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Ritchie: Octopus cover
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ANTHONY RITCHIE
Ritchie: Octopus
Alexa Still (flute) / The Nevine String Quartet / Amici Ensemble
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 10/Sep/2011 ]
It is unusual to have one composers' works comprise an entire programme and probably even harder to pull it off while keeping the audience's attention. (Auckland Chamber Orchestra Concert)
11 Frames cover
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HOLMES / WHITEHEAD / GAO PING / CARR / RITCHIE etc
11 Frames
Andrew Beer (violin), Sarah Watkins (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
Contemporary works for violin and piano by New Zealand composers.
Steep Steps: New Works for Bass Clarinet cover
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BROPHY / CARTER / GARDNER / XENAKIS / DE CASTRO-ROBINSON
Steep Steps: New Works for Bass Clarinet
Andrew Uren (bass clarinet) / 175 East / STROMA
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 20/Dec/2011 ]
"Here is a CD of outstanding bass clarinet music from New Zealand and elsewhere, in the solo, ensemble, and chamber concerto genres. I have waited for 20 years to make this CD because I wanted the repertoire to be strong. I believe that now the time...
Ritchie: A Bugle Will Do cover
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ANTHONY RITCHIE
Ritchie: A Bugle Will Do
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Tecwyn Evans
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 12/Mar/2012 ]
"A hugely enjoyable and rewarding disc of a composer well worth exploring further." (MusicWeb Recording of the Month Nov 2012)
Remember Parihaka cover
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ANTHONY RITCHIE
Remember Parihaka
Alexa Still (flute) Katherine Hebley (cello) Andrew Uren (bass clarinet) Sam Hunt (poet) / Auckland Chamber Orchestra / Peter Scholes
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 12/Oct/2009 ]
For their debut disc ACO and Music Director Scholes have recorded four of Anthony Ritchie's smaller-scale orchestral works.
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: The Violin Sonatas
Bella Hristova (violin), Michael Houstoun (piano)
[ Rattle Records / 4 CD - released 26/Apr/2019 ]
The complete Beethoven violin sonatas, 33 wonderful pieces of music, performed by two of the greatest Beethoven interpreters working today. Over 4 hours of beautifully produced, expertly performed Beethoven in a handsome 4-CD hard-cover...
Arapatiki cover
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GILLIAN WHITEHEAD
Arapatiki
Ben Hoadley (bassoon) Stephen de Pledge (piano) with Richard Nunns, Aroha Yates-Smith, Janet Roddick & others
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 10/Dec/2012 ]
Smaller-scale Whitehead, all pieces based on a single artistic theme - and featuring solo bassoonist Ben Hoadley.
National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand cover
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Brass Aotearoa
National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand
[ Trust / CD - released 18/Jun/2003 ]
The National Youth Brass Band is a group of some of the country's finest young brass and percussion players. In this recital they play works especially commissioned for their 'ANZAC' Tour to the UK.
Flight - music for flute and harp cover
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TAKEMITSU / BODY / TAN DUN / DE CASTRO-ROBINSON / FARR
Flight - music for flute and harp
Bridget Douglas (flute) / Carolyn Mills (harp)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Aug/2010 ]
"I'm finding it difficult to banish Bridget Douglas and Carolyn Mills' flute-and-harp treasure trove to the shelf. Its mix of East and West continues to captivate." (William Dart NZ Herald)
Taurangi - New Zealand Music for Flute and Piano cover
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HARRIS / ELMSLEY / WHITEHEAD / BLAKE / RITCHIE / etc
Taurangi - New Zealand Music for Flute and Piano
Bridget Douglas (flute) / Rachel Thomson (piano)
[ Trust / 2 CD - released 15/Sep/2007 ]
"Trust Records welcomes the year with Taurangi, a generous collection of New Zealand music for flute and piano expertly played by Bridget Douglas and Rachel Thomson." (William Dart)
Together cover
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Carl Doy (piano) with members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Together
[ Thom Marketing Limited CD / 10 CD/Book ]
Pianist Carl Doy performs the music of Sinatra, Bacharach, Streisand, The Beatles, Nat King Cole and others in this stunning 10 CD collection with members of The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The Together 10 CD Collection is presented in a...
Tones cover
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CHRIS GENDALL
Tones
Gillian Ansell (viola), Ashley Brown (cello), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Amalia Hall (violin), Monique Lapins (violin), Luca Manghi (flute)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 31/May/2019 ]
These works span 10 years of compositional output, and explore wide expressive terrain: from epic to compact, aggressive to introspective, earthy to mechanical. Their elastic rhythm, harmonic fluidity, and formal spontaneity make for dynamic - and...
Play-Pen: Dramatic Miniatures For Chamber Ensemble cover
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JANET JENNINGS
Play-Pen: Dramatic Miniatures For Chamber Ensemble
Christina Wilson (voice), Liam Wooding (piano), Luca Manghi (flute), Ben Hoadley (bassoon)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 17/May/2019 ]
A varied recording of engaging and characterful new music by Janet Jennings, performed by Christina Wilson, Liam Wooding, Luca Manghi and Ben Hoadley. The project takes its name and concept from Jenny Dolezel's painting Play-Pen, which featues as the...
Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions (recorded in England 1954) cover
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SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Rachmaninov: Preludes & Transcriptions (recorded in England 1954)
Colin Horsley (piano)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 12/Nov/2012 ]
Perhaps the finest NZ pianist of his generation, these London recordings from the mid 1950s sparkle with musicianship.
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 2 cover
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DOUGLAS LILBURN
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 2
Dan Poynton (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 12/Nov/2004 ]
This is the second CD in at 4 CD series covering the complete piano music of New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn.
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 3 cover
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DOUGLAS LILBURN
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 3
Dan Poynton (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 1/Mar/2011 ]
This recording features Dan Poynton performing one of Lilburn's most renowned works for piano, Chaconne (1946), which explores the grandeur of New Zealand's South Island landscape as the musical subject matter and the composer's emotional response to...
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 4 cover
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DOUGLAS LILBURN
Lilburn: Complete Piano Music Vol 4
Dan Poynton (piano)
[ Trust / 2 CD - released 1/Dec/2012 ]
This landmark series culminates with this 2-CD album. This fourth volume brings to light several first recordings. The performances by Dan Poynton are assured and idiomatic, presenting an unseen side of this pre-eminent New Zealand composer.
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DAVID FARQUHAR
Farquhar: Ring Round the Moon
Jian Liu (piano) / Martin Riseley (violin) / Jenny Wollerman (soprano) / Jane Curry (guitar)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 13/Nov/2015 ]
Ring Round the Moon is an album of chamber music by New Zealand composer, David Farquhar. The programme was curated by Jack Body for a concert in the Adam Concert Room on May 8 (2014) called Remembering David, which celebrated David's artistry and...
Elegy - songs cover
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BRIDGE / LILBURN / IRELAND / FINZI
Elegy - songs
Paul Whelan (baritone) / David Harper (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 23/Jan/2000 ]
The magic baritone voice of Paul Whelan!
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EVE DE CASTRO-ROBINSON
Eve de Castro-Robinson: I Stayed A Minute
Dean Sky-Lucas
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 30/Dec/2015 ]
I stayed a minute was conceived by composer Eve de Castro-Robinson as a limited edition vinyl release in tandem with Auckland photographer, Harvey Benge.
Canciones espanolas cover
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GRANADOS / RODRIGO / OBRADORS / MONTSALVATGE
Canciones espanolas
Deborah Wai Kapohe (soprano) David Harper (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 5/Mar/2002 ]
Deborah Wai Kapohe sings a programme of classical Spanish songs
Piano Recital cover
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MOZART / SCHUMANN / RAVEL / CHOPIN / GERSHWIN
Piano Recital
Diedre Irons (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 29/Oct/2002 ]
Diedre's first recording for the Trust label
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 / Violin Concerto (Piano transcription) cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 / Violin Concerto (Piano transcription)
Diedre Irons (piano) / Christchurch Symphony Orchestra / Marc Taddei, Conductor
[ Trust / 2 CD - released 25/Dec/2004 ]
Completing the cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos, this 2-CD set also includes the rarely heard piano transcription of the Violin Concerto.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons cover
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ANTONIO VIVALDI
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Donald Armstrong (violin) / New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 18/Nov/2002 ]
"In a market crowded with versions of these concerti, the NZSO Chamber Orchestra has given us a first-class, vivid, well-recorded reading. The solo passages feature Donald Armstrong obtaining the sweetest, liveliest tones from his 1754 Gagliano...
Da Chara: Works for Violin and Guitar cover
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Incantation cover
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Duo Tapas (Rupa Maitra, violin & Owen Moriarty, guitar)
Incantation
[ Ode Records / CD - released 26/Sep/2014 ]
In early 2010, Rupa Maitra, violin and Owen Moriarty, guitar, formed Duo Tapas, with the aim of performing a wide range of music written for this beautiful combination of instruments as well as exploring and introducing exciting new arrangements of...
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Concert Fantasia cover
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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Concert Fantasia
Eldar Nebolsin (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Sep/2016 ]
"Nebolsin hardly puts a foot wrong, and Michael Stern secures rhythmically vibrant playing from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra" BBC Music Magazine
Jewel: Australian gems for violin and piano cover
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WHITICKER / BANKS / SCULTHORPE / WESLEY-SMITH / etc
Jewel: Australian gems for violin and piano
Elizabeth Holowell (violin) Robert Constable (piano)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Apr/2010 ]
Jewel- Australian gems for violin and piano - a unique programme of Australian violin music is presented here by top NZ-based Australian musicians.
Remembrance and other favourite piano pieces cover
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REMEMBRANCE
Remembrance and other favourite piano pieces
Georgina Zellan-Smith (piano)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 20/Nov/2010 ]
"Favourites from granny's piano stool played with affection by Georgina Zellan-Smith. Mozart goes Turkish and Albert Ketelby saunters through a Persian market." (William Dart NZ Herald)
Ipu cover
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Gillian Whitehead
Ipu
[ Rattle Records / CD ]
Ipu is a poetic tale of love based on a story by Tungia Baker (translated into Maori by Wena Tait). Literally, an ipu is a gourd used to carry food and goods. Accordingly, ipu korero denotes a storyteller, someone who 'carries' stories. The ipu is...
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (Complete Opera recorded at the New Zealand Festival 2000) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (Complete Opera recorded at the New Zealand Festival 2000)
Gordon Hawkins, Vladimir Vaneev, Yaron Windmuller, Nuccia Focile / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, Marco Guidarini
[ Trust / 2 CD Box Set - released 25/Feb/2006 ]
Verdi's sombre and powerful operatic masterpiece, with its themes of love, hate, treachery and reconciliation, is brought to life in this production from the 2000 New Zealand Festival, featuring the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Chapman...
Gurdjieff: ex oriente cover
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G. I. GURDJIEFF
Gurdjieff: ex oriente
Gunter Herbig (electric guitar)
[ BIS / CD - released 10/May/2019 ]
Atmospheric music by the mystic, spiritual leader and composer.
Paine: Waitemata Reverie, New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 3 cover
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BRUCE PAINE
Paine: Waitemata Reverie, New Zealand Guitar Music, Vol. 3
Gunter Herbig (guitar)
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Nov/2019 ]
Classical guitar music has flourished in New Zealand in recent years, and Bruce Paine, among the country's leading composers for the instrument, is one of the most imaginative and original. This album charts the course of his writing from one of his...
British Music for Viola and Orchestra cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / HOWELLS / WALTON / BOWEN
British Music for Viola and Orchestra
Helen Callus (viola) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Marc Taddei
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jun/2018 ]
"Helen Callus plays with sumptuous tone matched by flawless intonation" Gramophone
Under the surface cover
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PETER MAUNDER
Under the surface
Helen Webby (harp), Lisette Wesseling (soprano), Peter Maunder (trombones)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Dec/2010 ]
Unusually beautiful instrumental combination of trombone and harp, plus the luminescent voice of Lisette Wesseling.
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GARETH FARR
Farr: Horizon: Piano Music
Henry Wong Doe (piano)
[ Morrison Trust New Zealand / CD - released 10/Aug/2012 ]
Horizon showcases the vibrant and beautiful piano music of Gareth Farr. From the exotic sonorities of Indonesian gamelan to the more impressionistic influence of Olivier Messiaen, with echoes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich, this recording reveals...
Landscape Preludes cover
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BODY / CRESSWELL / FARR / PSATHAS / BODY / etc
Landscape Preludes
Henry Wong Doe (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 25/Jul/2014 ]
"If you buy just one classical CD this year, make it Landscape Preludes." William Dart NZ Herald
Symphony, "Humen 1839" / The Rhyme of Taigu / The Enlightened cover
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LONG ZHOU / YI CHEN
Symphony, "Humen 1839" / The Rhyme of Taigu / The Enlightened
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Darrell Ang
[ Naxos / CD - released 5/May/2015 ]
"This is thrilling, cinematic music that, although challenging at times, is always gripping." The Kansas City Star
Lilburn: Music for solo piano cover
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DOUGLAS LILBURN
Lilburn: Music for solo piano
Michael Houstoun (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 20/Dec/2012 ]
"In 2010 I was approached by playwright Dave Armstrong to see if I might be interested in being part of Rita and Douglas, a theatrical presentation built around the letters written to Douglas Lilburn by painter Rita Angus." MH
Harris: Violin Concerto / Symphony No 5 cover
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