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Michael Kieran Harvey - Sleepy Star     Classical, Jazz, World, Cover Version 18/02/2017
Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. A musician, a composer, he regularly commissions and performs new Australian music.
The accompanying chords contain many major second intervals, giving the piece a heavy fatigued feeling. Plenty of improvisational feel!

Other tracks by Michael Kieran Harvey:  TTLS (Starlight Variation)  -  Twinkle Twinkle Icy Star
Michael Kieran Harvey - Track 37     Classical, Instrumental, World, Cover Versions 18/02/2017
Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation. A musician and composer, he performs with Australia's leading contemporary music ensembles and orchestras.
The collection is designed to demonstrate the many different approaches to composition in classical music styles as well as popular and folk music genres from different countries.

Other tracks by Michael Kieran Harvey:  Track 50
Tony Gould - O Tannenbaum     Classical, Jazz, Instrumental, Cover Version 18/02/2017
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music - jazz and improvisatory musics ias well as classical musics.
A delightful piano solo, done in Tony Gould's inimitable style. A Christmas classic that is sweet enough to listen to all year long.

Other tracks by Tony Gould:  We Wish You a Merry Christmas  -  White Christmas
David Robertson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra - The Firebird (Original 1910 version) - Introduction     Classical, Cover Version 11/02/2017
Under their Chief Conductor David Robertson, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra present a stunning live account of three seminal works: Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.
Shifting between supernatural exoticism and folk simplicity, the track's various musical elements effectively conjure images of Kastchei’s realm and Prince Ivan's encounter with the mythical Firebird.

Other tracks by David Robertson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra:  The Firebird (Original 1910 version) - The Princesses Plead for Mercy
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Shunske Sato - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor (Niccolo Paganini)     Classical, Cover Version 26/01/2017
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra break new ground with their latest album, exploring the music of three of the Romantic era’s greatest composers with Japanese-American violin star Shunske Sato.
A scintillating performance of 'Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 4' by Sato, combined with the period instruments of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, will be welcome internationally as a rare recording on the instruments that Paganini himself would have known.

Other tracks by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Shunske Sato:  String Symphony No. 3 in E minor (Felix Mendelssohn)  -  From Holberg’s Time – Suite in the Olden Style (Edvard Grieg)
Jayson Gillham, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - 3 Rondo     Classical, Cover Version 26/01/2017
Young London-based Australian pianist Jayson Gillham returns home for this Beethoven-themed collaboration with legendary conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Gillham's performance engages with the full resonance and beauty of the music whilst offering fresh poetry and nuance. As conductor, Ashkenazy brings all the insight and coherence he has gained through multiple recordings and performances of the work as one of the most respected pianists of our time.

Andrew Lang - For     Classical, Ambience, Acoustic 25/01/2017
Andrew Lang is a composer and pianist from Adelaide, Australia. He released his debut record, "Burnt Shades" through Whitelabrecs in 2016.
"For" is the final track from Burnt Shades, as well as a callback to the opening song from the record. Its sparse, slow, and melancholy tone, coupled with Andrew's light touch, acts as a beautiful closer to the album.

Other tracks by Andrew Lang:  Foam  -  Forest of Glass
Amir Farid - Portrait and Blue Hymn     Classical, Jazz, Instrumental 23/12/2016
Pianist Amir Farid is a highly creative musician - a pianist of great intelligence and integrity bringing strong musical substance to all that he does.
Uplifting and mellow, punchy and calm at the same time - this piece, composed by Stuart Greenbaum, was written to celebrate the birth of actor, Morna Sers, who Stuart was working with on Stephen Sewell's play, Sisters. Beautiful!

Other tracks by Amir Farid:  First Light  -  Four Thoughts - I. The End Of Winter
Derek Jones - Stillness     Classical, Instrumental 23/12/2016
Derek Jones has enjoyed an extensive performing career throughout Australia, Europe, USA, and Asia. He has performed as a solist with Melbourne Symphony, Australian Philharmonic, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Symphony Orchestras.
This improvisation from previous release, Sun Down Moon Up includes a constant drone punctuated by intermittent temple bell. Its expressive, meditative with the quality of the flute and the sound of silence bridging eastern and western themes.

Other tracks by Derek Jones:  Sonata - Molto Allegro
Peter Sheridan - Arirang Variations     Classical, Instrumental 23/12/2016
A specialist in low flutes (bass, contrabass and sub-contrabass flutes), performer Peter Sheridan has commissioned over seventy compositions for these unique instruments.
“It is simply lovely. Peter and Judy, your recording of my 'Arirang Variations' is just as I imagined the piece sounding. Thank you so much for your beautiful performance..." - Stanley Hoffman (composer)

Other tracks by Peter Sheridan:  Suite in Sea - Argentinian Ghost Tango  -  Fantasies and Wildness - The Beauty of Wilderness
Tony Gould - The Second Time Around     Jazz, Instrumental 23/12/2016
Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz, improvisatory, traditional and contemporary classical musics.
Features the captivating vocals of Melbourne jazz singer, Michelle Nicole. Nicole re-imagines this song interpretation in her own sensitive way. Gould says: 'All music making is all creative … they (the musicians) are bringing new life to the music on the page'.

Other tracks by Tony Gould:  The First Day of Spring  -  Schindler's List
True Strength - Lyse Striber     Folk, Experimental, Acoustic, Classical 16/12/2016
Straddling two spoken languages and multiple musical disciplines, Melbourne/Copenhagen duo True Strength interweave songwriting in the revivalist folk tradition, early baroque and renaissance music, electro-acoustic music, and free improvisation.
First single from True Strength's debut album. In Danish: 'Highlights'. Pronounced: 'Loose-a Streeb-a'.


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Other tracks by True Strength:  Reedy 1  -  Malta
Benaud Trio - Video Killed the Radio Star     Classical, Cover Version 14/12/2016
Pianist Amir Farid, violinist Lachlan Bramble, and cellist Ewen Bramble have established themselves as performers of the standard repertoire, works by Australian composers and music with a pop/jazz influence.
Pianist Amir Farid, violinist Lachlan Bramble, and cellist Ewen Bramble have created an uplifting and joyful rendition of a crowd favourite.

Other tracks by Benaud Trio:  The Luckiest  -  Jacksonmania!
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Sleigh Ride     Classical, Cover Version 13/12/2016
Take a symphony orchestra, add a 100-voice choir, stir in your favourite festive tunes and sprinkle over a pinch of musical magic. The result? The finest kind of Symphonic Christmas.
Delius' brisk Sleigh Ride is a lyrical work capturing the journey of a moonlit sleigh ride through the snow.

Other tracks by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:  The Christmas Song  -  Jingle Bells Overture
Arabella Teniswood-Harvey - Carpe Diem (2015) Con mote - Meno moss, con rubato - A tempo     Classical, Instrumental, Soundscapes 13/12/2016
Now teaching classical piano, music history and art theory at the University of Tasmania, Arabella maintains an active performance career. She performs frequently as a chamber musician and a soloist.
Harvey’s work, an injunction to action before it’s too late, was written as a birthday present for its current interpreter. Aggressive, restless, packed with notes, it grabs attention straight away – like its composer in action – and doesn’t let up, even when the dynamic level sinks. -Clive O'Connell

Michael Kieran Harvey - Violet 2     Classical, Instrumental, Ambience 09/12/2016
Michael Kieran Harvey is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary piano music of his generation, a champion of Australian music and a composer. He performs with Australia's leading ensembles.
"It excites, puzzles, illuminates in turn and what sense you make of its language, form and imaginative processes depends on a willingness to enter Bertram’s idiosyncratic but remarkably open sound-world" - Clive O'Connell, the Music.

Francesca Mountfort - Swift & Raven (Radio Edit)     Classical, Experimental, Easy Listening 09/11/2016
Originally from Wellington NZ, Francesca is a classically trained cellist and composer based in Melbourne. Her latest album, Swift & Raven, will be released in October 2016.
Swift & Raven will be Francesca's first release under her own name. Her music and live shows have always been about delving deep into the spiritual side of an imaginary world. This album is no different.

Marcus Holden - Adagio in G Minor (T. Albinoni)     Folk, Classical 09/11/2016
Marcus Holden is a Soloist, Composer, Producer & Multi-Instrumentalist. Marcus has appeared on albums, commercials, films; some of the world's great concert venues and performed with Australian music greats.
Adagio with a rock rave. Long live Yngwie! Marcus Holden plays Violins, Other Guitars, CelloBass with Nigel Date on Electric Guitar Solo and Oscar Henfrey on Drums.

Other tracks by Marcus Holden:  Gymnopédie No.1 (E. Satie)  -  Polovetsian Dance No.17 (A. Borodin)
Hinterlandt - Chase A Dream     Classical 03/11/2016
The Sydney-based ensemble explore indie-chamber compositions, drawing influence from Kronos Quartet, John Zorn's Masada works, and stripped back artists like Sufjan Stevens.
A quiet exploration of the day in the line of a normal human.

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Angus Joseph - Opus 1 No 1     Classical 02/11/2016
Composer until I get a real job.
I began this piece as a work for piano during HSC. I recorded the demo in London with a Polish girl who played violin at weddings. In Sydney, I ran into my old teacher who played violin for orchestras in Australia/China, and recorded the piece in a studio in Leichhardt.

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Other tracks by Angus Joseph:  Opus 1 No 2  -  Opus 1 No 3