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Out in early 2019, Jenny Queen’s new album Baby it Was Real and We Were the Best, is her first studio album since 2014 and does not disappoint, bursting with tales of the unloved and uncertain.
Lead single, 50 Dollars $ilver, is available October 5 and is a study in the profound tension that comes from the push and pull between fatalism and the idea that humans can change their own future.
Produced by the ARIA award-winning Shane Nicholson, Baby it Was Real and We Were the Best showcases Queen’s celebrated poetic lyricism and versatile vocal powers as never before, commanding attention from the get go.
- 1. 50 Dollars $ilver
- 2. Beautiful Ones
- 3. Hangman's Reel
- 4. Medicine
- 5. Lucky Fool
- 6. High Plains Drifter Waltz
- 7. Lady Lazarus
- 8. Must Have Been Lonely
- 9. Dark Shadows
- 10. Your Dear John
ABC Jazz is excited to announce the release of Little Did They Know, an album of beautiful, melodic songs performed by Angela Davis, Tony Gould and Sam Anning.Recorded by producer Mal Stanley at the ABC’s Melbourne studios, it captures three musicians utterly in sync with each other. This trio have performed together quite a bit over the years, and have developed a simple, honest and melodic style, seeking to make things as beautiful as possible. “The recording is inspired by the simplicity and beauty of Bill Frisell’s compositions and improvisations as well as Lee Konitz’s trio record “Alone Together” with Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden,” says Davis. “All three of us have a deep appreciation of simple, beautiful melodies and I think that comes through on the recording.”Featuring four original compositions by Davis herself, alongside arrangements of works by Haden, Frisell, Sammy Fain and one George Frederic Handel, Little Did They Know brings together three of Australia’s finest jazz musicians for a very special recording.Described by the Age as having ‘an instinctively melodic approach’, Angela Davis is a unique and sought-after musician currently based in Melbourne. She holds a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has performed with numerous jazz luminaries including Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Patti Austin, James Morrison, Dan Tepfer, Linda Oh & Sandy Evans.Pianist Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, with a career spanning more than 50 years of jazz, classical, and more. He has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia, and has been a supporting artist to Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Jean Luc Ponty, Ray Brown, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and many other distinguished groups.Originally from Fremantle WA, Sam Anning has become an internationally sought-after bassist. He moved to Melbourne and became intensely involved in the jazz scene there, before a scholarship to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music saw him fully immersed in the New York jazz community.
Classic 100: ComposerThe Top Ten & Selected HighlightsWho is your favourite composer?TheClassic 100, Australia’s favourite classical music countdown, this year asked Australia the big question. The votes poured in: for the household names, the ‘one-hit wonders’ and for the unsung heroes, for the giants of the past and the voices of today. Composers of mighty symphonies, grand operas and intimate piano jewels; of timeless meditations, enchanting ballets and stirring film scores. The result was a dazzling array of 100 composers from 15 countries, stretching across nine centuries of music.The full list of names was announced live on air over the long weekend in June, counting down from No. 100 to the ‘winner’, Ludwig van Beethoven, at No. 1. It’s the definitive ranking of Australia’s favourite composers.This 2CD album offers a handy ‘field guide’ to that list: the top ten composers, plus a selection of highlights from across the full hundred, giving a taste of the extraordinary variety of styles, eras and genres. The timeless purity of medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen; the sultry tangos of Astor Piazzolla. The irrepressible good humour of Haydn; the solemn beauty of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings; the towering might of Wagner and the delicate flight of Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending.It’s a wonderful way to dip your toe into the vast ocean of classical music, or introduce a friend to the glories of these magnificent composers. TRACKLISTCD1Rank1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio12 JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro23 MOZART Symphony No. 40: I. Molto allegro34 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture45 HANDEL Zadok the Priest56 VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro67 CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 278 SCHUBERT Trout Quintet: IV. Theme and Variations89 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato910 ELGAR Enigma Variations: Nimrod1011 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending – excerpt11 CD2 1 MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace122 WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark: Main Title153 KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans:Eliza Aria164 MAHLER Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto205 HAYDN Trumpet Concerto: III. Allegro256 HILDEGARD OF BINGEN O eterne Deus337 WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries358 FAURÉ Pavane399 RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito5410 BARBER Adagio for Strings6111 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia6312 PIAZZOLLA Libertango6413 EINAUDI I giorni6514 PACHELBEL Canon7815 ORFF Carmina burana: O Fortuna99
Classic 100: Composer8CD box setWho is your favourite composer?In 2019, the Classic 100 asked the ultimate musical question: who is the composer you can’t live without?There were those for whom this was an impossible task. One listener compared the process to choosing ‘a favourite child’; another, ‘which limb I couldn't live without’. But Australia did choose – in record numbers. Over 120,000 votes were cast, and every one had a story behind it. We heard the reasons why certain composers are an indelible part of your life: because of memories associated, or the feelings their music evokes, or often a reason beyond words.Beethoven was perhaps an unsurprising winner. For many, he is so important because he reflects the full palette of our own lives. ‘He understands,’ said one voter, deftly capturing his ineffable genius in two words. And while your votes put the top four – rounded out with JS Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky – in a league of their own, other composers in the top 100 were often just a handful of votes apart.This boxset brings together music by all 100 of the top composers – more than 10 hours of music across 8 CDs. Celebrate your favourites, and explore some new ones!VOLUME I CD11 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio2 JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro3 MOZART Symphony No. 40: I. Molto allegro4 TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture5 HANDEL Zadok the Priest6 VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro7 CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 28 SCHUBERT Trout Quintet: IV. Theme and Variations9 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato10 ELGAR Enigma Variations: Nimrod11 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending – excerpt CD212 MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace13 DVOŘÁK New World Symphony: II. Largo14 BRAHMS Symphony No. 4: I. Allegro non troppo15 WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark: Main Title16 KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans:Eliza Aria17 SIBELIUS Finlandia18 SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz19 PUCCINI La bohème:O soave fanciulla20 MAHLER Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto21 VERDI Nabucco:Va’, pensiero22 DEBUSSY Clair de lune CD323 SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony: IIb. Maestoso - Allegro24 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8: II. Allegretto25 HAYDN Trumpet Concerto: III. Allegro26 PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel27 GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue28 RAVEL Boléro29 GRIEG Piano Concerto: I. Allegro molto moderato CD430 EDWARDS Maninyas: III. Second Maninya31 WESTLAKE Antarctica: Penguin Ballet32 PROKOFIEV Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet33 HILDEGARD OF BINGEN O tu suavissima virga34 BIZET The Pearl Fishers: Duet35 WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries36 GLASS Violin Concerto No. 1: First movement37 SATIE Gymnopédie No. 138 BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture39 FAURÉ Pavane40 MORRICONE The Mission: Gabriel’s Oboe41 R STRAUSS Four Last Songs: Frühling42 HOLST The Planets: Mars, the Bringer of War43 COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man44 MONTEVERDI Orfeo: Prologue – excerpt VOLUME IICD545 PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Dido’s Lament46 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring – excerpt47 SCHUMANN Träumerei48 TELEMANN Tafelmusik: Conclusion49 BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1: III. Finale50 BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes: I. Dawn51 BORODIN Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances52 TALLIS Spem in alium53 LISZT Liebestraum No. 354 RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito55 ROSSINI The Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum56 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship CD657 BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique: March to the Scaffold58 GRAINGER Handel in the Strand59 ZIMMER Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl60 CPE BACH Trio Sonata in A major: I. Allegretto61 BARBER Adagio for Strings62 C SCHUMANN Romance No. 163 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia64 PIAZZOLLA Libertango65 EINAUDI I giorni66 J STRAUSS II Blue Danube Waltz67 JENKINS Benedictus68 RUTTER For the Beauty of the Earth69 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7: III. Scherzo70 BOCCHERINI Minuet CD771 SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau) – excerpt72 SULLIVAN The Gondoliers: Overture73 ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio74 MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade and Gnomus75 J STRAUSS I Radetzky March76 BYRD Ave verum corpus77 BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra: II. Giuoco delle coppie78 PACHELBEL Canon79 CORELLI Christmas Concerto: Pastorale80 RICHTER Vivaldi Recomposed: Spring 181 SHORE The Fellowship of the Rings: The Fellowship82 PALESTRINA O beata et benedicta83 FANNY MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio: II. Andante espressivo84 RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances: Bergamasca85 BARRY Out of Africa: Theme86 ALLEGRI Miserere – excerpt CD887 BARTON Kalkadungu Yurdu88 PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1: II. Adagio espressivo89 MASSENET Thais: Meditation90 GLANVILLE-HICKS Etruscan Concerto: III. Scherzo91 NYMAN: The Piano: The Heart Asks Pleasure First92 KORNGOLD Die tote Stadt: Glück, das mir verblieb93 KOEHNE Tivoli Dances: I. Santa Ana Freeway94 RAMEAU Les Indes galantes: Overture95 GÓRECKI Symphony of Sorrowful Songs: II. Lento e largo96 WHITWELL She Walks in Beauty97 D SCARLATTI Piano Sonata in G major, Kk45498 VINE Piano Concerto No. 1: 2nd movement99 ORFF Carmina burana: O Fortuna100 POULENC Mélancolie
What did the early Australian colony sound like? Apart from ‘Bound for Botany Bay’, it’s not a question we ask ourselves very often. But it’s a question that Shane Lestideau has set about trying to answer. Having just completed a master’s degree on music in eighteenth-century Scotland, Shane was curious to know how much of this repertoire had been brought to Australia during the early years of European colonisation. The opportunity to research the topic was presented in the form of the 2019 National Folk Fellowship. It allowed her full access to the National Library of Australia’s music collection, and she spent several weeks digging out the oldest and most interesting examples of Scottish baroque, classical and folk music as played and cherished by European immigrants in Australia. The stylistic distinctions between these three genres of music are particularly blurred in Scotland where one commonly finds traditional Scottish airs used in chamber and orchestral music.When it came to recording these works, Shane needed a band of brilliant, versatile performers who could move seamlessly between styles and musical periods, who could play these works as they were intended to be played.And what a band it is, featuring the beautiful voice and harp playing of Claire Patti (The Velvetones), Shane Lestideau andBen Dollman (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra) on period violins, Rachel Johnston on cello (formerly of the Australian String Quartet), and Emily-Rose Šárkova (from the genre-blending ensemble Chaika) on piano and piano-accordion.The result is One Hundred Days Away, a haunting album focusing on songs and tunes that are linked to the sea, a nostalgia for ‘home’, or the struggle to settle in unfamiliar lands. Part classical, part folk, part Scottish, part Australian, this album captures the musical – and emotional – landscape of the early Australian settlement.Evergreen EnsembleClaire Patti soprano & Celtic harpEmily-Rose Šárkova piano accordion & pianoRachel Johnston celloShane Lestideau violin, violin d’amoreBen Dollman violin & viola
Music by Dr Allan Zavod | Words by Dr Alan FinkelNarrated by Sir Richard BransonMelbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey“…delivering such an important message in a language that is as accessible as possible is key to The Environmental Symphony’spotential to communicate with a broad audience.” – Limelight (2015)ABC Classic presents The Environmental Symphony, an ambitious and epic work that spans five billion years, from the formation of the planet through to the devastation of our current age.Released on United Nations World Environment Day, Wednesday June 5, The Environmental Symphony sounds a warning of what will happen if we don’t act boldly and decisively to address our climate crisis, but ends with an optimistic vision of a greener, cleaner future.With music by the genre-bending Dr. Allan Zavod, words by Dr. Alan Finkel, narrated by Sir Richard Branson, and performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor Benjamin Northey, this recording is a major international release that lends some musical muscle to the ongoing political and environmental fight against climate change. Known for his unique creative blend of improvised jazz and classical music, Dr. Allan Zavod wasone of Australia’s most exciting pioneers of fusion music – a pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and conductor, he broke down barriers between genres alongside international superstars such as Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Sting, Nigel Kennedy and many more. The Environmental Symphony was his last major work before his death in 2016.Dr Alan Finkel, a friend and admirer of Allan Zavod’s performance and creative prowess, was honoured when Zavod asked him to provide the storyline and the libretto for The Environmental Symphony. They shared the belief that music and science could unite to provide a fresh insight into the problem of global warming. Currently Australia’s Chief Scientist and a former Chancellor of Monash University and President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Finkel has had a long and successful career in industry. He has received many accolades and awards, and is passionate about science education.Since starting youth culture magazine Student at aged 16, Sir Richard Branson has found entrepreneurial ways to drive positive change in the world. In 2004 Richard established Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, which unites people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world. Most of his time is now spent building businesses that will make a positive difference in the world and working with Virgin Unite and organisations it has incubated, such as The Elders, The Carbon War Room, The B Team and Ocean Unite. He also serves on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and supports ocean conservation with the Ocean Elders.Australian conductor Benjamin Northey is the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Highly active in the performance of Australian orchestral music, Northey is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, his awards include the prestigious 2010 Melbourne Prize Outstanding Musician’s Award and the 2002 Brian Stacey Memorial Scholarship, as well as multiple awards and nominations for his numerous CD recordings with ABC Classic.The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is a leading cultural figure in the Australian arts landscape, bringing the best in orchestral music and passionate performance to a diverse audience across the nation and around the world. Each year the MSO engages with more than 5 million people through live concerts, TV, radio and online broadcasts, international and regional tours, recordings and education programs. From its home at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, to free summer concerts at Melbourne’s largest outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the MSO evolves and inspires a broad range of audiences with more than 160 concerts a year. Sir Richard Branson narratorMelbourne Symphony OrchestraBenjamin Northey conductor
ABC Jazz is proud to release a new album from Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection. This iconic Sydney outfit has been led by award-winning pianist Judy Bailey oam – one of Australia’s most highly regarded jazz artists, composers, arrangers and educators – since the 1990s. Made up primarily of emerging artists, most of them studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Jazz Connection is an elite jazz orchestra that fosters talented young jazz musicians, giving them the opportunity to perform live at prestigious festivals and venues such as the Sound Lounge (Seymour Centre), Jazz Groove Association (Club 505) and the Sydney Opera House.Judy Bailey is one of Australia`s leading musical identities, with numerous awards, including the inaugural APRA award for Jazz Composition, an Australian Entertainment award for Jazz Performance, the Order of Australia Medal for services to Jazz and Education, and the Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music. She continues to teach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.This studio album, recorded in December 2018 at Sydney’s Studio 301, showcases Bailey’s compositional talent, featuring both new works and new big band arrangements of some of her classics hits. Recorded in a single day, the album captures the energy and creative flair of the band - which features up-and-coming soloists including Tom Avgenicos, Lachy Hamilton and 2018 National Jazz Award winner Alex Hirlian.All tracks written and arranged by Judy BaileyJudy Bailey’s Jazz ConnectionSaxophones: Lachlan Hamilton Jack Stoneham Michael Avgenicos Chris Higgins Anthony TummilloTrumpets: James Power Tom Avgenicos James Sarno Tom ArblasterTrombones: Ellie Shearer Jacob Parks Lawson McGuinness Des CanningsRhythm Section: Matt Harris (piano) Yutaro Okuda (guitar) Sarah Evans (bass) Alex Hirlian (drums)
“Australia’s greatest composer” Limelight magazinePeter Sculthorpe created an Australian classical music that for the first time spoke directly of the land, the people and the spirit of this country.Released to coincide with what would have been his 90th birthday, The Best of Peter Sculthorpe brings together more than two hours of his best-loved and most iconic works, from solo piano works played by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, to orchestral works and concertos performed by great soloists William Barton, Karin Schaupp and Amy Dickson, and his 18th and final string quartet.Born in Launceston on 29 April 1929, Sculthorpe rose to international recognition by creating a uniquely Australian style of music. From the wet season of the Northern Territory in Kakadu to the brutality of the southern summer in Sun Music IV, from the seaside war memorial that inspired Small Town to the timeless connection between Indigenous people and their land represented in Earth Cry, Sculthorpe captured the extremes of the country’s natural landscape, and stirred the imagination of its people.Sculthorpe was made an officer of the Order of Australia in 1990, and an Australian National Living Treasure in 1998. He died in 2014, at the age of 85. TRACKLISTING PETER SCULTHORPE 1929–2014 CD11. Music for Bali2. Earth Cry William Barton didgeridoo Island Songs – Concerto for Saxophone3. I. Song of Home4. II. Lament and Yearning Amy Dickson saxophone5. Small Town6. Sun Music IV7. Djilile Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano8. On High Hills9. Irkanda IV Richard Tognetti violin10. New Norcia CD21. Left Bank Waltz Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano2. Nourlangie – Concerto for Guitar Karin Schaupp guitar3. Evocation Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano4. From Ubirr William Barton didgeridoo String Quartet No. 185. I. Prelude6. II. A Land Singing7. III. A Dying Land8. IV. A Lost Land9. V. Postlude Flinders Quartet10 Kakadu
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestrafeaturing Katie Noonan vocals ABC Classic invites you on a magical journey into a world of fairies, dreams and enchanted trees, where love and music are more powerful than anything. Join us on The Little Green Road to Fairyland.Two small children, Maykin and her brother Robin, are being settled in their beds by their mother, who is reading their favourite book, The Little Green Road to Fairyland. Slowly they fall asleep, when a Fairy appears through their bedroom window, sprinkles her magic fairy dust over the sleeping children, and takes them on a magical journey!Based on the beloved children’s book by author Annie R. Rentoul and illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, this album features gorgeous music by composer Elena Kats-Chernin performed by one of Australia’s greatest singers, five-time ARIA Award-winner Katie Noonan, and Camerata - Queensland’s acclaimed chamber orchestra.This timeless tale and beautiful music will spark the imagination of audiences young and old with a tale of love, hope, compassion and a touch of fairy magic.Originally commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival in 2011, The Little Green Road to Fairyland was recommissioned in 2019 as a co-production between Queensland Music Festival and Queensland Ballet. The Little Green Road to Fairyland will be performed at the Playhouse, QPAC and will tour regional Queensland throughout June and July 2019. TRACKLISTING The Little Green Road to FairylandOriginal ballet score by Elena Kats-Chernin, orchestrated by Steve Newcomb1 ‘Long Ago’2 Fairy3 The Dream Begins4 Robin and Maykin in the Magic Forest5 Mary6 Tree of Love7 Hopscotch Frolicking8 Travelling9 Meeting Jasper10 Fairy’s Flute11 Jasper’s Flute12 Mesmerised13 Travelling14 Tree of Music15 Flute Travel16 Meeting Sylvie17 ‘Hush-a-Bye Possum’18 Travelling19 Tree of Compassion20 Sylvie’s New Dress21 Tree of Magic: ‘Fairy Child’22 Time to Depart23 Butterfly and the Little Green Road24 The Door to Fairyland25 ‘Beyond the Little Door’26 Fairyland27 Waking from the Dream
On his new album, Australia’s ‘Prince of the Violin’, Patrick Roberts pays tribute to the beloved music of soft rock legends Air Supply, alongside Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.All Out of Lovereimagines Air Supply’s timeless songs on classical violin – sometimes with orchestra, sometimes with piano, but always with an outpouring of emotion. Iconic hits ‘Even the Nights Are Better’, ‘All Out of Love’ and ‘Making Love Out of Nothing at All’, plus covers of beloved favourites ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Without You’ (made famous by Mariah Carey) make this an album packed full of beautiful new versions of classic tunes.In 2018 Patrick was invited to record on Air Supply’s new orchestral album alongside Tommy Emmanuel, Secret Garden, The Carpenters, Joshua Bell and many more. Following these sessions, Graham and Russell offered to appear on Patrick’s next album, recording the serene, intimate versions of ‘All Out of Love’ and ‘Lost in Love’that you hear on this record. Air Supply also invited Patrick to perform with them on their 2019 Australian Tour.Formed in Australia in 1975 by Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, Air Supply had a string of worldwide smash hits in the late 70s and early 80s. A string of singles reached the very top of the charts in America, Australia and Canada, establishing Air Supply as household names. The band were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2013.Patrick Robertshas been entertaining audiences for over 25 years. Picking up the violin at the tender age of five, he has been classified as a true violin genius and has transformed some of the much-loved classics into contemporary masterpieces. Best known to audiences through his appearances on Carols By Candlelight and on Channel 7’s Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. His recent album, Pink, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Classical chart. TRACKLISTING 1 All Out Of Love2 Even The Nights Are Better3 Love And Other Bruises4 The One That You Love 5 Lost In Love6 Without You7 Here I Am11 Unchained Melody12 Making Love Out Of Nothing At All13 The Power Of Love (You Are My Lady)14 Two Less Lonely People In The World Patrick Roberts violin withGraham Russell and Russell Hitchcockvocals (tks 1, 5)Prague Symphony Orchestra(tks 2, 3)
Experience ultimate relaxation with Classical Chill.These albums feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful music ever written, perfect for concentration or relaxation. Be swept away by 500 years of gorgeous, calming music, from Bach to Beyoncé, hand-picked by the team at ABC Classic.With over two hours of music in each collection, you can hit ‘play’ on the Classical Chill series and float away with the most beautiful music ever written. These albums will put you at ease and help you focus on what’s at hand – whether that’s studying for exams, racing towards a work deadline, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book.Classical Chill: Guitar offers over two hours of acoustic, resonant beauty: from classical favourites to timeless folk tunes, South American flavours to beloved Beatles songs. With a who’s who of Australian guitarists including the Grigoryan Brothers, Tim Kain, Matt Withers, Karin Schaupp andGareth Koch, this album will carry you away with beautiful music. TRACKLISTING CD1 MYERS Cavatina from The Deer HunterLOVELADY Incantation No. 2BACH Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156CHARLTON The Beauties of the World Are Revealed for the First Time from The Rainbow SerpentKOCH The Unveiled QueenORFFAmor volat undique (Love flits everywhere) from Carmina buranaSCHUBERT In Praise of TearsGREENBAUM Sonata for Guitar: II. ElatedTRAD. Wild Mountain ThymeBACH Cello Suite No. 6: II. AllemandeMcLEAN Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)LENNON–McCARTNEY YesterdayRACHMANINOFF VocaliseCHARLTON ReverieTRAD. Banana Boat SongALBÉNIZ TangoMONTES Preludio de AdiosRODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: II. AdagioCD2 BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. PreludeVIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major: II. LargoGRIGORYAN DistanceBREL Chanson des vieux amantsMOZART Divertimento in D major: II.AndanteBRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2DEBUSSY Clair de lune (Moonlight)PIAZZOLLA Tango Suite: II. AndanteSOR L’Encouragement: I. CantabileRIGNEY Two Swings in the Heart-Shaped GardenTRAD. Slow, Slow, Slow Your BoatHOUGHTON DriftTRAD. The Salley GardensISAACS AngelFALLA AsturianaFALLA NanaPONCE EstrellitaBACARISSE Romanza Artists include:Slava & Leonard GrigoryanKen Murray • Matt Withers • Karin SchauppGareth Koch • Guitar Trek
Experience ultimate relaxation with Classical Chill.These albums feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful music ever written, perfect for concentration or relaxation. Be swept away by 500 years of gorgeous, calming music, from Bach to Beyoncé, hand-picked by the team at ABC Classic.With over two hours of music in each collection, you can hit ‘play’ on the Classical Chill series and float away with the most beautiful music ever written. These albums will put you at ease and help you focus on what’s at hand – whether that’s studying for exams, racing towards a work deadline, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book.Classical Chill: Pianofeatures the most famous works from across the history of classical music, from legendary composers (Bach, Beethoven) to modern masters (Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt), plus new recordings of iconic pop songs including Beyoncé’s Halo, Flume’s Never Be Like You, The Knife’s Heartbeats, and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.Featuring beloved Australian pianists such as Jayson Gillham, Simon Tedeschi, Sally Whitwell, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Stephanie McCallum, Gerard Willems and Roger Woodward, this album is both a beautiful, relaxing compilation and also the perfect introduction to the world of the piano, whether you’re a classical aficionado or a pop enthusiast. TRACKLISTING CD1 DEBUSSY Clair de luneGRIEG Morning MoodROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Jessica’s ThemeTRAD. Amazing GraceFLUME Never Be Like YouMILEY CYRUS Wrecking BallEDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds:IV. Poco lentoVIII. Andante con motoTIERSEN Amélie: La DisputeROTA Romeo and Juliet: Love ThemeCHAPLIN Mandolin SerenadeVINE Love Me SweetBARTSCH Here I Am, Just for YouKATS-CHERNIN ButterflyingBACH / HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s DesiringJUSTIN BIEBER SorryTHE KNIFE HeartbeatsBARTSCH RockabyeISAAC BarcarolleGERSHWIN Prelude No. 2 CD2 BEYONCÉ HaloNYMAN The Piano: Big My SecretBEETHOVEN ‘Moonlight’ SonataDEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen HairTIERSEN Amélie: Comptine d’un autre été: L’Après-midiLISZT Consolation No. 3 GLASS OpeningTHE XX IslandsDUDLEY Poldark: ThemeCHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat majorKATS-CHERNIN The Rain PuzzleROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Tom Fool’s KnotVANGELIS Missing: Main ThemeBRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2SCULTHORPE Left Bank WaltzPÄRT Spiegel im SpiegelKATS-CHERNIN All Things ConspireROSENMAN East of Eden: Main ThemeSATIE Gymnopédie No. 1MORRICONE Cinema Paradiso: Main ThemeArtists include:Jayson Gillham • Tamara-Anna CislowskaSimon Tedeschi • Stephanie McCallum • Gerard WillemsRoger Woodward • Sally Whitwell • Duncan Gifford • Ewa Kupiec
ARIA Award-winning musician Dan Sultan has today announced Nali & Friends, a new album of children’s music and stories to be released April 12. Nali & Friendsis a tale about unconventional, oddball animals from different parts of the world. Co-written with longtime friend and collaborator, filmmaker Rhys Graham, the stories were inspired by the pair’s journey through Uganda and Kenya working with The Thin Green Line Foundation - an international organization that provides welfare and support to Wildlife Rangers. It was during this trip that Dan & Rhys had the opportunity to get up close with baby animals and observe their quirky personalities. The resulting album is bursting with playful, upbeat songs, interwoven with heart-warming stories about growing up, protecting our natural world, and learning to accept difference. Whilst Nali & Friends is Dan’s first full-length kids album, he is no stranger to the genre - having previously collaborated with children’s music icons The Wiggles and Play School.