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Johannes Brahms was considered the successor to Beethoven in his symphonic writing.
Is there a recognisable American classical sound? Check out our collection of music by American composers.
Music for the surprising variety of instruments in the percussion family
A selection of music by Claude Debussy performed and recorded in New Zealand.
Slightly larger than a violin, the viola has a warm and sometimes melancholy sound. It has a dedicated band of passionate followers and aficionados.
Celebrate Spring with music from Aotearoa and the world.
The most versatile of wind instruments, the clarinet can express the widest range of tones and emotions.
“Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public cold spring water.” ~ Jean Sibelius
In his short life Franz Schubert composed thousands of memorable melodies
Some of the most popular themes in movie history played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
This baritone woodwind instrument can sound lyrical, spiky, grunty or funny. A number of composers have written solo concertos for bassoon, but most often it's found blending in to chamber…
Gustav Mahler composed nine symphonies and part of a tenth.
For many people, a favourite musical instrument is the cello. Here's a feast of RNZ Concert cello recordings to enjoy.
Inspired by the beauty and drama of the natural world, composers capture the essence of the great outdoors in their music.
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.
'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
The four finalists at the 2018 competition perform a 45-minute recital.
One hundred years since the birth of the American composer, conductor and educator
Performances from the Wallace National Piano Competition
A selection of recordings from the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival
RNZ Concert's recordings from the 2018 New Zealand Festival held in Wellington.