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  • 9:00 AM


    Beethoven, L. Piano trio in E flat, op 1 no 1 (c1794-95).Pinchas Zukerman, vn; Jacqueline du Pr, vc; Daniel Barenboim, pf.28:27

    Bartk, B. String quartet no 2, op 17 (1915-17).New Budapest Quartet.26:32

  • 10:00 AM


    Stamitz, J. Trio in A, op 1 no 2 (1754-55).New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.16:11

    Bach, J. Christian Quintet in D, op 11 no 6 (1774).Members of Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.14:03

    Cramer, J. Piano concerto no 8 in D minor, op 70 (pub. 1825).London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley, pf & dir.26:39

    Mozart, W. Ch'io mi scordi di te? K505 (1786).Yvonne Kenny, sop; Pierre Nola, pf; Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.9:47

    Haydn, J. Symphony in G, Hob:I:92, [Oxford] (1789).Royal Concertgebouw O/Karel Ancerl.26:43

    Beethoven, L. 14 Variations in E flat, op 44 (1803).Isaac Stern, vn; Leonard Rose, vc; Eugene Istomin, pf.13:59

  • 12:00 PM

  • 1:00 PM

    WORLD MUSIC: Whirled Wide
  • 2:00 PM

    SUNDAY SPECIAL The great orchestrators: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Auber, D-F-E. Overture to La muette de Portici (1828).Polish NRSO/Richard Hayman.10:26

    Glinka, M. Overture and three dances, from Ivan Susanin (1836).USSR SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov.25:01

    Rimsky-Korsakov, N. Symphonic suite: Scheherazade, op 35 (1888).London PO/Mariss Jansons.45:20

    Respighi, O. Concerto all’antica (pub. 1923).Ingolf Turban, vn; English CO/Marcello Viotti.28:19

  • 4:00 PM


    Kuhlau, F. Piano trio in G, op 119 (1831).Paul Fried, fl; Alan Weiss, fl; Bryan Pezzone, pf.17:44

    Danzi, F. Wind quintet in G minor, op 56 no 2 (pub. 1821).Vienna-Berlin Ensemble.14:00

    Mozart, W. String quintet no 2 in C minor, K406 (c1787-88).Cecil Aronowitz, va; Amadeus Quartet.22:26

  • 5:00 PM


    Hymns: Love divine, all loves excelling; Praise to the holiest in the height.Choir of King’s College, Cambridge5:08

    Hymn: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.Bryn Terfel, bar; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.3:41

    Psalms: no 114, When Israel came out of Egypt; no 115, Not unto us, O Lord.Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; David Willcocks, org & cond.6:40

    Leighton, K. Magnificat; Nunc dimittis.Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge; Christopher Robinson, org & dir8:16

    Elgar, E. GIve unto the Lord.Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge; Christopher Robinson, org & dir7:50

    Howells, H. Take Him, earth, for cherishing.Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge; Christopher Robinson, org & dir7:44

    Hymns: Praise my soul the King of heaven; Come down O love divine; O praise ye the Lord;Worcester Cathedral Choir; Paul Trepte, org; Donald Hunt, cond.8:56

    Guilmant, A. March on a theme of Handel.Simon Preston, org.6:06

  • 6:00 PM

    SYDNEY PIANO WORLD PRESENTS Piano works from the USA

    Beach, A. Piano trio in A minor, op 150 (1920).Elizabeth Layton, vn; Naomi Butterworth, vc; Diana Ambache, pf.15:26

    Mason, W. Silver spring, op 6 (c1850).Philip Martin, pf.4:52

    Gottschalk, L. Marche de nuit, op 17 (1855).Eugene List, Joseph Werner, pf.4:49

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

  • 7:00 PM


    Sculthorpe, P. Earth cry (1986).William Barton, didgeridoo; New Zealand SO/James Judd.13:55

    Glazunov, A. Fantasy: The sea, op 28 (1889).USSR RSO/Gennady Provatorov.15:30

    Sculthorpe, P. Songs of sea and sky (1979).William Barton, didjeridoo; Queensland SO/Michael Christie.16:04

    Rachmaninov, S. La mer er les mouettes, op 39 no 2, from tudes tableaux, op 39 (1917; orch. Respighi 1930).BBC PO/Gianandrea Noseda.9:00

    Debussy, C. La mer (1903-05).St Cecilia Academy O/Leonard Bernstein.26:24

  • 8:30 PM


    Ries, F. Piano trio in B flat, op 28.Jrgen Demmler, cl; Markus Tillier, vc; Peter Grabinger, pf.23:23

    Mozart, W. Adagio in B flat, K411 (1785).Members of the Holliger Wind Ensemble.6:00

    Grechaninov, A. Piano trio no 1 in C minor, op 38 (1906).Moscow Rachmaninov Trio.26:55

    Bowen, Y. Sonata no 2 in F, op 22 (1906).Lawrence Power, va; Simon Crawford-Phillips, pf.25:41

    Gade, N. String octet in F, op 17 (pub. 1848).L’Archibudelli; Smithsonian Chamber Players.28:34

  • 10:30 PM

    NEW HORIZONS Living composer series

    O’Hearn, P. Music for three vibraphones (2005).Patrick O’Hearn.8:00

    Hackett, S. Suite: Bay of kings (1983)Steve Hackett, gui; John Hackett, fl; Mick Magnus, keyboards.29:00

    O’Hearn, P. Soundtrack: The wheelhouse (2006).Patrick O’Hearn.10:30

    Oldfield, M. Suite: Music of the spheres (2008).Sinfonia Sfera O/Mike Oldfield.18:00

    O’Hearn, P. A lovely place to be; Beyond this moment (2001).Patrick O’Hearn.13:26

    Fripp, R. Threshold bells; Evensong coda (2006).Robert Fripp.9:00

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