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

Ashleigh Robertson

Ariel Valent


11th November

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  • Kelly: Sonata in G, 'The Gallipoli Sonata'. Caroline Almonte, pno., Christopher Latham, vln.
  • Grainger: My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Sibelius: String quartet in A minor, JS 183. Flinders Quartet.
  • Herz: Piano Concerto No.7 in B minor, Op.207. Howard Shelley, pno., Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Kodaly: Budavari Te Deum. Melbourne University Choral Society, Melbourne Youth Orch, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Peter Bandy.

  • 4th November

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  • Palestrina: Five Motets. Christ Church Cathedral Choir/Stephen Darlington. 1) Super flumina Babylonis 2) Exsultate Deo 3) Sicut cervus 4) O bone Jesu, exaudi me 5) Dum Complerentur
  • Noonan: Untitled. Katie Noonan, pno.
  • Noonan: Time. Katie Noonan, pno., String Ensemble.
  • Dukas: Symphony in C. BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Vierne: Three pieces from Op.31 (from "24 Pieces en style libre". David Drury, org.
  • Meale: String Quartet No.2. Australia Ensemble.
  • Monk: 'Round Midnight. James Morrison, fluegelhorn, Doug De Vries, gtr., Ben Robertson, bass, David Jones, drums. Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.

  • 28th October

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  • Faure: Theme and variations in C sharp minor, Op.73. Roy Howat, pno.
  • Beethoven: Quintet in E flat for piano and winds, Op.16: excerpts. Paul Dean, cl., Kevin Power, pno., Sarah Meagher, oboe, Peter Luff, horn, Leesa Dean, bsn.
  • Mikhail Glinka: Viola Sonata in D minor. Roland Pontinen, pno., Nobuko Imai, vla.
  • Richard Mills: Symphony of Nocturnes. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills. 1) Nocturnal Power of Trees 2) Rusting/ Ghost Games/ Night Creatues 3) Astral Journey of Love-Linked Soul 4) Archangels' Trumpet Song for the Majesty of Clouds in Moonlight
  • Malcolm Williamson: Sinfonietta. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Gregorio Allegri: Miserere. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.

  • 21st October

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  • Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K540. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Allworth: Australia Suite. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello in A minor. Kristian Winther, vln., Michelle Wood, vlc.
  • Britten: A birthday Hansel, Op.92. Peter Pears, ten., Osian Ellis, harp.
  • Cutlan: Spinning Forth. Jennifer Eriksson, viola da gamba, Raymond Harvey, hpschd.
  • Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Alfonzetti (arr. de Boos-Smith): Absolution. Arrebato Ensemble, Gondwana Alumni Choir/Dan Walker.

  • 14th October

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  • Beethoven: Notturno in D, Op.42. Roger Vignoles, pno., Nobuko Imai, vla.
  • Brahms: Song of Destiny, Op.54. Malvern SO, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, West Gippsland Chorale/Andrew Wailes.
  • Hill: Symphony No.10 in C - Short Symphony. Queensland SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Sutherland: Violin Concerto. Leonard Dommett, vln., Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Grainger: Bridal Song to a Nordic Princess: Bridal Song. Melbourne SO/John Hopkins.
  • Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K.626. Malvern SO, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, West Gippsland Chorale/Andrew Wailes.

  • 7th October

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  • Mills: Tenebrae. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills.
  • Britten (arr. Sarcich): Seven Folksong settings. Alexandra Sherman, contr., Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Edwards: Guitar Concerto. Karin Schaupp, gtr., Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Westlake: Antarctica Suite. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Melbourne SO/Nigel Westlake.
  • Beethoven: Sextet in E flat, Op.81b. Gerd Seifert, horn, Manfred Klier, horn, Drolc Quartet.
  • Hopkins: Past Life Melodies. St Peters Chorale/Graeme Morton.

  • 30th September

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  • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite. Darryl Coote, Max Cooke, pnos.
  • Gross: Antubconseas. Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Gross: Moonscape. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Glazunov: The Seasons, Op.67. Sydney SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Austin Phillips: A Fish Triptych. Rhodri Clarke, pno., The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.3. Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Mageau: Concert Pieces. Darling Downs Trio.

  • 23rd September

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  • Janacek: Sinfonietta. Sydney SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Chua: Genesis. Sonny Chua, pno.
  • Gershwin: Lullaby. Orch 21/Caroline Henbest.
  • Gavin: Song Offerings on Poems by Tagore. May Gavin, pno., Julian Gavin, ten.
  • Dvorak: Serenade for strings in E, Op.22, B.52. Southern Cross Philharmonia Orch/Gerald Gentry.
  • Davis (arr. Bailey): All Blues. James Morrison, tpt., Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.

  • 16th September

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  • Bach JC: Quintet in D, Op.11/6. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam (3MBS's own) Claire Nicholson, fl; Meredith Woinarski, ob; Edwina Kayser, vln; Frank Pam, vla; Nora Nemet, vcl.
  • Couperin: Tenebrae Lessons for Holy Wednesday No.3. Emma Horwood, Louise Perfect, sops., Tim Nott, fte., Emily Dollman, vln., Graham Strahle, viola da gamba, Glenys March, hpschd.,
  • Carmichael: Aria and Finale for Soprano Saxophone & Piano. Marc Naylor, sax., John Carmichael, pno.
  • Schubert: Autumn, D.945. Christoph Eschenbach, pno., Matthias Goerne, bass.
  • Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Op.54. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Gibbons: Hymns and Songs, Nos. 9, 13, 67, 47, 18, 24, 3 , 4. Clerkes of Oxenford/David Wulstan.
  • Hotteterre: Suite in G, Op. 2/3. Elysium Ensemble.
  • Schumann: 7 Lieder, Op.104. Sibylla Rubens, sop., Uta Hielscher, pno.
  • Grabowsky: If Snakes Could Fly. Scott Tinkler, tpt., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Katie Noonan, sop., Jazz Ensemble.