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Classic Getaway - Various Artists

This collection is inspired by ABC Classic FM’s 2018 Getaway broadcast, which asked audiences to share the best place in Australia to wake up, and which spurred a flood of responses about the most meaningful, the most exhilarating and the most evocative places in their lives.

Where’s your favourite place to wake up? Maybe you yearn for a beachside retreat, with the gulls wheeling and the salt air to greet you. Or the serenity of the bush, in that moment of tranquillity before the heat of the day. Perhaps it’s home, and you’re lucky enough to always wake to your ideal scene.

Every morning, ABC Classic FM takes listeners to that favourite place, wherever they are. But it’s not just about escape. Use the music to get you into your day, as well as giving you a moment out of it.

This album draws together some of the most sublime music ever written, from old favourites to new discoveries. Often inspired by the natural world, this music isn’t just for those early hours: reach for it whenever you need a dose of pure bliss.


1      EDWARDS Dawn Mantras
2      WESTLAKE Ocean Sunfish
3      GRIEG Morning Mood
from Peer Gynt
4      SCULTHORPE Morning Song
from Four Little Pieces for Piano Duet
5      BENJAMIN The Quiet Garden
6      BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’: First movement
7      RODRIGO Concierto madrigal:
VI. Pastoral
8      TCHAIKOVSKY The Lark’s Song
9      TRAD. TORRES STRAIT Morning Tide from Island Songs
10    OSBORNE Late Harvest II
11    MUSSORGSKY Dawn on the
Moscow River from Khovanshchina
12    DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G major:
III. Andante espressivo
13    COOMAN Sunrise
from Night Songs
14    EDWARDS Yanada
15    DEBUSSY Prelude to ‘The Afternoon of a Faun’
1      RAMEAU Naïs: Overture
2      HAYDN Nocturne No. 3: II. Andante
3      RAVEL Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
from Mother Goose
4      DOHNÁNYI Ruralia Hungarica:
III. Allegro grazioso
5      VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring:
III. Allegro
6      MAHLER Songs of a Wayfarer:
I went out this morning across the field
7      JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4:
I. Allegro
8      CPE BACH Trio Sonata in A major:
I. Allegretto
9      BRITTEN Dawn
from Four Sea Interludes from ‘Peter Grimes’
10    EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds:
IV. Poco lento
11    VIVALDI Flute Concerto ‘The Goldfinch’:
II. Larghetto cantabile
12    GRIMSLEY Rebecca’s Dream
13    GREENBAUM The Rotation of the Earth
14    HANDEL Waft Her, Angels, through the Skies from Jephtha
15    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending

Artists include:

Simon Tedeschi • Roger Woodward

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan • Diana Doherty • Jane Rutter

Gondwana Voices • Ensemble Offspring

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra of the Antipodes • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

and the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney,
Tasmanian & West Australian Symphony Orchestras

The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)