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VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe 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.
Claudio Arrau was born in Chile on 6 February 1903. One of the distinctive pianists of the 20th century, he studied in Berlin and launched his career from here. His repertory was wide and included the keyboard works of Bach, although he is best known for his Mozart and romantics down to Brahms. He died in Austria on 9 June 1991.
CD Spotlight. Instinctive Artistry - Jill Crossland plays Mozart and Beethoven, heard by Howard Smith. '... a distinctive, beautifully considered performance.'
Passport to Heaven - Bill Newman listens to the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina
Outstanding and unforgettable - Lilya Zilberstein's recital at London's Wigmore Hall impresses Bill Newman
Marvelously Gifted - Bill Newman listens to pianist Alexander Romanovsky
Ensemble. Magnificent Performance - More reviews from London's Wigmore Hall, from Bill Newman
Profile. Tête-à-Tête - Bill Newman talks to British pianist Mark Bebbington
Performing practices - Pianist Danny Driver talks to Bill Newman
A star is reborn - BBC Legends, passing its one hundredth release, is appreciated by John Bell Young