Settling the Score

Settling the Score Live 2014

Listeners have made their choice, and the results of the 2014 poll of orchestral music which New Zealanders most like are about to make it onto the stage of the Auckland Town Hall.

Join Radio New Zealand's Wallace Chapman and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in the Auckland Town Hall, on Friday 28 November, when the top orchestral works will be revealed in Settling the Score Live at 8pm.

This wonderful event can be enjoyed on air on Radio New Zealand Concert, and in the concert hall. If you would like to attend and be part of the buzz, visit the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra website to find out how to book tickets.

This great music and great performance is brought to you by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in proud association with Radio New Zealand Concert.

The Settling the Score Live concert acts as a taster for a special programme on New Year’s Day 2015, when we’ll broadcast the results of the whole poll in a giant 12-hour countdown.

Lend Me Your Ears

Wallace Chapman in studioVoting for Settling The Score closed in October and as we rallied for the final few votes we all cast our minds to think about what it is that forms our musical taste.

We created a mix tape for the host of this year’s live concert, Wallace Chapman, featuring a slice of music from various eras in Western classical music, from the Renaissance to today.

Wallace shares his thoughts on the selection with Clarissa Dunn.

Music details

Kyrie, Requiem Mass
Tenebrae / Nigel Short

Andante con moto, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Murray Perahia (piano), Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink
(CBSMK 39814 – 1986)

Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore, and finale of Act Two from Tosca
Maria Callas (soprano), Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor), Tito Gobbi (baritone), Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala / Victor de Sabata
(EMI CDS 7 4175 8)

Jeux de vagues (“Play of the Waves”), La Mer
Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
(Deutsche Grammophon 477 5082)

Klangforum Wien / Péter Eötvös
(Kairos 0012 062 KAI)

Mouthpiece VII|
Erin Gee (vocalist), Klangforum Wien
(Col Legno, WWE 1CD 20409)