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New Zealand Chamber Soloists
ACD 542 | more info
John Psathas' music has achieved a wider public than is normally associated with contemporary classical music.
ACD 819 | more info
Leonie Holmes is a renound musician and music writer.
Voices16 - Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir
ACD 213 | more info
Voice of the Soul, a journey of traditions, story telling and passionate music of the senses.
ACD 613 | more info
Alice is the moving story of a woman’s fight for a new life in colonial NZ.
Justine Cormack & Michael Houstoun
ACD 913 | more info
Four compositions for violin and piano, including 2 newly discovered works heard here for the first time.
Donald Maurice and Richard Mapp piano
ACD 413 | more info
"The title refers to Maurice's, deeply thought out essay on nationalism in music... Splendid performances and stunning notes makes this an excellent CD." - Ian Dando, NZ Listener
Two pianos / Eight hands
ACD 313 | more info
"Judy Lee, Somi Kim, Lorelle McNaughton, Cindy Tsao.
ACD 412 | more info
Smaller-scale Whitehead, all pieces based on a single artistic theme – and featuring solo bassoonist Ben Hoadley.
NZTrio & Tray So
ACD 541 | more info
3 Western classical musicians meet three traditional Cambodian musicians.
New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ)
ACD 118 | more info
Five brilliant modern pieces for quartet, made for the performers.
Winner Best Classical Album at Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2011
Michael F. Williams & John G. Davies
ACD 243 | more info
Three worlds collide in this moving tale of conflict, passion and betrayal.
NZSO Strings cond. Kenneth Young
ACD 441 | more info
Dramatic string works, inspired by Robin Morrison images of Northland, performed by NZSO and Kenneth Young.
ACD 143 | more info
Brilliantly performed chamber works by Martin Lodge
ACD 212 | more info
“…outstanding bass clarinet music from New Zealand and elsewhere, in the solo, ensemble, and chamber concerto genres…”
Martin Risely violin with The Chamber Players of The New Zealand School of Music
ACD 142 | more info
Definitive performances of mainly unrecorded string masterpieces by Lilburn
ACD 842 | more info
This CD typifies the Karlheinz ensemble’s constant search for personality and character in over 30 years of contemporary music presentations.
Anthony Ritchie, NZSO cond. Tecwyn Evans
ACD 741 | more info
Symphony No 3 is “…compelling, rhythmically dynamic and unashamedly honest” – Marion Poole.
Eve de Castro-Robinson
NZSO cond. Kenneth Young
ACD 141 | more info
William Dart, NZ Herald:
5 Stars – “palette of many colours… primal percussion… a never-ending source of adventure.”
ACD 112 | more info
Robert Johnson, RadioNZ ‘Critics’ Chair’
“If I'm particularly taken with the string quartet, it has to be said that the other three works on the disc are also very impressive.”
ACD 941 | more info
"The music of Douglas Lilburn with its clear connection to both his teacher, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and to the landscape of his beloved New Zealand, is a delight and an inspiration."
ACD 115 | more info
Unusually beautiful instrumental combination of trombone and harp, plus the luminescent voice of Lisette Wesseling.
"a cry from the heart" – Art song settings of poems by Charles Brasch, A.R.D. Fairburn and George Herbert.
ACD 149 | more info
Besser and Bravura
Celebrating 10 years of Besser & Bravura recorded live at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland, November 2009.
ACD 409 | more info
Auckland Chamber Orchestra cond. Peter Scholes
For their debut disc ACO and Music Director Scholes have recorded four of Anthony Ritchie’s smaller-scale orchestral works.
ACD 129 | more info
The Ogen Trio
with Peter Scholes and David Griffiths
Dynamic performances of recent NZ works for piano trio.
"Sublime and haunting" William Dart, NZ Herald.
ACD 108 | more info
The Prodigal Child
Michael Williams, Alan Riach
Michael Williams' chamber opera, with libretto by Alan Riach, explores three souls in crisis - the setting is New Zealand but the story is universal.
ACD 306 | more info
Complete Electro Acoustic Works
Lilburn turned wholly to the creation of electronic works because he felt they would more accurately portray New Zealand in its own right. 4 disc set includes includes DVD...
ACD 404 | more info
First available recording of Blake's epic symphony "The Islands ", plus three dramatic tone poems...
ACD 403 | more info
Parts 1 & 2 Live. An anti-nuclear performance recorded live June 1986...
ACD 301 | more info
A Chaos of Delight
Eve de Castro Robinson
A 9806 | more info
Fanfares for a New Millenium
11 fanfares for the 21st Century: Blake, de Castro-Robinson, Rimmer, Palmer, Psathas, Meridan-Skipp, Elmsly, Buchanan, Cree Brown, Dadson, Hamilton...
ACD 100 | more info
Puhake ki te rangi
with Richard Nunns taonga puoro
Music for European and Maori traditional instruments.
ACD 107 | more info
Premier recording of Ritchie’s 24 Piano Preludes, brilliantly performed by Sharon Vogan.
ACD 504 | more info
TAKU WANA / THE WHEEL TURNS
Two song cycles, with words by Lauris Edmond and Wi Kuki Kaa...
ACD 203 | more info
Mr Darwin's Dances
"You can smell the brine on the swaggering shanties, fiddle tunes and hornpipes"...
ACD 200 | more info
Points in a Changing Circle
Grant Cooper / Concord Brass
Electro/Acoustic music for brass: Lilburn, Elmsly, Harris, Rimmer. With support from The Lilburn Trust...
ACD 300 | more info
Kenneth Young Symphony
" ...arguably the most exciting New Zealand symphony I've heard."...
ACD 300 | more info