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The Perfect Evening – Chocolate

Stay in tonight, with themed recipes and music to complete your Perfect Evening! Gorgeous classical tracks have been specially selected to accompany an evening of serious chocolate indulgence, with the help of the mouthwatering recipes included in the CD booklet. Have a night off from the mundane, and escape to a travel daydream with the help of ABC Classics.

Chocolate Chewy Brownies with Choc-Flecked Ice-Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate
Cognac and Prune Tart with Double Cream
Chocolate Hazelnut Meringue Gateau
Hot Chocolate Souffle with White Chocolate Mousse and Strawberry Compote

Plus delectable musical indulgences by Dvořák, Mancini, Strauss and more – the perfect accompaniment to your Perfect Chocolate Evening.

KREISLER (arr. Krips) Schön Rosmarin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Dommett conductor
MANCINI Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Jack Harrison harmonica, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Verdon Williams conductor
SKINNER Bovaglie’s Plaid
Chris Duncan fiddle, Catherine Strutt piano
BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2
Roger Woodward piano
E & A MORRICONE (arr. Preece) Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
carisma (Anna Stoddart flute, Janice Preece harp, Louise King cello)
TRADITIONAL IRISH (arr. Leroy Anderson) The Last Rose of Summer
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Paul Mann conductor
DVORÁK & KVARPIL Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Yvonne Kenny soprano, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski conductor
STRAUSS Reverie by the Fireside from Intermezzo, Op. 72
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender conductor
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Atovmyan) Romance from The Gadfly Concert Suite, Op. 97a
Barbara Jane Gilby violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor TRADITIONAL (arr. Grainger) Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender conductor
VINE Love Me Sweet
Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis, Mark Summerbell conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Romanza from Symphony No. 5 in D major
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas conductor
CHAUSSON Interlude from Poème de l’amour et de la mer, Op. 19
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Robert Pikler conductor
BERNSTEIN & SONDHEIM I Have a Love from West Side Story
Katie and Maggie Noonan vocals, The Queensland Orchestra, Guy Noble conductor

Catalogue Number: 476 4025

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.