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The classical and jazz community in New Zealand always has lots going on and we want to share it. Who’s recording lately, who’s coming soon, what tasty new recordings are in the wind and any other comings and goings.

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Six of the Best… classical pieces on film
Sat, 14 Sep 2013

Film directors have long turned to the world of classical music to create atmosphere and add an extra layer of meaning to their movies – from Wagner's music in Apocalypse Now to Beethoven in A Clockwork Orange.

Philip Glass and Linz Opera: A classic combination
Sat, 07 Sep 2013

The dazzling architectural vision of Linz’s new opera house is the perfect home for Philip Glass, whose latest work, The Lost, has opened there. Clemency Burton-Hill talks vision and accessibility with both architect and composer.

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 category winners revealed!
Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Read full reviews and listen to tracks from each of the winners

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra saved by donations exceeding £70,000
Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Successful fundraising campaign ensures the orchestra’s 2013-14 season will go ahead

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter's
Tue, 13 Aug 2013

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

London’s Wigmore Hall launches new televised chamber music series
Thu, 08 Aug 2013

Performances from such artists as Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet, Sarah Connolly and Stile Antico will be broadcast on Sky Arts 2 from August 12

Recently discovered Olivier Messiaen piano work to be premiered this autumn
Wed, 31 Jul 2013

Pianist and scholar Peter Hill will perform La Fauvette Passerinette as part of Sheffield’s Music in the Round concert series

Stolen £1.2m Stradivarius violin recovered by British police
Tue, 30 Jul 2013

The instrument, dating from 1696, was taken from violinist Min-Jin Kim in 2010

Why can’t anyone improve on Stradivarius violins?
Thu, 25 Jul 2013

Why has no-one ever matched the perfection of the Italian master’s instruments? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates – and tries out one of the mythical fiddles.

A curious person’s guide to Britten
Wed, 12 Jun 2013

To celebrate 100 years since the composer’s birth, Clemency Burton-Hill recommends the best way for a casual listener to discover the magic of Britten’s music.

Classical for Every Mood
Wed, 06 Mar 2013

Take a look at a new selection of recommendations from our Classical team...

The Power of Three!!!
Fri, 08 Feb 2013

Bathe in the harmonies of Anika, Boh & Hollie...

Amazing Eleven-Year-Old NZ Soprano Releases Her Beautiful Debut Album!
Mon, 19 Nov 2012

Tayla Alexander is a young songbird with a crystal clear voice...

Exciting New Classical
Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Four exciting new releases courtesy of the Marbecks Classical Department.

All Those Gorgeous Bic Songs on One Collection!
Fri, 26 Oct 2012

Acclaimed NZ singer/songwriter Bic Runga is set to release her first ever greatest hits 'Anthology'-- including "Sway", "Drive", "Get Some Sleep", "Something Good", "Suddenly Strange", "Good Morning Baby", and many more...

Boxed Niceness From Argerich and Solti
Mon, 17 Sep 2012

Just like the title of today's blog states, we've some lovely new box sets for you from two of the classical world's most esteemed...

Nicola's Silver Violin
Mon, 10 Sep 2012

Acclaimed as one of the leading violinists of her generation, best-selling Scottish virtuoso Nicola Benedetti turns the spotlight on Hollywood in The Silver Violin, a collection of original violin music written for the silver screen.

From One Big Voice to the Memory of Another's
Mon, 20 Aug 2012

Blessed with a golden-age voice that routinely inspires comparisons with legendary singers, Joseph Calleja follows 2011's success of 'The Maltese Tenor' with a tribute to one of the most popular tenors of all time, Mario Lanza.

Vienna Boys' Choir
Mon, 13 Aug 2012

With three shows due to be performed on these shores in early October, there's never been a better time to experience the beauty of 24 of the world's youngest voices in one of our oldest musical traditions...

Valentina and Gustavo: Proof That There's Plenty of Life in the Classical World Yet
Mon, 30 Jul 2012

How would you feel about considering a pair of youthful, yet masterfully skilled, components of the classical world that we'd like to recommend you today?