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


24th October

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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., Caerwen Martin, vlc., Cam Butler, electric guitar, Ceridan Davies, vla., Mark Dawson, drums Unnamed Orch/Benjamin Northey.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Piano Concerto in C Sharp minor, Op.30. Geoffrey Tozer, pno. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.

  • 17th October

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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.

  • 10th October

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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 .

  • 3rd October

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  • Drouet, Louis Francois: Introduction & Variations on an English theme. Catherine Michel, harp, Marc Grauwels, fte.
  • Rubbra, Edmund: 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.
  • Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw: 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.

  • 26th September

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

  • 19th September

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

  • 12th September

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

  • 5th September

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  • Goossens, Eugene: Concert Piece, Op.65. Jane Geeson, harp, Joel Marangella, cor ang., Joel Marangella, oboe, Sebastien Lipman, harp West Australian SO/Vernon Handley.
  • Atterberg, Kurt: Symphony No.6 in C, Op.31, Dollar. Norrkoping SO/Jun'ichi Hirokami.
  • Turina, Joaquin: Andalusian Scenes, Op.7. Laura Samuel, vln., Vicci Wardman, vla. Nash Ensemble .
  • Karlowicz, Mieczyslaw: Stanislaw and Anna Oswiecimowie, Op.12. Silesian Philharmonic SO/Jerzy Salwarowski.
  • Strahan, Derek: Australian Ark Suite No.1. Brian Dean, gtr., Derek Fairbrass, perc., Donald Westlake, cl., John Sangster, perc., Lennie Hutchinson, gtr., Neville Amadio, fte./Derek Strahan.

  • 29th August

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