Marshall McGuire is renowned as one of the finest Australian musicians of his generation. In celebration of his 50th birthday and his distinguished career, ABC Classics releases a 2-CD album featuring some of his most acclaimed recordings to accompany an Australia-wide tour in 2015.
In the latest release in the Australian Composer Series, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra celebrates the lyrical and beguiling music of Graeme Koehne.
Classic Drive is one of ABC Classic FM’s most popular programs, providing listeners with the best way to come home.In this new compilation for the beginning of a new year, ABC Classics presents the best of Drive’s classical sounds to relax your mind and soothe your soul.
Peter Sculthorpe, whose death in August 2014 was mourned throughout the musical world, was the leading Australian composer of his generation.In this DVD, filmed on the occasion of the composer’s 83rd birthday in 2012, Sculthorpe tells the story of his life and career, relating it to his ground-breaking string quartets – live performances of which intersperse the film.
Acclaimed Australian period-instrument ensemble Ironwood and internationally renowned horn player Anneke Scott present a disc celebrating the music of Mozart, and exploring the composers who were seduced by its beauty, inspired by its innovation – and who crafted their own music around its most sublime moments.