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Music of the mood. Music for the emotions. Music to sweep you away in a wave of passion. The Romantic period of classical music had it all…

18th May

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  • Chadwick: Tam O'Shanter. Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Bird (arr. Hindsley): Suite in D for Ten Winds. Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble/Harlan D. Parker.
  • Taffanel: Andante pastorale et Scherzettino. Paula Robison, fte., Samuel Sanders, pno,
  • Loeffler: Two Rhapsodies. Robert Sprenkle, oboe, Francis Tursi, vla., Armand Basile, pno., Eastman - Rochester Orch/Howard Hanson.
  • Berlioz: Symphonie funebre et triomphale, Op.15. Montreal SO & Symphonic Choir/Charles Dutoit.

  • 11th May

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  • Smetana: Bartered Bride - Overture. Minneapolis SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Elgar: Serenade for strings in E minor, Op.20. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Op.53. Marian Anderson, contr., San Francisco SO, San Francisco Symphony Chorus/Pierre Monteux.
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in E.. Jeno Jando, pno.
  • Mahler: Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor. Melbourne Youth Orch/Fabian Russell. Movement 4 - Adagietto.
  • Strauss R: Four Last Songs. Rosamund Illing, sop., Stonnington SO/Barry Tuckwell.
  • Tailleferre: Concertino for Harp & Orchestra. Gillian Benet, harp, Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.

  • 4th May

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  • Fucik (arr. Fennell): Florentine March, Op.214. Grainger Wind Symphony/Robert Wagner.
  • Debussy: Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. John Harle, sax., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Beach: Four Sketches, Op.15. Virginia Eskin, pno.
  • Hill: String Quartet No.3 in A minor, "The Carnival". Dominion Quartet.
  • Delibes: Lakme: Flower Duet. Glenys Fowles, sop., Heather Begg, m-sop., Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Op.107. Susan Milan, fte., City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. Queensland SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Litolff: Concerto symphonique No.4 in D minor, Op. 102: Scherzo. Ian Munro, pno., Tasmanian SO/David Porcelijn.
  • Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 in C minor, "Organ", Op.78: 4th movt. Anita Priest, org., Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.

  • 27th April

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  • Ravel: Bolero. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.
  • Grieg: Ballade in G minor, Op. 24. Eileen Joyce, pno.
  • Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.82. Vadim Gluzman, vln., Bergen PO/Andrew Litton.
  • Verdi: String quartet in E minor. Grainger Quartet.
  • Svendsen: Symphony No.2 in B flat, Op.15. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.

  • 20th April

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  • Goetz: Francesca da Rimini: Overture. Hanover Radio PO/Werner Andreas Albert.
  • Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor, S171. Kenji Fujimura, pno.
  • Raff: Octet in C for Strings, Op.176. Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Lalliet: Fantaisie originale, Op.6. Jenny Lowe, cor ang., Jerome Walles, pno.
  • Brahms: Song of Destiny, Op.54. Stonnington SO, Victoria Chorale/Raymond Yong.
  • Svendsen: Symphony No.1 in D, Op.4. Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons.

  • 13th April

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  • Sousa: Suite: The Last Days of Pompeii. Royal Artillery Band/Keith Brion.
  • Auber (arr. Gamley): Cello Concerto No.1 in B flat. Jascha Silberstein, vlc., Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • MacDowell: Six Poems after Heine, Op.31. James Barbagallo, pno.
  • Foote: Piano Quartet in C, Op.23. James Barbagallo, pno., Da Vinci String Quartet.
  • Beach: Symphony in E minor, Op.32 "Gaelic". Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi.

  • 6th April

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  • Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. London PO/Stanley Black.
  • Faure: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.120. Philippe Berrod, cl., Eric Picard, vlc., Pascal Gallet, pno.
  • Berlioz: Death of Cleopatra. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop., London SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Franck: Psyche. BBC Welsh Chorus, BBC NO of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka.
  • Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Huguette Tourangeau, sop., Lausanne Pro Arte Choir, Brassus Choir, Swiss Romande Orch, Swiss Romande Choir/Richard Bonynge.

  • 30th March

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  • Rossini: Semiramide, Overture. Tasmanian SO/Ola Rudner.
  • Meyerbeer: Clarinet Quintet in E flat. Dieter Klocker, cl., Berlin Philharmonic Quartet.
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc., Leningrad PO/Yuri Temirkanov.
  • Brahms: Fantasias, Op.116. Imogen Cooper, pno.
  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.