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Water / Night Music

Water / Night Music
$ 55.00


Jonny Greenwood Composer
Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Lead Violin
The Australian Chamber Orchestra


The Australian Chamber Orchestra and ABC Classics present the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, featuring the world-premiere recording of Water by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood paired with Mozart's ubiquitous Eine kleine Nachtmusik.

Water was written following Jonny Greenwood’s stint as the ACO’s Composer in Residence in 2012. Its inspiration is Philip Larkin’s poem of the same name, which alludes to a glass of water ‘where any-angled light would congregate endlessly’. Scored for strings, flutes, keyboard, piano and two Indian tanpura, it takes the form of a continuous 15-minute movement.

Premiered as part of the ACO’s UK tour in 2014, Water was an instant success, hailed for its ear-opening musical colours. It is presented here in a live recording from the Sydney Opera House.

The LP format inspired the pairing with Mozart’s ubiquitous Eine kleine Nachtmusik. ‘We have chosen an outrageous combination of works that you would never consider pairing, unless it were on an LP,’ says Richard Tognetti. ‘So consider this a curated, deliberate juxtaposition … The notion of surprise is paramount in offering these wildly contrasting works. But ‘a little night music’ is exactly what Jonny’s piece is. It’s something I would suggest you play once the sun sets, for its hypnotic drone-like structure presents something that really works best as daylight fades away…’


To cover the additional cost of posting a Vinyl, and additional $5 has been added to the price of the vinyl. The cost breakdown is:

$50 Vinyl
$5 Additional Postage
$7.95 Standard Postage within Australia (added in cart)

International customers should contact for a postage quote to their specific region.

Track Listing

Side Composer Title Time
A Jonny Greenwood Water 15:41
B Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No.13 in G Major, KV525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik 15:28