22 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Friday 22 June

From Upbeat, 12:00 pm on 22 June 2018



The library housing many New Zealand compositions is to close. We find out what that means for staff and books and the importance of making your playlist before the onset of dementia. Plus have we reached “Peak David”?

RNZ Concert presenter David Morriss

RNZ Concert presenter David Morriss Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

1pm Former APO MD returns to work with NZSO

Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya is a well-known figure to New Zealand audiences. The former APO music director is back in the country conducting the NZSO, and chats to Upbeat about his musical curiosity, his long relationship with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the USA, and also his zero-waste lifestyle.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Miguel Harth-Bedoya Photo: Fabiana Van Lente


We round out the week with music producer John Culshaw. Today we have excerpts from the very first studio recording of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Richard Wagner by Cäsar Willich

Richard Wagner by Cäsar Willich Photo: Public Domain