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Tuesday 27 April 2010


On the occasion of Sir Harrison Birtwistle's 70th birthday in 2004, James Gardner traced the composer's musical development from his involvement with the 'Manchester School' in the 1950s, to his current position as a pre-eminent British composer. Despite his status Birtwistle feels that, "I may be part of the establishment, but my music isn't …".

8:00 Fearful Symmetries

Eleven documentaries celebrating each decade of the 20th Century; Roger Smith along with a selection of New Zealand experts survey musical landmarks and innovative movements in the arts

(4) 1930-1939: Arts in Exile (RNZ)

9:30 Music from the 1930s

Lucy Shelton (sop), Reinbert de Leeuw (pno)
Etcetera KTC 9000

HARTMANN: Concerto funebre
Isabelle Faust (vln), Munich CO/Christoph Poppen
ECM 1720 (465 779)

MESSIAEN: Apparition de l'Eglise eternelle
Olivier Messiaen (org)
EMI CZS 7 67400

CAGE: Metamorphosis
Jeanne Kirstein (pno)
New World Records 80664

BARTOK: String Quartet No 6
Keller Quartet
Erato 4509 98538

11:00 New Music Dreams

The Dave Holland Quartet's Dream of the Elders on ECM 1572