Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra musicians and staff select their favourite performances, from their livestream back catalogue, to share again with audiences. Join us for tonight's educational video or you can still listen to RNZ Concert's regular programme on the radio.
Tonight, conductor Peter Thomas unwraps the mysteries and magic of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.
This symphony was once described as ‘blue sky in A major’ – a description that can’t be bettered. How does Mendelssohn so perfectly translate the warmth of the southern sun into music? It’s all in the details of the orchestration, just waiting to be unpicked.
Join us for the livestream which begins Thursday 28 May at 8pm.
Recorded as an educational resource, 27 June 2018
Audio by RNZ Concert
Video and livestream produced by JX Live
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