Author: marksmith

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 nd Viennese  – 12 tone.  A few weeks ago I played some early music from the key group of composers who comprised the 2nd Viennese School.  Led by Arnold Schoeberg, the theoretical and compositional work they did had a huge influence on the direction classical music took away from tonality and realistically it was not […]

There are some works that hold a special fascination for classical music lovers.  For me, one of those works is Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello.  It’s one of the pieces that I first came across very early in my first dabblings with classical music and was one of the catalysts in turning a brief acquaintance […]

Dedicated to the NZ Secondary Schools Choir and the NZ Youth Choir on their overseas trips. Composer Titles György Ligeti Lux aeterna Whitacre Lux Aurumque David Lang come, daughter Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen 02 – Statements Vaclovas Augustinas The Stomping Bride Robert Heppener Im Gestein. VI. Flugelnacht II David Childs Salve Regina James Macmillan Seven Last Words […]

This weeks show is the first of two shows that will be based on the music of what is called the 2nd viennese school. Its going to focus on the music of Arnold Schoenberg asn his two key pupils, Anton Webern and Alban Berg. These composers basically changed the face of 20th century classical music […]

Composer Titles Gabriel Faure Dolly Op.56: I. Berceuse. Allegretto moderato Karol Szymanowski Songs of a Fairy-tale Princess Op.31 (1933) -I- The Lonely Moon Kodály – ‘Háry János’ Suite – II. Viennese Musical Clock Maurice Ravel : Sheherazade Sergei Prokoviev Peter and the Wolf, children’s tale for narrator & orchestra, Op. 67 Jaques Ibert The Little […]

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer so this weeks show is based on the theme of the night.   Composer Titles Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 – 1. Sehr Langsam Takemitsu Toward the sea III – 1 The Night Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole (1908) – Prelude a la nuit  Prokofiev Scythian […]

  Composer Title Kurt Weill Die Dreigroschenoper: Die Moritat von Mackie Messer Benjamin Britten Cabaret Songs: O tell me the truth about love William Bolcom Cabaret Songs – Surprise William Bolcom Cabaret Songs – Song Of Black Max William Bolcom Cabaret Songs – Toothbrush Time Poulenc La Dame de Monte-Carlo Erik Satie La Diva de […]

On the show on Sunday I talked about the Ypoutube video of Sokolov playing this piecve – here it is  

  Composer Title Ravel Ravel: Piano Trio I. Modéré Gabriel Faure Nocturne No .12 in E Minor, Op. 107 Érik Satie Avant-dernières Pensées – I. Idylle Érik Satie Avant-dernières Pensées – II. Aubade Érik Satie Avant-dernières Pensées – III. Meditation Bela Bartok Quartet No.2 Op.17 -II- Allegro Rachmaninov Son Prokofiev Symphony No.1, op. 25 ‘Classical’ […]

  In the 1940’s and 50’s Ella Fitzgerald recorded a number of classica jazz albums such as The Cole Porter Songbook, The Gershiwn Songbook and others featuring the songs of a range of composers of popular music. Lisitening to a some of these albums has inspired  my show this week which is called Am American […]


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