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2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 - Pushee Graham : HANDEL - ARIAS , VIVALDI - Stabat Mater, Nisi Dominus, Longe mala; HANDEL - Julius Caesar; FRANCESCO CAVALLI - La Calisto ; Reinhard Keiser-Croesus; Ludwig Senfl-Motette / Lieder / Oden; Eric Woolfson -FREUDIANA ( also known as "black Freudiana");
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(July 2004 release)

"Giulio Cesare" (DVD)

Giulio Cesare: Graham Pushee ,
Cleopatra: Yvonne Kenny
Andrew Dalton, Stephen Bennett, Rodney Gilchrist, Rosemary Gunn, Richard Alexander, Elisabeth Campbell.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House (1994)
(Opera Australia)
Kultur Video - 207 min.

"Graham Pushee, an admired Australian counter-tenor, is a suitably masculine Emperor in command and in adversity when he escapes from the sea (stylised 'sea horses' behind him in the waves) and delivers his ornate arias with impressive ease and confidence”.
(Peter Grahame Woolf, Musical Pointers)

"Pushee has exactly the right regal bearing for Caesar and his brilliant, secure, agile, counter-tenor voice serves, as Handel intended, to set him apart from mere mortals, to make him godlike. Yet this Caesar still has a trace of boyish prankishness in him so his capitulation to Cleopatra is fully believable. ..Pushee’s duet with the on-stage solo violin (Tony Gault) at the beginning of Act II (Se in fiorito...) contains some amusing interactions and stopped the show. "
(Paul Shoemaker, MusicWeb International)

"There is much good singing to be heard in this production of what may be Handel’s greatest opera, and some that is truly spectacular. Most of the latter comes, fittingly, from the two principals…The Giulio is Graham Pushee. Again, though he was one of the few bright spots in the under-vitalized Trevor Pinnock recording of Tamerlano … I was unprepared for the sheer splendor of his singing here. With this performance, firm in line, rich in tone, and commanding a remarkably delicate yet solid pianissimo, the Australian established his claim to a place in the very first rank of countertenors, which in these days of Andreas Scholl, David Daniels, Robin Blaze, Daniel Taylor, and Bejun Mehta is saying a great deal."
(by Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare Magazine)

"Graham Pushee's reputation as one of the world's finest counter-tenors is justified.
....... This production of Julius Caesar is opera as it should be: a glorious marriage of music, acting and singing, deliciously interleaved."
(The Wentworth Courier)

Opera Australia
"50th Birthday Gala Concert "


(November 2002 release)

"Prophetiae Sibyllarum"

Wilfried Jochens, Johanna Koslowski , Graham Pushee , Stephan Schreckenberger, Gerd Turk
Ensembles Cantus Colln (Conducted By: Konrad Junghanel)

(RCA Victor / Red Seal Reissues)

(release april 2002)

HANDEL "Tamerlano" (CD)

Monica Bacelli, Tom Randle, Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, Graham Pushee, Anna Bonitatibus, Antonio Abete
The English Concert . Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
(Recorded during the Summer of 2001)

Avie AV001 (3 CDs)

"Tamerlano needs virtuoso singers with a particular sensitivity to its prevailing tragic mood...The cast on the present recording is admirably well balanced in this respect. Brilliance of a kind we expect in Handel opera is abundantly present, but so too is an awareness of the drama's bleak, comfortless outlines".
"...musically this is the strongest recording of Tamerlano to date".
(Jonathan Keates, International Record Review)

"...presents this opera better than any competition on CD, and probably as well as we'll hear it any time soon."
(Robert Levine, Classics Today)

"The part of Andronico is performed with distinction by Graham Pushee, who is blessed with a firm voice and an excellent florid technique. His beautiful soft tones and long phrasings are things to admire. Both the introspective moments as well as the more bravura episodes cause the counter-tenor no difficulty at all. His voice also matches well with that of Norberg-Schultz in their beautiful Act III duet".

"This is an uncommonly interesting examination of how a great Handel opera may be performed without insisting that only Baroque specialists need apply...Handelian voices or no, it is in short an utterly Handelian performance."
(by Michael Oliver, Gramophone)

"Irene and Andronico, less rewarding to their interpreters dramatically, are nobly handled by Anna Bonitatibus and Graham Pushee...A pity about the live applause, but musically this is the strongest recording of Tamerlano to date"
(by Jonathan Keates, International Record Review)

"...the other members of his cast, especially the Australian countertenor Graham Pushee, are good too.
"Bonitatibus, Randle, and Pushee all contribute substantially to its attractions, and Pinnock is no slouch."
(by Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare Magazine)

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A joint production by the directors of the Handel festival, the Goethe Theatre in Bad Lauchstadt, the theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris and Sadlers Wells Theatre, London.

Handel: Tamerlano (DVD)

Starring : Monica Bacelli, Thomas Randle,
Graham Pushee, Anna Bonitatibus, Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz, Antonio Abete, The English Concert.
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Stage Director: Jonathan Miller
Costumes: Judy Levin
"The Making of Tamerlano" film by Martina Mattick-Stiller

Arthaus 100 702
192 min + Extras (Total: 323 min)

The "Tamerlano" DVD has won the prize
Excellence Award in the US

"Drama and devotion, sorrow and ebullience follow on from one another in a rollercoaster ride of emotion... an electrifying experience." The Guardian

"As Andronico, Graham Pushee delivers some of the best singing in the cast."
(by John W. Barker, American Record Guide)


with Graham Pushee. Arias from Julius Caesar, Alcina and Rinaldo. Paul Dyer and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Release:1995 ABC Classic

" Best Australian Recording - 1995 ABC Classic FM Award
Best Australian Recording - 1995 24 Hours Listeners Choice Award
'An amazing display of virtuosity' - The Australian"

VIVALDI - Stabat Mater; Nisi Dominus; Longe mala.

Graham Pushee (countertenor), Aurora Musicale cond. John Liddy. ABC Classics (1998)

"......This CD of three sacred pieces is welcome. Graham Pushee is a Sydney-born Switzerland-based counter-tenor who has made his name in Europe, the United States and Australia in the Baroque repertoire, especially in the operas of Handel, and he performs these Vivaldi quite beautifully. The accompaniments are fine, as is the recording. Recommended".

 HANDEL - Julius Caesar

Graham Pushee (Giulio Cesare) -Yvonne Kenny (Cleopatra)- Andrew Dalton (Tolomeo) -Elizabeth Campbell - Rosemary Gunn -Stephen Bennett with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House in July 1994. ABC Classics

"There is little point in repeating how bewitching is Pushee's voice, and how mesmerising his ability to control it; nor in recalling the lyric beauty of Kenny. Suffice to say that this CD will refresh memories and keep alive for years a superb night at the opera. - Remarkable voices in an inspiring Australian recording."
(written by Kim Lockwood, source: The Sun)

(release april 2002)

Camilla De Rossi - Oratorio "San Alessio"

(music never recorded before)

Graham Pushee, Rosa Dominguez, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, William Lombardi , Ensemble Musica Fiorita;
Daniela Dolci (harpsichord)

Pan Classics 510136

"The story supplied Rossi with ample material for evocative music: declarations of love, sworn vengeance, longing, sorrow, and resignation. Alesslo (countertenor Graham Pushee) and the Bride (soprano Rosa Dominguez) are the central protagonists. Both sing with the passion, vigor, and delicacy the composer demands. "
(by Catherine Moore, American Record Guide)


RTBF - Arte
Filmed in March 1996 by Jacques Bourton
Directed by Herbert Wernicke

Conductor : Rene' Jacobs
Copublishing with the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
Also includes ‘Behind the scenes of La Calisto’, a 54-minute documentary on the Jacobs-Wernicke production.
Subtitles including English & Italian libretto

"Great Aussie countertenor, Graham Pushee, is marvellous the heroic Endimione."


Performers: Calisto, Eternità: Maria Bayo, soprano -Giove: Marcello Lippi, baryton- Mercurio: Simon Keenlyside, baryton -
Endimione: Graham Pushee, controtenor -Diana, Destino: Alessandra Mantovani, soprano - Giunone: Sonia Theodoridou, soprano -Linfea: Gilles Ragon, tenor - Pane, Natura: Barry Banks, tenor -Satirino, Furia: Dominique Visse, controtenor - Silvano: David Pittsinger, bass - Furia: Judith Vindevogel, soprano.Orchestra: Concerto Vocale.Director: René Jacobs .Label: Harmonia Mundi. (Released in 1995)

"Graham Pushee's counter-tenor Endymion is memorable for the sweetness of tone and evenness of line."
( from the book "Rough Guide to Music's Essential Collections")

(release November 2000)

Reinhard Keiser:

Conductor René Jacobs
Graham Pushee: Halimacus
Recorded at Teldec Studio-Berlin (March 2000)

Rameau "Pygmalion" - (CD)

Ludwig Senfl: Motette / Lieder / Oden

This recording was made for the 500th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Senfl (1486-1543).
With the Clemencic Consort, directed by Rene Clemencic. (Released in 1986).

Eric Woolfson

( also known as "black Freudiana")

Graham Pushee sang "Frau Schmetterling" on the original cast recording of Freudiana. He was in the stage show which was on at the Theatre an der Wien in Vienna in December 1990. The musical was written by Eric Woolfson and was in German. It is now impossible to buy and is a collector's item.

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI: Passio Secundum Ioannem

Performers: René Jacobs, testo-Kurt Widmer, Christus -Graham Pushee, Pilatus - Die Basler Madrigalisten (director: Fritz N&aumlf). Orchestra: Das Streicherensemble der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Label: Harmonia Mundi /BMG

Scarlatti: "Passion selon Saint Jean"
re-release (CD)

Rene Jacobs, Kurt Widmer,
Graham Pushee , Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

 TELEMANN: Hamburger Admiralitatsmusik

Mieke van der Sluis, soprano; Graham Pushee & Rufus Muller, tenor; Klaus Mertens, Michael Schopper & David Thomas, bass; Alsfelder Vokalensemble and Barockorchester Bremen directed by Wolfgang Helbich.

"Baroque fans in general and Telemann fans in particular will by now need no further convincing and will rush to grab this delightful set while it lasts."
( from "American Record Guide", written by John W Barker)


Handel: Funeral Anthem, Caroline Te Deum

Mieke Van der Sluis, Graham Pushee, Harry Van Berne, Harry Van der KampfAlsfelder Vokal ensemble, Barockorchester Bremen, Wolfgang Helbich

Telemann: Magnificat in C

Also including "Hamburgische Kapitansmusik Oratorio".
With the Alsfelder Vokalensemble and the Barockorchester Bremen. (Released in 1993)

"I was particularly impressed with Australian countertenor Graham Pushee and tenor Wilfried Jochens, a native of Hamburg. Both men have clear, substantial, yet highly flexible voices and can manage Telemann's roulades with seeming effortlessness--make real music of them. They are also impressive in more sustained lines. "
(by William J. Gatens, American Record Guide)

Giovanni Paolo Colonna: Salmi da Vespro

Jill Feldman, Marinella Pennicchi, Graham Pushee, Gerd Türk, Nicholas Isherwood, Mario Cecchetti, Fabio Biondi, Jonathan Impett, Tölzer Knabenchor, Coro di voci bianche della Scala, Coro e Orchestra della Cappella Musicale di S. Petronio. Direttore: Sergio Vartolo

Recorded in the Basilica di San Petronio in Bologna, Italy.

"Samtliche Kantaten"
music by Vincent Lübeck

It also features the New College Choir Oxford and Fiori Musicali

Pachelbel / J. Christoph & J.Michael Bach : Motetten

Conductor : Konrad Junghanel
Ensemble : Cantus Colln

Orlando di Lasso : Prophetiae Sibyllarum
italienische Madrigale - franzosische Chansons

Conductor: Konrad Junghanel
Ensemble : Cantus Colln

"The Sibyl's Giggle"
Graham Pushee with The Renaissance Players
(in the picture: first 1979 release)

September 2006 : released on CD

"Adam's Apple"
Graham Pushee with The Renaissance Players
(in the picture: first 1977 release)

September 2006 : released on CD

Music from the Renaissance period plus a wide range of music dating from as early as the 9th century to folk and classical style.

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