Timeless art and great music: ABC Classics and the Art Gallery of New South Wales present a new collection of albums bringing together culture from through the ages. From nineteenth-century visions of grandeur in Epic Classics to the sacred tradition in Divine Classics, and from Australia’s own artistic heritage to the world of the Modernists, these albums provide rich insights by bringing art and music together.
Previous collaborations between ABC and AGNSW include music audio-guides for the blockbuster exhibitions The Greats, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Nude: art from the Tate collection with the acclaimed Nude Live performances in collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Festival.
New music in an ancient land: Australian composers paint in sound their visions of the past, present and future of their country.
Music by Percy Grainger, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Peter Sculthorpe, Nigel Westlake, Elena Kats-Chernin and more. Cover art by Tom Roberts and Brett Whiteley.
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1. ISAACNATHAN Don John of Austria: Overture 2. MIRIAMHYDE Piano Concerto No. 2 in C-sharp minor: II. Andante tranquillo 3. PERCYGRAINGER Dreamery 4. PEGGYGLANVILLE-HICKS Gymnopédie No. 1 5. NIGELBUTTERLEY Meditations of Thomas Traherne: Meditation No. 2 6. RICHARDMEALE Viridian: First movement 7. COLINBRUMBY Scena for cor anglais and strings 8. PETERSCULTHORPE Djilile 9. NIGELWESTLAKE Antarctica – Suite for guitar and orchestra: III. Penguin Ballet 10. CARLVINE Piano Concerto No. 1: Second movement 11. ROSSEDWARDS Veni Creator Spiritus: II. Ritmico 12. ELENAKATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans Concert Suite: II. Eliza Aria 13. GERARDBROPHY Mantra I 14. GRAEMEKOEHNE The Voyage from Gallipoli Symphony