Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical and musical theatre. 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.

Shane Warne : the musical by Eddie Perfect : original Australian Cast recording.

Eddie Perfect, 2014

Eddie Perfect, 2014

 

Beautiful : the Carole King musical : original Broadway Cast recording.

Ghostlight Records,  2014
Ghostlight Records, 2014

 

Two recent biographical musicals are featured on Shane Warne : the musical, based on the life of the Australian cricket legend, and Beautiful : the Carole King musical, that traces the early life and career of the US singer-songwriter using songs that she wrote including So far away, I feel the earth move, Up on the roof, and other contemporary songs.   Certified Blue is the latest highly acclaimed release by the Australian blues rock group The Black Sorrows featuring Joe Camilleri on lead vocals.  Crucible is a compilation featuring fifteen original recordings by Australian rock group Hunters and Collectors, with fifteen stunning tributes to their music by performers and groups such as Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Something for Kate and The Living End.

Crucible : the songs of Hunters and Collectors.

Liberation, 2013

Liberation, 2013

 

Certified blue by The Black Sorrows.

Victoria Head Records, 2014

Victoria Head Records, 2014

 

Empire of the Sun : original motion picture soundtrack.  Music composed and conducted by John Williams.

Warner Bros. Records, 2014

Warner Bros. Records, 2014

 

Mars Attacks : music from the motion picture soundtrack by Danny Elfman.

La La Land Records, 2009

La La Land Records, 2009

The music of prolific movie composer, John Williams, features on the limited edition release, Empire of the Sun.  Written for the 1987 Stephen Spielberg war film, the score includes many haunting and dramatic tracks such as the opening performed by the Ambrosian Junior Choir with orchestra.  Mars Attacks is the score for Tim Burton’s 1996 science-fiction comedy that starred Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close. Appalachian Spring, the chamber orchestral work by renowned American composer, Aaron Copland, was recorded live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre in June 2013.  This recording also features Australian soprano, Emma Matthews, performing Copland’s Eight poems by Emily Dickinson. Full symphony orchestral favourites from the great classical and romantic composers such as Elgar, Mozart, Grieg, Haydn and Vaughan Williams feature on Classics for a Lazy Sunday, performed by the Melbourne Symphony, and other Australian orchestras.  Great Spring listening on any day of the week!

Classics for a lazy Sunday.

ABC Classics, 2014

ABC Classics, 2014

 

Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey, Emma Matthews, soprano.

ABC Classics, 2014

ABC Classics, 2014

 

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Also check out Music Online : Contemporary World Music, one of our online databases for the following new release, Meditations for Flute, featuring flautist, Viviana Guzman.  It is available for anyone to use here in the Library via the website.  If you’re one of our Victorian registered users you can log in from home and explore at your leisure!

Viviana Guzman, 2010

Viviana Guzman, 2010

 

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