Violinist Elena explores the area where Western classical traditions, Maori music, and popular music converges. This album features an impressive lineup of performers, and takes a new look at familiar musical works including classical favourites, popular New Zealand songs, and Maori songs. "Elena's Cultural Symphony" features the first recording of composer Tim Whitta's "1840 Waitangi Overture", which explores our country's sense of nationhood.
1 sound disc (38 min., 5 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
1840 Waitangi Overture; Abdelazar; Blue Smoke; E Papa Waiari; Gloria; Hallelujah Chorus; Kei a Koe e; Kua Rongo Mai Koe; L'Apprenti Sorcier; Moonlight Sonata