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Classic 100 Concerto

What is the one concerto you cannot live without? This question was asked of the Australian public through a poll by ABC Classic FM and the result is this collection - the Classic 100 Concerto. Over nine hours of music on 8CDs, this definitive set includes legendary performances by some of the greatest Australian and international artists ever captured on vinyl, as well as new releases never before available on CD.

Track Listing VOL. I CD1

  1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco moto; Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  2. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato; Alexander Lubiantsev piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, János Fürst conductor
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo; Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Halstead conductor
  4. MAX BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico); Niki Vasilakis violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  5. EDWARD ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio – Moderato; Li-Wei cello, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite conductor
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV622: II. Adagio; Craig Hill basset clarinet, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  7. JOAQUÍN RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio; Slava Grigoryan guitar, The Queensland Orchestra (Alexa Murray solo cor anglais), Brett Kelly conductor
  8. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043: I. Vivace; Richard Tognetti violin I, Helena Rathbone violin II, Australian Chamber Orchestra
  9. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (excerpt); Simon Tedeschi piano, The Queensland Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  10. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non troppo (excerpt); Roberto Cominati piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor

VOL. I CD2

  1. EDVARD GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato; Simon Tedeschi piano, The Queensland Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  2. FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace; Niki Vasilakis violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  3. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV467 'Elvira Madigan': II. Andante; Vera Kameneva piano, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood conductor
  4. ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro (excerpt); Li-Wei cello, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor
  5. JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto; Jascha Heifetz violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham conductor
  6. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto; Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  7. JOHANNES BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace; Yehudi Menuhin violin, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler conductor
  8. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Allegro vivacissimo (excerpt); Jascha Heifetz violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor
  9. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, Op. 56 'Triple': I. Allegro (excerpt); Ricardo Odnoposoff violin, Stefan Auber cello, Angelica Morales piano, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner conductor
  10. JOHANNES BRAHMSPiano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83: II. Allegro appassionato; Vladimir Horowitz piano, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini conductor

VOL. I CD3

  1. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Concerto for flute and harp in C major, KV299: II. Andantino; Geoffrey Collins flute, Suzanne Handel harp, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer conductor
  2. JOSEPH HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob. Vlle:1: III. Allegro; Geoffrey Payne trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász conductor
  3. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance (excerpt); Mieczyslaw Horszowsky piano, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Hans Swarowsky conductor
  4. JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo (excerpt); Artur Schnabel piano, London Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell conductor
  5. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV1048: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Horn Concerto 'No. 4' in E-flat major, KV495: III. Rondo: Allegro vivace; Lin Jiang horn, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell conductor
  7. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, KV488: II. Adagio; Simon Tedeschi piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Briger conductor
  8. MAURICE RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major: III. Presto; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli piano, RAI Symphony Orchestra Turin, Nino Sanzogno conductor
  9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV466: II. Romanze; Walter Gieseking piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hans Rosbaud conductor
  10. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050:I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  11. ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso; Dinu Lipatti piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan conductor
  12. SEAN O'BOYLE and WILLIAM BARTON Concerto for Didgeridoo: II. Wind; William Barton didgeridoo, The Queensland Orchestra, Sean O'Boyle conductor
  13. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in E major, RV269 'Spring' from The Four Seasons: I. Allegro; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  14. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace (excerpt); Alfred Cortot piano, unnamed orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor

VOL. I CD4

  1. EDWARD ELGAR Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: III. Allegro molto (excerpt); Jascha Heifetz violin, London Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent conductor
  2. TOMASO ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2 (R454): II. Adagio; Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio (excerpt); Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  4. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in F minor, RV297 'Winter' from The Four Seasons: I. Allegro non molto; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  5. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in G minor, RV315 'Summer' from The Four Seasons: III. Presto; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV491: I. Allegro (excerpt); Solomon piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges conductor
  7. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: I. Allegro; Cristina Ortiz piano, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  8. PHILIP GLASS Violin Concerto: I. = 104 – = 120; Gidon Kremer violin, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
  9. JOSEPH HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1: II. Adagio; Sally Maer cello, Sinfonia Australis, William Motzing conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola in E-flat major, KV364: II. Andante; Iona Brown violin and director, Joseph Suk viola, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  11. NICOLÒ PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6: II. Adagio espressivo; Adele Anthony violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Shalom Ronly-Riklis conductor
  12. RICHARD ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto; Isador Goodman piano, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas conductor

VOL. II CD1

  1. GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt); George Gershwin piano, Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra, Nathaniel Shilkret conductor
  2. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, KV595: III. Allegro; Géza Anda piano and conductor, Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum
  3. JOHANNES BRAHMS Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, Op. 102: II. Andante; Jascha Heifetz violin, Emanuel Feuermann cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conductor
  4. VICTOR DAVIES Mennonite Piano Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 1): III. Rondo/Scherzo; Irmgard Baerg piano, London Symphony Orchestra, Boris Brott conductor
  5. GEORGE GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F major: III. Allegro con brio; Roy Bargy piano, Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  6. JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto in E major: II. Andante; Geoffrey Payne trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász conductor
  7. CARL MARIA VON WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: II. Adagio; Karl Leister clarinet, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik conductor
  8. BÉLA BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Intermezzo interrotto; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki conductor
  9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, KV216: II. Adagio; Arthur Grumiaux violin, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis conductor
  10. ROSS EDWARDS Maninyas – Concerto for violin and orchestra: III. Maninya II (Ecstatic – Remote); Dene Olding violin, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender conductor
  11. HENRY LITOLFF Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D minor, Op. 102: II. Scherzo; Ian Munro piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn conductor
  12. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22: III. Presto; Benno Moiseiwitsch piano, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron conductor
  13. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV1060: III. Allegro; Diana Doherty oboe, Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra

VOL. II CD2

  1. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Harp Concerto in B-flat major, HWV294: I. Andante allegro; Ursula Holliger harp, I Musici
  2. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV1049: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando (excerpt); Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, KV482: II. Andante; Rudolf Serkin piano, Perpignan Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals conductor
  5. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: 18th Variation; Ayako Uehara piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  6. OSKAR RIEDING Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato; Michelle Kelly violin, Sally Whitwell piano
  7. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44: III. Allegro con fuoco; Noel Mewton-Wood piano, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr conductor
  8. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending (excerpt); Dimity Hall violin, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  9. SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14: III. Presto in moto perpetuo; Dene Olding violin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki conductor
  10. BENEDETTO MARCELLO Concerto for oboe, strings and continuo in D minor: II. Adagio; Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis
  11. ANTONIO VIVALDI Flute Concerto No. 3 in D major, RV428 'Il gardellino' (The Goldfinch): I. Allegro; Paul Curtis flute, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David McBride conductor
  12. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV1047: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  13. ALBAN BERG Violin Concerto: I. Andante – Allegro (excerpt); Joseph Szigeti violin, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor

VOL. II CD3

  1. JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 85: II. Larghetto; Artur Balsam piano, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Otto Ackermann conductor
  2. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto; Heinrich Schiff cello, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich conductor
  3. ANTONIO VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major, RV93: II. Largo; Eduardo Fernández guitar, English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm conductor
  4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, KV271 'Jeunehomme': III. Rondo: Presto – Menuetto – Presto; Wilhelm Kempff piano, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Karl Münchinger conductor
  5. SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26: I. Andante – Allegro; Olivier Cazal piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  6. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77: IV. Burlesca. Allegro con brio; Boris Belkin violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  7. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042: III. Allegro assai; Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra
  8. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Horn Concerto 'No. 1' in D major, KV412: I. Allegro; Lin Jiang horn, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell conductor
  9. GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Concerto for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore in E major: I. Andante; Stephen Preston flute, Clare Shanks oboe d'amore, Monica Huggett viola d'amore, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Oboe Concerto in C major, KV314: II. Adagio non troppo; Pierre Pierlot oboe, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Arthur Goldschmidt conductor
  11. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV1051: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  12. MAX BRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46: I. Introduction: Grave – Adagio cantabile; Jascha Heifetz violin, RCA Victor Orchestra, William Steinberg conductor
  13. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV1052: I. Allegro; Edwin Fischer piano and conductor, Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra

VOL. II CD4

  1. ALEKSANDR GLAZUNOV Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 109 (excerpt); Eugène Rousseau saxophone, Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, Paul Kuentz conductor
  2. JOSEPH HAYDN Cello Concerto in D major, Hob. VIIb:2: II. Adagio; Guilhermina Suggia cello, unnamed orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor
  3. ERICH KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: I. Moderato nobile; Chantal Juillet violin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Mauceri conductor
  4. FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S124: I. Allegro maestoso; Duncan Gifford piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  5. ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for two trumpets in C major, RV537: I. Allegro; Mark Bennett trumpet I, Michael Harrison trumpet II, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock conductor
  6. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV1046: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  7. ROSS EDWARDS Oboe Concerto: Love Duet; Diana Doherty oboe, Alexandre Oguey cor anglais,Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer conductor
  8. MAURO GIULIANI Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30: II. Andantino (Siciliano); Pepe Romero guitar, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner conductor
  9. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian': III. Molto allegro; Duncan Gifford piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, KV191: III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto; Leonard Sharrow bassoon, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini conductor
  11. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings in C minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato – Allegro vivace – Allegretto – Allegro – Moderato; Noel Mewton-Wood piano, Harry Sevenstern trumpet,Concerto Hall Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr conductor
  12. GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Concerto for viola, strings and basso continuo in G major: I. Largo; Florian Deuter viola, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel conductor
  13. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto in F minor: III. Finale (Rondo alla tedesca); Peter Whish-Wilson tuba, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor
  14. CARL VINE Piano Concerto: II. ; Michael Kieran Harvey piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conductor
  15. ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for two mandolins in G major, RV532: II. Andante; Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan guitars, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey conductor

Released: 2007

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Inspired by the Songs Without Words of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, this trio of exquisite lyrical miniatures explores the relationship, in life and in music, between these two talented composers.The first of the three, ‘Ornamental’, references the double standard applied to the two gifted youngsters by their father, who declared that Felix could become a professional musician, but for Fanny, music could only ever be an ornament. The middle movement, ‘Lied’ (German for ‘song’), explores the close musical collaboration between Felix and Fanny, and the way in which their individual styles came to resemble each other. In both of these pieces, composer Anne Cawrse contrasts and brings together traditional stereotypes of masculine and feminine: strength and beauty, intellect and emotion, structure and decoration.The suite closes with ‘Swansong’, a reflection on aspects of loss in the story of Fanny and Felix: the struggle to be heard and understood, the disappointment of unfulfilled potential, and the sorrow felt at the death of a sibling – Felix, shattered by the loss of his beloved older sister, died less than six months later, aged 38Songs Without Words was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.
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‘We’re All Fruit Salad!: The Wiggles’ Greatest Hits’ is the brand new, career-spanning compilation album from The Wiggles, released to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary!The album is jam-packed with 40 iconic hits that have become part of the early childhood music canon. Unforgettable classics from across the band’s entire career including ‘Rock-A-Bye Your Bear’, ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Fruit Salad’, Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga Big Red Car’ and ‘Do the Propeller!’, as well as 7 brand new recordings that are exclusive to this album!Fans of The OG Wiggles (The ‘Original Guys’), will love reliving the soothing voice of Greg, scintillating guitar breaks from Murray, Jeff’s keyboard wizardry, and Anthony's commentary "What’s Next Greg?”, alongside their good friends; Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus.The OGs started ‘cradle rock’, sold out Madison Square Garden 12 times and have created classics for children around the world! A few years later, Sam started Wiggling and the band kept rocking! In 2013, a whole new sound came along, when Emma, Lachy and Simon joined in on the fun!"This 30-year compilation is like looking back at a party that has been going for more than half my life”- Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle, Founding Member).This album is a celebration of The Wiggles music’s enduring appeal, and the band’s popularity with generations of families across the globe.30 years, yummy yummy!Track list:1.      Get Ready to Wiggle (1993)2.     Rock-a-Bye Your Bear (1993)3.     Hot Potato (1994)4.     Fruit Salad (1994)5.     Dorothy the Dinosaur (1993)6.     The Monkey Dance (1994)7.      D.O.R.O.T.H.Y (My Favourite Dinosaur) (1994)8.     Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?) (1997)9.     Romp Bomp a Stomp (1996)10.   Go Santa Go! (1996)11.    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car (1998)12.   Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack) (1998)13.   Food Food Food (Oh How I Love My Food) (1998)14.   Here Come the Reindeer (2000)15.   Wiggle Bay (2002)16.   Anthony's Workshop (2003)17.    Getting Strong! (2007)18.   Follow the Leader (2007)19.   Do the Propeller! (2013)20.  I've Got My Glasses On! (2013)21.   Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (2013)22.  Say the Dance, Do the Dance (2013)23.  Wake Up Lachy! (New 2021 version)24.  Apples and Bananas (New 2021 version)25.  Simon Says (2018)26.  Who's in the Wiggle House? (2014)27.   The Wonder of Wiggle Town (2016)28.  Henry's Christmas Merengue (2017)29.  Emma's Theme (New 2021 version)30.  Welcome to the Lachy Wiggle Show (New 2021 version)31.   I Went to the Library (2015)32.  Hey, Wags! (2014)33.  The Toilet Song (2018)34.   Shirley Shawn the Unicorn (2018)35.   Emma's Yellow Bow (New 2021 version)36.  H.O.L.I.D.A.Y from ‘Wiggle Pop!’ (2018)37.   Here Come The Wiggles from ‘Fun and Games!’ (2020)38.  Handwashing Song from ‘Choo Choo Trains…’ (2020)39.  Everybody Wiggle Along (2021)40.  We're All Fruit Salad! (2021)
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Morgan England-Jones soprano • Acacia QuartetA musical tale of hope.The Night Parrot is one of the most elusive and mysterious birds in the world. Believed to be extinct for 100 years, this shy, nocturnal, ground-dwelling Australian parrot with its distinctive green and gold feathers was finally spotted in the wild, and a 56,000 hectare reserve has been created to protect and nurture the tiny remaining population.Setting a bush poetry-style text created by librettist Jeff Wells, composer Jessica Wells traces in music the story of the Night Parrot, and the quest to find it and bring it back from the edge of extinction: an exploration, she says, ‘of the human endeavour that had almost destroyed this little bird, but has now saved it.’ Her music evokes the vast and sparse outback environment that the Night Parrot inhabits; it examines the predators and dangers that threaten its existence; it takes us to Victorian England and the posh drawing rooms where stuffed birds were sent; it shows us the first time a bird was held in human hands for over 130 years; and finally, it reflects on the importance of the effort to preserve the species now and into the future.Performed by award-winning soprano Morgan England-Jones and the Acacia Quartet, this is a heartwarming and uplifting musical account of one of this country’s great stories.   TRACKLISTING JESSICA WELLSThe Night ParrotI. PrologueII. Will-o-the-WispIII. Channel CountryIV. The Story of a Little BirdV. PredatorsVI. The Story of a Precious BirdVII. VictorianaVIII. The Story of Pezoporus occidentalisIX. Sundown in the Spinifex (Re-enactment)X. EpilogueXI. Reflection Morgan England-Jones sopranoAcacia QuartetLisa Stewart violinMyee Clohessy violinStefan Duwe violaAnna Martin-Scrase cello
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Featuring Jayson Gillham • Tamara-Anna Cislowska • Roger Woodward Eva Kupiec • Simon Tedeschi • Nat Bartsch • Sally Whitwell and many moreThe best Classical piano music to relax and unwind. Let the beauty of the piano carry you away to a world of blissful tranquillity and pure calm. This 5CD collection brings together soothing favourites by Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn and so many more: Satie’s Gymnopédies, Beethoven’s Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata, Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel, Grieg’s Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, Sculthorpe’s Left Bank Waltz, as well as classics from the silver screen, including Amélie, Cinema Paradiso and East of Eden.Performed by Australia’s finest pianists, this is the perfect album for smoothing away the wrinkles of the day and enjoying the delights that only music can bring. Treat yourself! TRACKLISTING  CD11 BLAKE The Snowman: Walking in the Air2 BARTSCH/HOWARD And Until Tomorrow3 BLAKE Berceuse4 KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria5 ALLAN The Dean Brig o’ Edinburgh6 AGNEW An Autumn Morning7 RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess8 FAURÉ Sicilienne9 BACH Sheep May Safely Graze10SATIE Gymnopédie No. 2  11MOZART Variation No. 5 on Willem van Nassau12ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: Adagio13CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 69 No. 114POULENC Novelette in C major15GRAINGER Bridal Lullaby16BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 25: Andante17TCHAIKOVSKY Mamma18TRAD The Cliffs of Moher19BLAKE Isabelle20SCULTHORPE Evocation21MEDTNER Eight Mood Pictures: Prologue CD21 BEETHOVEN Für Elise2 SCULTHORPE Nocturne No. 13 DEBUSSY Veils4 TCHAIKOVSKY Evening Reverie5 BRAHMS Lullaby6 MENDELSSOHN On Wing of Song7 CHOPIN Berceuse8 TRAD/GRAINGER The Sussex Mummers’   Christmas Carol9 SKRYABIN Étude in F-sharp major, Op. 42 No. 410SIBELIUS Berceuse 11BRAHMS Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119 No. 112MARCELLO/BACH Oboe Concerto in D minor:      Adagio13TCHAIKOVSKY The Lark’s Song14GOULD Calm15SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No. 2: Andantino16SCHUMANN Scenes from Childhood: Träumerei17SUK Idyll18BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 1: Adagio19BACH Flute Sonata No. 2: Siciliano20TRAD All Through the Night   CD31 DEBUSSY Clair de lune2 GRIEG Morning Mood3 ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River:   Jessica’s Theme4 TRAD Amazing Grace5 FLUME Never Be Like You6 MILEY Wrecking Ball7-8EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds: excerpts9TIERSEN Amélie: The Argument10ROTA Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme 11CHAPLINMandolin Serenade12VINE Love Me Sweet13BARTSCH Here I Am, Just for You14KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying15BACH/HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring16BIEBER Sorry17THE KNIFE Heartbeats18BARTSCH Rockabye19ISAACS Barcarolle20GERSHWIN Prelude No. 2    CD41 BACH Prelude No. 1 in C major2 SCULTHORPE Little Serenade3 SCHUMANN Melody4 GOULD Quiet5 LISZT Andantino, S.192 No. 46 VAVILOV Ave Maria7 BACH Actus Tragicus: Sonatina8 RACHMANINOFF Musical Moment No. 19 BLAKE Make-Believe10BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in E-flat major,     WoO47 No. 1: Andante 11TRAD Valse Frontenac12VASKS White Scenery13TCHAIKOVSKY October: Autumn Song14HILL One Came Fluting15MOZART Sonatina in G major16PEZOLD Minuet in G minor17PÄRT Für Anna Maria18HUTCHENS Lullaby19BACH Sleepers, Wake20SABOLY Touro-Louro-Louro   CD51 BEYONCÉ Halo2 NYMAN The Piano: Big My Secret3 BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata: Adagio   sostenuto4 DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair5 TIERSEN Amélie: Nursery Rhyme from   Another Summer6 LISZT Consolation No. 37 GLASS Opening8 THE XX Islands9 DUDLEY Poldark: Theme10CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 211KATS-CHERNIN The Rain Puzzle12ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River:     Tom Fool’s Knot13VANGELIS Missing: Main Theme14BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 215SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz16PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel17KATS-CHERNIN All Things Conspire18ROSENMAN East of Eden: Main Theme19SATIE Gymnopédie No. 120MORRICONE Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme
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Jabra Latham soprano saxophone • Douglas Coghill violaIvan James cello • James Menzies double bassAmanda Hodder piano • Meriel Owen celeste / harpPoles apart but joined in beautyThe Greyand The Bright are a contrasting pair of pieces composed for the distinctive combination of soprano saxophone, strings, piano and the magical sounds of harp or celeste. Together they exemplify the twin poles of Tasmanian composer Jabra Latham’s musical world – his soaring, lyrical melodies moving first above slow, thoughtful chords, and then over groovy, propulsive rhythms.‘I really enjoy each of these individual instruments, and the roles and colour they bring to the music,’ says Latham. ‘Perhaps more importantly, the musicians are all ripper players and fantastic people: the days we spent in the studio recording The Grey and The Bright were full of laughter and good vibes.’The Grey / The Bright was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.
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Dylan Crismani cristal baschet • Gabrielle Smart pianoThe surprising harmonies and sounds of Australia’s first microtonal cristal baschets chase the colours and textures of a landscape of sea, sky and hills.Early in 2020, Dylan Crismani was commissioned by Arts SA to build Australia’s first Cristal Baschet, a rare and unusual instrument of French origin: designed by the Baschet brothers around 1952, it consists of slender glass rods which, when stroked gently, produce an otherworldly sound which is then transmitted to metal rods and amplified through fibreglass cones.For this unique instrument, Dylan Crismani has written Shades of Blue, inspired by Wara Wayingga, a dune system on the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) coastline that is still home to a plethora of native flora and fauna. Atop the system of dunes, he writes, ‘one is surrounded by various shades of blue from the ocean, sky, and Adelaide hills.’ The mysterious sound of the cristal baschet connects performer and listener with Wara Wayingga and the beauty and power of the natural world.Shades of Blue was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.
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 Now in its 28th year, triple j’s Hottest 100 remains the most talked about and listened to radio event of the year, counting down the hottest songs of 2020.The hottest song in the strangest year of our lives came from Glass Animals. The woozy ‘Heat Waves’ refined the genre-twisting psych-pop sound that’s been the British band’s signature since first cracking the Hottest 100 with ‘Gooey’ in 2014. Its cycling guitar, sticky sonic trickery, and hip-hop inspired beats made it easy on the ear, but it’s a deceptively tragic reflection on doomed romance.This year’s Hottest 100 Volume 28 is packed full of the year’s biggest and best songs from Australia and around the globe featuring Glass Animals, Spacey Jane, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala ,Flume, Lime Cordiale, The Kid LAROI, Syccoand wraps up another huge year in music on this awesome double album!TracklistCD1:01. Glass Animals – Heat Waves02. Spacey Jane – Booster Seat03. Flume – The Difference [Ft. Toro y Moi]04. G Flip – Hyperfine05. Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday06. The Jungle Giants – Sending Me Ur Loving07. Hilltop Hoods – I’m Good?08. Billie Eilish– Therefore I Am09. Lime Cordiale – On Our Own10. Ocean Alley - Tombstone11. Mallrat – Rockstar12. Halsey – You should be sad13. Stace Cadet & KLP – Energy14. Eves Karydas- Complicated15. Mac Miller – Good News16. Skegss- Under The Thunder17. Architects – Animals18. Birdz- Bagi-la-m Bargan[Ft. Fred Leone]19. Amy Shark - Everybody Rise20. DMA’S – Criminals21. HeadieOne - Ain'tIt Different [Ft. AJ Tracey & Stormzy]22. MashdN Kutcher – Get On The Beers [Ft. Dan Andrews]CD2:01. Ball Park Music – Cherub02. Sycco- Dribble03. San Cisco – Reasons04. The Avalanches - Running Red Lights [Ft. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu]05. The Kid LAROI - SO DONE06. Bring Me The Horizon - Parasite Eve 07. Hope D - Second08. Jack Harlow – WHATS POPPIN09. Ruel – as long as you care10. Tash Sultana – Pretty Lady11. The Smith Street Band – I Still Dream About You12. Peking Dukx The Wombats - Nothing to Love About Love13. The Weeknd– In Your Eyes14. Alex The Astronaut – I Think You’re Great15. Ziggy Alberts – together16. Joji– GimmeLove17. Vera Blue – Lie To Me18. Doja Cat - Boss Bitch19. BeddyRays – Sobercoaster20. BENEE - Kool21. Genesis Owusu – Don’t Need You22. Tones And I – Fly Away
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Emma Jayakumar’s Bell Birds suite is an expression of profound love for the Australian bush and its unique, audacious animals. Inspired by Henry Kendall’s famous and beloved poem ‘Bell Birds’, it’s a delightful soundscape evoking the sounds of the birds, the gumtrees, the flowers and the rich smells of the forest earth.‘I grew up in the Hills in Perth, and have just recently bought a house back up in Gooseberry Hill after living in the city, and in Sydney and London for spells of time. I’ve always been struck by how profoundly homesick I became for the sights and sounds of the Australian bush whenever I lived away.’ The Bell Birds suite draws on childhood memories of trips to the Blue Mountains on the continent’s eastern coast, getting out of the car to listen to the unique beauty of the bell birds calling.Also reflected in the music are the songs of golden whip birds, djidi djidi (willy wagtails), currawongs and bar-shouldered doves. Each movement is inspired by a line from Kendall’s poem, and the rich melodies underlying the whole suite speak movingly of the poet’s love for the land and its creatures.Bell Birdswas commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.TRACKLISTINGEMMA JAYAKUMAR Bell BirdsI. Largo tranquillo — By channels of coolness the echoes are callingII. Allegro luminoso — They start up like fairies that follow fair weatherIII. Lento sognando — Loiters knee deep in the grasses to listenIV. Allegro furioso — When fiery December sets foot in the forestV.  Largo con dolore — Charming to slumber the pain of my losses
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David Elton trumpetSydney String Virtuosi • Umberto Clerici conductorBold, bright and beautiful: a wild dance for trumpetAndrew Batterham’s Trumpet Concerto showcases the incredible spectrum of emotions the trumpet can convey in the hands of a dedicated performer. From classical to minimalism, from ballads to fanfares, the concerto culminates in a wild dance to thrill performers and listeners alike.The Trumpet Concerto was written for Australian trumpeter David Elton, currently Principal Trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.Batterham’s music cuts across musical borders and boundaries: he has written for film, TV, radio, community groups, Latin and big bands as well as the concert hall, and his music has been performed by leading artists from Jazz legend James Morrison to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.Andrew Batterham’s Trumpet Concerto was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.TRACKLISTINGANDREW BATTERHAMConcerto for Trumpet and StringsI. EnergeticII. BallladIII. Fast
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The Shift is a new work for solo guitar tracing a journey out of troubled times towards a hopeful future. Drawing on her own personal experience of watching a loved one struggle with mental health issues, composer Natalie Nicolas reaches out to us all with music that offers paths through the difficult times and looks forward to better times.‘2020 was one of the hardest years our earth has seen to date, and it never really hits home how profoundly it can take toll on someone’s mental health, until we see it in ourselves or someone we love,’ says Nicolas. ‘Music has the incredible power to make people feel, and my ultimate goal as a composer will always be to create honest, emotionally evocative music to help people to feel in, a world full of pragmatism.’ In The Shift, Nicolas guides us through the shifting sands of hope and despair, darkness and light, and grasps hold of the rays of sunshine amidst the gathering clouds.The music is performed by internationally acclaimed guitarist Matt Withers, well known to Australian audiences through recitals as well as collaborations with William Barton, Sally Whitwell, the Acacia Quartet and major orchestras around the country, and as a member of the ensemble Guitar Trek.The Shift was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.TRACKLISTING1 The Rain Will Go Away2 Sunbeam3 Beyond the Mist
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Escape from the fuss and busyness of city living and enter a world of beauty and pure calm.From soothing rain to rippling streams, from birdsong and rustling forest leaves to the wide ocean’s waves washing endlessly onto the patient sand, nature’s symphony sings to us of new life and new hope. Like a mantra, the sounds of the natural world blend with gentle, dream-like music to create a place of healing and renewal.Two hours of tranquillity to de-stress and re-centre. TRACKLISTING  Disc 1 Water 1.     Endless Sea2.     Lavender Stream3.     Gentle Rain4.     By the Lake5.     The Shore6.     Night Rain Disc 2 Forest 1.     Blue Gum Morning2.     High Forest3.     Green under Sun4.     Casuarinas5.     Meadow Song6.     Ghost Gums  
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Kalkaniis a musical collaboration between didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton and violin powerhouse Véronique Serret. Their unique sound draws upon the expansive sounds of our native Australian landscape, incorporating the rhythmic pulses and drones of the didgeridoo melded with contemporary violin techniques and melody.Kalkanimeans ‘eagle’ in Barton’s Kalkadunga language – a fitting title for this soaring music, created as a tribute and sign of respect to generations past, present and future. “It’s the stillness of the land and the first dawning of that breeze and the calmness that comes with the energy of the air in the morning – it’s the symphony of the earth,” says Barton.William Barton is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading didgeridoo players and composers, performing with top-level orchestras around the world. His album Birdsong at Dusk won the 2012 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album. Véronique Serret’s bold, fearless genius embraces music of any and every kind, from baroque to contemporary classical, folk and rock, taking her around Australia and around the world.Kalkani was commissioned by ABC Classic in 2020 as part of the ABC’s Fresh Start program.