GRANADOS / RODRIGO / OBRADORS / MONTSALVATGE
Deborah Wai Kapohe (soprano) David Harper (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 5/Mar/2002 ]
Deborah Wai Kapohe sings a programme of classical Spanish songs
MOZART / SCHUMANN / RAVEL / CHOPIN / GERSHWIN
Diedre Irons (piano)
[ Trust / CD - released 29/Oct/2002 ]
Diedre's first recording for the Trust label
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
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...
Duo Tapas (Rupa Maitra, violin & Owen Moriarty, guitar)
[ 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...
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
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
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)
[ 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)
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...
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
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...
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
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.
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...
BODY / CRESSWELL / FARR / PSATHAS / BODY / etc
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
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
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
Ilya Gringolts (violin), Sally-Anne Russell (mezzo-soprano) / Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Eckehard Stier & Garry Walker
[ Naxos / CD - released 15/Jul/2016 ]
"orchestral tone and clarity is smooth and clean" (MusicWeb)