Richard Farrell - New Zealand Pianist
The recorded legacy of New Zealander Richard Farrell, who died in a car crash in 1958 at the age of 31, shows a pianist of outstanding technique and insight, who was enjoying a successful international career.
Peter Mechen presents four programmes reviewing the surviving recordings and talking to those who remember Farrell's playing.
Portrait of Richard Farrell, probably taken cira 1950, by an unknown photographer. Alexander Turnbull Library.
Richard Farrell - New Zealand Pianist broadcast: 2pm Sundays 15 March - 5 April 2015.
Historian Peter Mechen tells Chris Whitta about Richard Farrell's sometimes illustrious, but tragically short career.
New Zealand Broadcasting Service Recital programme (cover). Richard Farrell, pianist, Town Hall, Wellington, Saturday, July 3rd, 1948. Alexander Turnbull Library.