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Monday 4 January: Best of Composer of the Week 2012

(5) A look at the life and music of LILI BOULANGER (1893-1918) presented by Thomas Goss (RNZ)

Wednesday 6 February: Resound Review

COWAN: Shadow Hands - John Chen (pno)

A RITCHIE: Whalesong - Dale Gold (dbass), New Zealand Symphony Orch/Pietari Inkinen

CARR: Four Pieces for oboe d'amore, harp, and string orchestra - Ronald Webb (ob d'amore), Rebecca Harris (hp), Lindsay String Orch/Dobbs Franks

GRENFELL: Maui Tikitiki a Taranga - Bridget Douglas (fl), New Zealand Symphony Orch/Ken Young

Thursday 7 February: Song of America

This 13-part series presented by Thomas Hampson examines connections between poetry, music, history and culture from the perspective of classic American song

(6) Ives the Chronicler

Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell, and he created dozens of surprising 'snapshots in song' of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime (WFMT)

See the Song of America website for this programme.

Friday 8 February: 2012 Gramophone Awards

Best Historic Recording

CHOPIN: Etudes Op 10; Etudes Op 25 - Maurizio Pollini (pno) (rec 1960) (Testament SBT 1473)