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Bespoke Classics: New Classics for Cool Dads

Modern music for the modern man.

ABC Classics presents Bespoke Classics: New Classics for Cool Dads. Featuring the very best new music and a handful of the old, this hand-picked collection of classics is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the modern man – in all his variation and complexity.

There’s no ‘right’ way to be a dad in 2018, just like there is no ‘right’ music to listen to. This compilation blurs the lines between genres and traditions, never burdened by the weight of the past and instead forging a new path. Neo-classical, post-classical, chilled classics, contemporary music – call it what you want, it’s undeniably cool and modern.

Featuring new school masters such as Einaudi, Glass, Michael Nyman, Arvo Part and Yann Tiersen, plus old school favourites by Debussy, Bach, Schubert, this is the perfect compilation for the fathers in your life.

This isn’t your dad’s classical music – it’s yours.

TRACKLISTING

CD1

1 EINAUDI I giorni

2 PELĒCIS Concertino bianco: II. Con venerazione

3 KATS-CHERNIN Tuesday Suit

4 WESTLAKE Hinchinbrook Riffs

5 VASKS Cantabile

6 KINGS OF LEON Revelry

7 CHAN Forever #1

8 GLASS Metamorphosis No. 3

9 ABBOTT Re-Echo

10 DEBUSSY Clair de lune

11 BARBER Adagio for Strings (Original string quartet version)

12 KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria

13 BACH Cello Suite No. 1: I. Prelude

CD2

1 NYMAN The Piano: Here to There

2 KATS-CHERNIN Unsent Love Letters

3 VINE Knips in Brixton

4 BADALAMENTI Twin Peaks: Falling

5 GÓRECKI Three Pieces in Olden Style: No. 1

6 WILLIAMS Escapades: I. Closing In

7 BOULANGER Nocturne

8 SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat major

9 SOLLIMA Alone

10 PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel

11 PELĒCIS All in the Past

12 TIERSEN The Argument from Amélie

13 FALCONIERI Ciaccona

14 BACH Prelude in C major from The Well-Tempered Clavier

15 GLASS Opening

16 HINDSON Technologic 135: III. Cantabile

17 ORTIZ Recercada segunda

Artists include:

Slava Grigoryan guitar • Amy Dickson saxophone

Genevieve Lacey recorder • James Crabb accordion

Sally Maer and Umberto Clerici cello • Claire Edwardes percussion

Sally Whitwell, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Roger Woodward piano

Goldner String Quartet • Nat Bartsch Trio

Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Release
The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)