New & Featured Releases
Composed and conducted by Kenneth Young New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Contemporary works for orchestra that are modern but approachable. These dramatic performances are conducted by the composer himself. The program includes the hauntingly beautiful “Remembering” with violin soloist Vesa-Matti Leppänen.
Unfailingly melodic, romantic, and moving. An elite group of six musicians led by emerging Vienna Soprano Ursula Langmayr, give sumptuous presentations of these great songs.
The halls of 18th century Dublin resounded with this music, much of it now rediscovered and recorded for the first time.
Dramatic and passionate songs; includes symphonic arrangements of 5 arias from Bizet’s Carmen, and settings in Spanish and Maori of texts by women about love and life.
Written for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and dedicated to those in Christchurch who have suffered in the [2010/2011] earthquakes.
Alice is the moving story of a woman’s fight for a new life in colonial NZ. Fleur Adcock’s text with music by Gillian Whitehead is already recognised as a NZ musical masterpiece.
Of Greek heritage, John Psathas wrote much of the ceremonial music for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and his music has achieved a world-wide public.
Dramatic performances of these great 20thC works for violin and piano.
special series devoted to the recordings of the legendary NZ pianist playing Grieg, Brahms, Liszt. Remastered from the original PYE master tapes.
series includes the remainder of Farrell’s known studio recordings, recently (2009) transferred at Abbey Rd Studios from the original Pye masters, and sympathetically remastered by Atoll. It includes three previously unreleased Chopin tracks.