VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Douglas Lilburn, one of the pioneers of classical music in New Zealand, was born in Whanganui on 2 November 1915, and studied music and journalism in Christchurch.
In 1936 his tone poem Forest won the Percy Grainger Competition - the first of a series of prizes his music attracted. The following year he went to London to study with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music.
The composer of symphonic and piano music, Lilburn was influenced by Sibelius and Vaughan Williams, and later by Stravinsky.
Douglas Lilburn died in Wellington on 6 June 2001, aged eighty-five.
Classical music news. Obituary - Lyell Cresswell (1944-2022)
Chopin in the Boondocks - Stephen De Pledge returns to New Zealand, by Howard Smith
Record box. Normal accessibilities - Symphonies from New Zealand, considered by Basil Ramsey