The Sunday Feature

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2:00 pm on Sunday (27 Jul 2014)

Lola Johnson

It was a tremendous programme which would have taxed the capabilities of the world's foremost pianist, but Lola Johnson sailed through it with an ease that amounted to nonchalance (Wairarapa Times Age, 1957)

The Wanganui-born pianist Lola Johnson was known from a young age for her glittering technique and innate musicality. Fifty-five years after recording the country's first classical piano LP, the distinguished New Zealander is still performing and teaching. Since her marriage at the age of 40 she's also been known as Lola Austin. She talks with Peter Mechen (RNZ)

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  • Lola Johnson ( 58′ 23″ )

    Fifty-five years after recording the country's first classical piano LP Lola Johnson talks with Peter Mechen.

    From The Sunday Feature on 27 Jul 2014

  • The Influence of Saïd ( 55′ 30″ )

    East, West: Cultural Counterpoints - Programme 5: With illustrations from the past and the present, in literature, music and other cultural artefacts, we see how Said's vision has changed the way we think about the interrelationship between West and East.

    From The Ideas of Edward Saïd on 29 Jun 2014

  • Saïd on Music and Silence ( 46′ )

    East, West: Cultural Counterpoints - Programme 4: In a 1997 essay Edward Said explored the development of Western Classical Music from Beethoven through Wagner to Schoenberg and beyond. John Drummond explores Said's stimulating and controversial ideas.

    From The Ideas of Edward Saïd on 22 Jun 2014

  • Saïd on Aïda ( 54′ 35″ )

    East, West: Cultural Counterpoints - Programme 3: Edward Said (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American scholar and public intellectual. John discusses Saïd’s views on Verdi’s Aïda.

    From The Ideas of Edward Saïd on 15 Jun 2014

  • Edward Saïd’s Orientalism ( 51′ 19″ )

    East, West: Cultural Counterpoints - Programme 2: Edward Saïd (1935-2003) was a Palestinian-American scholar and public intellectual. Dr Vijay Devadas look at one of his most influential books Orientalism (RNZ).

    From The Ideas of Edward Saïd on 08 Jun 2014