Best of 2014

The second of three final programmes for 2014, looking back on some of Upbeat's most memorable guests. Today, we celebrate the life and work of Franz-Paul Decker, we meet the new people in charge of NZ Opera and the New Zealand School of Music, Nicholas McGegan waxes lyrical about Haydn’s Creation, photographer Fiona Pardington introduces her work, and hear a live performance from Australian group Tiny Hearts.

Euan MurdochStuart MaunderFiona PardingtonTiny HeartsNicholas McGeganFranz Paul Decker

Music played in this show

PUCCINI: Act 2 Finale, from La Bohème    
Philharmonia, Royal Opera Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano  
EMI 3 58650

Tiny Hearts
RNZ Rec.13/08/2014

BOTTING: Balclutha             
Tiny Hearts
RNZ Rec.13/08/2014

HAYDN: Awake the Harp, and Sing the Lord, from The Creation
Sally Matthews (sop), Ian Bostridge (ten), Dietrich Henschel (bar), London Symphony Chorus & Orch / Colin Davis           
LSO Live LSO 0628

MAHLER: Symphony No 3 in D minor
Bernadette Greevy (mezzo), New Zealand SO / Franz Paul Decker
RNZ Rec.1996