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7:00 WOMAD Taranaki 2015

Thirteen programmes of live performances from artists recorded at the Festival held in New Plymouth last March

(9) A charismatic live performance from diminutive Bolivian singer, Luzmila Carpio who sings in the Quechuan tongue, a language dating back 2000 years (RNZ)

Luzmila Carpio on stage at WOMAD Taranaki 2015.

Luzmila Carpio on stage at WOMAD Taranaki 2015. Photo: Michael Flynn

PENDERECKI: De Natura Sonoris No 2
National Polish Radio SO/Krzysztof Penderecki
Dux 0582

8:00 Pierre Boulez

Robin Maconie looks at Pierre Boulez's peers and influences

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez Photo: Nationaal Archief

Six programmes (5) (RNZ)

STRAVINSKY: Three Japanese Lyrics - Christiane Eda-Pierre (sop), members of the Domaine Musical Instrumental Ensemble/Gilbert Amy (Adès CB 203512)

MESSIAEN: First movement, Liturgie de crystal, from Quartet for the End of Time - Fabio de Casola (cl), Ricardo Castro (pno), Emilie Haudenschild (vln), Emeric Kostyak (cello) (Accord 201 772)

BOULEZ: Répons for six soloists, orchestra, and electronics - Electro-acoustic realization directed by Andrew Gerzso, Dmitri Vassilakis, Florent Boffard (pno duo), Frédérique Cambreling (harp), Vincent Bauer (vibraphone), Daniel Ciampolini (xylophone/glockenspiel), Michel Ceruti (cimbalom), Ensemble InterContemporain/Pierre Boulez (DG 457 605)

DEBUSSY: Lindaraja for two pianos - Stephen Coombs, Christopher Scott (pno duo) (Hyperion CDH 55014)


SOLER/GARCIA-FONS: Puente de Triana
Pedro Soler (gtr), Renaud Garcia-Fons (bass)
Al Sur ALCD 137

Steven Stucky

Steven Stucky Photo: Hoebermann Studio


STUCKY: Second Concerto for Orchestra 
Singapore SO/Lan Shui
BIS CD 1622

ROUSE: Clarinet Concerto
Martin Frost (cl), Royal Stockholm Phil/Alan Gilbert
BIS CD 1386


MAZZOLI: Magic with Everyday Objects
NOW Ensemble
New Amsterdam NWAM 0029

KURTAG: Kafka Fragments
Juliane Banse (sop), Andras Keiler (vln)
ECM 1965


Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka Photo: National Library Israel

11:20 New Music Dreams

OPITOPE: A Colony of Kuala Mute Geeks Date Tomoyoshi, Chihei Hatakeyama (electronics, sequencing), with various guest musicians
White Paddy Mountain WPMC002