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Te Koki Trio at Waikanae balances Schubert’s E flat trio with trios by Psathas and Fanny Mendelssohn

It was excellent to find a work of Fanny Mendelssohn’s on the programme – so often neglected in comparison with her famous brother, and someone who could well have gone on to greater things had she not died at only 42.  The Chamber Music New Zealand 2015 brochure informs me that the Te Koki Trio will play works by Clara Schumann and Gillian Whitehead this year also, playing in... read more

Wellington Chamber Orchestra rounds on Beethoven with Mozart

By , 28/06/2015
This concert got off to one of the most thrilling beginnings of any I've seen this year, with a no-holds-barred explosion of percussion erupting and pinning back our ears during the first few bars of Mozart's famous Il Seraglio Overture, also known by its German title of Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Played with great precision and plenty of verve, the "Turkish" instruments (bass drum, triangle and cymbals) here simply... read more

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