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Grigoryan Brothers: The Collection

All of Slava and Leonard’s recordings as a duo, available together for the first time!

Guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation, enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing disparate genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Slava and Leonard are blessed with an uncanny ability to perform so seamlessly as a duo that they play and ‘breathe’ as one. This sibling collaboration, which commenced in the family home when Leonard was four and Slava 13, has been developing ever since. Growing up and performing together does not guarantee a symbiotic relationship, but what does create the perfect storm is the mutual respect and admiration the brothers have for each other. Perhaps this is the intangible quality that creates their ability to connect with listeners.

This box set brings together all eight of their albums recorded as a duo, from 2003’s Play to 2017’s Songs Without Words, and encompasses every element of the artistry of the these extraordinarily talented brothers. Between them, they have received three ARIA awards and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations, and have cemented their status as Australia’s favourite guitarists.

TRACKLISTING

CD1

RODRIGO GUITAR CONCERTOS

1-3 RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez

4-7 RODRIGO Fantasía para un gentilhombre

8-17 RODRIGO Concierto madrigal

CD2

BAROQUE GUITAR CONCERTOS

1-3 VIVALDI Concerto in G major for two guitars, RV532

4-6 VIVALDI Concerto in A major, RV82

7-9 VIVALDI Concerto in D major, RV93

10-12 HANDEL Concerto in B-flat major for two guitars, HWV294

13-17 WEISS Concerto in D minor

18-20 FASCH Concerto in D minor

CD3

IMPRESSIONS

1-4 DEBUSSY Suite bergamasque

5-8 FALLA Four Spanish Pieces

9 MOMPOU Prélude No. 5

10-23 MOMPOU Variations on a theme of Chopin

24 MOMPOU Cançons i danses: No. 7

25 DEBUSSY Rêverie

CD4

PLAY

1-3 PIAZZOLLA Tango Suite

4 E. GRIGORYAN Kolobok

5-8 GNATTALI Retratos

9 YORK Evening Dance

10 E. GRIGORYAN Day Dreams

CD5

DISTANCE

1 BELLINATI Jongo

2 L. GRIGORYAN Distance

3 TOWNER From a Dream

4 LOVELADY Nartuby River

5 MUTHSPIEL Everything Happens to That Dog

6 WESTLAKE Shards of Jaisalmer

7 E. GRIGORYAN Tian Shan

8 ALSOP Mandalay to Melbourne

9 RIGNEY Prayer Flags in Bright Wind

CD6

THIS TIME

1 L. GRIGORYAN This Time

2 TOWNER Duende

3 RIGNEY Two Swings in the Heart Shaped Garden

4 HOWARD Longplay

5-10 WESTLAKE Mosstrooper Peak

11 TOWNER Sarabande

12 LOVELADY Incantation No. 2

13 L. GRIGORYAN After Dark

14 HOUGHTON Wave Radiance

CD7

THE SEASONS

1-12 TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons

CD8

SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

1 BACH Arioso, from Cantata BWV156

2 DVOŘAK Songs My Mother Taught Me

3 FAURÉ Après un rêve

4 TCHAIKOVSKY None but the Lonely Heart

5 ELGAR Chanson de matin

6 TCHAIKOVSKY Chanson triste

7-13 FALLA Seven Spanish Folk Songs

14 RACHMANINOFF Vocalise

15 ELGAR Chanson de nuit

16 TCHAIKOVSKY Song Without Words

17 PONCE Estrellita (Little Star)

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)