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18th January

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  • Offenbach, Jacques (arr. Dorati, Antal):La Vie Parisienne: Overture on Themes. Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.
  • Schubert, Franz: Fantasia in F minor, D.940. Joerg Demus, pno., Paul Badura-Skoda, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Military March in C, WoO20. Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble/Hans Priem-Bergrath.
  • Hummel, Johann: Flute Sonata in D major, Op.50. Carmen Picard, pno., Lise Daoust, fte.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von (arr. Schottstadt, Rainer): Variations on a Theme from Silvana, Op.33. Sabine Meyer, cl. Zurich Opera Orch/Franz Welser-Moest.
  • Kuhlau, Friedrich: Piano concerto in C, Op. 7. Michael Ponti, pno. Odense SO/Othmar Maga.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95, 'Serioso'. Tinalley String Quartet .

  • 11th January

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Il trovatore: Ballet music. Monte Carlo National Opera Orch/Antonio de Almeida.
  • Czerny, Carl: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.73. Felicja Blumental, pno. Vienna CO/Helmut Froschauer.
  • Spohr, Louis: Potpourri on Irish Folk Tunes, Op.59. Ulf Hoelscher, vln. Berlin RSO/Christian Frohlich.
  • Ries, Ferdinand: Grand Variations on 'Rule Britannia', Op.116. Christopher Hinterhuber, pno. Royal Liverpool PO/Uwe Grodd.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No.10 in E flat, Op.74, 'Harp'. Goldner String Quartet .

  • 4th January

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  • Lortzing, Albert: Overture - Undine. Leipzig RSO/Horst Neumann.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Horn concertino in E, Op.45. Anthony Halstead, horn Hanover Band/Roy Goodman.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op.56a, "St. Anthony Chorale". Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano (arr. Hennessy, William): String Quartet No.17 in D, arr. for string orchestra. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Wolfl, Joseph: Piano Sonata in C, Op.33/1. Jon Nakamatsu, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Quartet No. 9 in C, Op.59/3, 'Razumovsky'. Tinalley String Quartet .

  • 28th December

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  • Smetana, Bedrich: Bartered Bride - Dance of the comedians. Minneapolis SO/Antal Dorati.
  • Stanford, Sir Charles (arr. Grainger, Percy): Four Irish Dances. Martin Jones, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Blue Danube Waltz, Op.314. Queensland SO/Vladimir Ponkin.
  • 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.

  • 21st December

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  • Offenbach, Jacques: Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture. Queensland Orch/Ola Rudner.
  • Dukas, Paul: Variations, Interlude and Finale on a theme by Rameau. Chantal Stigliani, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44/2. New Zealand String Quartet .
  • Godard, Benjamin Louis: Suite in B flat, Op.116. John Wion, fte., Thomas Hrynkiw, pno.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78, Organ. Anita Priest, org. Los Angeles PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix (arr. Overton, David): Christmas Pieces, Op.72. James Galway, fte. Munich Radio Orch/John Georgiadis.

  • 14th December

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  • Pfitzner, Hans: Overture - Das Kathchen von Heilbronn, Op. 17. German Opera Orch, Berlin/Christian Thielemann.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No.27 in E minor, Op.90. Anna Goldsworthy, pno.
  • Glazunov, Alexander: Stenka Razin, Op.13. Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet.
  • Borodin, Alexander: Piano Quintet in C minor. Walter Panhofer, pno. Vienna Octet members .
  • Strauss R: Aus Italien, Op.16. Berlin PO/Riccardo Muti.

  • 7th December

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  • Sousa, John Philip: Semper Fidelis. Royal Australian Navy Band/Comm. W. W. Farrell.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Violin sonata No.2 in A, Op.100. Igor Machlak, pno., William Hennessy, vln.
  • Faure, Gabriel: Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op.45. Darryl Coote, pno., Fiona Sargeant, vla., Miwako Abe, vln., Rohan de Korte, vlc.
  • Brahms, Johannes: Intermezzi, Op.117. Wilhelm Kempff, pno.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Symphony No.3 in C, Op.32. Bergen PO/Dmitri Kitajenko.

  • 30th November

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  • Elgar, Sir Edward: Froissart Overture, Op.19. Royal PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Martucci, Giuseppe: Theme and Variations in E flat, Op. 58. Giorgio Cozzolino, pno., Pietro Spada, pno.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: String Sonata No.1 in G. Chi-Chi Nwanoku, db., Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Marshall Marcus, vln., Richard Tunnicliffe, vlc.
  • Franck, Cesar: Symphonic variations. Benjamin Martin, pno. Heidelberg SO/Christopher Kopke.
  • Strauss R: An Alpine Symphony, Op.64. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 23rd November

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  • Liszt, Franz: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E minor. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: The Muse and the Poet in E minor, Op.132. Robert Truman, vlc., Stephanie Chase, vln. London PO/Geoffrey Simon.
  • Grieg, Edvard: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op.7. Shura Cherkassky, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: String Quartet No.4 in E minor, Op.44/2. New Zealand String Quartet .
  • Sibelius, Jean: Symphony No.1 in E Minor, Op.39. Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.