margaret: Haunted Hills. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violin Sonata in G, Op.96. Oleh Krysa, vln., Tatiana Tchekina, pno.
  • Kouvaras, Linda: ...to enter the dream which includes all dreams. Linda Kouvaras, pno. Australian Contempory Chorale/Hildy Essex. Settings of four texts by Chris Wallace-Crabbe
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Vocalise. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.

  • 8th December

    Show Playlist
  • Lortzing, Albert: Overture - The Armourer (Der Waffenschmied). Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra/Adolph Fritz Guhl.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.19 in E Flat, K.132. Prague Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Symphony No.20 in D, K.133. Prague Chamber Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Jaell, Marie: La Legende des Ours (The Legend of the Bears). Chantelle Santon-Jeffrey, pno., Brussels PO/Herve Niquet
  • Vaughan, Dindy: Dandenong Ranges String Quartet No.1. Tailem Quartet .
  • Plush, Vincent: Bakery Hill Rising. Canberra Horn Consort/Hector Mc Donald.

  • 1st December

    Show Playlist
  • Brumby, Colin: South Bank Overture. Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Ippolitov-Ivanov, Mikhail: Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.46. Singapore SO/Choo Hoey.
  • Piazzolla, Astor: Three Preludes. Peter Waters, pno.
  • Mageau, Mary: Concerto Grosso. Brisbane Baroque Trio, Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Salieri, Antonio: Concerto in C for flute and oboe. James Brown, oboe, Richard Adeney, fte. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Sutherland, Margaret: Five Songs. Elizabeth Campbell, mezzo-soprano ; Anthony Fogg, piano.

  • 24th November

    Show Playlist
  • Boccherini, Luigi: String Quartet No.4 in G minor, G.168. Venice String Quartet .
  • Ives, Charles: Symphony No.1 in D minor. Melbourne SO/Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Schumann C: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20. Micaela Gelius, pno.
  • Whitehead, Gillian: The virgin and the nightingale. Geoffrey Collins, fte. The Song Company .
  • Austin Phillips, Eric: Suite for Piano. Amir Farid, pno.