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DISCOVER WASO’S RECORDED LIVE MUSIC ON CD OR THROUGH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

All our recordings can be purchased online through the ABC Shop, iTunes or Amazon.
 

BRAHMS - THE SYMPHONIES

Recorded live in concert in 2015, these performances from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and its Principal Conductor bring to life the colour and complexity of Brahms’ vision. Fisch – a protégé of Daniel Barenboim – is acclaimed as one of the great conductors of the Romantic repertoire of our times; from the lyrical second symphony to the epic fourth, this album is a testimony to his interpretative prowess, Brahms’ music, and to a superlative orchestra recorded in its prime.

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CLASSICS AT THE MOVIES II

This double CD presents more great classical music from the world of Cinema. Featuring music used in recent hit films (Mona Lisa Smile, Big Fish, Austin Powers) as well as classics of the silver screen (A Clockwork Orange, Gallipoli, The Great Dictator). Another great collection featuring famous classical music made even more famous by the movies!

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Just Classics 2: The Gold Collection

featuring WASO, Sara Macliver and Fiona Campbell

Following the success of the first Just Classics CD release, ABC Classics has again brought together fine Australian talent to record this brand-new collection of delightful music to soothe, inspire and intrigue! Alongside traditional classical favourites, there is a delicious sprinkling of rarities - musical gems which never fail to attract listener enquiries: 'What is that lovely piece?'

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Transcendent Love - The Passions of Wagner and Strauss

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Making her debut with ABC Classics is superstar soprano Lisa Gasteen. This CD contains some of the most ardent songs of love and desire ever composed by the great Romantics Wagner and Strauss, as well as instrumental interludes, including Strauss' elegiac masterpiece, Metamorphosen and Wagner's perennial favourite, the Prelude to Tristan and Isolde.

Acknowledged as the finest Australian dramatic soprano of her generation, Gasteen is in her element in these stirring music dramas. With acclaimed conductor Simone Young at the helm of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, this Wagner and Strauss is a state-of-the-art aural extravaganza - and destined to become a classic.

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Kate Ceberano LIVE

In November of 2005, Kate Ceberano performed 2 concerts at the Perth Concert Hall with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Armed with the orchestrations of conductor Sean O'Boyle, Kate performed an eclectic collection of songs.

This amazing album Kate Ceberano Live features a tasteful melding of Kate's own works, with some beautifully caressed covers including Unchained Melody, The Drugs Don't Work, and a haunting interpretation of the Joe Cocker classic Song for You. A talent like Kate Ceberano's does not come along every day, and the marriage of her enchantment with the purest of our nation's musical talent is a union not to be missed, and long to be remembered.

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La Bohème

In 2004 the West Australian Ballet was written into the history books as the first ballet company to perform one of the great love stories of all time, La Bohème. A world premiere especially created for the company, this stunning three act story is based on the world-famous and much-loved operatic drama by Giacomo Puccini. To mark this achievement ABC Classics released a recording of Kevin Hocking's adaptation with performances by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dobbs Franks. The gloriously romantic and emotionally charged new adaptation of La Bohème will undoubtedly touch the hearts of those who experience it through this sumptuous recording.

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Shakespeare Overtures I

Shakespeare's stories come to life in Castelnuovo-Tedesco's dramatic orchestral works.

The art of Shakespeare was a recurring fascination for Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In addition to two operas and numerous settings of songs and sonnets, he wrote 11 Shakespeare Overtures which here receive their first ever complete recording. Deploying all the resources of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, these are some of the twentieth century's most dramatic and tuneful orchestral works, spectacular evocations of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

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Shakespeare Overtures 2

WASO's second album of stirring Shakespeare overtures.

The art of Shakespeare was a recurring fascination for Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In addition to two operas and numerous settings of songs and sonnets, he wrote 11 Shakespeare Overtures which here receive their first ever complete recording. Deploying all the resources of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, these are some of the twentieth century's most dramatic and tuneful orchestral works, spectacular evocations of Shakespeare's greatest plays.

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Life is Beautiful 2

Weekends are a time to relax – to put up your feet and forget about the stress of the past week. And what better way to relax then with some of the most divine classical music known to man. Featured on this recording are seventeen tracks to allow you to relax, rejuvenate, and retreat from the chaos of modern life.

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tchaikovsky's fifth

Featuring  the Symphony No.5 & Slavonic March, Maestro Verbitsky brings expertise in Russian repertire to this stirring recording of two of Tchaikovsky's most passionate works.

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dvorak: Legends & American suite

Lead by conductor Vernon Handley, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra plays beautiful music with a folkloric flavour from the Czech master, Dvorák.

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Augie March: MOO YOU bloody choir

In February 2007 Australian band Augie March performed two special concerts with WASO at Kings Park. The nights were a tremendous success, and were recorded and broadcast nationally by Triple J radio.

The setlist included tracks from the band's three albums. The orchestral arrangements brought a whole new dimension to what was already a diverse and dynamic back catalogue, ranging from the sparse, hypnotic O Song to the wild west rollicking of This Train Will Be Taking No Prisoners. Of course, the biggest response was for the glorious, rousing renditions of the band's breakthrough hit One Crowded Hour.

The band has now released some of the recordings as part of a Limited Edition of the latest (platinum) album, Moo, You Bloody Choir. That album has won the prestigious Australian Music Prize, in addition to garnering 6 Aria nominations including Album Of The Year, and Single Of The Year. That single, One Crowded Hour was voted in #1 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2006, and Song of The Year at the APRA Awards by 33,000 Australian songwriters.

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ben folds and WASO: live in perth

Recorded in 2005 at Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia, this DVD features all of Ben Fold's favourites from his Rockin' the Suburbs and Whatever and Ever Amen albums, including Fred Jones Part 2, Steven's Last Night in Town, Boxing, Not the Same and Narcolepsy, accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Simon Kenway. Fans of Ben Folds will love this unique performance.

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The World of Classical Music

This double CD set features over two and a half hours of music and contains 44 tracks of great orchestral favourites performed by all of Australia's symphony orchestras.

Featuring orchestral favourites by masters including Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Rossini and more.

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