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12th June

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  • Brahms, Johannes: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. Zelman SO/Mark Shiell.
  • Joachim, Joseph (arr. Brahms, Johannes): Demetrius Overture (two pianos). Christian Kohn, pno., Silke-Thora Matthies, pno.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Nonetto in E flat, Op.38. Minerva Chamber Ensemble/Kevin Geraldi.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15. Garrick Ohlsson, pno. Melbourne SO/Tadaaki Otaka.

  • 5th June

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  • Balfe, Michael William: Le Puits D'Amour (The Well of Love): Overture. Victoria Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Field, John: Piano Concerto No.7 in C minor. Miceal O'Rourke, pno. London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F, Op.129. Einar Johannesson, cl., Philip Jenkins, pno.
  • Osborne, George A: Duo brilland for 4 hands, Op.69. Bruce Posner, pno., Donald Garvelmann, pno.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Symphony in E, Irish. Royal Liverpool PO/David Lloyd-Jones.

  • 29th May

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  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon - Overture. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Goetz, Hermann: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op.18. Volker Banfield, pno. North German Radio Philharmonic/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: String Quartet in B Flat.. Borodin String Quartet .
  • Rubinstein, Anton: Symphony No.6 in A minor Op.111. Philharmonia Hungarica/Gilbert Varga.

  • 22nd May

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave, Op.26, Overture. Melbourne CO/Michael Dahlenburg.
  • Delius, Frederick: Sea Drift. Thomas Hampson, bar. Welsh National Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Holst, Gustav: Wind Quintet in A Flat, Op.14, H67. Elysian Wind Quintet .
  • Ives, Charles: String Quartet No. 1 - From the Salvation Army. Emerson String Quartet .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.5 in F, Op.103, Egyptian. Pascal Rogé, pno. Royal PO/Charles Dutoit.

  • 15th May

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Sapphire Necklace. RTE Concert Orch/Andrew Penny.
  • Faure, Gabriel (arr. Boellmann, Leon): Allegro symphonique, Op.68 (arr. From Suite, Op.20). Patrick de Hooge, pno., Pierre-Alain Volondat, pno.
  • Farrenc, Louise: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.34. Laura Sewell, vlc., Mary Ellen Haupert, pno., Nancy Oliveros, vln.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Variations for oboe and military band. Alf Nilsson, oboe Stockholm Concert Band/Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: String Quartet No. 7 in A minor, Op.16, B.45. Chilingirian Quartet .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44. Pascal Rogé, pno. Philharmonia Orch/Charles Dutoit.

  • 8th May

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  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Romeo & Juliet, fantasy overture in B minor. VCA SO/Marco Zuccarini.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75. Jack Schiller, bsn. Zelman SO/Ingrid Martin.
  • Borodin, Alexander: Piano Quintet in C minor. Walter Panhofer, pno. Vienna Octet members .
  • Rossini, Gioachino: String Sonata No.3 in C. Australian CO/Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.3 in E Flat, Op.29. Pascal Rogé, pno. London PO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Brahms, Johannes (arr. Brahms, Johannes): Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F. London PO/Marin Alsop.

  • 1st May

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  • Offenbach, Jacques (arr. Dorati, Antal):La Vie Parisienne: Overture on Themes. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Berwald, Franz: String Quartet No.2 in A minor. Skane Quartet .
  • Alkan, Charles Valentin: Sonatine, Op.61. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Fatum, Op.77. Bratislava RSO/Ondrej Lenard.
  • Rubinstein, Anton (arr. Sitsky, Larry): Suite for wind quintet. Canberra Wind Soloists .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22. Pascal Rogé, pno. Philharmonia Orch/Charles Dutoit.

  • 24th April

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  • Wagner R: Rienzi, Overture. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Bizet, Georges: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Alkan, Charles Valentin: Piano Trio in G minor, Op.30.. Trio Alkan .
  • Gounod, Charles: Petite symphonie for winds. Sinfonia Orch of Chicago/Barry Faldner.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.1 in D, Op.17. Pascal Rogé, pno. Philharmonia Orch/Charles Dutoit.
  • Liszt, Franz: Piano transcription of Verdi: Coro di festa (Don Carlos). Leslie Howard, pno.

  • 17th April

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  • Cowen, Frederic Hymen: Concert overture - the Butterfly's Ball. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Tovey, Donald: Cello Sonata in F, Op.4. David Apter, pno., Rebecca Rust, vlc.
  • Holst, Gustav: St. Paul's Suite, Op.29/2. Scottish Ensemble/Jonathan Rees.
  • Hurlstone, William Yeates: Piano Trio in G, Op.posth.. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Delius, Frederick: Piano Concerto in C minor. Piers Lane, pno. Ulster Orch/David Lloyd-Jones.