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Tuesday 15 February


KERNIS: Goblin Market
Mary King (narrator), The New Professionals/Rebecca Miller
Signum SIGCD 186

NONO: Liebeslied
South West German Radio Vocal Ensemble, Les Percussions de Strasbourg
Hanssler CD 93.179

WHITACRE: A Boy and a Girl
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Hyperion CDA 67543

MEHLDAU: Love Sublime
Renee Fleming (sop), Brad Mehldau (pno)
Nonesuch 7559 79952


Jazz pianist and teacher Norman MEEHAN collaborated with singer Hannah Griffin and saxophonist Colin Hemmingsen to produce settings of poems by Bill Manhire:

To Begin; The Oreti River; Song; The River; The Proof; The Voyage; Poem; The Occupation against Time; Pacific Raft; The Garden Gate; Across the Water; My Sunshine

(recorded in the Massey Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall, Wellington by RNZ)

9:00 International Rostrum of Composers (2 of 5)

Every year radio producers from around the world converge on the offices of one of the member broadcasters of the EBU, for a 'listen-in'. Their job - to select the best radio recordings of the most outstanding new concert music from entries from all of the 40 or more participating radio networks. Last year ABC Classic FM producer Duncan Yardley headed to Portugal as the ABC's representative for five days of intensive listening and discussion.

Toivo TULEV: I said, Who are You? - He said, You - Risto Joost (cten), Tallinn CO (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

Florian Magnus MAIER: Operator (for orchestra and tape) - Saskia de Jong (voice on tape), Julija Hartig (vln), Netherlands Radio Chamber Phil/Micha Hamel (Radio Netherlands)

Ülo KIRGUL: earth. . . to become earth again - Ensemble U (Estonian Public Broadcasting)

Krystof MARATKA: Zverohra ('Animals at Play') - Elena Vasilieva (sop), Orchestre Colonne/Krystof Maratka (Radio France)

(supplied to RNZ Concert by ABC Classic FM)

10:00 Best New Artist Award at the 2011 Grammys went to …

SPALDING: Little Fly; Knowledge of Good and Evil; Really Very Small; Short and Sweet
Esperanza Spalding (voc/bass) & musicians
Heads Up 318100

10:25 Best Contemporary Classical Composition, Best Engineered Album and Best Orchestral Performance 2011 Grammys all went to …

DAUGHERTY: Deus ex Machina
Terrence Wilson (pno), Nashville Symphony/Giancarlo Guerrero
Naxos 8.559635

11:00 New Music Dreams

WALLUMROD: Fabula Suite Lugano
Christian Wallumrod Ensemble
ECM 2118