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10th April

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  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon - Overture. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Widor, Charles-Marie: Suite for flute & piano, Op.34. Robert Aitken, fte., Robin McCabe, pno.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Cello Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.119. Laszlo Varga, vlc. Westphalian SO/Siegfried Landau.
  • Schmitt, Florent: Three Rhapsodies for two pianos, Op.53. Huseyin Sermet, pno., Kun Woo Piak, pno.
  • Onslow, Georges: String Quintet in D minor, Op.78/1. Bruno Pasquier, vla., Yvon Caracilly, vln. French StringTrio .
  • Guilmant, (Felix) Alexandre: Symphony No.1 in D Minor for Organ & Orchestra, Op.42. Simon Preston, org. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Braithwaite.

  • 3rd April

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  • Offenbach, Jacques: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. Queensland Orch/Ola Rudner.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57, 'Appassionata'. Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Emperor Waltz, Op.437. Vienna PO/Mariss Jansons.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis. Genevieve Lacey, rec. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.

  • 27th March

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  • Smetana, Bedrich: The secret, overture. Czech State PO/Robert Stankovsky.
  • Wieniawski, Henryk: Faust Fantasy, Op.20. Alexander Markovich, pno., David Garrett, vln.
  • Henselt, Adolf von: Concert Variations, Op.11. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.
  • Wagner R: Siegfried Idyll. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Symphony No.1 in D minor, Op.13. Royal PO/Andrew Litton.

  • 20th March

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  • Wagner R: The Flying Dutchman, Overture. London SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57, B106. Gil Shaham, vln., Orli Shaham, pno.
  • Grechaninov, Alexander: String Quartet No.4 in F major, Op.124. Moyzes Quartet .
  • d'Indy, Vincent: Fantasy on French Popular Themes Op.31. Philippe Cousu, oboe Wurttemberg Philharmonic/Jean-Marc Burfin.
  • Henselt, Adolf von: Piano Concerto in F minor, Op.16.. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno. BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.

  • 13th March

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Overture Di Ballo. Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: Violin Sonata in D. Erich Gruenberg, vln., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Ireland, John: Piano Concerto in E Flat. Eileen Joyce, pno. Halle Orch/Leslie Heward.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Serenade for strings in E minor, Op.20. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Sterndale Bennett, Sir William: Chamber Trio in A, Op.9. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Potter, Cipriani: Symphony No: 10 in G minor. Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton.

  • 6th March

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  • Liszt, Franz: Prometheus, S99. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Joachim, Joseph: Violin Concerto in D minor in the Hungarian Style, Op.11. Suyoen Kim, vln. Weimar State Orch/Michael Halasz.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.21. Danielle Laval, pno.
  • Price, Florence: Symphony No.4 in D minor. Fort Smith Symphony/John Jeter.

  • 27th February

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  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Overture in C. Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64. Grace Clifford, vln. Melbourne CO/Michael Dahlenburg.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Sonata No.13 in A, D664. Elyane Laussade, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: String Quintet No.1 in F, Op.88. Australian Octet .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 20th February

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  • Lortzing, Albert: Overture - Hans Sachs. Berlin RSO/A. F. Guhl.
  • Schumann, Robert: Kinderszenen Op.15. Kenji Fujimura, pno.
  • Sterndale Bennett, Sir William: Piano Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.19. Malcolm Binns, pno. Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Holberg Suite, Op.40. Christopher Moore, vla., Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Romeo et Juliette, Op.17. Second part. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., James Morris, bass, Philip Langridge, ten. Berlin PO, Ernst Senff Chamber Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir/James Levine.