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First Time Classics
First Time Classics (ABC Classics 476 3948)
SKU: 15196
AU $27.22

Label: ABC Classics Cat. No.: 476 3948 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2
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ABC Classic FM had a fantastic response when earlier this year they invited listeners to contribute stories of how and when they fell in love with classical music. Here are some of the best anecdotes and their featured pieces, collected in a delightful album. An ideal starting point for someone just getting interested, or to inspire a friend or relative!

Artists: Michael Dudman (organ), Craig Hill (basset clarinet), Ann Hobson (harp), Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Rosario La Spina (tenor), Sara Macliver (soprano), Stephanie McCallum (piano), Ian Munro (piano), Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass-baritone), Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano), Alexandra Sherman (mezzo-soprano)), Simon Tedeschi (piano), Ayako Uehara (piano), Gerard Willems (piano), Adelaide Vocal Project.
Composers: JS Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Canteloube, Debussy, Gorecki, Grieg, Handel, Holst, Khachaturian, Leoncavallo, Litolff, Mascagni, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Rossini, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Vaughat Williams, Wagner.
Conductors: Werner Andreas Albert, Richard Bonynge, Richard Divall, Paul Dyer, Brett Kelly, Geoffrey Lancaster, David Measham, Jorge Mester, Richard Mills, Nicholas Milton, Benjamin Northey, David Porcelijn, David Stanhope, Edvard Tchivzhel, Patrick Thomas, Antony Walker, Thomas Woods, Takuo Yuasa.
Orchestras: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Orchestra Victoria, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Australis, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Tracks: CD 1

JS BACH Toccata in D minor
WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries from The Valkyrie
LEONCAVALLO Vesti la giubba (On with the Motley) from Pagliacci
DEBUSSY Clair de lune (Moonlight)
CANTELOUBE Bailero from Songs of the Auvergne
SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau) (Excerpt)
MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik (First movement)
BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata (First movement)
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 (First movement - excerpt)
DEBUSSY Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un faune
HANDEL He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah
GNRECKI Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (Second movement)
HOLST Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets

CD 2

GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor (First movement)
BIZET Habanera from Carmen
KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Spartacus
BEETHOVEN Pastoral Symphony (First movement)
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major (Third movement)
TCHAIKOVSKY Dance of the Little Swans from Swan Lake
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (18th Variation)
LITOLFF Concerto Symphonique No. 4 (Second movement)
TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak (Russian Dance) from The Nutcracker
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
BIZET In the Depths of the Temple from The Pearl Fishers
ROSSINI William Tell Overture (Excerpt)
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 15196
Label: ABC Classics
Catalog #: 476 3948
Price: AU $27.22   

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