Peter Philips CD cover‘Peter Philips: Cantiones Sacrae Quinis Vocibus’, The Tudor Consort conducted by Peter Walls (Naxos 8.555056)

Conductor Peter Walls understands both the overall period style and Philips’ own proclivity toward occasional word painting–and he obviously cares a lot about ensemble balance and uniformity of tone and color.” Classics Today January 2002

“As to the interpreations, they more than stand comparison with their rivals . . . the rich choral fabric lends a greater opulence to Philips’s harmonic inflections.” Gramophone April 2002

“Il émane de tout cela une beauté qui distingue le travail de chef de Peter Walls” [Above all there is a beauty of sound that distinguishes the direction of conductor Peter Walls.]  Le Monde de Musique 2002 (CHOC award)

“La direzione di Peter Walls . . . riesce a creare un bell’amalgama sonoro” [Peter Walls’s direction succeeds in creating a beautifully blended sound”] Compact Disc Classics

“They are beautifully drilled and blended, and led with great sensitivity to the flow of part lines, together with appreciation for the composer’s frequent penchant for subdividing his five voices into an approximating of double-choir writing.” American Record Guide June 2002

Takako Nishizaki (violin) with The Strings of the National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand, Takako Nishizaki plays Suzuki Evergreens Vol. 3 Naxos 8.57380 (Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor Op. 3 No. 6, RV 356), Vol. 4 Naxos 8.572381 (Vivaldi, Concerto in G minor, Op. 12, No. 1, RV 317)

‘Opera Pieces’ (operatic arias and duets for soprano and tenor sung by Ursula Allan and Simon O’Neill with the Victoria Unversity Orchestra conducted by Peter Walls) CD Victoria University M198

‘Auras’ David Farquhar (conducting the Victoria University Orchestra) CD MANU (1998)

‘Tabuh Pacific’ (conducting the Victoria University Orchestra in a new work by Gareth Farr). CD MANU 1514 (1996)

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