Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Stroma with Alex Ross and Bianca Andrew

Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise.

Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise. Photo: Supplied

Classical music critic of the New Yorker, Alex Ross is the special guest with Stroma for this Chamber Music New Zealand programme featuring excerpts of 13 works by the cream of 20th Century composers.

Vocal items performed by mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew. Hamish McKeich conducts.

Schoenberg: Mondestrunken; Nacht, from Pierrot Lunaire
Ravel: Il est doux de se coucher, from Chansons Madécasses
Bartók: Sebes, from Contrasts
Messiaen: Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes, from Quartet for the End of Time
Ligeti: Ballad and Dance
Stravinsky: Full Fathom Five, from Three Songs from William Shakespeare
Jenny McLeod : Sections F1 & G1, from For Seven
Berio: O King
Boulez: Improvisé – pour le Dr. Kalmus
Xenakis: Charisma
Gillian Whitehead: Excerpt from Manutaki
Saariaho: Oi Kuu
Lang: Short Fall
Schoenberg: Gemeinheit!; O alter Duft, from Pierrot Lunaire

Classical music critic of the New Yorker, Alex Ross is the special guest with Stroma for this Chamber Music New Zealand programme featuring excerpts of 13 works by the cream of 20th Century composers.

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall, 20 May 2018
Presenter: Tim Dodd
Producer: Tim Dodd
Recording Engineer: Adrian Hollay