1 June 2011
Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland
Cost: Admission is free. Bookings not required.
Showcase: Celebrating Recent Publications by School of Music Staff
Musicologist Allan Badley and flautist-conductor Uwe Grodd have collaborated on more than a dozen internationally acclaimed Naxos recordings of rare 18th- and early 19th-century repertory over the past decade. One of the most ambitious of these projects has been the ongoing publication and recording of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Ferdinand Ries, a composer better known for his long and occasionally stormy friendship with Beethoven than for his music. Working with the composer’s sometimes problematic autograph scores and early editions of these works, Allan has published scholarly performing editions of eleven of the fourteen extant works all of which have been recorded in stunning interpretations by Uwe and the Austrian pianist Christopher Hinterhuber. With the last CD scheduled for recording in September, Allan and Uwe reflect on this extraordinary musical journey.