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Tuesday 1 December 2009


RUDERS: The Christmas Gospel
Malmo SO/Ola Rudner
Bridge BCD 9057

BRUBECK: Deck the House with Boughs of Pine; Christmas at the Ranch
John Salmon (pno)
Phoenix PHCD 130

RIMMER: December Nights
Auckland Phil/John Hopkins
Ribonwood RCD 1004

EBEN: Variations on Good King Wenceslas
Gunther Rost (org)
Motette MOT 12934

21st anniversary of World AIDS Day

ADAMO: Late Victorians
Eclipse CO/Sylvia Alimena
Naxos 8.559258

8:00 175 East

CARTER: Con Leggerezza Pensosa

MAXWELL DAVIES: The Seven Brightnesses

GILBERT: York Surprise

SHLOMOWITZ: Slow Flipping Harmony

HARRISON: a tangled garden



(rec in The Basement, Auckland, by RNZ Concert)


KAGEL: Kantrimiusik, excerpts
Angela Tunstall (sop), Susan Bickley (alto), Alan Belk (ten), Nieuw Ensemble/Ed Spanjaard
Winter & Winter 910 150-2

9:30 Crippled Symmetries (2 of 2)

In the second of his two programmes, James Gardner surveys the second half of Feldman's career from his "rebranding" in the early 70s to the unprecedented durations of his late works.

Gardner also talks to performers John Tilbury, Nicolas Hodges and The Smith Quartet about the challenges and rewards of performing this extraordinary music (RNZC)


FELDMAN: The Rothko Chapel
Kristen Drope (sop), Ulrike Becker (alto), Barbara Maurer (vla), Meinhard Jenne (perc), Markus Stange (celesta)
Hanssler Classic CD 93.023

11:00 New Music Dreams

WINSTON: December
George Winston (pno)
Windham Hill WD 1025