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30th May

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  • Suppe, Franz von: Overture, Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Taffanel, Paul: Wind Quintet in G minor. Ensemble Vienna-Berlin .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille (arr. Tognetti, Richard): Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28. Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Lyric Pieces, Op.47. Peter Katin, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Act 2. Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 23rd May

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Pomp and Circumstance March in D, Op.39/1. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Violin sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108. Louisa Breen, pno., William Hennessy, vln.
  • Delibes, Leo: Coppelia Ballet Suite. New Philharmonia Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Rheinberger, Joseph: Organ Sonata No. 2 in A flat, Op.65. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Peer Gynt - Suite No. 1, Op.46 - piano. Gerard Willems, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Act 1 Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 16th May

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Gondoliers Overture. New SO of London/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Busoni, Ferruccio: Sonata No.1 in E minor for violin & piano, Op.29. Benjamin Loeb, pno., Joseph Lin, vln.
  • Franck, Cesar: Symphonic variations. Jorge Bolet, pno. Concertgebouw Orch, Amsterdam/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Arban, Jean Baptiste (arr. Pichaureau, Claude):Carnival of Venice: Variations. Maurice Andre, tpt. Orch of Guardians of Peace, Paris/Claude Pichaureau.
  • Granados, Enrique (arr. Buc, Nicholas): Danzas Espanolas, excerpts, arr. string orchestra. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Sleeping Beauty, Op.66. Prologue. Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 9th May

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Pirates of Penzance Overture. Adelaide SO/James Christiansen.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op.11. Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia/John Rutter.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21: Largo. Cecile Licad, pno. London PO/Andre Previn.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: Fantasia on Greensleeves. Tasmanian SO/David Stanhope.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Flute Concertino, Op.107. Susan Milan, fte. City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Swan Lake, Op.20, excerpts. Vienna PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Schumann C: Three Romances, Op.11. Isata Kanneh-Mason, pno.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Enigma Variations, Op.36. Melbourne SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 2nd May

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  • Mendelssohn, Felix: The Hebrides, Fingal's Cave, Op.26, Overture. Stonnington SO/Michael Lichnovsky.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Variations on an original theme in D, Op.21/1. Kristian Chong, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D810 - Death and the Maiden, 2nd mvt.. Flinders Quartet .
  • Schumann, Robert: Fantasy Pieces, Op.73. Paul Dean, cl., Stephen Emmerson, pno.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Ma Vlast: Vltava (The Moldau). Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Horsley, Charles Edward: Piano Trio in B minor, Op.13. Seraphim Trio .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.10 in G, Op.14/2. Elyane Laussade, pno.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dance No. 5. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.

  • 25th April

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  • Ravel, Maurice: Sheherazade: Fairy Overture. Les Siecles/Francois-Xavier Roth.
  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel: Dream Sequence. Anthony Way, sop., Barbara Bonney, sop. English Sinfonia/Neil Page.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Rusalka: Song to the Moon. Greta Bradman, sop. Unnamed Orch/Benjamin Northey.
  • Strauss Jnr: Cinderella Waltz. Slovak State PO/Christian Pollack.
  • MacDowell, Edward: Fireside Tales, Op.61. James Barbagallo, pno.
  • Schumann, Robert: Marchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures), Op.113. Nobuko Imai, vla., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Nutcracker, Op.71. Act 2. Mariinsky Theatre Chorus, Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 18th April

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  • Moniuszko, Stanislaw: The Fairy-tale - Concert Overture. Warsaw National PO/Witold Rowicki.
  • Szymanowski, Karol: Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess, Op.31. Iwona Sobotka, sop. City of Birmingham SO/Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Suk, Josef: Fairy Tale, Op.16. Buffalo PO/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Mother Goose Suite. Ronald Farren-Price, pno., Rosslyn Farren-Price, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Nutcracker, Op.71. Act 1. Mariinsky Theatre Chorus, Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 11th April

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Liszt, Franz: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor. Rowan Vince, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op.325. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beach, Amy: Sonata in A minor, Op.34. Anita Pontremoli, pno., Terri Pontremoli, vln.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (arr. Schreiner, A): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61, Fantasia on themes. London Salon Ensemble .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92. Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.

  • 4th April

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  • Humperdinck, Engelbert: Overture - Hansel and Gretel. Bamberg SO/Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
  • Scriabin, Alexander: Five preludes, Op.16. Gordon Fergus-Thompson, pno.
  • Chausson, Ernest (arr. Crellin, Keith): Poeme, Op.25. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Holst, Gustav: Wind Quintet in A Flat, Op.14, H67. Elysian Wind Quintet .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Javotte. Queensland Orch/Andrew Mogrelia.