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    There have now been two occasions where our classic music station Concert FM 99.10, has played certain pieces of music that has the greatest accuracy
    I have ever heard. Tonight's was a short 3 minute or so piece of piano music, which I have written to them, to hopefully identify.

    This is via a Marantz ST6000 Tuner using a Diamond Discone antenna managing 63db of signal reception- outclassing a dipole by some 15db ,
    stereo coiffee, Quad 306 x2 and presently AR7 loudspeakers. i will let you know what the piano piece was, but it had me absolutely loving what I was hearing.

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    Looking at the RNZ Concert site (Concert FM as was, which is what it was called when I used to live in Welllington) it's likely to have been one of the following:

    BRAHMS: Piano Pieces Op 118 - Arcadi Volodos (pno) (Sony 8887 5130192)

    GRIEG: Norwegian Folksongs Op 66, excerpts - Richard Farrell (pno) (Atoll ACD 208)

    I always found NZ radio to be far better than its TV equivalent (though when I lived there in the early 90s viewing was restricted to TV1, TV2 and TV3 .. I didn't bother buying a set and have happily lived without one since). An ex of mine is a producer on National Radio (equivalent of R4, I'm sure these days with precisely equivalent ubiquitous and tedious political correctness that has pretty much resulted in my not listening to it any more.).

    The internet arrived when I was there and when I got my first internet account in 1994 - which arrived by fax as a bunch of setting to be applied to my Mac and modem - the whole of NZ was served by a 1 megabit connection from Oz into Waikato University. Not that you could access much from the beta version of Netscape that was the only browser available.

    I imagine the place is a bit more liveable these days but back then it really felt like the arsehole of the universe (despite the scenery and the fact you can always get freshly caught crayfish at a reasonable price).
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Looking at the RNZ Concert site (Concert FM as was, which is what it was called when I used to live in Welllington) it's likely to have been one of the following:

    BRAHMS: Piano Pieces Op 118 - Arcadi Volodos (pno) (Sony 8887 5130192)

    GRIEG: Norwegian Folksongs Op 66, excerpts - Richard Farrell (pno) (Atoll ACD 208)

    I always found NZ radio to be far better than its TV equivalent (though when I lived there in the early 90s viewing was restricted to TV1, TV2 and TV3 .. I didn't bother buying a set and have happily lived without one since). An ex of mine is a producer on National Radio (equivalent of R4, I'm sure these days with precisely equivalent ubiquitous and tedious political correctness that has pretty much resulted in my not listening to it any more.).

    The internet arrived when I was there and when I got my first internet account in 1994 - which arrived by fax as a bunch of setting to be applied to my Mac and modem - the whole of NZ was served by a 1 megabit connection from Oz into Waikato University. Not that you could access much from the beta version of Netscape that was the only browser available.

    I imagine the place is a bit more liveable these days but back then it really felt like the arsehole of the universe (despite the scenery and the fact you can always get freshly caught crayfish at a reasonable price).
    Hi Tom
    Thanks for looking those up, it sounded more like a piece of incidental music to use up the time, just before midnight. Wellington is a great place to live these days, yes there has been real progress
    generally progressing immensely when the Nationals are not in power, inferring there is a dreadful relapse every time they get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    Hi Tom
    Thanks for looking those up, it sounded more like a piece of incidental music to use up the time, just before midnight. Wellington is a great place to live these days, yes there has been real progress
    generally progressing immensely when the Nationals are not in power, inferring there is a dreadful relapse every time they get in.
    Yes it was Jim Bolger in charge when I was there though Winston Peters was also a fixture and I see he's still around!

    For me Wellington was the best place in NZ, great mix of scale and culture though the weather could get a bit wild! I lived out to the south (Island Bay, then Breaker Bay), 20mins into the city centre and the nicest commute I've ever had in my life. In those days though it felt a long way from home.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers with Tannoy ST50 supertweeters; Amp - Silvercore 833C monoblocks; preamp TBA watch this space; Vinyl: Schopper'd Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 9 inch and Ikeda IT-407 12 inch tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Miyajima Takumi, Ikeda 9TT, vintage Ortofon SPU GM and SPU Gold; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Miyajima/Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage Allnic H7000V used with Miyajima ETR-Mono and ETR-Stereo SUTs; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily enhanced AN DAC based on kit but aspiring to DAC5 spec.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Marantz PM-4; Digital: CDP Sony CDP-X3000ES & Arcam rBlink; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT 1503 MkI broadcast arm, Ortofon SPU Classic GM, Ortofon 2-15k SUT and Puresound Tenuto platter mat

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