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Classic 100 Concerto

What is the one concerto you cannot live without? This question was asked of the Australian public through a poll by ABC Classic FM and the result is this collection - the Classic 100 Concerto. Over nine hours of music on 8CDs, this definitive set includes legendary performances by some of the greatest Australian and international artists ever captured on vinyl, as well as new releases never before available on CD.

Track Listing VOL. I CD1

  1. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco moto; Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  2. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato; Alexander Lubiantsev piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, János Fürst conductor
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo; Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Halstead conductor
  4. MAX BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico); Niki Vasilakis violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  5. EDWARD ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio – Moderato; Li-Wei cello, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite conductor
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, KV622: II. Adagio; Craig Hill basset clarinet, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  7. JOAQUÍN RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio; Slava Grigoryan guitar, The Queensland Orchestra (Alexa Murray solo cor anglais), Brett Kelly conductor
  8. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043: I. Vivace; Richard Tognetti violin I, Helena Rathbone violin II, Australian Chamber Orchestra
  9. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (excerpt); Simon Tedeschi piano, The Queensland Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  10. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: I. Allegro ma non troppo (excerpt); Roberto Cominati piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor

VOL. I CD2

  1. EDVARD GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato; Simon Tedeschi piano, The Queensland Orchestra, Richard Bonynge conductor
  2. FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace; Niki Vasilakis violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  3. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV467 'Elvira Madigan': II. Andante; Vera Kameneva piano, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood conductor
  4. ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro (excerpt); Li-Wei cello, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor
  5. JEAN SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto; Jascha Heifetz violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham conductor
  6. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto; Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  7. JOHANNES BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace; Yehudi Menuhin violin, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler conductor
  8. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: III. Allegro vivacissimo (excerpt); Jascha Heifetz violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor
  9. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, Op. 56 'Triple': I. Allegro (excerpt); Ricardo Odnoposoff violin, Stefan Auber cello, Angelica Morales piano, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Felix Weingartner conductor
  10. JOHANNES BRAHMSPiano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83: II. Allegro appassionato; Vladimir Horowitz piano, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini conductor

VOL. I CD3

  1. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Concerto for flute and harp in C major, KV299: II. Andantino; Geoffrey Collins flute, Suzanne Handel harp, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer conductor
  2. JOSEPH HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, Hob. Vlle:1: III. Allegro; Geoffrey Payne trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász conductor
  3. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance (excerpt); Mieczyslaw Horszowsky piano, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Hans Swarowsky conductor
  4. JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo (excerpt); Artur Schnabel piano, London Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell conductor
  5. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV1048: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Horn Concerto 'No. 4' in E-flat major, KV495: III. Rondo: Allegro vivace; Lin Jiang horn, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell conductor
  7. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, KV488: II. Adagio; Simon Tedeschi piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Briger conductor
  8. MAURICE RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major: III. Presto; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli piano, RAI Symphony Orchestra Turin, Nino Sanzogno conductor
  9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV466: II. Romanze; Walter Gieseking piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hans Rosbaud conductor
  10. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050:I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  11. ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso; Dinu Lipatti piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan conductor
  12. SEAN O'BOYLE and WILLIAM BARTON Concerto for Didgeridoo: II. Wind; William Barton didgeridoo, The Queensland Orchestra, Sean O'Boyle conductor
  13. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in E major, RV269 'Spring' from The Four Seasons: I. Allegro; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  14. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace (excerpt); Alfred Cortot piano, unnamed orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor

VOL. I CD4

  1. EDWARD ELGAR Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: III. Allegro molto (excerpt); Jascha Heifetz violin, London Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent conductor
  2. TOMASO ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2 (R454): II. Adagio; Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio (excerpt); Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  4. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in F minor, RV297 'Winter' from The Four Seasons: I. Allegro non molto; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  5. ANTONIO VIVALDI Violin Concerto in G minor, RV315 'Summer' from The Four Seasons: III. Presto; Elizabeth Wallfisch Baroque violin, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer director
  6. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV491: I. Allegro (excerpt); Solomon piano, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges conductor
  7. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: I. Allegro; Cristina Ortiz piano, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  8. PHILIP GLASS Violin Concerto: I. = 104 – = 120; Gidon Kremer violin, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
  9. JOSEPH HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1: II. Adagio; Sally Maer cello, Sinfonia Australis, William Motzing conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola in E-flat major, KV364: II. Andante; Iona Brown violin and director, Joseph Suk viola, Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  11. NICOLÒ PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6: II. Adagio espressivo; Adele Anthony violin, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Shalom Ronly-Riklis conductor
  12. RICHARD ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto; Isador Goodman piano, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas conductor

VOL. II CD1

  1. GEORGE GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt); George Gershwin piano, Paul Whiteman Concert Orchestra, Nathaniel Shilkret conductor
  2. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, KV595: III. Allegro; Géza Anda piano and conductor, Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum
  3. JOHANNES BRAHMS Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, Op. 102: II. Andante; Jascha Heifetz violin, Emanuel Feuermann cello, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conductor
  4. VICTOR DAVIES Mennonite Piano Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 1): III. Rondo/Scherzo; Irmgard Baerg piano, London Symphony Orchestra, Boris Brott conductor
  5. GEORGE GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F major: III. Allegro con brio; Roy Bargy piano, Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  6. JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto in E major: II. Andante; Geoffrey Payne trumpet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász conductor
  7. CARL MARIA VON WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: II. Adagio; Karl Leister clarinet, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik conductor
  8. BÉLA BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra: IV. Intermezzo interrotto; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki conductor
  9. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, KV216: II. Adagio; Arthur Grumiaux violin, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis conductor
  10. ROSS EDWARDS Maninyas – Concerto for violin and orchestra: III. Maninya II (Ecstatic – Remote); Dene Olding violin, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Stuart Challender conductor
  11. HENRY LITOLFF Concerto Symphonique No. 4 in D minor, Op. 102: II. Scherzo; Ian Munro piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn conductor
  12. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22: III. Presto; Benno Moiseiwitsch piano, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Basil Cameron conductor
  13. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor, BWV1060: III. Allegro; Diana Doherty oboe, Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra

VOL. II CD2

  1. GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Harp Concerto in B-flat major, HWV294: I. Andante allegro; Ursula Holliger harp, I Musici
  2. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV1049: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  3. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando (excerpt); Gerard Willems piano, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, KV482: II. Andante; Rudolf Serkin piano, Perpignan Festival Orchestra, Pablo Casals conductor
  5. SERGE RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: 18th Variation; Ayako Uehara piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  6. OSKAR RIEDING Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato; Michelle Kelly violin, Sally Whitwell piano
  7. PYOTR IL'YICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44: III. Allegro con fuoco; Noel Mewton-Wood piano, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr conductor
  8. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending (excerpt); Dimity Hall violin, Sinfonia Australis, Antony Walker conductor
  9. SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14: III. Presto in moto perpetuo; Dene Olding violin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Hiroyuki Iwaki conductor
  10. BENEDETTO MARCELLO Concerto for oboe, strings and continuo in D minor: II. Adagio; Diana Doherty oboe, Sinfonia Australis
  11. ANTONIO VIVALDI Flute Concerto No. 3 in D major, RV428 'Il gardellino' (The Goldfinch): I. Allegro; Paul Curtis flute, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David McBride conductor
  12. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV1047: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  13. ALBAN BERG Violin Concerto: I. Andante – Allegro (excerpt); Joseph Szigeti violin, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos conductor

VOL. II CD3

  1. JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 85: II. Larghetto; Artur Balsam piano, Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Otto Ackermann conductor
  2. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107: I. Allegretto; Heinrich Schiff cello, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich conductor
  3. ANTONIO VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major, RV93: II. Largo; Eduardo Fernández guitar, English Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm conductor
  4. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, KV271 'Jeunehomme': III. Rondo: Presto – Menuetto – Presto; Wilhelm Kempff piano, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Karl Münchinger conductor
  5. SERGEI PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26: I. Andante – Allegro; Olivier Cazal piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  6. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77: IV. Burlesca. Allegro con brio; Boris Belkin violin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  7. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042: III. Allegro assai; Richard Tognetti violin, Australian Chamber Orchestra
  8. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Horn Concerto 'No. 1' in D major, KV412: I. Allegro; Lin Jiang horn, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Barry Tuckwell conductor
  9. GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Concerto for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore in E major: I. Andante; Stephen Preston flute, Clare Shanks oboe d'amore, Monica Huggett viola d'amore, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Oboe Concerto in C major, KV314: II. Adagio non troppo; Pierre Pierlot oboe, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Arthur Goldschmidt conductor
  11. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV1051: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  12. MAX BRUCH Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46: I. Introduction: Grave – Adagio cantabile; Jascha Heifetz violin, RCA Victor Orchestra, William Steinberg conductor
  13. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV1052: I. Allegro; Edwin Fischer piano and conductor, Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra

VOL. II CD4

  1. ALEKSANDR GLAZUNOV Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 109 (excerpt); Eugène Rousseau saxophone, Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, Paul Kuentz conductor
  2. JOSEPH HAYDN Cello Concerto in D major, Hob. VIIb:2: II. Adagio; Guilhermina Suggia cello, unnamed orchestra, John Barbirolli conductor
  3. ERICH KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35: I. Moderato nobile; Chantal Juillet violin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Mauceri conductor
  4. FRANZ LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S124: I. Allegro maestoso; Duncan Gifford piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel conductor
  5. ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for two trumpets in C major, RV537: I. Allegro; Mark Bennett trumpet I, Michael Harrison trumpet II, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock conductor
  6. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV1046: I. Allegro; Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor
  7. ROSS EDWARDS Oboe Concerto: Love Duet; Diana Doherty oboe, Alexandre Oguey cor anglais,Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer conductor
  8. MAURO GIULIANI Guitar Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 30: II. Andantino (Siciliano); Pepe Romero guitar, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner conductor
  9. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian': III. Molto allegro; Duncan Gifford piano, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing conductor
  10. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, KV191: III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto; Leonard Sharrow bassoon, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini conductor
  11. DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No. 1 for piano, trumpet and strings in C minor, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato – Allegro vivace – Allegretto – Allegro – Moderato; Noel Mewton-Wood piano, Harry Sevenstern trumpet,Concerto Hall Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr conductor
  12. GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN Concerto for viola, strings and basso continuo in G major: I. Largo; Florian Deuter viola, Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel conductor
  13. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto in F minor: III. Finale (Rondo alla tedesca); Peter Whish-Wilson tuba, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Stanhope conductor
  14. CARL VINE Piano Concerto: II. ; Michael Kieran Harvey piano, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conductor
  15. ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for two mandolins in G major, RV532: II. Andante; Slava Grigoryan, Leonard Grigoryan guitars, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey conductor

Released: 2007

Release
ABC Jazz is excited to announce the very first commercial release of a recording by Paul Cutlan's Coltrane Project, including a complete performance of John Coltrane's unfathomable masterpiece, Ascension.   The Coltrane Project was formed by Paul Cutlan and John Mackey as a one-off tribute concert in 1997 to mark the 30th anniversary of Coltrane's death. Gathering together some of Australia's finest improvisers, the popularity of the concept and the transformative energy of the ensemble has seen it regroup for a number of very special shows over the years, unique gatherings, never to be repeated, and never to be heard beyond those lucky few in the room - until now.    This release chronicles the highpoint of the project, when the ensemble swelled to 10 people in order to perform Ascension, that gigantic opus of Coltrane’s late repertoire, at the Side On Café in Annandale, in Sydney's inner-west.    "To me," says Cutlan, "Coltrane has always represented many things: an unreachably high standard of saxophone playing, the complexity and mystery of his harmonic and technical innovations, the inspiration of his untiring quest to always be better, to always be searching for greater spiritual and technical modes of expression, and an honest, human, universal quality which inspires my own efforts to discover what makes me unique and worthwhile as a musician."   Recorded for Radio National's Live on Stage program, this concert featured two sets: the first featured a sextet of Adam Ponting (piano), Steve Elphick and Steve Arié (basses), Toby Hall (drums), Andrew Robson (alto sax) and Paul Cutlan on tenor sax, bass clarinet and E-flat clarinet, performing both Coltrane compositions and originals by members of the project inspired by Coltrane’s output.    This gig began with Cutlan's own Blue Step, a piece in the style of Coltrane Plays the Blues, fused with a progression from his iconic Giant Steps. Equinox follows in a minor key with a slower, moodier blues: it gives the two basses plenty of space to interact, blending with bass clarinet. Then the key shifts up a semitone, unleashing a searing alto sax solo from Andrew Robson, before sinking back to the depths.    Naima is John Coltrane’s best known and loved ballad, written for his first wife. In this version, the bass clarinet and two basses once again create a dark, velvety texture, before a sublime piano solo from Adam Ponting. Kaleidoscope is a quirky, Calypso melody built on the harmonic progression to Giant Steps, written by Tony Gorman. Alto sax and piccolo clarinet duet before trading choruses, then the two basses also trade choruses.   Then came the second set - Ascension itself: a massive piece of intense expression, in which the players collectively create walls of sound. Each performer is featured in turn against this visceral environment, galvanised to transcend themselves in sound. For this set, the sextet is joined by Sandy Evans (tenor sax), Mathew Clare (alto sax), Phillip Slater (trumpet) and Jeremy Borthwick (trombone) - an incredible lineup featuring some of the most creative and accomplished jazz performers in Sydney.    "Among the inspiring line up of players on this performance," says Cutlan, "I want to make special mention of alto saxophonist Mathew Clare. This special musician died tragically young and isn’t documented on many recordings. I’m thrilled that audiences will now be able to hear Mathew’s highly emotive solo on Ascension, starting at 16:30."   "I’ve often wondered what to do with these recordings over the years, wanting to make them publicly available, but reticent to commit to producing an album or compilation. I think there are some incredible performances among all three recordings, but the original Coltrane albums are a daunting yardstick to be measured against. I’m really happy that this last ABC recording is finally being released - this seems to be the most appropriate way to share the accomplishments of a band which certainly developed an exciting and individual identity, as it came to grips with this awe-inspiring repertoire."   Tracklisting: 1. Blue Step (Paul Cutlan) 2. Equinox (John Coltrane) 3. Naima (John Coltrane) 4. Kaleidoscope (Tony Gorman) 5. Ascension (John Coltrane)   Paul Cutlan – tenor saxophone (1, 5), bass clarinet (2, 3), E-flat clarinet (4) Andrew Robson – alto saxophone Adam Ponting – piano Steve Elphick & Steve Arié – bass Toby Hall – drums   Plus (track 5 only): Sandy Evans – tenor saxophone  Matthew Clare – alto saxophone Phillip Slater – trumpet Jeremy Borthwick – trombone   
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WINNER OF TWO HELPMANN AWARDS 2019:• BEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT (WASO) • BEST INDIVIDUAL CLASSICAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE (ASHER FISCH) ABC Classic is proud to announce the release of a landmark new recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, one of the towering creations in the history of music.This recording – captured live in concert in August 2018 – features a remarkable cast of singers including Stuart Skelton, one of the world’s greatest Wagner singers, who makes his long-awaited debut recording as Tristan. One of his signature roles, Skelton has performed Tristan to great acclaim all over the world, from The Metropolitan Opera in New York to the English National Opera and Germany’s Baden-Baden Festival, hailed as “a Tristan for the ages”, his performance “an unflagging, glorious lighthouse of Wagnerian singing, with inexhaustible power, vibrant resonance allied to warmth, subtlety and grace, and committed dramatic expression”.Isolde is sung by German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin, acclaimed over her glittering career for her interpretation of leading roles in works by Janáček, Britten, Berg, Wagner and Richard Strauss. Her Isolde was hailed as “thrilling”, “an extraordinarily complete portrayal” that was “a revelation”.They are joined on this recording by an all-star cast includingEkaterina Gubanova, Boaz Daniel and Ain Anger, alongside theWest Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by their Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, one of today’s supreme Wagner interpreters.Tristan und Isoldechanged forever the rules about what music should and could be, and introduced concepts – including chromaticism, dissonance and even atonality – which would define the development of music throughout the 20th century.But it is above all a work of staggering beauty, of love unfulfilled, where singers and orchestra come together in some of the most sublime music ever written. “Life and death, the whole import and existence of the outer world,” wrote Wagner himself, “here hang on nothing but the inner movements of the soul.”Praise for the concerts at which this recording was made:“An astonishing gift to audiences and a triumph of music making… WASO has never sounded better, and you’ll not encounter this stunning cast again.” –Limelight “I was there — and knew I was in the presence of greatness.” –The West Australian“Superlative” – BachTrack“There was a loud and universal standing ovation, richly deserved after this unforgettable account of Wagner’s masterpiece.” –Australian Book Review“One of the most revelatory Wagner experiences I’ve had in my life.” –Daily Review“As impressive a cast as you’d be lucky to find at Covent Garden or The Met.” – Limelight Album available to preview here Tristan und IsoldeMusic and libretto by Richard Wagner 1813–1883 Stuart Skelton TristanGun-Brit Barkmin IsoldeEkaterina Gubanova BrangäneBoaz Daniel KurwenalAin Anger King MarkeAngus Wood MelotPaul O’Neill Young Sailor / ShepherdAndrew Foote Steersman WASO ChorusSt George’s Cathedral Consort West Australian Symphony OrchestraAsher Fisch Conductor Recorded live in concert, 16 & 19 August 2018
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Since 2008, Latitude 37 has been delighting audiences around Australia and beyond with its unique approach to early music, combining musical integrity with a passion for communicating the beauty and humanity of Baroque music through performance.This album contains all-new recordings of music which has brought the trio joy over its first ten years together. ‘We’ve chosen works that are close to our heart as Baroque players – traditional favourites such as Marin Marais’s Bells of St Genevieve as well as lesser-known gems by Erlebach, Cavalli andUccellini. And we also wanted to celebrate those times when we kick off our shoes and have some collective fun: exotic Bulgarian dances, French folk songs, and exquisite music by Erik Satie, reimagined for the 17th century.’The three members of Latitude 37 – two from Australia and one originally from New Zealand – are all graduates of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, drawn together by their commitment to historically informed performance of 17th- and 18th-century music, and their performances marry scholarship with virtuosity, creative flair and a warm rapport with audiences.Named after the latitudinal position which links Melbourne to New Zealand, the trio has become a firm favourite on the Australasian early music scene, with regular festival appearances, concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre, tours for Chamber Music New Zealand, numerous broadcasts on ABC Classic and three CD albums, including two ARIA nominations. Its distinctive combination of Baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord opens up a wealth of repertoire that is rarely explored by other Australian ensembles. TRACKLISTING1 TRAD. BULGARIAN arr. Latitude 37 Bulgarjaska 1 & 22 PHILIPP HEINRICH ERLEBACH Sonata Seconda: IV. Sarabande3 ERIK SATIE arr. Latitude 37 Gnossienne No. 34 LEV KNIPPER arr. Latitude 37 Song of the Steppes5 TRAD. FRENCH arr. Latitude 37 Où êtes-vous allés mes belles amourettes6 TRAD. FRENCH arr. Latitude 37 Dedans une plaine7 FRANCESCO CAVALLI Canzona à 3: IV. Passacaglia8 PALESTRINA arr. BASSANO Tota pulchra es9 MARCO UCCELLINI Sonata Seconda ‘La Luciminia Contenta’10 MARIN MARAIS Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris Latitude 37:Julia Fredersdorff Baroque violinDonald Nicolson harpsichord & organLaura Vaughanviola da gamba & lirone with special guests:Hannah Lane triple harpLizzy Welsh Baroque violinNicholas Pollock theorbo & gallichon
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When the mighty Sydney Town Hall Organ, one of the wonders of the musical world, emerged from 12 solid years of repairs and refurbishment in the mid 1980s, the organist chosen to capture its magnificence on disc for the first time was the Australian virtuoso David Drury. This 3CD set begins with that extraordinary recording, made to celebrate the centenary of this unique and glorious instrument: built by William Hill in 1890, the biggest and best-preserved 19th-century Romantic organ in the world.Drury’s flawless technique is coupled with an extraordinary sensitivity to the vast range of tonal colours available on its 8,756 pipes, which range in size from barely 10cm – no bigger than a ball-point pen – to a record-breaking 64 foot (19½ metre) Contra-Trombone stop. There is music of whisper-light delicacy and music of earth-shaking grandeur, and every possible shade and timbre in between. A second disc, released in 1993 and included as CD2 of this collection, continues this magical pairing of master-organist and world-renowned instrument, while extensive liner notes trace the organ’s fascinating history.Disc 3 takes us to Melbourne, where Drury explores the power and the subtlety of another splendid instrument: the T.C. Lewis organ in St Paul’s Cathedral. Across all three discs, Drury offers a dazzling range of repertoire, from monumental organ works by Reger and Liszt to orchestral classics by Bach, Elgar, Saint-Saëns and Wagner, brilliantly arranged for the ‘king of instruments’. This collection also features three thrilling improvisations by Drury himself – the only Australian ever to win the prestigious Tournemire Prize for improvisation. TRACKLISTING CD1 Music for a Grand Organ William Hill & Son Grand Organ, Sydney Town Hall 1        MENDELSSOHN arr. Best           War March of the Priests from Athalie2        FRANCK Cantabile3        GIGOUT Toccata4        WAGNER transcr. Lemare           Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhäuser5        DUPRÉ Cortège et Litanie6        PEETERS Aria7        SAINT-SAËNS transcr. Lemare           Danse macabre8        STANFORD Fantasia and Toccata9        DRURY Improvisation on a Theme of Nigel Butterley10      HOLLINS A Song of Sunshine11      MOSZKOWSKI arr. Goss-Custard           Romance sans paroles12      KOEHNE Gothic Toccata CD2 Pomp & CircumstanceWilliam Hill & Son Grand Organ, Sydney Town Hall 1        ELGAR transcr. Lemare           Pomp and Circumstance No. 12        BACH arr. Phillips Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air3-4     WHITLOCK Sonata in C minor5        LISZT Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale ‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’6        ELGAR arr. Harris Enigma Variations: ‘Nimrod’7        DRURY Improvisation on a Theme of Peter Sculthorpe8        HOLLINS A Trumpet Minuet9        VIERNE Carillon de Westminster CD3 On a Grand ScaleT.C. Lewis Organ, St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne 1-2     SAINT-SAËNS Prelude and Fugue in C major3        DRURY Improvisation4-6     JACKSON Toccata, Chorale and Fugue          JONGEN 4 pièces, Op. 37 7        I. Cantabile 8        II. Improvisation – Caprice 9        III. Prière 10      IV. Choral11-12  REGER Fantasy on the Chorale ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme!’ David Drury organ
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The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is unquestionably one of the finest choirs in the world. Founded in the 15th century and drawing on an unbroken tradition of musical excellence, the Choir has captured the hearts of listeners all around the world. Generations of Australian audiences have thrilled to the exquisite beauty of the Choir’s annual Christmas festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, in radio broadcasts from the BBC; in July and August this year, they have the opportunity to hear these inspirational singers in the flesh, as the Choir embarks on a national tour for Musica Viva Australia.To celebrate this event, ABC Classic is delighted to release this limited edition collection of classic King’s College recordings, featuring three of its most respected directors: Stephen Cleobury, David Willcocks and Philip Ledger, and drawing on the repertoire being presented on the Choir’s Australian tour. The album takes us on a journey through the English choral music tradition, from a cappella Renaissance jewels by English masters William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons to the masterpieces of the 20th-century British cathedral tradition: Charles Stanford, Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hubert Parry and, at the heart of the album, Benjamin Britten’s meltingly beautiful and infinitely joyous A Ceremony of Carols, for treble voices and harp.TRACKLISTING  1        GIBBONS Hosanna to the Son of David 2        PURCELL Iehovah, quam multi sunt 3        FINZI Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice 4        STANFORD For Lo, I Raise Up 5-16   BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols 17      PURCELL Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences 18      VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Valiant-for-Truth 19      BYRD Laudibus in sanctis 20      PARRY I Was Glad  Choir of King’s College, Cambridgeconducted bySir Stephen Cleobury (tracks 2, 4–16, 18 and 19)Sir David Willcocks (tracks 3 and 20)Sir Philip Ledger (tracks 1 and 17)Choir of King’s College, Cambridgeconducted bySir Stephen Cleobury (tracks 2, 4–16, 18 and 19)Sir David Willcocks (tracks 3 and 20)Sir Philip Ledger (tracks 1 and 17)
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Rescued from the vaults and now available for the first time: two superb tracks by award-winning Australian organist David Drury. Recorded on the 1911 Murray M. Harris Organ in St James’ Church, Los Angeles, this digital EP presents one of the landmarks in 20th-century organ music: Joseph Jongen’s magnificent Sonata Eroica. Intensely beautiful and passionately rhapsodic, the Sonata Eroica traces a musical journey from simple folk melody to mighty fugue, finishing in a radiant burst of joyous sunshine. Drury takes full advantage of the colours and textures available on the Harris organ, bringing to life the grandeur of Jongen’s vision. 
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ABC Jazz is excited to announce the release of Little Did They Know, an album of beautiful, melodic songs performed by Angela Davis, Tony Gould and Sam Anning.Recorded by producer Mal Stanley at the ABC’s Melbourne studios, it captures three musicians utterly in sync with each other. This trio have performed together quite a bit over the years, and have developed a simple, honest and melodic style, seeking to make things as beautiful as possible. “The recording is inspired by the simplicity and beauty of Bill Frisell’s compositions and improvisations as well as Lee Konitz’s trio record “Alone Together” with Brad Mehldau and Charlie Haden,” says Davis. “All three of us have a deep appreciation of simple, beautiful melodies and I think that comes through on the recording.”Featuring four original compositions by Davis herself, alongside arrangements of works by Haden, Frisell, Sammy Fain and one George Frederic Handel, Little Did They Know brings together three of Australia’s finest jazz musicians for a very special recording.Described by the Age as having ‘an instinctively melodic approach’, Angela Davis is a unique and sought-after musician currently based in Melbourne. She holds a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has performed with numerous jazz luminaries including Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Patti Austin, James Morrison, Dan Tepfer, Linda Oh & Sandy Evans.Pianist Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians, with a career spanning more than 50 years of jazz, classical, and more. He has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia, and has been a supporting artist to Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Jean Luc Ponty, Ray Brown, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and many other distinguished groups.Originally from Fremantle WA, Sam Anning has become an internationally sought-after bassist. He moved to Melbourne and became intensely involved in the jazz scene there, before a scholarship to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music saw him fully immersed in the New York jazz community.
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Classic 100: ComposerThe Top Ten & Selected HighlightsWho is your favourite composer?TheClassic 100, Australia’s favourite classical music countdown, this year asked Australia the big question. The votes poured in: for the household names, the ‘one-hit wonders’ and for the unsung heroes, for the giants of the past and the voices of today. Composers of mighty symphonies, grand operas and intimate piano jewels; of timeless meditations, enchanting ballets and stirring film scores. The result was a dazzling array of 100 composers from 15 countries, stretching across nine centuries of music.The full list of names was announced live on air over the long weekend in June, counting down from No. 100 to the ‘winner’, Ludwig van Beethoven, at No. 1. It’s the definitive ranking of Australia’s favourite composers.This 2CD album offers a handy ‘field guide’ to that list: the top ten composers, plus a selection of highlights from across the full hundred, giving a taste of the extraordinary variety of styles, eras and genres. The timeless purity of medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen; the sultry tangos of Astor Piazzolla. The irrepressible good humour of Haydn; the solemn beauty of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings; the towering might of Wagner and the delicate flight of Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending.It’s a wonderful way to dip your toe into the vast ocean of classical music, or introduce a friend to the glories of these magnificent composers. TRACKLISTCD1Rank1     BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio12     JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro23     MOZART Symphony No. 40: I. Molto allegro34     TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture45     HANDEL Zadok the Priest56     VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro67     CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 278     SCHUBERT Trout Quintet: IV. Theme and Variations89     RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato910    ELGAR Enigma Variations: Nimrod1011    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending – excerpt11  CD2 1     MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace122     WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark: Main Title153     KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans:Eliza Aria164     MAHLER Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto205     HAYDN Trumpet Concerto: III. Allegro256     HILDEGARD OF BINGEN O eterne Deus337     WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries358     FAURÉ Pavane399     RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito5410    BARBER Adagio for Strings6111    KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia6312    PIAZZOLLA Libertango6413    EINAUDI I giorni6514    PACHELBEL Canon7815    ORFF Carmina burana: O Fortuna99 
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Classic 100: Composer8CD box setWho is your favourite composer?In 2019, the Classic 100 asked the ultimate musical question: who is the composer you can’t live without?There were those for whom this was an impossible task. One listener compared the process to choosing ‘a favourite child’; another, ‘which limb I couldn't live without’. But Australia did choose – in record numbers. Over 120,000 votes were cast, and every one had a story behind it. We heard the reasons why certain composers are an indelible part of your life: because of memories associated, or the feelings their music evokes, or often a reason beyond words.Beethoven was perhaps an unsurprising winner. For many, he is so important because he reflects the full palette of our own lives. ‘He understands,’ said one voter, deftly capturing his ineffable genius in two words. And while your votes put the top four – rounded out with JS Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky – in a league of their own, other composers in the top 100 were often just a handful of votes apart.This boxset brings together music by all 100 of the top composers – more than 10 hours of music across 8 CDs. Celebrate your favourites, and explore some new ones!VOLUME I CD11     BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro con brio2     JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3: I. Allegro3     MOZART Symphony No. 40: I. Molto allegro4     TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture5     HANDEL Zadok the Priest6     VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Spring: I. Allegro7     CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 28     SCHUBERT Trout Quintet: IV. Theme and Variations9     RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato10   ELGAR Enigma Variations: Nimrod11   VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending – excerpt CD212   MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto No. 2: III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace13   DVOŘÁK New World Symphony: II. Largo14   BRAHMS Symphony No. 4: I. Allegro non troppo15   WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark: Main Title16   KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans:Eliza Aria17   SIBELIUS Finlandia18   SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz19   PUCCINI La bohème:O soave fanciulla20   MAHLER Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto21   VERDI Nabucco:Va’, pensiero22   DEBUSSY Clair de lune CD323   SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony: IIb. Maestoso - Allegro24   SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8: II. Allegretto25   HAYDN Trumpet Concerto: III. Allegro26   PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel27   GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue28   RAVEL Boléro29   GRIEG Piano Concerto: I. Allegro molto moderato CD430   EDWARDS Maninyas: III. Second Maninya31   WESTLAKE Antarctica: Penguin Ballet32   PROKOFIEV Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet33   HILDEGARD OF BINGEN O tu suavissima virga34   BIZET The Pearl Fishers: Duet35   WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries36   GLASS Violin Concerto No. 1: First movement37   SATIE Gymnopédie No. 138   BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture39   FAURÉ Pavane40   MORRICONE The Mission: Gabriel’s Oboe41   R STRAUSS Four Last Songs: Frühling42   HOLST The Planets: Mars, the Bringer of War43   COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man44   MONTEVERDI Orfeo: Prologue – excerpt VOLUME IICD545   PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Dido’s Lament46   STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring – excerpt47   SCHUMANN Träumerei48   TELEMANN Tafelmusik: Conclusion49   BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1: III. Finale50   BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes: I. Dawn51     BORODIN Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances52     TALLIS Spem in alium53     LISZT Liebestraum No. 354     RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez: I. Allegro con spirito55     ROSSINI The Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum56     RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship CD657     BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique: March to the Scaffold58     GRAINGER Handel in the Strand59     ZIMMER Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl60     CPE BACH Trio Sonata in A major: I. Allegretto61     BARBER Adagio for Strings62     C SCHUMANN Romance No. 163     KHACHATURIAN Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia64     PIAZZOLLA Libertango65     EINAUDI I giorni66     J STRAUSS II Blue Danube Waltz67     JENKINS Benedictus68     RUTTER For the Beauty of the Earth69     BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7: III. Scherzo70     BOCCHERINI Minuet CD771     SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau) – excerpt72     SULLIVAN The Gondoliers: Overture73     ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio74     MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade and Gnomus75     J STRAUSS I Radetzky March76     BYRD Ave verum corpus77     BARTOK Concerto for Orchestra: II. Giuoco delle coppie78     PACHELBEL Canon79     CORELLI Christmas Concerto: Pastorale80     RICHTER Vivaldi Recomposed: Spring 181     SHORE The Fellowship of the Rings: The Fellowship82     PALESTRINA O beata et benedicta83     FANNY MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio: II. Andante espressivo84     RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances: Bergamasca85     BARRY Out of Africa: Theme86     ALLEGRI Miserere – excerpt CD887     BARTON Kalkadungu Yurdu88     PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1: II. Adagio espressivo89     MASSENET Thais: Meditation90     GLANVILLE-HICKS Etruscan Concerto: III. Scherzo91     NYMAN: The Piano: The Heart Asks Pleasure First92     KORNGOLD Die tote Stadt: Glück, das mir verblieb93     KOEHNE Tivoli Dances: I. Santa Ana Freeway94     RAMEAU Les Indes galantes: Overture95     GÓRECKI Symphony of Sorrowful Songs: II. Lento e largo96     WHITWELL She Walks in Beauty97     D SCARLATTI Piano Sonata in G major, Kk45498     VINE Piano Concerto No. 1: 2nd movement99     ORFF Carmina burana: O Fortuna100         POULENC Mélancolie