2014 Recording Collections

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Landscape Preludes

Music on CD

12 shorter works for piano by New Zealand composers

Rattle D046 — released in 2014


Henry Wong Doe presents this collection of preludes, originally commissioned and performed by Stephen de Pledge.


My contribution to the Landscape Prelude project was Arapātiki.


Get the recording

Buy the CD from all good record stores, or buy the digital version from Bandcamp or SOUNZ.

Landscape Preludes — Bandcamp


William Dart reviewed the CD for the New Zealand Herald.

‘When a virtuoso is called for, Wong Doe is your man. This fascinating range of New Zealand landscapes magnificently caught in a recording that no Kiwi CD player should be without. If you buy just one classical CD this year, make it Landscape Preludes.’

Mere Boynton performing E haki E Haki

E Haki

Music video

Video: 3:35

Mere Boynton (voice and poi)

About the recording

Recorded as part of SOUNZ’s Resound Project at the Jack Body 70th year tribute concert at the Music Theatre, University of Auckland on 30 April 2014.

About the work

E Haki

Luca Manghi playing Venetian Mornings Venetian mornings

Venetian mornings

Music video

Video: 10:32

Donizetti Trio — Luca Manghi (flute), Ben Hoadley (bassoon) and David Kelly (piano)

About the recording

Recorded as part of SOUNZ’s Resound Project at St Andrews on the Terrace Wellington on 14 May 2014 in a concert of New Zealand music for woodwind instruments.

Ben Hoadley was interviewed for RNZ Concert’s Upbeat about Venetian mornings and other works.

Ben Hoadley, May 2014 — RNZ

About the work

Venetian mornings

Cover of Hilary Hahn CD

In 27 pieces: the Hilary Hahn encores

Music on CD

Double CD of short works for violin

Deutsche Grammophon — released in 2014


All the works on these CDs are performed by their commissioner, Hilary Hahn (violin) with Cory Smythe (piano).



Hear Hilary Hahn talk to Gillian about this work.

Gillian Whitehead and Hilary Hahn — video interview

Get the CD

Find out on the DGG website where to buy the CD or LPs, stream or download the recordings.

In 27 pieces — DGG


In 27 pieces won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance.


Tom Huizenga writes: ‘Encores, by definition, are the musician’s gift to the audience. With this project, Hilary Hahn has handed over 27 new gifts that will keep on giving — both to listeners everywhere and to anyone who takes up a fiddle and a bow.’

In 27 pieces — NPR music