The life and selected works of a featured composer.
David Morriss presents an overview of the approaches taken to conducting Beethoven's works, beginning with the earliest music recordings. Read more Audio
Robbie Ellis gives an introduction to cellist, teacher, conductor, pianist, commissioner and not to mention composer Mstislav Rostropovich. Read more Audio
Inge van Rij explores the French composer's life and work. Read more Audio
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New Zealand composer David Hamilton talks with Christine Argyle, to mark his 60th birthday. Read more Audio
Marking his 60th birthday, Kenneth Young, talks with Roger Smith. Read more Audio
Tim Dodd talks to five New Zealand composers about the influence of Douglas Lilburn and plays examples from their music. Read more Audio
Bryan Crump was a teenager when he first heard the music of Anton Bruckner. It was Bruckner's Symphony No 4 and Crump's been fascinated ever since. Here he explains why. Read more Audio
Dr Davinia Caddy introduces music that defies categorisation, which is how Sir Karl Jenkins likes it. Read more Audio
Elric Hooper and Des Wilson explore the life and times of Isaac Albeniz, pianist and composer. Read more Audio
Michael Stewart talks to Rick Young about Charles Tournemire. Read more Audio
Chamber music in the later 18th century was composed with private performances in mind. Schubert's family was no exception. His first foray into the composition of string quartets grew directly out of… Read more Audio
Rachel Hyde explores Gershwin's life and music. Read more Audio
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