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The best of the best from David’s five chart-topping albums.   I'll Find My Way Home Crying Have I Told You Lately? Speak Softly Love from The Godfather Wicked Game The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha Raglan Road Everybody Hurts Fields of Gold O Waly, Waly Where Do I Begin from Love Story Superman (It’s Not Easy) Poor Wayfaring Stranger Loch Lomond It's Only Rain Till There Was You The Last Rose of Summer 
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Timeless melodies from Ireland, Scotland and Wales that will stay in your heart forever. Haunting melodies, voices clear as spring water and rich as earth itself, silver notes pouring from the strings of harp and guitar, ancient fiddle tunes, rollicking reels and jigs – this double album will transport you to a Celtic paradise.   ARTISTS:   Mary Black, Annalisa Kerrigan, Nollaig Casey, Chris Duncan, Súnas, Stockton’s Wing and David Hobson   Track Listing:   CD1 1 Bushes and Briars 2 Pearlin’ Peggie’s Bonnie 3 Erin Shore 4 The Landlord’s Walk Set (The Landlord’s Walk / The Wise Maiden) 5 Three Jigs (The Gander in the Pratie Hole / The Donnybrook Boy / The Queen of the Rushes) 6 The Cradle Song 7 Brian Boru’s March 8 She Moved through the Fair 9 Fhir an Bhata (The Boatman) 10 Marni Swanson of the Grey Coast 11 The Humours of Clonmult 12 Mo Rùn Geal Dìleas (My Faithful Fair One) 13 P Stands for Paddy 14 Water Shore Sound 15 The Old Turf Fire 16 Scarce o’ Tatties 17 Skye Boat Song 18 An Eriskay Love Lilt 19 Raglan Road 20 The Holy Ground CD2 1 Crabbit Shona Set (Crabbit Shona / Major Montgomerie’s Quick Step, The Southwest Bridge 2 Wild Mountain Thyme 3 Lady Caroline 4 Tra Bo Dau (While Our Two Hearts Remain) 5 I Will Lay Ye Doon Love 6 Farewell to Nigg Set (Farewell to Nigg / Paddy’s Leather Breeches / The Fyrish Reel) 7 Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy) 8 The Bonnie Lass o’ Bon-Accord Set (The Bonnie Lass o’ Bon-Accord / Tulchan Lodge / The Cameron Highlanders) 9 Carrigdhoun 10 My Lagan Love 11 The Haggis Set (What Care I for the Minister / The Haggis) 12 Crooked Jack 13 The Cliffs of Dooneen 14 The Wexford Carol 15 Morning Has Broken 16 The Harp That Once through Tara’s Halls 17 Peggy Gordon 18 A Stór Mo Chroi (My Heart’s Darling) 19 The Highlandman Set (The Wedding Ring / The Highlandman Kissed His Mother) 20 The Minstrel Boy  
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ARIA-winner Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the great songs of Schubert and Brahms accompanied by the Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, plus rare recordings, live from Huntington Festival and in the studio with the Australian String Quartet.   Track Listing:   DETLEV GLANERT b. 1960, after JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897 1-9 Four Preludes and Serious Songs FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828 orch. MAX REGER 1873-1916 10 Erlkönig (The Erl-King) JOHANNES BRAHMS 1833-1897 Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45 11 III. Herr, lehre doch mich (Lord, make me to know mine end) 12 VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt (For here we have no lasting home) FRANZ SCHUBERT 1797-1828 13 An die Musik (To Music), D547 14 Erlkönig (The Erl-King), D328 15 Die Forelle (The Trout), D550 16 Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post), from Schwanengesang (Swansong), D957 SAMUEL BARBER 1910-1981 17 Dover Beach, Op. 3  
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“Rach 3”, as it is affectionately dubbed, is featured in the Academy Award-winning film Shine. It’s definitely one of the most technically demanding and virtuosic concertos written for the instrument, with haunting melodies and electrifying transformations of mood.   Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto, a tour-de-force of the genre, with piano and orchestra intimately entwined, is no less awe-inspiring. These breathtaking performances are given by prize-winners from the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition.   Track Listing:   SERGE RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 Alexander Lubiantsev piano Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 John Chen piano Sydney Symphony János Fürst conductor       .
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Track Listing:   GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 10 (Deryck Cooke completion) I. Andante – Adagio II. Scherzo III. Purgatorio. Allegro moderato IV. Scherzo. Nicht zu schnell V. Finale. Langsam, schwer 
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Birralee Blokes is a dynamic ensemble of young men whose love for singing has captivated audiences around Australia. They won the hearts of millions of viewers with their amazing performance on the TV show “Battle of the Choirs”.   This collection of songs from many parts of the world speaks of heroes, aspirations, cherished homelands, beliefs and love. Dedicated to adventurer Andrew McAuley, the words of the title track Towards Infinity capture his spirit of adventure and his courage, much like the Blokes...   Track Listing:   And I’ll Kiss Thee Yet Fergus an’ Molly Betelehemu (Nigerian Christmas Song) MLK Towards Infinity Another Song About the Land My Heart’s in the Highlands Finnan Haddie Mantra for the Y Generation Living with Shadows In Monte Oliveti (On Mount Olivet) Tristis est anima mea (My soul is sorrowful) Lament of a Fisherman’s Wife Plavno Slovo She Moved Through the Fair Huron Carol Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Blow the Candles Out 
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A glittering evening celebrating fifty years of inspired and inspiring nights at the opera. Hosted by Anthony Warlow, the all-star cast features Yvonne Kenny, Elizabeth Connell, Lisa Gasteen, Emma Matthews, Peter Coleman-Wright, Michael Lewis, John Wegner, Rosario La Spina and many more.   Showstopping arias, ensembles and choruses from Australia’s favourite operas, including Rigoletto, La bohème, The Merry Widow, The Magic Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tristan and Isolde.   Track Listing:   PROKOFIEV War and Peace: Overture (excerpt) MOZART The Magic Flute: Hm hm hm hm (Act I Quintet) VERDI Rigoletto: La donna è mobile; Un dì, se ben rammentomi (Act III Quartet) VERDI Nabucco: Va, pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Ha! Welch’ ein Augenblick ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers: Dite chi è quella femina (Act I Finale) OFFENBACH The Tales of Hoffmann: Scintille, diamant; Les oiseaux dans la charmille (The Doll Song) HADDOCK Madeline Lee: It’s here – my plane! WAGNER Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle (Elizabeth’s Aria) LÉHAR The Merry Widow: Vilja PUCCINI La bohème: Quando m’en vo WAGNER Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod VERDI Falstaff: Tutto nel mondo è burla (Act III Finale) BRITTEN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Now until the break of day 
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East meets West, and a young woman caught between the two is faced with an impossible choice. Puccini’s soaring melodies perfectly capture the shining hopes of young love and the agony of trust betrayed, as the Japanese girl Butterfly discovers that her American naval officer husband has abandoned her, and now intends to take their child away from her forever.   Featuring Cheryl Barker, Jay Hunter Morris, Douglas McNicol, Ingrid Silveus and Graeme Macfarlane With the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Summers Directed by Moffatt Oxenbould 
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Slava & Leonard, Joseph & James -- one super group, two sets of siblings, and four internationally acclaimed musicians: this brotherly collaboration displays sibling revelry at its best.   Regarded as two of Australia's finest classical guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan join Joseph Tawadros, master of the oud, and James Tawadros, world-class percussionist specialising on the req, an Egyptian tambourine, to perform a repertoire that crosses cultural and stylistic barriers… from world music, to jazz, to classical and traditional.   A must-have album, for all!   Track Listing:   Anubis Journey Ten Ten Req Solo – Freo Intro Freo Sahara Blackbird Moon Beam Lucca Performers/Instruments: Slava Grigoryan – Classical Guitar, Guitar Synth Leonard Grigoryan – Classical, Electric and 12 String Guitars Joseph Tawadros – Oud, Violin James Tawadros – Bendir, Cajon, Req 
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Camille Saint-Saens was one of the finest French composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The pieces on this double CD span the period 1863-1910 and are a musical snapshot of an age of elegance and style. From the well-known and well-loved “The Swan” to the lesser-known gem “The Muse and the Poet”, this album shows Saint-Saens’ mastery of the piano trio form.   Track Listing:   SAINT-SAËNS CD1 Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92 Piano Trio in E-flat major, after Septet, Op. 65 La Muse et le Poète (The Muse and the Poet), Op. 132 Le Cygne (The Swan), from Le carnaval des animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) CD2 Piano Trio No. 1 in F major, Op. 18 Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32 Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 The Australian Trio: Donald Hazelwood violin Fenella Gill cello Michael Brimer piano