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Classical Chill: Piano

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: Pianofeatures the most famous works from across the history of classical music, from legendary composers (Bach, Beethoven) to modern masters (Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt), plus new recordings of iconic pop songs including Beyoncé’s Halo, Flume’s Never Be Like You, The Knife’s Heartbeats, and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball.

Featuring beloved Australian pianists such as Jayson Gillham, Simon Tedeschi, Sally Whitwell, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Stephanie McCallum, Gerard Willems and Roger Woodward, this album is both a beautiful, relaxing compilation and also the perfect introduction to the world of the piano, whether you’re a classical aficionado or a pop enthusiast.

TRACKLISTING

CD1

  1. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
  2. GRIEG Morning Mood
  3. ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Jessica’s Theme
  4. TRAD. Amazing Grace
  5. FLUME Never Be Like You
  6. MILEY CYRUS Wrecking Ball

EDWARDS A Flight of Sunbirds:

  1. IV. Poco lento
  2. VIII. Andante con moto
  3. TIERSEN Amélie: La Dispute
  4. ROTA Romeo and Juliet: Love Theme
  5. CHAPLIN Mandolin Serenade
  6. VINE Love Me Sweet
  7. BARTSCH Here I Am, Just for You
  8. KATS-CHERNIN Butterflying
  9. BACH / HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  10. JUSTIN BIEBER Sorry
  11. THE KNIFE Heartbeats
  12. BARTSCH Rockabye
  13. ISAAC Barcarolle
  14. GERSHWIN Prelude No. 2

CD2

  1. BEYONCÉ Halo
  2. NYMAN The Piano: Big My Secret
  3. BEETHOVEN ‘Moonlight’ Sonata
  4. DEBUSSY The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  5. TIERSEN Amélie: Comptine d’un
    autre été: L’Après-midi
  6. LISZT Consolation No. 3
  7. GLASS Opening
  8. THE XX Islands
  9. DUDLEY Poldark: Theme
  10. CHOPIN Nocturne in E-flat major
  11. KATS-CHERNIN The Rain Puzzle
  12. ROWLAND The Man from Snowy River: Tom Fool’s Knot
  13. VANGELIS Missing: Main Theme
  14. BRAHMS Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2
  15. SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz
  16. PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
  17. KATS-CHERNIN All Things Conspire
  18. ROSENMAN East of Eden: Main Theme
  19. SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1
  20. MORRICONE Cinema Paradiso: Main Theme

Artists include:

Jayson Gillham • Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Simon Tedeschi • Stephanie McCallum • Gerard Willems

Roger Woodward • Sally Whitwell • Duncan Gifford • Ewa Kupiec

Release
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)