Major pieces, familiar and unfamiliar from new CDs which arrive every day, and the huge back-catalogue of classic recordings.
Music Alive brings you a second programme from the Brodsky Quartet in Auckland, including one of Shostakovich’s 15 quartets
In Appointment Brian Kay will look at the various ways composers have set the words of the Stabat Mater
Join us in Music Alive for the performance of Bach's St John Passion with Bach specialist Stephen Layton, the University of Auckland Chamber Choir and the Auckland Philharmonia
Tune in to Young New Zealand to hear the works by two of the finalists in last year's Todd Young Composers Awards
In New Horizons, William Dart takes a look at the recently-released retrospective of the work of British musician Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time
Make a request from Radio New Zealand Concert's vast CD collection or our own recordings.
"... there is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require.”
Thomas Goss gives an overview of the life and music of English composer Brian Eno.
From the use of pianola to the precise opening of Bolero, musicologist Amber Read guides us through the music of French composer Maurice Ravel.
Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett, whose oratorio A Child of our Time was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939.
A weekly selection of traditional and modern hymns available to listen to online.