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TSO & Chorus/Taddei

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THE VICE-REGAL SALUTE

Baroque Guitar Concertos – Slava Grigoryan

ABC Classics
TSO & Benjamin Northey

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Australian guitar sensation Slava Grigoryan turns his hand to music by Vivaldi, Handel, Fasch and Weiss. Slava’s equally talented brother Leonard joins him for Handel’s Concerto for Two Guitars (originally for organ) and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Guitars (originally for two mandolins).

ANTONIO VIVALDI 1-3 Concerto for Two Guitars in G major RV532
ANTONIO VIVALDI 4-6 Concerto in A major RV82
ANTONIO VIVALDI 7-9 Concerto in D major RV93
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL 10-12 Concerto for Two Guitars in B-flat major HWV294
SILVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS 13-17 Concerto in D minor for Guitar and String Orchestra
JOHANN FASCH 18-20 Concerto in D minor

Concertos for Strings – Richard Mills

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills

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Music by Australian composer Richard Mills. Featuring soloists Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello), Barbara Jane Gilby (violin) and Janet Rutherford (viola).

1-2 Cello Concerto
3-5 Violin Concerto
6-8 Concerto for Violin and Viola

Chopin Piano Concertos – Ewa Kupiec

ABC Classics
TSO – Lang-Lessing, MSO – Seaman

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Repelled by the adulation of the crowds, Chopin the virtuoso pianist quickly abandoned the concert hall for the private salon. His two concertos have an intimacy that reflects his rejection of the crowd mentality and his need for pure and honest emotion. Passionate, profound and intensely beautiful, they are both breathtaking in their virtuosity and subtle in the delicacy of their poetry.

Performed here by Polish virtuoso Ewa Kupiec with two of Australia’s finest orchestras, Chopin’s piano concertos stand at the pinnacle of the piano repertoire.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (1829) – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (1830) – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Carnival of the Animals

ABC Classics
TSO & Kenneth Young; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra & David Stanhope

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Join Play School’s Justine Clarke, Jay Laga’aia and Georgie Parker for story-telling with full symphony orchestra! Hear Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never heard them before. This 2-disc set also includes Poulenc’s Babar the Elephant and Australian composer George Dreyfus’ Sebastian the Fox. The carnival is in town, join the parade!

CD1
SAINT-SAENS 1-15 Carnival of the Animals
DREYFUS 16-24 Sebastian the Fox

CD2
PROKOFIEV 1-9 Peter and the Wolf
POULENC 10-22 Babar the Elephant

Cantilena

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills/David Porcelijn/Ola Rudner

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Following the success of Alchemy, Cantilena is the second release of highlights from the TSO’s Australian Composer Series. Featuring the music of Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin, Don Kay, Graeme Koehne, Richard Meale, Peter Sculthorpe and Malcolm Williamson.

1 GRAEME KOEHNE Santa Ana Freeway from Tivoli Dances
2 GRAEME KOEHNE Galop from Tivoli Dances
3 ROSS EDWARDS Ritmico from Veni Creator Spiritus
4 PETER SCULTHORPE Port Arthur: In memoriam
5 DON KAY Interlude – Land of Moinee from Tasmania Symphony – The Legend of Moinee
6 ROSS EDWARDS First Maninya from Guitar Concerto
7 ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Green Leaf from Wild Swans Concert Suite
8 ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria from Wild Swans Concert Suite
9 ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Brothers from Wild Swans Concert Suite
10 PETER SCULTHORPE Night-Song
11 ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Second movement from Piano Concerto No 2
12 MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Prelude, Cuban Dances and Waltz Song from Our Man in Havana
13 MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Serenade from Our Man in Havana
14 RICHARD MEALE  Cantilena pacifica

Duncan Gifford

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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Australian pianist Duncan Gifford has firmly established himself as a major artist of his generation. The composers on this disc, Saint-Saens, D’Indy and Franck were three pianists of considerable accomplishment responsible for the most original French music for piano and orchestra of the second half of the 19th century.

1-3 SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No 5 in F major Op 103, Egyptian
4-6 D’INDY Symphonie sur un chant montagnard francais Op 25
7 FRANCK Les Djinns Op 45

Dohler & Dreyschock

ABC Classics
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Etruscan Concerto – Peggy Glanville-Hicks

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills/Antony Walker

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Music by Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912-1990). Featuring soloists Caroline Almonte (piano), Gerald English (tenor) and Deborah Riedel (soprano).

1-3 Etruscan Concerto
4 Sappho – Final Scene
5 Tragic Celebration
6-12 Letters from Morocco

French & Italian Arias

ABC Classics
TSO & Marco Guidarini

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David Hobson sings beautiful arias from operas by Gluck, Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and many more. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Marco Guidarini.

1 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK Orphee et Eurydice – J’ai perdu mon Eurydice
2 JULES MASSENET Werther – Toute mon ame est la!… Pourquoi me reveiller
3 GEORGES BIZET Les Pecheurs de Perles – Je crois entendre encore
4 GAETANO DONIZETTI L’Elisir d’Amore – Una furtiva lagrima
5 BENJAMIN GODARD Jocelyn – Oh! Ne r’eveille pas encore
6 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK Iphigenie en Tauride – Unis des la plus tendre enfance
7 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Don Giovanni – Dalla sua pace
8 GIOACHINO ROSSINI L’Italiana in Algeri – Lanquir per una bella
9 RICCARDO BROSCHI Idaspe – Ombra fedele anch’io
10 GIOVANNI BONONCINI Griselda – Per la gloria d’adorarvi
11 EDOUARDO LALO La Roi d’Ys – Puisqu’on ne peut flechir… Vainement, ma bien-aimee
12 CHARLES GOUNOD Faust – Salut! Demeure chaste et pure
13 JULES MASSENET Manon En fermant les yeux
14 JULES MASSENET  Je suis seul… Ah, fuyez
15 GAETANO DONIZETTI Don Pasquale – Povero Ernesto… E se fia che ad altro oggetto
16 GIUSEPPE VERDI La Traviata – Lunge de lei… De’miei bollenti spiriti
17 GIACOMO PUCCINI La boheme – Che gelida manuna
18 DAVID HOBSON/DAVID HIRSCHFELDER In Questa Stanza

Forbidden Colours – Gerard Brophy

ABC Classics
TSO & Kenneth Young/Dobbs Franks

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Music by Australian composer Gerard Brophy. Featuring soloists Genevieve Lang (harp), Lisa Moore (piano) and Philip South (darabukka).

1 The Republic of Dreams
2-4 Mantras
5 Maracatu
6 Forbidden Colours
7 Le Reveil de l’ange

Fifth Continent – Peter Sculthorpe

ABC Classics
TSO & David Porcelijn

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Music by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. Featuring soloists Mark Atkins (didjeridu), Barbara Jane Gilby (violin), Bruce Lamont (trumpet), Joseph Ortuso (oboe), Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello), David Pereira (cello), Peter Sculthorpe (speaker), Mark Skillington (trumpet) and Vanessa Souter (harp).

1 Port Arthur: In Memoriam (version with trumpet)
2 Djilili
3-7 The Fifth Continent
8 Lament
9-11 Little Suite
12 Night-Song
13 Port Arthur: In Memoriam (version with oboe)

Grieg

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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'I have written something for the Hall of the Mountain King which smacks so much of cow dung, ultra-Norwegianism and self-satisfaction tht i quite literaly cannot bear to listen to it.'

That peevish 1874 quote from Grieg in his own music might be somewhat misleading: these days, his Peer Gynt pieces are at least as well loved as Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2
From Holberg’s Time – Suite
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Great Rossini Overtures

ABC Classics
TSO & Ola Rudner

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Be swept away by the comic, serious and heroic in overtures to such classic operas as The Barber of Seville, The Thieving Magpie, William Tell and more.

1 La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
2 Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
3 La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder)
4 Eduardo e Cristina
5 L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
6 Semiramide
7 Tancredi
8 La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake)
9 Guillaume Tell (William Tell)

 

Haydn Arias & Orchestral Music

ABC Classics
TSO & Ola Rudner

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“The advantages of having a soprano such as Sara Macliver, with her wondrous voice, full range and without fear at the top, are counterpointed by Ola Rudner’s excellent conducting of the TSO” (The Age, November 2002)

1 Overture, Il Mondo Della Luna
2 Ragion Nell’alma Siede, Il Mondo Della Luna
3 With Verdure Clad The Fields Appear, The Creation
4 On Mighty Pens Uplifted Soars The Eagle Aloft, The Creation
5 Overture, L’anima Del Filosofo
6 Al Tuo Seno Fortunato, L’anima Del Filosofo
7 Welche Labung Fur Die Sinne! (Der Sommer), Die Jahreszeiten
8 Lich Und Leben Sind Geschwachet (Der Winter), Die Jahreszeiten
9 Allegro Moderato, Noturno No 3 In C Major
10 Andante, Noturno No 3 In C Major
11 Finale (Molto Vivace), Noturno No 3 In C Major
12 Solo E Penoso

Harvesting the Solstice Thunders – Gordon Kerry

ABC Classics
TSO & David Porcelijn

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Music by Australian composer Gordon Kerry. Featuring soloists Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello) and Geoffrey Payne (trumpet).

1 Nocturne for Double Chamber Orchestra
2 Concerto for Cello, Strings and Percussion
3 Bright Meniscus
4 Heart’s-Clarion for Trumpet and Strings
5 Harvesting the Solstice Thunders

Handel – The Top 40

ABC Classics
TSO & other Australian orchestras

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The very best of Handel including excerpts from the Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Messiah and more in a 2-disc set of over two hours of music.

CD1
1 Solomon – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
2 Zadok the Priest
3 Xerxes – Ombra mai fù
4 Messiah – Pifa
5 Julius Caesar – Va tacito e nascosto
6 Water Music – Suite No 1 in F: VI. Air
7 Messiah – The Trumpet Shall Sound
8 Concerto grosso Op 6 No 8 – V. Siciliana
9 Julius Caesar – V’adoro pupille
10 Water Music – Suite No 1 in F: III. Allegro
11 Laudate pueri Dominum (first movement)
12 Jephtha – Waft Her, Angels, Through the Skies
13 Messiah – Rejoice Greatly
14 Water Music – Suite No 1 in F: IV. Andante
15 The Trumpet’s Loud Clangour
16 Alcina – Verdi prati
17 Water Music – Suite No 2 in D: II. Alla hornpipe
18 Semele – Where’er You Walk
19 Samson – Let the Bright Seraphim
20 Keyboard Suite No 7 in G minor, HWV432: Passacaglia

CD2
1 Alcina – Tornami a vagheggiar
2 Messiah – He Was Despised
3 Organ Concerto in B-flat arr for guitar duo – I. Andante — Allegro
4 Messiah – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
5 Acis & Galatea – Love in her Eyes Sits Playing
6 Water Music – Suite No 1 in F: II. Adagio e staccato
7 Messiah – For Unto Us a Child is Born
8 Atalanta – Care selve, ombre beate
9 Music for the Royal Fireworks – La Réjouissance
10 Rinaldo – Lascia ch’io pianga
11 Concerto grosso Op 6 No 10 – V. Allegro
12 Judas Maccabaeus – Sound an Alarm
13 Semele – O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me
14 Messiah – Ev’ry Valley
15 Water Music – Suite No 1 in F: IX. Hornpipe
16 Julius Caesar – Piangerò la sorte mia
17 Semele – Iris, hence, away
18 Concerto grosso Op 6 No 11 – I. Andante larghetto e staccato
19 Joshua – O Had I Jubal’s Lyre
20 Messiah – Hallelujah!

Halloween Classics

ABC Classics
Andrew Greene

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Witches, vampires, ghosts, hellfire and damnation: the creatures of the night have always been a rich source of deliciously scary music! These demonic delights summon from the depths of the orchestra a wild celebration of all things ghoulish – perfect for a Halloween celebration, any time!

Into Silence

ABC Classics

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PELĒCIS Concertino bianco
1. I. Con intenerimento
2. II. Con venerazione
3. III. Con anima
4. VASKS Vasaras vakara mūzika (Music for a Summer Evening)
5. VASKS Cantabile
6. PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
7 – 9. GÓRECKI Three Pieces in Olden Style
10. VASKS Baltā ainava (White Scenery)
GÓRECKI Piano Concerto, Op. 40
11. I. Allegro molto
12. II. Vivace marcatissimo
13. PÄRT Passacaglia [feat. Ike See violin]
14. PÄRT Pari intervallo
15. PELĒCIS All in the Past [feat. Emma McGrath violin]
16. PÄRT Für Alina

I Dreamed A Dream: Hit Songs From Broadway

ABC Classics

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Guy Noble
featuring Trisha Crowe, Jacqueline Dark, Amanda Harrison, Toni Lamond, Lucy Maunder, Andy Conaghan, Michael Falzon and David Parkin

Mozart Piano Concerto NO. 18, KV456

ABC Classics
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra & Howard Shelley

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Mozart Piano Concerto NO. 17, KV453

ABC Classics
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra & Nicholas Milton

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Mozart Piano Concerto NO. 15, KV450

ABC Classics
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra & Nicholas Milton

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Mozart Piano Concerto NO. 10 for two pianos, KV365

ABC Classics
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mickelthwate

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Mozart Bass Arias

ABC Classics
TSO & Dobbs Franks

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Arias from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Abduction from the Seraglio and other works sung by Conal Coad. International double bass virtuoso Gary Karr joins him for “Per questa bella mano.”

1 La vendetta (Le Nozze di Figaro, K492)
2 Cosi dunque tradisci… Aspri rimorsi atroci, K432
3 O Isis und Osiris (Die Zauberflöte, K620)
4 Per questa bella mano, K612
5 Diggi, daggi (Bastien und Bastienne, K50)
6 Befraget mich ein zartes Kind (Bastien und Bastienne, K50)
7 Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384)
8 Mentre ti lascio, O figlia, K513
9 Solche hergelauf’ne Laffen (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384)
10 Alcandro, lo confesso… Non so donde viene, K512
11 Un bacio di mano, K541
12 In diesen heil’gen Hallen (Die Zauberflöte, K620)
13 O, wie will ich triumphieren (Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384)

Mendelssohn: The Five Symphonies

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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All five Mendelssohn symphonies in one box set plus a bonus documentary Mendelssohn Down Under. An Australian first!

CD 1
Symphony No 1 in C minor Op 11
Symphony No 5 in D major Op 107, Reformation

CD 2
Symphony No 2 in B-flat major Op 52, Lobgesang

CD 3
Symphony No 3 in A minor Op 56, Scottish
Symphony No 4 in A major Op 90, Italian

DVD
Mendelssohn Down Under

Niki Vasilakis

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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Brilliant young violinist Niki Vasilakis performs Mendessohn’s Violin Concerto, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 2 and Ravel’s dazzling Tzigane.

MAX BRUCH 1-3 Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 26
FELIX MENDELSSOHN 4-6 Violin Concerto No 2 in E minor Op 64
MAURICE RAVEL 7 Tzigane

Out of the Blue – Nigel Westlake

ABC Classics
TSO & David Porcelijn

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Music by Australian composer Nigel Westlake. Featuring soloists Timothy Kain (guitar), Alison Lazaroff-Somssich (obbligato violin), Vanessa Souter (obbligato harp) and Nigel Westlake (bass clarinet).

1-4 Invocations Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra
5-8 Antarctica Suite for Guitar and Orchestra
9 Out of the Blue… for String Orchestra

Persuasion & Seduction – Opera Duets

ABC Classics
TSO & Martin Andre

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Cheryl Barker & Peter Coleman-Wright perform some of opera’s best-loved duets including numbers from La traviata, Rigoletto, Thaïs, Arabella and more.

GIUSEPPE VERDI from La traviata
1 Madamigella Valéry? –
2 Pura siccome un angelo –
3 Non sapete quale affetto –
4 Un dì, quando le veneri –
5 Dite alle giovine –
6 Imponete

GIACOMO PUCCINI from Manon Lescaut
7 Ah! Che insiem delizioso! –
8 Una casetta agusta era la tua dimora –
9 In quelle trine morbide
10 Poichè tu vuoi saper

GIUSEPPE VERDI from Rigoletto
11 Figlia! … Mio padre!

GIACOMO PUCCINI from Il tabarro
12 Come è difficile esser felice!

GIUSEPPE VERDI from Ernani
13 Sire, fia ver? –
14 Da quel dì che t’ho veduta

PIETRO MASCAGNI from Cavalleria rusticana
15 Oh! Il Signore vi manda –
16 Turiddu mi tolse l’onore

RICHARD STRAUSS from Arabella
17 Der Richtige — so hab’ ich still –
18 Und du wirst mein Gebieter sein

JULES MASSENET from Thaïs
19 Thais … C’est toi, mon père!

Perfect Strangers

ABC Classics
TSO & Guy Noble

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Two of Australia’s most versatile performers, Judi Connelli and Suzanne Johnston, perform songs by Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Harold Arlen and others. With guest artist Michael Tyack (piano).

1STEPHEN SONDHEIM Our Time (Merrily We Roll Along / Everybody Say’s Don’t (Anyone Can Whistle)
2 RICHARD RODGERS Climb Every Mountain (The Sound of Music)
3 With A Song (Medley from Carousel, Do I Hear A Waltz?, The King and I, Oklahoma!, Me and Juliet, Flower Drum Song, No Strings, Spring is Here)
4DAVID KING Look To The Moon (The Betrothed)
5 RUPERT HOLMES Perfect Strangers (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)
6 MICHEL LEGRAND No Matter WhatsHappens (Yent!)
7 CHARLES STROUSE Children of the Wind (Rags)
8 ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
9 CYNDI LAUPER & ROB HYMAN Time After Time
10 FREDERICK LOEWE On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
11 HOAGY CARMICHAEL The Nearness of You
12 JERRY BOCK When Did I Fall in Love (Fiorello!)
13 JERRY HERMAN Time Heals Everything (Mack & Mabel)
14 STEPHEN SONDHEIM Pretty Women/Johanna (Sweeney Todd)
15 MILTON AGER/HAROLD ARLEN Happy Days are Here Again (Chasing Rainbows) Get Happy (9.15 Revue/Summer Stock)

Romantic Piano Concerto (58) Pixis & Thalberg Hyperion

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Pixis Concerto in C major, Op 100
Pixis Concertino in E flat major, Op 68
Thalberg Concerto in F minor , Op 5

Romantic Piano Concerto (56) Howard Shelley

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Friedrich Kalkbrenner

Piano Concerto No 2 in E Minor Op 85
1 Allegro maestoso
2 La tranquillité: Adagio non troppo
3 Rondo: Allegretto grazioso

Piano Concerto No 3 in A minor Op 107
4 Allegro moderato
5 Introduzione del Rondo: Maestoso sostenuto
6 Rondo: Allegro vivace
Adagio ed Allegro di bravura Op 102

 

Romantic Piano Concerto (45) Hiller 1, 2 & 3

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Pupil of Hummel, friend of Mendelssohn and visitor to Beethoven’s deathbed, Ferdinand Hiller enjoyed a career as pianist, conductor and composer. Hear all three of his piano concertos performed by Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

1-3 Piano Concerto No 1 in F minor
4-6 Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor
7-9 Piano Concerto No 3 in A flat major, Concerto espressivo

Romantic Piano Concerto (40) Herz 3,4, & 5

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Henri Herz enjoyed a sparkling career as a pianist and composer in 19th-century Paris. A touring virtuoso, his brilliance was known as far afield as Russia and the United States. Howard Shelley and the TSO offer the first ever recordings of three of Herz’s piano concertos.

1-3 Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor Op 87
4-6 Piano Concerto No 4 in E major Op 131
7-9 Piano Concerto No 5 in F minor Op 180

Romantic Piano Concerto (36) Moscheles 4 & 5

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TSO & Howard Shelley

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Pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles was one of the most brilliant virtuosos of the early 19th century. Hear these two piano concertos and Recollections of Ireland performed by the equally brilliant Howard Shelley.

Piano Concerto No 4 in E major Op 64
1 Allegro Maestoso
2 Adagio
3 Rondo: Allegretto – Tempo di marcia

Piano Concerto No 5 in C major Op 87
4 Allegro moderato
5 Adagio non troppo
6 Allegro vivace

Recollections of Ireland Op 69
7 Fantasia: Allegro moderato
8 The Groves of Blarney: Andante sostenuto espressivo
9 Gary Owen: Allegro
10 St Patrick’s Day

Romantic Piano Concerto (32) Moscheles 1, 6 & 7

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles was one of the most brilliant virtuosos of the early 19th century. Hear these three piano concertos performed by the equally brilliant Howard Shelley.

Piano Concerto No 1 in F major Op 45
1 Allegro Maestoso
2 Adagio
3 Rondo-Allegro Vivace

Piano Concerto No 6 in B flat major Op 90, Fantastique
4 Allegro Con Spirito
5 Andante Expressivo
6 Allegro Agitato
7 Vivace

Piano Concerto No 6 in B flat major Op 90, Pathetique
8 (First Movement)
9 Allegro Agitato
10 Allegro Con Brio

Romantic Piano Concerto (29) Moscheles 2 & 3

Hyperion
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles was one of the most brilliant virtuosos of the early 19th century. Hear these two piano concertos and the fantasia Anticipations of Scotland performed by the equally brilliant Howard Shelley. “Yet another disc of aristocratic brilliance and distinction” (Gramophone).

Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat major Op 56
1 Allegro Moderato
2 Adagio
3 Allegretto: tempo di polacca

Piano Concerto No 3 in G minor Op 58
4 Allegro Moderato
5 Adagio
6 Allegro Agitato

Anticipations of Scotland: A Grand Fantasia Op 75
7 Introduction: Adagio ma non troppo
8 Kelvin Grove: Andantino con moto
9 Auld Robin Gray: Adagio espressivo
10 Lord Moira’s Strathspey: allegro moderato
11 Finale: Allegro vivace

Romantic Overtures

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TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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The overture held a special place in the Romantic imagination, its single-movement form giving composers the freedom to explore colours, pictures and sounds as never before. From Weber’s spooky Freischütz overture to Beethoven’s heroic Leonore to Mendelssohn’s rollicking Midsummer Night’s Dream overture, Romantic Overtures captures the essence of this atmospheric and brilliant form.

1 HEINRICH AUGUST MARSCHNER Der Vampyr (The Vampire)
2 FELIX MENDELSSOHN Die Hebriden (Fingalshöhle) (The Hebrides, Fingal’s Cave)
3 ROBERT SCHUMANN Manfred, Op 115
4 OTTO NICOLAI Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
5 CARL MARIA VON WEBER Der Freischütz
6 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Leonore, Op 72 (from Fidelio oder die eheliche Liebe)
7 FELIX MENDELSSOHN Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Op 21

Reinecke – Symphonies Nos 2 & 3

Chandos
TSO & Howard Shelley

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Teacher of Grieg, Delius, Arthur Sullivan and others, Carl Reinecke was attached to the Leipzig Conservatory and the Gewandhaus orchestra. This disc presents two of his three symphonies.

Symphony No 2 in C minor Op 134, Hakon Jarl
1 Allegro
2 Andante
3 Intermezzo: Allegretto moderato
4 Finale: Allegro — Allegro molto
Symphony No 3 in G minor Op 227
5 Allegro
6 Andante sostenuto
7 Scherzo: Allegro vivace — Trio 1 — Scherzo — Trio II
8 Finale: Maestoso — Allegro con fuoco — Molto più animato — Presto

Symphony of Lullabies Vol 1

ABC Classics
TSO & Sean O’Boyle

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A beautiful collection of traditional songs and nursery rhymes to captivate children as well as grown-ups.

1 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
2 Hush Little Baby
3 Scarborough Fair
4 Humpty Dumpty
5 Little Bo Peep
6 Kumbaya
7 Hey Diddle Diddle
8 Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
9 London Bridge is Falling Down
10 My Bonnnie Lies Over the Ocean
11 Shenendoah
12 Cockles and Mussels
13 Largo
14 Dreams are Forever

Spirit Eternal: music for trumpet & organ / trumpet & piano

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Yoram Levy – Trumpet
Benjamin Martin – Piano
Brendon Lukin – Organ

Okna (1976)
Sonata for trumpet and organ Opus 200 (1962)
Sonata for trumpet and piano (1939)

Spain – Great Guitar Concertos

ABC Classics
TSO & Benjamin Northey

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Sensational Australian guitarist Karin Schaupp performs Rodrigo’s immortal Concierto de Aranjuez, the Concertino in A minor by Salvador Bacarisse and Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitana, where she is joined by outstanding vocal ensemble Cantillation under conductor Philip Chu.

JOAQUÍN RODRIGO
1-3 Concierto de Aranjuez

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
4-10 Romancero gitano

SALVATOR BACARISSE
Concertino for Guitar and Orchestra in A minor Op 72

Schumann: Complete Symphonies

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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The Schumann symphonies belong to the TSO’s “core repertoire” — music of the Classical and early Romantic periods. Hear these great works in the hands of this acclaimed orchestra and conductor.

CD1
1-4 Symphony No 1 in B-flat major Op 38, Spring
5-8 Symphony No 2 in C major Op 61

CD2
1-5 Symphony No 3 in E-flat major Op 97, Rhenish
6-9 Symphony No 4 in D minor Op 120

Tranquillity Vol 2

ABC Classics
TSO & David Stanhope

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Following the success of volume one, Tranquillity Vol 2 offers more soothing classics. Featuring soloist Jun Yi Ma (violin).

1 TCHAIKOVSKY Andante cantabile Op 11
2 BACH Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
3 MASSENET The Last Sleep of the Virgin from the Virgin
4 BERLIOZ The Repose of the Holy Family – Prelude from The Childhood of Christ
5 WALTON/BACH Sheep may safely graze from the Wise Virgins
6 CHABRIER Idylle from Suite Pastorale
7 ELGAR Sospiri Op 70
8 RESPIGHI Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3
9 SIBELIUS Siciliana from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite 3
10 CORELLI Scenes with cranes Op 44, No 2
11 Pastorale (Largo) from Christmas Concerto Op 6, No 8
12 KORNGOLD Intermezzo (Garden Scene) from Much Ado About Nothing
13 GRIEG The wounded heart from Two Elegiac Melodies Op 34
14 DELIUS Last Spring from Two Elegiac Melodies Op 34
15 DELIUS Intermezzo from Hassan RTI/9
16 DELIUS Serenade from Hassan RTI/9
17 GERSHWIN Lullaby

Tranquillity Vol 1

ABC Classics
TSO & David Stanhope

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Soothing classics by Massenet, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Pachelbel and others. Featuring soloists Barbara Jane Gilby (violin), Yoram Levy (trumpet), Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello) and Marshall McGuire (harp).

1 MASSENET Meditation from Thaïs
2 DEBUSSY Clair de Lune from Suite bergamasque
3 GRIEG Morning Mood from Peer Gynt
4 The Death of Ase from Peer Gynt
5 J S BACH Air from Orchestral Suite No 3
6 KOEHNE To His Servant Bach God Grants A Final Glimpse: The Morning Star
7 BOCCHERINI Minuet from Quintet No 5
8 HANDEL Largo from Xerxes
9 GRAINGER Dreamery
10 PACHELBEL Canon
11 SHOSTAKOVICH Romance from The Gadfly
12 SIBELIUS Valse Triste
13 SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
14 RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
15 TCHAIKOVSKY Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
16 RACHMANINOV Vocalise

Tivoli Dances – Graeme Koehne

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills

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Music by Australian composer Graeme Koehne.

1-4 Tivoli Dances
5-7 Shaker Dances
8-13 Palm Court Suite
14 To His Servant Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse: The Morning Star

Timeless – Brenton Broadstock

ABC Classics
TSO & Ola Rudner

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Music by Australian composer Brenton Broadstock.

1 Festive Overture
2 Timeless
3 The Mountain
4 Federation Square: Rooms of Wonder
5 Symphony No 4 Born from Good Angel’s Tears

There is an Island – Don Kay

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills Georg Tintner

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Music by Australian composer Don Kay. Featuring soloists Christian Wojtowicz (cell) and the Australian Rosny Children’s Choir.

1-5 Tasmanian Symphony – The Legend of Moinee
6-14 There is an Island

The Glory of Christmas

ABC Classics
TSO & Chorus/Adelaide Girls’ Choir/ASO/Choir of Trinity College/Australian Chamber brass Ensemble/ Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir/Australian Brandenburg Orchestra/Brandenburg Choir/Sydney Children’s Choir/Gondwana Voices

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Tracks include:
Good King Wenceslas
Once in Royal David’s City
Away in a Manger
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Hark! The herald Angels Sing
The First Nowell
Jingle Bells

Testament – Brett Dean

ABC Classics
TSO & Sebastian Lang-Lessing

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Music by Australian composer Brett Dean. Featuring soloists Duncan Abercromby (clarinet/bass clarinet), Caroline Almonte (piano), Leonard Grigoryan (electric guitar), Alison Lazaroff-Somssich (electric violin), Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello), Ben van Tienen (piano), Stuart Thomson (double bass), Gary Wain (drums) and Felix Williamson (‘Dwight, the game show contestant from Surry Hills’).

1 Testament
2 Etüdenfest
3-5 Shadow Music
6 Between Moments
7 Game Over

Tempest – Carl Vine

ABC Classics
TSO & Ola Rudner

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Music by Australian composer Carl Vine. Featuring soloist Diana Doherty (oboe).

1-3 Oboe Concerto
4 Canzona
5-10 Suite from The Tempest
11 Smith’s Alchemy

Williamson: The Complete Piano Concertos (Double CD)

Hyperion
TSO & Piers Lane

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Featuring Piers Lane and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Howard Shelley

Disc: 1

1. Piano Concerto No 1 in A major | Poco lento Allegro Poco lento [6’53]
2. Piano Concerto No 1 in A major | Andantino [6’06]
3. Piano Concerto No 1 in A major | Poco presto [5’10]
4. Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor with  Howard Shelley piano | Allegro ma non troppo [7’07]
5. Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor with Howard Shelley piano | Lento [7’46]
6. Concerto for two pianos and string orchestra in A minor with Howard Shelley  piano | Allegro vivo [4’57]
7. Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor | Allegro con brio [4’23]
8. Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor | Andante lento [7’09]
9. Piano Concerto No 2 in F sharp minor | Allegro con spirito [4’15]

Disc: 2
1. Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major | Toccata | Allegro [7’02]
2. Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major | Allegro (Allegretto) [5’40]
3. Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major | Molto largo e cantando [12’32]
4. Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major | Ben allegro [4’51]
5. Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major | Crotchet = 76 [5’29]
6. Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major | Andante lento [5’33]
7. Sinfonia concertante in F sharp major | Presto [6’45]
8. Piano Concerto No 4 in D major | Allegro [5’39]
9. Piano Concerto No 4 in D major | Andante piacevole [5’44]
10. Piano Concerto No 4 in D major | Allegro vivo con fuoco [3’29]

 

White Ghost Dancing – Ross Edwards

ABC Classics
TSO & Richard Mills

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Music by Australian composer Ross Edwards. Featuring soloist Karen Schaupp (guitar).

1 White Ghost Dancing
2-3 Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, O Creator Spirit)
4-6 Concerto for Guitar and Strings
7 Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist
8-9 Chorale and Ecstatic Dance (Enyato 1)