Performed by the woodwind and brass of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vincent Hardaker
Gran Duo was composed in 1999-2000 and is a dialogue between the two orchestral families of woodwind and brass, each with their respective material. Their initial characters, equating to the poetic stereotypes of 'masculine' and 'feminine', become progressively blurred and androgynised during the course of the work as larger sound masses give way to chamber music-style sub-groupings and individual instrumental solos.
Recorded by RNZ Concert in Auckland Town Hall, 25 February 2021
Producer: Adrian Hollay; Engineer: Rangi Powick