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1st August

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Il Signor Bruschino, Overture. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Kummer, Friedrich August: Cello Duet, Op.103/4. Phoebe Carrai, vlc., Tanya Tomkins, vlc.
  • Spohr, Louis: Violin concerto No.12 in A, Op.79. Takako Nishizaki, vln. Philharmonic CO Bratislava/Libor Pesek.
  • Herold, Ferdinand: La somnambule. Orch Victoria/Richard Bonynge.

  • 25th July

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  • Raff, Joachim: Prelude to Shakespeare's Macbeth, WoO.50. Slovak State PO/Urs Schneider.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: The American Flag, B177, Op.102. Joseph Evans, ten. McDaniel, bar. St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir. RIAS Chamber Choir. Berlin RSO/Michael Tilson-Thomas.
  • Chaminade, Cecile: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.21. Danielle Laval, pno.
  • Strong, George Templeton: Symphony No. 2 in G minor, Op.50 - Sinstram. Moscow SO/ Adriano.

  • 18th July

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  • Dvorak, Antonin: Carnival Overture,Op.92, B.169. New York PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Goldmark, Karl: Violin concerto in A minor, Op.28. Joshua Bell, vln. Los Angeles PO/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • MacDowell, Edward: Sea Pieces, Op.55. James Barbagallo, pno.
  • Paine, John Knowles: Symphony No.2 in A, Op.34, 'In Springtime'. New York PO/Zubin Mehta.

  • 11th July

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  • Wagner R: Tannhauser, Overture. Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Sibelius, Jean: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47. Adele Anthony, vln. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Piano Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.101. Trio Anima Mundi.
  • Goldmark, Karl: Rustic Wedding, Op.26. National SO of Ireland/Stephen Gunzenhauser.

  • 4th July

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  • Sousa, John Philip: Stars and Stripes. Royal Australian Navy Band/Comm. W. W. Farrell.
  • Gottschalk, Louis: Bamboula, Op.2. Eugene List, pno.
  • Foote, Arthur: Nocturne and Scherzo for flute and string quartet. Jeani Muhonen Foster, fte. Da Vinci String Quartet .
  • Strong, George Templeton: Ondine. Moscow SO/ Adriano.
  • Beach, Amy: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.150. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Bristow, George Frederick: Symphony in F sharp minor, Op.26. Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Sousa, John Philip: Sandalphon Waltzes. Razumovsky SO/Keith Brion.

  • 27th June

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  • Goldmark, Karl: Overture - In Italy, Op.49. Sydney SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Danzi, Franz: Wind quintet in E flat, Op.67/3. Michael Thompson Wind Quintet .
  • Spohr, Louis: Violin concerto No.12 in A, Op.79. Takako Nishizaki, vln. Philharmonic CO Bratislava/Libor Pesek.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Piano Sonata No.1 in C minor, Op.4. Leif Ove Andsnes, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: Symphony No.4 in C minor, D417 - Tragic. CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.

  • 20th June

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72a. Bavarian RSO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Franck, Cesar: Prelude, Fugue and Variations in B minor, Op.18. Jennifer Bate, org.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Daphnis and Chloe - Suite No.2. London SO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Fuchs, Robert: Clarinet Quintet in E flat, Op.102. Thea King, cl. Britten String Quartet .
  • Borodin, Alexander: Symphony No.1 in E flat. Royal PO/Vladimir Ashkenazy.

  • 13th June

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  • Bizet, Georges: L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. Ulster Orch/Yan Pascal Tortelier.
  • Schumann, Robert: Kinderszenen Op.15. Noel Mewton-Wood, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D703 - Quartettsatz. Quartetto Italiano .
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44. Jean-Philippe Collard, pno. Royal PO/Andre Previn.
  • Gounod, Charles: Symphony No.2 in E flat. Sinfonia Finlandia/Patrick Gallois.