17 Jul 2013

The Decker Years - Programme 4

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 17 July 2013

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Franz-Paul Decker

Franz-Paul Decker Photo: Courtesy of NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Franz- Paul Decker had an association with the orchestra for over 40 years.

Peter Shaw surveys the recorded performances from Radio New Zealand's archives and examines Decker's significant influence on orchestral performance in New Zealand.

(4) Wagner: Two concerts stand out - Decker's performances of Act III of Die Walkure in 1989 and the complete Das Rheingold in 1997.

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