Upbeat for Tuesday 8 December 2015
Wellington born pianist Fiona McCabe has a very busy and stimulating life as accompanist to singers and instrumentalists including a recent stint with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing music so hard most accompanists won't take it on. But Fiona explains it's all part of the fun of being a freelance pianist.
Peter Walls, the Music Director of Opus Orchestra gathers together the 90 voices of two combined choirs and four soloists to bring to life Handel’s Messiah in Hamilton and Rotorua this weekend. Peter is a baroque music specialist who explains why this 273 year old work still has the power to move audiences.
Jazz reviewer John Kleim looks back at live recordings made by Miles Davis in Osaka 40 years ago on 1st February, 1975. Many fans are unfamiliar with this “late electric” period, normally described as “not for the faint …”