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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


17th March

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  • Anne Boyd: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams. Sydney Chamber Choir/Nicholas Routley.
  • Judith Weir: Ardnamurchan Point Aura Go, pno., Tomoe Kawabata, pno.
  • Arthur Benjamin: Symphony No.1. Queensland SO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Tony Gould: The Subtlety of Time. Tony Gould, pno., Graeme Lyall, sax., David Jones, perc., Nick Haywood, db., Stonnington SO/Michael Lichnovsky.
  • Deborah Cheetham: Eumeralla Prelude. Australian String Quartet.
  • Rebecca Clarke: Midsummer Moon for Violin and Piano. Caroline Almonte, pno., Elizabeth Sellars, vln.
  • Michelangelo Galilei: Toccata / Volta 1 / Volta 2 / Volta 3 Rosemary Hodgson, lute.

  • 10th March

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

  • 3rd March

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  • John Thomas: Autumn. Sayo Lipman, harp.
  • Peter Sculthorpe: Autumn Song. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Katy Abbott: Autumn Song. RompDuo ~ Barry Cockroft, alto sax ; Adam Pinto, piano
  • Erich Korngold: Symphonic Serenade in B, Op.39. BBC Philharmonic Oorch/Matthias Bamert.
  • Harry Connick, Jr Ash Wednesday. Leroy Jones, tpt., Harry Jr Connick, pno., Harry Connick Big Band
  • Tomas Luis de Victoria: O Vos Omnes. Canberra Chamber Singers/Dominic Harvey.
  • Francis Poulenc: Litanies a la Vierge Noire (Litanies to the Black Virgin). Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Francis Poulenc: Salve Regina. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphonic Movement ~ "Blumine" Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Graeme Koehne & Peter Goldworthy Words About Music. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Leos Janacek: Pohadka (Fairy-tale) for Cello and Piano. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc., Benjamin Britten, pno.

  • 24th February

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    17th February

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

  • 10th February

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  • Frank Bridge: Sonata for cello and piano in D. Anna Carson, pno., Blair Harris, vlc.
  • Wolfgang Mozart: Notturno for Four Orchestras in D, K286. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Rohan Murray, pno., Andrea Garing, sop., Ebony Hack, sop., Jacqui Moran, m-sop., Martin Muir, ten., Andrew Wailes, ten., Eddie Muliaumaseali, bass, Melbourne University Choral Society, Melbourne Youth Orchestra Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Peter Bandy.
  • Andrea Keller: Lullaby (for Billy) Andrea Keller, piano Anita Hustas, dbl bass Danny Fischer, drums
  • Elena Kats-Chernin: Torque. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno., James Crabb, accordion, Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Andrew Blyth: Violin Sonata. Justin Williams, vln., Virtual Orch.

  • 3rd February

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  • John Ritchie: Beginnings. Auckland Philharmonia Orch/John Hopkins.
  • Sir Dean Goffin: The Road to Emmaus - Selection. Camberwell Citadel Band/Brian Davies.
  • Alfred Hill: String Quartet No.2 in G minor, A Maori legend in four scenes. Queensland State String Quartet.
  • Fannie Rose Howie (arr. O'Boyle): Hine e Hine. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Paraire Tomoana (arr. O'Boyle): Pokarekare Ana. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Jenny Duck-Chong, m-sop., Alison Morgan, sop., Sinfonia Australis, Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • David Hamilton: Ripe Breath of Autumn. John Ure, horn, Auckland Philharmonia Orch/John Hopkins.
  • Leonie Holmes: Frond. New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young.
  • Douglas Lilburn: Symphony No.3. New Zealand SO/John Hopkins .
  • Christopher Norton: Latin prelude No.2 in A minor. Linda O'Brien, pno.
  • Christopher Norton: Latin Prelude No.7. Skoop: Mark Phillips, sax ; Will Sallisbury, elec gtr ; John Kingma, drums ; Conrad Olsen, pno
  • Russell Garcia (arr. Ray Alldridge): Go Slow. Grace Knight, voc., Todd Hardy, tpt., String Chamber Orchesta/Ray Alldridge.
  • Ross Harris: Gallipoli Symphony: God Pity Us Poor Soldiers. Queensland SO/Jessica Cottis.
  • Gareth Farr and Richard Nunns: Gallipoli Symphony: Farewell. Queensland SO/Jessica Cottis.

  • 27th January

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    20th January

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