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  • 12.00 AM

  • 6.00 AM

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  • 9.00 AM


    Prokofiev, S. Andante, from Piano sonata no 4, op 29bis (1934; arr. Prokofiev).Scottish NO/Neeme Jrvi.7:57

    Cui, C. Tarentelle, op 12 (1885; arr. Liszt).Leslie Howard, pf.9:13

    Glier, R. Coloratura concerto (1942-43; arr. Yu).Australia Pro Arte CO/Jeffrey Crellin, ob & dir.14:07

    Mussorgsky, M. Joshua (1877; arr. Rimsky-Korsakov).Elena Zaremba, mezz; Prague Philharmonic Choir; Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado.5:12

    Tchaikovsky, P. Excerpt from Symphony no 2, [Little Russian] (arr. Gordon).Sellers Engineering Brass Band.5:49

    Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Introduction and Dodon’s sleep, from The golden cockerel suite (1909; arr. Glazunov, Steinberg).Lamoureux O/Igor Markevitch.8:46

  • 10.00 AM


    Smetana, B. Overture and dances from The bartered bride (1866).London SO/Geoffrey Simon.23:58

    Beethoven, L. Symphony no 2 in D, op 36 (1801-02).Vienna PO/Simon Rattle.32:02

    Dussek, J. Piano concerto in G minor, op 49 (1801).Andreas Staier, fp; Concerto Cologne. 30:34

  • 11.30 AM


    Purcell, H. They that go down to the sea in ships (1685).Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, org; Simon Preston, cond.9:40

    Lassus, O. de Aurora lucis rutilat (pub. 1604).Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.6:05

    Rossini, G. Mura felici, from La donna del Iago (1819).Marilyn Horne, mezz; Ambrosian Opera Ch; Royal PO/Henry Lewis.9:15

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM


    Schubert, F. Fantasy in C, D760, [Wanderer] (c1823).Marina Kolomiiseva, pf.20:13

    Tchaikovsky, P. Fantasy overture: Romeo and Juliet (1880).Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard.18:45

    Saint-Sans, C. Fantasy for violin and harp, op 124 (1907).Duo Capriccio.13:40

    Turina, J. Danzas fantsticas, op 22 (1920).Guitar Trek.15:23

    Paganini, N. Moses phantasy.Agnes Szakly, cimbalom; Norbert Szelecsnyi, pf.8:20

    Vieuxtemps, H. Fantasia appassionata, op 35 (c1860).Georges Octors, vn; Belgian RTCO/Edgard Doneux.19:36

    Schumann, R. Drei Fantasiestcke, op 73 (1849).Paul Dean, cl; Stephen Emmerson, pf.9:56

  • 3.00 PM


    Beethoven, L. Theme and variations, from Serenade in C, op 8 (1796-97).Maxim Rysanov, va; Jacob Katsnelson, pf.9:40

    Glinka, M. Sonata in D minor (1825-28).Norbert Blume, va; Olga Tverskaya, fp. 18:17

    Dittersdorf, C. Viola concerto in F.Petr Pribyl, va; South Bohemia Chamber PO/Ondrej Kukal.25:05

  • 4.00 PM

    FINE MUSIC DRIVE Today's program features:

    Dvork, A. Overture: In nature's realm, op 91 (1891).Czech PO/Karel Sejna.13:17

    Spohr, L. Potpourri, op 22 (1807).Attila Falvay, vn; New Haydn Quartet.13:30

    Glinka, M. Oriental dances in Chernomor's castle, from Ruslan and Ludmila (1842).USSR SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov.07:21

    Chopin, F. Polonaise no 6 in A flat, op 53, Heroic.Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf.06:14

    Moeran, E.J. Rhapsody no 2 (1924/41).London PO/Adrian Boult.13:19

    Grecki, H. Symphony no 3, op 36, Symphony of sorrowful songs, mvt 2 (1976).Dawn Upshaw, sop; London Sinfonietta/David Zinman.09:22

    Kodly, Z. Sonatina (1921-22).David Pereira, vc; David Bollard, pf.08:26

    Albniz, I. Asturias (Leyenda), from Suite espaola no 1 (1886).Karin Schaupp, gui.06:12

    Piazzolla, A. Resurreccin del angel (1965).Macquarie Trio.06:35

    Chvez, C. Symphony no 2, Sinfonia india (1935-36).New World SO/Michael Tilson Thomas.12:22

    Tchaikovsky, P. Lensky's aria, from Eugene Onegin (1879).Mischa Maisky, vc; Orpheus CO.06:48

    Knechtl, J. Horn concerto in D.Barry Tuckwell, hn; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.07:07

    Korngold, E. Suite from Elizabeth and Essex (1939).London SO/Andr Previn.13:48

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