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Ross Harris (b.1945): Cello Concerto; Symphony No. 4 'To the Memory of Mahinarangi Tocker' / Li-Wei Qin, cello; Robert Ashworth, viola

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>Harris, Ross : Concerto for Cello
>Harris, Ross : Symphony no 4, for viola & orchestra ("To the Memory of Mahinarangi Tocker")
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Featuring a solo viola, Ross Harris's Fourth Symphony is a tribute to and a portrait of the New Zealand poet and songwriter Mahinarangi Tocker. Harris's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 can be heard on Naxos 8.572574.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
The symphony is dedicated to the memory of the Maori-Jewish composer and poet Mahinarangi Tocker, a solo viola representing her. The five movements each begin with a nod to one of her songs. The performances and sound are fine; notes are in English.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand.



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>Harris, Ross : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Li-Wei Qin (Cello)
  • Conductor: Garry Walker
  • Ensemble: Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2011

>Harris, Ross : Symphony no 4, for viola & orchestra ("To the Memory of Mahinarangi Tocker")
  • Performer: Robert Ashworth (Viola)
  • Conductor: Brett Dean
  • Ensemble: Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand (04/06/2011-04/07/2011)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2011