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


14th July

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  • Ferdinand Ries: Sonata in B minor, WoO.11. Susan Kagan, piano.
  • Josef Suk: Pohadka (Fairy Tale), Op.16. Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek.
  • Eve Duncan: Dynamis. Timothy Veldman, vln., Danae Killian, pno.
  • Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for two pianos. Anna Grinberg, pno., Liam Viney, pno.
  • Amanda Handel: Zardash. Amanda Handel, pno.
  • Peter de Jager: Elegy - Trio for Piano, Viola & Oboe. Peter de Jager, pno., Amelia Coleman, oboe and cor anglais, Ben Caddy, vla., Amelia

  • 7th July

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  • Alexander Grechaninov: Symphony No. 2 in A, Op.27, "Pastoral". Slovak State PO/Johannes Wildner.
  • Edward Cowie: A Charm of Australian Finches. Laura Chislett, flute. ; Stephanie McCallum, piano.
  • Bruce Cale: Cello Concerto, Op. 65. David Pereira, vlc., Helen Donaldson, sop., Queensland SO/Max McBride.
  • Haskell Small: Renoir's Feast. Soheil Nasseri, piano.
  • Malcolm Arnold: Clarinet concerto No.2, Op.115. Emma Johnson, cl., English CO/Ivor Bolton.

  • 30th June

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  • Serge Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor, Op.125. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc., London SO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Wendy Hiscocks: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Jeanell Carrigan, pno.
  • Cesar Cui: Suite Concertante for Violin & Orchestra, Op.25. Takako Nishizaki, vln., Hong Kong PO/Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • Paul Terracini: Winmalee Mourning. Sydney Brass/Paul Terracini.
  • Stuart Greenbaum: Five of One, Half a Dozen of the Other. Continuum Sax. Martin Kay / Margery Smith / Jarrod Whitbourn / James Nightingale

  • 23rd June

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  • Robin Bradley: Concerto for alto recorder & string orchestra. Louisa Hunter-Bradley, rec., Past Echoes String Collegium/Greg Dikmans.
  • Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata. Paul Coletti, vla., Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Alexandre von Zemlinsky: Symphony No.2 in B flat 0Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Edgar Seipenbusch.
  • Joaquin Turina: Rapsodia Sinfonica, Op.66. Eileen Joyce, pno., Unnamed Orch/Clarence Raybould.
  • William Barton: I Dream of Sacred .. I Am My Dream. William Barton, didjeridu, Southern Cross Soloists ~ Margaret Schindler-sop, Tania Frazer-oboe, Paul Dean-clar, Leesa Dean-bsn, Peter Luff-hrn, Kevin Power-pno.

  • 16th June

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  • Joachim Turina: Sonata Op.61. Owen Thomson, gtr.
  • Ottorino Respighi: Sinfonia Drammatica. Slovak PO/Daniel Nazareth.
  • Julian Yu: Atanos. Derek Jones, fte., Robert Schubert, cl., Isin Cakmakcioglu, vln., Deborah Goodall, vln., Danielle Arcaro, vla., Rachel Atkinson, vlc.
  • Natalya Vagner: The Ride to the Cresent Moon. Nguyen Quynh, fte., Viet Khoa Ho, vln., Duc Chinh Lam, pno., Bui Le Chi, Dan Bau, Viet Cuong, oboe.
  • Ashley Turner: The Girls are Groovin'. Andrew "Jock" Robertson, sax., Dan Barnett, tbn., Sam Rollings, gtr., Ashley Turner, bass, Andrew Dickeson, drums.

  • 9th June

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  • Stefan Cassomenos: Tableau No.1. Yarra Trio. Jess Ipkendanz: vln. ; Chris Howlett: vcl ; Stefan Cassomenos, pno.
  • Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 1 in D, Op.96, 'To the Fatherland'. Rhenish PO/Samuel Friedman.
  • Graham Lack: A Reverie of Bone. Claire Edwardes, perc., Australian Voices/Gordon Hamilton.
  • Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Charles Mackerras): The Lady and the Fool. Melbourne SO/John Lanchbery.

  • 2nd June

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  • Ernest Bloch: Meditation and Processional for Viola & Piano Barbara Hornung, vla., Danae Killian, pno.
  • Granville Bantock: Hebridean Symphony. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos (Threads). Lee Carroll Levine, cl., Zeneba Bowers, vln., Matt Walker, vlc., Gabriela Lena Frank, pno.
  • Bohuslav Martinu: Field Mass. Vaclav Zitek, bar., Czech PO, Prague Philharmonic Chorus/ Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • David Stanhope: Cortettes. David Stanhope, horn, Sydney Brass.

  • 26th May

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  • George Enescu: Decet for winds in D major, Op.14. Virgil Francu, fte., Nicolae Maxim, fte., Valeriu Barbuceanu, cl., Leontin Boanta, cl., Godri Orban, bsn., Viorica Feher, bsn., Simon Jebeleanu, horn, Dan Cinca, horn, Florin Ionoaia, cor ang., Adrian Petrescu, oboe, /Horia Andreescu.
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto in E minor, Op.125. Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc., London SO/Seiji Ozawa.
  • Tony Gould: The Subtlety of Time. Tony Gould, pno., Graeme Lyall, sax., David Jones, perc., Nick Haywood, db., Stonnington SO/Michael Lichnovsky.
  • Larry Sitsky: De Profundis. Lyall Bevan, bar., Graeme Leak, perc., Petra String Quartet, Canberra School of Music Quartet.