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A spotlight on solo instruments with orchestra by New Zealand composers
The dramatic music of German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is most famous thanks to Stanley Kubrick, but there is much, much more.
Music associated with the ocean's winds and waves
Heroic, dramatic, smooth or romantic, the richly-toned horn is probably the most difficult, but rewarding, instrument to play
The violin can sing like a human voice and express every emotion.
Fifty years after his death, we're still playing the music of Igor Stravinsky who challenged and changed Western classical music forever.
His music is often serene and contemplative but at other times angry and turbulent.
Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead (Ngāi Te Rangi) has composed music that ranges from solo pieces, chamber music and songs to choral and orchestral works, opera, and cross-cultural…
A selection of music composed by New Zealand women, recorded by RNZ Concert.
The Argentine tango composer, bandoneón player, and arranger was born 100 years ago. His works revolutionised the traditional tango into a new style termed Nuevo Tango, blending jazz and…
Music inspired by the vast frozen continent
Wars, the losses of war and the lessons of war are expressed by composers in many ways. Music expresses deep respect for those who fought for our freedoms.
Lest We Forget.
A selection of music by Maurice Ravel performed and recorded in New Zealand.
When our popular musicians get together with our orchestras and RNZ is there to record ... magic happens.
Spectacular, moody, historic or spiritual, New Zealand has many 'special places'. Where's yours?
Music inspired by ngā manu - large or small, native or exotic, colourful or plain, flightless or soaring
Your best classical Christmas music gift from RNZ Concert
Highlights from Music Alive 2020 nominated by RNZ Concert staff
Prolonged applause from the audience is frequently rewarded with an entertaining or reflective encore.
Celebrate with highlights from the NZSO's Christmas Pops
Edo de Waart conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies.
A selection of opera arias, art-song and song-cycles recorded by RNZ Concert.
Music to study to - as recommended by RNZ Concert listeners
Johannes Brahms was considered the successor to Beethoven in his symphonic writing.