Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Cathedral organ in major series of important French works: Widor’s second organ symphony

By , 29/03/2019
I missed the first, on 1 March, of this year-long series of recitals by the two organists at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.  These ‘symphonies’ are not well known in New Zealand, and perhaps in most Anglophone countries, apart from the last movement, Toccata, of the fifth symphony. But according to the authoritative Wikipedia the organ symphonies are among his better known works. They represent Widor's early style. Widor’s first four... read more

Youthful and visionary Schubert from Helene Pohl and Jian Liu

By , 29/03/2019
Within a fortnight of the NZ String Quartet’s inspirational presentation at the NZ School of Music’s Adam Concert Room of two major works from the string quartet repertoire, we were, at another lunchtime concert, able to enjoy for a second time, on this occasion, the artistry of one of the Quartet’s players – the group’s leader, Helene Pohl, performing in tandem with the much-acclaimed Jian Liu, who’s currently the... read more

Panorama Theme by Themocracy