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Clarke's Classics

Various

CD  |  Compilation  |  11 Aug 2017


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Various Clarke's Classics CD



In October 2016, the award-winning comedian and writer John Clarke – a regular on Australian television and a household name thanks to his satirical interview series Clarke and Dawe and the mockumentary TV series The Games – made his debut appearance as guest presenter on ABC Classic FM's Saturday Morning program.

Clarke relished the opportunity to turn his comic genius and brilliant wit to music he adored: orchestral favourites by Vaughan Williams and Dvo?ák, piano classics by Liszt, Satie and Beethoven, and iconic opera moments such as ‘O mio babbino caro', the Habanera from Carmen, the Flower Duet from Lakmé, and the Pearl Fishers Duet. Audiences loved the show and were eagerly asking for the next instalment.

Sadly, there were to be no more, as John Clarke passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017. When the first show was re-aired on Classic FM as a tribute, the audience response was again extraordinary, and the ABC was inundated with requests for a CD release of the program.

Thanks to this public outpouring, and to the enthusiasm of John's own family, the full program is presented here as a tribute to this brilliant, beloved Australian icon: three hours of glorious music and classic Clarke commentary.
DETAILS

Title: Clarke's Classics

Format: CD

Release Date: 11 Aug 2017

Artist: Various

Sku: 2346906

Catalogue No: 4828548

Category: Compilation

TRACKS

DISC 1

LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

BIZET Carmen: Habanera

SATIE Gymnopédie No. 1

GLUCK What is Life?

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending

BEETHOVEN Moonlight Sonata: First movement

BIZET The Pearl Fishers: Duet

SCHUBERT Hungarian Melody

DISC 2

HILL Trumpet Concerto

PUCCINI O mio babbino caro

BACH Goldberg Variations: Aria

VERDI Va', pensiero

DVORÁK New World Symphony

DISC 3

SCHUBERT Ave Maria

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

DELIBES Lakmé: Flower Duet

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5

WIDOR Toccata