18 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 18 July

From Upbeat, 11:37 am on 18 July 2018


Only one percent of performed works in the United States is composed by women. We find out what’s being done to encourage the next generation to put pen to paper and follow in the footsteps of early American composers like Amy Beach.

American composer Amy Beach

American composer Amy Beach Photo: wikicommons

1pm Lexus Song Quest: Pianist hits the right notes

We continue our coverage of the build up to the Lexus Song Quest semi-finals this week with long serving pianist Terence Dennis. He speaks about his history with the competition, the importance of personal interpretation and how he’s approaching his work with the 2018 participants.

Terence Dennis

Terence Dennis Photo: University of Otago


American pianist Simone Dinnerstein plays Philip Lasser’s Twelve Variations on a Chorale by JS Bach.

Johann Sebasian Bach

Johann Sebasian Bach Photo: Elias Gottlob Haussmann, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons