Programme Notes

by Chamber Music New Zealand

From Chamber Music New Zealand, ‘Programme Notes’ is a tour of classical music from the central figures and ideas to the esoteric marginalia. Each episode relates to a Chamber Music New Zealand tour, pulling on some tantalising thread the concert programme offers, but what unravels stands alone too. Hosted by Clarissa Dunn, 'Programme Notes' is a podcast is for the curious music lover. 
Music Commentary

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E02 - Night and Music

    S01 E02 - Night and Music

    What makes Beethoven’s famous sonata so moonlit? Why does a lullaby feel like a warm blanket? What are the ingredients of a nocturne? Aren’t crickets and frogs neat?There is a wealth of classical music about and of the night. The ...

    Mar 30 2021
    Mar 30 2021
  • S01 E01 - Schoenberg: looking back, looking forward

    S01 E01 - Schoenberg: looking back, looking forward

    Verklärte Nacht ('Transfigured Night') is a piece that sits at a series of divides.Written at the end of the 19th century and first performed at the beginning of the 20th. Composed by a young Arnold Schoenberg, toast of Vienna, bu...

    Mar 02 2021
    Mar 02 2021