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


11th April

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: First Walpurgis Night, Op.60. Annelies Burmeister, contr., Eberhard Buchner, ten., Siegfried Lorenz, bar., Siegfried Vogel, bass Gewandhaus Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/Kurt Masur.
  • Berwald, Franz: Symphony No.1 in G minor, 'Sinfonie serieuse'. Royal PO/Ulf Bjorlin.
  • Graupner, Johann Christoph: Overture in D minor for three chalumeaux and orchestra. Florence Jacquemart, chalumeau, Jean-Claude Veilhan, chalumeau, Yves Testu, chalumeau Ensemble Mensa Sonora/Jean Maillet.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Concertino. Sydney Alpha Ensemble/David Stanhope.

  • 4th April

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  • Abbott, Katy: Music for Demons. Agatha Yim, fte., Julia Stoppa, cl., Leigh Harrold, pno.
  • Schumann Clara: Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17: 1st mvt.. Seraphim Trio .
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Jeux de plein air. Aura Go, pno., Tomoe Kawabata, pno.
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.11. Seraphim Trio .
  • Hammond, Jane: A Lyrebird in Paris. Ensemble Liaison .
  • Clarke, Rebecca: Morpheus. Leslie Howard, pno., Paul Coletti, vla.
  • Ishs, Ade: A Place in the World. Ade Ishs, pno., Chelsea Allen, drums, Ee Shan Pang, flugelhorn, Paul Bonnington, bass.
  • Strozzi, Barbara: My Tears. Jane Edwards, sop., Luke Green, hpschd., Tim Blomfield, vlc.
  • Hyde, Miriam: Village Fair. Sydney SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Martin, Caerwen: The Beauty of Now. Aaron Barnden, vln., Peter Doomsday, pno.

  • 28th March

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  • Thomas, John: Autumn. Sayo Lipman, harp .
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: Autumn Song. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Korngold, Erich: Symphonic Serenade in Bb Major, Op.39. BBC PO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Symphonic Movement, Blumine. Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Bloch, Ernest: Symphony in C Sharp minor. Slovak PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.
  • Janacek, Leos: Pohadka (Fairy-tale) for Cello and Piano. Benjamin Britten, pno., Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc.

  • 21st March

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  • Stamitz, Carl: Orchestral quartet in F, Op.14/4. New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.
  • Meale, Richard: Lumen. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Joseph, David: Scheherezade. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Phaeton: Excerpts. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Gross, Eric: Quintet for E flat Alto Saxophone and String Quartet. Peter Clinch, sax. Petra String Quartet .
  • Hill, Alfred: Viola Concerto in A minor. Robert Pikler, vla. Sydney SO/Sir Bernard Heinze.

  • 14th March

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  • Hart, Fritz: The Bush, Op.59. (Excerpt). Melbourne SO/Richard Divall.
  • Jones, Trevor: Sunburnt Country. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw: Symphony in E minor, Op.7, 'Rebirth'. Warsaw PO/Antoni Wit.
  • Carmichael, John: Escapades for Flute Orchestra. Victorian Flute Guild Ensemble .
  • Hindemith, Paul: Concerto for Orchestra, Op.38. Melbourne SO/Werner Andreas Albert.

  • 7th March

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  • Bridge, Frank: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor. Anna Carson, pno., Blair Harris, vlc.
  • Bizet, Georges: Symphony in C, 'Roma'. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Torque. James Crabb, accordion, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Bryars, Gavin: In Nomine. Fretwork .
  • Blyth, Andrew: Violin Sonata. Justin Williams, vln. Virtual Orch .

  • 28th February

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  • Stanhope, Paul: Geography songs. Sydney Chamber Choir/Paul Stanhope.
  • Rubinstein, Anton: Symphony No.2 in C, Op.42 - Ocean. Slovak PO/Stephen Gunzenhauser.
  • Bruch, Max: Eight pieces, Op.83/5. Justine Marsden, vla., Marina Marsden, vln., Robert Chamberlain, pno.

  • 21st February

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  • Duncan, Eve: Four Blackboard Pieces. Danae Killian, pno. Silo String Quartet . 1) Dissolving Atoms: Freedom & Love 2) Wisdom, Will, Love 3) The Arc of the Day 4) Why People Love the Roses
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, 'Revolutionary', Op.23. Slovak Opera chorus, Slovak RSO/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Leek, Stephen: Great Southern Spirits. Ralph Morton, org. Australian Voices Youth Choir/Graeme Morton.
  • Mahler, Alma: In My Father's Garden & Mild Summer's Night Louise Paige, sop., Robert Chamberlain, pno.