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Mozart Orchestral Works



The second APO Live release is a programme celebrating Mozart featuring Michael Houstoun and the APO under the baton of acclaimed conductor Roy Goodman

Michael Houstoun is full of talent, having his first international success in 1973 when he won third prize at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Further study with Rudolf Serkin followed and in 1975 he took fourth prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

The Idomeneo ‘Overture’ and ‘Ballet Music’ and the concerto were recorded live at Auckland Town Hall October 2011. The Quintet was recorded at Auckland Town Hall April 2012.

Mozart Orchestral Works


“last night, sir, you seduced me in the most auditory way possible.  I had never heard you play in person ... I had been out of the country for a long time)… Every crystal note you played seemed to have a life of its own, spinning musical stories and building mind-pictures.” Tina White, Manawatu Standard

"Hugely enjoyable … very energetic … extremnely good playing" Dianne James, Radio New Zealand  [reviewing the live performance]