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ABC Music is one of Australia’s largest independent music labels and the most highly awarded and critically acclaimed in its key genres.

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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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Track Listing 1. Eternal Father, Strong To Save 2. Abide With Me 3. I Vow To Thee, My Country 4. The Lord's My Shepherd 5. All People That On Earth Do Dwell 6. Advance Australia Fair 7. Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 8. Colonel Bogey - March 9. Vietnam Vets - March 10. The Dam Busters - March 11. Spitfire Prelude and Fugue 12. 633 Squadron 13. Victory At Sea 14. Variations On An Original Theme, Op. 36 'Enigma' 15. The Lord Bless You And Keep You 16. Justorum Animae 17. God Be In My Head 18. Greater Love Hath No Man 19. For The Fallen 20. Ode Of Remembrance 21. Last Post 22. Rouse 23. Reville (Navy) 24. Sunset (Retreat)
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Hope: Classic Songs of Inspiration is a multi-artist album of uplifting music and spoken word emanating both from within and also outside the Christian faith. Produced by musical director for the stars, Chong Lim, the album represents a groundbreaking partnership between ABC Music, Universal Music Australia and World Vision Australia. With guest appearances from a who’s-who of Australian and international celebrities, Hope is an album like no other, its theme of spiritual and psychological rejuvenation through the joy of music offering a fresh view of timeless, uplifting classic songs. In a coup for ABC Music, the current ‘leading lady’ of American Christian music, Darlene Zschech, is recording the appropriately-titled My Hope especially for the album, while Olivia Newton John performs the inspiring Isn’t It Amazing. Chart-topping young stars Mark Vincent and Stan Walker are also featured, alongside a cappella vocal legends The Idea of North. The one-hit-after-another formula is held together by inspiring reflections on Hope by ‘the voice of Australia’s conscience’, the Rev. Tim Costello. Part proceeds of the album go towards the work of World Vision. Track listing (not final order): ISN'T IT AMAZING - Olivia Newton-John MY HOPE - Darlene Zschech LOVE DIVINE - Mark Vincent THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD - Mark Vincent ANGEL – The Idea of North PEOPLE GET READY – The Idea of North WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS - Andrew Naylor MY HELP ( Psalm 121) - Stan Walker BE THOU MY VISION - Annalisa Kerrigan HOLY HOLY HOLY - Annalisa Kerrigan CRY OF MY HEART - Ana Maria La Spina EVER LIFTED - Ana Maria La Spina 
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An artistic young musician goes to Paris to learn how to live... Jane Rutter, Australia's queen of the flute, re-lives her student days in Paris. This concert-theatre piece includes delicious French music from "la Belle Epoque" to the present day. Using French poetry and her own anecdotes, Jane relates her experiences in this most beautiful and romantic of cities, as well as the tales of many other artists, writers and musicians who flocked there to create and recreate themselves. "An Australian in Paris" includes the company of Pablo Picasso, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Colette, Josephine Baker, Janet Flanner and Gertrude Stein. Jane plays music by Claude Debussy, Charles Aznavour, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Bolling, André Jolivet, George Gershwin, Marin Marais, Maurice Ravel, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter & Henry Mancini. Track Listing: Music by: Debussy • Fauré • Ravel • Poulenc • Jolivet • Bolling • Roussel • Elgar • Offenbach • Marais • Rutter / Bowman • Louiguy • Aznavour • Gershwin • Porter • Mancini Written, devised and musical direction by Jane Rutter Stage Director: Stuart Maunder • Directors: Jane Rutter & David Mitchell Producer: Jane Rutter Filmed at the Independent Theatre, Sydney and on location in Paris  
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‘The Nocturnes are the most eloquent pages of Chopin’s life; true poems of the night, sometimes calm as the silver moonlight, at other times overshadowed by the clouds which darkened the horizon and the heart of the poet.’ Chopin gave his soul to the piano, creating for it music of unearthly beauty, and teaching it to sing. Into the Nocturnes, he poured the greatest brightness of his genius. In this new release from ABC Classics, Polish virtuoso Ewa Kupiec shapes the subtle colours and moods of these masterpieces with exquisite sensitivity and faultless technique. Track Listing: 1. Nocturne No. 2, Opus 9 No. 2 2. Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Opus posth. 3. Nocturne No. 9, Opus 32 No. 1 4. Nocturne No. 7, Opus 27 No. 1 5. Nocturne No. 5, Opus 15 No. 2 6. Nocturne No. 13, Opus 48 No. 1 7. Nocturne No. 11, Opus 37 No. 1 8. Nocturne No. 6, Opus 15, No. 3 9. Nocturne No. 19, Opus posth 72 No. 1 10. Nocturne No. 14, Opus 48 No. 2 11. Nocturne No. 8, Opus 37 No. 1  
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Delicious French music from "la Belle Epoque" to the present day. Using French poetry, Jane takes you on a journey to this most beautiful and romantic of cities, Paris, and tells tales of many other artists, writers and musicians who flocked there to create and recreate themselves. On this studio recording, Jane plays music by Claude Debussy, Charles Aznavour, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Bolling, André Jolivet, George Gershwin, Marin Marais, Maurice Ravel, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter & Henry Mancini. 
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A celebration of the passion and beauty of the soprano voice!Classic recordings of best-loved arias from the great sopranos of the past and the stars of today.Featuring internationally renowned super-star-sopranos including Joan Sutherland, Renee Fleming, Yvonne Kenny, Barbara Bonney, Anna Netrebko and many more.Track ListingCD11 JOAN SUTHERLAND Je veux vivre (I want to live in this dizzy dream) from Roméo et Juliette2 MARIA CHIARA Io son l’umile ancella (I am the humble handmaid) from Adriana Lecouvreur3 MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ Signore, ascolta (Listen, my lord) from Turandot4 JOAN CARDEN Sempre libera (I must always be free) from La traviata5 ELIZABETH CONNELL Liebestod (Love–Death) from Tristan und Isolde6 RENATA TEBALDI Vissi d’arte (I lived for art) from Tosca7 PATRICIA PETIBON Queste lagrime e sospiri (These tears and sighs) from St John the Baptist8 RENÉE FLEMING Song to the Moon from Rusalka9 BIRGIT NILSSON Elizabeth’s Greeting from Tannhäuser10 KARITA MATTILA Jewel Song from Faust11 ANGELA GHEORGHIU Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (Well then? I shall go far away) from La Wally12 SARA MACLIVER Ach, ich fühl’s (Ah, I feel it) from The Magic Flute13 RÉGINE CRESPIN Un bel dì (One fine day) from Madama Butterfly14 PILAR LORENGAR Come scoglio (Like a rock) from Così fan tutte15 EMMA MATTHEWS Bell Song from LakméCD21 YVONNE KENNY Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson2 BARBARA BONNEY When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas3 LISA GASTEEN Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day)4 BEVERLY SILLS Doll Song from The Tales of Hoffmann5 KIRI TE KANAWA Dove sono (Where are the lovely moments) from The Marriage of Figaro6 RITA STREICH O mio babbino caro (Oh, papa dearest) from Gianni Schicchi7 SUMI JO Der Hölle Rache (The rage of Hell) from The Magic Flute8 LEONTYNE PRICE Ritorna vincitor (Return victorious) from Aida9 MIRELLA FRENI Mi chiamano Mimì (They call me Mimì) from La bohème10 DAWN UPSHAW Deh vieni, non tardar (Ah come, do not delay) from The Marriage of Figaro11 ELLY AMELING Piangerò la sorte mia (I will weep at my fate) from Julius Caesar12 RENATA SCOTTO Donde lieta (Gladly I used to come forth) from La bohème13 EMMA KIRKBY Ruhe sanft (Rest gently) from Zaide14 LEONA MITCHELL Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta’s dream) from La rondine15 ANNA NETREBKO Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß (My lips kiss with such fire) from Judith
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This symphony has established itself as one of the most popular of all Russian orchestral works.The Second is Rachmaninoff’s only symphony to date from the years of his full-blown Romantic style. At a little more than 60 minutes, it is as expansive as the symphonies of his contemporaries Mahler and Elgar, but it is not of their kin – it is more direct in its expressive ambitions; the boldness of its profile and intensity of feeling, marking the work of a profoundly original mind.This work was performed as a part of the MSO Live Series: featuring the internationally acclaimed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tadaaki Otaka.Track Listing:SERGE RACHMANINOFF 1873-1943Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 271 I. Largo – Allegro moderato2 II. Allegro molto3 III. Adagio4 IV. Allegro vivaceMelbourne Symphony OrchestraTadaaki Otaka conductorRECORDED LIVE IN THE MELBOURNE TOWN HALL, JULY 2010
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A German Requiem, Brahms’s greatest choral work, is also one of his most personal and revealing compositions. A work of melting radiance which fuses stoic resignation with a personal affirmation in God's grace."It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does." - Clara SchumannThis brand new studio recording, performed by renowned soloists Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass-baritone) and Nicole Car (soprano) alongside the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch, is not to be missed.Track Listing:JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen (Blessed are they that mourn)ChorusII. Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras (For all flesh is like grass)ChorusIII. Herr, lehre doch mich (Lord, teach me)Baritone and ChorusIV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (How lovely are your dwellings)ChorusV. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (You are sad now)Soprano and ChorusVI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (For we have here no lasting home)Baritone and ChorusVII. Selig sind die Toten (Blessed are the dead)Chorus
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ABC Classics presents Schubert’s much-loved ‘Trout’ Quintet, one of the most popular chamber music pieces of all time.Schubert, inspired by the surroundings of a summer trip in the Austrian Alps, used material from his earlier song ‘Die Forelle’ (’The Trout’, D550) as the basis for this Quintet. Composed in five movements, the ‘Trout’ is unusual in its scoring: rather than the usual piano quintet line-up of piano and string quartet, the quintet is written for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. The resulting transparency of texture and infectious melodies instantly bring to mind the calm serenity of summer mountain air and the ‘darting’ piano accompaniment in the fourth movement vividly conjures up that wriggling trout!Also included on this disc is the stunning Notturno, performed by the Seraphim Trio. Track Listing:FRANZ SCHUBERTPiano Quintet In A major, D667 "Trout"I. Allegro VivaceII. AndanteIII. Scherzo: PrestoIV. Theme with Variations (Andantino – Allegretto)V. Finale (Allegro giusto)Notturno (Nocturne) for piano trio in E-flat major, D897  
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The music on this album is Joseph Tawadros’ most significant undertaking to date.An album inspired by the movement, silence, energy and freedom of the sea. To stand free hypnotized by the ‘sleepless mother’, to be caressed by its gentleness, to resonate with its roar and be lost in the wind, to travel while still, to dream while awake...Resonating the great poet Kahlil Gibran’s words and thoughts of ‘The Greater Sea’, Tawadros has composed a complete quartet and solo orchestral work that intertwines and drifts from one, to another, like the current of water itself. Starring on the Oud – an instrument that entrances and wraps the listener in its ancient magic, Tawadros is joined by the equally enchanting Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra as well as his latest ensemble including James Tawadros, Chris Moore and Matt McMahon.Track Listing:1 The Greater Sea2 Rose3 Twilight of Memory4 Epiphany5 Sleepless Mother6 Boundless7 Seafarer8 Oasis9 The Wind Prelude10 Heart of Rose11 The Procession12 Upon The Wind13 Ebb and Flow14 Remember15 Departure16 ExistenceArtists:Joseph Tawadros OudRichard Tognetti Violinand The Australian Chamber OrchestraJames Tawadros Req, BendirChris Moore ViolaMatt McMahon Piano
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Following the success of the Essential Trumpet, Violin, Guitar and Piano single CDs, ABC Classics is proud to present the Essential Instrument Collection. A beautiful boxset of 8CDs filled with over 10 hours of music of your favourite solo instrumental music! Essential Trumpet It is the instrument that sets an ensemble alight, its brilliant tone soaring high over orchestras and jazz groups alike. Now, The Essential Trumpet captures all those scintillating moments – a classical greatest hits collection in the tradition of The Essential Piano, Guitar and Violin. Hear why composers from Handel to Mahler have used the trumpet to herald the entry into heaven, and why its greatest players occupy a hallowed place among the world’s virtuoso instrumentalists. Essential Violin Most of the world’s famous composers have found a special place in their hearts for the violin. This 2CD collection presents a kind of classical ‘greatest hits’ written for this very popular instrument! From the haunting qualities of The Lark Ascending to the rich yet intimate character of Bach’s unaccompanied sonatas, this is an album which will be cherished by all whose love this resonant, versatile instrument. Dazzling virtuosity sits alongside exquisite, lingering melodies such as the Meditation from Thaïs. Featuring stunning performances from such artists as Richard Tognetti, Adele Anthony, Dene Olding, Niki Vasilakis and many more… Essential Guitar From the electric passion of flamenco to the haunting Cavatina from The Deer Hunter, the guitar touches us in a way no other instrument can. This double album of classic guitar music, both original compositions and arrangements by some of the world's finest guitar virtuosi, reveals the many sides of the guitar's personality. Supremely elegant or steamily sensual, flamboyantly virtuosic or eloquently lyrical, The Essential Guitar is essential listening. Essential Piano Most of us at one time or another have been compelled to undertake piano lessons, with varying degrees of success and enjoyment! This double CD of popular classics will bring back all the memories to delight and entrance listeners. In amongst themore traditional classical “hits” such as Beethoven's Fur Elise, Debussy's Clair de Lune and Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, you will encounter such gems as Jessica's Theme from The Man From Snowy River, Gershwin's I Got Rhythm and Scott Joplin's The Entertainer. There is something for everyone on this 2CD extravaganza of more than two and a half hours of popular classics. 
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Declassified welds the timeless art of twelve classic compositions with contemporary music genres featuring contemporary instruments. The resulting synthesis is explosive: undeniably original, yet retaining the integrity and aesthetic appeal of the original. Track Listing: 1. GYMNOPÉDIE #1 from Trois Gymnopédies Erik SATIE 2. JUPITER from The Planets Suite for Large Orchestra Op.32 Gustav HOLST 3. LARGO from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor From The New World, Antonín DVOŘÁK 4. SONATA PATHÉTIQUE Piano Sonata No. 8 in Cm Op. 13 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN 5. VESTI LA GIUBBA from "I Pagliacci", Ruggiero LEONCAVALLO 6. ADAGIO FOR STRINGS Samuel BARBER (Pub. G. Schirmer Music) 7. GOLLIWOG"S CAKEWALK from Children's Corner, Achille-Claude DEBUSSY 8. PRELUDE II from Three Preludes for Piano, George GERSHWIN 9. BADINERIE from Suite for Strings, Arcangelo CORELLI 10. AQUARIUM from The Carnival Or The Animals, Charles Camille SAINT-SAËNS 11. ASTURIAS (LEYENDA) from Suite Española No. 5 Op. 47, Isaac Manuel Francisco ALBÉNIZ 12. ROMANCE from LIEUTENANT KIJÉ Symphonic Suite Op.60 Serfe PROKOFIEFF