Featured recordings

Meditation

John Sangster presents haunting and etherial themes for flutes, chimes and marimbas.

Peaceful

Quiet, reflective music poems from John Sangster featuring tenor sax, flute, guitar, keyboard, vibraphone, marimba and other percussion.

The Green Brain Cycle

This is Michael Kieran Harvey’s 92 minute multi-instrument solo extravaganza inspired by Frank Herbert’s 1966 futuristic ecological novel “The Green Brain”, with amusing concrete poetry by Arjun von Caemmerer.

Life Cycle

Life Cycle traces the emotional journey of impending motherhood through the music of highly regarded composer Emily Hall and the words of acclaimed poet Toby Litt. It's presented by Gian Slater (vocals), Sonya Lifschitz (piano), Zoe Knighton (cello)

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Performed by Ronald Farren-Price

Franz Schubert: Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959

Performed by Ronald Farren-Price.

The Pleyel Harpsichord

Roger Heagney plays one of the last harpsichords (made in 1963) by the French Pleyel piano company, which was founded in 1807 and continued to make pianos until its doors were closed for the last time in 2014. The Pleyel ‘Concert Grand Harpsichord’ has a unique sound and variety of colours controlled by a set of seven pedals.

The 7 Great Inventions of the Modern Industrial Age

This masterful CD explores the astounding surge in human invention during the 20th century ... and its consequences. This is an award-winning dramatic musical work by Sally Greenaway featuring the Syzygy Ensemble.

The Art of Melody

Jazz legends Tony Gould (piano) and Graeme Lyall (saxophone) present superb interpretations of many well-know standards. They are joined by Ben Robertson on double bass and Joe Batrouney playing drums.

Old and Yu: The clarinet music of Julian Yu, Volume 2

A series of catchy short pieces composed for clarinet and string quartet, and piano by Julian Yu. Often playful, these pieces are based on oddly familiar classical themes. Chinese folksongs, Dvorak and Mozart are also featured. The track titles will give you some idea of what to expect.

Spirit Wind

Flautist Derek Jones presents a collection of improvisations that were inspired by the idea of a universal spirit in all musical cultures.

Bach Cello

The debate still rages about the origins and intention behind these suites. Were they written for the cellist of the court (Christian Ferdinand Abel and Christian Bernhard Linke) where Bach was employed at the time? Were they written for a strange instrument called a violoncello de spalla?

Dances and Delights

Featuring premiere recordings of Australian and American works for the modern flute ensemble, this album is filled with sounds of spirit and serenity. Take a journey from waltzes and fancy two-steps to beautiful arrangements of the most memorable tunes ever written.

Northern Cello

Music for cello from composers who lived and live in northern Europe. Zoe Knighton is joined by pianist Ian Munro on piano to present gorgeous gems from Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Peteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt.

Cutetudes

SPECIAL OFFER for a limited time. Order "Cutetudes" and receive a FREE copy of Julian Yu's earlier CD "Classical Allusion". That's two CDs for the one price of $25.

Pieces after Childhood

The remarkable compositions of Geoffrey Tozer were almost entirely unknown and unpublished at the time of his death in 2009. This premiere recording features nine works for piano composed during the years 1972-1988, performed by Lachlan Redd.

Clairaudient

This is percussionist Claire Edwardes' fifth CD. Clairaudience is clear hearing, or the ability to perceive sound from outside sources, often in the spirit world. Psychics who are clairaudient hear voices, sounds or music that are not audible to the normal ear.

Portrait of Bob Brown

This CD has been produced to support the work of the Bob Brown Foundation. It includes two works by Michael Kieran Harvey and one by violinist Emily Sheppard.

Tony Gould on the Art of Creative Music

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.

126 Variations on "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

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.

Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Canberra 1987

This live recording of pianist Geoffrey Tozer was made in June 1987 during a series of four recitals to celebrate his 25th anniversary as a performer.

Amir Farid plays Javad Maroufi

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.

Psalms

Psalms and chants from the Anglican and Taizé traditions, plus two hymns, directed by Peter Chapman. This recording by Cantus Choro demonstrates Peter's love of the Anglican psalm tradition, his lively musicianship and care for phrasing and words.

George Dreyfus ... Live!

In 1978 George Dreyfus performed a live show of his music with the assistance of Paul Grabowski. It was released on a long-out-of-print LP which has now been remastered and is available on CD.

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (piano four hands)

Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" was first composed in 1913 for piano four hands, eight years before the orchestral score as published. Ronald Farren-Price and Rosslyn Farren-Price give an intense, highly rhythmic performance of the "Rite" — in stark contrast to the second work on this disc, Ravel's melodic "Mother Goose Suite" which was also originally for piano four hands.

Chromatic Flight

Music for flute and piano by Graham Jesse performed by Virginia Taylor (flute) an Simon Tedeschi (piano). These pieces cover a number of different genres including jazz and classical.

Ernest Bloch: Viola and Piano

Barbara Hornung and Danaë Killian have played as a duo for a number of years, with the viola and piano works of Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) forming the heart of their musical collaboration.

Six Concerti

Hans-Dieter Michatz (recorder) and Monika Kornel (harpsichord) perform Telemann's Six Concerti. This is Telemann at his very best!

Fairy Tales, Monsters and Wild Animals

Made for young and old, Meredith Connie's performances on this CD have enchanted audiences across two continents, evoking fantastical worlds and appealing to classical and non-classical, guitar and non-guitar based audiences.

The Dew Gatherers

Playing its own arrangements and realisations of the songs and arias of Johann Philipp Krieger, the Cole, Heymink and Brewer trio (voice, harpsichord & bassoon) has created a ground-breaking, unique and original recording. Krieger (1649-1725) is one of the important forerunners of Bach and Handel.

Spinning Forth

The title of this CD is suggestive of the music yet to come. The album draws together several threads implicit in Marais' purpose and their Swedish roots. At the core remains the Viol de Gamba music of the French baroque, but also newly commissioned Australian compositions - spinning forth in new directions.

Novum

The Nimbus Trio (piano, violin and flute) plays works by Kitty Xiao.