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Don't Stop the Music

The ABC series Don’t Stop the Music inspired us all by showing us the life-changing power of music education. The three-part series followed the students of a primary school in an underprivileged area of Perth as they embarked on a music program, and shows the transformative effects this has on students, teachers and parents.

The benefits of music begin to play out among the children, tempering disruptive behaviour, bringing serial truants back to the classroom, and providing a creative outlet for kids who hadn’t excelled in traditional academic areas.

Now you can take home the official soundtrack, containing a selection of the classical works heard in each episode, plus music composed for the series by Ash Gibson Greig, and highlights from the children’s performance at the Perth Concert Hall which ends the series.

It’s the perfect memento of the series, and a brilliant gift to help inspire a love of music in the mini musicians in your life.


1 Introduction

2 Mrs Musumeci

3 Seven Times Four

4 BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. Prelude
Michael Goldschlager cello

5 Not Alone

6 VIVALDI Concerto ‘Alla Rustica’:
I. Presto
West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Albert Rosen conductor

7 Micheál McCarthy

8 Anita’s Bootcamp

9 BEETHOVEN Ode to Joy
from Symphony No. 9
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs & Orchestra, Antony Walker conductor
live recording

10 PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours (excerpt) from La Gioconda
Orchestra Victoria,
Richard Divall conductor

11 Vox Pops

12 The Wait’s Over

13 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5:
I. Allegro con brio
Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
Willem van Otterloo conductor

14 Cody

15 HANDEL Largo (Ombra mai fù)from Xerxes
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Nicolette Fraillon conductor

16 The Brain on Music

17 Taj

18 CHOPINNocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
Ewa Kupiec piano

19 Wrap Up

20 Applause

21 J. STRAUSS II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Johann Strauss Ensemble,
Russell McGregor conductor

22 Don't Stop the Music

23 TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the
Sugar-Plum Fairy
from The Nutcracker
Orchestra Victoria,
Nicolette Fraillon conductor

24 It’s an Obsession

25 SIBELIUS Finlandia
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra,
Arvo Volmer conductor

26 Nervous

27 J. STRAUSS II Blue DanubeWaltz (excerpt)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ponkin conductor

28 Their First Concert

29 WAGNER The Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie
West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham conductor

30 The Fair Go

31 ROSSINIWilliam Tell – Overture: Galop
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra,
Ola Rudner conductor

Plus highlights from the ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ concert, live from the Perth Concert Hall:

32 TRAD. The Irish Washerwoman
Classic Sounds Fiddlers, Challis String Ensemble, Rachel John conductor

33 TRAD. London Bridge Medley
Just Brass Armadale,
Michelle Wilde conductor

Eneksis Vocal Ensemble, Challis Choir, Micheál McCarthy conductor

Unless otherwise indicated, all tracks composed and performed by Ash Gibson Greig.

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)