Famous New Zealanders talk about the music that moves them with the people who make it, celebrating the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary.
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Beethoven’s Symphony #5 with Teuila Blakely
Actress and producer Teuila Blakely reveals how the music of Beethoven sustained her in the face of prejudice and racism.
Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor with Morgan Leary
Musician Morgan Leary discusses the influence of the famous British composer, Edward Elgar, on her musical development and with NZSO cellist Elizabeth Patchett revisits Jacqueline du Pre's stunning performance of his Cello Concerto in E Minor.
The ENZO version of Split Enz with Eddie Rayner
Legendary Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner explains the genesis of ENZSO, a musical collaboration between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and a roster of well known singers performing new arrangements of Split Enz songs, including the band’s 1984 hit “Message to My Girl”
Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz with Miranda Harcourt
Celebrated actor, director and acting coach Miranda Harcourt explores her sense of connection with Symphonie Fantastique by French composer Hector Berlioz, and NZSO bassoonist David Angus gives an insight into the intense experience of playing the piece.
Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia with Emma Dias
Year 12 music student Emma Dias explains her connection with the Passacaglia For Violin and Viola by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen and describes how she was introduced to the piece by her violin teacher, Gregory Squire from the NZSO.