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 Final Show  – The Serial Period This show is the final of my 3 ages of Stravinsky shows. Only after the death of Arnold Schoenberg in 1951 did Stravinsky make use of the 12-tone system, where he moved away from his neo-classical style and embraced serial music as a result of the influence of his […]

 Halloween Special Composer Titles Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, op.14. – 5. Songe d’une nuit du Sabbat Charles Ives Three Outdoor Scenes – Halloween Camille Saint-Saens Danse macabre (song) Franz Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ – I. Allegro Gabriel Faure Les djinns Federico Mompou Cants Magics 1 Igor Stravinsky […]

  Stravinsky Neo-classical works     Composer Titles Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella – Overture Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella – Serenata Igor Stravinsky Stravinsky – Octet – I. Sinfonia Igor Stravinsky Symphoniy of Psalms 2, Expectans expectavi Dominum Igor Stravinsky Symphony in C 1, Moderato allanbreve Igor Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements 2, Andante – Interlude: L’istesso tempo […]

Igor Stravinsky was born in 1882 in Oranienbaum (renamed Lomonosov in 1948), Russia and brought up in Saint Petersburg. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. He was a highly cosmopolitan Russian who lived for extensive periods in Switzerland,France and from the 1939 in the […]

Sunday 26th September – John Adams – An American Composer John Adams is a pivotal figure in 20th century classical music, as he can be viewed as either the last of the minimalists or the first of the post-minimalists.  Coming soon – The Three Ages of Stravinsky In the coming months I’m going to be […]

This weeks music is inspired by the Catholic Tenebrae services and the verses of the  Book of Lamentations from the Hebrew Bible.  Tenebrae is Latin for darkness and the music is generally sombre and serious but oftern very beautiful.   Composer Titles Thomas Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah I Ernst Krenek Lamentations of Jeremiah -II. In Parasceve […]

 On my show a couple of weeks ago I featured the work of Eve de Castro-Robinson as part of my show on Arvo Part.  For this weeks show,  Eve came into the studio to play and discuss some of her music and some works by other living NZ composers that Eve feels deserve wider recognition. […]

 This weeks Variations on a Theme will have a very local flavour.  My theme for the week is Living New Zealand Composers and the show will also feature a "live" composer.  Eve de Castro-Robinson is one of the composers I featured a couple of weeks ago on my show on the Arvo Part Festival.  Eve […]

    Composer Titles J. S. Bach Sonata No.1, BWV 1001, G minor – IV. Presto Eugene Ysaye Sonata No.1 in G minor – I. Grave J. S. Bach Partita No.1, BWV 1002, B minor – IVa. Double G. F. Telemann Fantasia 9 in B Minor J. S. Bach Sonata No.2, BWV 1003, A minor […]

Arvo Pärt was born inEstonia in 1935. In 1944, Estonia saw the occupation of the Soviet Union, which would last for over 50 years, and would have a profound effect on his life and music.  He studied at Tallinn Conservatory in 1957, and while there he started work as a recording engineer with Estonian Radio, […]


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