Throughout its history, the piano has been a focal point for innovation. The virtuoso pianists of the 19th century expanded the boundaries of what was thought possible with two hands on a keyboard, a process stimulated by the rapidly-increasing technological advances of the piano. Although the piano itself became largely standardised by the beginning of the 20th century, the innovation of new techniques never ceased, and composers and performers began to gradually discover the new sounds and colours that could be accessed by moving beyond the keyboard.
A retrospective compilation of some of the highlights of the music of the late Peter Sculthorpe. Many favourites are included.
Geoffrey Tozer’s Pieces From Childhood allow us to glimpse, if only briefly, the adventures of the young genius into the world of classical music. Tozer’s music, and emotions he expresses – sometimes tumultuous, sometimes meditative – are ever the embodiment of a growing young artist.
Michael Kieran Harvey plays two works by composer Elliott Gyger. Michael says: "They bookend Elliott’s extraordinary musical universe – which, like Messiaen, appeared fully-formed at a precocious age, to extend in profundity and depth throughout an already long and stellar career."
The Kreutzer Quartet has forged an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets. Here they present four Australian quartets.
Improvisations on beautiful melodies. Cellist Imogen Manins joins forces with Tony Gould (piano) and David Jones (percussion) for this very special new release from Move Records.
This recording features the resonant and meditative sounds of the modern day low flutes. These austere, breathy and even creepy flute sounds should inspire an abundance of musical imaginations.
The ABC TV series Sebastian the Fox with George Dreyfus original score. This release contains a DVD with four episodes of the 1963 TV series Sebastian the Fox with a brand-new orchestral soundtrack of George Dreyfus’ score.
Works for piano, flute, and cello. Of the six works, four have been composed for the performers on this CD, including the three piano sonatas, which receive their premiere performances.
A musical homage to the life and work of Frank Zappa, composed and performed by Michael Kieran Harvey, and complemented by Lingua Franka - concrete poetry by Arjun von Caemmerer.
This disc by Floyd Williams & JANUS illustrates the cross fertilisation of folk/popular and jazz genres that occur in classical music. The original premise was to play early music (14th - 16th centuries) on modern instruments without regard for any historian's "purist" concerns.
The debut solo CD of 2006 Australian National Piano Award winning pianist Amir Farid. Features the works of Liszt, Brahms, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Greenbaum, Vine and Maroufi.
This charming and rare recording features predominantly commissioned chamber music for low flutes that was composed to showcase the lyrical and colourful tonal qualities of these instruments, expanding their small yet growing repertoire.
Australian piano music by Gifford, Gould, Ford, Yu and Michael Kieran Harvey. Elektra is an experiment in extending acoustic piano sound via computer, and was a collaboration with sound engineer Michael Hewes, who surfed the piano resonances in real time.
Recorded during the Asian Composers' League Festival in 2007, this new recording showcases works by prominent Australian and NZ composers performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kenneth Young.
Michael Kieran Harvey performs Larry Sitsky's epic piano work. Dimensions of Night draws on ancient legend, myth and spiritual history. The epic employs a series of chords to underpin the sequence of harmonies throughout the whole cycle.
Michael Kieran Harvey plays new music for keyboard. Featuring the works of Graham Hair, Douglas Knehans, Martin Friedel, Richard Meale and Hilda Paredes.
Here begins an enchanted journey of magic, mischief, dreams, and romance - a fantastical world akin to that of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, with its capricious fairies casting love-spells over mortals lost in the woods at night.
Uttered nonsense, (The Owl and the Pussycat), consists eight works of Edward Lear, spoken with the utmost gravity by Mr Ivan Smith, and set to music of the most nonsensical nature by John Sangster.
A collection of chamber music by Australian composer Eve Duncan. This new CD features recordings of her work performed by artists from Australia and overseas including the Australian National Academy of Music String Ensemble and Michael Kieran Harvey.
Music from the play The Glass Soldier. Based on a true story, Hannie Rayson's The Glass Soldier is a deep, sincere tribute to two generations of Australians who fought in the Great War, that had little, but gave everything.
As with the group's previous recordings, this CD combines a range of contemporary styles and approaches, including electronic and electro-acoustic music, contemporary chamber and interactive computer music, indeterminate (open) works and improvisation.
Move Records has gathered material for this CD paying tribute to the wonderful Norman Kaye. The main focus here is on the musician, but not forgetting his acting career.
Broadway Boogie is a collection of new music for piano featuring works by Nigel Westlake, Andrew Ford, Andrew Byrne, Mark Pollard and Michael Kieran Harvey. It won the best classical CD of 2008 in Melbourne's Herald-Sun.
Played by Michael Kieran Harvey. The pieces themselves are quite eclectic, a result of a wide range of influences, including arrangements/adaptations of established pieces as well as music specifically written for this collection.
This recording brings together the Italian chamber group Trio Altrove 1.3 with six Australian composers of contemporary classical music: Steve Adam, Melanie Chilianis, Brendan Colbert, Philip Czaplowski, Paul Moulatlet, and Thomas Reiner.
Emerging Brisbane-based ensemble Collusion has produced a disc of inspiration, imagery and energy in their first release for Move Records, In Depth. An enticing melting pot of influences, In Depth is comprised entirely of music written in the last twenty years.
Written by Larry Sitsky in 2004, The way of the seeker is a highly virtuosic piano work played by Michael Kieran Harvey. It is is based on thematic material derived from fragments of oriental chant.
Music from BalletLab's "Origami" which premiered on 13 July 2006 in Melbourne. Music created by David Chisholm, with some tracks played by Silo Quartet. This score has been nominated for the 2006 Green Room Awards.
The album explores the many combinations throat singing can be presented with. Dean Frenkel has combined his throat singing with a 27 piece childrens choir, guitar and mandolin, with Australian birds, with contemporary piano, in duet with vibraphone, and with a female vocal duo in song format.
The second volume in this series features performances from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of Melbourne, and pianist, Michael Kieran Harvey
David Joseph Selected Works Vol. is now available. It features performances by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra
Piano works by some of Australia's and China's most outstanding contemporary composers, played by Gabriella Smart. Interpretations of works by Erik Griswold, Tan Dun, Alvin Curran, Jia Daqun, Michael Nyman and more.
ephemeral densities is re-sound's third CD. It focuses on new Australian work by re-sound members Steve Adam, Melanie Chilianis, Paul Moulatlet, and Thomas Reiner. It integrates contemporary chamber music, computer music and popular electronic music.
The recording of conversations is one of the outcomes of a research project initiated by the School of Music in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. Six composers have collaborated to produce this recording, performed by six performers.
Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. This recording presents some of Australia's cutting edge piano music - bold and experimental, but also increasingly lyrical, was nominated for a 2005 ARIA award.
Michael Kieran Harvey, piano. The first disc traces the influence of the Liszt B minor Sonata on three early 20th Century composers: Rachmaninov, Ravel and Skryabin. The second features contemporary music by Australian composer Carl Vine.
When Aaron was only 21 years old, this, his first CD was described by Paul Grabowsky as "A milestone in Australian jazz". This disc of original compositions is a studio recording created during a pilgrimage to New York.
Featuring an impressive lineup of musicians, including the ARIA-winning pianist, Andrea Keller, guitarist Steve Magnusson and percussionist extraordinaire, Peter Neville, Jacinta's Song is the new CD from multi-saxophonist / composer Jenny Game-Lopata.
This CD that demonstrates the musical and cultural bridges built by the academic staff and postgraduate students at the School of Music-Conservatorium at Monash University, and their colleagues in other parts of Australia, Korea and Romania.
A retrospective collection of chamber works by leading Melbourne contemporary composer, Thomas Reiner. Features soloists from Monash University and ensemble re-sound.
Elizabeth Drake's wonderful and award-winning score to the new Australian feature film starring Toni Collette, with two bonus tracks not featured in the movie plus a collectable 16 page booklet and a widescreen trailer.
Bossa nova meets hip hop on this amazing soundtrack by the award-winning and ever versatile Australian composer of Two Hands, Bootmen and After the Deluge - Cezary Skubiszewski - complete with bonus remixes by the Melbourne-based outfit, Jacket.
Ten sound artists and composers from around the world respond to notions of place. Featuring binaural sound, electroacoustic composition and field sound recordings, Hearing Place journeys the environment and that of our internal response.
Years in the making, the music on this debut album Prism blends thought-provoking lyrics with a strikingly original combination of classical, Celtic and jazz music with Spanish influences and Brazilian rhythms.
The soundtrack to the acclaimed mini-series by award-winning Australian film composer, Cezary Skubiszewski. Richly scored for orchestra, the music effortlessly moves from haunting violin solos, to 40s jazz, Irish airs and the original pop music of the on-screen band.
Those who knew the Melbourne jazz scene back in the 1970s would fondly remember McJad, the free improvising duo of trumpeter Keith Hounslow and pianist Tony Gould. This double-CD features their latest album plus a bonus re-issue of their original LPs. A true collector's item!
southeast is the debut CD of the Baartz Freeman sextet and contains a diversity of jazz styles that combine numerous musical influences from West Africa to New Orleans to Cuba and New York.
An album full of tried-and-true jazz standards, fashioned around the singular theme of angels. With a top lineup, this wonderful CD features the talents of vocalist Debra Blaquiere, together with award-winning jazz pianist Joe Chindamo and his bass player extraordinaire, Phil Rex.
Innovative ensemble d'volv formed as in 1999 and features the rare combination of electric, steel and nylon string acoustic guitars, performing original compositions with musical influences from Spain, Ireland, contemporary Art music, blues and jazz.
This new CD features the diverse works of six Australian composers that have taken Asian instruments and voices beyond the boundaries of their own traditions. From dan tranh to sheng, from shakuhachi to erhu, this fascinating recording is cross-cultural music at its best.
An exciting new CD showcasing the brilliant music of the Adelaide-based composer, Becky Llewellyn, featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Lights Contemporary Ensemble, a multimedia video and much more!
On this, his first CD for Move Records, Nagorcka is joined by his long-time collaborator, the Melbourne-based pianist, educator and co-composer Robert Williams.
Move's ARIA-nominated jazz duo again returns to the studio for their long awaited new album! This recording goes much further in terms of repertoire, and consequently extends the level of energy on the spirited pieces, and the level of expression on the gentler ones.
Tony Gould, Len Barnard, Graeme Lyall and friends. A fitting musical tribute to one of Australia's unsung heroes of jazz - John Sangster - by some of this country's top performers.
We complete our restored re-release of John Sangster's jazz-inspired view of Tolkien's epic tale with this the fourth and final work in the series. Originally a double LP released in the late 1970s, this album finally met the CD age late in 2006.
This is the third volume of jazz composer John Sangster's classic epic musical interpretation of J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'. Originally a double-LP set issued by EMI over 25 years ago it has never been available on CD until now.
Here is the second volume of jazz composer John Sangster's classic epic musical interpretation of The Lord of the Rings. Originally a double-LP set issued by EMI over 25 years ago it has never been available on CD until now.
This is not the Howard Shore movie soundtrack but a re-release of jazz/film composer John Sangster's epic attempt to musically portray the events and characters of Tolkien's triology. Not only that, it pre-dates the current film by over 25 years and it's wholly Australian!
In the beginning, there was harmony - before anyone thought to ask the question "What sort of music do you play?" ... before everyone became too busy to stop and listen anyway ... before music became 'the music industry' ... harmony was lost in a cacophony of meaningless words.
This much anticipated release features among other works the Fanfare for a new dome. Very few Melbourne buildings have been honoured with their own personally written fanfare. However, Composer George Dreyfus has been fortunate enough to pen two of these celebratory pieces.
In stack, composer and sound artist Ros Bandt brings to life the inner and outer sonic possibilities gleaned from the massive city stack, a fifty-five metre chimney stack designed to extract fumes from the new CITYLINK tunnel in the heart of Melbourne's underground.
Intuition, by renowned Italian guitarist/composer Rosario De Marco captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music.
Ambient Voice features Dean Frenkel's haunting harmonic vocals strategically placed over and within the music of outstanding Australian composers, including Mark Clement Pollard, George Dreyfus, Andrew MacGregor and the group Invention in Time.
Recorded in Melba Hall, this world premiere recording finds Melbourne pianist Ian Holtham performing a brilliant cross-section of Australian contemporary piano works, including those by Brenton Broadstock, Linda Kouvaras, Stephen Ingham, Stuart Greenbaum, Johanna Selleck and Christine McCombe.
Move Records once again mines Screensound Australia's archive to showcase the wonderful film music of George Dreyfus, including the premiere release of the unused score to the Bruce Beresford feature Tender Mercies (1982).
Davood A. Tabrizi's haunting soundtrack to Mojgan Khadem's film 'Serenades' has been specially extended and developed in the studio to make listening to the album a satisfying experience on its own, away from the motion picture.
Composer Eve Duncan commissioned violinists from Austria, China, Japan as well as Australia, to record her compositions which she has compiled onto this fascinating CD.
These works for piano by Linda Kouvaras were written in response to specific locations - as a reflection on the lived experience of three distinctly different sites.
Sonny Chua performs a thrilling selection of his popular works, including the Sonatina, the subversively charming Assorted Fairies and Theme and 12 Deviations - a wickedly hilarious and dazzling set of 'variations-to-end-all-variations' on Chopsticks.
Recorded in the Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle, Christian Heim's debut Move CD features Nicholas Routley directing the Sydney Chamber Choir and Sprung Percussion in premiere performances of the two sacred Prayer Dances.
This recording is a comprehensive collection of the vocal music of Richard Peter Maddox. It bears the impramatur of the composer (playing the Australian-designed Stuart & Sons piano), and he is joined by his talented brother Graham Maddox on oboe and Sydney-based vocalist, Samantha Smith.
Adrian Tien takes the Australia's National Carillon in Canberra through its paces with a beautifully varied programme including Bach, Gershwin, and music from today's finest carillon composers.
One of International Record Review's "Best Discs of 2000". Nominated for Best Classical CD at the 2001 Aria Awards. This album was performed on authentic instruments including Grainger's own staff bells and steel marimba. Many previously unrecorded works are included.
Jazz pianist Tony Gould joins with one of the most talented guitarists/composers in Australia, Peter Petrucci, and together they play a mix of original pieces and standard repertoire.
Benjamin Thorn and Wayne Madden present a journey through 600 years of music on the theme of love. You'll find rarely heard works by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini as well as the more familiar music of Telemann and Ortiz.
Inspired by the Gamelan and Japanese Shinto music, the recent ambient work of Mark Clement Pollard is unique in its pursuit of beauty and simplicity. A Handful of Rain is the first comprehensive collection of this acclaimed Australian composer's popular style.
In traditional Chinese music a pre-existing piece is ornamented and embellished until it becomes something quite new. In the same way, Julian Yu takes famous pieces from the Western musical tradition and ornaments them in the Chinese manner.
This album spans nearly a quarter of a century of composition in the field of chamber music by Peter Tahourdin. The pieces reflect Peter's compositional metamorphosis and encompass a myriad of influences and themes, from Indian ragas to the Carmina Burana.
Winner of the 1998 ABC Classic FM "Listeners' Choice" Award, this double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.
The landscape and atmosphere of Australia come to life in this varied collection of solo and chamber guitar works by Australian composer, Philip Houghton.
Music for clarinet by Australian composers. Celebrating Australia's landscape, its spirit, its music and its composers, 'Dreamtracks' documents some of the best contemporary Australian music written for solo clarinet and piano and a variety of unusual chamber music combinations.
The second volume of marvellous music from one of Australia's favourite composers, George Dreyfus. This album provides a great insight into Dreyfus' multifaceted talents.
'Nardoo' present a tapestry of original music from a melting pot of jazz, ethnic and medieval influences. This album of improvisations presents the duo of Zana Clarke and Peter Biffin performing new and traditional wind and string instruments.
An collection of chamber works by the Australian contemporary composer, Michael Whiticker performed by the Libra Contemporary Ensemble.
A program of original compositions for carillon, as well as transcriptions and arrangements with an Australian connection.
Some of the best captured live in concert! This CD of well-known and much loved jazz pieces features the acclaimed jazz pianist Tony Gould and one of Australia's greatest saxophonists, Graeme Lyall.
This CD by highly acclaimed Trio Melbourne features a stunning collection of 20th Century piano trios, including two never-before recorded pieces by Australian composers Sculthorpe and Yu.
Songs of the Australian Bush, including the first ever recording of the original version of Waltzing Matilda. Another disc of Australian bush songs? You bet - and brought to life by one of Australia's most respected folk singers, Denis Gibbons.
Eric Klay brings his bass trombone centre-stage in a varied selection of stylish classic, contemporary, and big band pieces.
110 minutes of horn music, from the classical to the contemporary. Many works presented here were never available on CD before and virtually all are on the current AMEB French Horn syllabus - ideal for students!
Robert Lloyd's brightly coloured dances for keyboards and percussion are an exciting synthesis of shimmerring vibraphones and marimbas, melodic drumming and percussive pianos weaving together to create a genuine cross-cultural intercourse of American minimalist and Balinese gamelan music.
One of Move's all-time best sellers! Sydney City organist Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen perform a program of popular organ duets on the famous Sydney Opera House organ.
Composer and keyboardist Linda Ceff presents an album of past and present inspirations juxtaposed against her own fascinating contemporary compositions.
Like the phoenix 'rising from the ashes', the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known contemporary composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.
An eminently listenable collection of piano pieces written for four and six hands. An exciting, romantic, all stops out tour-de-force!
A truly unique experience: two grand pianos together on one disc. Bob Sedergreen and Tony Gould, two great Australian jazz improvisation artists.
The definition of the word "chronicle" — put briefly "a record of events" — aptly fits the content of this recording. Chronicle forms an inspiring record of musical events in the life of Tony Gould, one of Australia's most creative musicians and composers.
A new CD of Ros Bandt's works including Mungo, representing archaeology of the land and Thrausmata, an archaeology of text. These award-winning compositions were created in the studios of West Deutsche Rundfunk, Cologne.
An exciting juxtaposition of 20th century Australian and 19th century European musical styles. Gordon Kerry's 'Torquing Points for String Quartet' and Mark Pollard's 'The Quick or the Dead' are approachable and lyrical pieces that fit well with this CD's classical works.
New Australian music from Back to Back Zithers which combines original ideas with musical thoughts from Vietnam, West Java, Mediaeval France and Italy.
The sound of feet traversing the earth's surface is a reminder of the impact that location has on our lives. You will never have heard anything quite like this amazing journey.
Marvellous music by the well-known Australian composer George Dreyfus, one of Australia's most animated musical personalities.
Australian history in a tuneful, dramatic cantata by Don Kay, depicting the short history of the demise of the full-blood Tasmanian Aboriginal race and the early convict days. Includes The Song of the Maypole.
Outstanding horn player Richard Runnels presents an exciting collection of pieces for horn and keyboard. With Brachi Tilles and Tony Gould.
Pacific Sound features the exotic sounds of original instruments designed and created by Colin Offord.
Music composed by Tony Lewis for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre. The works on this disc, commissioned by the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, deal with the meeting points between Aboriginal and European societies and the ways in which Aboriginal people interact with the contemporary Australian society.
Fourteen of George Dreyfus' best-loved film themes. Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras conducted by the composer.
The sensitive and imaginative piano of Tony Gould combines with Brian Brown's passionate flute, haunting pan pipes and saxophone. Some themes were composed especially for the duo, others are the result of spontaneous improvisation.
Features 'De Profundis' based on texts by Oscar Wilde, in addition to 'Violin Concerto No.2', 'Fantasia No.2' and 'Petra'.
Directed by Richard Runnels. Features wind octets by Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Bozza and Australian Graham Powning. Recorded in the exceptionally clear and natural acoustic of the Melbourne Concert Hall.
In this first-ever recording of Marshall-Hall symphonies, Melbourne University Professor of Music Warren Bebbington, conducts the Queensland Theatre Orchestra.
Recorded between 1907 and 1914, these 23 songs present a fascinating historical overview of the career of one of Australia's first pop recording stars.
Composed by Barry Conyngham, Fly tells the story of inventor and explorer Lawrence Hargraves. Performed by the Victoria State Opera.
Ros Bandt explores the resonance of a large hollow concrete cylinder five stories underground in the Collins Place car park, Melbourne. Stargazer is an anthology of improvisations and compositions using recorders, psaltery, bells, cymbals, kalimba, pvc pipe and music boxes.
Composed by George Dreyfus. An enjoyable collection featuring two of George Dreyfus' best known compositions, Rush and The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox.
A valuable collection of Australian compositions for piano, by some of Australia's most respected and inventive composers and performed by pianist- composer, Larry Sitsky.
LIME (Live Improvised Music Events): Gavan McCarthy, Julie Doyle, Carolyn Robb and Ros Bandt. LIME plays original music on original instruments including the glass Flagong, marimbas, Farmarimba and plumbaphone as well as pottery instruments made by Judy Lorraine.
If you would enjoy a laid-back nightclub scene with a smoothed out jazz band, and a lady with an amazingly strong voice pouring down like silver, this album is for you. This classic LP from Jazz Great Linda Cable has now been re-reissued on CD.
This CD by the Melbourne Brass Esemble features an interesting and varied program by five Australian composers. The playing is dynamic and accurate; the sound is full and the acoustic of the recording is very true to life.
Ros Bandt, internationally acclaimed sound artist, composer, performer and sound sculptor, explores the subtle, shimmering and sonorous sound qualities sculpted from glass and clay instruments. Includes Soft and Fragile, originally released on LP in 1983.
Environmental composer Ros Bandt first vinyl LP is now available on CD. She uses the sonorities of man-made chambers — a water tank and a wheat silo. A bamboo flute, recorders, a lute, and the human voice reverberate in large acoustic chambers. It may sound electronic, but is in fact entirely natural.
30 years of piano music by Peter Sculthorpe, one of Australia's finest composers. With exemplary performances by The Team of Pianists, Michael Hannan and Sculthorpe himself.
This CD contains historic recordings made during the inaugural recital series in 1979 when the organ was launched.
The Victorian Time Machine, directed by Richard David Hames, was an instrumental and vocal ensemble which grew out of the Victorian College of the Arts. Composers on this disc are Guillaume Dufay, Richard David Hames, Barry Conynghim and James Fulkerson.
This early recording of Australian computer music includes Barry Conyngham's realisation of Percy Grainger's Free Music 1 and 2, as well as pieces by Tristram Cary, Warren Burt and Darius Clynes.
Some of Australia's finest players of spontaneous, improvised music display their remarkable talents on this disc compiled from two previously released LPs. Conducted by John Sangster.
Originally released on two LPs and even quadraphonic tape in the early 1970s, this double CD set is a special limited edition re-issue of Reverberations One and Two, containing contemporary music for organ, brass ensemble, voices, didjeridu and electronics.
The Adelaide Quintet and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present the "serious" side of George Dreyfus - the Didjeridu Sextet and the two symphonies. Complete your Dreyfus collection with this fascinating disc!
The chamber music of Katy Abbott. Her chamber works span her career to date and are perhaps the best example of her capacity to immediately engage the audience in an evocative sound world.
This disc will reveal a new perspective on Australian music-making. All works on this recording are Australian compositions and all explore the aesthetics of contemporary art music.
This superb new song cycle by Roger Heagney sets the poetry of Graeme Ellis to music. Soprano Merlyn Quaife is joined by pianist Andrea Katz.
Renowned Organist and Concert Pianist, Anthony Halliday performs a varied recital on this charming and historic instrument. The program ranges from the grand organ works of J.S. Bach to Halliday's own transcription of the finale from Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
This new disc from the Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra showcases contemporary Australian Music for Mandolin and Guitar.
The group Halcyon first encountered the music of Rosalind Page in 2002 through their performance of the chamber performance of Apollinairesongs a song cycle inspired by the texts of Guillame Apollinaire.
Magic Sounds traverses through many music genres - meditation, ambient, chill-out, fine world, soundtrack, spiritual (non-religious) and contemporary choral music.
Each of the eleven tracks on this recording is a song without words. Although written over a number of years, each song is characterised by a concern for simplicity and directness of expression.
Looking to the Light is an easy listening collection of well-loved Christmas songs such as O Holy Night, The Little Drummer Boy, Ave Maria, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and Australian carols, lesser known songs and children's favourites such as All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth and I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.
What happens when you mix four dynamic performers with imaginative and unique compositional voices? Second Door on the Left: an album exploring the possibilities of the clarinet, from fragments of ancient melody to 21st century fusion.
The two sonatas on this disc started life as traditional sonatas with piano accompaniment. The Oboe Sonata was written for a teaching colleague, Caroline O'Donnell and is a first effort in writing a sonata.
John Mills is an Australian composer working and recording in Melbourne. He grew up in a musical household that nurtured his love for the guitar, and by his early twenties was a keenly sought after performer and teacher.
The music on this CD looks forward to the twenty-first century and the possibility of a new aesthetic for classical music. It intentionally crosses the boundaries between classical and popular music.
Composed and recorded specifically with the limited viola repertoire in mind, violists Gabriel Anthony Doheny and Fintan Murphy have collaborated on this CD to present new works (and one Beethoven transcription) for violists and teachers in search of new repertoire for solo and accompanied viola. Essential for students and teachers alike.
Nougat combines the talents of guitarist and composer Tania Ravbar Costantino and master mandolinist Ruth Roshan. Breathe sits on the cusp of world and classical music.
Freshwater Road is a collection of music performed and composed by acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Lucas Michailidis. With a penchant for character-rich melodies he is lyrical, audacious and at times, downright scandalous.
The musicians that drummer Mark Lockett has assembled for this impressive debut CD About Time are master story-tellers, steeped in the century-old traditions of jazz but always eager to say something new.
re-sound's first and self titled CD features chamber works by 20th-century composers John Cage, Brendan Colbert, Paul Moulatlet, Ken Murray, Thomas Reiner, and Harvey Sollberger.
Pastance's most recent offering is a delightful collection of traditional, original, and early music for Celtic harp, recorders and voices.
It was in 1999 when Concordia director Basil Hawkins first came across The waltz of forgotten dreams by Hadjidakis. He was struck by its atmospheric and evocative nature and in keeping with this nostalgic ambience, the selection on this disc includes such pieces as Eileen Pakenham's Reverie and Fred Witt's Memories of Bendigo.
Quirky is the debut album featuring the up and coming young Melbourne saxophonist Pete Mitchell, his quartet and guest musicians playing ten original compositions varying in style, mood and tempo.
A passion for all kinds of love is conveyed in Emma Sidney's remarkable debut jazz CD Love Rhapsody. By song selection and interpretation, Emma leads you on a journey from one relationship to the next. With every emotive note you are drawn deep into her private world; intimately engaged one moment in the delight and ardour of love triumphant and in the next caught up in frustration, devastation and the rage of love lost.
The Choir of Scots' Church presents music from Palestrina in the sixteenth century to twenty-first century music by a contemporary Australian composer, Andrew Batterham. It also includes a rare performance of the Widor Mass for choir, baritone choir and two organs.
Jeff Pressing's Zalankara is a multicultural symphony, a wide-ranging and ambitious work dedicated to the refugees and displaced people of the world.
Conducted by the composer, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz (Germany) performs George Dreyfus' complete music for wind orchestra. Strictly limited edition.
On their first disc for Move, titlewave, Loco Tempo (vocalist Colleen Hunt and pianist/arranger Rick Freeman) are joined by a first-rate jazz combo - including guitarist Mark Viggiani and trombonist Jordan Murray - in a collection of standards chosen because of their timeless quality.
Beautiful lullabies and cradle songs by Australian composers from 1890-1999. Featuring soprano Linda Thompson (Australian Opera and VSO Young Artist) and pianist Deviani Segal, this delightful collection features world premiere recordings of Australian lullabies and cradle songs.
The mandolin orchestra is very versatile. The purpose of this CD is to demonstrate something of its diversity and distinctive character.
Australian gems for violin and piano. Jewel showcases the work of some of our finest composers including Peter Sculthorpe, Margaret Sutherland, Don Banks and Vincent Plush.
Peter Constant plays classical guitar music by Australian composers. With Marion Schaap (guitar), Mardi McSullea (flute) and Helen Noonan (soprano).
Coinciding with the choir's concert tour of South Africa, this CD features an eclectic mix of new songs and old favourites.
The debut recording of piece for two guitars by Australian composer Mark Pollard, recorded by Z.O.O. Duo - Peter Constant and Marion Schaap.
Brilliant cornet player Tom Paulin plays works by Bozza, Dreyfus, Arban, McCabe and more.
Stir the Sky is pervaded with a sense of places visited and people met, a sense of movement and music-making. There's also love, laughter, fond memories and bittersweet recollection. Each track is like a journal extract, a highly personal record being offered for sharing.
After several years of musical involvement in television, radio and film, Alwyn and Laurie Lewis decided to change direction and concentrate on songwriting. Here is the result.