Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Forbidden Voices: Documentary film on German/Jewish composer Richard Fuchs, also neglected in New Zealand

“Richard Fuchs was a composer believed by his father to be 'the third Richard', successor to Strauss and Wagner. He loved German culture above all others. Unfortunately German culture hated him. His music was banned by the Nazis and he was banished, so he fled to New Zealand in the 1940s. No longer persecuted, just ignored. A man out of place and out of time. An enemy in Germany because... read more

“The Knight of the Rose” (Der Rosenkavalier) delights at Days Bay

By , 24/08/2014
I readily admit that I approached this Days Bay Opera production of "Der Rosenkavalier" with mixed feelings and with expectations somewhat on edge, wondering how well one of my  favourite operas would emerge from the processes of being not only shortened but also rearranged for chamber-like forces. It's just that a goodly part of Rosenkavalier's appeal for me has always been its sheerly sumptuous quality, with  gorgeous late-romantic orchestral writing... read more

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