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
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.
From twins Christine and Michelle Naughton playing Mozart on two pianos with the NZSO and the piano duo Anderson and Roe using their four hands on one piano earlier in the year for a Chamber Music NZ recital, Dunedin has been treated to brilliant keyboard performances.
Preludes and Romances for Solo Harp. Carolyn Mills. Atoll CD
Bernstein on Broadway. London Symphony Orchestra, Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), etc. Deutsche Grammophon CD
Leonard Bernstein must not be under-rated as an important composer and conductor of the 20th century.
Leonie Holmes.... when expectation ends. NZ musicians, Atoll CD
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.
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No.29 Hammerklavier and No.14 Moonlight. Murray Perahia (piano). Deutsche Grammophon CD
Jonathan Crayford is a successful concert pianist, multi-instrumentalist, film composer and jazz artist from New Zealand who played in nightclubs at 15 with his father, Terry, a pianist and arranger-composer.
In its own unconventional way, this is a knockout release from the Kiwi label.
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.
Retrospective. Hilary Hahn (violin). Deutsche Grammophon 2 CDs
Lyell Cresswell: ‘‘The Art of Black & White’’. Stephen De Pledge (piano), Christopher Bowen (tenor) and Jennifer Maybee (soprano). Rattle CD
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, ‘The Trout’, etc. AnneSophie Mutter (violin), Daniil Trifonov (piano), etc. Deutsche Grammophon CD.