28 Dec 2016

Listening Room 3 of 5

From Summer Sonic, 12:00 pm on 28 December 2016
Listening to music

Listening to music Photo: Public Domain

This week on Summer Sonic, Cynthia Morahan asks when was the last time you sat down and really listened to music with no distractions?  Listening Room blends together classics, jazz, and beyond, in a tailor-made mix to help you find the time to listen and enjoy. 

Today, Cynthia chats with former RNZ broadcaster Chris Whitta about his relationship with music since suffering a severe stroke in December 2013.

  • Talking about Listening with Chris Whitta
  • Bonus track:

  • Claire Cowan's Trojan Bird
  • Music Details:

    Theme: MEYER: BT  - Joshua Bell (vln), Edgar Meyer (dbass), Sam Bush (mandolin), Mike Marshall (mandola)  (Sony SK 60864)

    GLAZUNOV: 2nd movt from Symphony No.4 in E flat major Op.48  - Royal Scottish National Orch, José Serebrier (Warner 2564 63236)

    PIAZZOLA: Oblivion - Alison Balsom (tpt),  Guy Barker Orchestra/Guy Barker (Warner 632789)

    HESS: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra: I. The Smile - Lang Lang (pno), London Chamber Orchestra/Christopher Warren-Green (Deutsche Grammophon 001697972 )

    Trad: Slumber, My Darling - Alison Krauss (vocal), Yo-Yo Ma (cello) (Sony SK 66782)

    ELGAR: Sea Slumber-Song from Sea Pictures Op. 37 - Bernadette Greevy (contralto), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vernon Handley (Classics For Pleasure 75306 )

    BRAHMS: 4th Movt from Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98 - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch, Riccardo Chailly (DECCA Live)

    SCHUMANN: Ich Grolle Nicht  from Dichterliebe, Op. 48 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bar), Christoph Eschenbach (pno) (DG 445 660)

    REARDON: This is Heaven to Me - Madeleine Peyroux (ROUNDER 613192)

    BARBER: 1st movt from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14 - Robert McDuffie (vln), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Yoel Levi (TELARC CD 80441)

    FOSTER trans RIEGGER: Ah! may the red rose live alway - Thomas Hampson (bar), Armen Guzelimian (pno), Kenneth Sillito (vln) (EMI CDC 7 54051)

    PURCELL: Abdelazer, Suite - Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon (Analekta AN 2 9811)07:04

    ARLEN: If I only had a brain - Abbey Lincoln (vocal) (Verve #E5595382)

    HAYDN: 2nd movt from Keyboard Concerto in F HobXVIII/3 - Marc-André Hamelin (pno), Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie (Hyperion CDA 67925)

    COWAN: Legend of the Trojan Bird - New Zealand SO/Luke Dollman (RNZ-CFM)7:33

    AMORIM: Meu Amigo  - Márcio Faraco (Universal)