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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...
Waiata cover
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TRADITIONAL
Waiata
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
[ Sony / CD - released 15/Nov/2013 ]
In 1999 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa released 'Maori Songs', her second collection of Maori folk songs and prayers. That project was initiated by prominent NZ pianist/arranger Carl Doy, who has 13 years later created the follow up album 'Waiata'.
Christmas a Cappella II cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Christmas a Cappella II
Musica Sacra conducted by Indra Hughes
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 20/Nov/2007 ]
This is the second programme of unaccompanied Christmas choral music performed by one of New Zealand's most successful choirs and includes a wide variety of pieces: the well known and the unfamiliar.
Christmas Spectacular [includes John Rutter - Gloria] cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Christmas Spectacular [includes John Rutter - Gloria]
Musica Sacra conducted by Indra Hughes
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 10/Nov/2011 ]
"What sets this stunning CD apart..is that it avoids the often over-reverberant, stained-glass window sound-world of distant, ethereal Cathedral organs, boys and men choir and liturgical carol services." Martin Setchell writing in ORGANZ
Live cover
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BEETHOVEN
Live
Orchestra Wellington
[ Concordance Records / CD - released 22/Feb/2019 ]
In 2017, as part of their partnership with Radio New Zealand Concert, Orchestra Wellington, New Zealand's longest running and most well-attended regional orchestra, made live recordings of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 and 'Symphony...
The Best of (Incls The Wasps Overture & Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis) cover
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VAUGHAN WILLAIMS
The Best of (Incls The Wasps Overture & Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor) David Greed (violin) / Bournemouth Symphony / English Northern Philharmonia / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / etc
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jul/2008 ]
One of the leading English composers of his generation, Vaughan Williams went some way towards creating a specifically English musical idiom, influenced by his interest in folk-song yet underpinned by a personal vision and language.
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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.
The Yellow River Piano Concerto / The Butterfly Lovers Piano Concerto cover
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CHEN GANG / XIAN XING-HI
The Yellow River Piano Concerto / The Butterfly Lovers Piano Concerto
Chen Jie (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Kuan
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Nov/2012 ]
The Yellow River Concerto is one of the most popular of all Chinese works, a richly melodic exploration of scenic variety, and a forceful expression of patriotic pride. Written in 1958 by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto...
Piano Concertos Vol 1: No 6 Op 123 & No 8 Op 151 cover
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FERDINAND RIES
Piano Concertos Vol 1: No 6 Op 123 & No 8 Op 151
Christopher Hinterhuber (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Uwe Grodd (conductor)
[ Naxos / CD - released 25/Nov/2005 ]
"If its successors are as good as this, the series will introduce us to a lot of very attractive music." (MusicWeb Jan 2006)
Piano Concertos Vol 5: Piano Concerto in E flat, Op. 42 / Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 177 / etc cover
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FERDINAND RIES
Piano Concertos Vol 5: Piano Concerto in E flat, Op. 42 / Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 177 / etc
Christopher Hinterhuber (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Uwe Grodd (conductor)
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/Dec/2012 ]
The fourteen works for piano and orchestra of Ferdinand Ries stand alongside those of Hummel as the finest and most important of their kind from the early decades of the 19th century. Intensely lyrical and yet displaying at times a rugged...
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!
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
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
McLeod: The Emperor and the Nightingale / Rock Concerto / etc cover
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JENNY McLEOD
McLeod: The Emperor and the Nightingale / Rock Concerto / etc
Helen Medlyn (narrator) & Eugene Albulescu (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Uwe Grodd
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Oct/2011 ]
New Zealand-born composer Jenny McLeod's wide musical background is here distilled into three works of highly enjoyable directness. The Emperor and the Nightingale is a colourful score which accompanies the narration of a Hans Christian Andersen...
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
Harris: Violin Concerto / Symphony No 5 cover
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Music from New Zealand for Two Guitars cover
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JACK BODY / JOHN PSATHAS / ANTHONY RITCHIE / TRADITIONAL
Music from New Zealand for Two Guitars
Jane Curry, Owen Moriarty (guitars)
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Apr/2019 ]
Guitar works by new Zealand composers continue to display a richness of imagination and sense of colour that makes them intensely attractive to listeners. In 1990 Jack Body wrote African Strings, which transcribed music of the Madagascan valiha tube...
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Complete Incidental Music cover
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FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Complete Incidental Music
Jenny Wollerman, Pepe Becker (sopranos) / Varsity Voices / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd
[ Naxos / CD - released 20/Jul/2010 ]
"The self-contained numbers...may be familiar items, but on disc...you discover and enjoy so much more: the flashes of instrumental colour, the exquisite little tone paintings that intersperse or accompany the spoken text...Judd's New Zealand and...
Songs (Includes Three songs from Wilhelm Tell & Three Sonnets of Petrarch) cover
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LISZT
Songs (Includes Three songs from Wilhelm Tell & Three Sonnets of Petrarch)
Keith Lewis (tenor) David Harper (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 26/Nov/2004 ]
Although a prolific songwriter Liszt is not commonly regarded as a lyricist in the same way as are his contemporaries Wolf or Brahms. In this recital Keith Lewis aims to offer support for the contention that Liszt's songs are deserving of a more...