Voice of the Soul  

Voice of the Soul

Voices16 - Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
Karen Grylls conductor
Horomona Horo taonga puoro

Voice of the Soul is a metaphor for a journey of traditions, storytelling and passionate music of the senses. For the listener, this CD experience is rather like walking around a gallery, where the exhibits are musical rather than visual. The voices of the instruments seduce us into the world of each new piece and fill us with expectation. Powerful taonga puoro is provided by Horomona Horo.


Buy Now

ACD 213

 

Viridissima Virga | Hildegard
Salve Regina | Childs
Six Fire Madrigals | Lauridsen
Pounamu | Fisher
Horizon I (Sea and Sky) | Marshall
Five Flower Songs Op.47 | Britten
Karakia of the Stars | Hamilton


Alice album cover  

a New Zealand symphonic masterpiece

First performed in 2002, 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.

Also on this CD is the exquisite short concerto for harp and orchestra “Karohirohi”, and one of Whitehead’s most impressive symphonic scores “The Improbable Ordered Dance”.

NZSO conducted by Marc Taddei
Helen Medlyn (mezzo) performs “Alice”
Carolyn Mills, NZSO Principal harpist, performs “Karohirohi”.

Buy Now

ACD 613

  Helen Medlyn

Helen Medlyn

Carolyn Mills

Carolyn Mills

Marc Taddei

Marc Taddei



  • Santiago Cover
  • Santiago

Santiago Cañón Valencia, Strad Review - Recommended! Read review here.

Buy Now (NZ) Buy Now (UK)

The Richard Farrell Series

  • acd208 Richard Farrell plays Grieg, Brahms, Liszt

    Volume 1:
    The Complete Recordings

    Richard Farrell 1926 - 1958

    Volume 1 (2 CDs) of a special series devoted to the recordings of the legendary NZ pianist playing Grieg, Brahms, Liszt. Remastered from the original PYE master tapes.

    Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone July 2009:

    "...some of the most beautiful recorded performances of the time Buy this release. You'll be richly rewarded."

    ACD 208 : buy cd | more info

  • acd909 Richard Farrell the complete recordings

    Volume 2:
    The Complete Recordings

    Richard Farrell 1926 - 1958

    Volume 2 (2 CDs) in the Richard Farrell 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.

    Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Granados, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Schumann.

    ACD 909 : buy cd | more info