Ian Holtham’s unique approach to Bach’s monumental Well Tempered Clavier provides the listener with the opportunity to hear the preludes and fugues organised by key rather than the traditional and more artificial order by volume.
This is a tribute to revered Australian pianist, praised educator and musical thinker Dr Tony Gould, Australia’s first professor of jazz. It comprises an audio CD and bonus one-hour video DVD documentary.
Two of the most prized possessions in my collection of albums, CDs and cassettes are recorded performances of the late great saxophonist, Bernie McGann.
This recording celebrates the ongoing attraction of Italy and especially Rome as a place of artistic pilgrimage and inspiration.
The Christopher Young Quartet presents 10 new tracks by Young and members of the Quartet.
Larry Sitsky wrote that composer Michael Bertram 'writes fierce but exciting piano music'. Michael Kieran Harvey performance on this disc is the equal of that description. As well as a long major work this recording presents an interesting variety of shorter works all by Bertram.
Flautist Derek Jones, and pianist Leigh Harrold present this anthology of contemporary Australian Flute Music.
The tune "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has fascinated and irritated composers through the ages. In this second collection Julian Yu has commissioned a staggeringly diverse cornucopia of stylistic arrangements of the tune. Michael Kieran Harvey tackles scores from the frivolous to the frenetic, the fragile to the fragrant, the popular to the profound.
Michael Kieran Harvey performs 126 variations on the theme "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" which are composed by Julian Yu. Julian Yu's project presents the tune in an immense range of styles, many of which develop out of well-known classical pieces, as well as jazz and folk music.
Continental Drift features compositions for two bass flutes and cello. As the movement of the Earth’s continents drift across the ocean floor, new music has its own journey of slow migration, as it to travels around the globe, across time and space into various lands and multiple cultures.
Amir Farid performs the complete piano pieces of Stuart Greenbaum composed between 1989 and 2014.
This is the first Ted Vining Trio CD release since the passing of bass player Barry Buckley in 2006. His replacement Gareth Hill, along with Bob Sedergreen and Ted, recorded this album following a very successful tour of jazz venues around south-east Australia during August 2015.
This music CD and performance DVD is a celebration of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra in music and āsana (2015) composed by Michael Kieran Harvey who also plays various keyboards, Arabella Teniswood Harvey (piano) and Eugene Ughetti (percussion).
Michael Kieran Harvey plays Australian masterworks for piano of the last fifty years. The composers represented on this great recording include Raymond Hanson, Gordon Kerry, Brendan Colbert, Helen Gifford and Neil Kelly.
Considering the fame of Bach’s solo violin partitas and his solo cello suites, it is remarkable how his sonatas for viola da gamba and keyboard remain in the shadows, at best, of most music-lovers’ consciousness. The fact that some of the material in them originated elsewhere in Bach’s output hardly explains the neglect in which they have tended to lie.
There's much variety in Cezary Skubiszewski's music for the soundtrack to the documentary about the life of Australian costume designer and three-time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly. It covers a wide range of popular 20th century musical styles – and there's never a dull moment.
Premiere recordings of two Australian works, one contemporary and one 95 years old, mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. Performed by Thomas Jones (violin), Laura Chislett Jones (bass flute) and Rachel Valler.
Enter the world of Russia. Zoe Knighton and Amir Farid present a mix of unknown works alongside much loved classics. The recording celebrates a romanticism in composition inspired by the combination of cello and piano.
Javād Maroufi was one of the first composers of piano music in Persia and celebrated for his contribution to Persian classical music. He was born in Tehran to musician parents Musa Maroufi and Ezra Maroufi – both pupils of renowned master, Darvish Khan. Javad’s mother died when he was young, so he was raised by his father and taught violin and tar from a young age.
Rare opportunity to hear the entire 'Goldberg Variations' with all repeats plus the '14 canons' on the Goldbergs and the 'Italian Concerto'. Two CDs for the price of one.
Chopin's celebrated nocturnes performed by pianist Nancy Tsou (pronounced "Zo"). Nancy hears in Chopin what very few hear, and her devotion to him has guided her.
Over its 15 year history The Marais Project has continuously pushed the boundaries of the viola da gamba repertoire whether in presenting the long neglected works of Marin Marais and his French baroque contemporaries or launching the electric viola da gamba in Australia.
Alicia Crossley, one of Australia's leading recorder players, performs transcriptions for recorder. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes, to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.