Award-winning writer, musician, and broadcaster Nick Bollinger investigates what differentiates New Zealand pop music from its overseas cousins, and what that can tell us about our identity in the 2023 Lilburn Lecture. Video, Audio
If Christmas pop tunes have a negative impact on your goodwill to all, then we have good news. RNZ Concert's resident music fans share favourite classical, contemporary and jazz pieces to restore your Christmas spirit. Video
Lunchtime Concert: Top classical musicians visit the small Wairarapa town to perform stellar chamber music, including Elgar's Romance for bassoon, Rachmaninov's cello sonata, and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.
LISTEN: An exuberant and diverse crowd packed the Michael Fowler Centre for this, the first concert to a live audience by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (or any large ensemble worldwide) following the first COVID lock downs.
Enjoy music by Aotearoa composers Karlo Margetić and Louise Webster; Hiroaki Tokunaga from Japan, Kurt Rohde from the U.S., and Jae-Moon Lee from South Korea in this Asian Composers League concert recorded by RNZ Concert.
This week, Nick Tipping focuses on jazz manouche, a genre created by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, and carried on by modern masters Angelo DeBarre, Stochelo Rosenberg, and Biréli Lagrène. Audio
In the 135 years since Jack the Ripper's brutal murder spree in London's Whitechapel, numerous individuals have been named as the culprit, now a British author, Sarah Bax Horton, believes she has finally cracked the case. Audio