Newsletter Signup

Become a ABC Music VIP Newsletter subscriber for all the latest ABC Music artist and label news!

ABC Classics

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

ABC Music operates under the commercial arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with all profits made going back into funding the great content the ABC is known for.

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.

Release
Introducing a new series on the ABC Classics label! ‘The Great Symphonies’ begins with Dvorak’s sublime New World Symphony in a magnificent new recording by Tadaaki Otaka and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.   Track Listing: I. Adagio — Allegro molto II. Largo III. Scherzo: Molto vivace IV. Allegro con fuoco   ISBN / Catalogue Number: 4764598  
Release
Every line, every note of Bach is a miracle: perfect in its intimate detail, perfect in the grandeur of its vision. His Brandenburg Concertos are masterpieces of orchestral colour, and this landmark recording by the Orchestra of the Antipodes on period instruments brings out all the warmth and beauty of the real Baroque sound. Track Listing:   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)   CD 1 Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046 1 I. (Allegro) 2 II. Adagio 3 III. Allegro 4 IV. Menuett - Trio - Polonaise - Menuett - Trio   Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 5 I. (Allegro) 6 II. Adagio 7 III. Allegro   Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050 8 I. Allegro 9 II. Affetuoso 10 III. Allegro   Sinfonias 11 BWV 29 – Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir 12 BWV 156 – Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe 13 BWV 75 14 BWV 42 – Am Abend aber desselbingen Sabbats   CD 2 Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051 1 I. (Allegro) 2 II. Adagio ma non tanto 3 III. Allegro   Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 4 I. Allegro 5 II. Andante 6 III. Presto   Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 7 I. (Allegro) 8 II. Andante 9 III. Allegro assai   Sinfonias 10 BWV 174 – Ich liebe den Hochsten von ganzem Gemute 11 BWV 21 – Ich hatte viel Bekummernis 12 BWV 106 – Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit 13 BWV 182 – Himmelskonig, sei willkommen   ISBN / Catalogue Number: 4761923   
Release
Toward the end of his life Mozart composed a miracle even by his own lofty standards – three immortal symphonies that emerged within the period of just a few weeks in the summer of 1788. Virtually unknown and probably unperformed during Mozart’s lifetime, the Symphonies Nos 39-41 remain at the pinnacle of orchestral music, filled with equal measures of joie-de-vivre and profound insight. The G minor Symphony No 40 with its familiar, turbulent opening theme often tops polls as Mozart’s most popular orchestral work, while the sheer emotional scale of the ’Jupiter’ Symphony No 41 more than lives up to its imposing nickname. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has always specialised in the performance of Mozart’s music, and under conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing these Mozart masterpieces continue to astonish with their invention and beauty. Track Listing: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 1-4. Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, KV 543 I. Adagio - Allegro II. Andante con moto III. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio IV. Finale: Allegro 5-8. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV 550 I. Molto allegro II. Andante III. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio IV. Allegro assai 9-12. Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV 551 'Jupiter' I. Allegro vivace II. Andante cantibile III. Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio IV. Molto allegro  
Release
There are few pieces of music that are more instantly recogniseable than ‘Morning Mood’ and ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ from Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. But everything in the two complete orchestral suites from which they derive is equally stunning and in this all-new recording by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing they are coupled with the equally-popular Holberg Suite and the beautiful Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – composed in honour of the Norwegian composer’s jubilee wedding anniversary. For the novice there is no better introduction to classical music, and for the old hand these dynamic performances reveal new insights into this timeless music.Track Listing:Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning MoodPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: II. Death of AsePeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: III. Anitra's SongPeer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain KingPeer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: I. Abduction and Ingrid's LamentPeer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: II. Arab DancePeer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: III. Peer Gynt's HomecomingPeer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: IV. Solveig's SongHolberg Suite, Op. 40: I. PreludeHolberg Suite, Op. 40: II. SarabandeHolberg Suite, Op. 40: III. GavotteHolberg Suite, Op. 40: IV. AirHolberg Suite, Op. 40: V. RigaudonWedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65
Release
Patrick Thomas is a revered figure in Australian music – only the second Australian-born conductor to become the Chief Conductor of a state symphony orchestra and a man famed for his ability to fill in at short notice when cancellations occurred. And as this ground-breaking 8CD set demonstrates, the breadth of his repertoire was breathtaking, spanning from Palestrina through to contemporary Australian music, all of it delivered with panache and a meticulous sense of detail. Australian Masters: Patrick Thomas features the Brisbane-born conductor in recordings with all six Australian state orchestras and with 40 different composers and arrangers represented. A worthy tribute to a truly great Australian musician. Track Listing: CD1 - A GRAND TOUR CD2 - A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME CD3 - VAUGHAN WILLIAMS CD4 - OPERATIC AND CHORAL SHOWPIECES CD5 - MARCHES AND OVERTURES CD6 - CONCERTOS CD7 - CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE CD8 - AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS 
Release
ABC Music is releasing a series of 1CD compilations just in time for Fathers Day. Whether it’s Dad Likes Country, Rock, Classical or Celtic, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for Dad. Track Listing: 1 Orff - Carmina Burana - O fortuna 2 Rossini - William Tell Overture (excerpt) 3 Verdi - Rigoletto - La donna e mobile 4 Khachaturian - Spartacus - Adagio 5 Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - Capulets and Montagues 6 Bach - Toccata in D minor, BWV565 7 Handel - Zadok the Priest 8 Alford - Colonel Bogey 9 Charpentier - Te Deum - Prelude 10 Williams - Raiders of the Lost Ark 11 Puccini - Turandot - Nessun dorma 12 Coates - Dam Busters March 13 Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, First movt 14 Elgar - Enigma Variations - Nimrod 15 Bizet - Pearl Fishers - In the depths of the temple 16 Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries 17 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto (excerpt) 18 Clarke - The Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Voluntary) 19 Dreyfus - Rush 20 Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture (excerpt)  
Release
Music for every moment of Dad’s day, from classical through to world music, and meditations for the end of a busy week. 
Release
Over five hours of the classical hits you know and love from your favourite films. Track Listing: Amélie • American Gigolo • A Clockwork Orange • A Fish Called Wanda • A Room with a View • Angela’s Ashes • Apocalypse Now • Brassed Off • Bridget Jones’ Diary Captain Corelli’s Mandolin • Chariots of Fire • Clear and Present Danger • Crush Dangerous Liaisons • Dead Poets Society • Die Hard 2 • Diva • 8½ • Excalibur Face/Off • Fantasia • Fearless • Forrest Gump • Four Weddings and a Funeral Gallipoli • Immortal Beloved • LA Confidential • Licence to Kill • Lorenzo’s Oil Master and Commander • Minority Report • My Beautiful Laundrette • My Brilliant Career • Natural Born Killers • Ordinary People • Out of Africa • Platoon • Prizzi’s Honour • Rollerball • Romper Stomper • Rosemary’s Baby • Sophie’s Choice Soylent Green • Strictly Ballroom • Ten • The Age of Innocence • The American President • The Big Lebowski • The Blues Brothers • The Godfather III The Great Dictator • The Lost World: Jurassic Park • The Pianist • The Power of One • The Spy Who Loved Me • The Thin Red Line • Titanic • Toy Story 2 Trainspotting • Truly, Madly, Deeply • Welcome to Sarajevo • and many more! 
Release
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 
Release
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  
Release
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  
Release
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