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Classic 100 Dance

Music That Makes You Move

Dance is a universal human activity; something that everyone can do. From toddlers to nonagenarians, everyone in the world can feel a beat and move in some form to music that moves them. The Classic 100 Dance is a celebration of that wordless expression, of flinging your body through space.

When ABC Classic FM asked listeners to nominate the music that makes them move, their responses were as varied as their nominations: this music is the soundtrack to doing the ironing, ‘air conducting’ – even shearing sheep! The only constant was that sense of release and freedom that only comes from dance and movement.

This 8CD set presents the results of this Classic 100 Countdown – Australian’s favourite classical music event. Featuring highlights from all 100 works in this 15th Classic 100 Countdown, it includes beloved ballet numbers by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Stravinsky, swirling waltzes by Chopin and Strauss, concert favourites by Beethoven, Berlioz, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elena Kats-Chernin and Nigel Westlake, and an irresistible array of marches, mazurkas, polonaises, pavanes, fandangos and more!

Classic 100 Dance

Number of composers: 62

Number of Australian composers: 5

Most popular composer (by number of tracks): Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (5 works each)

Most popular country (by composer): France (20 works)

Most-popular era: 20th Century (38 works)

Earliest work: Praetorius’s Terpsichore (1612)

Most recent work: Elena Kats-Chernin’s Dance of the Paper Umbrellas (2013)

Classic 100 Dance – The Complete List


2 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker

3 PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet

4 BERNSTEIN West Side Story

5 BIZET Carmen


7 RAVEL Boléro

8 J. STRAUSS II On the Beautiful Blue Danube

9 COPLAND Appalachian Spring

10 SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre

11 BORODIN Prince Igor

12 TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty

13 BRAHMS Hungarian Dances

14 SCULTHORPE Left Bank Waltz

15 COPLAND Rodeo

16 PIAZZOLLA Libertango

17 DELIBES Coppélia

18 GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

19 WESTLAKE Antarctica

20 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

21 KATS-CHERNIN Wild Swans

22 DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances

23 LEHÁR The Merry Widow

24 GRIEG Peer Gynt

25 STRAVINSKY The Firebird


27 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

28 OFFENBACH Orpheus in the Underworld

29 GERSHWIN An American in Paris

30 ADAM Giselle

31 MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream

32 J. STRAUSS II Emperor Waltz

33 TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin

34 BACH Brandenburg Concertos

35 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7


37 RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances


39 ORFF Carmina Burana

40 J. STRAUSS I Radetzky March

41 ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance Marches

42 SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

43 TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien

44 CHOPIN Les Sylphides

45 SATIE 3 Gymnopédies

46 R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

47 JOPLIN The Entertainer

48 WALDTEUFEL The Skaters' Waltz

49 CHOPIN Waltzes

50 BERNSTEIN Candide

51 KHACHATURIAN Masquerade

52 PIAZZOLLA Oblivion

53 GLUCK Orpheus and Euridice

54 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’

55 VERDI Aida

56 STRAVINSKY Petrushka

57 PRAETORIUS Dances from Terpsichore

58 FAURÉ Pavane

59 JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag

60 BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

61 J. STRAUSS II Tales from Vienna Woods

62 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

63 CHOPIN Polonaises

64 WILLIAMS Star Wars

65 RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez

66 WEBER Invitation to the Dance

67 SIBELIUS Valse triste

68 DAVIS Pride and Prejudice

69 OFFENBACH Gaîté parisienne


71 RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

72 SULLIVAN The Gondoliers

73 SIBELIUS Karelia Suite

74 WAGNER The Valkyrie

75 BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances

76 HANDEL Water Music

77 HOLST The Planets

78 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

79 DEBUSSY Prelude to 'The Afternoon of a Faun'

80 ROSSINI William Tell

81 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

82 VIVALDI The Four Seasons

83 SAINT-SAËNS Samson and Delilah

84 HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks

85 GRAINGER Country Gardens

86 FALLA El Amor brujo (Love, the Magician)

87 SULLIVAN arr. MACKERRAS Pineapple Poll

88 KATS CHERNIN Dance of the Paper Umbrellas

89 RAVEL La Valse

90 BACH Suites for Solo Cello

91 BEETHOVEN Piano concerto No. 5 'Emperor'

92 BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4 'Fandango'

93 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'

94 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol

95 MYERS Cavatina

96 J. STRAUSS II Die Fledermaus

97 VERDI La traviata

98 EDWARDS Arafura Dances

99 CHOPIN Mazurkas

100 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS English Folk Song Suite

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)