Australia Day Jazz – Jazz Rhythm, Tuesday at midday

Jazz has always been inventive, a bit out there, allowing the musicians to improvise on core tunes. Very Australian characteristics.

Jazz started in the African-American and Creole communities of Louisiana, USA, with influences from Africa and France.  It was embraced by white Americans but has always retained its strong ethnic origins.  The great Continue reading “Australia Day Jazz – Jazz Rhythm, Tuesday at midday”

Book Now: Enjoy, Learn, Discuss Online Series!

Composers Writing for their Instruments

Our Enjoy, Learn, Discuss series is back! In this online talk Robert Small will explore how composers write for their own instruments, using their intimate understanding of the unique sound made, and the technical possibilities available to players. Examples that spring to mind are Bach-Organ, Continue reading “Book Now: Enjoy, Learn, Discuss Online Series!”

Julie Simonds interviews Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Guy Noble, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, CRH, October 2020

Julie recently caught up with Teddy to discuss all things music, including his upcoming performance at the City Recital Hall, and working with Guy Noble. Don’t miss it!

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Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Guy Noble
Date: Saturday 23 January
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Notes from our Editor, David Ogilvie

As we bid good riddance to the annus horribilis 2020, I will be taking over the Editorship of the Magazine from this month onwards. I have had a long and close association with the radio station since 2003, having been a regular presenter, Chair of various Committees including Deputy Chair Continue reading “Notes from our Editor, David Ogilvie”

Heroes & Heroines – Beethoven’s incidental music

Between 1807 and 1822 Beethoven composed incidental music for a number of theatrical productions. He was drawn to protagonists who dared to take action against repressive forces and displayed heroic behaviour. The music he wrote similarly finds him straining against the Classical forms of Haydn and Continue reading “Heroes & Heroines – Beethoven’s incidental music”

Written by Paul Cooke

Between 1807 and 1822 Beethoven composed incidental music for a number of theatrical productions. He was drawn to protagonists who dared to take action against repressive forces and displayed heroic behaviour. The music he wrote similarly finds him straining against the Classical forms of Haydn and Continue reading “Heroes & Heroines – Beethoven’s incidental music”