Music Alive for Thursday 24 January 2019
German cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, who won the first Adam International Cello Competition in Christchurch in 1995, is the APO's guest. He plays the First Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns.
The programme opens with a very early work of Messiaen and the title of the concert, 'Defiance', is inspired by Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony.
MESSIAEN: Les Offrandes oubliées;
SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No 1;
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No 10
Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt (cello), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay
Recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ