31 Jul 2018

Upbeat for Tuesday 31 July

From Upbeat, 12:00 pm on 31 July 2018


12pm  Classical music that is soft on the ears

Science offers hope for those with hearing loss to be able to enjoy listening to music in greater fidelity than hearing aids or cochlear implants currently allow.

1pm Going Farr with the Phoenix Foundation

Is it an orchestral concert or a rock gig? Fans should expect both when they flock to hear New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Kiwi Rock band the Phoenix Foundation this week. Famous NZ composers have been invited to add their touch to the band’s famous tunes. Gareth Farr explains how he adds his flair to the Foundation’s musical foundation.

The Phoenix Foundation.

The Phoenix Foundation. Photo: Supplied: Will Moore

2pm John Drummond’s History Through the Piano – Beethoven’s World

We continue exploring History Through the Piano. John Drummond takes us through Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata.

Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820

Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Photo: Public Domain