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Lee Kernaghan

Lee Kernaghan was born on April 15, 1964, in Corryong, Victoria on the foothills of the Snowy Mountains high country. The son of a truck driver and later multi platinum recording artist Ray Kernaghan, Lee spent his formative years growing up in the Riverina country of Southern NSW. Lee’s Grandfather was a third generation drover of sheep and cattle and his experiences on the road with his Pop ran deep, producing a string of hits that began with the release of his first album, the ARIA award winning The Outback Club in 1992. His first number one hit ‘Boys from the Bush’ became an anthem, a celebration of a way of life that connected with the hearts and minds of a younger generation of rural Australians. His music was country but it rocked and was the harbinger of a new era for Australian Country Music. “When Garth (Porter) and I first wrote Boys from the Bush I had no idea it would ever be a hit. It was just a song about me and my mates, working on the land, going to the pub and tearing around in utes. I didn’t think anyone would be that interested in us...we were just kids from the bush but Garth said “this record (The Outback Club) has to be about your life and where you come from” so we wrote that song and several others and before long I had a band and we were out on the road performing them live.”

NEW STAR RISING
In January 1993 Kernaghan was awarded his first Golden Guitar for Song of the Year (Boys from the Bush) along with more Golden Guitars for Album of the Year (The Outback Club) and Male Vocalist of the Year. Kernaghan and Porter collaborated again in 1993 to produce the highly acclaimed Three Chain Road album which featured the smash hits She’s my Ute, The Outback Club and the award winning duet Leave him in the Longyard with Slim Dusty. Three Chain Road won Kernaghan a record five Golden Guitars at the Australian Country Music Awards, the 1994 ARIA Award for Country Album of the Year and Double Platinum Certification from the Australian Record Industry Association. Throughout his career Lee Kernaghan has dominated the charts with successive hit albums including Three Chain Road, 1959, Hat Town, Electric Rodeo, The New Bush, The Big Ones and #1 album Spirit of The Bush. Awarded Hit Maker of the Decade in recognition of unprecedented chart success throughout the 90’s Lee was recently named the biggest hit-maker of the last twenty years on the Australian Country Tracks Chart 2009 edging out musical greats from Australia and America for the number one position.

LOST IN THE WILDERNESS
It hadn’t always been smooth sailing for Kernaghan who after winning the 1982 Starmaker award soon found himself in the musical wilderness. “I remember being on a real high after Starmaker but my first single didn’t have any impact at radio, there was a failed record and management deal somewhere in there and before long I was back in Albury, NSW trying to get gigs anywhere for me and my band. Nobody wanted to hear much country back then so I was mainly singing pop/rock covers and some rock ‘n roll. I remember working in a piano bar playing cocktail music for a couple of years and even called bingo at the SS&A club between sets. Probably the darkest day was playing at the Carriers Arms Hotel in early 1990. I loaded in my PA and started playing at 8pm but a couple of hours went by and nobody turned up. At 11pm the bar manager said I could knock off and I loaded all my gear back into this little modified horse float I was towing, knowing that not a soul had turned up to my show, not even my Mum!”

PASS THE HAT AROUND
Kernaghan has always been passionate about the bush, children, families and the people of rural, remote and regional Australia. “The boys and I rolled into Charleville QLD one Saturday morning back in 1997. We’d been touring hard through the bush for the previous few years and had seen first hand the effects of drought and economic rationalisation on smaller towns and communities. We’d also experienced first hand the mighty spirit of country people that binds so many towns together and helps keep people going through good times and bad. As I looked up and down the main street of Charleville that morning I turned to the boys and said this is a Hat Town. As soon as I had said the words I knew it would be the title of my next album.” ‘Hat Town’ became the first number one hit from the album which also produced the number one songs and music videos ‘Gettin’ Gone’ and ‘Goondiwindi Moon’, which featured the stellar guest vocals from Grammy Award winning Trisha Yearwood. Wanting to give something back to the country Lee announced the “Toyota Pass the Hat Around Australia Tour” that went on to raise over one million dollars for country communities doing it tough. Funds were raised to air-condition country schools, for bushfire rebuilding projects, for the purchase of medical equipment for remote hospitals, emergency services, drought and flood relief.

A NEW MILLENNIUM
By the end of the 90’s Kernaghan had spent the last eight years of his life recording and touring at a heavy pace. He entered the new millennium with his retrospective Rules of the Road album that featured his reworking of the Coster/Dusty classic Cunnamulla Fella and posthumous duets with the legendary Tex Morton and Buddy Williams. By 2002 Kernaghan was ready to rock and released Electric Rodeo, which topped the Australian Country Chart and debuted #4 on the ARIA Top 50 Album Sales Chart. Electric Rodeo was released in tandem with Kernaghan’s performance as The Balladeer in the hit stage production “The Man from Snowy River Arena Spectacular” which won him his third ARIA Award for Best Musical Soundtrack. 2006 saw the release of his Album of the Year The New Bush, which was certified Platinum by ARIA and in 2007 the companion album Spirit of the Bush featured the Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Adam Brand and Steve Forde.

TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
Kernaghan’s dynamic live performances have been a trademark to his stellar career which has enabled him to take country music “out of the box” and serve it up, pyrotechnics and all to a mainstream audience. Lee Kernaghan has become a leading figure in Australian music and a fine ambassador for his craft. Kernaghan has an undisputable passion for his music and his country and was named 2008 Australian of the Year by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. To many people he represents the spirit and values of contemporary rural Australia but for Lee it’s everyday Australians that inspire him the most. He has sold over one million albums in Australia, won 27 Golden Guitars, 3 ARIA awards, had 26 number one hits and 10 hit albums – all of which have achieved Platinum or better sales.

THE PLANETS ALIGN
On November 6, 2009 Kernaghan releases his latest collection of songs, Planet Country. Two years in the writing and producing, Planet Country may very well be his finest album to date. Recorded in Sydney and Nashville with what Lee describes as “some of the best musicians in the world”, Planet Country reveals enormous depth, masterful songwriting and maturity in Kernaghan that can only have come from experience. Standout singles include ‘Planet Country’, ‘People like Us’, the majestic ‘Love In The Time Of Drought’, ‘Dirt’, ‘Australian Boy’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Scars’ the southern rock inspired duet featuring U.S. country superstar Dierks Bentley. “Planet Country is about me and it’s about us. There’s not one line from any song that I haven’t lived myself or believe in. Every song on the album is there for a reason. Everyone who has contributed, from the players, songwriters, production and engineering team has made making Planet Country a highlight of my career. At the end of the day it’s only music, but there’s something special about this one for me.”

SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS
2015 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli. In honour of this landmark occasion, music icon and former Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, teams up with a host of local artists and musicians to bring you ‘SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS'.
Recorded at Rancom Street Studio in Sydney, Lee worked with long-time producer and collaborator Garth Porter. Granted unique access to the Australian War Memorial archive, ’SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS’ is inspired by the letters of these diggers to their loved ones from WWI thru to the present day.

'SPIRIT OF THE ANZACS’, the remarkable new album from Lee Kernaghan & Special Guests, has claimed the ARIA Album Chart #1 spot, overcoming a host of international and domestic releases with one of the strongest second week sales of the year. ARIA has also certified that the album has gone GOLD after only two weeks of sales.

‘Spirit Of The Anzacs' has dominated the iTunes All-Genres album chart this week with the Deluxe Edition of the album hitting the top of the chart on Sunday evening. The music video featuring the charity single Spirit Of The Anzacs’ has also claimed the number one position on the iTunes All Genre video chart.

Lee is thrilled that this album has resonated so strongly with the Australian public, saying “Writing and recording these songs that have been inspired by the letters and true stories from servicemen and women is the most humbling yet inspirational experience of my career.

I am so grateful for the contribution and incredible performances from some of Australia’s greatest artists, who have joined me in honouring the Anzacs. Every nation has its story. This ours”.

Additionally, ABC Music achieves a landmark this week, achieving their first ever artist No.1 ARIA Mainstream album. Robert Patterson, Director – ABC Commercial, said “It is a great achievement that ABC Music has attained its first No.1 mainstream chart album. It’s also entirely fitting it should be by Lee Kernaghan – an artist who has worked in partnership with the ABC for his entire career.”

‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ features a diverse array of stars across the musical spectrum including Lisa McCune, John Schumann, Sara Storer, Fred Smith and VC recipient Ben Robert Smith.  Superstars Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Shannon Noll and Megan Washington donated their time and talents to the ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ charity song and video with all proceeds going to Legacy Australia and Soldier On.

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Tune out the noise of your busy day, and sleep more easily at night,with this collection of white noise, created by the producers at ABC Classics & Jazz.The album features 15 tracks, each with a specially-constructed sonic texture. With sounds like rain on a tin roof, car wheels on a smooth road, the hum of an aeroplane cabin or wind whistling through the trees, this collection offers peace and relaxation in our busy modern world.
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ABC KIDS is the renowned home of trusted, quality entertainment for Australian preschoolers. Parents and children alike have grown up with this much loved, iconic Australian brand. ABC KIDS Listen is the ABC’s brand new dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families. It provides a safe space to access trusted, educational and entertaining audio programs that feature music and stories from their favourite ABC KIDS characters. To celebrate the launch of the station, the ABC KIDS Listen compilation album collects the crème de la crème of the music featured on the station, including songs by beloved favouritessuch as The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Sesame Street, Giggle and Hoot, Bananas in Pyjamas and more!
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John Schumann first came to national recognition as the lead singer and songwriter of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, who made their mark on the Australian conscience with the enduring Vietnam veterans’ anthem ‘I Was Only 19’. Never one to be short on an educated opinion, John Schumann has spent his life understanding, exploring and supporting Australia and its diverse culture, a passion shared through song on his new album with The Vagabond Crew titled ‘Ghosts & Memories’. With his distinctive voice and renowned lyricism, Schumann has compiled a different kind of album with ‘Ghosts & Memories’, exploring new topics and approaching the album in a way he hasn’t previously done. ‘Ghosts & Memories’ is a collection of 12 songs that delve into the life of John McDouall Stuart (’Skinny Little Kid’, ‘Won’t Look Down’, ‘Remember Me’), explores the complexities of being a ‘FIFO’ worker (‘FIFO Road’) and climate change (‘Nobody’s Fault’), visits our Anzac history (‘Anzac Biscuits’, ‘On Every Anzac Day’) and discusses the state of the world from the perspective of someone who genuinely cares (‘Times Like These’, ‘The Long Run Remix’) and has an interest in life on the land (‘Fade Away’, ‘Awesome Day’, ‘What Did You Do Today’).
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Celebrating 20 years since his first album release in 1998. This collection songs includes hits, fan favourites and the new single. One of Country music’s leading male artists, Adam Brand is multi award winning artist including this year’s CMC Australian Artist of the Year winner.Track Listing:CD 1:MilestonesParty Down UnderKing Of The RoadLast Man StandingGrandpa’s PianoDirt Track CowboysGood FriendsGood Things In LifeI Did What?New England HighwayThe AnzacShe’s CountryGet LoudCigarettes & WhiskeyGet on Down The RoadComin’ From / Khe SanhBlame it on EveCD 2:Ready For LoveHell of a RideIt’s Gonna Be OKShe Got AwayI Was HereThere Will Be LoveFreedom RebelsHearts I Leave BehindMy Side Of The StreetGood Year for the OutlawIf Heaven Has a SoundtrackDrunkGet On Your FeetFor Ever And Ever AmenHold My HandHard TimesSheriff Bullfrog 
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The rarely recorded ballet masterpiece comes to life under the baton of the great Barry Wordsworth.Swanilda and Franz are engaged to be married, but Franz can’t get his mind off the mysterious and beautiful girl Coppélia who sits on the balcony of the house of the suspicious Doctor Coppelius. Franz breaks into the house only to find all is not what it seems, and Swanilda must save the man she loves from the diabolical doctor.Léo Delibes’s Coppélia might not have the profile of Tchaikovsky’s great ballet scores, but it is every bit as important. It was Delibes who brought the symphony orchestra to the ballet, composing new, rich and memorable music for dance rather than the messy mash-up of popular tunes it had been until then.Rarely recorded in its entirety, Coppélia is a charming and beautiful ballet featuring irresistible and iconic melodies. This sparkling work comes to life in this recording by Orchestra Victoria under the baton of Barry Wordsworth, Principal Guest Conductor and former Music Director of the Royal Ballet Covent Garden, and one of the world’s most celebrated ballet conductors.This 2CD set contains the complete score of Coppélia, as well as alternate versions of the main numbers, designed to cater to dancers of different skill levels and physicality – perfect for ballet schools and anyone else who loves to dance along! TRACKLISTINGLÉO DELIBES (1836–1891)Coppélia(Complete ballet score) CD1: Acts One and TwoCD2: Act Three Plus alternate versions of five of the best-known movements, played at different speeds to accommodate the physicality and technique of individual dancers:Act Two: Scène and BoléroAct Three Divertissement: La Discorde et la Guerre, Danse de fête and Galop final Orchestra VictoriaBarry Wordsworth conductor Barry WordsworthBarry Wordsworth is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, having been the company's Music Director from 1990 to 1995 and from 2007 to 2015. He is also Conductor Laureate of the BBC Concert Orchestra and Brighton Philharmonic, and Music Director Laureate of Birmingham Royal Ballet.He has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Sydney Symphony and New Zealand Symphony.For over 40 years Barry Wordsworth has enjoyed a close association with The Royal Ballet in London. He has toured extensively with the company including, most recently, performances at the Aldeburgh Festival with the Britten Sinfonia and in Taipei with the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra Victoria Established in 1969, Orchestra Victoria is a specialised ballet and opera orchestra. As the proud performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera, it is one of Australia’s most versatile and respected orchestras. In addition to its busy schedule in the pit, the orchestra performs throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria and is very active in music education. Orchestra Victoria’s breadth of repertoire makes it unique among Australia’s professional orchestras.
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Narrated by Luke Carroll | Music performed by Ensemble Offspring“The perfect adventure to start your mini musicians on a lifetime of classical music.” – ArtsplorersNarrated by Play School's Luke Carroll, Classic Kids introduces pre-schoolers to classical music through a musical tale of the Australian landscape.When Kirra Quokka finds a lost concert ticket, she sets off on a big musical adventure. With the help of her friends Carlos the Crow, Harper the Humpback Whale, Niipu the Numbat, Elena Emu and Padma Possum, Kirra travels the length of the country from her home on sleepy Rottnest Island all the way to the bright lights of the Sydney Opera House!In each of the six episodes of the story, the Australian environment, landscape and weather are evoked through music and storytelling. Children learn all about the clarinet, cello, flute, piccolo and percussion, and how different instruments work together to create magical soundscapes.Featuring new music by Australian composers Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Iain Grandage, Martin Wesley-Smith and Jessica Wells, performed by Ensemble Offspring, Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia is both an effective educational resource that encourages learning through play, and a delightful and engaging story the whole family will love.Classic Kids is an ABC KIDS listen and ABC Classic FM co-production. It was produced in collaboration with the Sydney Opera House Children, Families and Creative Learning program. TRACKLISTINGEPISODES1 Kirra Quokka finds a concert ticket 7’142 Harper the Humpback and Kirra float over the ocean 8’413 Niipu Numbat and Kirra ride a train across the desert 8’594 Elena Emu and Kirra Quokka climb up the Blue Mountains 5’295 Padma Possum and Kirra Quokka arrive in the city 6’136 Kirra's big musical concert surprise! 8’02 MUSIC7 ROSS EDWARDS Crow Dance 2’478 NIGEL WESTLAKE Ocean Sunfish 3’259 IAIN GRANDAGE Corrugation 3’3110-12 JESSICA WELLS Blue Mountain Suite 2’4013-14 MARTIN WESLEY-SMITH White Knight and Beaver – excerpts 2’2615 JESSICA WELLS Finale Medley 2’1716 Kirra Quokka Theme 0’1217 Carlos Crow Theme 0’0918 Harper Humpback Theme 0’1619 Niipu Numbat Theme 0’1220 Elena Emu Theme 0’1121 Padma Possum Theme 0’1322 Locomotive Theme 0’59 Luke Carroll narratorEnsemble OffspringClaire Edwardes Director, marimba, percussionVéronique Serret violin, electric violinFreya Schack-Arnott celloLamorna Nightingale flute, piccolo Jason Noble clarinet, bass clarinet
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In 2018, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra are releasing a new song every single Friday for the entire year!Season 1 (Songs 1-13) is Ska Classics done MSO style.Season 2 (Songs 14-26) covers legendary Movies & TV Themes into Ska renditions.Melbourne Ska Orchestra have already proven the success via their own version of ‘Get Smart’ which has now exceeded 2.7 million hits on Youtube.The guys had a lot of fun making this album with all sorts of requests from band members and fans alike.The outcome was a worthy cross-section of tunes spanning over 70 years including Austin Powers, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, James Bond, Pink Panther and stack more gold!
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“20 Dollars In My Pocket” takes the listener down a different path than previous releases, infusing broad-based pop sensibilities into the already genre-bending sound The Lovelocks fans have come to love. Friends first, The Lovelocks (Ali Raney and Zoe Sparrow) are woven together with a desire to create music that gives voice to both the bitter and sweet in life. With a deep passion for their craft and music, the duo share a strong desire to be leaders in the movement of bringing female voices back to the top of the Canadian country radio airwaves
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Hit Country is one of Australia’s leading country compilation series. Released annually it features all the biggest names and rising stars with their hit singles. Hit Country includes artists from Australia and around the world – Lee Kernaghan, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Kane Brown, Luke Coombs, The MCClymonts and many more.Track Listing:CD 1:The Wolfe Brothers - Ain't Seen It YetDavisson Brothers Band - PO’ BoyzKip Moore - Last ShotThe McClymonts- Like We Use ToKacey Musgraves - ButterfliesOld Dominion - Written In The SandKane Brown - Found YouThe Shires - GuiltyWalker Hayes - You Broke Up With MeFanny Lumsden - Elastic WaistbandLindsay Ell - CriminalGord Bamford - Neon SmokeGranger Smith - Happens Like ThatCaitlyn Shadbolt - Me Without You (feat. Reece Mastin)O’Shea - I Will Not Give UpJayne Denham - CalamityTailgate Drive - Bury Me In Blue JeansAleyce Simmonds - Only On My TermsPaddy McHugh - Happy ManCD 2:Lee Kernaghan - Drive OnDrew McAlister - Australian HeartbeatLuke Combs - When It Rains It PoursBrothers Osborne - Shoot Me StraightChristie Lamb - LoadedDean Brody - Beautiful Freakshow (feat. Shevy Price)       Dustin Lynch - I'd Be Jealous TooMissy Lancaster - HeatwaveMelanie Dyer - DreamcatchersDylan Scott - HookedJody Direen - SpitfireDarius Rucker - If I Told YouJasmine Rae - Fly AwayScotty McCreery - Five More MinutesBobby Wills - Out Of Your MindBrad Butcher - Crawl Beg & CryImogen Clark - Your Anything At AllCatherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts - Red DirtTori Forsyth - In The MorningLachlan Bryan And The Wildes - Careless Hearts
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Music That Makes You MoveDance is a universal human activity; something that everyone can do. From toddlers to nonagenarians, everyone in the world can feel a beat and move in some form to music that moves them. The Classic 100 Dance is a celebration of that wordless expression, of flinging your body through space.When ABC Classic FM asked listeners to nominate the music that makes them move, their responses were as varied as their nominations: this music is the soundtrack to doing the ironing, ‘air conducting’ – even shearing sheep! The only constant was that sense of release and freedom that only comes from dance and movement.This 8CD set presents the results of this Classic 100 Countdown – Australian’s favourite classical music event. Featuring highlights from all 100 works in this 15th Classic 100 Countdown, it includes beloved ballet numbers by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, swirling waltzes by Chopin and Strauss, concert favourites by Beethoven, Berlioz, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elena Kats-Chernin and Nigel Westlake, and an irresistible array of marches, mazurkas, polonaises, pavanes, fandangos and more! Classic 100 DanceNumber of composers: 62Number of Australian composers: 5Most popular composer (by number of tracks): Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (5 works each)Most popular country (by composer): France (20 works)Most-popular era: 20th Century (38 works)Earliest work: Praetorius’s Terpsichore (1612)Most recent work: Elena Kats-Chernin’s Dance of the Paper Umbrellas (2013) Classic 100 Dance – The Complete List 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake2 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker3 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet4 BERNSTEIN West Side Story5 BIZET Carmen6 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus7 RAVEL Boléro8 J. STRAUSS II On the Beautiful Blue Danube9 COPLAND Appalachian Spring10 SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre11 BORODIN Prince Igor12 TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty13 BRAHMS Hungarian Dances14 SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz15 COPLAND Rodeo16 PIAZZOLLA Libertango17 DELIBES Coppélia18 GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue19 WESTLAKE Antarctica20 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring21 KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans22 DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances23 LEHÁR The Merry Widow24 GRIEG Peer Gynt25 STRAVINSKY The Firebird26 SHOSTAKOVICH Jazz Suites27 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade28 OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld29 GERSHWIN An American in Paris30 ADAM Giselle31 MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream32 J. STRAUSS II Emperor Waltz33 TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin34 BACH Brandenburg Concertos35 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 736 KHACHATURIAN Gayane37 RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances38 SHOSTAKOVICH The Gadfly39 ORFF Carmina Burana40 J. STRAUSS I Radetzky March41 ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance Marches42 SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals43 TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien44 CHOPIN Les Sylphides45 SATIE 3 Gymnopédies46 R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier47 JOPLIN The Entertainer48 WALDTEUFEL The Skaters' Waltz49 CHOPIN Waltzes50 BERNSTEIN Candide51 KHACHATURIAN Masquerade52 PIAZZOLLA Oblivion53 GLUCK Orpheus and Euridice54 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’55 VERDI Aida56 STRAVINSKY Petrushka57 PRAETORIUS Dances from Terpsichore58 FAURÉ Pavane 59 JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag60 BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique61 J. STRAUSS II Tales from Vienna Woods62 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini63 CHOPIN Polonaises64 WILLIAMS Star Wars65 RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez66 WEBER Invitation to the Dance67 SIBELIUS Valse triste68 DAVIS Pride and Prejudice69 OFFENBACH Gaîté parisienne70 KATS-CHERNIN Rags71 RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances72 SULLIVAN The Gondoliers73 SIBELIUS Karelia Suite74 WAGNER The Valkyrie75 BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances76 HANDEL Water Music77 HOLST The Planets78 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 979 DEBUSSY Prelude to 'The Afternoon of a Faun'80 ROSSINI William Tell81 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis82 VIVALDI The Four Seasons83 SAINT-SAËNS Samson and Delilah84 HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks85 GRAINGER Country Gardens86 FALLA El Amor brujo (Love, the Magician)87 SULLIVAN arr. MACKERRAS Pineapple Poll88 KATS CHERNIN Dance of the Paper Umbrellas89 RAVEL La Valse90 BACH Suites for Solo Cello91 BEETHOVEN Piano concerto No. 5 'Emperor'92 BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4 'Fandango'93 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'94 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol95 MYERS Cavatina96 J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus97 VERDI La traviata98 EDWARDS Arafura Dances99 CHOPIN Mazurkas100 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk Song Suite
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Benaud Trio with Greta Bradman sopranoA gorgeous musical snapshot of what it means to be Australian in the 21st-century.The Benaud Trio return with The Aussie Album, a beautiful and arresting collection of works that captures modern-day Australia through music.Using Percy Grainger’s ‘Colonial Song’ as its starting point, The Aussie Album touches on questions about what it means to be here and now: our ‘it’s complicated’ relationship with Europe, finding community in our modern lives, the development of a uniquely Australian artistic sensibility and, of course, cricket.Featuring works by Percy Grainger, Paul Stanhope, Nicole Murphy, Carl Vine, Iain Grandage and Matthew Hindson – including six world premiere recordings and four works commissioned by the Benaud Trio – The Aussie Album explores the fundamental question: “What does it mean to be Australian?”They are joined in this stunning recording by star soprano Greta Bradman, whose recent stage performances and recordings have cemented her status as a singer of immense warmth and artistry.The Benaud Trio is one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles. Formed in Melbourne in 2005, pianist Amir Farid, violinist Lachlan Bramble, and cellist Ewen Bramble have established themselves as formidable performers of both the standard repertoire and music with a pop/jazz influence, and great champions of works by Australian composers.Soprano Greta Bradman is one of this country’s most celebrated operatic and concert artists. Her two albums, My Hero and Home have both been tremendous critical and commercial successes, and recent appearances with Opera Australia and Victorian Opera have been widely praised. TRACKLISTINGPERCY GRAINGER 1882–19611 Colonial Song PAUL STANHOPE born 1969Three Lorca Songs2 I. Song for the Moon3 II. Madrigals4 III. Song of the Seven Maidens (Theory of the Rainbow) NICOLE MURPHY born 19835 Spinning Top CARL VINE born 19546 Piano Trio ‘The Village’ IAIN GRANDAGE born 19707 Richie – In Memoriam MATTHEW HINDSON born 19688 Rush9 1915  Greta Bradman soprano [2]-[4]Greta Bradman appears courtesy of Decca/Universal Music Australia Pty Limited BENAUD TRIOAmir Farid pianoLachlan Bramble violinEwen Bramble cello
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The world’s most popular children's entertainment group The Wiggles are delighted to unveil their brand new musical feature, THE EMMA & LACHY SHOW! In the entertainment world there's been Sonny & Cher, Fred & Ginger, Beyoncè & Jay-Z and now for the first time ever, pre-schoolers have their own dynamic duo - Emma and Lachy!  Following on from the phenomenal popularity of The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes 2 (which reached #3 on the ARIA album chart – the band’s highest chart position to date), THE EMMA & LACHY SHOW is an exciting adventure for the yellow and purple skivvy-wearing Wiggles.  Join Emma and Lachy as they dress up, sing and dance with their friends, and enjoy a variety of fun activities including;  an Irish Jig with Lachy as he meets Phil the Fluter and attends a traditional Irish dancing ball; a dance ballet with Emma and the fairies as they learn some new moves to teach their dollies; a gallop along with Ponso the Pony as he trots around to the beautiful sounds of Lachy’s grand piano, and listen to the sound of Emma’s music box that is filled with exciting trinkets that spark dances from far and wide!Track Listing:Welcome To The Emma & Lachy ShowEmma & Lachy ThemeDance With Emma BallerinaThe GiraffeThe ABC SongPrince PurpleGalloping BalletMadame, Will You Walk?Emma's Music BoxLet's Dance With The FairiesStretch and BreathePhil The Fluter’s BallI’m Looking For A HouseAre You Ready To Go Explore?Five Fingered FamilyEmma’s Music Box Part 2Apusski DuskyExploring TimeSigning ColoursDance With The Dolls and FairiesWhen You’re Tired and Feel SleepyDream SongCook ItThank You For The FoodJohn PatrickDial E For EmmaTime For SleepLachy’s GoodbyeEmma’s Reverence