Geoff Adams reviews Toitu Te Puero, Al Fraser (nga taonga puoro). Rattle CD.
This disc successfully mixes ancient and ultra-modern sounds, trying to portray a "slowly evolving, ethereal world, with pieces that express, reflect and explore non-linear time and memory as sound".
This disc went straight to the top of the RNZ Classical Charts in its first week of release, and it marks the debut recording of Lixin Zhang, who is a 16-year-old pupil in his fourth year at Burnside High School.
This album has taken two out of 11 slots in the European Jazz Media Charts for this July.
This is a very entertaining and spirited performance by Affetto, the group named after the Italian word for affection or affecting.
Boston-based composer Stefan Prock is a film music scholar and freelance composer of contemporary music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra and film.
This is an Australian quartet that has gained international praise.
This album was released just before the performer became internationally renowned as cello soloist at the recent Royal Wedding
This fine debut album from Lin features three appealing but seemingly unrelated works.
It is moving to hear great Bach harmonious invention.
Dunedin composer Dame Gillian Whitehead has received a further honour by becoming one of 20 Arts Foundation Icons.
Leonard Bernstein must not be under-rated as an important composer and conductor of the 20th century.
Geoff Adams reviews Helen Thomson's Unthinkable, published by Hachette.
Boston-based composer Stephan Prock is a film music scholar and freelance composer of contemporary music for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra, and film.
This is an original motion picture soundtrack comprising 19 brief tracks from the film Hostiles.
There are nine interesting and pleasing works on this disc's 20 tracks, all showing the great affinity that New Zealand-born composer and clarinetist Ken Wilson (1924-2012) had for writing original wind music.
Musical legends Seiji Ozawa and Martha Argerich are together on record for the first time.
Reynaldo Hahn Belle Epoque. Leslie Howard and Mattia Ometto (pianists). Melba 2 CDs
Another Time Another Place. David Friesen Trio. Rattle CD
The Jade String Quartet was formed in 2003 by principal members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.