Winter Daydreams: Romantic Orchestral Favourites

ABC 481 1112 Delving into the vaults, the ABC Classics team has compiled a lush array of music that should appeal to most listeners.  Featuring the best orchestras and ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestras of Queensland, Tasmania, Melbourne, and Sydney, along with Orchestra Victoria and the Australia Ensemble, the choices are indeed, well-honed favourites. Included … Read more

Yvonne Kenny Sings Four Last Songs The Queensland Orchestra; Johannes Fritzsch (conductor) ABC Classics 476 3964

Richard Strauss’ writing for orchestra and soprano is relentlessly passionate. It is a musical palette, which shows the influence of Schumann, Wagner and Liszt. Yet, it is highly personal. He was deeply in love with singing and the human voice. Afterall, he married a soprano, Pauline de Ahna (in May 1894). The three songs Morgen! … Read more