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Anthony Callea

Anthony Callea is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest vocalists and performers. The Aria Award winner has forged a highly successful music career and undeniably has one of this country’s most powerful, passionate and pure voices.

Introduced to the country via Australian Idol in 2004, his debut single The Prayer became Australia’s fastest and highest selling single of all time with sales in excess of 4 x platinum and was at the top of the charts for an amazing 5 weeks. Anthony has well and truly proven to be one of this country’s most successful recording artists. Anthony has embarked on national concert tours, playing to sell-out crowds across Australia and appeared as special guest for touring international superstars including Ms Diana Ross, Westlife, Celine Dion and Whitney Housten. Anthony has also performed for a host of international dignitaries including the late Luciano Pavarotti, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark.


He embarked on an international song writing trip for his sophomore album A New Chapter was accredited Gold and featured two top 20 singles with Live for Love and Addicted To You. Anthony also released a Live Concert DVD which debuted at No 3 on the Aria DVD Charts, sold Platinum and later screened as a television music special on Foxtel.

In 2007 Anthony tread the boards in his first musical production at the State Theatre in Sydney. He played a supporting role in Dead Man Walking, the true story of Sister Helen Prejean. This acclaimed opera production was directed by Nigel Jamieson (Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony). Following on from this Anthony played the role of Mark in Perth’s musical production of Rent alongside Tim Campbell and Nikki Webster.

Anthony played the role of Boq in the premiere Melbourne season of hit Broadway musical Wicked where he received audience and critical acclaim. The Sunday Telegraph commented ‘Anthony Callea is winning as a munchkin Boq’ and The Age said ‘as the munchkin Boq in Wicked, Callea is impressive’.

Anthony has also accumulated a string of awards including an Aria Award along with 3 further Aria nominations, Channel V Artist of the Year, Pop Republic Artist of the Year, MTV Viewers’ Choice Award, Variety’s Young Entertainer of the Year, MO Award, Dolly Teen Choice Award and a Gospel Music Award.

2011 saw Anthony release the single ‘Oh Oh Oh Oh’ co written with the Black Eye Peas’ DJ Poet. In the past couple of years Anthony has been travelling and writing music with Australian and international writers and producers creating his sound and musical footprint.

Anthony has appeared on many special television events such as the Logies, Australia Day Concert, The Aria Awards, Good Friday Appeals and is a favourite and regular onVision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight to name a few. Anthony’s entertainment and mentoring skills have been witnessed by millions of television viewers as he featured on Channel Seven’s It Takes Two and Foxtel’s Ultimate School Musical. Anthony was also invited to perform at the Prime Ministers Olympian Dinner to celebrate our Australian Olympic team before they head off for the 2012 London Olympic Games.


March 2012, saw Anthony release his latest track 'Last To Go' from the EP also titled 'Last To Go'. The title track was co-written and produced with the DNA boys. Other tracks from the EP were co written with the likes of Paul Mac, Matt Morris and Jaakko Salovarra. 'Last To Go' EP is out now on iTunes worldwide. Whilst touring this EP, Anthony has taken his dynamic vocals and energetic performance style to Los Angeles and Las Vegas where he performed to packed houses in West Hollywood and the famous Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip.

Anthony Callea kicked off 2013 with encore sell out performances alongside Tina Arena and her orchestra and opening for Mariah Carey but also with Anthony signing to ABC/Universal Music. Celebrating his 30th birthday in December 2012, Anthony re-discovered songs that have influenced him over the years, and in turn delivered his own musical stamp on these stunningly written tracks. The album titled THIRTY includes both covers and original compositions penned by Anthony, and celebrates thirty years of the most beautifully written music.
2013 also saw Anthony tread the Musical Theatre stage once again. Playing the role of Johnny Casino in Grease The Musical, the stage show along with the likes of Bert Newton & Todd McKenney plays in Brisbane, Sydney and then Melbourne in 2014.

Anthony followed his debut single with another multi-platinum number 1 single, Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water and a self-titled multi- platinum number
1 selling album. Another two top 10 hits came off this debut album with Hurts so Bad and Per Sempre. 


Anthony's latest album's 'THIRTY' and 'This Is Christmas' are out now through ABC/Universal Music. 'THIRTY' debuted in Top 20 on the Aria Album Charts. 'THIRTY' re-discovers songs that have influenced Anthony over the years, and in turn deliver's his own musical stamp on these stunningly written tracks. 'THIRTY' includes both covers and original compositions. 'This Is Christmas' coincides with Anthony's 10th consecutive year at NINE's Carols By Candlelight. Produced by John Forman, featuring The National Boys Choir, a duet with Tim Campbell and recorded with a 55 piece orchestra, it's a must have in every home at Christmas time.

These albums are available on iTunes, online and all good CD stores


Discography:

Anthony Callea (05)
A New Chapter (06)

Thirty(13)

This Is Christmas(13)

Ladies & Gentleman:  The Songs of George Michael [live](13)

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Carl Orff brings the Middle Ages into the modern era with Carmina Burana, one of the best-loved choral works of the 20th century, and an exuberant celebration of the power of music’s simplest yet most versatile building blocks: beautiful melody, and raw rhythm.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. More information can be found at the project’s website; www.1000YearsofClassicalMusic.com.CARL ORFF 1895–1982Tracks 1 – 29. Carmina buranaEdition for voices, two pianos and percussionCantillationSara Macliver sopranoPaul McMahon tenorJonathan Summers baritoneSynergy PercussionAustralian Virtuosi (Michael Kieran Harvey & Bernadette Harvey)Sydney Children’s ChoirAntony Walker conductor
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The passion of Flamenco blends with the elegance of courtly dances in the most popular guitar concerto of all time: Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.This album is part of 1000 Years of Classical Music – a series of 100 volumes charting the history of music to be released on ABC Classics. More information can be found at the project’s website; www.1000YearsofClassicalMusic.com.TRACKLISTINGConcierto de AranjuezI. Allegro con spiritoII. AdagioIII. Allegro gentile Fantasía para un gentilhombreI. Villano y ricercare (Adagietto – Andante moderato)II. Españoleta – Fanfare de la caballería de Nápoles (Adagio – Allegretto – Tempo de españoleta)III. Danza de las hachas (Allegro con brio)IV. Canario (Allegro ma non troppo) Concierto madrigalI. Fanfarre (Allegro marziale)II. Madrigal (Andante nostalgico)III. Entrada (Allegro vivace)IV. ‘Pastorcico, tú que vienes, Pastorcico tú que vas’ (Allegro vivace)V. Girardilla (Presto)VI. Pastoral (Allegretto)VII. Fandango (Molto ritmico)VIII. Arietta (Andante nostalgico)IX. Zapateado (Allegro vivace)X. Caccia a la española (Allegro vivace – Andante nostalgico)
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In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.
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Now in its 24th 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 2016.2016’s Hottest 100 saw a record number of votes placed. At over 2.2million it was up a whopping 7.6% on last year. Of those staggering votes, there was one song which rose above the rest to claim the top spot – Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You (feat Kai)’.This year’s Hottest 100 Volume 24 is packed full of 40 of the year’s biggest and best songs and wraps up another huge year in music on this awesome double album!CD1 1.  Flume - Never Be Like You {Ft. Kai}2.  Amy Shark - Adore3.  Tash Sultana - Jungle4.  Hilltop Hoods - 1955 {Ft. Montaigne & Tom Thum}5.  Violent Soho - Viceroy6.  DMA’S - Believe (triple j Like A Version 2016)7.  Childish Gambino - Redbone8.  Peking Duk - Stranger {Ft. Elliphant}9.  Illy - Papercuts {Ft. Vera Blue}10.  Milky Chance - Cocoon11.  Catfish And The Bottlemen - 712.  The Weeknd - Starboy {Ft. Daft Punk}13.  Pnau - Chameleon14.  The Smith Street Band - Death To The Lads15.  A.B. Original - January 26 {Ft. Dan Sultan}16.  Miike Snow - Genghis Khan17.  The xx - On Hold18.  Big Scary - The Opposite of Us19.  D.D Dumbo - Satan20.  Camp Cope - Lost: Season One CD2 1.  Montaigne - Because I Love You2.  SAFIA - Make Them Wheels Roll3.  Sticky Fingers - Our Town4.  Kingswood - Creepin 5.  Glass Animals - Youth 6.  The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra 7.  Gretta Ray - Drive8.  Dune Rats - Bullshit9.  RÜFÜS - Say A Prayer For Me10.  MAC MILLER - Dang! {Ft. Anderson .Paak}11.  Ali Barter - Girlie Bits12.  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife13.  Cub Sport - Come On Mess Me Up14.  Broods - Heartlines 15.  The Amity Affliction - All Fucked Up16.  Client Liaison - World Of Our Love17.  Maggie Rogers - Alaska18.  Dope Lemon - Marinade19.  Gang Of Youths - Strange Diseases20.  MØ - Final Song
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“The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes” includes your favourite nursery rhymes performed by The Wiggles, who use rhyme and rhythm, both critical aspects of language, which greatly facilitate children’s success in learning to read.Playing with words, sounds and pace heightens children’s literary development. Including counting and colours in multiple languages, this collection will be loved by children and parents alike!Families all around the world have sung nursery rhymes to each other for many generations. Nearly everybody has a favourite nursery rhyme from when they were children. Simon tells us his favourite was, and still is, “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”, Emma can’t go past “Ride a Cock-Horse”, Lachy loves “I’m a Little Teapot”, whilst Anthony’s favourite is “The Bagpipe Song”.Children learn best through play and we hope “The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes” album will encourage children to sing, dance, play and tell stories inspired by these great renditions.
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Under their Chief Conductor David Robertson, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra present a stunning live account of three seminal works: Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.Stravinsky first achieved international fame with these works, which were commissioned for – and first performed by – Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Premiered during an extraordinary period stretching from 1910 to 1913, these ballets quite simply revolutionized music: whilst often reaching into the past for their musical and cultural material, they introduced totally new conceptions of rhythm, colour and scale. The audience famously rioted at the first performance of The Rite of Spring – and whilst we may not be so scandalized in the 21st century, the music feels no less ground-breaking.Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, these performances showcase a glittering Sydney Symphony Orchestra under a conductor with a rare ability to bring to life the music of the 20th century. The critical and audience response to the concerts, which can now be enjoyed again through this album, was unanimous.IGOR STRAVINSKY 1882–1971 CD1 The Firebird CD2Petrushka 1-3 Tableau I: The Shrovetide Fair4 Tableau II: Petrushka’s Room5-7 Tableau III: The Moor’s Room8-14 Tableau IV: The Shrovetide Fair: Towards EveningThe Rite of Spring 15-22 Part 1 – The Adoration of the Earth23-28 Part 2 – The Sacrifice Sydney Symphony Orchestra David Robertson conductor
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Pre-order Adam Brand – Get On Your Feet to receive a signed copy of the CD, a bonus badge and wristband! Limited to one of each bonus item per transaction. Whilst stocks last.Adam Brand has built a career that has seen him sell over half a million CDs and DVDs while earning three platinum and five gold albums. Still, the one thing that continues to define Adam Brand ‘the artist’, is his desire to evolve and move forward. Blazing a sonic trail fuelled by what is happening right now in music, GET ON YOUR FEET is a stellar release for this contemporary country star. Recorded between Nashville and Sydney, this collection of songs is destined to make you GET ON YOUR FEET. 
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In 2016, ABC Classic FM’s annual listener survey asked Australians to nominate their favourite works featuring the human voice. Listeners were quick to respond, eager to share their musical treasures. At number one was Beethoven’s triumphant Choral Symphony, featuring the ‘Ode to Joy’, closely followed by Bizet’s opera The Pearl Fishers, with its famous duet ‘Au fond du temple saint’, and in third place Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah.This 2CD set represents the highlights from The Classic 100: Voice, including the complete top ten as well as selections from throughout the countdown. From the divine choral works of Bach to the passionate operas of Mozart, Verdi and Puccini, and from the majestic grandeur of Handel’s Zadok the Priest to the pure serenity of Tallis’ Spem in Alium, this is the ultimate celebration of the musical instrument with which we are all born: the human voice.
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Passion, daring and heroism: the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra break new ground with their latest album, exploring the music of three of the Romantic era’s greatest composers on period instruments. Directed by Japanese-American violin star Shunske Sato, the Brandenburg present the baroque-inspired music of Edvard Grieg, a symphony written by the 12-year old prodigious composer Felix Mendelssohn, and a scintillating performance of Nicolo Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.4 (with Sato as the soloist).Paganini was the most famous violin virtuoso who ever lived, an incomparable showman who was rumoured to be in league with the devil: how else could he achieve such super-human feats on the violin? He premiered his fourth Violin Concerto at the age of 50, when he was plagued by a multitude of ailments including advanced venereal disease – but the jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, as well as the sheer tenderness of the slow movement, require astonishing musicianship to pull off.The astonishing playing of Shunske Sato combined with the period instruments of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra create a vivid and colourful soundworld. Grieg’s well-loved Holberg Suite is cast in a fresh light; and the Paganini will be welcome internationally as a rare recording on the instruments that the composer would have known.This album was recorded live in Sydney’s City Recital Hall in September 2016, in concerts that received unanimous critical acclaim. The Daily Telegraph reported that ‘Sato carried the whole three movements off with amazing elan, power and accuracy, often with a dash of humour, prompting a standing ovation’, whilst The Australian praised his ‘spectacular display of thrilling highwire musical acrobatics’.EDVARD GRIEG 1843–1907 From Holberg’s Time – Suite in the Olden Style I. Prelude (Allegro vivace)II. Sarabande (Andante)III. Gavotte (Allegretto / Musette)IV. Air (Andante religioso)V. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio) FELIX MENDELSSOHN 1809–1847 String Symphony No. 3 in E minor I. Allegro di moltoII. AndanteIII. Allegro NICCOLÒ PAGANINI 1782–1840 Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minorI. Allegro maestosoII. Adagio flebile con sentimentoIII. Rondo galante (Andantino gaio) Shunske Sato violin and guest director Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Paul Dyer AO artistic director Recorded live in City Recital Hall, Sydney
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"Seatbelts on and enjoy the ride!" - Richard Egarr, AAM Music DirectorIn their latest release on ABC Classics, leading baroque orchestra the Academy of Ancient Music presents the music of Venetian man of mystery Dario Castello.Working at the same time as Claudio Monteverdi, Dario Castello wrote innovative and ground-breaking sonatas that had a profound effect on generations of Italian composers. Very little is known about him today, but in the 17th century he was actually more widely published than Shakespeare.AAM Music Director Richard Egarr is a lifelong advocate of Castello, and on this recording directs the composer’s first book of sonatas from the harpsichord and organ. Taking the form of a small chamber group, the AAM finds itself at its most adventurous and expressive, performing twelve fiercely virtuosic sonatas for violin, cornetto and dulcian that are full of imagination and colour.This release follows the AAM’s critically-acclaimed series of JS Bach recordings. Their 2015 release of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion (AAM004) was praised by BBC Music Magazine for Richard Egarr’s “compellingly original vision”, and was awarded BBC Radio 3’s Disc of the Week. JS Bach’s Orchestral Suites (AAM003) was awarded five stars by Fine Music Magazine and was described as “a feast of meaningfully understated musicianship” in an Editor’s Choice review in Gramophone magazine.
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ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS are four of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven.On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most badass female folk band around.