HOLMES / WHITEHEAD / GAO PING / CARR / RITCHIE etc
Andrew Beer (violin), Sarah Watkins (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 25/Oct/2019 ]
Contemporary works for violin and piano by New Zealand composers.
The 1964 New Zealand Tour (Incls 'Symphony No 1' & 'Violin Concerto')
Berl Senofsky (violin) / The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Sir William Walton
[ Bridge Records / 2 CD - released 1/Apr/2010 ]
"William Walton's 1964 tour of New Zealand brings keen enjoyment. Walton's collaboration with Berl Senofsky in the Violin Concerto is particularly worth preserving, but throughout the set Walton and the NZSO make his music sound new, tart and...
McLeod: 24 Tone Clocks
Michael Houstoun (piano), Diedre Irons (piano)
[ Rattle Records / 2 CD - released 11/Nov/2016 ]
Featuring two of New Zealand's finest pianists, Jenny McLeod's 24 Tone Clocks is the definitive recording of an extraordinary series of compositions. A lifetime in the making, 24 Tone Clocks is a summation of Jenny's decades-long immersion into Peter...
GAO PING / WOJCIECH KILAR / ANTHONY RITCHIE / JACK BODY / etc
Adrianna Lis: Rozmowa / Dialogue
Adrianna Lis (flute) / Sarah Watkins (piano)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 10/Jun/2012 ]
"Modern virtuoso music for flute from Poland and NZ"
Jayne Tankersley (vocals) with Philip Griffin (guitar, theorbo), Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (harpsichord), & others
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 22/Sep/2017 ]
Praised as 'inspired programmers' by Metro Magazine, early music ensemble Affetto were formed in 2010 to explore the lesser known chamber music of the Baroque and Renaissance. The five members of Affetto are all early music specialists, leaders in...
Airs & Dances from Dublin Castle
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 9/Oct/2015 ]
The halls of 18th Century Dublin resounded with this music, much of it now rediscovered and recorded for the first time. In the 18th Century Dublin was the second city of the Empire with a population only slightly less that London's, and was...
Akutagawa: Ellora Symphony / Trinita Sinfonica / Rhapsody
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa, conductor
[ Naxos Japanese Classics / CD - released 14/Jun/2005 ]
"Thanks be to Naxos for continuing to plumb the mines of interesting and unusual music, and presenting it at their ever-attractive price. Highly recommended." (MusicWeb June 2005)
Helen Medlyn (mezzo-soprano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Marc Taddei
[ Atoll / CD - released 24/Oct/2013 ]
Alice was written for Helen Medlyn and the Auckland Philharmonia while Gillian Whitehead was composer‐in‐residence. The first performance was given by Helen Medlyn and the Auckland Philharmonia, conducted by Miguel Harth‐Bedoya, on 17 July 2003...
Gershwin: An American in Paris / Porgy and Bess Suite / Cuban Overture / etc
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd
[ Naxos American Classics / CD - released 1/May/2002 ]
Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand, 2001
American Overture / Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes) / Sinfonia da Requiem
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Myer Fredman (conductor)
[ Naxos / CD - released 15/Aug/2002 ]
"Myer Fredman conducts warm and purposeful performances of this group of orchestral works....a full-ranging recording." - Penguin Guide
Anake & other works
The Hebrides Ensemble
[ NMC / CD - released 8/Jun/2005 ]
"A thrilling disc... all solid pieces, worth anyone's ear." The Times 2002
Angel at Ahipara
Strings of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 20/May/2012 ]
Works for string orchestra based on four images from A Journey (1994) by Robin Morrison, a photographic presentation of Northland, New Zealand.
Anna Akhmatova: Three Works
Terence ONeill-Joyce (narrator) wih Alexander Ivashkin (cello)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 9/Jun/2008 ]
For the people of Russia Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is a legend. She was one of the Great Russian poets, a real link between the culture of the so called Silver Age (1900-1914) - and the Soviet era. During the Soviet Era her books were almost...
Aotearoa: Orchestral and string music
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Ithaca College Festival Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins and Grant Cooper
[ Kiwi-Pacific / CD - released 30/Jan/2003 ]
One of Lilburn's best-known and popular works, Aotearoa Overture and his Festival Overture are given strong performances by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under John Hopkins.
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.
Cresswell: The Art of Black and White
Stephen De Pledge (piano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Jennifer Maybee (soprano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 20/Oct/2017 ]
Lyell Cresswell is one of New Zealand's most important contemporary composers. He has written for most genres and settings across a broad classical spectrum, but much of his chamber music (particularly unrecorded songs and piano works) remain...
Aurora Australis: Asia Pacific Festival 2007
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea, Strike Percussion Ensemble, STROMA, New Zealand Trio, etc
[ Atoll / Lilburn Trust / 2 CD - released 20/Jul/2012 ]
J. S. BACH
Bach: Original & Transcribed
Anthony Jennings (harpsichord)
[ Trust / Atoll / CD - released 1/Nov/2016 ]
Transcription played an important part in Bach's musical apprenticeship. This album documents a recital of harpsichord music by Bach performed by the late and gifted harpsichordist Anthony Jennings. This album is the first of two recordings released...
Bach: Six Suites For Solo Cello
Inbal Megiddo (cello)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 16/Mar/2018 ]
While much of Bach's music is deeply associated with the church, for six years Bach served as Kapellmeister at the little Calvinist court at Cothen, where sacred music did not hold much importance. Bach was in a unique position, having the resources...
Bartok - Complete String Quartets
New Zealand String Quartet
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / 3 CD Box Set - released 21/Sep/2009 ]
Dramatic and heartfelt performances from the 1990s.