19 Aug 2016

Settling the Score - the videos

From Settling the Score, 12:00 pm on 19 August 2016

We caught up with some New Zealanders from the music world - and beyond and got them to share their picks for Settling the Score 2016.

Laurence Aberhart, photographer

Arts Foundation Laureate and one of New Zealand's most eminent photographers, Laurence Aberhardt had a surprising story to tell about his encounter with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s music in China.

Jonathan Abernethy and Anna Dowsley

Sydney-based New Zealand tenor Jonathan Abernethy popped into RNZ whilst on a quick visit home with his partner Australian mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley. Each had a favourite work at the ready to share with us.

Bianca Andrew

We caught up with New Zealand mezzo-soprano Bianca Andrew at a concert recently and she told us about her vote for 'turmoil and passion'.

Engelbert Humperdinck

Next year the crooner celebrates fifty years since he changed his name from Arnold Dorsey to that of a nineteenth century classical composer, and had his first number 1 hit. While he was touring New Zealand in September we asked Engelbert for his favourite piece of classical music.