A selection of shorter, popular classics that includes well-known opera arias and choruses.
Hear David Morriss in conversation with the American-born lutenist and baroque guitarist Hopkinson Smith in Appointment
This Auckland Philharmonia concert on Music Alive includes Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night with pianist Steven Osborne, Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Enjoy works by our Composer of the Week Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)
Paul Barrett reads the sonnet Was it the proud full sail of his great verse in William Shakespeare 450
The Works includes a recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No 9 in Eb played by the Kirov Orchestra
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Cervantes' deluded knight and his hapless squire have inspired artists, composers and philosophers ever since the Spanish Golden Age.
Frances Moore takes a personal look at some of Brahms's most intimate music.
George Kay explores David Bowie’s career and music. Photograph by Adam Bielawski.
Notable New Zealanders tell us about a piece of classical music that is meaningful to them.
Listen to New Zealand songs that take us to the beach, the moon, the milking shed and many places besides.
Highlights from the Big Sing Secondary Schools Choir Festival National Finale held earlier this year in Auckland.
Music and dreams from different historical, scientific and psychological standpoints.