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NZ Classical & Opera Albums

New Zealand National Anthem
by The Starbugs ~ CD

He wa pono tenei hei akorango mo tatou katoa kia mohio tika ki tenei Inoi. English and Maori versions of the popular one-verse anthem and also the full five verses. Includes instrumental backing pitched especially for children to sing along to. Teachers will also value the background notes on the ...

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Te Taua Moana: Warriors Of The Sea
(5.0) 1

Te Taua Moana: Warriors Of The Sea – The Royal NZ Navy Band This musical and cultural showcase combines the talented musicians of the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, the RNZN Pipes and Drums and the sailors of Te Taua Moana Marae. The programme begins with a Karanga that invites the listener to enjoy ...

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On Another Note
by Sol3 Mio ~ CD
(4.6) 14

Having made an unforgettable introduction, with a debut album that has been released in 26 countries and sold out shows across the globe, Sol3 Mio are returning with ‘On Another Note,’ a new album that goes deeper and wider than ever before. The world around them may have changed immeasurably but th...

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The Kugels Play Klezmer by Ross Harris
by The Kugels ~ CD

The wild and haunting tunes of traditional klezmer – The Kugels perform original klezmer-inspired works by New Zealand composer Ross Harris. “As someone who usually writes music for the concert hall, what is the appeal of klezmer? Because I have always been interested in the work of artists like Gu...

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24 Tone Clocks
by Jenny McLeod ~ CD

24 Tone Clocks Featuring two of New Zealand's finest pianists, Jenny McLeod's 24 Tone Clocks is the definitive recording of an extraordinary series of compositions. A lifetime in the making, 24 Tone Clocks is a summation of Jenny's decades-long immersion into Peter Schat's ‘tone clock’ theory of ch...

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A Very M3rry Christmas
by Sol3 Mio ~ CD
(4.4) 5

Sol3 Mio return with the highly anticipated release of their first ever Christmas album, A Very Merry Christmas. Featuring the breathtaking voices of Pene Pati, Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay, this much requested album will delight their legions of fans and is destined to become a bona fide Kiwi class...

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Poppies & Pohutakawa
by Rebecca Nelson ~ CD

Classical singer and member of the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, Rebecca Nelson, is set to release her debut album, Poppies & Pōhutukawa, on April 7. Introduced to the magic of the stage at just 4 years old by her grandmother, the idea of a career in music was planted early in Nelson’s mind. Hav...

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Sol3 Mio (International Version)
by Sol3 Mio ~ CD
(4.8) 15

A brand new version of Sol3 Mio, the number 1 multi-platinum debut album, updated with 4 brand new tracks including Nella Fantasia, You’ll Never Walk Alone and Amazing Grace.

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Flight: Music For Flute & Harp

Bridget Douglas & Carolyn Mills are Flight & this is their self-titled debut album, for Atoll Records. The duo has performed as Flight for many years & their performances, live or on radio, have been praised by critics & audiences all over the country. Flight showcases the pair...

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Live in Concert With the NZSO
by Little Bushman ~ CD
(5.0) 1

Recorded live at the Wellington Town Hall on October 23rd 2009, Little Bushman Live In Concert With The NZSO marks a collaboration of historic amplitude, an unforgettable experience that is now available to all. With orchestral arrangements by NZ composer and Laureate recipient John Psathas, the Ne...

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Remembrance And Other Piano Favourites

Georgina Zellan-Smith is one of New Zealand's most accomplished pianists with a long list of accolades, dating right back to her debut at London's Wigmore Hall , through to her recordings of ravel and laterley her work with the Auckland University. There has long been a gap in the marke...

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Ukiyo
by John Psathas ~ CD

· Ukiyo is the new album from NZ composer John Psathas & Portuguese percussion maestro Pedro Carneiro. · Ukiyo is a very different, unexpected turn for Psathas, in that for someone considered a classical composer & who has won 3 Best Classical Album Awards at the NZ Mus...

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Inland (2 CD Set)
by Michael Houston ~ CD

This 2 disc, solo piano album by New Zealand’s favourite classical musician both stretches and soothes. Inland realizes Michael Houstoun’s long-held goal to record the music of composers he has maintained a close relationship with. Looming large is the presence of NZ jazz expat Mike Nock...

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Psathas: View From Olympus (CD/DVD)

John Psathas is New Zealand’s most internationally performed composer. He has been commissioned by many international festivals and performers, including ceremonial music for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. On this recording which contains three concertos, internationally renowned soloists:...

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Solstice
by Leonie Holmes ~ CD

Leonie Holmes has written works for orchestra, chamber, choral, vocal and solo instrument, and receives commissions from ensembles and individuals throughout New Zealand. She lectures in composition and music studies at the University of Auckland School of Music, and is active as a speaker, adjudic...

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Recital
by Suyeon Kang ~ CD

This recording is an element of the First Prize of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, won by Suyeon Kang in 2015. The competition aims to recognise and encourage musical excellence and artistry, and to expand performance opportunities for young violinists from all over the world. Su...

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Aurora Australis (2 CD Set)
by Various Artists ~ CD
(4.0) 1

A 2CD set from Atoll showcasing the 2007 Asia Pacific Festival, with more than 150min of musical performance from the festival - held in Wellington over 9 days in 2007 - which brought together composers & musicians from Asia, the Pacific & beyond, in a celebration of music & lively cultu...

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Sun Moon Stars Rain
by Norman Meehan ~ CD

In 2007 Norman started composing music for poems by E.E. Cummings that he felt drawn to. This album is the result. Working with three of his favorite musicians - trumpet player Nick van Dijk, vocalist Hannah Griffin, and reed player Colin Hemmingsen - Norman has written a series of compositions ...

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The Overflow (LP)
by Humphreys & Keen ~ Vinyl
(4.0) 1

Graeme Humphreys & Peter Keen were the primary songwriting partnership of the critically acclaimed Able Tasmans, a NZ band in the Flying Nun stable that produced 4 albums & one EP from 1986 & 1996. The Overflow is the debut album from the duo, with Humphrey’s remarkably sophisti...

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Archi d’Amore Zelanda

Arci d’Amore Zelanda is a trio of highly accomplished New Zealand performers who bring together the unique combination of viola d’amore, guitar and cello. While original repertoire for viola d’amore is from the baroque era, the instrument has been enjoying a renaissance since the midtwentieth centur...

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BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 12-15, 21-27 (3 CD Set)

The debut release by the HRL Morrison Music Trust in 1995, this 3-CD set of Beethoven’s middle-period sonatas includes the ‘Waldstein’, ‘Appasionata’ and ‘Moonlight’ Sonatas. Biography Michael Houstoun was born in Timaru, New Zealand in 1952. He became...

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Passing By
by Jack Body ~ CD
(5.0) 1

Passing By is a double album set of chamber works by one of our most revered and cherished composers, the inimitable Jack Body. With new recordings from NZTrio and Stephen De Pledge, recent recordings from Kronos Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, Stroma New Music Ensemble, New Music Works Ensemble, David Ra...

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Between Darkness & Light

Between Darkness and Light is a celebration of 19th and 20th century art-song from two of our finest classical musicians. This fine album features works by some of the world's most beloved composers, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Prokofiev, Madeleine Dring, André Previn, MauriceRavel, Samuel Barber, Ralph V...

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Tui
by Estrella ~ CD

Two pianos, eight hands. Estrella is Judy Lee, Somi Kim, Lorelle McNaughton, Cindy Tsao. Tui, the group’s first album, comprises compositions by David Hamilton, Gareth Farr, Leonie Holmes, Eve de Castro-Robinson, John Rimmer, Sarah Ballard and David Hamilton. Formed in 2010, when the four were all ...

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Requiem For the Fallen

Requiem for the Fallen honours the memory of soldiers who died in the First World War. Poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan is woven through the Latin of the Requiem Mass and carries many homespun NZ references. Horomona Horo's taonga puoro improvisations add a haunting beauty that could only be from Aotear...

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By Request
by Will Martin ~ CD

New Zealand born Will Martin is set to release his brand new studio album on Friday 26 April 2019. While he continues to travel the world performing at prestigious venues and events, he has returned to New Zealand to release his newest recording on home soil first. The new album, By Request, ...

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Stradivariazioni

The variation form is at the foundation of many forms of music, and was of particular importance in the classical period. Stradivariazioni demonstrates various elements of the form: a central unifying theme throughout the long discourse of Schubert’s bri­lliant Fantasy; the tension release of a set ...

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Collected Hits

Collected Hits is a new CD comprising of all of the The ‘Ukes’ previous EP releases: ‘I Love You’, ‘A Little Bit Wonderful’, ‘The Heartache’ and ‘The Dreaming’ Track listing coming soon

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Southern Invention
by Ben Hoadley ~ CD

“Ben Hoadley is one busy bassoonist and, though Southern Invention, his new album with Dean Sky-Lucas, describes itself as "music for bassoon and piano from Australia and New Zealand”, it's not quite true. The opening 4 Stucke by Danish composer Soren Nils Eichberg was written offshore for Hoadley ...

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Alice

In 1909 Alice Adcock, a lively and adventurous young woman from Manchester, was on her way to New Zealand. She was 23, and had recently developed TB, for which there was then no cure. Somehow she persuaded her widowed father to let her travel alone to the other side of the world in case a healthy cl...

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Lightbox
by NZTrio ~ CD

For their third Rattle release following their two Best Classical Album nominated releases, Bright Tide Moving Between (2008) and Flourishes (2011), NZTrio's excep­tional new recording features recent commissions by some of the finest of the current generation of New Zealand composers. Taking its ti...

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Horizon
by Gareth Farr ~ CD
(4.0) 1

Horizon showcases the vibrant and beautiful piano music of New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. From the exotic sonorities of Indonesian gamelan to the more impressionistic influence of Olivier Messiaen, with echoes of Prokofiev and Shostakovich, this recording reveals Farr's engagin­g style. New Zea...

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Songs of Death and Desire
by Jack Body ~ CD

Originally conceived as a ‘theatrical entertainment’ and first heard at the 2013 Auckland Festival Songs and Dances of Desire consisted of twenty movements, five of them cabaret dances. Now recomposed by Body into this orchestral song cycle Songs of Death and Desire, these sumptuous songs, full of ...

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Rachmaninoff Preludes & Transcriptions
by Colin Horsley ~ CD

Perhaps the finest NZ pianist of his generation, these London recordings, (taken from the original HMV masters), from the mid-1950s sparkle with musicianship. “These recordings…give present day listeners an opportunity to hear the playing of a musician well-versed in both the original Rachmaninoff ...

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Stormin’ Norma
by Kemp English ~ CD

Hang onto your seats for a rip-roaring romp through some of the organ’s most popular repertoire, on the Dunedin Town Hall Organ, fondly known as “Norma”.

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Naga
(5.0) 1

Naga is a new album of contemporary compositions for the New Zealand School of Music gamelan orchestras, Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya. For three weeks of July 2013, the New Zealand School of Music’s two gamelan ensembles (the Javanese Padhang Moncar and the Balinese Taniwha Jaya)...

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Incantation
by Duo Tapas ~ CD

In early 2010, Rupa Maitra, violin and Owen Moriarty, guitar, formed Duo Tapas, with the aim of performing a wide range of music written for this beautiful combination of instruments as well as exploring and introducing exciting new arrangements of music existing for other instruments. Duo Tapas’ re...

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Be Mine Tonight

Making great Kiwi songs even more singalongable, Be Mine Tonight is a winning collection of many of our nation’s best-loved tunes reinterpreted in the band’s unique ukulele style. The album is sure to surprise and delight with its characteristically unpredictable mix of well-known contemporary and ...

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Under The Surface
by Peter Maunder ~ CD

Peter Maunder - the associate Principal trombonist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - has released Under The Surface for solo trombone, soprano, and harp, containing a varied collection of works. Peter's own beautifully written and performed compositions/arrangements are featured combined ...

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Serenata
by Patricia Wright ~ CD

Serenata is the stunning CD from two of NZ’s most treasured performers: the soprano Patricia Wright & conductor/accompanist David Vine; collaborating on a collection of songs by Italian Opera composers. Romantic classical music vocal works by Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Mascagnati &a...

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