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Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Pietari Inkinen
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Jan/2011 ]
On this second volume of Sibelius Symphonies the acclaimed young Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen interprets two of his compatriot's most contrasting symphonies.
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Finlandia cover
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JEAN SIBELIUS
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Finlandia
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Sep/2011 ]
"I'd say that given Pietari Inkinen's approach to these seven symphonies, it is little surprise that this disc came off the best. He is very cool-headed, a touch on the slow side, and rather analytical without being rhythmically snappy." (MusicWeb...
Rautavaara: Symphony No. 8, The Journey / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis cover
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EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA
Rautavaara: Symphony No. 8, The Journey / Manhattan Trilogy / Apotheosis
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Pietari Inkinen
[ Naxos / CD - released 13/Apr/2008 ]
"This is a very well-balanced ensemble, and Naxos has captured them in excellent sound." (AudAud.com May 2008)
O, to be in England: Music for a green and pleasant land cover
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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / ELGAR / DELIUS / HOLST / BAX
O, to be in England: Music for a green and pleasant land
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / The English Northern Sinfonia
[ Heritage of Music / Gift of Music / CD - released 20/Jun/2011 ]
A fine collection of moving and wistful orchestral works which celebrate the English landscape and its natural beauty. English composers have always excelled at pastoral music with a hint of nostalgia: from 'the lark ascending' to the strains of...
Cresswell: Orchestral Works Vol 2 (Incls Salm: O!; Speak for Us, etc) cover
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LYELL CRESSWELL
Cresswell: Orchestral Works Vol 2 (Incls Salm: O!; Speak for Us, etc)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. William Southgate, conductor
[ Continuum / CD - released 6/Sep/2002 ]
"of a quality that commands centre stage." - Glasgow Herald
Nikki Chooi cover
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GERSHWIN / RAVEL / PROKOFIEV
Nikki Chooi
NIkki Chooi (violin) Stephen de Pledge (piano)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 12/Jun/2015 ]
Nikki Chooi was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and began his studies at age 9 at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Sydney Humphreys. He is a graduate of the Mount Royal Conservatory.
Orchestral Quartets Op. 14 cover
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STAMITZ
Orchestral Quartets Op. 14
NZSO Chamber Orchestra / Donald Armstrong (Director)
[ Naxos / CD - released 4/Dec/2006 ]
Known for his considerable contribution to orchestral music in the late 18th century, Carl Stamitz wrote nearly as much chamber music as symphonies and concertos.
Love's Nature cover
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LAMBERT / RAVEL / FAURE / SCHUMANN / FARR / etc
Love's Nature
Pepe Becker (soprano) Helen Webby (harp)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 10/Dec/2010 ]
The first release on the Ode label for 2011 is harpist Helen Webby and soprano Pepe Becker's album Love's Nature.
Operatic Orchestral Suites, Vol. 2 (arr. P. Breiner) - Kat'a Kabanova / The Makropulos Affair cover
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LEOS JANACEK
Operatic Orchestral Suites, Vol. 2 (arr. P. Breiner) - Kat'a Kabanova / The Makropulos Affair
Peter Breiner (arranger) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Vesa-Matti Leppanen
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/May/2009 ]
This disc follows the stunning release by the same artists of Janácek's Operatic Orchestral Suites, Vol. 1 (Jenufa, The Excursions of Mr Broucek) on 8570555. Classics Today praised the conducting of Breiner on a previous recording in the following...
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Peter Vere-Jones (narrator) Susan Wilson (director) Gareth Farr (music)
Bruce Mason's 'The End of the Golden Weather'
[ Te Papa Press / 2 CD - released 20/Oct/2007 ]
Bruce Mason is one of the most important New Zealand playwrights of the twentieth century. Born in Wellington in 1921, he moved with his family to Auckland at the age of five. There they lived close to Takapuna Beach, which was to become the setting...
Cresswell: Music For String Quartet cover
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LYELL CRESSWELL
Cresswell: Music For String Quartet
Red Note Ensemble
[ Delphian / CD - released 20/Apr/2018 ]
"The virtuosity of the Red Note Ensemble's playing makes for a warm recommendation, not least for those still to encounter Cresswell's distinctive sound world." Gramophone
Soiree Musicale cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Soiree Musicale
Robin Wilson (violin) with Kemp English (piano)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 20/Oct/2007 ]
As a lecturer in Violin and Chamber music at the Australian Institute of Music, faculty member of the Victorian College of Arts, Dunedin born and raised Robin Wilson has a hectic lecturing and touring schedule.
Carr: Orchestral Works (Includes The End of the Golden Weather & Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra) cover
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EDWIN CARR
Carr: Orchestral Works (Includes The End of the Golden Weather & Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra)
Sally Mays (piano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Marc Toddei
[ Kiwi-Pacific / CD - released 10/Apr/2003 ]
"Despite the various locations and the 13 years range of the recordings the sound is very well matched and has a wide dynamic range especially satisfying in a rich bass. This isn't music which is going to set the Hauraki Gulf on fire, but it is...
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C.P.E. BACH / J.C. BACH / J.C.F. BACH
Extempore - Chamber Music by the Sons of Bach
Sally Tibbles / Graham McPhail / Margaret Cooke / James Tibbles
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Sep/2006 ]
Quartets, sonatas and trio sonatas by three of the better-known composing sons of J.S.Bach
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Airs & Dances from Dublin Castle
Spackling Band
[ 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...
Kraus: Violin Concerto in C Major / Olympie: Incidental Music / etc cover
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JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS
Kraus: Violin Concerto in C Major / Olympie: Incidental Music / etc
Takako Nishizaki (violin) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Uwe Grodd
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Dec/2007 ]
"Takako Nishizaki plays the concerto with grace and expression. She is up to Kraus' challenges and is able to conquer them unobtrusively, letting the music sing. She receives warm support from the trimmed down New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under Uwe...
Fisher, Helen cover
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Taku Wana - The Enduring Spirit / The Wheel Turns
Fisher, Helen
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 12/Jul/2003 ]
Helen Fisher's music gently convinces us that a creative marriage between Maori and western cultures is indeed possible.
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HAYDN / BOCCHERINI / SCHUBERT / STAMITZ / KLECYNSKI
Sapphires
Tres Cordes String Trio
[ Ode Records / CD - released 25/Feb/2013 ]
Overture in D major / Symphony in F Major, 'Triumph and Peace' cover
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KOSCAK YAMADA
Overture in D major / Symphony in F Major, 'Triumph and Peace'
Ulster Orchestra / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa (conductor)
[ Naxos / CD - released 11/May/2004 ]
"Performances here are masterful. In 'Overture in D,' Takuo Yuasa conducts the New Zealand Symphony; in the others he leads the Ulster Orchestra, of which he is the Music Director. Yamada is highly honored in his native land as indeed he should be;...
Mystic Classics cover
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ALWYN / GORECKI / VAUGHAN WILLIAMS / RAUTAVAARA / TAVENER / etc
Mystic Classics
Various Artists incls Zofia Kilanowicz (soprano), Maria Kiegel (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
[ Naxos / 2 CD - released 17/Sep/2007 ]
This specially priced 2 CD set presents a selection of moving music by a number of important modern composers including Alwyn, Gorecki, Tavener, Part and Rautavaara.