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Ashleigh Robertson


15th January

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  • Corder, Frederick: Prospero: Overture. English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones.
  • Hurlstone, William Yeates: Piano Quartet in E minor, Op.43. Justin Williams, vla., Kristian Chong, pno. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Parry, Sir Charles Hubert: From Death to Life. London PO/Matthias Bamert.
  • Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel: Ballade in C minor, Op.73. Mihae Lee, pno., Nokuthula Ngwenyama, vln.
  • Cowen, Frederic Hymen: Symphony No.3 in C minor - Scandinavian. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.

  • 8th January

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  • Cowen, Frederic Hymen: Concert overture - the Butterfly's Ball. Slovak State PO/Adrian Leaper.
  • Ireland, John (arr. Bush, Geoffrey): Two Symphonic Studies. London PO/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Potter, Cipriani: Piano Concerto No.4 in E. Howard Shelley, pno. Tasmanian SO/Howard Shelley.
  • Ellicott, Rosalind: Piano Trio No.1 in F. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Sterndale Bennett, Sir William: Symphony No.5 in G minor. Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Pomp and Circumstance March in C minor, Op.39/3. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.

  • 1st January

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  • Offenbach, Jacques: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. Queensland Orch/Ola Rudner.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles (arr. Grainger, Percy): Four Irish Dances. Martin Jones, pno.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Bartered Bride - Dance of the comedians. Minneapolis SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Liszt, Franz: Mephisto Waltz No.1, S514. Margaret Kong, pno.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14. Sydney SO/Willem van Otterloo.
  • Arensky, Anton: Egyptian Nights, Op.50. Moscow SO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Slavonic Dances, Op.46, B83. Vienna PO/Andre Previn.

  • 25th December

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  • Brahms, Johannes: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80. Columbia SO/Bruno Walter.
  • Satie, Erik: Trois morceaux en forme de poire. Gabor Eckhardt, pno., Klara Kormendi, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Wine, Woman and Song! Waltz, Op.333. Vienna PO/Willi Boskovsky.
  • Schubert, Franz: Piano Quintet in A, D667, Op. 114 'Trout'. Seraphim Trio .
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Enigma Variations, Op.36. Halle Orch/Sir Hamilton Harty.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (arr. Overton, David): Christmas Pieces, Op.72. James Galway, fte. Munich Radio Orch/John Georgiadis.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. National Boys' Choir of Australia/Peter Casey.
  • Gruber, Franz: Stille Nacht. Belinda Montgomery, sop., Sara Macliver, sop. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.

  • 18th December

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Pirates of Penzance Overture. Royal PO/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Sarasate, Pablo de: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25. Itzhak Perlman, vln. New York PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in C, D.760 - The Wanderer. Kathryn Selby, pno.
  • Borodin, Alexander: String Quartet No.2 in D. Borodin String Quartet .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op 56 - Scottish. London SO/Claudio Abbado.

  • 11th December

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: William Tell, Overture. Monash Academy Orch/Jeffrey Crellin.
  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Cello concerto in E minor, Op.85. Jian Wang, vlc. Sydney SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13, 'Pathetique'. Kathryn Selby, pno.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74, 'Pathetique'. Melbourne SO/Oleg Caetani.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: Slavonic Dance in C, Op.46/1, B83. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 4th December

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  • Sibelius, Jean: Overture in A minor. Lahti SO/Osmo Vanska.
  • Alkan, Charles Valentin: Sonatine in A minor, Op.61. Marc-Andre Hamelin, pno.
  • Grieg, Edvard (arr. Horowitz, Joseph): Double bass concerto in A minor. Gary Karr, db. Adelaide SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Arensky, Anton: String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.35. Andrew Haveron, vln., Chris Howlett, vlc., Howard Penny, vlc., Tobias Breider, vla.
  • Tournemire, Charles: Symphony No.1 in A, Op.18, Romantic. Moscow SO/Antonio de Almeida.

  • 27th November

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  • Horneman, Christian Frederik: Aladdin Overture. Aalborg SO/Owain Arwel Hughes.
  • Gade, Niels W: Ten Watercolour Sketches, Op.19. Anker Blyme, pno.
  • Kuhlau, Friedrich: Grand Trio in G, Op.119. Madoka Inui, pno., Matthias Schulz, fte., Wolfgang Schulz, fte.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem in D, Op.15. London SO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Little Suite for Strings in A minor, FS6. Nordic CO/Christian Lindberg.
  • Borresen, Hakon: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3. RSO of Saarbrucken/Ole Schmidt.