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Classical Hugs: Music Of Comfort And Hope

PLU: 196292554168
Format - 2CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 05/11/21
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With so many of us cut off from loved ones, ABC Classic is reaching out to music lovers across the country and around the world with this album of musical hugs: gentle, reassuring classical favourites that speak straight to the heart, no matter the miles that may keep us apart.
Classical Hugs has become a regular feature of the Breakfast program on ABC Classic: shortly after 8am each morning, listeners are treated to a piece of music specially chosen for its warm, encouraging, calming qualities. This is music that puts its arm around us to offer sympathy and understanding, music that steadies us and cheers us, music full of contentment and hope.
With intimate piano music by Bach, Brahms and Chopin, luxuriant orchestral classics by Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber, choral gems by Fauré and Puccini, and featuring performances by Jayson Gillham, Karin Schaupp, Slava Grigoryan, Diana Doherty, Emily Sun, Sara Macliver, Gondwana Voices and some of Australia’s finest symphony orchestras, this is an album to bring comfort, inspiration and joy.
Primary Format - MusicCD
LabelABC Classic
Music Genre PrimaryClassical


  • 1. BACH Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3 - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • 2. BACH / HESS Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - Jayson Gillham
  • 3. FAURÉ Pavane, Op. 50 - Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • 4. CANTELOUBE Baïlèro from Songs of the Auvergne - Sara Macliver
  • 5. ANNE CAWRSE Songs Without Words: - II. LiedBenaud Trio
  • 6. FAURÉ Requiem: Sanctus - Cantillation
  • 7. MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana - Orchestra Victoria
  • 8. BACARISSE Guitar Concertino in A Minor: II. Romanza - Karin Schaupp
  • 9. VINE Love Me Sweet - Gondwana Voices
  • 10. BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2 - Roger Woodward
  • 11. GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orphée et Eurydice - Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
  • 12. FAURÉ Cantique de Jean Racine - Cantillation
  • 13. BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet, Op. 130 - Goldner String Quartet
  • 14. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on Greensleeves - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra


  • 1. BACH Vergnügte Ruh' (Contented Rest) - Sally-Anne Russell
  • 2. MONTEVERDI Pur ti miro (I gaze on thee) from The Coronation of Poppea - Sara Macliver and Sally-Anne Russell
  • 3. DEBUSSY Clair de lune - Emily Sun
  • 4. BACH /GOUNOD Ave Maria - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • 5. PUCCINI Humming Chorus - from Madama Butterfly - Opera Queensland Chorus
  • 6. RACHMANINOFF Vocalise - Diana Doherty
  • 7. CHOPIN Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2 - Roger Woodward
  • 8. BACH Concerto for Two Violins: II. Largo ma non tanto - Richard Tognetti and Helena Rathbone
  • 9. VIVALDI Lute (Guitar) Concerto in D major, RV93: II. Largo - Slava Grigoryan
  • 10. VAVILOV (CACCINI) Ave Maria - Gondwana Voices
  • 11. LILI BOULANGER Nocturne - Emily Sun
  • 12. GLANVILLE-HICKS Gymnopédie No. 1 - Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • 13. TCHAIKOVSKY Andante cantabile, Op. 11 - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • 14. BARBER Adagio for Strings - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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