Australian Chamber Orchestra Albums & EPs

Australian Chamber Orchestra Albums & EPs

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Australian Chamber Orchestra Albums & EPs
  • Heroines

    Stunning young Australian soprano Nicole Car is one of the brightest stars in international opera.

    In April 2018, Nicole joined the ACO for a series of live performances featuring arias sung by some of music’s most iconic female characters, including Mozart’s Dido and Verdi’s Desdemona.

    The a...

  • River (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    From director Jennifer Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra comes River, a powerful collaboration created as a companion to their record-breaking production Mountain.

    River the film is an extraordinary tale of nature and humans as partners and adversaries. Rivers have shaped the earth and...

  • Indies & Idols

    Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, The National’s Bryce Dessner, and American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens were all influenced by great composers. In this album, recorded live in concert in 2019, the ACO performs their music alongside the source of their inspiration: Polish nationals Witold Lutosła...

  • Brahms: Symphonies 3 and 4

    The two final symphonies of Johannes Brahms are undisputed masterpieces: passionate, intensely lyrical, a thrilling blend of grandeur and intimacy. In the hands of Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, these soaring yet deeply personal works spring to life, revealing new delights...

  • ACO Originals – Brett Dean: Electric Preludes

    ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.

    Brett Dean’s Electric Preludes takes inspiration from sources as diverse as the paintings of Australian artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, a rusty, squeaky swing in an abandoned p...

  • ACO Originals – Olli Mustonen: Sonata for Cello and Chamber Orchestra

    ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.

    Olli Mustonen’s Sonata for Cello and Chamber Orchestra was originally composed for cello and piano and dedicated to the great Heinrich Schiff, with this version for chamber orchestr...

  • ACO Originals – Missy Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright

    ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.

    Missy Mazzoli’s Dark with Excessive Bright was commissioned for Principal Bass Maxime Bibeau in celebration of his 20th year with the orchestra. 'I was inspired in no small part by ...

  • ACO Originals – Samuel Adams: Movements (for us and them)

    ACO Originals is a series of releases dedicated to new works commissioned by the ACO and recorded live in concert.

    With his Movements (for us and them), American composer Samuel Adams strived to write something deeply expressive for the musicians to play. 'What strikes me about the ACO is the pe...

  • Beethoven

    A collection of the ACO’s legendary Beethoven recordings, including never-before released recordings of two of his greatest works: Symphonies 5 and 6.

    Beethoven has endured for centuries as one of the most popular and beloved composers around the world, with his music found everywhere from conc...

  • Haydn | Mozart

    Franz Joseph Haydn is an artist so great that somebody stole his brain. Literally.

    Shortly after his death his grave was robbed by phrenologists, who studied Haydn's skull and found that 'the bump of music' on his skull was 'fully developed', clearly proving that Haydn was destined for genius f...

  • Enchanted: Live in Concert

    In March 2017, the musical world came together to mourn the death of Danny Spooner, a man whose passion for expressing culture through music had touched the lives of millions and seen him declared a living national treasure. ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, hearing earlier of his terminal ...

  • Water | Night Music

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents the first Australian-produced classical vinyl for two decades, featuring the world-premiere recording of Water by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

    Water was written following Greenwood’s stint as the ACO’s Composer in Residence in 2012. Its inspirati...

  • Mountain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    The music soundtrack to the Australian Chamber Orchestra's critically acclaimed collaboration with director Jennifer Peedom.

    Three years ago, the Australian Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director Richard Tognetti approached BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) with a vision for an...

  • Bach | Beethoven: Fugue

    'Some readers may already have their minds made up: there are no gains and only losses in amplifying late Beethoven. I urge them to listen to this...the unanimity of the ACO lends Tognetti’s direction the same agility and unstoppable momentum as a solo-quartet version. It’s a formidable achieveme...

  • Celebrating 40 Years

    This album was produced to celebrate forty years of the ACO’s superlative and ambitious music-making, presenting the recordings that have thrilled music-lovers for decades.

    The album opens with Irkana IV by Peter Sculthorpe, recorded in 1996 and drawn from one of the most highly award-winning re...

  • Mozartʼs Last Symphonies

    "Ïn a crowded market, this pair of discs stands out" – BBC Music Magazine

    "The ACO plays with gusto and admirable virtuousity" – Gramophone Magazine

    "This 21st-century fusion of modern instruments with period ideas creates a fullness of sound that sometimes belies the fact that it is a chamber ...

  • Albéniz: Asturias (Leyenda)

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra brings its trademark passion and virtuosity to the music of Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) in this recording of Asturias (Leyenda), featuring brilliant Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan.

    Asturias (Leyenda) has been described as ‘pure Andalusian flamenco’ – and yet ...