The Sunday Feature

Audio is posted after broadcast.

2:00 pm on Sunday (20 Apr 2014)

The Planets

Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' is a triumph of orchestration, but many of its features and innovations are taken for granted. Thomas Goss takes us on a tour of the unique architecture and fascinating conception of this 20th-century masterpiece (RNZ)

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  • Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue ( 57′ 34″ )

    Ryan Smith explores the world of Moondog, the American street musician who became an iconic figure in New York City.

    From The Sunday Feature on 09 Apr 2014

  • Tchaikovsky and Brahms ( 53′ 10″ )

    The rivalry between Tchaikovsky and Brahms was legendary, and it went beyond mere distaste for one another's musical direction. Thomas Goss explores the uneasy friendship and resulting musical ferment in the lives of the two giants. (RNZ)

    From The Sunday Feature on 06 Apr 2014

  • The organ of Napier Cathedral ( 44′ 13″ )

    The organ in Napier Cathedral has been restored and enlarged to become New Zealand's most advanced cathedral organ. Kerry Stevens follows the restoration which honours the organ builders who have contributed to the instrument over many decades.

    From The Sunday Feature on 30 Mar 2014

  • Nicky Spence ( 44′ 14″ )

    Scottish tenor Nicky Spence's varied career spans contemporary opera, traditional opera, crossover, recital work, recording and more. He's in the country to sing in NZ Opera's production of Don Giovanni in Christchurch and here Nicky Spence talks with Christine Argyle.

    From The Sunday Feature on 23 Mar 2014

  • Renata Scotto - A legend looks back, Part 2 ( 53′ 10″ )

    Legendary Italian soprano looks back on her life, from her earliest memories as a young girl falling in love with opera, through her thriving career singing some of her most famously acclaimed roles, up to her present day triumphs directing opera productions and teaching young singers in her greatly sought-after master-classes (RNZ/WFMT).

    From The Sunday Feature on 02 Mar 2014