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Mums Love Classics: Beautiful Classical Favourites (2CD)

Mother’s Day is always a very special day on ABC Classic, offering a chance for listeners to say ‘Thank you’ and reach out with love to their mums on the radio through music. Out of the hundreds of music requests that pour in every year come Mother’s Day morning, ABC Classic has now picked out over two hours of listener favourites for this 2CD collection of musical hugs.

From the gentle beauty of Debussy’s Clair de lune and the Elena Kats-Chernin’s Eliza Aria, to the huge warm embrace of the Pearl Fishers Duet and the Adagio from Spartacus, Offenbach’s joyous Can-Can, Vivaldi’s smiling music for Spring, Mahler’s thoughtful Adagietto and Bernstein kicking up his heels with the overture to Candide – this is music to share and treasure.
Featuring performances by Teddy Tahu Rhodes and David Hobson, Roger Woodward and Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Karin Schaupp, Jane Sheldon, Nicole Car, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes, the Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and many more.

1. MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
2. KATS-CHERNIN Eliza Aria from Wild Swans
3. DEBUSSY Clair de lune
4. BIZET Pearl Fishers Duet
6. VIVALDI The Four Seasons – Spring: I. Allegro
7. J. STRAUSS II The Blue Danube – Waltz
8. BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’: II. Adagio un poco moto
9. GIFFORD Plover Bird
10. MASCAGNI Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
11. SATIE Je te veux
12. TRAD. arr. GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)
13. VERDI Va’, pensiero
14. TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake: Waltz


1. ROSSINI Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville
2. HANDEL Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
3. KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
4. SAINT-SAËNS The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
5. SALLY WHITWELL She Walks in Beauty
6. MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
7. PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours – excerpt
8. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: I. Allegro
9. EDWARDS Arafura Dances – Guitar Concerto: Second Maninya
10. DVOŘÁK Song to the Moon from Rusalka
11. PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
12. SHOSTAKOVICH Romance from The Gadfly
13. BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture