[ Rattle Records / 2 CD/DVD ]
Release Date: Sunday 1 October 2006
Three concertos bring three soloists at the top of their game, together with the NZSO to create the most ambitious orchestral recording project in New Zealand history. Includes a DVD about the recording featuring interviews and footage from the recording sessions.
WINNER: Classical Recording of the Year NZ Music Awards 2007
John Psathas composed the key ceremonial music for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
With still increasing commissions from international festivals and performers, he is New Zealand's most internationally performed composer.
His album Rhythm Spike was BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM 2000, and Fragments BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM - 2004, in the NZ MUSIC AWARDS.
At Victoria University School of Music he is nurturing a new generation of composers.
He was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the 2005 list.
The NZ Herald named him as a contender for New Zealander of the Year 2004.
John Psathas has received numerous awards, including the 2002 SouNZ Contemporary Award for View From Olympus, and was named an Arts Laureate by the Arts Foundation in 2003.
NOTE: DVD is PAL (Not playable in US or Canada)
1. "Omnifenix" for saxophone, drums and orchestra (15'03")
"View from Olympus" - double concerto for percussion, piano and orchestra
2. The Furies (7'44")
3. To Yelasto Paidi (8'02")
4. Maenads (6'06")
5. Fragments (2'50")
"Three Psalms" for piano and orchestra
6. Aria (7'59")
7. Inferno (8'04")
8. Sergei Bk.3 Ch.1 (8'40")