Debussy Sonatas and Piano Trio
Te Kōkī Trio
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 30/Jun/2017 ]
For their debut release on Rattle, Te Kōkī Trio has chosen a programme of some of the most beautiful small-scale chamber music ever written, 50 minutes of sublime Debussy. This wonderful recording combines works from the opposite ends of Debussy's...
LISZT / WAGNER
Terence Dennis (piano)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 10/Dec/2007 ]
Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Terence Dennis is a graduate of the University of Otago, New Zealand and of the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany, where he was awarded the Konzertexamen with Distinction. He is currently professor...
BARTOK / J. S. BACH / LIN / SCHUMANN
Tony Chen Lin (piano)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 19/Apr/2018 ]
"Listen to these deeply considered, vital and characterful performances, and wonder why you have never heard of Tony Chen Lin." MusicWeb Recommeded
DAVID GRIFFITHS / DAVID HAMILTON / ANTHONY RITCHIE / EVE de CASTRO-ROBINSON / etc
Spirit of the Land
Tower Voices New Zealand / Karen Grylls
[ Trust / CD - released 1/Jul/2006 ]
This recording presents works from over three decades of New Zealand choral composition which draw upon the words of New Zealand poets and take their inspiration from the landscape of Aotearoa (New Zealand). From one of the earliest, David Hamilton's...
Piano Trio Op 1, No 3 (with Brahms - Piano Trio in C)
[ Trust / CD - released 1/Aug/2000 ]
The debut album by the Turnovsky Trio!
J. S. BACH
Trinity: J.S. Bach soprano arias
Ursula Langmayr (soprano), with Alison Dunlop (oboe, oboe d'amore), Uwe Grodd (flute, bass flute), Martin Rummel (cello) & James Tibbles (harpsichord)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 25/Oct/2015 ]
'This beautifully recorded CD introduces us to Ursula Langmayr who's full-bodied but pliant tone suits this repertoire perfectly. The ensemble playing is world class' Ella@Marbecks
Complete Electro-Acoustic Works [3 CDs plus DVD]
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / 4 CD/DVD - released 17/Jul/2004 ]
Douglas Lilburn (1915-2001) is considered 'the father of New Zealand music'. After considerable success, he rejected composing for acoustic musical instruments and turned wholly to the creation of electronic works because he felt they would more...
VARIOUS COMPOSERS & POETS
Parihaka: The Art Of Passive Resistance
[ Morrison Music Trust / CD - released 21/Dec/2000 ]
Music inspired by story of Parihaka, and extracts from poems commissioned by the Gallery for the exhibition, read by the poets themselves.
ROSS HARRIS / HOROMONA HORO
Harris / Horo: Requiem for the Fallen
Voices NZ / NZ String Quartet / Richard Greager (tenor) Horomona Horo (taonga puoro)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Aug/2017 ]
Requiem for the Fallen honours the memory of soldiers who died in the First World War.
Helen Webby (harp)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 19/Oct/2012 ]
Ten NZ composers were commissioned by Helen Webby to write short works for harp, and premiered at the 2012 Otago Festival of the Arts.
DWYER / DE CASTRO-ROBINSON / CLARKE / HAMMOND / WILLIAMS
Breathe: New Notes for Flute from Ireland & New Zealand
William Dowdall (flutes)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 10/Oct/2010 ]
Noted Irish solo flutist Wliiam Dowdall presents a cuttingiedge selection of modern works for flute by Irish and NZ composers.
Songs of Death and Desire
Xiao Ma (male soprano), Mere Boynton (mezzo), Anna Pierard (mezzo) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Young
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 12/May/2015 ]
Dramatic and passionate songs in three languages; includes symphonic arrangements of six arias from Bizet's Carmen, and settings in Spanish and Maori of texts by women about love and life.
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"
New Zealand Poets in Song
Anna Leese (soprano) Matthew Leese (piano)
[ Ode Records / CD - released 20/Oct/2008 ]
New Zealand Poets In Song is the latest release featuring the music of Anthony Ritchie. The songs on this recording span 26 years, and signify many happy collaborations between Anthony Ritchie and various New Zealand poets.
ROSSI / FROBERGER / JOHN BULL / BOHM / BACH
Fantastic Musick for the Italian Harpsichord
Anthony Jennings (harpsichord)
[ Trust / Atoll / CD - released 1/Nov/2011 ]
Great early music exponent in his last harpsichord recordings...
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.
EICHBERG / RIMMER / HINDSON / KERRY / HARRIS
Ben Hoadley (bassoon) Dean Sky-Lucas (piano)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 9/Oct/2015 ]
"Ben Hoadley is one busy bassoonist and, though Southern Invention, his new album with Dean Sky-Lucas, describes itself as "music for bassoon and piano from Australia and New Zealand", it's not quite true.
Mirage - a collection of lighter music for the harp
Carolyn Mills (harp)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Jul/2002 ]
Lighter pieces arranged for the harp
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...
Dame Major Malvina (soprano) with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
[ Kiwi-Pacific / CD ]
A night at the opera with our own Dame Malvina