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ACO40: Celebrating 40 Years Double CD

ACO40: Celebrating 40 Years Double CD
$ 25.00

Credits

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti
Artistic Director & Lead Violin

Description

This album celebrates the ACO's history of superlative and ambitious music-making, presenting the recordings that have thrilled music-lovers for decades.

The album opens with Irkana IV by Peter Sculthorpe, recorded in 1996 and drawn from one of the most highly award-winning recordings in Australian classical history. Two other Australian composers with whom the ACO has a close history – Elena Kats-Chernin and Joseph Tawadros – are also represented.

The album showcases the stunning breadth of the Orchestra's music-making by delving back into the Baroque (Bach's beloved double violin concerto), the Classical (Mozart's 'Jupiter' symphony), and into the Romantic era (Brahms, Wagner and Tchaikovsky). Each work is introduced in the booklet by the ACO's Artistic Director Richard Tognetti.

Celebrating 40 Years is a companion to ACO40: The Fortieth Year, a large-format prestige book that beautifully captures the ACO in pictures and words, on stage, in rehearsal, and in their private lives. With revealing text by Margaret Throsby and deluxe photography by Anthony Browell, ACO40 is a sumptuous souvenir of Australia's national orchestra's 40th Anniversary year together, offering fascinating insight into the busy lives and music-making of Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Track Listing

CD1

PETER SCULTHORPE
1. Irkanda IV
Richard Tognetti solo violin (Recorded 1996)

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 
2. The Lark Ascending
Richard Tognetti violin, Roland Peelman conductor (Recorded 2002)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
3. Aconcagua: I. Allegro
James Crabb classical accordion, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano (Recorded 2002)

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN 
4. 
Torque
James Crabb classical accordion, Tamara-Anna Cislowska piano (Recorded 2002)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1043
5. I. Vivace
6. II. Largo, ma non tanto
7. III. Allegro
Richard Tognetti and Helena Rathbone violins (Recorded 2005)

JOSEPH TAWADROS 
8. Rose
Joseph Tawadros oud, James Tawadros req, Richard Tognetti violin (Recorded 2006)


CD2

RICHARD WAGNER 
1. Siegfried Idyll 
(Recorded 2006)

PYOTR IL’YICH TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ‘Souvenir de Florence’:
2. IV Allegro con brio e vivace
(Recorded 2005)

JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68:
3. IV. Adagio
(Recorded 2010)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, KV551 ‘Jupiter’
4. I. Allegro vivace
5. II. Andante cantabile
6. III. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
7. IV. Molto allegro
(Recorded 2015)