16 Apr 2018

Upbeat for Monday 16 April

From Upbeat, 11:41 am on 16 April 2018



African American opera star Jessye Norman is named the first female winner of the Glenn Gould Prize. We look back at the life of Czech film director Miloš Forman, director of Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Mozart Photo: Public Domain

1pm: Review:  NZSO Shed series

The NZSO and Frank Zappa normally wouldn’t go together, but they were quite the pairing at last Friday’s first performance of the Orchestra’s Shed Series in Wellington. Hadyn Green went to experience Mozart and Zappa in a relaxed environment.

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa Photo: supplied

1.30pm Language, travel and music with Blick Bassy

Blick Bassy is a film score composer who recently visited the country for Womad. Trevor Reekie sat down with the Cameroon born France-based artist to talk about uniqueness, keeping language and culture alive and how travel has shaped him and his art.

Blick Bassy performing at Womad

Blick Bassy performing at Womad Photo: Michael Flynn


We explore the complete symphonies of Dvořák. We begin with No.1, The Bells of Zlonice, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic.

Antonin Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak in 1882 Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons