Selected Discography

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The recording industry in Australia may only be small—especially for the “Classical” product—but in the table below and on the detailed pages grouped together in this section of the website, you can find most of the film and audio projects we have participated in.

Many genres and styles are represented, from harpsichord with didjeridu (in which I played the harpsichord myself—believed to be the first Australian harpsichordist released on CD) through rock and chamber music to complete live opera productions.

It has been a distinct privilege to provide instruments and services to groups as diverse and prominent as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ironwood, Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera, Salut! baroque or silverchair, released on everything ranging from private labels, through stalwarts of the Australian classical music industry like ABC Classics, Melba or Tall Poppies, to international labels like BIS or EMI. (A complete listing of record companies with at least some focus on early music can be found on the appropriate links page.)

I remain very grateful to the musicians and companies who kindly remember to provide a copy of the finished product—quite a challenge as the recordings are sometimes assembled over a considerable period of time, with the commercial release in some instances coming years after the initial tracks were laid down. The information here is as complete as possible. Further details and often a sound byte can be found on each individual release page: Click the number in the left column of the table, or use the back and forward arrows found at the top right of each item page.


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# COVER TITLE ARTISTS REPERTOIRE / NOTES LABEL / NUMBER
38 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Giasone Pinchgut Opera
Orchestra of the Antipodes
conducted by Erin Helyard
Live audio recording of the complete 2013 production of the Cavalli opera Pinchgut Opera PG004
37 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Castor & Pollux Pinchgut Opera
Orchestra of the Antipodes
conducted by Anthony Walker
Live audio recording of the complete 2012 production of the Rameau opera Pinchgut Opera PG003
36 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Touchons du bois Melissa Farrow, flutes
Erin Helyard, keyboards
Music from the new AMEB flute syllabus by Blavet, JS Bach, Handel, Telemann, Platti. Stamitz, Quantz & CPE Bach, performed on historic flutes and keyboards. MTF001
35 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Strings–Sackbuts–Serpent The Sydney Consort
Monika & Stan Kornel, Artistic Directors
Music by Frescobaldi, Marini, Falconieri, von Bingen, Fux, Jarzębski, Podbielski, Castello & Biber The Sydney Consort SC006
34 CD cover thumbnail 2K jpeg Griselda Pinchgut Opera
Orchestra of the Antipodes
conducted from the harpsichord by Erin Helyard
Live audio recording of the complete 2011 production of the Vivaldi opera Pinchgut Opera PG002
33 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Purcell / Handel Miriam Allan & Ironwood Includes Handel’s Silete venti and a Trio Sonata ABC 476 4997
32 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Baroque Duets David Walker, countertenor; Fiona Campbell, mezzo soprano & Ironwood Music by Cavalli, Steffani, Monteverdi & Handel Vexations 840
31 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Orpheus + Eurydice Pinchgut Opera/Antony Walker
Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation
Erin Helyard, Fortepiano & Assistant Conductor
Live audio recording of the complete 2010 production of the Haydn opera Pinchgut Opera PG001
30 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Bach and Harmonious Euphony Monica Kornel & Diana Weston, harpsichords Music for two harpsichords by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Private release
29 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Mozart Requiem Cantillation
Orchestra of the Antipodes/Antony Walker
Requiem, Ave verum Corpus, Sancta Maria & Exsultate, jubilate ABC 476 4064
28 CD cover thumbnail 2K jpeg Love + Loss Fiona Campbell, mezzo soprano
Ensemble led by Neal Peres Da Costa
Works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Handel & Haydn FC111
27 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Bach arias

Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bass-baritone
with Sara Macliver &
Orchestra of the Antipodes/Antony Walker & Brett Weymark

Twelve Bach arias & Cantata BWV82 Ich habe genug ABC 476 3772
26 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg The Bach Album Diana Doherty, oboe & oboe d’amore
with Ironwood
Concertos for oboe & oboe d’amore ABC 476 3673
25 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg David + Jonathan Pinchgut Opera/Antony Walker Live audio recording of the complete 2009 production of the Charpentier opera ABC 476 3691
24 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Italians Abroad Salut! baroque Music by Geminiani, Corelli, Caldara, Sammartini, Vivaldi & Matteis SAL006
23 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg The Baroque Trombone Christian Lindberg, sackbut
with Richard Tognetti & members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Music by Castello, Anon, Speer, Frescobaldi, Biber, Cesare & Bertali BIS CD 1248
22 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Cherry Ripe Deborah Riedel, soprano
with Arcadia Lane Orchestra/Richard Bonynge
Vocal treasures of the 18th and 19th centuries Melba MR301118
21 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Juditha Triumphans Pinchgut Opera/Attilio Cremonesi Live audio recording of the complete 2008 production of the Vivaldi opera ABC 476 6957
20 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Christian Lindberg — A Composer’s Portrait II Christian Lindberg, trombone
with various artists including Australian Chamber Orchestra
Six pieces by Christian Lindberg BIS CD 1658
19 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg 4 — The soundtrack Violinists Sayaka Shoji, Niki Vasilakis, Cho-Liang Lin & Pekka Kuusisto Soundtrack album to the feature documentary ABC 442 9963
18 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Tognetti Bach Richard Tognetti, violin
with Neal Peres Da Costa & Daniel Yeadon
Sonatas for violin and keyboard ABC 476 5942
17 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Tognetti Bach Richard Tognetti, violin
with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Bach Violin Concertos ABC 476 5691
16 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Magnificat Emma Kirkby, soprano
with Cantillation & the Orchestra of the Antipodes/Antony Walker
Works by JS Bach, Vivaldi, Handel & Hayes ABC 476 5255
15 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Vivaldi Emmanuel Pahud, flute
with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
Vivaldi Flute Concertos EMI 0946 3 47212 2 6
14 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Food of Love Salut! baroque Music by Purcell and his contemporaries SAL003
13 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Turkish Delight Persian Rugs Sydney retro rock band EMI 7243 5 92698 2 5
12 CD cover thumbnail 2K jpeg The best of baroque 1995–2005 Salut! baroque Compilation of Salut! baroque’s first ten years: Works by Finger, Frescobaldi, Keller, Marini, Pepusch, Rossi & Telemann SAL002
11 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Julius Caesar Yvonne Kenny, soprano; Graham Pushee, countertenor;
Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra/Richard Hickox
Repackage of live-recorded highlights of the Handel opera ABC 446 271-2
10 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Diorama silverchair Harpsichord played by Daniel Johns on the opening track Across the Night elevencd8SP
09 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Telemann Salut! baroque Four concertos, suite and sonata Artworks AW031
08 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Looking for Alibrandi A Miall and Kershaw film production Harpsichord used in the original score and played by Winsome Evans for the award-winning Australian-made film Roadshow Entertainment 101474
07 CD cover thumbnail 2K jpeg Veracini Sirius Ensemble Sonatas Opus 1 Artworks AW024
06 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Mozart • Sonatas for fortepiano Geoffrey Lancaster, fortepiano Three sonatas: B KV570, F KV332, B KV333 Tall Poppies TP022
05 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Don Giovanni

The Australian Opera
Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra/György Fischer

Video of complete live production of the Mozart opera ABC Video 12941
04 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Mozart Unexpurgated Geoffrey Lancaster, fortepiano
The Song Company/Roland Peelman
Scatalogical and other Songs, Canons and Piano Variations Tall Poppies TP009
03 CD cover thumbnail 3K jpeg Mozart • A Bicentennial Celebration The Australian Opera
The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra/Richard Bonynge, György Fischer, Christopher Hogwood & Carlo Rizzi
Excerpts from Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute & La clemenza di Tito ABC 432 140-2
02 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Australian made…Australian played… Mike Atherton & friends CD to accompany Mike Atherton’s book on Australian handcrafted instruments Sounds Australian OZM1008
01 CD cover thumbnail 4K jpeg Fortepiano Geoffrey Lancaster, fortepiano CPE Bach & Mozart ABC 432 248-2

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