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Zephyr Quartet - Adana     World, Instrumental, Classical, Folk 07/05/2016
Zephyr Quartet is a string quartet performing original, diverse music. This release is a collection of folk music from Macedonia, Israel, Mexico and Finland arranged by members of the group.
Adana is a traditional Macedonian folk tune arranged by Zephyr's cellist Hilary Kleinig. It is stirring, beautiful, tender and forceful, taking the listener on a short but epic journey.

Other tracks by Zephyr Quartet:  Noumi, Noumi Yaldati  -  Klockar Aleksanteri
Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Gelibolu     Classical 06/05/2016
Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high quality, breath-taking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages.
The Gallipoli Symphony is a major composition produced by internationally respected composers from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. It represents the first time ever that composers from three nations that fought in the campaign have collaborated on a single commemorative work of this scale.

Other tracks by Queensland Symphony Orchestra:  Thoughts of Home  -  Future
Jackie Ward - Naked Heart     Pop, Soul, Christian, Folk 29/04/2016
Singer-songwriter Jackie Ward has the voice described as "honey sliding down crystal", a refreshing authenticity, and the heart and soul to cut a deep impression with an original pop sound.
The essence of "Naked Heart" is showing your true self and finding strength. A contemplative piano-based song, it progresses into an uplifting chorus featuring the signature rising-chord motif with soaring vocals, strings, and band. Intensity increases throughout, showing off Ward's incredible vocal range and clarity, and enhancing themes of hope.

Fiona Joy - Calling Earth     World, Ambience 28/04/2016
A decade after the ethereal tunes from Fiona’s breakthrough albums ‘Portrait of a Waterfall’ and ‘Angel Above My Piano’, the NSW based musician and storyteller set to release ‘Signature Synchronicity’.
With its’ calm, soothing vocals and easy crescendos, Calling Earth, gives the sense of outer space, an out of body experience. Listening to Fiona’s ethereal voice contrasted against the strong piano will show you both the freeing and heart racing feelings of floating in space.

Other tracks by Fiona Joy:  Ceremony  -  Grace
Genevieve Lacey - Amarilli (Jacob van Eyck)     Classical 22/04/2016
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director.
Recorder virtuosa Genevieve Lacey explores gardens, real and imagined, old and new – from the original ‘Pleasure Garden’, a series of exquisite musical vignettes by the Dutch nobleman Jacob van Eyck, to contemporary compositions contemplating our relationship with the botanical world.

Other tracks by Genevieve Lacey:  Bee Halo (Jan Bang and Genevieve Lacey  -  Daphne (Jacob van Eyck, Jan Bang and Genevieve Lacey)
Kate Miller-Heidke / Opera Australia - Flinch’s Dream     Pop 20/04/2016
John Marsden and Shaun Tan's haunting picture book captivated a generation of children and adults, with its bold pictures and deeply moving story of progress, displacement and culture clash.
The Rabbits is an evocative and deeply moving story. Adapted from the haunting picture book by John Marsden and Shaun Tan, it tells of colonisation, displacement and, ultimately, of hope.

Other tracks by Kate Miller-Heidke / Opera Australia:  Kite Song  -  Where?
Nicole Car - Gounod Ah, je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song)     Classical 20/04/2016
Nicole is one of the brightest stars on the international opera scene.
Gounod’s Marguerite trembles with excitement as she sees herself in new-found jewels.

Other tracks by Nicole Car:  Puskai pogibnu ya (Tatyana’s Letter Scene)  -  Vendulka’s Lullaby: Hajej, můj andílku (Hush-a-bye, my angel)
Sally Maer - The Parting Glass     Classical 20/04/2016
Sally Maer is a cellist based in Sydney.
The mist-covered hills and cosy firesides of Scotland, Ireland and Wales have long inspired music of enchantment and beauty. From haunting melodies to exuberant reels, from traditional tunes to uplifting songs of today, join cellist Sally Maer as she celebrates the Celtic muse.

Other tracks by Sally Maer:  MacDonald’s Reel  -  You Raise Me Up feat. Teddy Tahu Rhodes & David Hobson
Seraphim Trio - Piano Trio in G major– II. Largo con espressione     Classical 20/04/2016
Australia's pre-eminent piano trio with Anna Goldsworthy (piano) Helen Ayres (violin) and Timothy Nankervis (cello).
Beethoven’s trios are amongst the finest works in the chamber canon, taking the form spawned by Mozart and Haydn and developing it into a musical genre which reached symphonic proportions in its musical language and virtuosity.

Other tracks by Seraphim Trio:  Piano Trio in D major ‘Ghost’ – I. Allegro vivace e con brio  -  Piano Trio in B-flat major – III. Tema con variazioni
Hinterlandt - Umgangswelt     Classical, Experimental, Soundscapes, Chill 01/04/2016
Hinterlandt is a Sydney-based instrumental music act. The 2016 album "Ensemble" features three long tracks of original post-chamber music across more than 60 minutes.
“Umgangswelt” is the first of three long tracks on the 2016 Hinterlandt album "Ensemble". Bronwyn Cumbo: violin, percussion / Natalya Bing: violin, percussion / Simeon Johnson: cello, percussion / Jochen Gutsch: trumpet, guitar, percussion. Composed by Jochen Gutsch

Other tracks by Hinterlandt:  Patches and Paths  -  Alltagswelt
Anton Wurzer - Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian     Classical, Classical, Classical, Instrumental 20/01/2016
This is classical evergreens composed by JS Bach, WA Mozart, Frederick Chopin performed solo on piano accordeon by Anton Wurzer.
Classical music played on a piano accordeon? Huh! This really sounds like a one man band. The accordeon can sound like an orchestra with fire and aggression and then subtlety and lyrical.

Other tracks by Anton Wurzer:  Valse in C# Minor by Frederick Chopin  -  Presto from Sonata No 1 for Violin Solo by JS Bach
David P Shortland - Mystrelle     Classical, Instrumental, Ambience, Acoustic 09/12/2015
David is an experienced pianist, composer and performer, who 'sees' the world from the perspective of a 'Vision Impaired (Blind)' musician, which adds that depth of feeling to his music.
Mystrelle blends a solo piano with acoustic guitar to present a mood of flowing water and mystic waterfalls ; but leaves the rest to your imagination.

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Other tracks by David P Shortland:  White Gold Rose  -  Sapphires In The Snow
Amy Dickson - Song of Home     Classical 10/10/2015
Twice Grammy-nominated Amy Dickson made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win the Classic BRIT Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
Song of Home, which in the words of the composer Peter Sculthorpe ‘sings of the love that Indigenous inhabitants have for their island home, the place where they and their ancestors were born’.

Other tracks by Amy Dickson:  The Siduri Dances  -  Full Moon Dances
Burkhard Dallwitz - Our Hawkesbury     Classical 10/10/2015
Burkhard Dallwitz is one of Australia’s foremost screen composers, with a number of internationally acclaimed works to his name.
Based on Kate Grenville’s multi-award-winning bestselling novel, the two part mini-series The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of Will and Sal Thornhill, early convict colonists in New South Wales. It stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme and Tim Minchin.

Other tracks by Burkhard Dallwitz:  My Place  -  A Secret River
Genevieve Lacy & Flinders Quartet - Re-invention No. 1 for descant recorder (based on J.S. Bach’s Invention No. 8 in F major)     Classical 10/10/2015
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director.
The disc opens with Kats-Chernin’s take on six of Bach’s most famous works, the Inventions – originally scored for keyboard. Lacey plays a number of different recorders, drawing out different colours in each Invention, from the playful, light-hearted Re-invention No.1 to the mellow second, and the virtuosic sixth

Other tracks by Genevieve Lacy & Flinders Quartet:  Bach Arr. Bowman Seht, was die Liebe tut, from Cantata BWV 85  -  Mozart Flute Quartet in C major, KV Anh. 171 / KV 285b (performed on recorder): I. Allegro
Natsuko Mineghishi - Sakura (Cherry Blossom)     Classical, Folk, Atmospheric, Acappella 08/10/2015
A versatile Japanese soprano based in Melbourne. She sings Opera, German Lieder, Japanese Art Songs and lyrical pop ballads. Natsuko is also known as a Karate champion.
A famous Japanese folk classic, using original melisma by the singer to deliver delivcate subtle atmosphene.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - Kats Chernin - Prelude     Classical 06/10/2015
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra marks 25 years of music-making with their new studio recording Brandenburg Celebrates.
Elena Kats-Chernin’s Prelude and Cube was commissioned by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on the occasion of their 25th anniversary and presented here in its world-premiere recording.

NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best Independent Classical Album

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Paper Planes     Classical 06/10/2015
Paper Planes is a family film that tells the story of a young Australian boy’s journey to compete in the world paper plane championships in Japan.
Recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and some of Australia’s finest soloists in June 2014, this soundtrack captures the beauty, drama and pathos of the film: Jack’s grief, Grandpa’s cheekiness and the sheer joy of Dylan’s new-found hobby, making paper planes.

Other tracks by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:  Ready To Launch  -  Learn To Live
Collins Lynch Watson - Don't Be Long     Classical, Soundtrack (Film Related), Soundscapes, Experimental 09/09/2015
Instrumental soundtrack ensemble from Melbourne, Australia featuring Piano, Violin and Guitar. Evokes a sound that blends has been described as blending the Necks & the Dirty Three via Brian Eno.
Don't Be Long is the lead single from Collins Lynch Watson's debut release. Delicate piano underscores a bittersweet violin that fondly reminisces with hindsight a vision of past romance long gone.

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Other tracks by Collins Lynch Watson:  The Horse That Bolted  -  Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
Holly Terrens - Once Upon a Time     Pop, Classical, Rock 07/09/2015
Holly Terrens creates epic pop songs. A trained classical flautist and self taught pianist, she's a singer/songwriter with a distinct style.
Once Upon A Time is a song about about sinister discoveries within a friendship. It is the blending of melodic piano melodies with soaring vocal lines and a percussive rhythm section. Horrifyingly beautiful.