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Classic 100 Opera - Top 10

Featuring the Top 10 plus selected highlights from the Classic 100 Opera.

Track Listing

  1. GEORGES BIZET 1838-1875 The Pearl Fishers: Au fond du temple saint (In the depths of the temple) David Hobson tenor , Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone , Sinfonia Australis, Thomas Woods conductor
  2. GIUSEPPE VERDI 1813-1901 Nabucco:Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) Vienna State Opera Chorus, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lamberto Gardelli conductor
  3. LÉO DELIBES 1836-1891 Lakmé: Sous le dôme épais (Flower Duet) Glenys Fowles soprano , Heather Begg mezzo-soprano , Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART 1756-1791 Così fan tutte: Soave sia il vento (Act I trio) Amanda Thane soprano , Fiona Janes mezzo-soprano , David Brennan baritone , Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Carlo Rizzi conductor
  5. HENRY PURCELL 1659-1695 Dido and Aeneas:Thy hand, Belinda…When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) Fiona Campbell mezzo-soprano , Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  6. GIACOMO PUCCINI 1858-1924 Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì (One fine day) Shu-Cheen Yu soprano , Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  7. RICHARD WAGNER 1813-1883 Tristan and Isolde: Liebestod Marilyn Richardson soprano , Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Werner Andreas Albert conductor
  8. GIUSEPPE VERDI Rigoletto: Un dì, se ben rammentomi...Bella figlia dell'amore (Act III quartet) Joan Sutherland soprano , Huguette Tourangeau mezzo-soprano , Luciano Pavarotti tenor , Sherrill Milnes baritone , London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  9. CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK 1714-1787 Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice Lauris Elms mezzo-soprano , West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold conductor
  10. RICHARD STRAUSS 1864-1949 Der Rosenkavalier: Marie Theres'...Ist ein Traum...Spür nur dich (Act III trio and finale) Régine Crespin, Helen Donath sopranos , Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano , Otto Wiener baritone , Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Georg Solti conductor
  11. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART The Magic Flute: O Isis und Osiris Conal Coad bass , Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Dobbs Franks conductor
  12. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 1685-1759 Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga Yvonne Kenny soprano , Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer artistic director
  13. BENJAMIN GODARD 1849-1895 Jocelyn: Oh! Ne t'éveille pas encore (Berceuse) David Hobson tenor , Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Marco Guidarini conductor
  14. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Don Giovanni: Deh vieni alla finestra (Serenade) Teddy Tahu Rhodes baritone , Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Ola Rudner conductor
  15. CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI 1567-1643 The Coronation of Poppea: Pur ti miro Sara Macliver soprano , Sally-Anne Russell mezzo-soprano , Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  16. GIACOMO PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro Yvonne Kenny soprano , Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski conductor

Released: 2006

       “250 years ago, Ludwig van Beethoven, the Grand Mogul from Bonn (as Haydn cheekily referred to him) was born. The German composer, whose own extraordinary story famously includes suffering from profound deafness from his late 20s, would become regarded as the great musical liberator, forging the course of the Romantic movement and beyond.” Richard TognettiIn 2020 the Australian Chamber Orchestra will celebrate two monumental anniversaries: 30 years of fearless leadership with ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and 250 years since the birth of the great Ludwig van Beethoven.To celebrate both milestones, ABC Classic is releasing a collection of the ACO’s legendary Beethoven recordings – including never-before released recordings of two of his greatest works: Symphonies 5 and 6.These recordings represent some of the orchestra’s finest performances, including two #1 albums and three ARIA Award-nominees, and feature collaborations with some of Australia’s finest artists – soprano Nicole Car, and pianistsTamara Anna Cislowska andErin Helyard.Beethoven has endured for centuries as one of the most popular and beloved composers around the world, with his music found everywhere from concert halls, to film soundtracks, to disco-era chart-toppers. He was a true musical revolutionary and is credited with paving the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras. His music has always been a mainstay of the ACO’s core repertoire, but this marks the first time that they have recorded these two monumental symphonies.Since its establishment in November 1975, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has become one of the world’s most daring and exciting ensembles, renowned globally for its inspired programming, unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality, showcased through an extensive and ongoing program of international touring and recordings for many of the world’s top labels.★★★★★“The Australian Chamber Orchestra was splendid in its all-Beethoven concert… [achieving] revealing clarity that gleamed like the colours of an old master newly restored.” – Sydney Morning Herald“[Beethoven’s] Fifth is always a crowdpleaser, and the ACO made it exceptionally so. This was the stuff of dreams.” – LimelightTRACKLISTING  CD1Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 *1   I.   Allegro con brio2   II.  Andante con moto3   III.Allegro –4   IV.AllegroSymphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’ *5   I.   Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside6   II.  Scene by the brook7   III.Merry gathering of country folk –8   IV.Thunder, Storm –9   V.  Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the stormCD2String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 (arr. for string orchestra by Richard Tognetti)1   I.   Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro2   II.  Presto3   III.Poco scherzoso4   IV.Alla Danza tedesca5   V.  Cavatina6   VI.Grosse Fuge7   Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50      Satu Vänskä– violin8   Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’: II. Adagio un poco mosso     Tamara-Anna Cislowska– piano9   Ah! perfido ... Per pietà, non dirmi addio, Op. 65     Nicole Car – sopranoCD3Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 30, No. 3 1   I.   Allegro assai2   II.  Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso3   III.Allegro vivaceSonata for Violin and Piano in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’ 4   Ia.Adagio sostenuto –5   Ib.Presto6   II.  Andante con Variazioni7   III.Presto     Richard Tognetti – violin     Erin Helyard– fortepiano8   Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo     Richard Tognetti– violin* Never previously released
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)