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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 May

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  • Joachim Turina: Circulo - Fantasy for violin, cello and piano, Op.91. Sophie Rowell, vln., Julian Smiles, vlc., Kathryn Selby, pno.,
  • Barry McKimm: Brass Quintet. Melbourne University Brass Ensembles.
  • Andrew Schultz: Once Upon a Time. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • E, J, ("Jack") Moeran: Six Suffolk Folksongs: 1) Nutting Time, 2) Blackberry Fold, 3) Cupid's Garden, 4) Father & Daughter, 5) The Isle of Cloy, 6) A Seaman's Life Marcus Farnsworth, bar. (1,2,3+6), Adrian Thompson, ten. (4+5), John Talbot, pno..
  • Leos Janacek (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet No.1 - Kreutzer, arr. string orchestra. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Alfred Hill: Symphony No. 4 in C minor - Pursuit of Happiness. Melbourne SO/Wilfred Lehmann.

  • 12th May

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  • David S. Morgan: Symphony No.13. David Stanhope Orch/David Stanhope.
  • Paul Stanhope: Songs for the Shadowland. Margaret Schindler, sop., Southern Cross Soloists.
  • Carl Vine: Symphony No.4.2. Sydney SO/Edo de Waart.
  • Peter Sculthorpe: Sonata for viola & percussion. Patricia Pollett, vla., Michael Askill, perc.
  • Veljo Tormis: Forgotten Peoples - Ingrian Evenings. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Katie Noonan (arr. Charlton): Emperor's Box. Katie Noonan, sop, Karin Schaupp, gtr., Daniel Curro, vlc., Clare Bowditch, harm. voc.
  • JS Bach (arr. for hpsch Winsome Evans): Partita in F, BWV1006. Winsome Evans, hpschd.

  • 5th May

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  • Tony Gould: The Crossing. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Alexander Grechaninov: Symphony No.1 in B minor, Op.6. George Enescu State Philharmonic/Richard Edlinger.
  • Walter Piston: Piano Quintet. Ian Munro, pno., James Buswell, vln., Anthony Gault, vln., Theodore Kuchar, vla., Judith Glyde, vlc.
  • Ernest John Moeran: Violin Sonata in E Minor. Donald Scotts, vln., John Talbot, pno.
  • Anne (Carr) Boyd: As All Waters Flow. Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney University Symphony Orch Soloists, Sydney Percussion/Nicholas Routley.

  • 28th April

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  • Maurice Ravel (arr. Tim Kain): Pavane for a Dead Princess. Guitar Trek. (Guitar Quartet)
  • Kurt Weill: Symphony No.2. Bournemouth SO/ Marin Alsop.
  • Hermann Goetz: Piano Trio in G minor Op.1. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Stephen Leek: Once on a Mountain. St Peters Chorale/Graeme Morton.
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Violin Concerto No.12 in D, Op.3/12. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Raglan Baroque Players/Nicholas Kraemer.

  • 21st April

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  • Georges Enescu: Cantabile et Presto. Emma Sawyer, fte. Stefan Cassomenos, pno.,
  • Rheinhold Gliere: Coloratura Concerto in F minor, Op.82. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Etienne-Nicolas Mehul: Symphony No.2 in D major. Rhenish PO/Jorge Rotter.
  • Graham Powning: Wind Octet. Melbourne Windpower/Richard Runnels.
  • Gaetano Donizetti (arr. Wiliam Hennessy): String Quartet No.17 in D Minor, arr. for string orchestra. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Morris Moszkowski: Spanish Dances, Op.12. Chris Grimmond, pno., Lauren Simpkins, pno.
  • Percy Code: The Emperor. Brett Baker, tbn., Kew Band/Mark Ford.
  • Nicolo Paganini: Variations on One String on a Theme from 'Moses' by Rossini. Kathryn Selby, pno., Li-Wei Qin, vlc.

  • 14th April

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  • Max Reger: Viola suite No.1 in G minor, Op.131d. Luigi Bianchi, vla.
  • Franz Schmidt: Symphony No.3 in A Major Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Nickolai Rimsky-Korsakov: What it is in the Still of the Night. Daniel Barenboim, pno., Anna Netrebko, sop.
  • George William Louis Marshall-Hall: Symphony in C minor. David Stanhope Orch/David Stanhope.

  • 7th April

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  • Peter Tahourdin: Symphony No.5. David Stanhope Orch/David Stanhope.
  • Colin Brumby: The Trenchant Troubadour. Michael Leighton Jones, bar., Colin Spiers, pno.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op.34. Gothenburg Symphony Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Sarah Hopkins: Reclaiming the Spirit. Perihelion.

  • 31st March

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  • David S.Morgan: Symphony No.13. David Stanhope Orch/David Stanhope.
  • Albert Roussel: Symphony No.3 in G minor, Op.42. NO of France /Leonard Bernstein.
  • Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna. Australian Classical Players, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Kats-Chernin: The Witching Hour - Concerto for Eight Double Basses and Orchestra. Kees Boersma, db., Kirsty McCahon, db., Alex Henery, db., Timothy Dunin, db., Max McBride, db., Matthew McDonald, db., Robert Nairn, db., Caro Vigilante, db., Australian World Orch/Alexander Briger.