A king back on its throne

By Martin Setchell In Culture, DVDs

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7th April, 2011
In 1911, Auckland Mayor Sir Henry Brett presented the city council with a personal cheque for £6500 to buy an organ for the new town hall. One condition of this munificent gift was that “a certain number of concerts be given to the public free each year”. A hundred years on, that tradition remains but, like most organs throughout the world, the instrument has undergone significant change over the century. Restoring the Splendour is a fascinating documentary that focuses on the mission ...

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