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Claire Cowan's fairy tale composition (RNZ Upbeat, 5 Nov 2019) — AUDIO

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For the first time, the Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned a female composer to write a full length ballet. Auckland-based composer Claire Cowan wrote around a hundred minutes of music for Hansel and Gretel, a unique Jazz Age take on the Brothers' Grimm fairy tale. Tim Dodd caught up with Claire in her Kingsland studio, just as she was putting the final touches on her score.