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Battle of the Saxes

22 Mar 2017

More than 100 saxophone players will march from either end of Cuba Street, meeting in the middle to battle it out as part of the CubaDupa festival in Wellington this weekend. Audio


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Saturday 25 March

12:00 AM. Music Through the Night

On the Fiddle

A rare chance to tour the vaults of the Music Crime Bureau. Our guide, Steve Danby, will expose shams, subterfuge and careless use of music.

(2) The vaults of the Music Crime Bureau are open to no-one, but a discrete, modern museum contains many historical souvenirs of Bureau operations. The suppressed Scarlatti manuscripts, including the infamous boogie woogie sonatas. The notebooks containing Anna Magadelena Bach's innumerate attempts to use the rhythm method. Beethoven's metronome, which has, to the consternation of many, been found to run slow, requiring all his published metronome marks to be adjusted.

In this second of two programmes, Steve Danby returns to the darker collections housed within…

12:50 approx - Disc 1

YOUNG: Symphony; Virgen de la Esperanza; Dance - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young (Trust MMT 2027)

2:10 approx - Disc 2

Arias from operas by PUCCINI; MASCAGNI; CATALANI; LEONCAVALLO; ZANDONAI: CILEA; GIORDANO - Renée Fleming (sop), with various other singers, Giuseppe Verdi Chorus & Orch, Milan/Marco Armiliato (Decca 478 1533)3:20 approx - Disc 3

Hau by Japanese ambient minimalist duo Opitope

DATE/HATAKEYAMA: A White Cloth Falling From The Snow Branches; Goat's Horn; A Far Room; A Quiet Morning Arriving To The Valley; Bird Standing On The Fall; Coral Sand's Backside; Mist On The Sea; A Place Under The Paired Sal Tree - Tomoyoshi Date (electric gtr, pno, electronics), Chihei Hatakeyama (electric & acoustic gtr/pno/bass gtr/vibraphone/electronics) (Spekk 672901)

4:25 approx - Disc 4

RODE: 24 Caprices in the form of Etudes (1-12) - Elizabeth Wallfisch (vln) (CPO 777 129)

5:00 approx - Disc 5

J NOVÁCEK: Four Rags for two Jons; D'RIVERA: The Cape Cod Files; BERNSTEIN: Clarinet Sonata; GERSHWIN: Preludes for piano; I got rhythm, from Girl Crazy - Jon Manasse (cl), Jon Nakamatsu (pno) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7508)

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