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


25th October

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  • Mills, Richard: Tenebrae. Melbourne SO/Richard Mills.
  • Britten, Benjamin (arr. Sarcich, Paul): Seven Folksong settings. Alexandra Sherman, contr. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Edwards, Ross: Guitar Concerto. Karin Schaupp, gtr. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Westlake, Nigel: Antarctica Suite. Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Melbourne SO/Nigel Westlake.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Sextet in E flat, Op.81b. Gerd Seifert, horn, Manfred Klier, horn Drolc Quartet .
  • Hopkins, Sarah: Past Life Melodies. St Peters Chorale/Graeme Morton.

  • 18th October

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  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Overture-Suite in G 'Don Quixote', TWV55:G10. Orch 21/Caroline Henbest.
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Ancient airs and dances - suite No.3. Australian CO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Goossens, Eugene: Five Impressions of a Holiday, Op.7. Trioz .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Andante favori in F, WoO 57. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Purcell, Henry: Double Dealer, Z592. Judith Nelson, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Mozart F X: Rondo for flute & piano in E minor. Len Vorster, pno., Masahide Kurita, fte.
  • Palestrina, G. P. da: Missa brevis. Adelaide Singers/Patrick Thomas.

  • 11th October

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  • Bernstein, Leonard: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes. Bournemouth SO/Marin Alsop.
  • Holland, Dulcie: Nocturne. Dulcie Holland, pno.
  • Dreyfus, George: Auscapes. Methodist Ladies' College Orch/Jane Elton-Browne.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in D minor. Ronald Thomas, vln. Soloists of Australia/Ronald Thomas.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: A Little Book of Hours. Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Martinu, Bohuslav: String Quartet No.1. Martinu Quartet .
  • Gould, Tony: A New Spring Day. Tony Gould, pno. Monash University Flute Ensemble/Peter Sheridan.
  • Barber, Samuel: Capricorn Concerto, Op.21. John Gracie, tpt., Karen Jones, fte., Stephane Rancourt, oboe Royal Scottish NO/Marin Alsop.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico (arr. Tommasini, Vincenzo): Good-Humoured Ladies. English Concert Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 4th October

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  • Liszt, Franz: Liebestr√§ume, three notturnos for piano, S541. Leslie Howard, pno.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: Three Pieces for String Quartet. Australian String Quartet .
  • Janacek, Leos: Sinfonietta. Sydney SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Broadstock, Brenton: Timeless. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Quintet in E flat, for oboe, bassoon and three horns, H19. CO Of Europe Winds .
  • Finzi, Gerald: Nocturne. Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Hyde, Miriam: Nightfall & Merrymaking - Oboe and Piano. Sydney Chamber Players .
  • Sangster, John: A Dance for the New Forest. Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr., Graeme Lyall, sax., Jim Kelly, gtr., John Sangster, vibraphone Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble .
  • Edwards, Ross: Ecstatic Dance No.2. Perihelion .

  • 27th September

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  • Koehne, Graeme: Nocturne No.2: Interlude. Adelaide SO/Janos Furst.
  • Price, Florence: Symphony No.4 in D minor. Fort Smith Symphony/John Jeter.
  • Conyngham, Barry: Vast: Excerpts. Australian Youth Orch/John Hopkins.
  • Borodin, Alexander: String Quartet No.1 in A. Borodin String Quartet .
  • Vine, Carl: Elegy. Flederman Ensemble/Graham Hair.
  • Holland, Dulcie: Soliloquy for Strings. Orpheus String Quartet .
  • Reiner, Thomas (arr. Tosello, Adrian): Intermezzo. Kenji Fugimura, pno.

  • 20th September

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  • Warlock, Peter: Capriol Suite. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Williamson, Malcolm: Our Man in Havana: Suite. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Keller, Andrea: Hand Me Downs. Andrea Keller Quartet .
  • Moeran, Ernest John: Serenade in G. Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: The Three Dancers. Christina Leonard, sax., Dale Barltrop, vln., James Crabb, accordion, Julian Smiles, vlc., Kees Boersma, db., Mark Robinson, perc., Tamara-Anna Cislowska, pno.
  • Greenaway, Sally: Poems. Gillian Pereira, vlc., Sally Greenaway, pno.
  • McAlley, Vaughan: Omnes angeli. Ensemble Gombert/John O'Donnell.

  • 13th September

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  • Williamson, Malcolm: Sinfonia Concertante in F sharp. Caroline Almonte, pno. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Korngold, Erich: Piano Trio in D, Op.1. Yarra Trio . Stefan Cassomenos - piano ; Jess Ipkendanz - violin ; Chris Howlett - Cello
  • Lekeu, Giullaume: Violin Sonata In G. Hephzibah Menuhin, pno., Yehudi Menuhin, vln.
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Overture a 7 in F, ZWV188. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.

  • 6th September

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  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Mlada - Orchestral Suite. Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Goodrich, Elissa: Step Step. Shannon-Goodrich Ensemble .
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Il Tramonto (The Sunset). Lorraine Hunt, sop. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Notturno for Four Orchestras in D, K286. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80. Andrea Garing, sop., Andrew Wailes, ten., Ebony Hack, sop., Eddie Muliaumaseali, bass, Jacqui Moran, m-sop., Martin Muir, ten., Rohan Murray, pno. Melbourne University Choral Society, Melbourne Youth Orch, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir/Peter Bandy.
  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy: Etruscan Concerto. Caroline Almonte, pno. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Murphy, Tamara: A Song for Two Rivers. Daniel Farrugia, perc., Joe Talia, drums, Jordan Murray, tbn., Nashua Chen Lee, gtr., Tamara Murphy, db.

  • 30th August

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  • Llewellyn, Becky: Milerum's Basket. Alison Stewart-Klein, oboe Adelaide CO/Antony Walker.
  • Moeran, Ernest John: Nocturne. Hugh Mackey, bar. Renaissance Singers, Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley.
  • Benjamin, Arthur: Ballade for String Orchestra. Queensland SO/Christopher Lyndon-Gee.
  • Taffanel, Paul: Wind Quintet in G minor. Ensemble Vienna-Berlin .
  • Murphy, Nicole: 'Dearest Mother ..'. Alison Morgan, sop., James Wannan, vla., Josephine Allan, pno. CD ~"War Letters - New Music commemorating WW1"
  • Rheinberger, Joseph: Piano Trio in A, Op.112. Peter Isaacson, vln., Stacy Kwak, pno., Tido Janssen, vlc.