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The roster features many of Australia’s top entertainers including The Audreys, Jeff Lang, Tim Rogers, Ben Salter, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mojo Juju , The Snowdroppers, Chris Lilley, Born Lion, Lee Kernaghan, Sara Storer, The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Giggle and Hoot, Play School, Bananas In Pyjamas and many more.

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Imagine ‘pop music’ of the 17th Century – the hip tunes, the attention grabbing hooks, the musical show pieces – and then transfer it to the 21st Century. That’s what you get with Latitude 37’s self titled debut album.Named after the latitudinal position which links Melbourne, Australia, to New Zealand, Latitude 37 is an exciting Baroque trio whose members were drawn together by their passion for historically informed performance of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music.Comprising some of the top graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, reunited after years of extensive research and international experience playing with many of the finest ensembles and artists in Europe, America and Australasia, Latitude 37 represents a new generation of period instrumentalists who share a unified interest in cultivating and communicating their ancient art for the modern era.Track Listing:Diego Ortiz /Latitude 37 - Passamezzo Antico Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638) - Toccata Latitude 37 - Folias Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde (1595–1638) Canzon a due Giovanni Battista Fontana (c.1571-1630) - Violin Sonata no. 2 Diego Ortiz – Recercada Ottava Biagio Marini (1587-1663) - La Romanesca Claudio Merulo - Toccata Terza Giulio Caccini / Donald Nicolson - Amarilli mia Bella Giulio Caccini – Non H’al Ciel (based on the Spagnoletta) Anon. / Latitude 37 / Fabritio Caroso - La Monica Frescobaldi – Toccata for spinet, violin and BC Giovanni Palestrina (1514-1594)/Rogniono/Bassani - Io son ferito ahi lasso Dario Castello (1590-1658) - Violin Sonata Seconda Johannes Kapsberger / Latitude 37- Passacaglia ISBN / Catalogue Number: 4764525 
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Opening a door on an orchestra playing is, to composer Andrew Schultz, a step into a magical realm. A world in which fantastic and endless possibilities are at work just as much as in the enchanted forests of fairy tales. This landmark Australian recording, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Richard Mills, captures such a world. Beginning with a commissioned work by Symphony Australia for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Endling describes the ‘last surviving individual of a species or plant’ and the feeling of immense regret and sorrow about all that has been lost from the face of the earth. The theme of nature and the spirit of imagination continues in Violin Concerto, featuring internationally-renowned English violinist Jennifer Pike, as Schultz dreams of superb natural settings and the sounds of echoed music and voices across lakes, forests and mountains. Stories – abstract or simple, familiar or unknown – are told in Once Upon A Time. Dreams unfold and are crushed, characters ridiculous and sublime strut the stage, the tragic and the bizarre are juxtaposed, and the heroic and the desolate stand together. And all of this in a language that is ineffable and mysterious yet absolutely powerful and direct. The story is different for every pair of ears that hears this album. Track Listing: Endling, Op. 72 (2007) Violin Concerto, Op. 55 (1996) I. Chorale: Expansive II. Dances: Fast and vibrant Jennifer Pike violin Once upon a time…, Op. 70 (2006) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Richard Mills conductor  
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Warm up your winter with Fireside Classics. You can almost feel the warmth from this classic log fire as it crackles and glows on your TV screen.   Enjoy the atmosphere it brings to any home or office environment. Best of all, there is no chimney to sweep, and no smoky smells! Just slip the DVD into your TV or computer, then sit back and relax.   Choose between two different fires, plus a widescreen fireplace is included as an added bonus. Audio options feature the natural sounds of a wood fire, and three relaxing programs of classical music.   LOG FIRE JS BACH Air (‘Air on the G String’) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor PURCELL Rondeau from Second Music from The Fairy Queen Sirius Ensemble (Anna McDonald, Erin Helyard directors) BOCCHERINI Minuet from String Quintet in E major, Op. 11 No. 5 (G275) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor ELGAR Chanson de matin, Op. 15 No. 2 West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham conductor BIZET Adagietto from L’Arlésienne – Suite No. 1 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery conductor CPE BACH Poco adagio from Symphony for Strings in B-flat major Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, Geoffrey Lancaster conductor   AMBIENT EMBERS HOFFSTETTER Serenade from String Quartet in F major West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham conductor OFFENBACH Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Dommett conductor TCHAIKOVSKY Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor RAVEL Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty from Mother Goose Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Heinze conductor GEMINIANI Largo from Concerto Grosso No. 4 in B minor Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, Geoffrey Lancaster conductor CHABRIER Idylle from Suite pastorale Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor   WIDE SCREEN GRIEG Morning Mood from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor MARCELLO Adagio from Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and continuo Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs Barbara Jane Gilby violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor RESPIGHI Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor MASSENET The Last Sleep of the Virgin from La Vierge (The Virgin) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor  
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Gather your family and friends and join ABC Classics in a delightful high tea. Nibble cucumber sandwiches, sample scones with cream and sip bubbly champagne whilst listening to this elegant album.   Track Listing:   1 BOCCHERINI Minuet from String Quintet No. 5 in E major, G275 2 HOFFSTETTER Serenade from String Quartet in F, Op. 3 No. 5 3 CPE BACH Allegro di molto from Trio Sonata in C Major, Wq.149/H573 4 MOZART Romance (Andante) from Eine kleine Nachtmusik 5 MARTINI Plaisir d’amour (Love’s Pleasure) 6 GRANADOS Spanish Dance No. 2 7 BELLINI Allegro polonese from Oboe Concerto in E-flat 8 OFFENBACH Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann 9 MOZART Bei Männern from The Magic Flute 10 BORODIN Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 11 GRIEG Gavotte from Holberg Suite, Op. 40 12 MOZART Andante from Piano Quartet in G minor, KV478 13 TELEMANN Loure from Musique de Table, Production I: Suite in E minor 14 SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1 15 HAYDN Andante from Notturno No. 3 in C major, Hob. II:32 16 KREISLER Schön Rosmarin 17 MOZART Serenade from Don Giovanni 18 SHOSTAKOVICH Tahiti Trot Op. 16       Catalogue number 476 4429
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DISCOVERY – Classic albums at affordable prices!   Beethoven belongs to the most influential and famous composers of all time. His piano sonatas, symphonies and string quartets inspired classical music. Now, the ABC Classic’s Discovery label presents a carefully chosen collection of Beethoven’s most famous and beloved compositions at an unbeatable price. This 2-disc set brings together Australia’s finest musicians and Symphony Orchestras.   Track Listing:   CD1 1 Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 | SSO/van Otterloo 2 Cavatina (Adagio molto espressivo) from String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 | Goldner Quartet 3 Kyrie from Missa Solemnis (Mass in D, op. 123) | Syd Phil/SSO/Mackerras 4 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique': II. Adagio cantabile | Willems 5 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo | Tognetti/ACO 6 Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 'Archduke': IV. Finale. Allegro moderato – Presto | Macquarie Trio 7 Egmont, Op. 84 – Overture | SSO/van Otterloo 8 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 Np. 2 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto | Stanhope 9 Prisoners' Chorus from Fidelio, Op. 72 | TQO/QSO/Fritzsch 10 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' | Sydney Philharmonia/Walker   CD2 1 Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica': III. Scherzo | TSO/Porcelijn 2 Fur Elise | Stanhope 3 Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103: IV. Finale (Presto) | The Australian Classical Wind Band 4 Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 24 'Spring': I. Allegro | Dene and Max Olding 5 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco mosso | Willems/Sinfonia Australis/Walker 6 String Quartet in F major, Op. 59 'Razumovsky' No. 1: IV. Allegro (Theme russe) | Goldner Quartet 7 Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72a | TSO/Lang-Lessing 8 Ah Perfido, Op. 65 | Illing/MSO/Esser 9 Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto | Willems/Sinfonia Australis/Walker 10 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': V. Allegretto | SSO/van Otterloo  
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DISCOVERY – Classic albums at affordable prices!   Tchaikovsky was the most significant Russian composer of the 19th century and a greatly emotional character. His intense feelings found expression in his wide ranging works: including symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music. Now, the ABC Classic’s Discovery label presents a carefully chosen collection of Tchaikovsky’s most famous and beloved compositions at an unbeatable price. This 2-disc set brings together Australia’s finest musicians and Symphony Orchestras. They deliver sparkling performances of pieces from ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Swan Lake’, Symphony No. 6, Violin Concerto in D major and many more.   Track Listing:   CD1 1 Trepak (Russian Dance) from The Nutcracker, 2 Dance of the Mirltions (Flutes) from The Nutcracker 3 Marche slave, Op. 31 9’49 4 Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D major 5 Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major 6 Chanson triste in G minor 7 Waltz from Sleeping Beauty 8 Scherzo from Symphony No. 4 in F minor 9 Nocturne in C-sharp minor 10 Yeletsky’s Aria (You are so downcast, my dear) from The Queen of Spades 11 1812 Overture   CD2 1 Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker 2 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture 3 October (Autumn Song) from The Seasons 4 Andantino semplice – Prestissimo – Andantino semplice from Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor 5 Allegro con brio e vivace from String Sextet in D minor, ‘Souvenir de Florence’ 6 Swan Theme (Act II) from Swan Lake 7 Valse (Allegro moderato) from Symphony No. 5 in E minor 8 Tatjana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin 9 Finale (Adagio lamentoso) from Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ 10 Waltz (Act I) from Swan Lake 11 Allegro vivacissimo from Violin Concerto in D major  
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DISCOVERY – Classic albums at affordable prices!   He is regarded as the king of Baroque and as one of the greatest composers of all time. Now, the ABC Classic’s Discovery label presents a carefully chosen collection of Bach’s most famous and beloved compositions at an unbeatable price.   More than two and a half hours of sublime music from one of the world’s greatest composers. With performances by such artists as Sara Macliver, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Richard Tognetti, Genevieve Lacey, Daniel Yeadon, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and many more...   Track Listing:   CD1 1 Jesu, joy of man’s desiring from Cantata BWV147 2 Two Part Invention No. 13 in A minor, BWV784 3 Prelude from Suite No. 1 for solo cello in G major 4 Largo ma non tanto from Concerto for two violins in D minor 5 Christe eleison from Mass in B minor 6 Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio 7 Allemande from Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV827 8 Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion 9 Adagio from Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV1060R 10 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme 11 Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major 12 Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen from Cantata BWV82 13 Allemande from French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV813 14 O sacred head sore wounded from St Matthew Passion 15 Toccata and Fugue in D minor   CD2 1 Mache dich mein herze from St Matthew Passion 2 Prelude No. 1 in C major from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I 3 Magnificat anima mea Dominum from Magnificat in D major 4 Preludio from Violin Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV1006 5 Schafe können sicher weiden from Cantata BWV208 6 Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major 7 Largo from Harpsichord Concerto in F minor 8 Allegro from Concerto for oboe in D minor, BWV1059R 9 Der ewig reiche Gott from Cantata BWV192 10 Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major 11 Aria from Goldberg Variations 12 Andante from Violin Concerto in A minor 13 Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten from Cantata BWV202 14 Adagio from Sonata for viola da gamba in G minor 15 Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major  
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Philip Glass is that rarest of contemporary ‘classical’ composers – a musician who has revolutionized the way art music is composed and found a massive audience in doing so. As much a pop and cult phenomenon as he is a descendant of Beethoven, Glass’ music has been used in classic films like Koyanisqaatsi and The Hours.   But it’s in his music for solo piano that the essence of his art is revealed. In this groundbreaking album from Sydney pianist Sally Whitwell – the first of its kind ever to be recorded in this country – all of Glass’ finest solo piano music is represented. In an additional Australian angle, the Stuart piano is used, its crystalline tones ideally suited to Glass’ hypnotically beautiful music.   Track Listing:   1 Opening Metamorphosis I – V 2 I 3 II 4 III 5 IV 6 V 7 Mad Rush 8 Dead Things 9 Wichita Vortex Sutra  
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Marian Arnold, one of Australia’s most loved radio personalities presents some of her favourite requests from ABC Classic FM program ‘All Time Classics’. This triple-CD set features performances by some of the finest musicians and ensembles in the world, including Dame Joan Sutherland, Trevor Pinnock, Emma Kirkby, Carlos Kleiber, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Genevieve Lacey, Peter Dawson, Wiener Philharmoniker, English Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and many more ...   Track Listing: CD1 1 JS BACH Sinfonia from Cantata BWV174 2 COUPERIN Les Baricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades) 3 MONTEVERDI Beatus vir 4 BEETHOVEN Quasi allegretto (No. 5) from Six Bagatelles for Piano, Op. 126 5-8 BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 9 DVOŘÁK Scherzo capriccioso CD2 1 BAX Dance in the Sunlight 2-5 BRUCH Scottish Fantasia 6-9 CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 3 10 KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia 11-14 PROKOFIEV Cinderella (excerpts) CD3 1 KATS-CHERNIN Re-invention No. 1 2 DONIZETTI Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor 3-5 VINE Piano Concerto 6 SCULTHORPE Kakadu 7 HILL Symphony No. 2 ‘Joy of Life’ (First movement) 8 TRADITIONAL/COWAN Waltzing Matilda 9 GRAINGER Handel in the Strand  
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DISCOVERY – Classic albums at affordable prices!   “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, The Magic Flute, Requiem, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro (please check with tracklist)... we all know it and love it! Mozart created over 600 works and belongs to the most popular composers of classical music. Now, the ABC Classic’s Discovery label presents a carefully chosen collection of Mozart’s most famous and beloved compositions at an unbeatable price. This 2-disc set brings together Australia’s finest musicians and Symphony Orchestras. They deliver sparkling and touching performances of all your favourite Mozart tunes.   Track Listing:   CD1   1 Allegro from Serenade in G major, KV525 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' ▪ 2 Three German Dances KV605 ▪ 3 Laudate dominum, KV339 ▪ 4 Andantino from Concerto in C major for flute and harp, KV299 ▪ 5 La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni, KV527 ▪ 6 Adagio from Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, KV361 ‘Gran Partita’ ▪ 7 Allegro from Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, KV447 ▪ 8 Andante from Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV581 ▪ 9 Ave verum corpus, KV618 ▪ 10 Rondo (Alla turca) from Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, KV331 ▪ 11 Overture from The Magic Flute, KV620 ▪ 12 Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV467 'Elvira Madigan' ▪ 13 Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro, KV492 ▪ 14 Molto allegro from Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV551 'Jupiter'   CD2   1 Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, KV492 ▪ 2 Andante from Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, KV364 ▪ 3 Rondo (Allegretto) from Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, KV452 ▪ 4 Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni, KV527 ▪ 5 Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, KV488▪ 6 Soave sia il vento from Così fan tutte, KV588 ▪ 7 Allegro con spirito from Symphony No. 35 in D major, KV385 ‘Haffner’ ▪ 8 Rondo (Allegro vivace) from Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, KV495 ▪ 9 Alleluia from Exsultate, jubilate, KV165 ▪ 10 Presto from String Quartet No. 3 in G major, KV156 ▪ 11 Lacrimosa from Requiem in D minor, KV626 ▪ 12 Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen from The Magic Flute, KV620 ▪ 13 Adagio from Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV622 ▪ 14 Molto allegro from Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV550 
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Star of Australian stage and screen sings the music that is closest to her heart.   Track Listing: One voice Anyone who had a heart On my Own Better than I He was beautiful At a time like this Songbird Get happy / Happy days (duet) Something wonderful Truly Please Don’t Ask Me Caruso 
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Classical guitar virtuoso teams up with Melbourne’s hottest string quartet in a display of passion and style for which they are both renowned.   Track Listing: MÁXIMO DIEGO PUJOL | Tangata de Agosto 1 I. Allegro 2 II. Andante 3 III. Allegro ritmico LUIGI BOCCHERINI | Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major ‘Fandango’ 4 I. Pastorale 5 II. Allegro maestoso 6 III. Grave assai – 7 Fandango (Chari Saldaña castanets) JOSEPH HAYDN | Quartet in D major for Concertante Guitar, Violin, Viola and Cello 8 I. Allegro 9 II. Menuetto 10 III. Adagio 11 IV. Menuetto 12 V. Presto PHILLIP HOUGHTON | In Amber 13 I. Dance 14 II. Dream 15 III. Initiation