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14th September

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  • Czerny, Carl: Overture characteristique & brillante in B minor, Op.54. Andreas Groethuysen, pno., Yaara Tal, pno.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet concerto No.2 in E flat, Op.74. David Griffiths, cl. Zelman SO/Mark Shiell.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Rondo in C, Op.51/1. Stephen Savage, pno.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mad Scene. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (arr. Parhamovsky, Mikhail): Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42. Maxim Vengerov, vln., Vag Papian, pno. Virtuosi .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.

  • 7th September

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  • Cherubini, Luigi: Faniska, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Piano Sonata in C minor. Heather Schmidt, pno.
  • Krommer, Franz: Oboe Concerto in F, Op.52. Sarah Francis, oboe London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.3 in E flat Op.55, 'Eroica'. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Carafa, Michele: Le nocce di Lammermoor: Oh, my Sole Relief. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Lyon Opera Orch/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Schubert, Franz: Notturno in E flat, D897. Streeton Trio .

  • 31st August

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  • Novak: Eternal Longing, Op. 33. Royal Liverpool PO/Libor Pesek.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.10 in E. Dominion Quartet.
  • Scriabin: Etudes, Op.42. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Stenhammar: Symphony No. 1 in F. Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 24th August

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  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. Queensland Orch/Ola Rudner.
  • Franck: Violin Sonata in A. Yehudi Menuhin, vln., Hephzibah Menuhin, pno.
  • Arban (arr. Davis): Carnival of Venice. David Elton, tpt., Seraphim Trio.
  • Gounod: String Quartet No.3 in A minor. Daniel String Quartet.
  • Faure: Fantaisie, Op.79. Frederick Shade, fte., Louis Schmidt, pno.
  • Dukas: Symphony in C. London PO/Walter Weller.

  • 17th August

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  • Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov): Night on Bald Mountain. Philadelphia Orch/Riccardo Muti.
  • Delius: The Song of the High Hills. Freda Hart, sop., Leslie Jones, ten., Royal PO, Luton Choral Society/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Hill: Sacred Mountain. Melbourne SO/Wilfred Lehmann.
  • Novak: In the Tatra Mountains, Op. 26. Carlsbad SO/Douglas Bostock.
  • Moniuszko: The Fir Trees Rustle on Mountain Peaks. Grzegortz Caban, ten., Podlasie SO/Marek Kudlicki.
  • Strauss Jnr: Mountain Songs, Op.18, waltz. CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.
  • Grieg: Six Norwegian Mountain Melodies, EG 108A. Einar Steen-Nokleberg, pno.
  • d'Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Song, Op.25. Duncan Gifford, pno., Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

  • 10th August

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  • Barnett: The Mountain Sylph: Overture. Victoria Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Cherubini: String Quartet No.3 in D minor. Melos Quartet.
  • Reubke: Piano Sonata in B Flat Minor. Jean Guillou, pno.
  • Ponchielli (arr. Howey): Concerto for Tenor Tuba. Michael J Colburn, euphonium, American Serenade Band/Henry Charles Smith.
  • Onslow: Symphony No.3 in F minor. North West German Radio Philharmonic Orc/Johannes Goritzki.

  • 3rd August

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  • Herold: Overture - Zampa. Munich Radio Orch/Kurt Redel.
  • Rubinstein (arr. Sitsky): Suite for wind quintet. Canberra Wind Soloists.
  • Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Eileen Joyce, pno., London SO/Anatole Fistoulari.
  • Reicha: Clarinet Quintet in B Flat, Op.89. Jean-Louis Sajot, cl., Ensemble Carl Stamitz.
  • Onslow: Symphony No.1 in A, Op.41. North West German Radio Philharmonic Orc/Johannes Goritzki.

  • 27th July

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  • Tchaikovsky: Hamlet, fantasy Overture, Op.67. Melbourne SO/Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Offenbach: Cello Duet in E, Op. 54/2. Paul Christopher, vlc., Milovan Paz, vlc.
  • Onslow: String Quintet in D minor, Op.78/1. Bruno Pasquier, vla., Yvon Caracilly, vln., French StringTrio.
  • Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4. Brian Chapman, pno.
  • Schumann: Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120. RCO/Bernard Haitink.