Pink and White by Martin Setchell – free online New Zealand music

Concert organist Martin Setchell is Organ Curator of the Christchurch Town Hall, where he regularly performed on the acclaimed Rieger pipe organ. Here on Pink and White – New Zealand Organ Music, 1944-2004 we hear works by Anthony Ritchie, David Farquhar, Douglas Lilburn, John Ritchie, Douglas Mews, Jack Body, Tecwyn Evans and Martin Setchell himself, performed on the Rieger organ.

Recorded January. 27-28, 2005,  Pink and White features

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Viola Aotearoa – New Zealand Compositions for Viola by Timothy Deighton – free online New Zealand music

Viola Aotearoa features virtuoso presentations of modern New Zealand repertoire for viola, including three previously unrecorded works.

A New Zealander by birth, Timothy Deighton is Assistant Professor of Viola at Penn State University. He  maintains a busy performing schedule as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, and is very active as a teacher and clinician.

Having long held a fascination for new music, Deighton has performed American, European, and international premieres of numerous works by contemporary composers, several of which were commissioned by or written for him.

Viola Aotearoa features

This album (and over 52,000 more) is available online for free from anywhere with your library card number and PIN.

For New Zealand Music Month we are featuring a daily dose of free online New Zealand music from Naxos Music Library and the Source.

Piano Preludes by Anthony Ritchie – free online New Zealand music

Piano Preludes are an ancient musical form, dating back to the Baroque period and Anthony Ritchie’s feature Sharon Joy Vogan on Piano.

Anthony Ritchie was born in 1960 and educated in Christchurch. He completed a Ph.D. on the music of Bartok, and studied composition with Attila Bozay at the Liszt Academy. Recently he has turned his attention to opera, completing “Quartet” for the 2004 International Festival of the Arts, and The God Boy, for Opera Otago (2004). Ritchie said:

I spent many teenage hours learning pieces from Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Debussy’s two books of preludes, and Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues. So when I set about composing a large work for piano I thought of these role models before me. I decided to write my own set of 24 preludes and make a small mark of respect to these great composers, with dedications to them in No.2 (Chopin), No.13 (Debussy), No.16 (Shostakovich) and No.17 (Bach).

This album (and over 52,000 more) is available online for free from anywhere with your library card number and PIN.

For New Zealand Music Month we are featuring a daily dose of free online New Zealand music from Naxos Music Library and the Source.