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Monday: Composer of the Week


The American composer and teacher talks about his music, in particular his American Songbook Series. Presented by Ryan Smith (RNZ)

Wednesday: David Zinman

David Zinman’s enthusiasm for new music, new ideas and new ways of making music more accessible is always at the forefront of his mind. Tonight the international conductor is in conversation with David Morriss (RNZ)

Thursday: Janetta McStay

“I went with a great send-off from Invercargill. I’d never been north of Dunedin before … and my teacher and I sailed off through the Suez Canal … to England”

New Zealand pianist Janetta McStay passed away recently at the age of 95. In this programme, made in 2008, Janetta McStay talks with Peter Mechen about her life’s work as a pianist and teacher (RNZ)

Friday: The Critic’s Chair (RNZ)

Murray Khouri surveys the recordings of Thomas Beecham (RNZ)