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Gillian Whitehead touring for CMNZ: and Virginia Woolf fans, rejoice !!

Tonight we follow on from last week’s Gillian Whitehead feature to feature full works by special request: her string quartet Moon Tides and Shoreline, and the work behind the current new arrangement being premiered by Kathryn Stott and the NZSQ in their upcoming tour for CMNZ: the enormously evocative quintet Still echoing

Max Richter - Woolf Works

Max Richter - Woolf Works Photo: album cover art

Plus, the continuation of the NZSO short concerto series with the Kenneth Young’s work for Vesi-Matti Leppanen, concertmaster of the NZSO. And in the second hour we feature the major new release from Max Richter that created huge ‘waves’ at its Covent Garden premiere – The Waves, part of a Virginia Woolf tryptic featuring the German Film Orchestra, the composer on piano, and one of the greatest film actresses of our age.


YOUNG: Remembering for violin & orchestra
Vesa-Matti Leppänen (vln), New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young
Atoll ACD 216

WHITEHEAD: Arapatiki
Henry Wong Doe (pno)
Rattle RAT D046

Dame Gillian Whitehead

Dame Gillian Whitehead Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust

WHITEHEAD: Moon, Tides and Shoreline
New Zealand String Quartet
Waiteata Music Press WTA 003

WHITEHEAD: Quintet (2003)
Southern Cross Soloists: Tania Frazer (ob), Paul Dean (cl), Peter Luff (horn), Leesa Dean (bsn), Kevin Power (pno)
RNZ recording

10:00 Literary Bent

Ernest Hemingway at work

Ernest Hemingway at work Photo: Public Domain

MAX RICHTER: The Waves, from Woolf Works
Gillian Anderson (reader), Max Richter (pno), German Film Orch, Babelsberg/Robert Zigler
DG 479 7158

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Tales of Hemingway
Zuill Bailey (cello), Nashville SO/ Giancarlo Guerrero
Naxos 8.559798

11:00 New Music Dreams

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind Photo: album cover art

Bing & Ruth was founded in 2006 by US composer and pianist David Moore to perform "minimalist ensemble music with a certain cinematic sensitivity, one that prioritized grace and texture over minimalism’s once-radical subtraction." Moore composed the album on 17 different pianos across North America and Europe. He says “For me I feel like different pianos all have their own personalities. So in writing these new songs, I tried to embrace the personalities of the pianos I was spending time with.

BING & RUTH: No Home of the Mind
David Moore (pno), Jeremy Viner (cl), Mike Effenberger (tape delay), Greg Chudzick, Jeff Ratner (basses)
4AD 3706