2 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Monday 2 July

From Upbeat, 11:00 am on 2 July 2018



Sir Simon Rattle says farewell to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and we discover how repetition can make sounds into music.

Sir Simon Rattle with LSO

Sir Simon Rattle with LSO Photo: Hugh Glendigging

1pm NZ sculptor’s war inspired work

Talented Kiwis are spread around the globe, creating magnificent art.

Auckland-Born Sculptor Marian Fountain is based in Paris and has created The Earth Remembers, which marks New Zealand’s involvement in World War 1, particularly in the northern French city of Arras where New Zealanders helped build the tunnel system. Correspondent Vincent O’Donnell travelled to Paris to find out more about the work.

Marian Fountain's The Earth Remembers

Marian Fountain's The Earth Remembers Photo: marianfountain.com


This week we’re featuring the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – 2018 marks their 130th year. The orchestra has strong links with Mahler, and today’s performance is of the composer’s Fourth Symphony conducted by the Concertgebouw’s current chief conductor, Daniele Gatti.

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler Photo: Public Domain, E. Bieber-Kohut