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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  
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Bryn’s early recording of the immortal Schubert song cycle that left the critics grasping for superlatives and launched him into superstardom.   Track Listing: 1 Liebesbotschaft (Love’s Message) 2 Kriegers Ahnung (Warrior’s Foreboding) 3 Frühlingssehnsucht (Spring Longing) 4 Ständchen (Serenade) 5 Aufenthalt (Resting Place) 6 In der Ferne (Far Away) 7 Abschied (Farewell) 8 Der Atlas (Atlas) 9 Ihr Bild (Her Picture) 10 Das Fischermädchen (The Fisher Maiden) 11 Die Stadt (The Town) 12 Am Meer (By the Sea) 13 Der Doppelgänger (The Wraith) 14 Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) Bryn Terfel baritone Malcolm Martineau piano  
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Classic arias sent soaring by the heavenly voice of the aria-award winning soprano, Sara Macliver.   Track Listing: 1 Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson 2 Arne: The glitt’ring Sun from Cantata V: The Morning 3 Giacomelli / Vivaldi: Sposa son disprezzata (I am a wife scorned) from Bajazet 4 JS Bach: Mein gläubiges Herze (My believing heart) from Cantata No. 68 5 Purcell: Hark! The Echoing Air from The Fairy Queen 6 Handel: Angels, Ever Bright and Fair from Theodora 7 Purcell: Evening Hymn 8 JS Bach: Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze) from Cantata No. 208 9 Giordani: Caro mio ben (My dear one) 10 Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord) from Solemn Vespers of a Confessor 11 Mozart: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Rest gently, my dear one) from Zaide 12 Haydn: Al tuo sen fortunato (To your joyous breast) from L’anima del filosofo 13 Fauré: Pie Jesu from Requiem 14 Ravel: Song of the Pistachio Harvesters from Five Popular Greek Melodies 15 Canteloube: Bailèro from Songs of the Auvergne 16 Bernstein: Somewhere from West Side Story 17 Bowman: Crossing the Bar 18 Mitchell: Both Sides Now