Featured recordings

The Sparrow and the Mead Hall

Composed and (mostly) performed by Michael Kieran Harvey these works range in style from the extended techniques and rarefied atmosphere of Piano Sonata #7 to the more traditional romanticism of Liszt and Busoni in the Four Ballades, to the entertaining bebop language of Lawyers… and the strident metal-influenced satire of Death Cap Mushroom.

Where have you been all these years?

Capturing the joy of shared music-making, this sublime new release from Claire Patti (vocal/harp), Louise Godwin (cello), and Tony Gould (piano) is a tribute to musical friendship and admiration.

Julian Yu 10 CD collection

The ten CDs that include music by composer Julian Yu are available individually or as a set for a special price of $100. To order the full set, click on one of the links on this page near the bottom. Digital booklets for these titles can be found on the pages for each of the eleven volumes. Type Julian Yu in the search box above right to see information about Julian Yu CDs.

Light in dark

Light in dark is a compendium of piano works by composer Tom Henry. There are a number of different stylistic influences in this newly recorded selection including jazz, pop, the diverse influences of renaissance polyphony, and 20th century modernism.

Flute Perspectives 3

The third release in this series from Derek Jones, Flute Perspectives 3 continues to convey the synergy of the fascinating and varied Australian classical flute repertoire, with new works Jones has commissioned, some of them being recorded for the for the first time on this album.

Ronald Farren-Price complete collection

The eleven CDs of Ronald Farren-Price are available individually or as a set for a special price of $100. To order the full set, click on one of the links on this page near the bottom. Digital booklets for these titles can be found on the pages for each of the eleven volumes.

Schumann Cello

The collaboration between cellist Zoe Knighton and pianist Amir Farid continues with a collection of short works by Clara and Robert Schumann

Works for String Orchestra

17 years after the release to wide critical acclaim of David Joseph’s album Selected Works Volume 2. Now, Works for String Orchestra presents previously un-released recordings gloriously remastered for this new album.

Rhythms of Change

In 2020, Australian musician Claire Edwardes, described recently as 'the wonder woman of percussion' began a movement in her home country. Rhythms of Change is a project that addresses the parity of the representation of women in classical music and specifically in the rarefied world of solo percussion music.

Scarlatti's Steinways at Melbourne

The remarkable output of 555 Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) remains one of the most original compositional contributions in Western Art Music. Pianist Ian Holtham has selected 23 of the sonatas sequenced into four baroque tonal groupings.

Catalogue des Errances Bibliques

This is Michael Kieran Harvey's epic catalogue of Biblical errors for eight keyboardists and four percussionists, together with spoken narration written and spoken by Arjun von Caemmerer. There are 25 musical passages interspersed with 25 short narratives.

Uncovered Ground

This first-ever collection of concert works by Felicity Wilcox represents the cream of her recent chamber music compositions. They include a brand-new recording of her celebrated bass clarinet work composed for Jason Noble, ‘People of this Place’, alongside works commissioned by Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, and the Australia Ensemble, as well as a movement from Wilcox's first string quartet, performed by Sydney Art Quartet.

Gardener of Time: Barry Conyngham at 75

This double-CD contains seven orchestral works, all by composer Barry Conyngham perhaps Australia’s most international composer, with premieres and performances of his works in Japan, America, Europe, Russia and throughout Australia. The Ormond Ensemble is conducted by Richard Davis.

Piano Sonata #6: 17 Graeme Lee Prints

Composed and performed by Michael Kieran Harvey during the 2020 pandemic, Piano Sonata #6 was commissioned by artist Graeme Lee in response to 17 prints he produced in July 2020. The music, the prints and Arjun von Caemmerer’s aphorisms are highly contrasting and individual.

Jazz Music Series (set)

The five volumes of John Sangster's are available individually or as a set for a reduced price.

50 Chinese Folk Songs

The first of the two collections on this CD, the 50 Chinese folk songs, consists of pieces arranged by Julian Yu for piano. There are also 15 other piano pieces, a mixture of arrangements of well-known Chinese songs and original compositions. All 65 are played by pianist Ke Lin.

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

Prepare to be swept away by the soulful and powerful performance of the Johannes Brahms' Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5, as played by the incomparable Ronald Farren-Price. Farren-Price's mastery of the piano is evident in his interpretation of this masterpiece, showcasing the intricacies of Brahms' composition.

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

Experience the timeless beauty and emotional depth of Franz Schubert's Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959, as performed by the world-renowned Australian pianist, Ronald Farren-Price. With his flawless technique and deep understanding of the piece, Farren-Price delivers a performance that is both intimate and powerful, capturing the essence of Schubert's masterful composition.

Enfantines I

This CD presents piano music by four composers selected and performed by Katherine Day. They are suitable pieces for young pianists to play. Katherine’s profound interpretations and carefully sculpted intimate sound worlds touch on the infinite and timeless. Her path is that of weaving disparate works with a common narrative, spotlighting the unusual along the way.

Bach Piano 2

More Bach keyboard works performed on piano by Judith Lambden. Reviewer Toby Wong praised her first volume: '[Lambden’s] exceptional artistry … creates a compelling and vibrant musical narrative.'

Tango Fantasy

An Alluring Latin American Odyssey

Sidekick

Sidekick is guitar duo Ziggy and Miles' debut CD release. The duo's 2023/24 season begins with a 13 concert tour of Australia with more performances in NYC, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Florida & NZ.

Night Thoughts

During the long still nights of the Covid pandemic, pianist Len Vorster, well-known as a thoughtful accompanist, spent most of his evenings listening to a wide array of music ranging from Schumann to Copland. He also spent a lot of time thinking about the music. These ruminations developed into the wide ranging, fascinating and beautiful program of 15 deep-rooted works.

Impulses

This program is a short collection of music which inspired Hamish Strathdee during his time in Canberra, Darmstadt and Hamburg from 2013 to 2022. It forms a small selection of his repertoire across these years. The collection is titled Impulses, as these works have a strong artistic impulse for Hamish. 

Contra

Contra Guitar Duo’s debut recording showcases its musical personality and the elements they most enjoy about playing as a duo - lyricism, complex rubato and colour.

Trying to remember what I chose to forget

Works for violin, viola and cello, and piano by composer Frank Millward are an exploration of the way we choose to listen, process and subsequently remember.

Victoria Brass Live

Victoria Brass Live is a new recording by a top class Australian brass band. Expertly directed by Matthew van Emmerik, they offer a full and varied programme of innovative repertoire, including two world premieres, three Australasian premieres, and some well-loved but very welcome classics. Based in Melbourne, the band’s mission statement puts it very well. They are ‘Leading brass musicians with a collective focus on quality repertoire, collegiality and performance’.

Evenings with the French Horn

Mark Papworth (natural and valved horns) and Rosa Scaffidi (piano) perform music by Berlioz and Blanc. This CD features repertoire that highlights two different types of horns used in France in the late 19th century.

Latin American Piano Music

Alejandro Téllez performs both well known and overlooked Latin American Piano Music.

Walsingham

Renowned Australian lutenist, Rosemary Hodgson’s Walsingham is an intricately constructed musical journey exploring themes of mysticism and pilgrimage.

Threading the Light

Threading the Light was composed between 2008 and 2012, as the cornerstone of a PhD in composition. Motivated by its world premiere by The Cooperative in 2022 and having waited 10 years for its release, Felicity Wilcox now presents this very personal, ethereal, strongly symbolic, and emotionally charged work.

Australian Monody

The Marais Project is joined by international countertenor, Russell Harcourt, in a brilliant collection of largely Australian songs and instrumental works exploring light and darkness, love and loss.

New Wine in an Old Bottle

Mark Papworth, natural horn, and Amanda Millar, piano and cello, present New Wine in an Old Bottle, a CD of new works for natural horn by Australian composer Thomas McConochie. These sonatas are written in a neo-classical style that harks back to the golden era of the pre-valve natural horn during the time of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Bach Piano 1

Pianist Judith Lambden continues her project to record Bach's keyboard works. This CD includes four toccatas, the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, and the Italian Concerto.

Fable

The breadth of this remarkable collection of solo harp music encompasses sixty-six years of original Australian composition, performed by Jacinta Dennett, featuring Australian women composers and showcasing the harp’s unique sonic and expressive qualities as a solo instrument.

Becoming

Becoming is by composer Johanna Selleck and performed by Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Dean Sky-Lucas (countertenor), Jerzy Kozlowski (bass), Adam Simmons (shakuhachi), Lynette Rayner (violin), Zachary Johnston (violin), Barbara Hornung (viola), and Caerwen Martin (cello).

In Flight

Classical guitarist Harold Gretton presents a varied program of guitar pieces composed over the last 300 years. From the 18th century Sylvius Leopold Weiß to Harold Gretton's own collection of Australian bird-inspired pieces in the 21st century.

Rhythms of Green and Gold

Australian pianist John Martin presents an entertaining range of music from 10 Australian composers.

Liquid Crystal

Luke Carbon (clarinet) and Alex Raineri (piano) present a varied collection of music by composers Brahms, Berg, Beach, Bernstein and Gyger.

Duos

An extraordinary setting befits the extraordinary music performed by the duo of Ruth Wilkinson (recorders and bass viola da gamba) and Cynthia O’Brien (baroque violin), known in musical circles as Capella Corelli.

Eclipse

Originally intended for release in 2020, both this album and the Concordia Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble were indeed eclipsed the pandemic. Now, three years late, is Concordia's sixth CD.

Over Under

Over/Under is the debut album for Luke Severn and Evan Fein as a cello-piano duo and represents the culmination of five years of artistic collaboration.