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The piano works of Claude Debussy rank amongst the best-loved and most expressive music ever written.From the atmospheric Suite bergamasque, including the exquisite Clair de lune, to the delightful Children’s Corner Suite and the exuberant L’isle joyeuse, this 2-CD set from piano master Roger Woodward was highly acclaimed when first released, and is made available again here.
Since its premiere in Paris in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart with its Romantic tale of love, tragedy, vengeful ghosts, yearning and madness. Adolphe Adam’s exquisite music perfectly captures the ballet’s dramatic blend of real-life passions and unearthly glamour.
In The Fairy Queen, two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692.
Brit-Award-winning, Grammy- and ARIA- nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson presents her new ABC Classics album Island Songs, featuring world-premiere recordings of concertos by three of Australia’s most renowned composers: Brett Dean, Ross Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe.
The cello has a voice like no other instrument: rich, smooth and golden, sensual and passionate.This double album features some of Australia’s finest cellists playing the great cello tunes, from the classical elegance of Bach and Haydn to the romantic indulgence of Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Saint-Saëns. Treat yourself! TRACKLISTINGCD11 SAINT-SAËNS The Swan

The piano works of Claude Debussy rank amongst the best-loved and most expressive music ever written.

‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’

Since 1727, JS Bach's ‘Great Passion’ has gripped the hearts and uplifted the spirits of audiences all over the globe.

Since its premiere in Paris in 1841, Giselle has captured the imagination and torn at the heart with its Romantic tale of love, tragedy, v

Brit-Award-winning, Grammy- and ARIA- nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson presents her new ABC Classics album Island Songs,

The cello has a voice like no other instrument: rich, smooth and golden, sensual and passionate.

The Magic of the Voice – a new 2CD set featuring classic opera choruses and Broadway favourites.

ABC Music is delighted to present the fifth album from Brit Award-winning classical crossover trio Blake: In Harmony

“A gift of song is a gift of love,

Though how this is I cannot say;

But who receives a gift of love

Anzac Voices is the story of Gallipoli, told by those who lived through it: regular troops, senior commanders, stretcher-bearers, signal o

‘O, for the wings, for the wings of a dove!

Far away, far away would I rove!

In the wilderness build me a nest,

ABC Classics releases a 5CD collection of the piano music of Percy Grainger, including music for solo piano, music for two pianos and four hands, a

An audio comedy extravaganza from popular radio presenter and music personality Guy Noble.

Past engages with present, and present with past, in a brilliant recording from the Flinders Quartet and recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey.

The relationship between trees and people goes right back to the forests of the first humans, and our ambivalent engagement with trees can be trace

In the latest release in the Australian Composer Series, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra celebrates the lyrical and beguiling music of Graeme Koeh

Classic Drive is one of ABC Classic FM’s most popular programs, providing listeners with the best way to come home.

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