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Friday 9 December 2016

9:00

Celebrating Lyell Cresswell – Arts Foundation Laureate 2016

Lyell Cresswell

Lyell Cresswell Photo: Supplied

Lyell picks one of his works to share with Sound Lounge listeners to mark being named one of this year's five Laureate Award recipients along with writer Eleanor Catton, graphic novelist Dylan Horrocks, visual artist Peter Robinson and film maker Taika Waititi.

CRESSWELL: Alas! How Swift
Michael Kirgan (tpt), New Zealand SO/James Judd
Naxos 8.570824

James Dunham on John Corigliano – and that Grammy-award winning quartet 

James Dunham

James Dunham Photo: Simon Gentry

James Dunham was recently in NZ to perform with the New Zealand String Quartet – Mozart and Brahms quintets.

He was the viola player of the legendary Cleveland Quartet, and currently he’s a member of the Axelrod Quartet, which plays the priceless two quartets of instruments (Stradivarius and Niccolo Amati) held by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. But he is also a new music enthusiast. Charlotte Wilson took the opportunity to ask him what he loves about chamber music, new music, and the double grammy-award winning performance of one of the great American chamber works, written for the Cleveland Quartet’s farewell in 1995 – John Corigliano’s String Quartet.

JOHN CORIGLIANO: String Quartet (1995 World premiere recording)
Cleveland Quartet
TELARC CD 80415

Winner of Grammy award 1996, John Corigliano: Best Contemporary Classical Composition 
Winner of Grammy award 1996, Cleveland Quartet: Best Chamber Music Performance

10:05 Resound 2016

Michael Williams

Michael Williams Photo: SOUNZ

A collaboration between RNZ and SOUNZ to give past recordings of works by NZ composers new life.

Eight programmes introduced by Kenneth Young.

(7) ROSS HARRIS: Reflections - Ed Allen (hn), Emma Sayers (pno) (new RNZ recording made in 2014); JENNY MCLEOD: The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo - Viva Voce/John Rosser; MICHAEL WILLIAMS: Synaesthesia - New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young; CHRISTOPHER NORTON: Sonatina - Scott Terzaghi (cello), Terence Dennis (pno); EDWIN CARR: Octet - Ensemble Philharmonia (RNZ)

11:00 New Music Dreams