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Bespoke Classics: New Classics for Cool Dads

Modern music for the modern man.

ABC Classics presents Bespoke Classics: New Classics for Cool Dads. Featuring the very best new music and a handful of the old, this hand-picked collection of classics is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the modern man – in all his variation and complexity.

There’s no ‘right’ way to be a dad in 2018, just like there is no ‘right’ music to listen to. This compilation blurs the lines between genres and traditions, never burdened by the weight of the past and instead forging a new path. Neo-classical, post-classical, chilled classics, contemporary music – call it what you want, it’s undeniably cool and modern.

Featuring new school masters such as Einaudi, Glass, Michael Nyman, Arvo Part and Yann Tiersen, plus old school favourites by Debussy, Bach, Schubert, this is the perfect compilation for the fathers in your life.

This isn’t your dad’s classical music – it’s yours.



1 EINAUDI I giorni

2 PELĒCIS Concertino bianco: II. Con venerazione

3 KATS-CHERNIN Tuesday Suit

4 WESTLAKE Hinchinbrook Riffs

5 VASKS Cantabile


7 CHAN Forever #1

8 GLASS Metamorphosis No. 3

9 ABBOTT Re-Echo

10 DEBUSSY Clair de lune

11 BARBER Adagio for Strings (Original string quartet version)

12 KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria

13 BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. Prelude


1 NYMAN The Piano: Here to There

2 KATS-CHERNIN Unsent Love Letters

3 VINE Knips in Brixton

4 BADALAMENTI Twin Peaks: Falling

5 GÓRECKI Three Pieces in Olden Style: No. 1

6 WILLIAMS Escapades: I. Closing In

7 BOULANGER Nocturne

8 SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat major


10 PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel

11 PELĒCIS All in the Past

12 TIERSEN The Argument from Amélie

13 FALCONIERI Ciaccona

14 BACH Prelude in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier

15 GLASS Opening

16 HINDSON Technologic 135: III. Cantabile

17 ORTIZ Recercada segunda

Artists include:

Slava Grigoryan guitar • Amy Dickson saxophone

Genevieve Lacey recorder • James Crabb accordion

Sally Maer and Umberto Clerici cello • Claire Edwardes percussion

Sally Whitwell, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Roger Woodward piano

Goldner String Quartet • Nat Bartsch Trio

Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.