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It is my great pleasure and absolute delight to see “Lotus Dreams” come to reality.
Since I recorded Lotus Moon, Willow Spirit Song and Serenade with ABC Classics, many music lovers have suggested that they would like to hear me sing Lieder and other styles of repertoire. This CD is a collection of my favourite songs and ballads.
Jazz pianist, composer and educator Mike Nock has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Australia Council Don Banks Music Award. The $60,000 award will be presented to Nock on Saturday 1 February before the sold-out performance of his 60-minute SIMA Suite at the Sound Lounge in Sydney.
A huge congratulations to Siobhán Stagg on receiving 2nd place AND a special prize for best interpretation of a Strauss song in the coveted International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. Well done Siobhan!
Hymne à l’amour is an exquisite collection of art songs sung by soprano Siobhan Stagg and accompanied by Amir Farid. The songs illustrate the frailty of the human condition through flirtation, deep love and heartbreaking truths.
Robert Schubert plays the clarinet music of Julian Yu. Clarinettist Robert Schubert has always been an admirer of composer Julian Yu’s music ever since they first met in 1996 at the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
Cellists often bemoan the lack of a cello concerto by Beethoven – and rightly so, but these eight works for cello and piano are the envy of many other instruments. The complete cello sonatas and variations of Beethoven are here on this two CD set.
After nearly a decade of hanging out, talking shop and drinking coffee, two of Australia's most compelling virtuoso guitarists Daniel McKay and Antony Field formed Duo 19. This duo debut album presents an eclectic program including works by Australian composers, Nigel Westlake and Phillip Houghton.
This disc showcases the winning combination of voice, clarinet and piano delighted intimate gatherings and inspired many lovely works… Australian Soprano, Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by clarinettist Jason Xanthoudakis and pianist Clemens Leske.
While the past decade has seen recordings of Elisabeth Lutyens’ chamber and choral works released to critical acclaim, her piano music has remained obscure. Pianist Arabella Teniswood-Harvey has carefully researched and here presents Lutyens' neglected piano repertoire.
"Improvising at its beautiful best. Tony Gould's understated lyrical piano finds the warm wandering cello of Imogen Manins, all touched with the quiet mystery of David Jones' percussion. Deeply musical, sparse and graceful." Julia Lester, ABC Classic FM