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  • 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


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