Music Alive for Saturday 21 April 2018
The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's concert 'Gallipoli to the Somme' recorded in October 2016, containing première of Anthony Ritchie's oratorio 'Gallipoli to the Somme'. Also included are other works related to World War I by Frederick Kelly and Maurice Ravel.
The main work is Anthony Ritchie's oratorio 'Gallipoli to the Somme', based largely on the memoir by Alexander Aitken, given its world première performance.
Soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Martin Snell (bass), with City Choir Dunedin, Southern Youth Choir and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Over.
Also included are other works related to World War I by Frederick Septimus Kelly and Maurice Ravel.
Recorded in October 2016 in Dunedin Town Hall by RNZ
Kate Kennedy and Roger Smith discuss the poets and composers of World War I.
Anthony Ritchie talks to Upbeat about Gallipoli to the Somme