Four hours of music with news and weather on the hour to keep you informed about what’s going on in the world.
In Appointment Thomas Hampson takes a broad, humanities-based approach to the role of song in society
David Long talks about his work for film, television, with The Muttonbirds and The Labcoats and as Lilburn composer-in-residence in Appointment.
Mussorgsky’s tribute to a friend, was orchestrated unforgettably by Maurice Ravel, giving it a sophisticated, glamorous panache. Hear it in Music Alive
The family trio of Georg, Florian and Christoph Eggner return with violist Amihai Grosz, for some of our favourite piano trios and quartets for the Saturday Concert
In Music Alive we have Vaughan Williams’s velvety The Lark Ascending performed by The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Performances by Auckland Philharmonia including Beethoven' Symphony No 3, Eroica, Ravel's La Valse and Scriabin's Symphony No 3 Op 43.
Jack Body's composition 'Songs & Dances of Desire' entwines the life of Bizet's opera character with the story of one of NZ's notable characters, Carmen Rupe.
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.
Jazz, orchestral, solo and band music - brass-playing is in good heart. Trombonist David Bremner explores the brilliant world of brass.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s first film scores were written for a group producing theatrical productions that believed in finding art in the everyday.
Make a request from Radio New Zealand Concert's vast CD collection or our own recordings.