Some great new arrivals in popular and rock music, film soundtracks, musical theatre, classical music and opera feature the following.
All of these CDs are currently available on the Listening Posts in Arts. The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on. There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.
Notre Dame de Paris is a 2-CD collection of both rare and popular film music by Maurice Jarre, composer of Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. This includes the bustling Bombay March from A Passage to India, selections from A Walk in the Clouds, Pope Joan and many others, plus the World Premiere Recording of “Symphonic Dances from Notre Dame De Paris” , the Roland Petit ballet that Maurice composed an amazing score for in 1965. Performed by the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus.
There are two releases by Aztec Records, a Melbourne based label devoted to original, rare and reissues of Australian rock music, especially of the seventies period. Besto Mondo : greatest hits, is a compilation of great hit tracks by Mondo Rock, such as Chemistry, Boom Baby Boom and Cool World. Butterfly Farm by Madder Lake is a remastered reissue of their early seventies album.
The Golden Echo is the latest release by New Zealand born and LA based recording artist, Kimbra, whose musical style draws from many different genres, blending electropop, R & B, classic jazz and soul. This release is inspired by Prince, ’70s R&B and ’90s pop ; the first single is affectionately titled ’90s Music.
Music from the film score of the classic 1960s Blake Edwards comedy, The Great Race, about an automobile race from New York to Paris, is just one of the soundtracks in a 9-disc, 18-soundtrack set, The Classic Soundtrack Collection, featuring music composed by the legendary Henry Mancini. Scores in the collection also include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Darling Lili, Arabesque, Charade, The Pink Panther and many other favourites.
Opera singer, Cecilia Bartoli, explores the Baroque musical treasures of Tsarist Russia on the new release, St. Petersburg, with music from the court of three 18th century Tsaristas: Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, written by Italian and German composers working for the Russian court. The album has been researched by Cecilia herself, in the archives of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Library, revealing music lost for over 200 years. The new recording reunites Bartoli with Baroque specialists Diego Fasolis & I Barocchisti.
Ricky Martin : Greatest Hits – Souvenir Edition features 18 of Ricky’s biggest Australian smash hits including Maria, The Cup Of Life, Livin’ La Vida Loca and Shake Your Bon Bon. J’Accuse : the passions of Emile Zola, is the studio cast recording of a new musical based on the life of French author, Emile Zola, that features music by the legendary, Petula Clark. Last but not least is an ABC compilation of popular classics for Spring, inspired by the colours of nature, and featuring many different composers including Debussy, Vivaldi, Grainger and the beautiful Vaughan Williams track, Fantasia on Greensleeves.
The following album of hit songs by The Andrews Sisters is also available through the Naxos Music Library. It is available free online in the Library, or from home if you are one of our Victorian registered users. It includes chart toppers such as Tuxedo Junction, Shoo Shoo Baby and the wonderful Rum and Coca-Cola.