Charms & Knots
David Griffiths (baritone) Christine Griffiths (piano)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 1/Apr/2010 ]
Piano Concertos nos 1 & 2
Diedre Irons (piano) Christchurch Symphony / Marc Taddei
[ Trust / CD - released 8/Dec/2003 ]
Diedre Irons was born in Winnipeg, Canada. A child prodigy, she made her first solo appearance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve playing Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4
Diedre Irons (piano) Christchurch symphony / Marc Taddei
[ Trust / CD - released 1/Oct/2004 ]
The complete cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos is continued with this live recording of the third and fourth concertos.
Lilburn: Violin & Piano works
Elizabeth Holowell (violin) Dean Sky-Lucas (piano) with Cameron Rhodes
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 20/Jun/2011 ]
"The music of Douglas Lilburn with its clear connection to both his teacher, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and to the landscape of his beloved New Zealand, is a delight and an inspiration."
My Spirit Sang all Day
The Graduate Choir, NZ / Terence Maskell, conductor / Claire Caldwell, piano
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 11/Aug/2005 ]
In March, 2001, a few singers met to formalise an idea which had been growing for some time - that was to establish a choir which would have as its nucleus a number of singers who had been former members of the acclaimed choirs of Aorere College,...
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...
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...
SCHUBERT / ENESCU / BRAHMS
Ioana Cristina Goicea (violin), Andrey Gugnin (piano)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 19/Apr/2019 ]
Two rising stars in the international music scene are Romanian violinist Ioana Cristina Goicea and Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin. Between them they have won numerous awards and received worldwide accolades. Ioana won the 2017 Michael Hill...
J. S. BACH
In the Italian Style
James Tibbles (harpsichord)
[ Atoll Records New Zealand / CD - released 10/Jun/2009 ]
This recording of eighteenth-century German harpsichord music, made in Auckland, New Zealand, is really about the relationship between an instrument and its music; to be brought to life it relies on a unique collaboration between instrument builder,...
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...
JONATHAN BESSER / GREG FOX
Jonathan Besser (St Paul's Cathedral Organ, Dunedin Town Hall), Greg Fox (Guitar & Treatments)
[ Rattle Records / CD - released 12/Jun/2020 ]
An improvised live concert featuring Jonathan Besser (St Paul's Cathedral pipe organ) and Greg Fox (electric guitar and treatments), originally performed and recorded in 1984, here presented in a newly edit, mixed and mastered version.
Katherine Austin, James tennant, Alexa Still, Gareth Still, Gareth Farr
[ Trust / CD - released 17/Jun/2000 ]
New Zealand's top musicians go Farr!
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...
HANDEL / GLUCK / MOZART
Opera Kings, Gods and Mortals
Keith Lewis (tenor) / New Zealand Chamber Orchestra / Kenneth Young
[ Morrison Trust / CD - released 31/Oct/2007 ]
New Zealand-born Keith Lewis is one of the world's busiest tenors. He appears regularly throughout the UK, Europe and North America.
KIRI te KANAWA
I Could Have Danced all Night (Concert & Portrait) BLU-RAY
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, John Hopkins / Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Stephen Barlow
[ Arthaus Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 1/Oct/2015 ]
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's story has all the best elements of an operatic fairytale. Coming from a part-Maori background she went on to become one of the world's most famous opera stars.
Telemann - 12 Fantasias for solo violin
Lara Hall (violin)
[ Atoll Records / CD - released 10/Jul/2012 ]
"As a performer on both the baroque and modern violin, I have two very different musical personas. With this CD I have tried to create, on a modern violin, as much of the sound world of a baroque violinist as possible with minimal concession to the...
Harris: Symphony No. 4, "To the memory of Mahinārangi Tocker" / Cello Concerto
Li-wei Qin (cello) / Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Brett Dean, Garry Walker
[ Naxos / CD - released 10/May/2014 ]
"There is no question that the Auckland Philharmonic are superbly in control as is Brett Dean, himself a violist and composer and just forging an extra career as a conductor. The recording is vivid and allows the music space although the quiet passag
Egmont (complete incidental music) / Ah! perfido, / Marches
Madeleine Pierard (soprano) / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / James Judd
[ Naxos / CD - released 1/Feb/2010 ]
"Those curious for some not too often heard music by Beethoven can safely invest in this well played disc" MusicWeb May 2010
GUILMANT / HAHN / BOSSI / VIERNE / REGER / WIDOR / etc
Resounding After Shocks
Martin Setchell (The Rieger Organ of Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand)
[ Pipeline Press / CD - released 25/Mar/2019 ]
Martin Setchell brings the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall organ back to life.
Michael Houstoun (piano)
[ Trust / CD ]