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Classical Chill: Guitar

Experience ultimate relaxation with Classical Chill.

These albums feature some of the most beautiful and peaceful music ever written, perfect for concentration or relaxation. Be swept away by 500 years of gorgeous, calming music, from Bach to Beyoncé, hand-picked by the team at ABC Classic.

With over two hours of music in each collection, you can hit ‘play’ on the Classical Chill series and float away with the most beautiful music ever written. These albums will put you at ease and help you focus on what’s at hand – whether that’s studying for exams, racing towards a work deadline, or simply curling up on the couch with your favourite book.

Classical Chill: Guitar offers over two hours of acoustic, resonant beauty: from classical favourites to timeless folk tunes, South American flavours to beloved Beatles songs. With a who’s who of Australian guitarists including the Grigoryan Brothers, Tim Kain, Matt Withers, Karin Schaupp andGareth Koch, this album will carry you away with beautiful music.



  1. MYERS Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
  2. LOVELADY Incantation No. 2
  3. BACH Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156
  4. CHARLTON The Beauties of the World
    Are Revealed for the First Time
    from The Rainbow Serpent
  5. KOCH The Unveiled Queen
  6. ORFFAmor volat undique (Love flits everywhere) from Carmina burana
  7. SCHUBERT In Praise of Tears
  8. GREENBAUM Sonata for Guitar:
    II. Elated
  9. TRAD. Wild Mountain Thyme
  10. BACH Cello Suite No. 6: II. Allemande
  11. McLEAN Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
  12. LENNON–McCARTNEY Yesterday
  13. RACHMANINOFF Vocalise
  14. CHARLTON Reverie
  15. TRAD. Banana Boat Song
  16. ALBÉNIZ Tango
  17. MONTES Preludio de Adios
  18. RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez:
    II. Adagio


  1. BACH Cello Suite No. 1:
    I. Prelude
  2. VIVALDI Lute Concerto in D major:
    II. Largo
  3. GRIGORYAN Distance
  4. BREL Chanson des vieux amants
  5. MOZART Divertimento in D major:
  6. BRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2
  7. DEBUSSY Clair de lune (Moonlight)
  8. PIAZZOLLA Tango Suite: II. Andante
  9. SOR L’Encouragement: I. Cantabile
  10. RIGNEY Two Swings in the Heart-Shaped Garden
  11. TRAD. Slow, Slow, Slow Your Boat
  12. HOUGHTON Drift
  13. TRAD. The Salley Gardens
  14. ISAACS Angel
  15. FALLA Asturiana
  16. FALLA Nana
  17. PONCE Estrellita
  18. BACARISSE Romanza

Artists include:

Slava & Leonard Grigoryan

Ken Murray • Matt Withers • Karin Schaupp

Gareth Koch • Guitar Trek

The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)