VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
DACOCD 915 (Danacord, CD, 3 discs)
COMPILATION (3 December 2021)
Playing time: 76'28"/70'59" - TT 147'27"
Tracks: 8 + 12
Booklet pages: 12
℗ 2021 Danacord Records
© 2021 Danacord Records
Main country of recording: Denmark
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Thomas Jensen Legacy Volume 5 published on 7 February 2022
All-new remasterings of live and previously unissued recordings: a Mendelssohn concert from 1962 demonstrates Thomas Jensen's undimmed power to galvanize an orchestra towards the end of his life. From his very last concert, given a fortnight before his death in 1963, works by Handel and Mozart find him (and pianist Annie Fischer) on fluent, sparkling form. Novelettes by ‘the Danish Mendelssohn’ Niels W. Gade make a neat coupling, and the set closes with the Dvorák overture which launched the DRSO on the international scene. Another landmark album in the wider appreciationof a conductor whose legacy has been too narrowly restricted to the music of his homeland.