9 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Monday 9 June

From Upbeat, 1:49 pm on 9 July 2018



Welcome to Monday! We brighten the start of your week with some new releases. (Here's a picture of the Wellington whale which seems to be brightening Wellingtonians' days at the moment).

The Southern Right Whale in Wellington Harbour

The Southern Right Whale in Wellington Harbour Photo: Maritime NZ/Mark Dittmer

1pm The man behind Rattle Records in NZ

Trevor Reekie talks to Steve Garden – the man behind New Zealand’s pre-eminent art music label, Rattle Records.

Sojourn (Rattle RAT D076)

Sojourn (Rattle RAT D076) Photo: Supplied


Germany has declared 2018 ‘The Year of the Cello’. So we thought we’d join in the celebrations this week on Upbeat by playing some of the best cello repertoire. Today it’s a stunning performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto by cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the Berlin State Orchestra.

You can listen to a selection of RNZ recordings featuring the cello on our Music Alive Collections webpage. 

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Photo: Public Domain