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    Schubert, F. You are repose, D776 (1823; arr. Reger); In the glow of the evening, D799 (1824; arr. Reger).Michael Lewis, bar; Adelaide SO/David Porcelijn. 8:10

    Sonata in A minor, D821, [Arpeggione] (1824; arr. Williams, Gunning).John Williams, gui; Australian CO/Richard Tognetti. 22:05

    Der Leiermann: the hurdy-gurdy man, from Winterreise, D911 no 24 (1827; arr. McGuire).Riley Lee, shakuhachi; Marshall McGuire, hp.3:38

    Auf dem wasser zu singen, D774 (1823; arr. Liszt); Die Forelle, D550 (c1817-20; arr. Liszt).Jorge Bolet, pf.9:10

    String quartet in D minor, D810, [Death and the maiden] (1824; arr. Mahler).Norwegian CO/Iona Brown.37:28

  • 10:30 am


    Schreker, F. Birthday of the Infanta.Gewandhaus O/Lothar Zagrosek.19:40

    MacDowell, E. Piano concerto no 1 in A minor, op 15 (1882).Seta Tanyel, pf; BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins.27:15

    Alfvn, H. Symphony no 3 in E, op 23 (1905).Royal Scottish NO/Niklas Willn.35:11

  • 12:00 pm

  • 01:00 pm


    Auber, D-F-E. Overture to The bronze horse (1835).Czecho-Slovak PO/Richard Hayman.8:00

    Hummel, J. Trumpet concerto in E (1803).Hkan Hardenberger, tpt; Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner.17:57

    Paganini, N. I palpiti, op 13 (1819).Franco Gulli, vn; Enrica Cavallo, pf.9:53

    Tchaikovsky, P. Capriccio italien, op 45 (1880).Kirov O/Valery Gergiev.15:28

  • 02:00 pm


    Haydn, J. Quartet in E flat, Hob.III:38, [Joke] (1781).Emerson String Quartet.16:16

    Holst, G. Ballet music from The perfect fool, op 39 (1918-22).BBC Welsh NO/Richard Hickox.11:32

    Mozart, W. A musical joke, K522 (1787).English Concert/Andrew Manze.23:09

    Strauss, J. II Practical joke polka, op 17 (1846).CSSR State PO/Alfred Walter.2:45

  • 03:00 pm


    Vivaldi, A. Violin concerto in C, RV171 (c1720s).Fabio Biondi, vn; Europa Galante.9:09

    Schoenberg, A. Transfigured night, op 4 (1899; orch. 1917/43).Berlin PO/James Levine.28:43

    Britten, B. Simple symphony, op 4 (1934).Northern Sinfonia/Steuart Bedford.15:56

  • 04:00 pm

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

    Sousa, J.P. Overture to The charlatan (1898).Royal Norwegian Navy Band/Keith Brion.07:18

    Handel, G. Oboe concerto in G minor (1705).Bart Schneeman, ob; Musica Amphion/Pieter-Jan Belder.08:36

    Mozart, W. Andante and 5 variations for piano duet in G, K501.Martha Argerich, pf; Stephen Kovacevich, pf.07:27

    Easdale, B. Suite from Kew Gardens (1936).BBC NO of Wales/Rumon Gamba.06:49

    Chopin, F. Polonaise, op 40 no 1, Military (1838).Lang Lang, pf.06:12

    Lehr, F. Let’s all now waken memories, from The merry widow (1905).Joan Sutherland, sop; Australian Opera Ch; Elizabethan Sydney O/Richard Bonynge.06:34

    Piazzolla, A. Caf 1930, from Histoire du tango (comp. 1986).Sydney Consort.06:44

    Carr-Boyd, A. Foxtrot (1993).Sydney Mandolins/Adrian Hooper.06:32

    Purcell, H. Symphony, from The fairy queen (1692).Musicians of the Globe/Philip Pickett.06:35

    Schubert, F. String quartet, Quartettsatz, in C minor, D103 (1814).Kodly Quartet.08:11

    Elgar, E. Alternate cadenza for Violin concerto, op 61 (1910).Tasmin Little, vn; Royal Scottish NO/Andrew Davis.06:17

    Schumann, C. Ballade, from Soires musicales, op 6 no 4 (1834-36).Yoshiko Iwai, pf.06:10

    Dvork, A. Five Prague waltzes (1879).Russian PO/Dmitry Yablonsky.08:40

    Tchaikovsky, P. Valse-scherzo, op 34 (1877).Boris Belkin, vn; New Phil Orch/Vladimir Ashkenazy.07:47

    Berlioz, H. Nuit d'ivresse (Night of rapture), from The Trojans (1856-58).Angela Gheorghiu, sop; Roberto Alagna, ten; Royal Opera House O/Richard Armstrong.08:24

    Coates, E. London suite (1932).London SO/Eric Coates.08:24

    Ravel, M. Pavane pour une infant dfunte (1902).Steven Osborne, pf.06:21

    Vivaldi, A. Oboe concerto in B flat, RV465.Heinz Holliger, ob; I Musici.06:46

    Mendelssohn, F. Overture: The Hebrides, op 26, Fingal’s cave (1830).Champs-lyses O/Philippe Herreweghe.10:00

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