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It's 100 years since the death of the revered French composer who created a new sound world in classical music.
A selection of NZ composers who have been featured as 'Composer of the Week' on RNZ Concert in recent years.
An overview of the life and career of Ngāī Tūhoe and Ngāti Kahungunu composer and musician Hirini Melbourne, presented by Paul Diamond
Megan Collins looks at traditional and contemporary music of the Minangkabau people from West Sumatra and introduces leading composers of the region
Norman Meehan looks at the life and music of the pioneering free jazz composer, alto saxophonist and musical philosopher, Ornette Coleman.
When Jan Garbarek was in his early teens he heard saxophonist John Coltrane on the radio, an experience that was to shape his life from then on. Norman Meehan describes how Garbarek moved…
Steve Danby escorts us into the toe-tapping world of Irving Berlin
Norman Meehan takes us from Carla Bley’s beginnings as ‘Lovella May Borg’ in a religious Californian family, through her first exposure to jazz, to her first job as a cigarette girl at…
William Dart presents a six-part introduction to the music and influence of this seminal figure of American folk culture
An exploration of composers Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starkey - better known as The Beatles
An overview of the life and music of the renowned singer-songwriter by Rebecca Blundell.