ABC Classic regulars will be familiar with Tamara-Anna Cislowska’s hour-long conversations from the keyboard, Duet, in which she and an invited musician provide “a peek behind the red velvet curtain and a window into the secrets of the rehearsal room”. In the 100 or so programs she has made to date the performers have often let their guards down – who would expect Baroque maestro Paul Dyer to improvise a duet of Bartók’s Klagelied , for example, or for Cislowska to throw herself into a Middle Eastern music whirlwind trading runs with oud master Joseph Tawadros?


Most tracks are instrumental, Sydney Symphony stalwarts oboist Diana Doherty and trumpeter Paul Goodchild feature, alongside accordionist James Crabb and Riley Lee’s shakuhachi. But Cislowska’s choice of vocalists in equally varied, from Katie Noonan’s ethereal soprano on Elena Kats-Chernin’s Late Spring to the mellifluous counter tenor of David Hansen singing a song by Grieg.

With 22 varied tracks to pick from there is something for everyone...