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


15th September

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  • Edwards, Ross: Chorale and Ecstatic Dance. Elektra String Quartet .
  • Simpson, Robert: Symphony No. 9. Bournemouth SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Morgan, David: Symphony No.13. David Stanhope & His Orch/David Stanhope.
  • Holland, Dulcie: A scattering of leaves. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • Whitacre, Eric: Leonardo Dreams of the Flying Machine. Concordis/Andrew Hunter.

  • 8th September

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  • Mills, Richard: String Quartet No.4 'Glimpses from my Book of Dada'. Flinders Quartet .
  • Turvey, Gemma: American Suite. New Palm Court Orch/Gemma Turvey.
  • Hovhaness, Alan: Symphony No.6, Op.173, 'Celestial Gate'. Manhatten CO/Richard Auldon Clark.
  • Purcell, Henry: Love's goddess sure was blind, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary II, 1692. Andrew Staples, ten., David Hansen, alto., Jacques Imbrailo, bass, Kate Royal, sop., Tim Mead, alto. Academy of Ancient Music, King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Rota, Nino (arr. Dasent, Peter): Music from the film 'La Dolce Vita' (The sweet life). The Umbrellas .

  • 1st September

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  • Drouet, Louis Francois: Introduction & Variations on an English theme. Catherine Michel, harp, Marc Grauwels, fte.
  • Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No. 6, Op.80. BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox.
  • Kouvaras, Linda: ...to enter the dream which includes all dreams. Linda Kouvaras, pno. Australian Contempory Chorale/Hildy Essex.
  • Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Returning Waves, Op.9. Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salwarowski.
  • Mills, Richard: Clarinet Quintet, 'A Little Diary'. David Thomas, cl. Flinders Quartet .
  • Moulinie, Etienne: Three fantasies (extract from Cinquieme Livre d'Airs de Cour). Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Nelson, Michelle: Return to the Dance IV. Michelle Nelson, gtr.

  • 25th August

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  • Carolyn Morris: Forest Over the Sea. Carolyn Morris, pno., Peter Sheridan, fte., Lisa-Maree Amos, fte.
  • Vincent d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pno., Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Joachin Turina: Piano trio No.1 in D, Op.35. Nash Ensemble.
  • Nikolai Myaskovsky: Cello Concerto in C minor, Op.66. Jamie Walton, vlc., Philharmonia Orch/Alexander Briger.
  • Becky Llewellyn: Whales weep not. Ryszard Pusz, perc., Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.

  • 18th August

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  • Alen Hovhaness: Garden of Adonis - Suite for Flute & Harp, Op.245. Eugenia Zukerman, fte., Yolanda Kondonassis, harp.
  • Edmund Rubbra: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op.45. BBC NO of Wales/Richard Hickox.
  • Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness. Julius Berger, vlc., Polish National RSO/Antoni Wit.
  • Gillian Whitehead: The virgin and the nightingale. Geoffrey Collins, fte., The Song Company.
  • Katy Abbott: Egyptian Wish. Tony Hicks, sax.

  • 11th August

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  • Albert Lortzing: Overture - Undine. Leipzig RSO/Horst Neumann.
  • Paul Dukas: Symphony in C. London PO/Walter Weller.
  • Stephen Leek: Great Southern Spirits. Ralph Morton, org., Australian Voices Youth Choir/Graeme Morton.
  • Aram Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, flute (violin) and piano in G. The Power of Three.
  • Joaquin Turina: Jardin de Ninos, Op.63. Jordi Maso, pno.

  • 4th August

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  • Eugene Goossens: Concert Piece, Op.65. Joel Marangella, oboe, Joel Marangella, cor ang., Jane Geeson, harp, Sebastien Lipman, harp, West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Kurt Atterberg: Symphony No.6 in C, Op.31, Dollar. Norrkoping SO/Jun'ichi Hirokami.
  • Joachin Turina: Andalusian Scenes, Op.7. Laura Samuel, vln., Vicci Wardman, vla., Nash Ensemble.
  • Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Lithuanian Rhapsody, Op.11. Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salwarowski.
  • Derek Strahan: Australian Ark Suite No.1. Lennie Hutchinson, gtr., Donald Westlake, cl., Neville Amadio, fte., Derek Fairbrass, perc., John Sangster, perc., Brian Dean, gtr., /Derek Strahan.

  • 28th July

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  • Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concerto No.2, Op.66. Andres Diaz, vlc., Simon Bolivar Symphony Orch of Venezuela/Enrique Arturo Diemecke.
  • Brett Dean: Beggars and Angels. Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz.
  • Marie Jaell: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor David Violi, pno., Orchestre National de Lille/Joseph Swensen
  • Margaret Sutherland: Sonata for Violin and Piano. Sonia Baldock, vln., Samuel Crane, pno.

  • 21st July

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  • Brenton Broadstock: Festive Overture. 1994 Australian Youth Orch/Yakov Kreizberg.
  • Malcolm Williamson: Suite from Our Man in Havana. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Joachin Turina: Danzas fantasticas, Op.22. West Australian SO/Jorge Mester.
  • Gabriel Faure: The Birth of Venus, Op.29. Sara Macliver, sop., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Jenny Duck-Chong, m-sop., Paul McMahon, ten., Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Stuart Greenbaum: Sonata for Trumpet and Joel Brennan, tpt., Piano. Konrad Olszewski, pno.
  • Tomaso Albinoni: Oboe concerto in D Minor, Op.9/2. Anne Gilby, oboe, Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam. Recorded at St Johns Southgate