RadioNZ: Adolphe Sax

RadioNZ: Adolphe Sax

Composer of the Week – Adolphe Sax http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/tsf/tsf-20130428-1400-adolphe_sax-064.mp3 Presented by Thomas Goss. © Copyright Radio New Zealand

RadioNZ: CPE Bach

RadioNZ: CPE Bach

Composer of the Week – CPE Bach http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/cow/cow-20140302-0900-composer_of_the_week_-_cpe_bach-064.mp3 Thomas Goss explores the composer and keyboardists life and works. © Copyright Radio New Zealand

RadioNZ: Villa-Lobos

RadioNZ: Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/cow/cow-20140427-0900-heitor_villa-lobos-064.mp3 Thomas Goss introduces Composer of the Week, Villa-Lobos. © Copyright Radio New Zealand

RadioNZ: Beethoven

RadioNZ: Beethoven

The Circumstances of Beethoven’s Symphonies http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/appt/appt-20140605-1900-the_circumstances_of_beethovens_symphonies-064.mp3 Some believe that they were conceived as a set with an overarching grand schema, but Thomas Goss points out the often more expedient external factors that influenced Beethoven in composing his nine symphonies (RNZ). © Copyright Radio New Zealand

RadioNZ: Composers on Camera

RadioNZ: Composers on Camera

Since the beginnings of cinema, composers have been a frequent subject for film directors. But how close do they bring us to an honest understanding and appreciation of those composers and their music? In a five-part series, Thomas Goss explores how movies portray composers as lovers, heroes, spiritual figures, and even madmen. Along the way,…
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RadioNZ: Tchaikovsky

RadioNZ: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky and Brahms http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/tsf/tsf-20140406-1400-tchaikovsky_and_brahms-064.mp3 The rivalry between Tchaikovsky and Brahms was legendary, and it went beyond mere distaste for one another’s musical direction. Thomas Goss explores the uneasy friendship and resulting musical ferment in the lives of the two giants. (RNZ) Pathetique http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/appt/appt-20131127-1900-pathetique-064.mp3 Thomas Goss looks at Tchaikovsky’s sixth & last symphony as a snapshot…
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RadioNZ: Richard Strauss

RadioNZ: Richard Strauss

Richard Strauss’s Indian Summer, presented by Thomas Goss. http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/appt/appt-20121025-1900-appointment_for_25_october_2012-064.mp3   © Copyright Radio New Zealand

RadioNZ: Brian Eno

RadioNZ: Brian Eno

Broadcast during Sound Lounge on Radio New Zealand Concert 10pm Tuesdays 30 September – 20 October 2014. Playlist: Brian Eno: Eno 101 (Part 1 of 6) http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/soundlounge/soundlounge-20140930-2200-brian_eno_eno_101_part_1_of_6-064.mp3 Thomas Goss gives an overview of the life and music of BRIAN ENO (b1948). Brian Eno: Roxy and Elsewhere (Part 2 of 6) http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/soundlounge/soundlounge-20141007-2200-brian_eno_roxy_and_elsewhere_part_2_of_6-064.mp3 Thomas Goss looks at…
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RadioNZ: Mozart

RadioNZ: Mozart

The Contrapuntal Mozart http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/appt/appt-20141009-1900-contrapuntal_mozart-064.mp3 Thomas Goss reveals that deep in the DNA of Mozart’s greatest works is a sense of emotion and conflict that comes directly from J.S. Bach (RNZ). The Financial Mozart http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/cow/cow-20131110-0915-composer_of_the_week_-_wolfgang_amadeus_mozart-064.mp3 Thomas Goss looks at Mozart as the first freelance composer. Composers on Camera – How Amadeus Changed Everything http://on-demand.radionz.co.nz/sonic/sonic-20140106-1200-composers_on_camera_-_how_amadeus_changed_everything-064.mp3 Thomas Goss…
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Heckelphone/Bass Oboe – The Realities

Heckelphone/Bass Oboe – The Realities

My recent experiences in booking wind players for my orchestration course has brought up a very important tip about heckelphone and bass oboe, a factor involved in the use of these instruments that you also won’t find in the orchestration manuals. I realise, of course, […]