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In New Zealand, mid-winter brings cool temperatures, the solstice and the Māori New Year.
Matariki is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the…
Gustav Mahler composed nine symphonies and part of a tenth.
When our popular musicians get together with our orchestras and RNZ is there to record ... magic happens.
For many people, a favourite musical instrument is the cello. Here's a feast of RNZ Concert cello recordings to enjoy.
A selection of concertos for solo instruments with orchestra by New Zealand composers
Inspired by the beauty and drama of the natural world, composers capture the essence of the great outdoors in their music.
Music inspired by ngā manu - large or small, native or exotic, colourful or plain, flightless or soaring
Music expresses deep respect for those who fought for our freedoms.
The glowing moon in the night sky has always inspired musicians, poets and painters.
To mark 250 years since Captain Cook set foot on land in Aotearoa the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra commissions works from five New Zealand composers.
Edo de Waart conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies.
'Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.'
Here's a selection of music by Berlioz performed in New Zealand and recorded by RNZ Concert.
RNZ Concert recordings from the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson
Musicians often give entertaining encores after their performances.
Music associated with the ocean's winds and waves
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius presents us with majesty and unique inspiration in his seven symphonies.
The most versatile of wind instruments.
Slightly larger than a violin, the viola has a warm and sometimes melancholy sound
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra plays some of the most popular themes in movie history.
Who can resist the voice of the violin?
This baritone woodwind instrument can sound lyrical, spikey, grunty or funny. A number of composers have written solo concertos for bassoon, but most often it's found blending in to chamber…
The four finalists at the 2018 competition perform a 45-minute recital.
A selection of music composed by New Zealand women, recorded by RNZ Concert.
One hundred years since the birth of the American composer, conductor and educator