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    DIVERSIONS IN FINE MUSIC Name the composer
  • 10.00 AM


    Liszt, F. Hungarian rhapsody no 6 in D, Carnival in Pest (1846-85).London SO/Antal Dorti.12:12

    Brahms, J. Song of destiny, op 54 (1868-71).Occidental College Concert Choir; Columbia SO/Bruno Walter.15:15

    Szymanowski, K. Violin concerto no 1, op 35 (1916).Xiao-Dong Wang, vn; Adelaide SO/Omri Hadari.23:58

    Chopin, F. Les sylphides (arr. Douglas 1909).Philharmonia O/Robert Irving.28:29

  • 11.30 AM


    Purcell, H. If music be the food of love (1692); Fairest isle (1691); O let me weep (1962).Barbara Bonney, sop; Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.12:15

    Sonata no 6 in C, Z795.Purcell Quartet.6:07

    Kraus, J.M. Son pietosa.Barbara Bonney, sop; Drottningholm Court TO/Thomas Schuback.5:48

  • 12.00 PM

  • 1.00 PM

    TRIBUTE TO FRANS BRüGGEN Instrumentalist and conductor

    Corelli, A. Sonata in G minor, op 5 no 7 (pub. 1700).Frans Brggen, rec; Anner Bijlsma, vc; Gustav Leonhardt, hpd.9:19

    Rameau, J-P. Suite from Dardanus (1739).O of the 18th Century/Frans Brggen.24:54

    Telemann, G. Fantasie in G minor.Frans Brggen, rec 4:32

    Loeillet, J.B. Sonata in G.Frans Brggen, rec; Anner Bijlsma, baroque vc; Gustav Leonhardt, hpd.10:52

    Mozart, W. Symphony no 39 in E flat, K543 (1788).Australian CO/Frans Brggen,30:41

  • 2.30 PM


    Joachim, J. Overture to Demetrius (arr. Brahms).Silke-Thora Matthies, pf; Christian Khn, pf.15:47

    Saint-Sans, C. Carnaval des animaux (1886).Ian Brown, pf; Susan Tomes, pf; Nash Ensemble of London.22:00

    Holst, G. The planets, op 32 (1916; transcr. Holst).Len Vorster, pf; Robert Chamberlain, pf.44:41

  • 4.00 PM

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

    Debussy, C. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1892-94).Royal Concertbouw O/Bernard Haitink.11:07

    Chopin, F. Barcarolle in F sharp, op 60.Vladimir Ashkenazy, pf.08:45

    Mozart, W. Clarinet quintet in A, K581, mvt 3 (1789).Australia Ensemble.07:20

    Werner, G. November, from Musicalisher Instrumental-Calendar (1748).Concilium Musicum/Paul Angerer.08:44

    Kashif, T. The Queen symphony, mvt 2 (2002).London Voices; London Oratory School Schola; Royal PO/Tolga Kashif.07:39

    Tchaikovsky, P. Waltz of the flowers, from The nutcracker (1892).Adelaide SO/Jos Serebrier.06:38

    Danzi, F. Sinfonia concertante in B flat, op 41, mvt 2 (1814).Paul Meyer, cl; Franz Liszt CO/Jean-Pierre Rampal, fl & dir.10:14

    Sculthorpe, P. Little suite for strings (arr. Nelson).Melbourne Mandolin O/Slava Iourgaev.07:20

    Bellini, V. Concerto in E flat (pub. 1941).Diana Doherty, ob; Queensland SO/Werner Andreas Albert.06:40

  • 7.00 PM

  • 8.00 PM

    EVENINGS WITH THE ORCHESTRA The Baltic influence

    Lutoslawski, W. Dance preludes (1954-55).Paul Dean, cl; Queensland SO/Richard Mills.10:42

    Penderecki, K. Symphony no 2, [Christmas] (1980).National Polish RSO/Antoni Wit.34:25

    Prt, A. Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten for strings and bell.Hungarian State Opera O/Tams Benedek.7:39

    Grecki, H. Symphony no 3, op 36, [Symphony of sorrowful songs] (1976).Dawn Upshaw, sop; London Sinfonietta/David Zinman.53:42

  • 10.00 PM

    CHAMBER SOIRÉE From Bohemia

    Biber, H. Scordatura sonata.Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists.13:58

    Benda, F. Sonata no 13 in G minor.Leila Schayegh, vn; Felix Knecht, vc; Vclav Luks, hpd.15:40

    Smetana, B. Piano trio in G minor, op 15 (1855/57).Australian Trio.29:18

    Weber, J. Septet in E, [From my life] (1899).Consortium Classicum/Dieter Klcker.31:32

    Foerster, J. Wind quintet in F, op 95 (1909).Fodor Quintet.20:27

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The Mission (1986)
Manhattan (1979)
Fantasia (1940)
LrncofArabia (1962)
The Gadfly (1956)
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