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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


19th August

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  • Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor. Francis Poulenc, pno., Jacques Fevrier, pno., Paris Conservatoire Orch/Georges Pretre.
  • Cavalli: Magnificat. Balthasar-Neumann Choir, Bathasar-Neumann Ensemble/Thomas Hengelbrock.
  • Khachaturian: Spartacus - Adagio & Phrygia. Melbourne Youth Orch/Peter Bandy.
  • Stravinsky: Orpheus. Berlin SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Purcell: Fantasia No.3 in F, Z737; Fantasia No.7 in E minor Z741; Fantasia No. 2 in B-flat Major Z736. Australian String Quartet.
  • Kelly: Elegy for Strings, 'In Memorium Rupert Brooke'. Jun Yi Ma, vln., Tasmanian SO/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Kelly (arr. Hamilton): Elegy for Strings, 'In Memorium Rupert Brooke' (arr. Choir). Australian Voices/Gordon Hamilton.

  • 12th August

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    5th August

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  • Conyngham: Vast - Extracts. Australian Youth Orch/John Hopkins.
  • Schubert: Mass No.2 in G, D167. Academy of Melbourne, Ensemble Gombert/Brett Kelly.
  • Cui: Berceuse. Sue Goessling: Piano., Paul Williams: Flute, Margaret Dickson: Violin.
  • Cui: Berceuse. Sue Goessling: Piano., Paul Williams: Flute, Margaret Dickson: Violin.
  • Barber: Capricorn Concerto, Op.21. Karen Jones, fte., Stephane Rancourt, oboe, John Gracie, tpt., Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.
  • Pleyel: Quintet in E Flat, Op.10/3 for flute, oboe, violin, viola & cello. Australian Chamber Soloists. Flt: Prudence Davis; Ob: jeffrey Crellin; Vln: Wilma Smith; Vla: Trevor Jones; Vcl: Philip Green
  • Hyde: Nightfall & Merrymaking - Oboe and Piano. Sydney Chamber Players.
  • Gorecki: Symphony No.3, Op.36 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs', second movement. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Adelaide SO/Takuo Yuasa.
  • Sangster: A Dance for the New Forest. Jim Kelly, gtr., Graeme Lyall, sax., John Sangster, vibraphone, Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr., Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble.
  • Kats-Chernin: Blue Silence. David Pereira, vlc., Timothy Young, pno.

  • 29th July

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  • Liszt: Liebesträume, three notturnos for piano, S541. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet. Australian String Quartet.
  • Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op.27 'Asrael'. Part 1Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Suk: Symphony in C minor, Op.27 'Asrael'. Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Carr-Boyd: The Bells of Sydney Harbour. David Kinsela, org.
  • Edwards: Ecstatic Dances. Mary Sheargold, fte., Agatha Yim, fte.
  • Hummel: Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.81. Danielle Laval, pno.

  • 22nd July

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  • Grieg: To Spring, Op.43/6 (Book 3) Notturno, Opus 54/4 (Book 5) Arietta, Opus 12/1 (Book 1) Peome erotique, Opus 43/5 (Book 3) David Helfgott, pno.
  • Verdi: Notturno. Alastair Miles, bass, Jennifer Larmore, m-sop., Jaime Martin, fte., Bruce Ford, ten., Antoine Palloc, pno.
  • Haydn: String Quartet in E flat, Hob.III:31,Op.20/1. Tinalley String Quartet.
  • Rameau: "Overture" from the opera "Platee". Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Rameau: "Air pantomime - Rigaudons" from the Prologue of the opera "Platee". Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Rameau: "Menuets en gout de viele, et airs" from Act 2 of the opera "Platee". Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Rameau: "Chaconne" from Act 2 of the opera "Platee". Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Rameau: "Musette - Passepieds" from Act 2 of the opera "Platee". Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Brahms: Gesange Op.17. Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Bruckner: Movement 3 of String Quintet in F major . Vienna Philharmonia Quintet.0
  • Bruch: Romance for Viola and Orchestra in F, Op.85. Patricia Pollett, vla., Queensland PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Sculthorpe: Night Pieces. Marshall McGuire, harp.

  • 15th July

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  • Bernstein: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Holland: Nocturne. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • Copland: Nocturne. Zoe Black, vln., Joe Chindamo, pno.
  • Franck: Nocturne. Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim.
  • Vine: Elegy. Flederman Ensemble/Graham Hair.
  • Popper: Nocturne. Janos Starker, vlc., Shigeo Neriki, pno.
  • Beethoven: Quintet in E flat, for oboe, bassoon and three horns, H19. CO Of Europe Winds.
  • Finzi: Nocturne. Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Boulanger: Nocturne. Duo Sol.
  • Dvorak: Three songs. Lucia Popp, sop., Irwin Gage, pno. 11. Death Reigns in Many a Human Breast ; 12. Downcast Am I, So Often ; 13. Oh, What a Perfect Golden Dream
  • Suk: Lullaby for Sleeping Children. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Debussy: Nocturne. Roy Howat, pno.
  • Easton: A Voice Not Stilled. Len Vorster, pno., State Orch of Victoria/Richard Mills.
  • Greenbaum: Violin Sonata: The Infinite Heartbeat. Duo Sol.
  • Cui: Nocturne. Sue Goessling, pno., Paul Williams, winds, Margaret Dickson, vln.
  • Cui: Berceuse. Sue Goessling, pno., Paul Williams, winds, Margaret Dickson, vln.

  • 8th July

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  • Holland: Soliloquy for Strings. Orpheus String Quartet.
  • Zappa (arr. Harvey): 48 Fugues for Frank no.1: Greggery Peccary, Pentagon Afternoon. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Dreyfus: Auscapes. Methodist Ladies' College Chorale/Jane Elton-Browne. 6. Gold Coast, 1900 ; 7. Gold Coast, 1990 ; 8. Ernest Giles Crosses the Western Desert, 1875 ; 9. Hikers Climb Mt Ellery, E. Gippsland, 1990 ; 10. Saturday Night, 1990.
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor. Ronald Thomas, vln., Soloists of Australia/Ronald Thomas.
  • Sculthorpe: A Little Book of Hours. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Martinu: String Quartet No.1. Martinu Quartet.
  • Gould: A New Spring Day. Tony Gould, pno., Monash University Flute Ensemble/Peter Sheridan.
  • Scarlatti (arr. Tommasini): Good-Humoured Ladies. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Barber: Capricorn Concerto, Op.21. Karen Jones, fte., Stephane Rancourt, oboe, John Gracie, tpt., Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.

  • 1st July

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  • Koehne: Nocturne No.2, Interlude. Adelaide SO/Janos Furst.
  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet No.4 in D, G.448. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Orava Quartet.
  • Rossini: Album de Chateau. Bruno Mezzena, pno. 4. Bolero Tartare - Allegretto ; 7. Prelude soitdisant Dramatique - Andante sostenuto
  • Rossini: Mi lagnero tacendo. Vincenzo Scalera, pno., Jessica Pratt, sop.
  • Rossini: Petite caprice (Style of Offenbach). Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Rossini: Petite Polka chinoise. Jenny Lin, pno.
  • Rossini: La Boutique fantasque. ROHO/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Borodin: String Quartet No.1 in A. Borodin String Quartet.