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  • 6.00 AM

    FINE MUSIC BREAKFAST including Arts Calendar at 7.30am
  • 9.00 AM

    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Exploring chamber

    Mendelssohn, Fanny. String quartet in E flat (1834).Erato Quartet Basel.19:47

    Tchaikovsky, P. String quartet in B flat (1865).New Haydn Quartet, Budapest.13:12

    Bruch, M. Quintet in E flat (1918).Kazuki Sawa, va; Henschel Quartett18:46

  • 10.00 AM


    Bax, A. Tintagel (1917-19).Royal Scottish NO/David Lloyd-Jones.14:32

    Rachmaninov, S. Piano concerto no 3 in D minor, op 30 (1909).Byron Janis, pf; London SO/Antal Dorati.37:46

    Schumann, R. Symphony no 4 in D minor, op 120 (1841/51).Vienna PO/Georg Solti.29:32

  • 11.30 AM


    Schumann, R. Mignon's song, op 98a no 1 (1849).Christine Schffer, sop; Graham Johnson, pf.3:58

    Mignon, from Album of songs for the young, op 79 (1849).Bernarda Fink, mezz; Roger Vignoles, pf.3:42

    Mignon; Rememberance, from Album for the young, op 68 (1832-45).Angela Brownridge, pf.4:17

    Requiem for Mignon, op 98b (1849).William Dazeley, bar; Hanover Boys Choir; O Rvolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner.12:32

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM


    Smetana, B. Trio in G minor, op 15 (1855/57).Yuval Piano Trio.28:03

    Debussy, C. Piano trio no 1 in G (1879).Joachim Trio.24:34

  • 2.00 PM


    Albinoni, T. Sonata no 1 (1692).Graham Ashton, tpt; Irish CO/Ian Watson.7:01

    Frescobaldi, G. Toccata IX (pub. 1627).Lorenzo Ghielmi, hpd.5:29

    Pergolesi, G. Cantata: Questo il piano.Marianne Pizzolato, cont; O dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome/Antonio Pappano.13:01

    Beethoven, L. Sonata no 5 in D, op 102 no 2 (1815).Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Sviatoslav Richter, pf.18:06

    Finzi, G. Grand fantasia and toccata in D minor, op 38 (c1928/53).Peter Donohoe, pf; Northern Sinfonia/Howard Griffiths.13:44

    Bax, A. Sonata (1934).Emma Johnson, cl; Malcolm Martineau, pf.14:29

    Bach, J.S. Cantata, BWV61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (1724).Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner.14:05

    Brahms, J. Sonata no 3 in D minor, op 108 (1886).Krysia Osostowicz, vn; Susan Tomes, pf.20:54

  • 4.00 PM

    FINE MUSIC DRIVE including Arts Calendar at 5.00pm Today's program features:

    Bartk, B. Hungarian folk tunes (transcr. Szigeti).Susanne Stanzeleit, vn; Gusztav Feny, pf.07:47

    Mozart, W. Duettino concertante in F (transcr. Busoni).Anthony Paratore, pf; Joseph Paratore, pf.07:21

    Helsted, E. Pas de deux, from Flower festival in Genzano (1858).London SO/Richard Bonynge.09:02

    Vivaldi, A. Flute concerto in G minor, RV439, La notte (pub. c1728; ed. Galway).New Irish CO/James Galway, fl & dir.09:36

    Beethoven, L. Romance no 2 in F, op 50 (1798).Vienna Mozart Ensemble/Willi Boskovsky, vn & dir.09:22

    Ivanovici, I. Waltz: The Danube waves.Budapest Strauss Ensemble/Istvn Bogr.08:39

    Strauss, E. The subscribers waltz (1874).Johann Strauss O/Jack Rothstein.08:16

    Verdi, G. E strano! Ah, fors' lui, from La traviata (1853).Joan Carden, sop; Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.07:30

    Heuberger, R. Overture to The opera ball (1898).Sydney SO/Patrick Thomas.07:34

    Puccini, G. O my beloved father; Yes they call me Mimi, from Gianni Schicchi (1918).Joan Hammond, sop; Hall O/Leslie Heward.07:09

    Lanner, J. Marien-Walzer, op 143 (1839).Vienna Dance Quartet.07:12

    Bellini, V. Casta diva, from Norma (1831).Joan Sutherland, sop; Elizabethan Sydney O/Richard Bonynge.11:12

    Tchaikovsky, P. Theme from Piano concerto no 1.Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf; London SO/Lorin Maazel.09:09

  • 7.00 PM

  • 8.00 PM


    Delius, F. Florida Suite (1887).English SO/William Boughton.37:09

    Bruckner, A. Symphony no 4 in E flat, [Romantic] (1874/80; ed. Haas).Royal Scottish NO/Georg Tintner.1:13:08

  • 10.00 PM

    BAROQUE AND BEFORE Italian virtuoso musicians

    Rippe, A. de Fantasias nos 2 and 16.Hopkinson Smith, lute.10:10

    Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto in A, RV552 (1740).Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze, vn & dir.15:03

    Magnificat, RV611.Deborah York, sop; Patrizia Biccire, sop; Sara Mingardo, cont; Akademia; Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini.19:48

    Trio sonata in D, RV84.Darja Grossheide, fl; Gabriele Nussberger, baroque vn; Robert Nikolayczik, vc; Willi Kronenberg, hpd.7:19

    Rippe, A. de Fantasias nos 1 and 2.Hopkinson Smith, gui.8:23

    Tartini, G. Sonata in G minor, [Devil’s trill] (arr. Kreisler).David Garrett, vn; Alexander Markovich, pf.16:59

    Flute concerto in G (c1720).Neil McLaren, fl; Cambridge Baroque Camerata.8:16

    Violin concerto in E flat minor, D56 (arr. Scimone).Symphonia Perusina O/Felix Ayo, vn & dir.18:28

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The Mission (1986)
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Fantasia (1940)
LrncofArabia (1962)
The Gadfly (1956)
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