The Decker Years - Programme 3
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Franz- Paul Decker has had an association with the orchestra for over 40 years. Peter Shaw surveys the recorded performances from Radio New Zealand's archives and examines Decker's significant influence on orchestral performance in New Zealand. Four Programmes. (3) Dashing the myth that Decker was only a German specialist, he also excelled in French, Spanish, Russian and American repertoire. He could even turn a deft show tune.