Major pieces, familiar and unfamiliar from new CDs which arrive every day, and the huge back-catalogue of classic recordings.
Pianist Jonathan Plowright has a new recording of Brahms' Intermezzi Op 117 in Recent Releases
Maurizio Pollini plays Bartók's Piano Concerto No 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Claudio Abbado in CD Masters
Made in New Zealand has the music of David Hamilton and Douglas Lilburn
In Appointment former BBC broadcaster Mark Coles presents his pick of the best new music releases and demos from around the planet in The Shed
In Music Alive, Lexus Song Quest winner Madeleine Pierard joins Orchestra Wellington to present two song cycles bridging the divide between popular and classical music
Latest audio items
- Sonnet No 121: 'Tis better to be vile, than vile esteemed
- Eduard Wesly and Miranda Hutton: 18th-Century oboe quartets
- Simon Romanos: Nikola Kodjabashia
- Taofia Pelesasa: 'At The Wake'
- Sonnet No 120: That you were once unkind, befriends me now
- Megan Henderson and Callum MacCrimmon
- John Eady: Lewis Eady 130 Anniversary
- Sonnet No 119: What potions have I drunk of Siren tears
- HARRIS: The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village
- HARRIS: The Floating Bride, the Crimson Village (introduction)
Known for recording rivers and burning pianos, composer Annea Lockwood looks for music in untraditional places.
Thomas Goss explores how movies portray composers as lovers, heroes, spiritual figures, and even madmen
Apart from the pleasure his music gives, his Rameau's is an inspiration to late starters everywhere.
Visit a collection about composer Douglas Lilburn, electronic music pioneer, “the elder statesman of New Zealand music”, and 2014 New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee.
Roger Wilson reads some of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's fairy tales.
Drawing on the expertise of a range of reviewers, each week we check out the latest CD releases.
We imagine now that Bach has always been incredibly famous. Peter Walls talks about why he was not so well-loved during his own lifetime.