23 Aug 2018

Upbeat for Thursday 23 August

From Upbeat, 11:46 am on 23 August 2018


The finalists for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award and best original soundtrack at the Silver Scrolls have been announced and we feature another Gramophone award finalist.

Rosie Langabeer

Rosie Langabeer Photo: Supplied

1pm Baritone returns home for his day in court

Baritone James Harrison has returned home from London to appear in the High Court in Christchurch... but it’s a good thing. He’s playing the judge in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury being staged at the Old High Court No 1 in the Garden City. He talks about being back home, what the court room is like and who he’s worked with in London.

Baritone James Harrison

Baritone James Harrison Photo: Supplied


We continue our series on Hungarian music. Today we explore Liszt’s “Dante Symphony” performed by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim Photo: wikicommons