3:00 pm Saturday 20 December: Rajendra Prasanna
Varasani musicians have been custodians of the shehnai, an evocative oboe-like ceremonial instrument, for five generations. Rajendra Prasanna is the only Indian musician who excels in playing both the flute (bansurai) and the shehnai and performs on both instruments.
Reviewing this concert for the NZ Herald, William Dart wrote; “Rajendra Prasanna comes from generations of Indian master musicians and thanks to him and his three colleagues, a rapt audience fell under the spell of a music in which time itself seemed almost to stand still”.
KLUGHARDT: Concert Overture Op 30, Im Frühling - Dessau Anhalt Phil/Antony Hermus (CPO 777 693)
A BUTTERWORTH: Summer Music Op 77 - Graham Salvage (bsn), Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Arthur Butterworth (ASV White Line CD WHL 2132)
GOODALL: The Seasons, Autumn, Russet fall; Charcoal burning; Cider harvest; Poppies - Bozidar Vukotic (cello), Tippett Quartet, Marianna Szymanowska (harp) (EMI 6 88626)
BLOCH: Hiver-Printemps - Luxembourg Phil/David Shallon (Timpani 1C 1052)
Recorded live in Auckland Concert Chamber by Radio New Zealand
3:00 PM Tomorrow
2011 Auckland Arts Festival
(4) Spirit of India
Pandit Rajendra Prasanna (bansuri/shehnai), Rishab Prasanna (bansuri), Vikas Babu (shehnai), Subh Maharaj (tabla) (recorded in the Auckland Concert Chamber by RNZ)
3:00 pm on Saturday (27 Dec 2014)
Piers Lane (pno), Goldner String Quartet
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 13; FARR: Te Tai-O-Rehua; FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor (recorded in the Auckland Town Hall by RNZ)