Recordings & Repertoire

RECORDINGS

This CD, “Classic Jenolan” contains works from some four years of concerts in The Devil’s Coachouse cave in Jenolan Caves, NSW, Australia. Includes the finale from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and two movements from Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy played by Natalie Chee. At age 12, Natalie was the youngest concertmaster in Australia when she joined SBS Youth Orchestra in 1988, and is now a member of Camerata Bern in Switzerland.

“Masterpieces” was largely recorded in New Caledonia’s grand cathedral by sound engineer Brendan Frost. It includes Fauré’s Pavane, Enesco’s Rumanian Rhapsody No.1 and Poulenc’s Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, with Simon Tedeschi as Soloist. Simon was later to have the unusual distinction of playing the “hands” of the young David Helfgott in the Australian film, “Shine”! Conducted by Matthew Krel & Giuseppe Giglio.

The SBS Youth Orchestra gave the Australian premiere of Respigi’s exotic “Belkis, Queen of Sheeba” in 1993, and took it on tour to the Pacific Kingdom of Tonga. It is included on this disk along with Bloch’s Concertino for Flute, Viola and Orchestra (featuring SBS musicians Amanda Chominsky and Ben Hames), Kabalevsky’s “The Comedians”, and Kodaly’s “Dances from Galanta”. Most of the recordings were produced by Owen Chambers in collaboration with ABC Classic FM’s “Young Australia” programme. The conductor is Matthew Krel.

On this disk, “Jodie Gillies” the young Australian singer of the same name is accompanied by the Orchestra in arrangements of tunes from popular Broadway shows, mostly by the Australian conductor Tommy Tycho. This required a very different style of playing from classically trained musicians, including working with click tracks and individual microphones. But yes, we’re there somewhere at the back of the mix!

The first SBS Orchestra CD released – in 1991. (SBS Music #SBS00072). Contains Haydn’s “Te Deum in C” conducted by Michael Deasey; Mozart’s “Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb Major” with soloists Nikolai Evrov and Elizabeth Powell; Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony; Leonard Bernstein’s “Westside Story” excerpts; and Shostakovich’s arrangement of the Caesar/Youmans tune “Tea for Two”. Legend has it that Shostakovich arranged and scored this piece in under an hour to win a bet…

This CD is a rare chance to hear a lesser-known Australian composer’s works which often reflected the environment surrounding him in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales (depicted on Ada Clark’s CD cover painting). Flute soloists from the Orchestra play Clifford Abbott’s concerti nos. 1-4; they are Tanya Watts (No.1), Rohan Smith (Nos.2 & 3) and Susanne Cowan (No.4). Conductors are Matthew Krel and Robert Johnson. In addition, Leigha Dark (harp) and Lisa Catwright (flute) perform Abbott’s “Blue Mountain Airs”.

NOT PICTURED

Operatic Arias CD with Soloist Horst Hoffman (1996)

REPERTOIRE

 

IN DECEMBER 2013 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY WAS SUSPENDED

The Orchestra performed a very wide repertoire in its 25 years of operation. Many recordings were made. In 2014 the Board of the orchestra authorised Ian Hamilton to use his best efforts to archive the audio, video and physical material which has accumulated.

Among the sound recordings identified thus far are shown below.

Composer Work Location recorded approx Date
McCormick (1834-1916) Advance Australia Fair UNSW 16/07/2006
Bartok (1881-1945) Romanian Dances Tonga 00/7/1992
Beethoven (1712-1773) Overture Coriolanus Media Hotel Beijing 3/07/1999
Beethoven (1712-1773) Symphony No3 20/06/1905
Beethoven (1712-1773) Symphony No 8 Sydney TH 31/05/1998
Bratislava UNKOWN Bratislava UNKOWN Bratislava
Britten (1913 -1976) The Young Person’s Guide To the Orchestra Sydney Conservatorium 13/09/1998
Bruckner (1824-1896)  Te Deum Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
de Falla (1876 – 1946) de Falla El Amor Brujo Spanish Tour 0/01/1900
Emsembles Wind and other emsembles Jenolan 26/02/2000
Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)TO BE CHECKED Frescobaldi TO BE CHECKED New Caledonia 8/10/1993
Gershwin (1898 – 1937) Gershwin Rhapsody 0/01/1900
Gershwin (1898 – 1937) Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 0/01/1900
Gershwin (1898 – 1937) Rhapsody in Blue New Caledonia 6/10/1993
Glazunov (1865 – 1936) Chant du Menestrel Murcia 11/04/2001
Glazunov (1865 – 1936) Serenade Espagnol Murcia 11/04/2001
Gliere (1875? – 1956) from Red Poppy Beijing Concert Hall 4/07/1999
Gliere (1875? – 1956) from Red Poppy Chinese Dance Beijing Concert Hall 4/07/1999
Lu Zheng and Hongye Ma Good News from Beijing Beijing Concert Hall 4/07/1999
Lu Zheng and Hongye Ma Good News from Beijing Beijing Concert Hall 4/07/1999
Handel (1685 – 1759) Concerto Grosso No12 Bmin Jenolan 18/03/1991
Handel (1685 – 1759) Messiah part1 Tonga 00/07/1992
Ippolitov (1859 – 1935) Procession of the Sardar UNSW 16/07/2006
Cenci (ca 1600) Cohen (1888) Israeli National anthem
Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) Lesginka Japan Tour 23/07/2000
Sibelius (1871-1969) Finlandia Japan Tour 23/07/2000
Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) Spartacus Sydney Conservatorium 10/08/2003
Kodaly (1882 – 1967) Hary Janos suite Helsinki 30/09/1999
Kodaly (1882 – 1967) Hungarian Rondo Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
Koehne (1956 –  ) Powerhouse Helsinki 30/09/1999
Lee (1923 –  ) Don Burrows Suite Sydney Conservatorium 10/08/2003
Lehar (1870 – 1948) Land of Smiles Sydney TH 13/09/1998
Liszt (1811 – 1886) Piano concerto No3 Sydney TH 20/08/1993
Mageau (1934 – ) Early Autumns Dreaming
Mahler (1860 – 1911) Symphony No 5 Trauermarsch Sydney Conservatorium 10/08/2003
Massenet (1842 – 1912) Gavotte from Manon Jenolan 24/11/1991
Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Mendelssohn Violin concerto Anya Muston UNSW 16/07/2006
Milhaud (1892 – 1974) Symphonie Concertante Helsinki 30/09/1999
Mozart (1756 – 1791)  4th Horn Concerto French hose Sydney TH 7/08/2005
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Clarinet concerto in A Major K622 Adagio Jenolan 17/03/1991
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Concertone for 2 violins mvmnt1 St Andrews Cathedral 1/06/1991
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Concertone for 2 Violins mvnts2 &3
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Figaro overture Conductor C Shepard Sydney TH 7/08/2005
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Horn Concerto No. 4 in Eb major Jenolan 18/03/1991
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Impressario St Andrews Cathedral 1/06/1991
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Piano Concerto 19 Simon Tedeschi Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
Mozart (1756 – 1791) sonata for 2 Bassoons TBC Tonga 14/07/1992
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Symphony Concertante for Violin Vio…and Orchestra Item#03 Sydney TH 13/09/1998
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Symphony Nr40 G min
Mozart (1756 – 1791) Vesperae solennes de confessor…K.339 Laudate Dominum St Andrews Cathedral 1/06/1991
Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) Peter and the wolf Jenolan 18/05/1995
Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) Piano Concerto No1 7/04/1997
Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) Romeo &Juliet St Andrews Cathedral 11/06/1991
Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) Suite from Lieutenant Kijé, Op. 60 Murcia 14/04/2001
Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943) Alekio intro Sydney TH 20/08/1993
Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 -1908) Aria of Viking Guest UNSW 16/07/2006
Rodrigo (1901 – 1999) Flute Concerto 3rd mvmnt Murcia 11/04/2001
Rossini Tarantella Danza Rossini Tarantella Danza
Rossini (1792 – 1868) Tarantella Danza New Caledonia 6/10/1993
Saint Saens (1835 – 1921) Symphony No2 Jenolan 23/11/1991
Saint Saens (1835 – 1921) Symphony No2 complete St Andrews Cathedral 1/06/1991
Saint Saens (1835 – 1921) Symphony No3 Murcia 11/04/2001
Sarasate (1844 – 1908) Carmen Fantasy Tonga 00/7/1992
Sarasate (1844 – 1908) Carmen encore Murcia 11/04/2001
Sarasate (1844 – 1908) Gypsy Airs Bratislava
Sarasate (1844 – 1908) Gypsy Airs Murcia 11/04/2001
Schubert (1797 – 1828) Symphony No3 D Major 7/04/1997
Schubert (1797 – 1828) Symphony No3 D Major Bratislava
Sculthorpe (1929 – ) Sculthorpe Songs of Sydney (Sydney Singing) Sydney Conservatorium 10/08/2003
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Symphony No1 Sydney TH 20/08/1993
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Piano concerto No2 Tonga 00/7/1992
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Shostakovich Piano concerto No2
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Shostakovich Piano concerto No2 1 movmnt
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Shostakovich Symphony1
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Symphony No 9 first movement Japan 23/07/2000
Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Symphony No 9 from second movement Japan 23/07/2000
Sibelius (1865 – 1957) Finlandia Helsinki 30/09/1999
Sibelius (1865 – 1957) Humoresque No5 Helsinki 30/09/1999
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Firebird Suite Sydney TH 31/05/1998
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Infernal Dance 20/06/1905
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Pulcinella Item#01 Bratislava
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Pulcinella Suite 7/09/1997
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Suite No2 17/09/1995
Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Symphony of Psalms Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
Suppe (1819 – 1895) Suppe Light Cavalry Jenolan 26/02/2000
Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) Romeo & Juliet Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893) Romeo & Juliet ending Willoughby TH 2/06/1996
Tippet (1905 – 1998) All together 0/01/1900
Tippet (1905 – 1998) All one piece 0/01/1900
Schmitt (1834 – 1900) Tongan Anthem Tonga 00/7/1992
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Aida Grand March plus encore Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Force of Destiny Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) I Vespri Siciliani Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Laudi all Virgine Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Luisa Miller Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Verdi (1813 – 1901) Nabucco Va Pensiero Sydney TH 9/09/2001
Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Bassoon Concerto 17/09/1995
Wagner (1813 – 1883) Adagio for Clarinet Tonga 00/7/1992
Weber (1786 – 1826) Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, Op 74 Beijing 4/07/1999
Wienawski (1835 – 1880) Polonaise de Concert Op 4 17/09/1995